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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    So sorry to hear about Arthur's passing. I sent him a CD some time ago and he responded by sending me a vintage publication of Dawg's solos transcribed. I'll have to dig that up to re-appreciate...
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    Re: A recent pair of tenor guitars

    I'm glad I logged on and saw this post. Those look beautiful. I'd love to hear the Parlour King play.
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    Re: Beatles tunes

    Norwegian Wood in D is fun to play.
    I also play a weird gypsy swing version of Eleanor Rigby that's pretty cool. I should do a video of that to share...
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    Re: Road trip music

    One From the Vault - Grateful Dead
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    Re: New here and new Tenor Guitar

    I swapped my tenor over to GDAE too, and that instrument has a whole new life. I'm really enjoying playing it now, after years of intermittent interest with CGDA tuning. Welcome to the Cafe Tug!
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    Dude, you had a Gremlin that was still running in 1984?? that's noteworthy.



    Exactly. You can't deny those inanimate object's ability to transport us to far off places, which is probably where...
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    Re: Makeshift home studio

    If you're building new walls, I suggest using metal studs instead of wood studs. I think they're cheaper than wood now, and easier to work with (plus much less mess). Plus, they won't be ruined if...
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    Re: ISO - luthier in Oakland County, MI

    I like that, thank you!
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    ISO - luthier in Oakland County, MI

    Hey Folks, Happy New Year.

    I've got a '62 Harmony Tenor Guitar that I'd like to get some fret markers installed on the side of the neck / fretboard. Is there anyone near Rochester Hills that can...
  10. Re: Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead Mandolin Lesson

    Nice work! thanks for sharing
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Not a sunburst:

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    Re: Work distraction

    is it now? maybe you should lower the humidity in that room.

    [rimshot] get it? (bad Dad joke)
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    Re: '60s (?) Suzuki 226

    Other than knowing almost nothing about bowlbacks... any mandolin that is structurally sound, plays well, and appeals to you is a steal at $125. Looks like some of those go for double that on the...
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    Re: pick-up options for a A style mando

    Sweet A5 you got there!

    I've got a K & K twin, accompanied by the Pure Preamp and think it does just fine through a Fender Acoustisonic 30 amp. (I'm itching to trade the amp for a Fishman Loudbox...
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    Re: tenor guitar strings for GDAE tunning

    Thanks for the advice everybody! After years of noodling aimlessly on CGDA, I decided to give octave mandolin a try. I just ordered 2 sets of the the John Pearse 450 set for my 60's Harmony archtop...
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    Re: Centerfold/Push It medley

    sweet! loved it
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    Re: Acoustic Dead duo tunes

    That > was pretty tight
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    Re: Pickboy clown barf pick

    Interesting. Were you using this same one? This is what I use and I'm interested why you like the Pickboy better?
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    Re: Help with EQ'ing K&K mandolin pickup

    I've got a K&K twin - and it works great with the K&K pre-amp. I know you'd rather not spend another $100, but adding that will save lots of hassle and be well worth it in the long run.
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    I play GHS LSB250 strings on my oval hole. I tried them one time and really liked the way they sound, play and last a long time.
    I might try the nickel ones mentioned above next time based on all...
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    Re: Picks

    +1 for trying the pick samplers. You never know what you're going to like until you try them all
    (spoiler: it probably won't be the $40 Blue Chip)
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    Re: Bryan Sutton on mandolin?!?

    I missed it, but here's a clip from Billy's Facebook fan page:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ3fTK8zyvA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3oEEEHS68KtxxPWXw5cqj3rp6jPtL5QajiHHGNOp4Pt3ptq6TdeZK-3DI
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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    Congrats on a decade of mandolin!

    My suggestion is to take a mandolin themed vacation.

    and to clarify: "new" mandolin really means "another" mandolin
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    I was quite relieved to read your anguish was choosing between oval and F holed mandolins, because my first impression of the subject line implied that you bought a banjo.
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    pretty sure it's a Wienman. Jarrod talks about his mando and gear in his Mandolins and Beer podcast.
    https://mandolinsandbeer.wordpress.com/
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