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    Re: My new Dudenbostel

    I'm sure the Dude makes a nice string winder. Have you ever seen the ones that Nicolo Alessi makes? They look like one of Darth Vader's weapons and perfom like a well tuned Ferrari; aluminum billet...
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    Re: My new Dudenbostel

    LOL! That's how I felt when Steve Gilchrist sent me a free sample of one of his picks. I was so excited to get anything in the mail from Australia with the name Gilchrist on the package that I...
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    Re: My new Dudenbostel

    Got you beat! I have 5! 1 Guitar and 1 mandolin peg winders and 3 Lauren Dudenbostel braided straps. ;)
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    Re: My new Dudenbostel

    I sure fell for it. :))
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    Re: My new Dudenbostel

    Your title is great click bait.
  6. Re: If you DIDN'T win the MT, what was your actual entry?

    Mine was "Polyhymnia" which means "Many Songs, Many Praises" She was one of the 7 muses of greek mythology!
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    Thank you all for the congratulations! She's definitely going to a good home. I was so surprised to find my wit has landed me in something other than hot water. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    +1 Eddie, that kinda blows my mind how that entry didnt land on the editing room floor. The contest was great and I applaud the cafe for having it but I have to say, I lost some respect for the site...
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    Yeah it would be great to see the top 20 - any chance of this?
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    HUH!!!!!!!!
    What a waste of time! Will Collings market this as their "Lucy"? Good Luck!
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    If this was a lesser mandolin, you wouldn't see the heartfelt emotions being displayed here. Part of the fun is thinking you did your best and being excited by your entry's chances. Sure, there is...
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    I would love to see the remaining entries from the top 20. Great contest, this got a lot of people excited about mandolins. That's what it's all about.
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    Congrats Todd!

    Don't forget to post pix and vids!
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    The winners were Lucy, Sunburst Trophy Wife, Nigel Tufnel, Plink Freud, Bach n Blue, PluckN A.

    Huh?

    When I wrote my entry, I kept in mind what music means to me: mystery, spirituality, a chance...
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed in the winning names myself. I put quite a bit of effort into a name that at least tried to tie the mandolin, Bach and CT together in a clever way. Wasn't the...
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    Re: The winner of the Collings MT2 Giveaway

    Nigel Tufnel - Nigel was really influenced by Bach and wrote a trilogy in Dm, the saddest of keys called Lick My Love Pump. This Mando would kick ass which echoes Artie Fufkin who had no timing. He...
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    Re: Loar forgery / fake Serial # 80263

    There's a reason this subject hasn't come up for awhile and the story can now be told.

    Someone who wishes to remain anonymous purchased the instrument. Upon receiving it that individual sought...
  18. Thread: Tone Gard

    by Mark Seale
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    Re: Tone Gard

    I wasn't sure I would like having the ToneGard on my instrument, but I was certain I didn't like the way the instrument heated up pressed against me in a Texas summer. I got one a few weeks ago and...
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    Re: Tone Gard

    I play sitting down ~95% of the time. I never really saw the need for a tone gard, though I always appreciated the idea behind it.

    Last week I played a show standing up, and had one of the more...
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    by shawnbrock
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    I took the plunge and went and got one over at First Quality today. As I said, it would be worth $75 to help my posture, (left arm stiffness), and it was worth twice the price to me. It reminds me...
  21. Thread: Too old?

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    Top Ten Revelations You're An Old Mandolinist

    10) You need to rest every time the metronome goes faster than 80
    9) Your belt buckle is almost as high as the third fret
    8) In the band, you're so...
  22. Another engraved tailpiece by Weldon Lister.

    Weldon engraved a tailpiece for my Collings MF5 not long ago. I was so impressed I asked him to do another for the MF5O V. I was blown away again when it arrived. I had a chance to put it on this...
  23. Thread: Too old?

    by Cheryl Watson
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    Re: Too old?

    Unless you have severe arthritis that is not controllable, I don't think that it is ever too late to start a new hobby that involves motor skills and... what Gary said ;)
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    by Tom Morse
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    Re: Too old?

    Old Chinese Proverb: The two best days to plant a tree are 30 years ago and today. Welcome to the Mandolin World.
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    by Bertram Henze
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    Re: Too old?

    When you have no desire to play music left - THEN you're old.
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