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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Just got home with the F2. Lotta driving.
    Yeah, there were angels and rainbows. It looks and sounds amazing. Amazing. I knew in about 3 seconds.
    The pictures don't do it justice. I'll post pictures...
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    Re: Red Allen and Frank Wakefield

    Yes, absolutely beautiful music there. Did you notice the missing binding on FWs mandolin...

    Also, putting the capo on the gazilionth fret in order to play in D out of a G fingering position...
  3. Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    Bumped into this on the interweb the other day. Not nearly enough views, so I figured I would share here. Just some great old and new tunes picked by two aces.

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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I love the bass and overall tone of the pro-plec but I always lost treble cut which led to me overplaying to get more volume in group situations.

    Wegen and Clownbarf have a lot more high end but...
  5. Re: New bluegrass fiddle tune jam along podcast

    Hi everyone. The 100th episode of Bluegrass Jam Along, featuring a special interview with Bryan Sutton is now live on the podcast!

    Hope you enjoy it! I’m lining up more interviews so if there’s...
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    Campanella 2 point mandola

    Just spotted this: www.gbase.com/gear/campanella-mandola-2013-violin-oil-finish
    $6250
    Just passing this info on since we don't see these hanging off many trees. I have no experience or connection...
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    That's a nice use of sustain and partial chords on that OM. That's what they're made for when playing melody, in my opinion. The slower tunes where you can really work the sustain of the longer scale...
  8. New bluegrass fiddle tune jam along podcast

    Hi,

    Hope it's OK for me to post this here (and apologies in advance if not).

    I've been really missing jamming over the past year, and backing tracks haven't quite filled the gap. Either...
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    Re: Bouzouki, OM, or Mandola?

    My Weber Bitterroot OM has a shorter (20 inch) scale, which makes melody playing accessible, but it’s also a rhythm machine when strung with EJ 72 mandola strings. And, capo at the 5th fret and you...
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    A new guitar bodied bouzouki

    This one got shipped off to the US today. 26" scale, carved Sitka soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with two-way truss rod and ebony fingerboard. Gotoh tuners and Allen...
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    Re: Old time, country and fiddle tunes

    Old thread but I recently discovered this wonderful collection while randomly cruising Tidal for fiddle tune recordings. Sometimes it’s hard to find a collection of basic, well-known tunes in one...
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    2020 tribute Vessel A model

    <Using this space solely for the purpose of entertaining and accepting offers for sale of instruments violates Forum posting guidelines. This will need to be sold elsewhere on the internet.>

    From...
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    iReal Pro Charts

    Hola Y'all-amos,

    I don't post as much as I would like to on the MandoCafe but I thought I'd at least post a link to some iReal Pro Charts that I've posted over on the iReal Pro Forums. I've...
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    Re: Stop Me Before I 'Dola 'Gain!

    Dude. You still don't have every day of the week covered, and you have one doing double duty - that means you have room for 3 more, right? You could start a Mandola of the Day social group. Also,...
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    Re: Home Recording Setup for Total Beginner?

    Wait. Are you suggesting that buying recording equipment can be as addicting as buying instruments?
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    Re: Discovering the fun of GDGD tuning

    I got obsessed with crosstuning for awhile. I liked GDGD better than AEAE. Sounds like you have a good tune list going. Check out Mike Compton playing Jenny Lynn to hear how much fun crosstuning can...
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    Discovering the fun of GDGD tuning

    After replying to a thread in the Bluegrass section about a tune called "Basset Creek", I tuned one of my mandolins to GDGD and was really taken with the sound. I talked to a friend in NC who plays a...
  18. Thread: El Toro ?

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    Re: El Toro ?

    Brought her home tonight ! El Toro & Tweed case for $1400 Cdn (about $1060 US) . Think I did good :grin::grin::mandosmiley:
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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    Thanks for your comments. Cary, Don said it has J74 or EJ74 strings on it. I'll be changing those to my favorite Curt Mangan phosphor bronze strings when they start to go dead.

    This is model PA-2B...
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    NMD Pomeroy Oval

    This has been in the works for a few months. It arrived today and it's spectacular. The neck shape/size is perfect--extremely comfortable and fast and easy to get around on. Don made it custom for me...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Buy your wife a small guitar - bass shaped object and you'll bring a toy into her life while only you think you did a something good.

    Buy her an honest double bass and you'll be a hero while she...
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    New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Still a work in progress, and the mandolin was a little stiff that day, but I hope you enjoy it!


    https://youtu.be/kNC-Vg1FpbQ
  23. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Tom Dowd and the Language of Music is a good one. He started back in the live to 2 track days and may be best known for the Derek and the Dominos Layla record--introduced Eric Clapton to Duane Allman...
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    Used my tenor in a school project

    I made this video for a graduate creative writing course. The prompt was to "shoot and edit a TV commercial promoting something you like, hate, or are otherwise interested in or compelled by in some...
  25. Meet new duo The Foreign Landers - David and Tabitha Benedict

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMMIjB27KI

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