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    Re: Sorensen Sprite!

    Wow! That is one fine looking instrument - the combination of woods and trim is amazing. It sounds really great in your video - thanks for sharing! I've occasionally lusted after the sprite, but I...
  2. Thread: Jazz Players

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    Re: Jazz Players

    Don's Soundslice courses are great. Highly recommended, along with all of his recordings.

    I haven't tried Matt Flinner's online courses, but if you want to hear some crazy good music try Walking...
  3. Thread: Lubrikit

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    Re: Lubrikit

    You want to be careful that greases or other liquids don't have silicone or other products that will mess with your finish or discolor things. Saw an interesting photo set someone did of a cream...
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    Re: Any Roxy Music or Kinks fans, just asking

    Pete - I love it! Great cover and mando sound. I even dig the squeeze box. :)
    I recently posted a mando sighting of the MonaLisa Twins doing a nice cover of Lola with a Fender electric mando. The...
  5. Re: Do mandolins respond to playing at the dusty end?

    John, thanks for that link! I was initially disconcerted by the idea of "hammer strikes" on Collings guitars, but from the photos it looks like they took appropriate care of them. :) It looks like...
  6. Thread: HB Tenor Guitar

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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    Got some great reviews too - now if only the scale was 20-21".
  7. Re: Do mandolins respond to playing at the dusty end?

    I'm with Jim and Don, in that the biggest effect I've noticed is that after I play some instruments for a while, they sound much better because if I'm listening, they tell me how they need to be...
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    Re: NMD Collings MT2

    Congrats! MT2's are fine instruments. Will look forward to a video. :)
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    The MonaLisa Twins use a Fender 4-string electric in this nicely done cover of the Kinks "Lola""

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYWMWWprKgs

    The video starts out with a nice shot of the mando...
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    Re: TablEdit is back!

    Thanks Larry, Scott and Dan!!! Another fine example of why the Mandolin Cafe community is the best.
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    +1 Don Stiernberg's soundslice.com courses are great. For listening, you can also stream great jazz from https://wdcb.org/
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    Re: Virzi inquiry - Models offered? Tonal effect?

    I got to play a Gibson A4 with a Virzi, and I was amazed at how big and full that particular instrument sounded. I remember thinking at the time that it sounded almost like a guitar was coming out of...
  13. Re: Two more Piccolo Mandolins- Cherry and Black Walnut

    Those are both very cool, and the pear overlay is great. I am totally loving that walnut.
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    Wittner MT-50 - recommended to me by a drummer because of its loud beefy sound that cuts through whatever you have going on.
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    Re: It's the anniversary of Mandolin Mondays #1

    WOO HOO !!! Thank you Mr. Benedict, and thank you Mr. Cafe !!!
    Who'd a thunk us workin stiffs would be looking forward to Mondays?
    And still going - the Energizer Bunny's got nothing on David. ...
  16. Thread: New milestone

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    Re: New milestone

    OK Mark, after two invocations the least you can do is pick up your mandolin and provide some actual twilight zone music. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    Very nice indeed - hopefully they were able to take periodic breaks from posing to play music. :grin:
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    Re: D'Addario Chris Thile Signature Pick

    I just asked my local shop to get me one of those CT's. Congrats on that MD515 - the shop here had a 515V a while back that was a dynamite instrument. Fortunately that was before COVID, so I got to...
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    I agree with Bob (more or less) - While I don't like to see them get marked up, most of the marks made from moving the bridge aren't too bad, and are often not really noticeable if you aren't looking...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    Interesting that so many of our wives have such similar things to say about the cafe. ;)

    Here's wishing Scott and the crew a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, and the same for all of you...
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    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    That's very cool - thanks for posting! I love seeing how things go together. It's also doubly cool that they do this in 4 days. I think there was someone doing something similar in the Chicago area...
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    Sherry, that looks like it worked out well! Thanks for posting the photo.
    Are you happy with the clip-base? The goose neck seems much better than what I was imagining - it's nice that it's...
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    Re: At long last, Davey Stuart custom tenor

    Very nice! Congrats. Nice sound - we'll look forward to more. :) I had thought about trying to string my mandola as a tenor guitar but never got around to trying it. I completely understand wanting...
  24. Re: NMD Collings MT2-0 (Pictures and a Christmas Tune)

    Congrats, and thanks for sharing that beautiful playing. I think the Collings oval holes are a thing unto themselves, so I get why you'd want to keep them both.
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Doug, that tailpiece is amazing. Thanks for sharing that and the strap info with us, and Merry Christmas!
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