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  1. Re: Helping hands, finger joints are keeping me away from the man

    These are all interesting suggestions. I have had a number of un-related surgeries over the years and in the last year have completely re-vamped my diet. Much like Stephen indicated, tomato isn't...
  2. Helping hands, finger joints are keeping me away from the mando

    Fellow Cafe Members -

    I've been playing for a couple of years, in fact last year I finally upgraded my Eastman to a beautiful Breedlove KF. I've also built a mandolin this year, and am no...
  3. Re: First IV Kit Build, Lessons learned and guidance sought

    Immensely helpful. You sound like me, I read and re-read that section. I honestly was hoping to see something like "You can use Audacity for Windows to do this, here's where you download the...
  4. Re: First IV Kit Build, Lessons learned and guidance sought

    Thanks all, the finish is shellac (black shellac). It can be hard to work with if you aren't used to shellac, but I love the way it brings out the tone and feeling in the wood.
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    Determining Oval Hole sizing? Template?

    I just wrapped up my first f-hole kit build and am considering trying to make an oval holed kit using the un-cut IV Mandolin Kit. The problem though... I have no idea what the dimensions on the oval...
  6. Re: First IV Kit Build, Lessons learned and guidance sought

    Wow you put me to shame! I have his book but can't understand the tap tuning. What software? How? I really think I need a step by step, because I couldn't figure out how to do it.

    Any details you...
  7. Re: First IV Kit Build, Lessons learned and guidance sought

    My pleasure, it was fun to do, turned out just about like I'd hoped..

    Matt
  8. First IV Kit Build, Lessons learned and guidance sought

    Howdy Cafe!

    I wanted to update you all so to my progress on my first IV (A-Style, F holes) kit build.

    Imgur Album
    http://imgur.com/a/KsRpc

    First, the details. I used the IV (International...
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    Re: Bushings for kit, help?

    That's the same thing I saw Mike.. AFTER I bought and opened the darn package! Who sells tuners without bushings? That's like Christmas cookies without sprinkles or raisins without wrinkles!
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    Bushings for kit, help?

    Ok, here's the problem. I have been putting together the iv a style mandolin kit, so far so good. However, here's the issue, I had a gold tail piece I installed, looks great. So I ordered these ping...
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    Re: Recommendations for learning rhythm Mandolin

    Nope, they are long gone. Too bad too. Oh well.
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    Re: Recommendations for learning rhythm Mandolin

    I bet it would, haven't been able to find anything in the Tampa,FL area yet..still looking.
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    Re: Recommendations for learning rhythm Mandolin

    Would love to get it, it's out of print/publication nearest I can tell. You willing to part with yours? :) PM me.
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    Recommendations for learning rhythm Mandolin

    I've been learning for a little less than a year now and having a lot of fun. However lately I've been trying very hard to finally embrace and learn rhythm mandolin. Bluegrass chop, etc.

    I took...
  15. Re: Right hand breakdown, handling 1 v 1/2 v 1/4 v 1/8 etc

    Thanks Tobin! If you don't mind, what would those exercises be?
  16. Re: Right hand breakdown, handling 1 v 1/2 v 1/4 v 1/8 etc

    Thanks Jim, by internalize do you mean, sort of slow down the strokes so they fall in time?
  17. Right hand breakdown, handling 1 v 1/2 v 1/4 v 1/8 etc

    Cafe' Members, this has been driving me bananas and I'm really hoping you can clear this up for me.

    Early in my mandolin learning I fell into the same bad habits that many self taught students get...
  18. Looking for an easy jig to help me learn jig picking

    Howdy team, I was hoping someone on here wouldn't mind recommending some simple jigs to use to ease into jig picking. I am finding it stupid challenging, cant figure out why but my brain and hand are...
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    Re: O'Flaherty Irish Music retreat anyone?

    Thanks for the advice, I had some points to use up so I'm up the road at a Holiday Inn Express, but I'll be there for the rest of the time. I've been taking some private lessons from her via Skype....
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    O'Flaherty Irish Music retreat anyone?

    Well I took some vacation I had coming to me and decided to meet Marla Fibish in person by attending her Mandolin workshop in Dallas at the O'Flaherty retreat (http://www.oflahertyretreat.org/).

    I...
  21. Chord training or Why do you hate us? - signed "Your Fingers"

    Ok, before my fingers strangle me in my sleep I decide there had to be a better mechanism for improving chord precision, strength, and skill. So I have decided to stop lurking and start contributing....
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