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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    Hi JMFingerstyle. I saw your note. Will get you a recording sometime soon. Thanks for asking. Standby!
    FWIW, I've also started playing with a capo at the second fret, which makes fiddle tune...
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

    One has a Rose McClung - she's called "Rose." Another has a "Fleur de Lis" McClung, she's "Fleur." The others have plain McClungs. They are "Mandolins."
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    I received an MDO305 two weeks ago. Been playing regularly and enjoying the sound. Took the advice from here and immediately put mandola strings on the instrument. I am finding the stretch between...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - If there could only be one?

    At the risk...Schmergel.
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    Re: Hands on with a Zeta acoustic mandolin

    I count on Daryl to serve as one of our "Guide Scouts" here at the Cafe. He's always out ahead looking at the terrain, trying to identify whatever is ahead. I have twice now sought out instruments...
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    Re: Am I seeing more A style mandolins?

    However, the cheap Romulan Rim knock-off sold as a "Schmergel" Scroll & Points Kit can often be found advertised late at night on TV for the less discriminating.
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    Re: Am I seeing more A style mandolins?

    192080
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    Re: class act calendar

    Very cool!
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    Those are beautiful. Thanks for pointing them out as an option Scott.
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    Hercules on stage, Konig & Meyers at home.
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    White Rose McClung

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    Here is one of Doug Edward's creations on a 2019 Northfield Big Mon. I purchased a Northfield armrest when I bought the Big Mon, but found its profile to be too narrow for my comfort. All...
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    Re: How much Time do you have left?

    Dark, indeed, for some of us...
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    The Mandolin in America

    Thanks to the Post Office, Christmas continues to be a rolling affair in our household, as items ordered long ago in anticipation continue to slowly arrive. Yesterday, one such gift showed up for me...
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    Re: RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    Think of how touched he would be if he knew that some years after his passing, he was still remembered with fondness and respect by friends in this community.Six minutes? Six hours? Six months? Six...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    The Music Emporium in Lexington is where you want to go when visiting Boston.
    Plan on several hours!
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    Is Mandolin Store Okay?

    Not knowing the topography of Nashville, I'm wondering if anyone knows if TMS was in the blast area? Hope Dennis is okay...he's been through enough!
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    Re: Blem Mandolins

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    Lest we forget our lore, the above is guidance from The Cafe Authority on this marvelous instrument.
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    Re: Blem Mandolins

    Blasphemy! Mentioning the glorious Shmergel Devastator in proximity to the word "blem." May your fingertips peel and every note you play fall flat!
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    My 1916 A1 sits nicely in an Eastman fiberglass case...the f style.
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    Re: the Small Dog

    There are Bobelock cases that come with covers. Call Greg Boyd or Bluegrass Mandolins. They can get them for you.
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    Re: Aria AM900C - Made in Japan

    My first mandolin purchase was a brand new Aria style "A" mandolin way back in 1975.
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    Re: More love for Pomeroys

    Thanks Don.
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    Re: More love for Pomeroys

    Thanks!
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Beautiful inlay on that headstock!
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    More love for Pomeroys

    Here’s my 2018 Violin Style A and a song called “Someday.” I find this instrument as much a pleasure to look at as it is to play. Unfortunately, this recording doesn’t do the mandolin the justice it...
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