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    Re: Visit to Fiddler's Green in Austin

    Kevin, there's a facebook page called Central Texas Bluegrass that is very active and constantly updates events in the Austin area....hope that helps.

    Dill pickles go with everything Texas and...
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    Re: Visit to Fiddler's Green in Austin

    We are new to the Hill Country---so I am officially a "local" now. Same thing here---hat, t-shirts, and strings. It is a wonderful shop...a must see if you are in the area. If and when I get the...
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    Re: A mandolin/violin relative price story

    so true. Learned this with mandolins and guitars---set up is key to getting off to a good start.

    When at the violin shop, there was a "nice looking" violin setting out on the table. The owner...
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    Re: New to the cafe

    Welcome to the club, Neilca!
    Your story is somewhat similar to mine...I've been "learning" guitar off and on for 40 years, raising kids, career, health, and life just taking priority. The musical...
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    Re: A mandolin/violin relative price story

    just a follow-up:
    We did go to the local violin shop yesterday and found my wife a beginner violin set that was affordable. Wife had no idea that she was about to get an early birthday surprise.
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    Re: A mandolin/violin relative price story

    thanks guys----I appreciate you guys a bunch. My post was sorta off-topic, but again thanks for the input. Love this place!
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    Re: A mandolin/violin relative price story

    sipping coffee this fine Saturday morning, and came across this thread.

    I know nada about violins, and wow this thread is an eye opener; kinda the same place I was a couple years ago learning...
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    Re: Austin - where to go for music?

    Howdy Kevin,
    Texas native here, but I'm new to the hill country, and my wife and I have been exploring the music scene and BBQ places a bunch this year.

    There are more shows going on daily than...
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    Re: Forum Economics?

    First, I love MandolinCafe.com!

    Br1ck, likewise been a member on various forums for years, and as stated some are more restrictive than others. I respect the play nice rules, but moderators change...
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    Re: O'Dell F5

    Mandolin Breeze, I don't have much to add except that I drooled over that mandolin when Bob had it for sale recently. I bought a Weber from him earlier this year and love it. If I could have...
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    Re: Looking for a good mandolin

    Brands to look at would be Kentucky and Eastman are the most often mentioned here...but if you venture away from the mainstream you might find nice one's from smaller builders too...
    * the...
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    Re: Anybody bought instruments on Reverb?

    Like others have said, Reverb is a good resource for shopping and buying.

    I gave up on Ebay many years ago for instruments ( couple not so good experiences on high end guitars ) ...at least on...
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    Re: Questions about Weber Y2K Mandolin

    the big question is:
    "How do you like playing it?":)
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    Re: Questions about Weber Y2K Mandolin

    congrats James!:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Rob Meldrum's Mandolin Set-Up eBook

    I just received Rob Meldrum's e-book today along with a nice note also....a lot of useful information; it's long ( 46 pages ) so I haven't read it all the way through, but it appears to be a first...
  16. Re: Newbe Here and Just wanting to say "Hi Y'all !"

    Howdy Johnny, from another Texan!
    Similar story here...old guitar picker, newbie to mandolins....you will get some good insight and feedback here. Lots of friendly folks!
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    Re: Questions about Weber Y2K Mandolin

    James, thanks for the update...waiting is not fun. But get ready to wait again, for good reason.
    Winter weather shipping and wooden instruments are not my favorite combo...but it works with...
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    Re: Best A Style around $2,000?

    Steve, awesome story, very inspiring. Sometimes an instrument just speaks to us. Congratulations!
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    congrats and good choice James Miller!
    Now let the fun begin...
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    Re: Grading Used Instruments

    James Miller, so true. That's my rub with how flippers describe/grade instruments---descriptions that vary widely depending on the website. Some are innocent, uninformed folks. Some are...
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    Re: Grading Used Instruments

    First, Merry Christmas to all----Po56okie, this topic has been chewing at me lately too. This is my 3rd attempt to post on this thread since my first two thoughts were not positive I deleted them,...
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    Re: NMD . what to do what to do

    another vote for early release day....new mando is #1!
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    Re: Odd "A" style strap pin location????

    That is what I thought too, Mandoplumb.
    Did not really consider the slipping off part as much as drilling a hole and screwing a pin into the back of the headstock towards the truss rod----seems like...
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    Odd "A" style strap pin location????

    I saw a nice A style mandolin yesterday, and it had a strap pin in an unusual (to me) location. There was a pin at the tailpiece which is typical, but then another located on the underside of the...
  25. Re: rookie question: Weber -vs- Collings -vs- others

    THart, Webers are an enigma to me. I've heard a few played and like the sound enough to buy, but there are literally none within 400 miles to try (except one F model) and I just don't want to...
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