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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    That reminds me of a quote from a teacher long ago. " If ignorance was bliss you'd be in a peaceful state for the rest of your life".
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    Mandolin case comparison (for A-models)

    So, over the years, I’ve had multiple cases and asked a lot of questions. However, those discussions often fall into things like: get a Travelite, Mike Marshall uses one for his Loar; if you care...
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    double mandolin case on Ebay

    I've been a fan of double mandolin cases for a good while. I spotted this one earlier on Ebay. I don't need one at the moment, but if I did... ...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    I never meant to take the "Road To Mandolin." After I retired, I had come back to classical violin after a hiatus of many decades. I had a phenomenal teacher who helped me learn to play again. ...
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    Re: Calling time on this F4 listing.

    Does anyone not remember circa 2002-2005 (guessing) where the late Michael Holmes of Mugwumps got into an epic bidding frenzy on eBay with some other folks over an F-4 and ended up paying $17K for...
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    Re: Keep Mandolin in OHSC?

    It would have to be a really big pair of scissors to take care of a bear. Unless it were a care bear - any pair will fare there. :whistling:
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    Re: Stolen Gibson F-4 Mandolin Serial #66824

    Terrible to hear this :( If it's helpful for photos, Drum & Strum also listed it on Reverb. I kept the listing in my favorites at the time.
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    A first mandolin

    Good morning, I am looking for guidance about what to look for in a first mandolin. I would like to get my partner one as a gift. He is a musician and has played mandolins a handful of times.
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  9. Thread: Mando Tone

    by Dave Sheets
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    Re: Mando Tone

    After seeing Bill McCall's comment above about just how much the player matters in a demo recording of a mandolin, I went to youtube and listened to a number of demos of different mandolins from a...
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    Re: Mando Tone

    This Sierra Hull video has great tips about achieving good tone. Lots of things factor into the differences you hear between guitar and mandolin tone wise - type of pick used (teardrop/pointy vs....
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    by jherm
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    Re: Mando Tone

    i gree with ya bill ...adam steffey ....adam steffey ...adam steffey baby.....also that new mando player for the "cleverly's" especially on the song "wait a minute"....that guy's mando sounds...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

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    I really like my newest McClung on my Pava Pro. Doug did a great job with the color and finish.
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    Re: Overplaying

    Wish I had time for too much. :)
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    Re: This feels like a scam

    I hate it when scammers aren't well organized and can't keep their stories straight.
  15. Thread: Volume vs Tone

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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    I had several reasons for buying my Ellis. I was a good violinist when I was quite young, but quit playing as I grew into adulthood. Even so, i never lost the love for the instrument and decided to...
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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    I was in a pub jam in Asheville a few years back with five very good mandolin players playing five fantastic well known mandolins- a Dudenbostel, a Duff, a Gilchrist, a well known original L. Loar...
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    Re: Gibson F5-L 1991, what do i need to know

    ohhhhh noooooo. banjo pictures. the thread has now spiraled out of control

    well, since its happened..............introducing my Bishline Danny Barnes woodie. 8 lbs and 25.5" scale of versatile...
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    Re: Meat Loaf

    Rest in peace.
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    A story that could be echoed in many cities and towns. Sorta like the extinction of local bookstores by Borders and Barnes & Noble, followed by their extinction, or at least diminution, by on-line...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    I got my last mandolin (2018 Newson) from Gruhn's guitars in Nashville. Fun story.

    I went there one day with a buddy after hitting other local shops looking for a mandolin. I ended up finding 2...
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    Daughter's New Mandolin!

    Morning, Y'all!

    I had to share the excitement from this morning's unboxing of Maddy's brand spanking new Ratliff Mandolin. The UPS guy didn't show up until after bedtime last night so she woke up...
  22. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    I don’t, I am entirely ruled by my passions, and I have no control over what I will do next.
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    Ron Cole-Prayers Please!

    Received some heart breaking news from Ron Cole. Please pray for him as he was diagnosed with cancer. Ron is an incredible guy! I have known him for years and he has always been a first class person...
  24. Re: I have MAS and check the classified hourly…

    Why do you suppose I keep that list of names handy here in my Mandolin Cafe signature?
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    The mandolin can be considered a "gateway instrument" which can easily lead the unwary to purchase many other types of instrument.
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