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  1. Thread: Blue Chips

    by Al Trujillo
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    Re: Blue Chips

    First, I wish Blue Chip would offer one in flamin' blazin' Cheeto Orange! Brown blends into everything, especially the floor!.

    Second, the leather pouches sold by PC are really good and I've...
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    Re: Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    Thank you sir! I bought DelGrosso's book earlier this week and am having a lot of fun with it. I spoke with a guy this morning who suggested using all the guitar resources and converting to mandolin...
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    Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    Tabs seem to be just about everywhere, except for blues. Hard Times - anyone have access to tabs for this (or other blues)?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_PwucS53AsY
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    Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    I've been intrigued by Rich DelGrosso's fine Blues playing and thinking back on my time here on the Cafe can't recall many conversations about Resonator Mandolins. The sound I'm hearing here screams...
  5. Re: Northfield F5S Purchase from Avenue Guitars

    Good people at Avenue. I enjoy visiting whenever I’m in the area.
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    I used to think that I needed an oval-hole ever since I bought my f-hole. However in the intervening years I've played a few "O's" and concluded that I have a hard time hearing the sound coming from...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange & Colorado Symphony!

    Taken with my cell phone (no flash, per rules!) I have no idea why the picture turned upside down...but give it a try standing on your head. :)
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    Mandolin Orange & Colorado Symphony!

    Sweet and Powerful.....

    The group played last night accompanied by a 30+ piece orchestra and it was just amazing. Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver was sold out for this performance. Emily...
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    I blew some coffee through my nose reading this! Thank you, that is about as clear and concise an explanation as I've ever heard. I love folk music and have struggled because sometimes I think a...
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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    Thank you, Ronald!! I'll dig into them soon.
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    Christmas Song Tabs

    I found these tonight...and quite a generous gift from Mando hangout...and just in time for the Christmas Holiday!!

    https://www.mandohangout.com/topic/50174
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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    Anyone have any good sources of tab books for Blues? So far they've eluded me.
  13. Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Beautiful sound from that one!!
  14. Thread: UPS rant

    by Al Trujillo
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    Re: UPS rant

    I order a number of large photo prints from CA and Fedex handles shipping. I have been very pleased with them, in particular because their website is easy to navigate and lets me arrange the date of...
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    Re: New Northfield Model M

    I do like everything about it! The black binding and the finish color work well together. I love stories about early Christmas presents to ourselves!
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Iím for the most part naturally untalented.
  17. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Very, very nice!!
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    Re: NMC, but WOW!

    That was fun to watch!! Thanks for sharing!
  19. Thread: Oval vs F

    by Al Trujillo
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    Re: Oval vs F

    My perspective, from a 63 year old with impaired hearing, I can clearly hear what comes out of my f-hole. I’ve played a few oval hole mandolins and struggle at times to hear them. Something I guess...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    One of the things that makes this place the best is the quality of moderating. Thank you everyone involved in MC! Happy Birthday to the Cafe!!
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    I played another torrified MT last week (Darylcrisp bought the first one) and think there is something special about these Collings mandolins! I'm assuming you played the Northfield arch top OM? I...
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    Re: The Un Pequeno

    That guy should write up adds for a dating site. :)
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Heartbreaking news. So many of us were quite fond of him.
  24. Re: Midnight on the Water-10.Anniversary of my Pomeroy A2 Mandol

    Very nice! I recognize so many of those places in the slide show. Close to home.
  25. Re: Mandolin Orange Live in Studio "New Sounds"

    Andrew & Emily: We were at your concert in Breckenridge a couple years back and really looking forward to seeing you two again with the Colorado Symphony in January.
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