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    Today, 7:50pm
    I purchased a LM520 as a blem from one of the MC sponsors. Of course, it came set up well. It has a good sound and I'm very pleased with it. Took me...
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    Today, 10:27am
    FredK replied to a discussion String breakage in group Newbies
    I have several wire cutters in my tool bag but most of them don't work well for cutting steel strings. It was always a frustration when I changed...
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    Sep-23-2018, 10:40pm
    FredK replied to a discussion String breakage in group Newbies
    Email Rob Meldrum (see and send off...
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    Sep-22-2018, 6:08pm
    FredK replied to a thread Restringing aid in Equipment
    I have always restrung guitars and my mandolin with it in my lap. I've been considering using a work table instead for a couple of age-related...
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    Sep-22-2018, 5:52pm
    FredK replied to a discussion String breakage in group Newbies
    +1 on changing in daylight, or at least with plenty of light. I've gotten to the point that I use a headlamp so I can see better while threading...
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    Sep-18-2018, 12:34pm
    I've sold several instruments that I don't play anymore. However, there's the Gibson J-50 Deluxe my dad bought new for me 45 years ago (my first...
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    Sep-13-2018, 11:59am
    FredK replied to a discussion Question about pick direction in 2/4 time in group Newbies
    :disbelief: Wow, following this one. Don't have my instrument with me to try these out right now. Frustrating!
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    Aug-30-2018, 10:20am
    I've played guitar since the early 70's and just picked up playing the mandolin a little over a year ago. With guitar, there are a limited number of...
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Happily married with 3 adult kids and a grandson. Played guitar and organ in my younger years but didn't keep it up. Always wanted to play mandolin so, in my late 50's, I decided to go for it. A whole new world has opend up and couldn't be happier.
Irving, TX
Mandolin, acoustic guitar, baseball, golf and family
Production manager for a national title insurance company: and, lifetime aspiring musician


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