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  1. Re: Going to Nashville, looking for a new mandolin...

    Pity about the exchange rate at moment! US prices are not as attractive as they were before pound fell off cliff in June 2016......
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    Re: Crooked Road - When to tour in fall?

    OK 1year later and the road trip is about to happen.

    But for reasons too complex to explain we will be staying in Roanoke on a Friday, not Floyd as I was planning. Is it too far (I understand...
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    Crooked Road - When to tour in fall?

    Beginning to think about vacation plans for 2018, and a tour of the Crooked Road and surrounding area is on the cards. We'd looking at doing this in the fall next year - but to get good airfares will...
  4. Re: what songbook app??? onsong giving me troubles

    Let me re-ask the original question - I'm want to store my increasing volume of sheet music on my iPad but am trying to decide between OnSong, forScore, and unrealBook.

    I think I've ruled the...
  5. Jan Sessions in Richmond / Darlington area North Yorks, UK

    I'm spending a lot of time on business in North Yorkshire at moment - anyone know of any bluegrass/oldtime jam sessions in the Richmond / Darlington area. I've looked on-line, but most links are out...
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    Re: Two exercise books I am really liking

    I see these books are also available for kindle. Could someone who has a copy of the book comment if the layout of the exercises such that this would be a sensible option to view on an iPad?
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    Re: Tendonitis forces right hand only practice

    So far 3-4 weeks and counting, though I'm in the middle of a business trip to USA at moment without the mandolin, so that makes it easier to bear ;-)
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    Re: help with doublestops

    But not for some reason in Europe - your IP address is checked, and if in Europe it won't take your money.

    If you use a VPN app you can fool the system into thinking you are in USA and then...
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    Tendonitis forces right hand only practice

    The dreaded tennis elbow :( has caught up with me after a great weekend at the Walker Creek music camp recently:mandosmiley:. My physiotherapist has said no fretting (pun intended), but lay off the...
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    Bluegrass Jam's in Irvine CA

    Very short notice I know, but I am visiting the Irvine, CA area on business at moment and have my mandolin with me to pass time in evenings alone in hotel room (sob, sob)... are there any jams...
  11. Re: Looking for " Pickle Flavored ice cream " Mando tab

    I hadn't come across this tune before, but have found this link to tab via roundabout route .... bluegrassnorth.com

    http://www.thechapmansonline.com/tab/mando-pfi.jpg

    Hope this helps.
  12. Walker Creek Bluegrass Camp - Worth Attending?

    Title says it all - an upcoming business trip to the USA coincides with this camp, I will be on the west coast so does any fellow cafe resident have experience (good or bad) to relay?

    Thanks
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    Re: Recording Device

    Zoom H2 is winging its way to me as I type ....
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    Recording Device

    I'm looking to purchase a device to record playing at jams, during lessons with my teacher etc.

    What does the MandoCafe community recommend as a small, battery powered device, a few years back I...
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    Re: New player looking for advice

    Set up is everything - but guided by a copy of Rob Meldrum's ebook it not a difficult task. Plus, starting with a 'lower end' instrument you are more willing to give it a go as you have a lower...
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    Re: Tendinitis in my hand.

    Perhaps looking to buy 'second hand' or does this phrase not translate across the Atlantic ;-)

    Apologies for the limey sense of humour (and spelling)
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    My new Eastman 515

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    Thought I would post a picture of my new Eastman 515 enjoying the recent sunshine here in the UK :cool:

    No it's not a Breedlove, Weber or other boutique instrument that seem to dominate...
  18. Re: Looking for a Mandolin shop in UK with good selection to try

    No not frightened off - just busy elsewhere.

    However, just to let y'all know in mandoland I am now the proud owner of an Eastman 515.

    In the end as I couldn't find all the mandolins I was...
  19. Looking for a Mandolin shop in UK with good selection to try

    I made the mistake of stopping in a music shop when in the USA on business and tried some Eastman mandolins and a Weber. As you might imaging these all played much easier and sounded better than the...
  20. Thread: Tonation issue

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    Re: Tonation issue

    I had a similar problem with a Stagg mandolin (which I think is a UK equivalent to the Rogue - certainly looks similar from pictures). Working though Rob's book has improved playability and...
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    Re: love my loar 600

    My tutor advised me to remove it (from a low end Stagg mando)as resting my finger on it would overtime push it onto soundboard and deaden the tone. I think it looks better without it, but was his...
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