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  1. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    When are you bringing it over Tom? :whistling:
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    :cool:

    Happy Birthday Mandolin Cafe.
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    Re: If your gonna speed neck it....

    Absolutely, there is more finish to be removed IMO. With a little more effort and attention to detail the result could be quite nice.
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    Re: If your gonna speed neck it....

    Yea, thats pretty lame. No pride in the workmanship.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Very nicley played Jill!,
    Is the next tune going to be " Worth two in the hand"? ;)
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    And Richie Havens.
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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    Oh, and yes the black Mandolin Cafe hats are the best ever!
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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    Hey Mike, I take it that this is not you playing tonight in St Augustine Beach FL?
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    Re: Tenor banjo help

    If it is sounding muddy in CGDA you might want to tighten the head a bit. A 17 fret will only sound muddier tuned to OM tuning.
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    Re: Five String Madness

    That looks nice. I looked at that and thought "where in the heck do you a ten string mandolin tailpiece?" A quick search came up with this...

    https://www.allenguitar.com/tpcs_tr-10.htm

    I love...
  11. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Now that is nice, very nice. Would love to hear a sound clip.
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I am in the same camp as you, I have my Girouard and one I built. Never named cars or instruments. My wife however names her cars and drones, go figure.
    Perhaps when your girlfriend gets a mandolin...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    Might want to attend this next year........

    https://monroemandolincamp.com/
  14. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    You mentioned an Ellis with the highest options, this would be hard to beat........

    https://themusicemporium.com/new-arrivals/ellis-f5-reserve-w-torch-wire-inlay-and-engraved-tailpiece-8171
    ...
  15. Re: How to adjust the bridge on a fanned fret 10 string mandolin?

    This is what you can expect the set up to look like on a ten string mandolin-mandola.......

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/146105#146105

    NFI
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1050 vs Northfield F5S

    I recently played a Northfield F-5s against a 10K Collings and I thought the Northfield sounded much better. Don't get me wrong, the collings was stunning but in the tone dept the Northfield had it.
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    Re: What are these bridges called?

    I can not find a whole image of the "guitar" that the Rick Toone bridge is on but that looks like a very ineffective bridge placement to me. Almost zither like. :confused:
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    Sierra Hull got her degree at Berklee School of Music studying mandolin.
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    One of John's F-5's just hit the classifieds.........

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145842#145842

    NFI
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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    Here is a little blurb about them.......

    http://www.folkwaymusic.com/new-instruments/mandolins/sawchyn-hobo-0418/

    I find this much more enticing then a Waterloo or Calhoun mandolin.
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    Avenue Guitars in Manitou Springs, outside of Colorado Springs is a great shop.

    https://www.avenueguitars.com/
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    This....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145117#145117

    Pava works in the Ellis shop and builds a great mandolin.

    I doubt you will find a Heiden in your price range.

    Good luck with your...
  23. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Doc Roberts for one example........
  24. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Yes, very much so. The mandolin was used in Old Time stringband music in the 20's and 30's and beyond. It was also popular with jugband and blues musicians in the same time period. There is a lot of...
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    Re: Flat top mandola adjustable bridge

    Also contact Steve at Cumberland Acoustics........

    https://cumberlandacoustic.com/

    Great guy and makes a great bridge.
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