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  1. Re: Wrecked fingers can't make 'block chords', time to quit?

    Hey, I don't claim to know anything about anything, but I bet you have a lot of music in you, yet. Try to find some double stop alternatives and play enough to add to the music but not be...
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    Re: Carolina Quartet & Persimmon fittings

    I have heard that persimmon is a close relative to ebony and was/is sought after by the makers of golf clubs. It is a beautiful wood and work! thank you
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    Re: Parking Lot Picker Mandolin Solos

    i have it and find it okay. I must admit that I am rather addicted to books as well as mandolins.
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    Re: Rubner Tuners for old Gibson A

    Just FYI to all, I he decided to go with the StewMac tuners but first, I think I will take the originals off and really go through them and see if that helps. They are VERY hard to turn when strings...
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    Re: Rubner Tuners for old Gibson A

    Thank you all.
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    Re: Rubner Tuners for old Gibson A

    rcc56, I was hoping you would respond. Thanks. Rubner wrote: "If the mandolin has the same roller spacing, then the sets will drop right in.
    The Rubners are 23 mm."
    I have measuted the old gibson...
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    Rubner Tuners for old Gibson A

    Would any of you happen to know esactly which of the Rubner tuner will bolt right on an old Gibson (1914) Gibson A THANKS
  8. Re: No Mandolin content but extraordinarily beautiful and instruc

    It looks, to me, like the strings or over a groove in which the fret can be moved as preferred.
  9. Re: Article: Revisiting Butch Baldassari's 2002 Blue Moon of Kent

    Butch Baldassari was a great mandolin player but was above all that, IMO, a good man!
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    Re: Mid Missouri mandolin construction M-0

    I agree that it is mahogany or close relative. But on the mndolin itself I would add that, yes, a flat top is different than an arch top. Sound is quicker and in many respects the same comparison...
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    Re: Speed Exercises

    mandocello8, I very much apprecite your explanation, but I find that I till get confused. If I do quarter note BPM on my metronome, set my BPM at 100 then I will, if the tune is primarly 8th notes,...
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    Re: Double Stop workshop

    It was great! I look forward to working on the materials moe and more!
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    Re: Cleary Lake Fall Colors

    Beautful! I lived in the twin cities area, (Burnsville) for a few years, and Minnesota is , indeed, a gorgeous place to live. Thank you!
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    Re: Speed Exercises

    When people talk about speed and also talk about metronomes. I sometimes get confused. Are we talking about quarter note beats per minute? i.e. set the metronome at 200? 4/4 time? see, if I think...
  15. Re: Generosity - or "The Giving Hand Never Falters"...

    wow! I really did enjoy that! Indeed it puts a lump in your throught. Thank you very much. It is the begining of day where I am and a great way to start a day!
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    I know this may sound crazy, BUT;

    I was just wondering if anyone has ever considered putting a shorter neck on a Gibson Mandola, say an H2, to produce a 14.5" scale length mandolin with the larger mandola body. Just wondering
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Great! Frank, the first thing I do when I come to the Cafe is look for anything new from you! I really enjoy you submissions! thanks
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    Re: Experiences with J74's on a big muddy?

    I love Big Muddy Mandolins! Mike is a super fellow too. I like the Silk & Bronze strings of GHS. (LSB-250 11-16-26-40 A lot!
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Great! Thank you Simon DS. I look forward to trying them out.
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Great! I am enjoying all your contributions! Great! Thank you!
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Thank you tmsweeney! You do great and I appreciate you tunes! Nice instruments also! Thanks!
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    Re: Going from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    i very much appreciate all your responses, thoughts and suggestions! I am working at it and believe that I will get there after much study nd practice. You know, I just love the sound of the...
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    I really appreciate your responses. I think I understand the chord issues in going from mandolin to mandola. I was hoping to discover how you actually went about picking a tune say, from a D shape ...
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    Going from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    I feel vulnerably simple here, so forgive me.

    I am curioous as to how you approach going from a D (or any other key) mandolin tune on to a D ( or any other key) tune on the mandola. I know , for...
  25. Sorry, another Maandola string qeustion

    I hve two redently aquired mandolas, a collings and a gibson H2.

    I have read enough to be confused. I amd looking for a god mellow string for each. I he orderd the Thomastik 174w. Is that the...
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