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  1. Pick Choice on Electric Mandolin vs Acoustic

    Hi,

    I was wondering on the experience of those out there of those who play both types of mandolin.

    I pretty much settled on Wegen 1.5 mm picks for mandolin decades ago. As a relatively recent...
  2. Excellent. Never really took to the famous...

    Excellent. Never really took to the famous classical music written for mandolin, but liked that. More of a chamber music feel.

    Regards
  3. Re: interesting short talk with L Dudenbostel from a News station

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting, it was an interesting watch. Must be around 15 years ago, he mentions Thile at one point saying he’s in his mid 20s.


    Regards,
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    Re: The Break (jazz original)

    Hi,

    Listened to your Soundcloud recordings and enjoyed them. Thanks for posting. Real sense of enjoyment from the live recordings.


    Regards,
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    Re: The Harsh February

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting. Not sure Iíve heard that Phil Cunningham tune before, but will put it on the list to learn.


    Regards,
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    Re: Girouard "Griffith" tribute mandolin.

    Don,

    The A5 that I commissioned from Mike Black was he said based on the Griffith. Got it in 2014 and still happy with it.

    201550

    Regards
  7. Re: MP3 of the Day - O'Carolan's Draught by Scott Tichenor from t

    Hi,

    Nice rendition. I always think that music of O’Carolan is perfect for the mandolin.


    Regards,
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    Re: Video Concert Tonight

    Hi,

    Just watched the concert on YouTube. Thought everything about it was excellent. Nice to see the electric mandolin as a lead instrument, but each musician was excellent and you came together...
  9. Thread: Mike Black

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    Re: Mike Black

    Hi,

    You should be able to private message him here using his user name ( Mike Black). I think someone else had difficulty with his website recently, but he sent them a message via the Cafe. He...
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    Re: Stelling riding into the sunset

    Hi,

    Sad news for us, but retirement works out well for most.

    My first good mandolin was a Stelling that was licensed to thrill (serial no. LS007). Got it on my only ever trip to Mandolin Bros...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank,

    Thanks for posting all these videos. I really enjoy your tune selection and your playing. Very inspiring.


    Regards,
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    Re: Thomastick Light Strings

    Hi,

    I use the mediums pretty much all the time. I have used the heavy and light at times as well and they have great playability and durability too. I used the lights on a vintage flatback...
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    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TAMCO retirement.

    Trevor,

    Thanks for all you did for the UK mandolin community and wider. You made instruments available to us that we would probably never got hold of.

    Best wishes for your retirement.
    ...
  14. Re: Acoustic Endeavors podcast #12 Grisman and Barnes,Jethro Leg

    Hi,

    A great listen, as are all of the episodes.

    Regards,
  15. Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast Episode #118 Simon Dunson

    Hi,

    Never heard of this guy, but will buy the new recording. Thought it was original and different, but above all excellent music and playing.

    Regards,
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    David Mold Videos on YouTube

    Hi,

    Not seen any mention on the Cafe yet of Cafe member Old Sausage (David Mold) and his newly posted videos on YouTube. He has posted four in the last few weeks and they are all excellent. A...
  17. Re: Not able to view (Most!) videos in eg social groups on MC

    Hi,

    In case it helps, I use an iPad but have not downloaded the latest 15.1 update yet and can see both videos. That seems to support your theory?

    Regards,
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    Re: Parchment Farm Blues

    Mike,

    Can’t help, but I’m seeing it OK on my iPad.

    Regards,
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    Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Hi,

    Watched all the videos last night on the new YouTube website. Nice selection of songs beautifully played with all of the quartet making a good contribution. Well worth checking out if you like...
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    Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Hi,

    Nicely played (and filmed). Subscribed and will check out the other videos tonight. Thanks for letting us know. I wish playing the mandolin was as easy as you always make it look!

    Regards,
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    Re: Euan Cattanach

    Yes, sad to hear. By a strange coincidence, I was watching one of my favourite fiddlers Pete Clark playing his mandolin the other day and he said it was made by Euan. I remember the TV program from a...
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    Acoustic Disc Podcasts

    Have not seen much discussion of the podcasts on David Grismanís Acoustic Disc website in recent months. They launched back at the start of the year and there are now ten of them. They usually last...
  23. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    Hi,

    In terms of listening I like fiddle music with Duncan Chisholm and Pete Clark being my favourites. They both lean towards slower paced tunes, which suit my ability to translate them to...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Pete,

    Sorry to hear that, but enjoy your retirement. Thanks for the advice you have given freely to me and others over the years. I recently got a Belmuse 4 string and I am very impressed with it....
  25. Thread: Nut width..

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    Re: Nut width..

    Hi,

    Thatís a good point about measuring the fingerboard width rather than the nut width. I suppose thatís what important at the end of the day in terms of playability. Although some might argue...
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