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  1. I took Sharon’s workshop at Walker Creek Music...

    I took Sharon’s workshop at Walker Creek Music Camp some years ago. It was like drinking from a fire hose - an incredible amount of incredibly useful information, crammed into three short half-days....
  2. What a wonderful surprise to see this interview...

    What a wonderful surprise to see this interview at the cafe. I’m savoring every moment of John’s newest recording, which is amazing. Full agreement, Nick - Tristan really did a fantastic job.
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    There’s another thread somewhere here at the cafe forum (maybe more than one - probably more than one....) that has a link to this YouTube video with one of the single most helpful resources I have...
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    Re: Any good Mandolin Transcription books?

    Dawg has several books of transcriptions each devoted to a different dimension of his oeuvre.
  5. Great profile, and an important conversation....

    Great profile, and an important conversation. Thank you for this feature article!
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Nearly six-fold thicker.....
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    Re: Clown Barf picks available

    Thanks so much to the OP for alerting us to these - I have a half dozen of the X-stiff large triangular ones on their way!
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Just shows how subjective and variable these things are - I’ve tried many Wegens and none have worked for my particular grip or attack or whatever, but I know there are many, many players for whom...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    I have three of them. They are great picks - and less expensive than Red Bears, which are also casein. For a casein pick on a budget, the Fender Tru Shells are nice, but the bevels are much less...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Ok that pykmax thing is bizarre...
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    The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Just when you thought there was nothing left up those pick manufacturer's sleeves, they hit us with this.
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    Re: The Sound of The American Mandolin

    I was mesmerized the whole way through. Tony Williamson’s deep knowledge and wonderful playing were delightful to behold. Thank you so much for posting this treasure!!

    I had to learn more about...
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    Thanks! Yes - I got SBH under my fingers then moved on to Inverness. The rhythm part for Inverness is still a work in progress. Joe’s crosspicking is so beautiful - those subtle little runs and...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    They are reasonably sturdy little buggers. As long as it is in its case I don’t think flat or on the side really matters (avoiding any heavy weight on the case that could distort it so much that the...
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    This tune - Inverness - was written by John Mailander and he plays it on an octave mandolin. Took me a bit to get those crooked measures down, but once it gets in your fingers it's hard to stop...
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    Interesting tenor/mandola builder

    Here’s a link for a builder selling on Etsy. A buddy of mine just bought one of his mandolas and it quite pleased with it. He said that he did a minor tweak to some areas of the finish after...
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    Re: Capo for an octave

    The more I use that little Kyser the more I like it. I used Kysers on my guitars for ages. Then a couple of years ago I discovered the new Shubb fine tune capos and have used them ever since (but I...
  18. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Hope you are back on your feet very soon, Dennis. So sorry you are facing this health crisis.
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    It’s pretty much how Joe K. Walsh teaches it in his Peghead Nation course (except played on an OM instead of mando ;-) so I can’t really take credit for anything but the mistakes.....
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    Capo for an octave

    When I began playing mandolin a while back (wow - a decade ago based on my join date at the cafe) my wife wanted to support my new hobby so on some subsequent gift-giving day like my birthday or...
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    Thx! It just seemed like the perfect tune to play on the octave. The sustain is so nice on the Eastman :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    Here’s a link to a video I made playing Dry and Dusty on the MDO305. Really having a great time getting to know this thing.
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    Someone here at the cafe was selling in the classifieds.
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    The Eastman OM showed up today. Wow - I’m thrilled with this - so much fun to play. It’s set up really well. I will try to post a video soon. I really love the variation in sound moving from the open...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    These are great - thank you for posting the link and the charts!!
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