Mandolin Mondays #443 w/ Special Guest Frank DeLorenzo
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by dbmandolin
1w ago
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Frank DeLorenzo, a stalwart figure in the Mandolin Cafe Community, playing an Andy Cutting tune called "Flatworld" on his Northfield A5 Special mandolin. If you're new to Frank and his inspiring work here on the Cafe, here's a little introduction in his own words, "I'm an amateur mandolinist from Hanson, MA. I started trying to play mandolin before I went to school. I had a very busy young life playing on stage, nursing homes, hospitals, fairs, restaurants, honky-tonks, prisons, radio, and twice on Boston's " Community Auditions" TV show. The 1s ..read more
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Mandolin Mondays #442 w/ Special Guest Sebastiaan de Grebber
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by dbmandolin
2w ago
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Dutch mandolinist Sebastiaan de Grebber playing a composition by David Braid called "Stop All the Clocks" op.134 on this beautiful 1938 Luigi Embergher model n7 concert-mandolin. The Dutch mandolinist Sebastiaan de Grebber currently works as a mandolin teacher at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle and is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician in the Netherlands and abroad. He is Concertmaster of the 'Het Consort' and 'Chordofonia' and is the director of the Kamper Mandoline en Gitaar Orkest. In addition, he is a frequent tutor for seminars an ..read more
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The Fifth Course's mission
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by Daniel Nestlerode
2w ago
Everything you will use to amplify your emando was designed to amplify something else. This series is designed to speak directly to mandolin players about things that are otherwise offered to guitar players. And yes, I am going into some depth here. I can see by the stats that the mandolincafe.com shares with me about the blogs that longer posts are less often read than shorter ones. I did ask myself, “Why bother?” The first part of the answer is that we are underserved. From a lack of mandolin-centric amplifying and tone shaping products to the guitar oriented target audience of articles ..read more
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Mandolin Mondays #441 w/ Special Guest Caleb Ellis
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by dbmandolin
3w ago
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Caleb Ellis of the Ellis Family band and his 2018 Ratliff R5 Country Boy mandolin taking a spin on the gospel number "Glory to His Name." Caleb has been playing mandolin with his family in the Ellis Family Band for over 14 years now. They play all over the country and maintain a busy schedule of about 50 weeks out of every year. Caleb is currently studying for a Computer Tech degree in college, and he enjoys making recording in his home recording studio. Be sure to connect with Caleb at the following links below for more information about his m ..read more
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Tube Amplifiers for Emando Players
Mandolin Cafe
by Daniel Nestlerode
1M ago
You’ve been out in the music shops trying amps. You’ve noticed a nearly bewildering range of things you can plug your emando into. There are just too many choices. You’ve realised a bit more information would be helpful. So let’s discuss tube amps. Mandolin players, even us emando players, tend to be traditionalists. Guitar players are traditionalists too. And the traditional way to amplify an electric guitar is with a tube amplifier. So let's start our investigation into amplifiers with tube amps. But even within tube amps there are thousands of choices. So let’s discuss our options. Ampli ..read more
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Your First Amplifier: things to consider
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by Daniel Nestlerode
1M ago
You’re in the market for an amplifier for your emando. You’ve decided that hearing the wee beastie in its intended role is too much of a temptation. Plus there’s this Led Zeppelin riff you can’t get our of your head… Here are some ideas I’ve put together. Things I wish I’d known or had the confidence to try when I was looking for an amplifier…. You’re off to our local music shop. Great place to start. It’s better to try out loads of things and buy the one you like rather than take a stab at something online because the reviews looked good. But where to start… ? 1) Take your emando and try ..read more
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Feeling mandolin finish
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by ritchie
1M ago
A few months back I talked to the Feeling mandolin representative "Dave" about what type of finish they put on their instruments. Here was his response: "The instrument has several paint layers. We use polyurethane as prime and shellac as topcoat. We use water-based paint on the instrument". Has anyone on here ever heard of this method of finishing? I went ahead and bought a mandola from him and I have to admit after building a good ebony bridge for it, this thing really sounds good. I currently own a weber Gallatin Mandola, a Y. stern of Canada mandola, a Big muddy M-15 mandola and this Feeli ..read more
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Mandolin Mondays #440 w/ Special Guest John Looney
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by dbmandolin
1M ago
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by John Looney of the band Swift Silver, playing a new original tune called "Nose to Ground" on his 2021 Gibson F5G. Check out John's class coming up at the Old School Bluegrass Camp next month! John Looney is multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger who was born in Southwestern Virginia and grew up in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. As a young musician, his early discovery of country and blues through playing bass and guitar led him to explore more roots music and bluegrass when at the age of twenty he got his first mandolin. John continues to be in ..read more
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Mandolin Mondays #439 w/ Special Guest Mike Marshall
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by dbmandolin
1M ago
The one and only Mike Marshall is back with us this week on Mandolin Mondays to take a spin on the Bill Monroe classic “Old Ebenezer Scrooge” on his inimitable 1924 Lloyd Loar Gibson mandolin. Since his last appearance Mike has been working on his sixth Bach suite record which will be out late summer. A new Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike CD with special guests will also be released around the same time. This week Mike and Caterina are beginning a new camp in Umbria, Italy today with Mandolin World Retreats that you can check out here: https://www.musicworldretreats.com/m...ld-umbria-2024 Mi ..read more
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Mandolin Mondays #438 w/ Special Guest Hawk Howard
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by dbmandolin
1M ago
This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Welsh mandolinist Hawk Howard and his Gibson F5G mandolin playing an original composition entitled "Songs of the Sea" from his upcoming debut album. Hawk is a multi instrumentalist from Bannau Brychieniog National Park in South Wales. His music is inspired by his life as a market gardener at Primrose Organic Farm and his passion for the natural landscape around him. Over past few years, the mandolin has been a big part of Hawk's creative process. He's attended the last 2 'Sore Fingers Summer Schools' in the UK; week long bluegrass/old time stud ..read more
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