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    Yesterday, 2:44pm
    Not sure about present offerings, but I have a recent Reunion Blues F style mandolin bag I bought new from a store in Winston-Salem via Reverb last...
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    Oct-24-2021, 12:18pm
    Yes, contact Northfield. From what I’ve seen of them here on the Cafe they seem like good peeps who will take care of you and the mandolin. I’ve only...
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    Oct-24-2021, 11:51am
    CES replied to a thread Apollo Mike Marshall picks in Equipment
    Itís TAD 60 and CT 55 for me. Iím going to give the MM some more playing time before passing final judgement, but so far the Bluechips have been...
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:41pm
    Agree with the advice to check your set up and technique if you havenít already. That said, MAS enablers we are! If you can go A-style Iíd look for a...
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:28pm
    I had this happen on my SA Econo, which I bought from a guy in a much drier climate than me (and, of course, shipping) the first time I played it....
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:20pm
    CES replied to a thread Preamp Question in Equipment
    Iím a neophyte when it comes to amplification, but Iíve used the LR Baggs Venue DI with good results on guitar (LR Baggs M1) and mando (Rigel CT-110...
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:07pm
    CES replied to a thread Shure sm57 in Equipment
    Man, (or, Woman!) I havenít played ďoutĒ since February or early March of 2020. Iíve played guitar and mando/OM plenty of times acoustically through...
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    Oct-20-2021, 1:47am
    I had an Eastman 315 that had 75-80% of the tone of a Collings MT I had at the same time. My 315 was a good one, one they got right. If it was all I...
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    Oct-13-2021, 8:01pm
    If you want to play bluegrass (especially in jams or a band) get a carved top F hole mandolin. If you arenít playing BG (or will just be playing it...
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    Oct-13-2021, 8:34am
    Iíve been playing them on guitar for about a year and finally got a set on my Kelley A5. Been playing them 3-4 weeks and am really liking them. Agree...
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    Oct-12-2021, 10:13pm
    Thatís one sweet mandolin! I like instruments that are a little different as long as theyíre well done, and Kenís really got his tone dialed inÖso,...
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    Oct-12-2021, 9:57pm
    Best of luck with the downsize. I did the same 3 years ago and went the ďfewer but betterĒ route. I do miss a couple of the ones I sold or traded,...
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    Oct-05-2021, 8:27pm
    CES replied to a thread Eastman Octave Mando... in CBOM
    Clarification: I was typing on my phone and club thumbed it. EJ 72 are what Iím using and theyíre working well for me. Sorry for the confusion! Not...
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    Oct-05-2021, 2:21pm
    CES replied to a thread Eastman Octave Mando... in CBOM
    If I were shopping for an OM for < 1000 the Eastman is what Iíd buy. Theyíre well built and good sounding instruments. I recently switched from a...
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    Oct-04-2021, 3:08pm
    Vibey vintage mics have their place, for sure, but SM 57/58ís are great for what they are. Our praise band has used them almost exclusively for years...
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    Sep-29-2021, 9:46am
    CES replied to a thread Apollo Mike Marshall picks in Equipment
    Iíve ordered mine, but suspect itíll be another week or 2 before they arrive. Iím a Bluechip guy, but I like changing things up from time to time,...
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