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    Blarney Pilgrims Podcast

    Hi folks,

    NFI in this but I just wanted to share a really rather excellent podcast I've been listening to lately.

    Produced in Australia it deals with Irish tradition music and covers a broad...
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    Re: Beginner Celtic mandolin

    Perhaps a little higher than 1K but a Silverangel makes a fine mandolin for Irish trad
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Such sad news. Ivan will be missed.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
  4. Thread: Tergal14

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    Re: Tergal14

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/124903-Irish-mandolin

    Here he is Mike.
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    Re: Help with budget mandolin.

    Mr. Random,

    buy this - https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/144442#144442

    NFI
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    Re: Three Beginner Questions

    1 - There is no difference between A and F mandolins in terms of how they sound, the differences are purely visual.
    Because A shape mandolins are more straight forward to build, you get "much more...
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    Re: Can never enough "Orange"

    Drew,

    :))

    Thank you.

    I was looking at the mandolin angle not the orange...
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    Re: Can never enough "Orange"

    To my shame I just spent ten minutes staring into space trying to spot the play on words...cant see it.:confused:

    Could you put me out of my misery and enlighten me?
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    Re: Loar LM 700 VS information

    I had an lm700 a few years back.

    Im in Ireland and at that time they were hands down the best value for money. I think the main issue was massive variance between each instrument. A good lm700 was...
  10. Thread: I Found It!

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    Re: I Found It!

    Blue chips naturally crave the safety of a pick case. If they are left in an open light filled space for a long period they will gravitate towards an environment close to that of the inside of a pick...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    So sad to hear this news. Like many on this forum I benefited from Pauls generosity with his great knowledge. He was so kind sharing information. May he rest in peace, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan,

    So sorry to hear that. Best wishes to you in this difficult time, hopefuly the biopsy will return results in your favour. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Re: Sean Brackens Jig Anyone have Tabs ?

    Music is given in two formats on the session - standard notation and abc.

    If you take the "abc" version and copy and paste it into mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php
    Select mandolin it will give...
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    Re: Buying a Mandolin

    Hi, I used to own a The Loar LM700. I have played several Halery Benton instruments. Imho, They are worlds apart.

    Harley benton are house brand of of Thomann, I think. I have found all the Harley...
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    Re: Info on Poe Mandolins

    I'd love to know how he got on with his Poe. Beautiful looking instruments.
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    Re: Intermediate Upgrade

    Have you tried www.moloneymusic.com. In Galway Ireland. Posts all over Europe. Stocks Eastman and The Loar.

    NFI.

    TKD mandolins -...
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    Re: Intermediate Upgrade

    Eastman mandolins tend to be a more refined build.

    Eastman have a thinner neck, smaller frets and more desireable thinner finish.

    The loar are styled on classic bluegrass a5 and f5 instruments....
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Dublin?

    Hope you have a great trip!
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Dublin?

    Sadly there is not a great selection of mandolin available in Dublin. You'll find the usual array a mass produced and branded mandolins such as Mcbrides, Barnes and Mullins, Fender etc.
    Waltons in...
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    Re: Help me find what I'm looking for...

    I have a couple of blue chip picks..imho they are every bit as good as people say but I always find myself going back to my wegen tf140. Great picks and well worth trying. They are also the shape the...
  21. Thread: why is it?

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    Re: why is it?

    Isn't recording king from the same stable as "the Loar" mandolins. Greg Rich & Music Link, while Kentuckys are made by Saga?
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    Re: Folkmandolin website

    Whats with the polkadoteggs.co.uk address?
  23. Vega little wonder tenor banjo question NMC

    Folks,
    I hope I'll be forgiven for posting a banjo related thread here on the cafe.

    I am thinking of buying a short scale tenor banjo. I've come across a restored mostly original vega little...
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    Re: Show Off Your Silverangels

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?108367-a-very-nice-Liza-Jane-by-one-of-our-own

    Davids is a cedar top
  25. Re: Slightly Lose Strap Pin -- A Bit of Glue Okay?

    Wrap a piece of plumbers PTFE thread seal tape around the end pin. Push into place.
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