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    Guthrie Park Grange, Longest Running JAM?

    I have been attending this JAM occasionally on Fridays for past ten years...Asked Sally and LuAnne how many years that the JAM has been held without interruption. 35 years--every Friday night for...
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    Salem, Oregon JAM

    June 12th at 5:30. We meet every third week at Oak Grove Grange. Non-judgmental---Folk,Blues, Bluegrass, Rock, Country Western, Gospel, Newgrass, 12 Bar Blues, Americana.

    All levels of skill are...
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    Salem, Oregon Jam

    May 1st, Sunday. We had a good turn out in March---now we are getting together again at Oak Grove Grange at 5:30 to raise the roof. All are welcome, Bluegrass/Newgrass, Folk, Gospel, Blues.
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    Re: Gibson J45 top repair

    IMHO---Irishmando's guitar is in relatively pristine condition if compared to Willy Nelson's "Trigger." It now has the honorable well earned patina that makes it more desirable to some.
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    Salem, Oregon JAM

    Starting up our monthly JAM on March 27th at 5:30 Oak Grove Grange. We have been on hiatus waiting for healthier times--we are ready to play music again. Bluegrass/Newgrass/Country/Gospel/Blues no...
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    Re: Friend of the Devil

    Wow---played and sung with confidence. You have a distinctive voice and I particularly liked the refreshing breaks . I hope that you continue to post songs.
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    Re: Learning to Play the Mandolin

    I play for an audience of one-me. When I do play at jams I chop on the 2 and 4 and sing harmony. I have also adopted the B.B. King method ....play the instrument and don't sing or sing but don't...
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    Re: Advanced Search---Help Please

    Thank you Paul Hostetter for posting excellent drawing of compensation suggestions. Your drawing was excellent. Of course, after finding his past posting I then was pulled down into the rabbit hole...
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    Re: Advanced Search---Help Please

    I am specifically looking for information on making my own Compensated Bridge. Perhaps a drawing or photo that has been posted in the past of an example would be immensely helpful to me.
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    Advanced Search---Help Please

    I am having less than success when I attempt to use Advanced Search feature on Mandolin Cafe. Is there a trick to using this search tool. I am seeking information on a sketch, photo or profile of...
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Fox---your photos are terrific and I love that you have tweaked the design of a Uke. Sorry for the other posts that are eager to point out flaws. I hope that you continue to post other photos of...
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Nice-----did you shape to illicit a recurve? What tailpiece have you selected---your excellent video did not show the tailpiece. It appears that you used cedar for the top.
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    Re: Gypsy-Jazz Style Mandolin Plans

    Get ahold of Paul Lestock---listed in the Mandolin Cafe list of builders---he is out of Hood River, Oregon. His designs are absolutely elegant---especially if you want an instrument incorporating a...
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    Salem Oregon Jam, July 31st.

    Our Jams will start up again after our covid vacation. July 31st. Oak Grove Grange is again available to us as host site. We will meet at 6pm and still maintain reasonable social distancing. GPS...
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    Re: New Mandos in the Round

    Moxhe-----you went back into the archives with your topic. I still play both instruments (have given one to my daughter but she lives just down the street so I get visitations). I would be glad to...
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    Re: Removing Lignin

    John----It may be timely to do a trial---two like tap tuned sound boards, one treated and one untreated---if you find any of the seminal research let me know.
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    Removing Lignin

    What would be the outcome of removing lignin from tone wood? Researchers, as reported in New Scientist, 6 February 2021, reported that the recent discovery that lignin can be made transparent by...
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    Tuning Uke to GDAE--Success!

    Success---acquired a set of Aquila Nylgut Uke strings (Soprano Fifths) and am now able to play with mando chords. They sound great and the E string holds its tuning. The scale length of the soprano...
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    Re: Chop vs ringing clarity

    Build for clarity----mandos were likely originally built for their range and voice and features as a string instrument. Chopping likely came out of their use as instruments used in bluegrass, folk,...
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    Re: Chop vs ringing clarity

    This reminded me of when I worked in a prominent, well respected fly shop. Customers would come in and waggle (kick the tires) a fine graphite rod and seek information on how well suited the rod...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Tukano--what is your aim in building with two tops? What is gained? I have tried to reason it out but my brain cannot grasp the advantage. Please post an explanation.
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    Kudos to Sunburst! I have often wondered why I have been so slavish and diligent in removing wood from the top of an F or A to then add more mass back in to the top while installing braces. This...
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    The Gael, Mandolin Tabs?

    Any suggestions for access to The Gael from the movie The last of the Mohicans? I cannot read notations and rely on tabs. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: A couple of new mandolins

    Happy to see that other builders are using a rod from the head block to the tail block. I have found that when I have used the same that my projects hold tune amazingly well. I suppose that the rod...
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    How To Attach Photo?

    I am flummoxed---how do I post a photo of my recently built mando? Help Please
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