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  1. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    I have to confess that I recently paid to have the very same repair on. 38 year old Washburn. It held sentimental value as when it was new, it was a wedding present from my wife. Also, I had already...
  2. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    Kdird,

    You have a perfectly valid reason and your wife’s blessing to get a new mandolin. Those stars don’t line up in the universe very often. The money can be found. Get thee to the mandolin...
  3. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

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    So, on first hearing I thought “ yeah, those are the same”. But applying my hybrid tab system the differences seem immediate and fairly substantial although the number of measures that are...
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    Re: Beginner Mandolin Questions

    I did a year of taped online lessons with the Online Academy of a Irish Music before finding a live online teacher. I think it was time well spent. I got familiar with the instrument, could rewind...
  5. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Aidan,
    Well, it’s helped me to learn the fretboard— at least in the first position which I suppose is all I will ever need. Referring back to your start of the tab vs by ear discussion
    and the way...
  6. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    204180In my youth, long before electronic tuners, my initial frustration with playing guitar was simply getting tuned-up by ear. A big part of many failed attempts to learn was probably lack of...
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    It was a very entertaining show! Only 2 problems: the missus promptly laid claim to the t- shirt and now I want a tenor guitar
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    Re: Washburn mandolins

    I’ve had one since 1985. A wedding present from my wife. Laminated top. No issues with the finish. Over the years I’ve replaced the plastic nut with a bone one, the tail piece with a Weber, the...
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

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    The final episode of SlŪ na mBeaglaoich (I highly recommend watching the entire series) visits Wexford and Wicklow and when in Wicklow Cormac and BreanndŠn visit BrŪan Mac...
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    Thank you Jill
    I’m thinking the mandolin Diarmuid plays in the Humours of Glynn video is the Frank Tate. ? Beautiful instrument and sound.
    There aren’t a lot of mandolin duets out there (to my...
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    Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    Iíve been on the lookout for Ye Vagabonds to come around for quite a while so am very happy to see that they are coming to a venue close to home. Additionally, Iím fairly amazed at the low cost of a...
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    Re: Well someone is going to get a STEAL

    The posts above refer to a Spencer Strickland and you can find information from a google which includes videos and a Mandolin Mondayís feature.
  13. Re: New San Bush album focuses on John Hartfiord tunes

    Entirely fitting that it is on the Smithsonian label.
    First tune I learned on guitar( and probably the only one I can still play) was Presbyterian Guitar, I hope it’s in there.
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    Shopgoodwill . Com, says Gibson

    What is this?Looks like a Flatiron 1N or something along those lines
    Iím not aware of any actual Gibson model like this. Is this one if those gift shop toys I read about a while back. Iím no good at...
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    Thanks Cheryl
    A pattern of D DU U DU was recommended but to me but that is a hard one for me as someone with little to no strumming experience — but is that an appropriate pattern?
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    But guys, what strum pattern do you use?
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    What strum pattern do you use for this tune? I’ve got the chords down but I’m not much of a strummer
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    Re: Old New Guy -Any second day tips?

    I’m about to turn 68, third year beginner. I’d recommend lessons and The Amazing Slowdowner.
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    Re: Interesting crack on shopgoodwill?

    So, I know nothing about repair, would this require taking the back or the front off and cleating the side and the back crack?
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    Re: Interesting crack on shopgoodwill?

    There’s more photos at the shop goodwill website
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    Interesting crack on shopgoodwill?

    The Gibson mandolin on the shopgoodwill sight has what I think is an interesting crack.
    I wasnít sure whether to post on the EBay, Craigslist thread or here. But since it will surely go for more...
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    Re: Tell me about Wernick Method Jam Camp

    Sue,
    Would you mind posting about your experience afterwards ? As a fellow “playing at the beginning of Covid” beginner, I’d be very interested to know your opinion of the camp. I’m going to set...
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    Re: Easy playing strings

    So, I bought the Calhoun directly from Northfield. I’d assume it was set at 2/32” if that is the conventional thing. If I put on the extra lights I’d not likely need to make an adjustment but might...
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    Re: Easy playing strings

    I just ordered a set of the Curt Magnan light Monel strings and a set of Curt Magnan extra lights from Just Strings. Itís time for new strings anyway and a good opportunity to give a Cafe sponsor a...
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    Easy playing strings

    I’m working on a tune (Drowsy Maggie) that requires barring the D and A strings at the second fret. Unfortunately, my arthritic old fingers are having a tough time of it. So, I’m wondering what is...
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