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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    Congrats! Does my first post count as a Café milestone?
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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    Not in the url, no. Nor in any of the literature, as far as I can tell. It exists in the minds of those noodly nerds who prefer to believe in such things, as in the difference between "resume" and...
  3. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    If I get to know someone and like them, I can overlook short hair and stodgy... er, "neat" clothing. ;)
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    Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    That's interesting looking at some of the Chinese workshop ranges like Eastman. I picked Eastman because I think they're all made in one shop, and the whole range is carved solid woods. It looks...
  5. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    Pretty wood might not always sound better, but it seems to me that most people paying top dollar for a good mandolin expect it to look beautiful.
  6. Angeline the Baker // Mandolin Crosspicking

    Here is a little impromptu solo crosspicking on the classic "Angeline the Baker."


    https://youtu.be/nN8TjJVHUSY

    Thanks for watching!
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    Nocturn in blue and gold

    Just came across this, and frankly thought it was really quite lovely:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0FHR3dCkNw&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Dawg Mando Strap

    Just ordered one of these:The Dawg Leash https://acousticdisc.com/product/the-dawg-leash/
  9. F'in Mandolin Shootout with a Nugget, Gilchrist and Hogan!

    Hello and Happy New Year!

    I wanted to start off my saying I am not a fan of the word shootout because it gives the connotation that I am comparing these mandolins which isn't/wasn't my intention....
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    Dr. K Bubble

    NFI...
    https://reverb.com/item/38190103-dr-k-bubble-2020-turquoise?utm_content=feed_listings&utm_source=braze&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Feed-Email&utm_term=Feed%20Email

    I find this...
  11. RIP: John Morton. Metal luthier master

    In case any of you knew John, he passed away a couple of days ago. He built beautiful metal resonator mandolins and guitars. He played guitar and clarinet. (he often played with my choro jams and was...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Medley 12-If you live in the US I have a few different 1.5 Primetones w/grip I’ll send if you want to experiment. One is my personal favorite, but that’s something you can decide for yourself. Send...
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    Shenandoah Medley from 5x 2

    I updated my medley, which was first inspired by Bill Frisell's CD "Good Dog, Happy Man". I follow a version of Shenandoah with Frisell's title tune, and then add John Scofield's "The Boss's Car"...
  14. A nice version of June Apple feat. Sierra Hull

    https://youtu.be/iHdCH5gerNo
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    A good Slaid Cleaves song for 2021

    From one of my favorite songwriters (so he's pretty much unknown) Slaid Cleaves:
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    New toy day

    Got one of these

    https://www.thenocturnebrain.com/products/el-pescadoro-reverberant-hot-preamp

    Man is this fun. With my Mann EM5 outfitted with Lollar Charlie Christian pickups, I can get...
  17. Florence Reece, "Which Side Are You On?" for solo octave mandolin

    This is my solo arrangement of Florence Reece, "Which Side Are You On?" here performed on an octave mandolin made by the late Walt Kuhlman. It is the third movement of a suite entitled "Protest...
  18. Re: Thinking about learning fingerstyle on a tenor

    Nonsense :) Six strings = overkill and besides everyone plays six string



    That's my first resort... I leave the left corner nails of my right hand a bit longer. You don't need six inch nails -...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Again from Facebook, David Grisman's page:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=219031763012455&set=a.196728201909478

    For those that aren't on Facebook here are David's words:
  20. Thile/Aoife - Fairytale of New York from Wassail

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780pxLrwS-0
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    ABSOLUTELY! It's ALL ONE BIG INSTRUMENT. And that instrument is your brain, folks!

    In spite of the different neck length, register, and tuning/fingering, I would say going mandolin>guitar is a...
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    As a long-time guitar player (mostly fingerstyle) and now a mandolin aficionado, I’ve found the solution to dealing with the different neck sizes is to purchase, besides the diminutive mandolin, is a...
  23. Re: In search of a resource for learning about Double Stops

    https://youtu.be/UBE1NvRReis
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    I have one mandolin--an Eastman MD 305. Tomorrow I will also have an Eastman MDO 305, an octave. Those two instruments comprise my collection.

    I can spend 15 minutes selecting a polish color at...
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    Re: Grandpa Jones' mandolin (?)

    I owned a Webb Pierce Frank Gay guitar. I donated it to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Best place for it.
    That mando would be a good place to be as well.
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