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  1. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    So, can I hear the tonal difference between and $5k Collings and a $10k fern? Yep, you bet I can. Can I hear the $5,000 difference? Nope. I can't. But, I fully get that it's a "31 Flavors"-type...
  2. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    No doubt. I've had a greatly diminished right hand either through injury, arthritis, etc. and it never kept me from playing. After this is over maybe I'll just pull my own version of the "Michael...
  3. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    I knew that if I could keep it uncovered it would heal quicker but then I run the risk of doing something stupid and opening it back up again. So far, so good. I may be able to play a litte over the...
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    Re: Kudos to Derek at Northfield Mandolins

    My experience has been that if the product is exceptional, the folks standing behind the product typically are as well.
  5. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    I actually considered that...then thought better about it. And, there's this famous (around Austin) story...from my understanding, Stevie Ray Vaughn just didn't have calluses, he had, true "monster"...
  6. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    187292

    Here's the damage. Was just changing the band aid so thougt I'm memorialize this with a photo!
  7. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    Your post reminds me of Barry Abernathy who was, for years, the banjo player for Mountain Heart and was born missing several fingers on his left hand.
  8. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    Yeah, between "finger" or "mandolin", I'm picking "finger" every damn time!
  9. Thread: Dammit!

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    Dammit!

    So, some time I just can't get out of my own way...

    As some of you know, I got my Northfield F-5S a couple of weeks ago. I was already playing with a lot more regularity over the last few weeks,...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    Yankee Doodle, Oh Susana, Worried Man Blues. Thanks, Bert Casey!
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    Re: Four Finger Chop Chords and the Pain!

    That's damn intriguing but how are you muting the unplayed string...just not striking it, I assume?
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    Four Finger Chop Chords and the Pain!

    I've been working a lot lately on my chop chords and, while I still have a ton of room for improvement, over the past few weeks, I have made some progress. So, I'm in my late 50's and I do have a...
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    Re: Ultra low action

    And for the measurement...just a caliper, I suppose?
  14. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    My best suggestion: look for a used American made Breedlove FF. If you insist on a traditional F body mandlolin, consider a TKD Falcon.
  15. Thread: New F9

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    Re: New F9

    That's good stuff. Congrats!
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    Re: Ultra low action

    So, I've always wanted to try a super low action. But, I don't know the procedure to do it properly and I'm always afraid that if I start screwing with it, I won't be able to get it back like it was....
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    Re: New mandolin player

    So, my first mandolin was a used Washburn and the sound was about what you'd expect. But the previous owner had either done it himself or had someone else set the instrument up and, trust me, it made...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Have an armrest inbound from Northfield. Thanks for the input!
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    Re: Louisville Pickers?

    East end by Sawyer Park
  20. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    A guy that was interested in the TKD I'm selling came by the house on Saturday and brought his Clark A body. Are you cats familiar with these Mandolins? First of all, this was the lightest mandolin...
  21. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    I had MAS while I was still a Tuba player and it almost put my ass on the street! Quality BBb Tubas START at about $5k!:)
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    Arm rest. Y or N?

    So, I'm considering grabbing an armrest from Northfield for the new F-5S. My main motivation is as a means for protecting the finish in the area where your forearm remains in contact with the...
  23. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    Got the F-5S "Blacktop" today. The fabric of the universe has been restore!
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    Louisville Pickers?

    So, are there any of you cats that would be up for some casual get togethers just to provide an opportunity to play some music in a group setting? Look, I really only play mandolin but any...
  25. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    Louise, thanks so much.

    So, I'm more of a "one mandolin at a time" kind of cat. And, I don't have any aspiriations for another F body "up the scale", say, a Collings or a Gibson. So, there was a...
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