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  1. Re: Martin A Style vs. Eastman 315 for Folk & Bluegrass

    Nope. If you can play, it’ll sound good no matter what the style or brand.

    But with the economy down, buying an f hole mandolin, more bang with an A vs an F, you’d be doing a public service:)
  2. Re: How about some 5 string electric mandolining?

    Paul is ambidextrous
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    Re: Help with video conferencing

    While my opening line was a bit sarcastic, in that I thought the OP was requesting an undiscovered killer app that would solve the inconvenient problem of social distancing, and be available for...
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    Re: Help with video conferencing

    And I'm guessing you want it for free, right?

    As you've heard with Zoom, which was harvesting your data, 'if you're not paying for the product, you are the product'.

    I wish you well in your...
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    Bucky Pizzarelli

    Just read that he has succumbed to coronavirus. A hero of mine for a long time. So sad.
  6. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    I already have some that sound like that��
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    We’ve got a couple weeks of practice at this.

    1. Practice
    2. Plant garden.
    3. Play tunes and songs with my wife.
    4. Learn more about the critters in the field and pond behind the house.
    5....
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Glad you like it. I knew you would:)
  9. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    You guys could have said you need to use code 'mandolin cafe' when ordering. I couldn't find them on the site:(
  10. Re: Wegen (bluegrass) picks without grip holes available?

    He’ll do customs, so no holes shouldn’t be a problem. Wegenpicks.com
  11. Re: Pick-guard/finger-rest, on-off "Stay at home" gallery.

    I don't have any naked ones so I can't play:crying:
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Put it on a red truck and they go like a house on fire:)
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    Re: A couple of build questions

    Interesting questions.

    1. Some folks do, but not common AFAIK
    2. a. Yes, the response will change. Whether you can hear it is another matter.
    b. I'm sure there are other ways to...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    It would have to have a lot more sound that I can get now out of my herd.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    I am sure you will not be disappointed. Congratulations!

    #1118 and #1056 will wait to hear some new music:)
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    Re: When You First . . .

    In reflecting, the player who has had the most influence on me is Brian Oberlin. Through him, both with lessons and his camp, I got acquainted with classical players such as Carlo Aonzo and Evan...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I think it’s possible to run out of good notes in an instrument. Some of mine are developing that symptom.
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Really pretty, I’m sure it sounds as good as it looks.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    The screw is to hold a strap, which will make holding and playing the mandolin much easier. Wouldn't open the case without a strap.

    The neck is a matter of taste, its to make the neck less sticky...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    All of my mandolins open up with new strings. When the old strings start to fall asleep, I change picks to a spare one of my 153 different picks. It’s just amazing.:)

    And I’m sure my hearing...
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    Re: Strap Button Recommendations

    I see my fortune, custom turning wood strap buttons with a recessed screw, leave a shoulder for the MOP or abalone.

    Could sell ones of them:)
  22. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    The liquor stores are still open, and here in Oregon, so are the pot shops. Priorities are so important.

    I can mail order picks, strings and mandolins, can't mail order booze. Its so hard:(
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    Re: Used Mandolin with Binding Separation

    How do you know it has the “exact tone” you’re looking for? You apparently haven’t played it. There are similar instruments in the classifieds from well known makers at a similar price. Looking...
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    Re: back thickness

    Use the Google 'site' command to search. Much better than the search engine here, as recommended by the administrators here.

    site mandolin cafe: back thickness
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    The latest Ratliff A in the classifieds seems a great bargain. https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152471#152471

    NFI
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