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    Re: Any Café Members in Northern Virginia?

    Niles Hokkannan lives in Winchester? He's a member.

    How exciting Steve!

    f-d
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    a Rigel a-model?

    f-d
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    Flatiron Festival a-model.

    f-d
  4. Re: chop or other rhythm techniques for octave mandolin?

    if you can reach a chop chord on an OM, go for it!

    I mean, I got long finger, but. . .

    f-d
  5. Re: J.S. Bach - Invention 4 in Dm, BWV 775 (mandolin / guitar)

    I've learned a few with my guitar-playing buddy. So great to play!

    Never tried learning No.4 though! Very well done! And, so great listening to Bach!

    f-d
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    Re: An honest-to-goodness VULCAN HARP!

    Oooh, oooh, bitter dregs. . . Bitter dregs. . .

    f-d
  7. Re: Eastman MD304's fully attached fretboard design

    Do you want an oval hole mandolin modeled after the early Gibsons or a f-hole mandolin made with an oval? The former traditional, the latter modern. I've had both and prefer the former.

    I do...
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    Re: speaking of Conch shells

    110 is 10 times greater than 100. It's like the Richter scale!

    f-d
  9. Re: F model oval holes: Northfieod F2S, Collings MFO, Gibson F2 a

    step 1: Where do you want the neck joint?
    step 2: You okay with an integrated fretboard?

    if the answers are 12 and sure!, then go F2 or F4. If the answers are 14/15 and no, then you'd pretty...
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    Re: speaking of Conch shells

    to JB Steve:

    Decibel X is an iPhone app that turns your phone into a dB meter. It's a fun tool to have available.
    (You do have interesting thoughts too!)
    Now I want a conch! My...
  11. Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    I grew up in Silver Spring!

    Got my first mandolin there too. That was in the '60s. A lot has changed, but for Chuck Levin's!

    Big fan of these Gibsons! Heck, I'd type more about yours, but...
  12. Thread: Muth F-Style

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    Re: Muth F-Style

    he built me an a-model in 2012. I'm a happy dude also!

    f-d
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    Re: Resource - Finding a Luthier

    there are several more than John shown in Virginia, who have moved.

    f-d
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    Re: Your first great mandolin

    Love the one your with!

    I get that!

    f-d
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    Re: Your first great mandolin

    after cycling through a flip-it phase, I'd seen, heard, and owned a lot of the MIJ mid-tier instruments. These were all against my Kay - the Kay from my high school days. Then I bought my Carlson...
  16. Re: What A style Oval hole mandolins to consider in $2000 range?

    I've owned my 1920 A3 for over 35 years. Sure, I had to fix it when I got it. Stable since.

    Classical music can certainly be played on a bluegrass mandolin - f-holes, either a or f-body. Chris...
  17. Thread: Gibson inlays

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    Re: Gibson inlays

    in 1920:

    191549

    f-d

    p.s., yes, it's a compensated nut.
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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    There's some baggage with Phat - an abbreviation that's not for me!

    6'-5", 190# a tall drink of water!

    f-d
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    Dr. Slick - Bullet Head.

    Buddy that thinks I like to fish gave me one. I use it for string changes and it works great!

    f-d
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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    hahhahahhaaahahaa! I do love my CSU (Colorado State University) hat; however. So many years ago. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    I had to post just to see my current count.

    Well that and to reflect on meeting you in person in Key West! Hearing you play! Enjoying the world around you!

    Peace and cheers to all!

    f-d
  22. Thread: A vs. F

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    Re: A vs. F

    I'm with Bill.

    No part of nothin'

    f-d
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    everything's going fine. A string of clams. Yeah, better check your grip!

    Otherwise? I'd rather look at my picking hand! That's where the music is!

    f-d
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    Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    but. . . was it a snakehead?

    So interesting!

    f-d
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    Re: 1974 Gibson F5 - what's top of the market?

    Welcome to the Cafe! Love your story!

    I'm a field geologist (and an engineer too.). Mandolin travels with me and they've been to a lot of places. Never a beater either! Just a real instrument!...
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