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    Re: Mandolin Inspired Beer

    I want a can for decoration - I'm not a beer drinker, but I'll happily use it in my beer-batter fish recipe!
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    Re: Rehab Hospital

    Makes me proud to be a mandolin player to see the way everyone responded to a player in need. Get better soon Gary -we're all on your side!
  3. Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    I prefer PayPal as a buyer for my protection, and as a seller also for my protection, with all of the forgeries of cashier's checks/bank checks I've heard about. Plus convenience...
  4. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I would say whoever paid the postage on that DEFINITELY got their money's worth! That fingerboard got a tour of the world!
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    Re: The cafe....made my day!

    Visiting the Café after a long day at work is very frequently the bright spot of my day....
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    Re: Beginner Celtic mandolin

    I second (third, fourth) the "buy the best you can comfortably afford and enjoy! If you go too cheap, you will end upgrading soon anyway (speaking from personal experience.)
  7. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    I also agree with playing in jams - the first one I went to, I just watched and made notes of which tunes they were playing, then went home and practiced those. when I went back, I was ready for...
  8. Thread: Education

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    Re: Education

    I too would like to have a Gibson, but specifically a Gibson A-style, 1918 to early 1920s. I just can't pay what most of them are going for, so I am sympathetic to your desires. But I have no need,...
  9. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    I started mandolin 4 years ago at age 60, am passable (know I, IV, and V chords in all keys and can pick some easy tunes using music) but nowhere near where I want to be. I am planning on retiring in...
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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    I agree with the used A-style advice. Why pay extra just to get a scroll? You MIGHT find a used Pava for your price, for sure (as evidenced by the above Café ad) used Weber Gallatins, and likely many...
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    Re: Prettiest A model I have seen in a while

    Very true! I am partial to A-styles.
  12. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I have hated UPS ever since I ordered a Classical guitar a few years ago and the driver left the box in the middle of my driveway! Granted I live rurally and my driveway is 250 feet long, but at...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    Acoustic Guitar Cabin is very friendly and not as "cranky" (for lack of a better term) as Acoustic Guitar Forum (I frequent both of these also.) I prefer the Cabin, but it is MUCH smaller than the...
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    Re: Mystery Bowl-back Mandolin

    Most of my bowlbacks did not come with original cases - that case looks a little rough, but may add a bit of value. Maybe $25 or so. Maybe string it up, keep it and learn to play it? (Will need...
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    Good idea to make both! I have both, I like the appearance of braided better, but like many have said, comfort is the same.
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    I agree about loving coming into the Café, and the civility and helpfulness of the community. We are blessed with wonderful instruments, and people who understand our enjoyment of them.
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    Re: Ellis F5 vs. Gibson F5 vs. Collings MF5

    So did you buy the Ellis? If a mandolin speaks to me like an old friend, generally it comes home with me.
  18. Re: Washburn 1910 Neapolitan Bowlback Mandolin Strings

    On a bowlback, you should only use ultralight/very light mandolin strings to avoid damaging the instrument.
  19. Thread: Best Armrest

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    Re: Best Armrest

    Do not overlook Soliver armrests (made by a Café member also NFI.) I have two of them, find them to be good quality, and comfortable.
  20. Thread: The Kentucky

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    Re: The Kentucky

    I have a Kentucky KM-805 I got in trade for a guitar that while I liked the sound, it was just uncomfortable to play. It is my only F-style mandolin, so it has gotten to stay for 2 years. It is not...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Like LeBron James - great natural talent for basketball, yet practices 8-10 hours per day every day. Discipline is a very big help to talent.
  22. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    I completely agree - you need one of each. I do, and enjoy each for their different sounds.
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    Re: Just wanted to say thanks...

    There's also a honey amber Collings F that would look so nice with my Collings honey amber A-style. Thank heaven I am too broke to buy it.
  24. Re: Need help identifying Mandolin from Ukraine

    Nice! What a great gift from your grandmother! Enjoy learning to play it!
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    Re: Kentucky KM630S on ShopGoodwill

    Only $103 - could be a bargain if a person could do the work.
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