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  1. The Long Lost Mandolin Cafe Time Wasters Page

    Went looking for this and it hadn't been linked from anywhere in years. Well, what better time to resurrect? Some of you may visit this page. You may regret it. You've been warned.

    Mandolin Cafe...
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict this threads demise in the not so distant future.
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: Band Saw Re-saw Fences

    That has much to do with machine set-up, blade type and quality, and operator skill. It has very little to do with the fence.
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    Re: 1939 F5's and the archive

    In my F5 Journal I have: EA5190; EA5191; EA5192;EA5790 as F5s and EA5248, an H5 Electric made for Dave Apollon.
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    NOTICE: regarding GoFundMe projects

    Please note that we have removed an entire GoFundMe thread at the behest of the person it was set up to benefit. I do not personally take this kind of action lightly. The person it was to benefit I...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    The whole record "Sam and Alan Together Again". My all time fav mandolin recording.
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    This was addressed in the opening post.

    It's clear that a few dominating the conversation would benefit from reading more and talking less. If you just can't understand something, it's no one's...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Never underestimate the power of the mandolin. Good therapy.

    All the best to you going forward.
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    Re: Jade Mandolins

    Hi Johndog, welcome to the forum. Look at the links here, there is a Classified Ads section, and you could post an ad for this in the "Wanted" section.
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    Re: cross-border travel

    Respectfully, it's easy to minimize seizure of someone else's instruments. This is the same type of minimizing that people were doing when CITES II first came out, and now we're facing serious...
  12. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    Grumping online at organizations and people you don't know from across the pond and will likely never meet won't achieve anything. Unless you join and vote--which means you'd have to open your...
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    Re: Derrington mandolins

    What exactly does it mean when you say Derrington (or other name) Gibson F5? Is that made in the Gibson factory entirely by one specific luthier? Does he just oversee and approve other luthiers in...
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    Re: Dusty Miller chord progression?

    Well, more elaborate chords are typically used by groups other than Bill Monroe's, particularly those backing up Texas-style fiddlers, who do great things with this tune. (Listen to Sam Bush on "Poor...
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    Some historical Gibson information

    While looking for something else today I ran into this interview with Charlie Derrington. There is some interesting F5L vs Fern info as well as F9/A9 info here. It's a pretty good read.
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  16. Re: Janet Davis Music Co. has gone out of business

    There is some really good insights here, and yes, having a brick & mortar store as a backend to a predominately online based business is normally a big mistake (ask me how I know). Where the brick &...
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    Re: Preferred Polish

    Polish?
  18. Best wishes for a peaceful weekend and the holiday ahead

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    A brief note of thanks from the Mandolin Cafe to this community which during the past few weeks has remained a sane place to hang out online. Sadly, much of music related social media has...
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    Re: Don Julin's beat-up Nugget for sale

    I think I'll just buy the thing so we can put this thread behind us... ;)
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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    Great interview with Walter Carter. It is worth listening to for his overly-honest assessment of the current vintage and boutique market. If you don't want to listen to the entire 36 minutes, the...
  21. Re: Extended fretboards are they a nuisance?

    Yeah but he cheated! He usually Removed one fret
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    Re: Bill monroe - master of bluegrass

    master of bluegrass is in full on youtube. go here http://www.listentoyoutube.com/after.php click 'convert another video.' then enter in the address for the youtube version. it'll convert it into...
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    Re: Florida: Use It Or Lose It?

    David Apollon did use the extension. An acquaintance of mine out here in CA has one of Apollon's Ferns. He tended to use one note way up there so he pulled the fret before it so that he had more...
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    Another one of them been-discussed-many-times threads.

    In the case.
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    Re: Happy Birthday, MandolinCafe.com!

    For anyone that wants to take a trip down memory lane archive.org has a Wayback machine that captures snapshots of websites. The earliest snapshot of the Cafe is in 1997. Here's a link that will...
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