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  1. Re: Happy birthday to me - My new Pomeroy #274

    I guess I'd rather be in Colorado...
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    No apologies needed. There is a lot more than what anyone may think that has an impact on your body, pain and all. It could be that you're over acidic, or there's something wrong with your liver,...
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Well, we can allways circle back to this thread a couple of a thousand hours later to have a Duff/Gil comparison..., nice, nice.

    I don't know how y'all feel, but it seems to me that a great...
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    Yes, setup is extremely important (concerning your health, your instruments health and a healthy tone).

    My experience: My expensive mandolin came to me new in 2006. I had a fretjob and a setup...
  5. Re: William Halsey mandolin owners?

    Quite some years back I had a short private mail conversation with Billbows. The essence of his mail was this.

    Williym Halsey builds F-5 style mandolins that he models after the Bill Monroe tone...
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Well thank you for the video! That was prompt. And nice in both the tone and the looks department.

    Both are very fine instruments indeed. I do think that an in hand inspection would reveal a lot...
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    Re: Have I Been Scammed?

    Id just like to point out that to some your date (not only your money) can be quite valuable.
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    This is not about string gauges and I am probably preaching to the choir but I found this statement by Steve Kaufman extremely valuable. Ever since he told me I repeat it anytime it may apply:...
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Holy cow, batman! From the pictures on SGs website the mandolin is a beauty.

    If possible, could you please play the Gil back to back with your Duff in the same clip.
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    Re: Light Crust Doughboys NMC

    Whatever...

    Is there some Hank Penny (and his radio cowboys) on youtube?
    ... or Adolph Hofner and his orchestra
    ... Emmet Miller ...
    ...
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    Re: Light Crust Doughboys NMC

    Pappy ODaniels Light Crust Doughboys....

    Did you make the connection with "`O Brother Where Art Though"? Go check, theres some interesting stuff to be unearthed.

    But
    who
    is...
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    Re: Cochlear Implant

    I have absolutely no clue about this... but...

    David McLaughlin suffered an allmost total hearing loss which he fought with some special hearing devices. Theres a thread on mandolincafe. There...
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    Re: harmonic dampener grommets

    The James tailpiece has "built in" grommets:

    197155 Picture was lifted from Jaimie Wiens website.

    On my Strad-O-Lin I use a piece of carpet that I wedged under the tailpiece cover. I also see...
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    Re: Gibson 1930's A50 info please

    I would allways go with the pre war A-50 provided it has an elevated fretboard. The Bernunzio link shows a top crack. That would "bother" me some. At least it looks oškliv (cz for ugly). Have you...
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    Re: NMD, But there's a problem

    Good for her.

    You can always get another and start playing twin mandolin with your daughter. (The first time I did twin/harmony mandolin was truly special.)
  16. Re: Stephen Perry updates, shop running again, located N. Va.

    Wellcome back. On and off I have noticed your contributions here as well as your wanderings. As I seem to see in your post that the last year(s) posed some hardships I wish you all the best. Do take...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    But why, when and how? This is saddening.

    RIP

    He was one of the people whose posts were always interesting, educating or enjoyable.
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    Re: Red Allen and Frank Wakefield

    Yes, absolutely beautiful music there. Did you notice the missing binding on FWs mandolin...

    Also, putting the capo on the gazilionth fret in order to play in D out of a G fingering position...
  19. Re: F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    Intonation has nothing to do with the placement of the f-holes in relation to the bridge.

    Brad Laird (a member here) has an extremely informative and easy to follow information about bridge...
  20. Re: Strap for a Strad-ol-Lin? There's no strap button.

    I know that strap buttons are popular.

    But frankly, I deeply hate a hole drilled into an instrument and a screw being attached in a place that never had one intended to have one. Just because...
  21. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    You may remember https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/598-Guess-the-Mandolin-Dawg-is-Playing-Win-100-Gift-Certificate-to-Acoustic-Disc. That was a difficult one. I was sooo wrong with my...
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    Re: Crucial Link

    YES!

    And

    YES!!!

    It helps to know some set up on your own. I could do better knowing set up myself. The best set up mandolin that I played was a Lloyd Loar F-5 that was set up by Dave Harvey.
  23. Re: BRW Mandolins / Ben Wilcox Magazine Article

    Acording to his website he quit building 2017, having started to build in 1999 (https://www.benjaminwilcox.com).
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    Re: Lost bit of binding, 1915 F-4

    NOT soon please Streborkcaj!
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    Re: Ear training apps

    Yes, the tonedear thingy does what my Salzburg link teaches you. Indeed it is about note recognition (wether notes, intervals, chords etc.).

    You need that if you want to sing. Because just as you...
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