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  1. Re: Cleaning gunk off a nitrocellulose lacquer finish

    In the UK naphtha is available as lighter fuel.
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    Re: Information Please

    A quick search reveals: https://m.facebook.com/reliquiasdemadrid/photos/musical-remolinocalle-de-toledo-9madrid/1486968964652618/
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    Oops! Yes it should have been #15.
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    So good to see the Tarland Fiddler in #16!
    Cheers Dagger!
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    Here's a post from a while ago, see post #13: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/82639-NS-Mini-Headstock-Tuner?highlight=Mini+tuner
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    Re: My Blueridge Woes - Part II

    Dick,
    It's common to file the ends of the bridge pins at 45 so that the ball ends don't get lodged at the end of the pins.
    I don't know why they don't make them that way, it would save some...
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    As Mr Churchill said: "Two countries divided by a common language.".
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    Re: HELP with tuning

    There is also a Social Group for almost fifths tuning for the guitar: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/48303-New-Standard-Tuning-CGDAEG
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    Re: Pickup for a '22 Gibson A-2

    If you click on the photo and the click again and zoom in, you can clearly see 1922 on the finger board below the neck.
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    Re: Social Groups?

    It's shown in the first two columns: "My Groups" and "Recently Updated Groups" but not the third column "New Groups".
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    Re: Social Groups?

    The "Latest activity" is shown for each group on the "Social Groups" page, ie the page before the one you have copied.
    It is one of the last two lines in each group's box.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    For an in-depth look at this topic see this post: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/50415-Opening-Up-Science-or-Perception?highlight=perception
  13. Thread: Lilac wood

    by Mandophyte
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    Re: Lilac wood

    Thanks for translating paraffin for us European types, please can someone translate "toaster oven".
    Many thanks,
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    A painting including a mandolin

    In today's UK Observer a review of William Weaver's The lives of Lucian Freud: Fame 1968-2011 and his painting Large Interior W11 after Watteau, complete with mandolin:
    ...
  15. Thread: Thumb Pain

    by Mandophyte
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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Here's the way to do it, by Mike Marshall: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NmagoBQunZI
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    Re: Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    I had a similar problem five years ago, see: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/115491-Arrrrgh!?highlight=bridge
    I glued it with CA and clamped it in a vice overnight and it's still OK.
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    See my post #7 in this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/72316-Good-Mandolin-music-theory-books?highlight=Music+theory+modern regarding this tome.
  18. Thread: Amanda Lynn

    by Mandophyte
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    Re: Amanda Lynn

    We appear to have four species of Amandas: Lin, Lynn, Lynn and Lynne.
  19. Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    See my signature regarding ABC. It's free and produces pdfs.
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    Ba, Ba, Black Sheep
    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
    Maids of the Morne Shore (tune used with Yeats' Sally Gardens)

    As I was mid 50's when I started, you might ask why nursery rhymes?
    I had no...
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    Re: I was on the Galician TV.

    OK for me in UK
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    Re: Refinish mandolin?

    Mike,
    Please can you explain to those of us without your experience and knowledge why that is "the most valuable mandolin in the world"?
    Cheers,
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    Re: The Mandolin Picker's Fakebook

    Be aware, this publication is tab only.
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    Re: Unusual wear (?) on Weber

    Who could or would plant their pinky underneath the A and E strings???????
  25. Re: And now for something completely different...

    There used to be MandoModeExplorer but it seems to have disappeared.
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