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    Re: Irish Mandolin Recordings

    There's mandolin content on recordings from Ye Vagabonds and they usually play a couple of sets of tunes amongst the songs in their live sets.

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    Re: Irish Mandolin Recordings

    Here's another one to add to the list, and a cafe member as well!

    https://seankeegan.bandcamp.com/releases
  3. Re: Long-winded general questions from a mandolin newbie ...

    Good move to pass on those two - neither the Loar or the Washburn would have moved you up the mandolin food chain - they'd be sideways or potentially even backwards moves.
  4. Re: 2nd Mandolin. Ellis? Gibson? Clark? Weber?

    Been some nice two point Kimbles in the classifieds here recently, NFI on my part, just admiring them from afar!

    **Oops, just noticed that it's an oval hole you're looking for and the Kimbles I...
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    Re: Beginner Mandolin Questions

    Combining online lessons with the occasional in person lesson is a good approach, as long as the in person instructor you're seeing is actually a mandolin player rather than a guitar instructor who...
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    Re: Boveda Humidity-Packs

    I use them in my mandolin and guitar cases - I have one under the headstock in the mandolin case, but that's it - I wouldn't feel comfortable putting one directly onto the top either. With the...
  7. Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    My tenor banjo rarely needs retuning if played regularly, but if it's been unplayed for a week or more then the strings may be a wee bit flat or sharp depending on climatic conditions. On the other...
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    Re: Portuguese guitar ?

    The last post made on this thread was nearly 5 years ago. Since the OP hasn't continued to post on it it's likely that they found the answers they were looking for.
  9. Re: Where do you do most of your pick striking?

    Usually somewhere near the end of the fretboard would be the sweet spot soundwise when picking for me.
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    Re: Gibson A-50?

    When I was first starting out on mandolin I bought a '60's Gibson A-50 on eBay for $500 - I blame the influence of "brand recognition" as I was a long time guitar player who'd had some nice Gibson...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    Why would one give up busking for a day job? In my case it was the lure of health insurance, paid holidays and sick days and working a predictable 5 days a week vs. 7 days a week busking. But busking...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I always tossed a dollar of my own into the case to get things started - if I didn't do that I noticed that I'd get less passersby putting money in. It's like if they see an empty case they think,...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    Similar to what others have mentioned, I got mainly ones, sometimes fives, occasionally tens and twenties. Sometimes got change too, quarters usually, which was handy for doing the laundry. At a...
  14. Re: Mid Missouri mandolin construction M-0

    Good to know, they should be closer in similarity then - Mid-Mo's are great mandolins, I had a Mid-Mo mandola and it was well made and sounded great. Congratulations on your new mandolin!
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    Re: Anyone busk with their mandolin?

    I used to busk regularly with my mandolin, mainly in Oakland/Berkeley/San Francisco - farmer's markets, street fairs and BART (train) stations and occasionally events like gallery openings. At one...
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    Re: playing tenor and mandolin

    The scale length on my tenor guitar is 23" and on my tenor banjo is 21.5" and I use violin/mandolin fingering on both of them.
  17. Re: Mid Missouri mandolin construction M-0

    Looks like mahogany back and sides alright - was the expensive oval hole you tried out also a flat top instrument or a carved top one? That will influence the sound too.
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    When watching stuff on the TG4 Player there should be a wee square icon down in the lower right hand side of the screen that will allow you to get subtitles in english - just a heads up that it...
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    I wonder might it be to do with whatever key Cormac's concertina is in - I saw him play live last month and he had an array of concertinas in front of him - from a tiny piccolo one to a big baritone...
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    Yes, in the Humours of Glynn video Diarmuid is playing the Frank Tate mandolin and Brķan is playing the Kevin O'Brien one. The show was fantastic! That's the second time I've seen them this year -...
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    Re: Ye Vagabonds tour USA and a question

    I know they've a tenor guitar, guitar and mandolin made by Frank Tate, and here's an older thread about another mandolin they have, made by Kevin O'Brien:
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin T-Shirts!

    I don't have a Stradolin but would buy one of those T-shirts in a heartbeat - call me a poser! Nice work Sue!
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    Re: Info on The Flatiron 2MB

    If you can find one of the Breedlove mandolin cases they fit pancake mandolins quite well:

    https://reverb.com/item/17326986-breedlove-mandolin-case
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    How is it a double standard? There's a difference between someone starting a tune and someone trying to learn a tune. It's fairly common at sessions I've attended for tunes to be launched into...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    No one attending a "learner's session" would be at "pro" level or expected to be, far from it. I do think there's a subtle difference between "slow" sessions and "Learner's" sessions in that at the...
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