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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    I’ve wanted a hard case for my Northfield Calhoun but don’t want one built for an arched top. Anyone have any experience with a Crossrock case with a flat top mandolin?
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    Re: Education (trip to Carter's)

    Did you try the Flatiron oval?
    I’m not in the market but I like the idea if a Flatiron oval and wonder what your impression is , if you tried it
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    Re: New prototype Celtic mandolin

    Beautiful.
    Any chance of a sound clip?
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    Re: Martin with extra sound hole!

    Kind of heartbreaking
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    Re: Help please!!!! Messed up pretty bad

    Maybe go halves on the Saga kit.
    He gets a better mandolin and you get better experience
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    Re: Sixpenny Money

    Aidan,
    Thank you so much! That was incredibly gracious of you. I truly appreciate it. I tried slowing down the versions I found on YouTube but that sounds too distorted to my ear. Your version is...
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    Re: Sixpenny Money

    Thanks Mike.
    I didn’t realize one could slow down YouTube videos. I’ll try it with both. And that led me to a video of an Elaine Reilly playing a McNeela mandolin that I’ll try slowing down as well....
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    Sixpenny Money

    Can anyone refer me to a mandolin solo rendition?
    Or if I could prevail upon anyone’s good will to post a slow or moderate or up to speed version? Just started “live (video) “ lessons and will need...
  9. Re: Info: about Irish online Academy mando & octave mando courses

    I have been using the Mandolin Basics lessons since April as a way to cope with the pandemic. It’s working. I like that you can go back to a lesson over and over. I’ve logged on 450 times. The...
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    Re: Northfield Calhoun

    I got myself a Calhoun in December from Northfield and couldn’t be happier with it. I wondered about the set-up question but figured if they build the darn thing they must know how to set it up. ...
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    Re: Humidification of mandolin

    So, if I’m reading the articles correctly humidification might be more an issue for a guitar than it is for a mandolin? I’ve never been very good at keeping up with humidification . I have a Martin...
  12. Re: Any Roxy Music or Kinks fans, just asking

    I don’t know how I happened onto this ancient thread, but I guess that is why they exist. I just wanted to add the Dave Davies composition “ I’m Not Like Everybody Else” is the greatest Rock n Roll...
  13. Re: Need a new mandolin -- too many bargain options

    It’s interesting how places where you would expect mandolins to be pretty readily available, they just aren’t. I live in the Chicago area and even the higher quality guitar shops have very few...
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    Re: MidMo at Shopgoodwill

    Sorry Zach
    I would bid myself but I get to unwrap my Calhoun in just a few days.
    Good luck on your bidding
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    MidMo at Shopgoodwill

    I was surprised to see a Mid-mo on the Shopgoodwill.com site. Looks well played in. Just thought someone might be interested. Sorry I couldn’t copy it the link
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    Re: Upgrade tuners for 1980s Washburn A

    Well, thanks to everyone. I hadn’t considered the bushings might be a challenge. I think before I change out the tuners I’ll try the tuner crank tool since the problem is probably my hands as much...
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    Upgrade tuners for 1980s Washburn A

    So, as a wedding present in 1985, my wife gave me an A style Washburn. Since then I made several failed attempts (various reasons) to learn how to play. Since the pandemic hit I’ve actually been...
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    Re: Mandolin sighting!

    Well, having watched Sierra Hulll’s version of “Last Great American Dynasy” several times on YouTube I’d say this: SH covering Anybody is a pretty strong endorsement of the songwriter’s talent. And...
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    Case for a Calhoun

    I decided to buy a Calhoun and it will ship from the shop on Monday. I ‘d rather have a hard shell case than the gig bag but I’m told a standard A case will fit the shape but is deeper than the...
  20. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Aidan,
    Thank you so much!
    I don’t know beans about technology but that must have been a ton of work. As a beginner mandolin player and a relative newcomer to the music “The Irish Mandolin“ is a...
  21. Re: The sheer inexpressible delight of stumbling across a new tun

    A lovely, joyful ditty.
    Something I’ d want to whistle on a walk on a spring day.
    So, a welcome bright spot on a chilly November day.Thank you!

    Ed
  22. Re: The sheer inexpressible delight of stumbling across a new tun

    I can’t read dots. So I did search to see if I could find a recording. I only found the financial establishments in a town in Alaska. Which I think was good for a laugh this morning.Guess I’ll have...
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    Re: Chief Francis O'Neill documentary

    Loved it! Only disappointment was that Liz Carrol didn’t get more than a snippet.
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    Re: Where To Find a Mandolin

    I live in suburban Chicago and while there are some real quality guitar shops within an hour drive, I can’t find one that stocks more than a few mandolins. One would think this close to one of the...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I’m more or less in the same boat , playing for about 6 months and have always had a hard time memorizing anything. I’ve been learning using Oaim.ie website.
    What I find has been really helpful is...
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