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    Shim for Bridge Insert.

    Hi,

    I want to raise the action slightly by shimming the bone insert in my bridge (African Blackwood).

    What would be the best material to use? I donít have access to bone, but have seen wood,...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Hi,

    Two nice blonde instruments from veteran English luthier Dave Farmiloe. Dave is primarily known as a repair man, but he makes wonderful instruments.

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    Regards,
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    Re: Cool video of a Loar.

    Hi,

    Working fine here. Nice video.

    Regards,
  4. Re: MP3 of the Day - A Place In The Heart by Scott Tichenor from

    Hi,

    One of my favourite mandolin tunes written by the late Bill Crahan. Did Bill ever write any other songs worth checking out?. This is the only one that I’m really aware of.

    Being a great...
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    Hi,

    My Farmiloe 5 string telemando is 1.625 inches.

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    Regards,
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    Dagger,

    On iPad (after clicking on the Facebook cookie message), I only see part of the video screen, but get sound OK.

    Regards,
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    Hi,

    I would also second Mike Black. I have an A5 he made for me based on the Griffith Loar and it is very good. Also had an A4 previously, but it had a virzi that I was never completely convinced...
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    Re: Luthier on Luthier podcast

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting that. Nice insight into an interesting life.

    Regards,
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Hi,

    I would be grateful if the moderator could close the thread. I had raised the questions in the original post because they were of genuine interest to me, but others seem intent on derailing...
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Hi,

    Thanks. I finished up stocking up on my Thomastik strings from Thomann in Germany. I always buy three sets anyway so that it’s free shipping and at £33 a set delivered I’ve never found a...
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Hi,

    Cinghialetto as advertised on the Cafe Classifieds. Excellent braided straps you cannot get in UK.

    Regards,
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Hi,

    I believe that VAT will be payable whether there is a deal or not? The import duties element will depend on what the specific deal we have stipulates.

    Anybody with specific expertise...
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    Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Hi,

    I was wondering whether anyone knows definitively what happens when we finally leave the EEC on January 1st in the two scenarios below.

    1. I buy stuff from the EEC that I cannot buy in the...
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    Re: Romeo in love (my last mando experiment)

    Hi,

    Very nice. Thanks for posting. Definitely a continental feel to it from a Scottish perspective.

    Regards,
  15. Re: Our Way To Fall - Chris Thile & Madison Cunningham

    Hi,

    Must admit heresy and say that I usually don’t like Chris Thile much, but thought that this was nicely understated and enjoyable.

    Regards,
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Dagger,

    Thanks for posting the video. Much appreciate it. I presume the rest of the household were up too as that octave’s thunderous tone would wake up most folks.


    Regards,
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi,

    Sorry, Iím not the most technical. It comes up ok on my iPad?

    If you search Ivan Drever Durham on YouTube it will be first up. Worth watching.


    Regards,
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi,

    Hereís the composer playing the song in unique venue in darkest Durham.





    Regards,
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi,

    Thanks Dagger. I was just surprised there were no mandolin versions on I Tunes or You Tube. Would welcome one of the experts like you posting a video if it’s a tune you play.

    Cheers,
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    Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi,

    Was wondering whether anyone plays this tune on mandolin? Does not appear to be much out there by any instrument.

    Started learning it today after hearing a guitarist playing it on YouTube....
  21. Excellent. Brought a smile to my face.

    Excellent. Brought a smile to my face.
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    Hi,

    I bought one from a music shop in Edinburgh in the mid-90s, just when I was starting to play the instrument. It was very similar to that pictured.

    When I took it home, I found that I could...
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Hi,

    Both come back with server cannot be found. Maybe it’s just me, see what others say.

    Regards,
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Hi,

    Link does not seem to be working for me at least (iPad).

    Regards,
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Great listen from great musician.

    Regards,
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