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    Re: Ry Cooder 1970 mandolin video

    That was a great video, thanks for posting it!

    Here is the solo version of Ry playing " Goin' to Brownsville" that has been posted many times before but never gets old...


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  2. Re: Who Has a Northfield F5-S with Airloom case?

    Any further developments?
  3. Re: Trouble with my mandolin not agreeing with my straps

    If it swings around to your right hip, you may be applying too much pressure with your right hand behind the bridge. Your torso (or hip) would act as a fulcrum. You might want to take a look at your...
  4. Re: ID? F-style mandolin with Eagle front/back and wood trim

    That instrument looks like it was made in Vietnam by a shop known as "Antonio Tsai". A lot of bling but they have a poor reputation as far as tone or longevity is concerned.
  5. Re: Who Has a Northfield F5-S with Airloom case?

    David, sorry to hear that you are experiencing such a difficult journey into your mandolin ownership. I would be surprised that the Northfield did not come with a bone nut given the price point. As...
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    1920s Dewick in the classifieds

    Check this bad boy out...:disbelief:

    https://www.gbase.com/gear/dewitt-banjolin-1920

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  7. Re: Who Has a Northfield F5-S with Airloom case?

    David, aside from the case, how are you liking the Northfield?
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    Re: Guitarist looking for a Weber

    There is this F-5 with a redwood top from Skip Kelley...

    https://lowevintage.com/item/mandolins-kelley/f-5-10/

    Skip builds a great mandolin and is a heck of a nice guy to talk to. He is also a...
  9. Re: Laberte et Magnié mandolin of uncertain vintage

    To my knowledge, the additional "France" sticker, denoted instruments meant for export.
  10. Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    This is a pretty cool story...

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  11. Thread: Stimudent

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    Re: Stimudent

    For olives in your martini?
  12. Thread: Stimudent

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    Re: Stimudent

    For what? Besides fighting gum disease? :confused:
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    Re: compared to a Weber mandolin.

    +1 for the Silver Angel econo. There is one in the classifieds at the moment. Just buy it and sell the Weber. Trades are difficult to say the least.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/190995#190995
  14. Re: Tax and import duty buying a mandolin from the UK?

    If you have not done so already, you could head over to the CBOM section in the classifieds here and see if anything is of interest to you...
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    Re: Crushed stone for headstock inlay?

    Comment from another thread, post # 10 pertains to your question...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/160636-Gal

    Also, the Duke Of Pearl sells crushed shell...
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    Re: Devastating floods in Kentucky

    Glad to hear you are safe John. I am sure the folks at the school appreciate your help and expertise.
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    Devastating floods in Kentucky

    The images coming out of Eastern Kentucky truly are heart wrenching. In our local paper yesterday, there was a photo of Paul Williams, an instructor at the Appalachian School Of Luthiery, surveying...
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    Re: Guitarist looking for a Weber

    Bummer, did that occur during shipping?
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    Re: Richard Durrant Tenor Course?

    It is common courtesy to provide a link to the topic you start.
  20. Thread: Kenny Baker

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    Re: Kenny Baker

    He was also an accomplished guitar player. He recorded an album with Josh Graves in the early 70's...

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    Re: Guitarist looking for a Weber

    David, glad it worked out. I think you are going to have a lot of fun with it.
  22. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Ah, there lies the root of the question.
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    Re: NMD - Northfield Big Mon

    Wow! that tortoise binding really pops. That mandolin will take you a looong way on your journey. Congrats.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Fair point. Not to hijack the thread but what always confused me about the history of flatpicked guitar is that when it happened people were so amazed and impressed.

    Jazz guitarists were playing...
  25. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Spoiler alert, for years I have been working (in my secret laboratory) on a product that will make all mechanical devices, like the ones discussed above, obsolete. It will come in an aerosol format...
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