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  1. Re: Kindle edition of getting into jazz mandolin by Ted Eschliman

    I don't think you need to buy a Kindle. I could be wrong but I believe all you need to do is download the app.
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Lots of great tips for improvising (use of chord tones, pentatonic scale, singing, etc) but what seems to work for me is the pentatonic scale. I ignore the chord tones and chord changes. I keep it...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    It would be safer to lay it flat. If you chose to place it on its side, make sure it is firmly packed against your other items to prevent the case from being jostled around, which can occur with...
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    Re: Lakota mandolin straps

    I had the same problem. The D'addario strap locks solved the problem. Its a low cost but effective solution. Here is the link: https://www.daddario.com/products/accessories/strap-locks/dual-lock/
  5. Re: Where are the live, in-person events for 2021?

    At the top of this forum under the picture of the mandolin, click "Learn/Listen". Then click "Workshops and Camps". Lots of in-person events happening in the West.
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    Re: Education (trip to Carter's)

    Good to hear from you again Gunnar. Thanks for your trip report to Nashville. I tried to get into Carter's last October but they wouldn't let me in without an appointment.

    Luke
  7. Thread: Sorensen Sprite!

    by Lucas
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    Re: Sorensen Sprite!

    Congratulations! I also own a Sprite (#93) and love the sweetness of the tone. Yours has quite a unique appearance. I've never seen a blonde Sorensen. Interesting inlay in the headstock. What is...
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    Re: New case from Northfield

    At a whopping 10 lbs., that's fairly heavy for a mandolin case.
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    Re: Best Cases for Temperature/Humidity Control

    Hiscox claims their cases offer the best thermal protection. They are flight cases, ruggedly built, and reasonably priced.
  10. Re: Sierra Hull + Sam Bush play baseball + perform "Sugarfoot Rag

    Sam Bush just turned 69 years young a couple of days ago. He looks good for 69.
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    Re: Losing My Religion - Collings MTV

    Dale: that was great. I'd seen it before but always nice to hear it again.
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    Re: Custom Gauge Strings

    JP Strings (John Pearse) will do custom orders.
  13. Re: Check out this Martin D28 Adi Top and braces VTS

    I think it sounds great. Its a keeper. Congrats!
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    Re: Mando upgrade - opinions sought

    Congratulations Al. You've made a fine choice. I know that you'll love it. We are looking forward to your review.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    CB: very nice guitar playing. You've got a great baritone voice too. You sound like Trace Adkins.
  16. Re: Article: KFC and Elixir Enhanced Strings with CBD/THC Coating

    Is this for real or is it an April Fool's joke?
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    Re: Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    Sherry: the attendees of the workshop were asked not to share the recording with others, out of respect for the artistic property belonging to Caleb Klauder.
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    Re: Lap Steel Guitar - No Mando content

    Bill: you mentioned that your interest was in exploring country honky tonk music. Do you mean music that Hank Williams Sr, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb or Merle Haggard played? For this type of music,...
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    Re: Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    Jim: I appreciate you notifying us about this workshop. I got a lot out of it. Caleb is one of my mandolin heroes. It was strange to see him without his signature cowboy hat.
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    Re: Taking up (a) Mandolin

    Sue:

    I've had the same experience as you. I too took up the mandolin a year ago. My life has been enriched as a result, including finding this wonderful community of Mando Cafe forumites.
  21. Thread: Setup Workshop?

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    Re: Setup Workshop?

    J. Condino has a Fret and Setup workshop. Check out his website: https://condino.com/mandolins
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I like the Gravity display case. It might be overkill, but I like the look and easy to locate your picks.192925
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    Re: Any lazy way to off a bunch of instruments?

    A few folks have mentioned consigning your instruments with Gryphon. It is my understanding that Gryphon does not do consignments, but will buy your instruments outright. I've sold them about 6...
  24. Re: John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, and Sharon Gilchrist: Live Fro

    Daryl: Thanks for posting this. I thoroughly enjoyed it. John, Scott, and Sharon are among my favorite artists.
  25. Re: Luthiers in Eastern/Central Montana and Northern Wyoming

    Daniel Roberts at danielrobertsstringworks.com lives in Belgrade. He used to build mandolins but now focuses on guitars. He might be able to offer you some friendly advice. He is a super nice guy.
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