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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    My Duff A-5 was one of the best sounding mandolins I've ever owned or played. Unfortunately, I got scroll envy and sold it. But fortunately I got a Duff F-5 which sounded about the same. (But had...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I can tell one difference between Nickel-Silver, EVO, and Stainless Steel:

    Nickel-Silver frets last (ham-handed) me about 1-3 years between dressings or refrets,
    EVO frets last me over 8...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    Heritage- $200/year minimum premium. Great to work with.
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    In spite of your beliefs, I have a hard time believing that the fret material made the difference. Certainly not the experience of many folks who have reported their experiences here. Perhaps the...
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    I remember some years ago, I sat on the front row and watched Wayne pull out a mandolin and pick a few fiddle tunes on it using finger picks. When he finished, he handed the mandolin down to me,...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    One hour of specifically learning or practicing techniques that I am not good at. Followed by an hour of playing tunes or songs that I enjoy.:)
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Music theory describes what we do. It does not force us to do it.
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Pilot, you don't need to post the same thread in 2 different sections.
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    1. I usually wait about an hour between coats. When it's a tiny bit tacky, but not much. I do NOT sand between these THIN coats. Wait overnight to sand or steel wool.

    2. I've never noticed any...
  10. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I used to change the unwound strings early because my fingers seemed to make them rust or at least get much less smooth within a few weeks. Didn't happen on the wounds as much. Lately my chemistry...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Dillon, You are a wise man.:).............. (but I do think it would have been fun.);)
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    I usually use Tru-oil as described by mikeyb2 above,
    but just for interest I'll describe a method that Mr Dudenbostel showed me several years ago that has done quite well for me, especially if...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Dillon: When you get the top back and reassembled please report in and describe the WHOLE process.
    I think it will be very entertaining.:)
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    Re: Coated like uncoated choices

    Cleartone Strings
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    Re: String angle over bridge

    I know that we have discussed node patterns and such of mandolin tops and these observations are important in knowing what building points are important.

    I also remember seeing oscilloscopic...
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    Re: Thoughts on String Gauges

    I previously had a mandolin which had a bit too much fingerboard relief but no adjustable truss rod. I switched to light strings to decrease total tension and the relief decreased a bit.
    I was...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Music theory is NOT a set of rules that you must follow when writing or playing music.

    Music theory IS a set of terms and relationships used to COMMUNICATE to others WHAT OCCURS IN MUSIC. (and...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    I had one engraved as you describe. It was the silver plated one and it turned out nice. You could see the bronze color, but over a year or so, I didn't notice any dramatic changes in the bronze...
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    I'm thinkin' you're overthinkin' a normal looking right wrist. Just generally keep it comfortably straight.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My '09 Heiden 2-point.
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    Re: Leather Calton Case Cover

    I'm thinking that Dem is just bored again, and wants something else.;)
  22. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    Not April anymore. Take a rest.
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    Re: Flat top Arch back mandolin

    What do you recognize as differences in tone and sound between the flat and arched back models?
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Try some of the older songs: Mr Sandman, Who's Sorry Now?, All of Me; Five foot two, Eyes of Blue: almost completely made up of 'following the Circle'.:)
  25. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    Are we allowed to know what's being transplanted, or is that too personal for the forum? Just curious. And caring about Dennis. Great guy.
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