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  1. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    I think that we are our own worst critics. We have an idea about how we want things to sound, and when it's not there or different, we get down on ourselves. As time passes we are able to be more...
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    Re: Did a good deed today

    That's great. Thank you for giving such an awesome gift!
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Thanks, and I would also like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.
  4. Re: If you could only own one mandolin, which one would you keep?

    I would keep my "A" ov make it better than the other tal, #58, made by TeeJay. (Tom Jessen at Cricket Fiddle Instrument Company.) Lots of volume and tone made it the one to keep. I compared it...
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    Re: Roland Mobile Cube for Portable Amp

    I've used one with my Mandobird with good results.
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    Re: If you hadn't been a musician...

    I can't remember a time when I wasn't involved in music-then I found out people would pay you to play! I was 16 at the time, and applause made an impression on me. It was somehow different than...
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    Re: Oh, the horror!

    Just because one can do something, doesn't mean that one should!
  8. Re: Fender's selling instruments directly to musicians upsets dea

    We can all help by buying from both "brick and mortar" stores and each other, instead of from places that have only an online presence. This is true in a lot of other areas, also. Walmart,...
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    Happy New Year

    I would like to wish all on the Café a wonderful, blessed, New Year. May 2015 bring you the perfect mandolin that will end MAS forever. (Or at least until the next perfect one enters your life!) :)
  10. Re: Things this forum has done for you in ways you didn't expect!

    Before I joined, I knew nothing about Blue Chip picks, and know way more about now I have 4 of them! Seriously, tho, because of this site I know much more about string selection, wood choices, tone...
  11. Re: How many mandolins is considered to many ?

    Just a few more!
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    Re: The results of my MAS attack

    Ahhhhhh, love at first sight! Enjoy!
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    Re: A simple, straightforward question...

    One of the sites dealing with the rendezvous had the following:

    "For more information call (618) 284-7230, email ftdchart@htc.net or visit www.ftdechartres.com."

    I do between 16-23 renezvous...
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    Re: Need acoustic bass for mando quartet

    I have an early Tacoma Thunderchief, and have played it outside with a small jam band, usually about 2 guitars, a mandolin, and lap steel. While the bass sounded loud enough to me, I couldn't be...
  15. Re: I hope I don't get discounted as just another newbie.

    Welcome. We sometimes forget that we were all in your shoes at one time. A friend of mine started mandolin last November. (He's in his 50's, and had no musical experience other than vocals and can...
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    Re: Not sure where to begin

    Welcome to the Café. Hopefully your transition from guitar(s) to mandolin(s) a pleasant one. You are probably only too aware that one mandolin hates to be alone. It will be calling to you to buy...
  17. Re: A good place to buy Mandolin strings online ?

    Another vote for Elderly.
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    Re: So I bought a Blue Chip pick-my impressions

    I'm guessing that they don't do deals because they don't have to do them. Threads, such as this one, give them a great deal of 1st person advertising and exposure, and they know we will go to them. ...
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    Re: A cautionary tale

    CeeCee, so glad you are OK. One can't ve too careful when working with power tools. My father-in-law was using a radial arm saw, when he was distracted for a second or two. By then he has pulled...
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    Re: My review of the Mandolin Cafe ball cap...

    Just out of curiosity, how high is the action on this new version of cap. If it's like Bill's, I don't think if have the fingers to handle it.
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    Re: 13 hours left...

    Enjoy your new friend!
  22. Re: Anyone familiar with Cricket Fiddle mandolins?

    I have 2 of his mandolins, and I like them very much. Number 58 is his answer to the Gibsons from the 20's, and after I bought it, he made number 68, an octave mandolin, to closely match number 58. ...
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    Re: Coping strategies and awareness.

    I don't know. I've watched him play on one of the Gaither CD's, but I really don't know if he uses a different tuning or what. I know that he plays with his left hand over the top of the neck of...
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    Re: Coping strategies and awareness.

    If a person has a real desire to learn/play, they will let nothing stand in their way. Whether it is a lack of sight, or something else, they will find a way to play music. Barry Abernathy is a...
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    Re: Favorite Portable Music Stand

    If a person really wants to spend the money, the Anderson Folding Music Stand ( http://andersonmusicstand.com/ ) is very good. Yes, it is also very expensive, but it should last a very long time.
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