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    Re: Fiddle tunes jam in SE Portland OR?

    Thanks, gentlemen, I will look into these. I appreciate the suggestions!

    Dennis
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    Fiddle tunes jam in SE Portland OR?

    I wonder if there are any folks getting together to play fiddle tunes in Southeast portland area. I live in Milwaukie and I need a push to keep the practice up.

    If none ... anyone want to start...
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    Norman Blake Documentary

    Here is link to a Fretboard Journal documentary about the recording of Norman Blake's new CD, "Wood, Wire & Words." Only shows him playing guitar but I always want to learn his latest fiddle/mandolin...
  4. Re: During the time Gibson didn't use best materials for F5s.

    Last year I got an F5 that was signed off in September 1980. One section of binding near the heel looked like someone took a big bite out of it. The store (Westwood Music in L.A.) replaced and toned...
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    Re: Posting Tablature Files?

    By button, I mean hit the print command and look at the printer's dialog box.
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    Re: Posting Tablature Files?

    The other thing to do is see if your printer has a "PDF" or "Save to PDF" button. My HP printer does a fine job of turning everything I have into a pdf file.
  7. Re: Moving to Portland OR - Suggestions Wanted

    Thanks to everybody for the tips. They all go into the "Moving to Portland" book. Maybe I'll get a chance to hear the tiltman's band when I'm visiting the sister in early April. Thanks again, one and...
  8. Moving to Portland OR - Suggestions Wanted

    I get to retire at the end of May of this year and my bride and I are moving to Portland, Oregon where the air is clean and the water tastes good right out of the tap. I'll be up the second week of...
  9. Re: Why no "A" note in the 4 finger D chop chord?

    Plus, you have all the other instruments playing the a note so we mando players don't have to. (And we have the smallest instrument so we can skimp on a note or two :grin:).
  10. Re: Early Kentucky Mandolin Owners! Pre 1991 Serial Number Data B

    dwiegardt

    Here's my info. I have an early Kentucky KM1000. Serial number 103 11. The case has a blue interior and a rounded, convex top. I have (I hope temporarily) lost all my instrument...
  11. Re: Tremolo - Is it possible to eliminate pick noise?

    Yes, that's what Chris Thile sez in his video.
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    Re: Name That Collings Mandolin and Win It!

    "666." (Because this mandolin is a beast.)
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    Re: Lloyd Loar Mandola

    It's tablaturized here at he Cafe under the title "Ootpick Waltz."
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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    Because, without it, he'll never be able to make his bones on the bluegrass circuit.
  15. Re: What do you do when things go wrong at a gig?(No mandolin con

    You did the right thing. You didn't rant, you didn't throw the sound guy under the bus, you soldiered on. Getting off the stage and setting up in the middle of the circle as people gather 'round is a...
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    Re: "New Primitive"

    Hoo ha! Listen to samples here (Come on, July 16!): http://www.amazon.com/New-Primitive/dp/B00CVHIL38/ref=mb_oe_o
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    Re: Tab for Red Haired Boy?

    Right here at the good old MandoCafe:

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/redhair.txt

    DL
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    Re: What is your 'warming up' tune?

    Over the Waterfall
    Paige
    Road to Lisdoonvarna
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    My "new" Gibson F-5L mandolin

    After trying (and failing) to save up enough money to upgrade from my much used Kentucky, I sold off half the stamp collection to get me in the neighborhood of my $5,000 budget. I looked around L.A....
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    Re: R.I.P. Mike Auldridge

    What a pleasure it has been over the years to hear him play and sing. I believe he was the first Dobro player to free himself from the tyranny of playing in positions. A game changer for sure.
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    Re: Opinion / insights needed

    I vote for all three, learned gradually over the course of the rest of your life! All the advantages listed above plus this: when you write your first original tune (and I am sure you will one day)...
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    Re: OK, what's with the "The?"

    Quote:

    Dennis, there is usually some kind of expletive between the and the highway though.

    Adam

    Reply: And how!! (Especially the 405.)
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    Re: OK, what's with the "The?"

    And how!! (Especially the 405.)
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    Re: OK, what's with the "The?"

    And on the east coast, freeways are "95," etc., as in "get on 95 to 66..." Here in L.A. we drive on "the 405" or "the 5." Since freeways ARE L.A., the "the" then seems to add weight or significance...
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    New Mark Knopfler CD in September

    The good news for us Mark Knopfler fans: on September 11 this year he will release a new, two-CD set called "Privateering." Mandolin content: Mistah Tim O'Brien will play mando on some/all cuts.
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