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    Re: Mandolin from a kit

    The paper between the joints is usually done in order to test the tone, easily remove the back, make adjustments and reassemble. Once the desired tone is reached, the back and paper are removed for...
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    Re: What's in your case?

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    Oops... Wrong thread.
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    Re: Tenor guitars

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    Douglas-fir, Oregon myrtle, and black walnut. Just about the favorite thing I've made.
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    NMD: Collings MF Deluxe

    I bit the bullet and upgraded from my Kentucky KM-1050 today (which I’m keeping to let my daughter play). I bought a Collings MF Deluxe and couldn’t be happier. I wasn’t sure the difference would be...
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    “It’s Now or Never” Saturday Jam

    Kind of putting myself out there, everyone- I just picked up the mandolin a week ago, and I thought would make a nice rhythm instrument for today’s Saturday Jam on my YouTube channel- I’ve been...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    I was born in Oregon and lived there for the first 30 years of my life. I have family there, I have friends there, I have friends that lost relatives. My sister has been chased out of her house twice...
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    Re: New Big Muddy MW-0

    This one just came in...
  8. Thread: Gangstagrass?

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    Re: Gangstagrass?

    I believe music is a gift for all people. Some artists see beyond the boundaries of what we call genres and work/produce/play/create together. Some artists remain attached to certain forms and...
  9. Interesting study on pentatonic scale usage

    I was browsing around the net on the topic of pentatonics this morning and came across this interesting study from Anton Schwartz.

    https://antonjazz.com/2016/01/pentatonic-scales/
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I am one of the "others", having made around 200 so far and still going. The very old Gilchrists do replicate the old Gibsons, but he changed the body size quite a few years ago, can't remember...
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    Re: Reverb announces increase in fees

    Fifteen posts and nobody's figured out a way to blame Gibson for this?
  12. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tenor-11-768x760.jpg

    So, the finishing is done and the satin nitro is cured. THe next step is to glue on the bridge and neck:
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    That's what I've been saying about guitars for 40 years, the last 30 to my wife.
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    Here is a version of The Faraway Grandchild. There is quite a lot of wildlife activity going on, between bees and pigeons flying around.


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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    I have one of the original (pre-Koch Brothers acquisition) Shmergel Radiators - got that Radiata soundboard that radiates a lotta sound. Would post a pic but it crashes the whole forum if I try to...
  16. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Chris and Celeste Cerna (Bluegrass Republic) keep making fine music during this time of Musical Isolation. One of the best decisions I've ever made was selling my beloved Sorensen Sprite Two-Point...
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    The beagle has landed

    Bought a basket case Gibson Junior snakehead last fall. Refinished it and had my local gear whisperer add hardware and some frets. Folks here recommended a Cumberland Acoustics bridge and a clamshell...
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    Re: Clown Barf picks available

    hey Jim! You ever try violin rosin dust? Put that on your fingers (i.e., the finger tips that touch the pick) - no water - just dust.

    problem solved!

    f-d
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    Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    The administrators and moderators of fora like this have a thankless job. They have to deal with all of the difficult people in the community. And no matter what call they make in a difficult case,...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I'm pretty certain it's going to be the next one that I buy...but maybe the one after that instead...;)
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    Setup a mandolin

    *EDIT* autocorrect changed setup to stupid. I can’t change it*

    I have two Epiphones - an mm50e and an mm40l. I just spent the money and got the 40 professionally set up. I’ve always loved it but,...
  23. Re: Mando Nut - Open A and fretted notes on A string bad

    Thanks for all the advice. Ed and Dave - I tried the paper trick and my A strings are back "in tune". So, it must be my nut groove is differrent for my 2 A strings.
    Do I now need a luither??
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    Ha! I've lately become the keeper of a similar '30s-ish Stradolin. It's in nice condition o/t the missing tailpiece cover and almost-seized tuners, waiting for my Tri-Flow. Please - don't tempt me...
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    Mapes Stings

    I am an ardent fan of Mapes strings and have been using them for a number of years now. Mapes has made piano strings for over 100 years as well as wire supplies for the other string sellers. They...
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