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    Re: Jethro's Mel Bay mandolin book.

    Resurrecting this long idle thread to note today is the anniversary of the publication of the ultimate Jethro book by Mel Bay. Still amazed when we listen to those old jazz recordings. They were...
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    Education (trip to Carter's)

    Hey y'all! It's been a while since I've stuck my head in here... Been busy with life and stuff, but I've still been playing plenty of music!
    I had the privilege of volunteering at Banjo Ben Clark's...
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    Re: A lovely old 1907ish A4 .. but wait ...

    What, none of you folks want to post the pics for eternity. At least the "smiling crack." I guess I have to do all the work around here while you have all the fun.
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    Re: MAS Determination

    I think another aspect is that people who play music by nature have an artistic bent. There is artistic pleasure to be had in looking at and experiencing different instruments. Especially ones that...
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    https://www.savartjournal.org/index.php/sj/article/view/22/pdf

    If you care to download the only study I know of on this subject.
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    Re: Deep Nostalgia - Lloyd Loar

    There’s a fair bit of chatter about it on genealogy research boards and the general consensus seems to be that it’s OK for people who’re long dead but not very believable if you remember the person...
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    Re: Mandolin 'dogs'?

    Cats Rule and Dogs Drool :))

    (Homeward Bound, one of my all time fav kid movies)
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    Mandolin In Elvis Songs?

    This came up in a discussion. Someone said there's mandolin on "Now Or Never." I say no, it's guitar trilled like a mandolin. Which fits, because the song (BTW, his biggest-selling single, I learned)...
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    Re: Your Wegen Pick

    I have some TF120s that I've been using lately. I don't think anyone has mentioned that if you change your grip to uncover a couple of the holes in them, there's less wind resistance for faster...
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    re-reading the original post I see the poster was asking for suggestions of tunes, and coming from a flat-pick fiddle backround. So here comes a bunch of that. Not to suggest that the book and...
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    DavidKos- I specifically meant Western Maryland acoustic swing jazz played in the bluegrass style by a band with at least 3 members from the same family.
    Its a very sort of sub sub genre.
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    Re: What's in your case?

    191105

    Oops... Wrong thread.
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    The finish has been compressed in that area from the bridge foot due to string tension.
    If it was nitro, the area could be drop-filled, levelled, and polished by an expert. But that appears to be a...
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    Re: Case Covers

    Casedillo
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    Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    I would like to thank Scott T and all those involved in the operation of our favorite website today. The quick news section on the front page allows those of us releasing recording projects to reach...
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    Hey folks: what fun is this thread if we can't document these beauties. At least put a few photos from the listing before they disappear. We need to archive these for our great grandchildren. :)
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    Substantial sale at Bernunzio's

    I may be type-cast as a shill for John's store, but he is having a fairly big end-of-year sale, with several Gibsons and Martins, the Gelas family of instruments -- mandolin through mando-bass --...
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    Remember what I said about #5, Sue! :))



    Which one is speaking to you, Mary? You are not usually the mandogamous type. ;)

    My one (and only) octave is an early GBOM from Mike Black. :cool:
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    Re: Tenor guitars

    My tenor was built by David Newton on a Size 2 frame:

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    It has a Carpathian Spruce top:

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    East Indian Rosewood back and sides:
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    Re: How to polish metal parts on mandolin.

    It's apparent you don't have a history with Nevr-Dull. You should try it.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    ...I'm not a virtuoso but I hope someone enjoys! Greetings :redface:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRKBsXk2mVU
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here’s a little holiday music. Sorry, there is banjo content, but I have managed to bookend it with mandolin.
    https://youtu.be/K8yaBswmYOk
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi, all. New to the group, and new to the mandolin. I just purchased an Eastman MDO-305 Octave Mandolin last week, and here's my first attempt at posting a tune (although I didn't quite stick the...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This is one of my favorite love songs, done here for my lovely wife. " If " by Bread. :mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lmFl5MQbI0
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Nice shirt, Tim.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eqpt8VDdX4
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