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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I bought a 2018 Kimble two point from the Music Emporium in March and am loving it. This is my first higher-end mandolin, but I had played a wide variety up to about $10k over the past year as I was...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    I was just admiring that black A5 special. I’ve always liked the way Northfield does the pickguards on the black face models, and I really like the way they did this fretboard, too, with the...
  3. Re: Mandolin theme song? “Oh, Mandolin.”

    I've have to look for that version. Thanks!
  4. Mandolin theme song? “Oh, Mandolin.”

    I heard this lovely song, “Oh, Mandolin,” on Sunday when AJ Lee and Blue Summit sang it on their Sunday Facebook live stream. I don’t see many versions of it on YouTube. I’m surprised that it isn’t...
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    I've done speed necks, down to bare maple, on my Eastman MD315 and Silverangel A. On the first I tried tung oil but it felt too sticky (I probably didn't wait long enough) so I sanded back down to...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    I've made a few with boot laces but the thin strap bothered my shoulder even though the mandolin isn't heavy. You can always try it out (just for the price of a set of boot laces).

    You can use...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Comfort, volume, and tone are the big criteria for me. Long life is another aspect of tone - I don’t want to suffer from a raspy tone as picks get worn out. I also don’t want to have to worry about...
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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    There is a lot of good video on YouTube, both for lessons as well as performances.

    This week I ran across a recurring Sunday Facebook Live session with some young bluegrassers, AJ Lee, Jesse...
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Daily? Uh oh, sounds like I’m seriously neglecting my mandolins! I blow dead skin off the fretboard when I notice it, but other than that, I just wipe the mandolin down with a microfiber cloth during...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    After further thought, in a theoretical world in which I could have only one mandolin, WHICH mandolin I could have would matter a lot less than it does when I’m playing multiple mandolins. I’ve...
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    Re: Time to build?

    Carved body or flattop? A-style? F-style? Type of finish? All are factors.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I can’t imagine having only one mandolin. I need to have a beater for times when I don’t want to risk a nicer mandolin. I need to have a good spare when my best mandolin is in the shop. So for me,...
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    Re: Waverly Tuners?

    I have Waverly, Rubner, Grover and some unknown brands on mandolins. It’s hard for me to say that the first three are significantly different. The Waverly tuners ARE better, but not amazingly so. And...
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    Re: painted mandolin case of fb

    I have a couple of Martin guitar cases that one of our little dogs marked several times before I realized it. We’ve tried cleaners for dog urine, then leather and plastic conditioners (one guitar...
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    Re: Northfield F5S arriving soon

    Congratulations! I played a lot of mandolins in the past year, looking for an upgrade, and the F5S models were consistently excellent. I’m looking forward to your initial impressions.
  16. Re: Learn how to play "Salt Spring" (John Reischman) - video / ta

    Thank you for this! This past weekend I ran across John Reischman playing Salt Spring on YouTube. I had heard him play it before, but it especially caught my ear this time. Lovely tune!

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  17. Re: New mandolin, is there something wrong with the nut?

    Those aren’t multiple layers of gray and white binding. The main binding strip has those alternating colors. I don’t have anything with a bound fretboard, but the binding around the body on this...
  18. “Going to California” with a Stradolin and Ovation mandolin

    After enjoying one of Don Julin’s performances of “Going to California,” I realized that I just didn’t know that song very well. YouTube of course has lots of versions, from Led Zeppelin...
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    Re: Mandos on the wall

    I too looked at lawn tool hooks at the hardware store, but my worry was that the material on the hook might damage an instrument’s finish. I’ll never forget the damage on the neck of a Martin D40 at...
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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    I bought a kangaroo mandolin strap from Carmel Music last week. $50. Looks and feels nice. They had one left

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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    https://www.hwshopper.com/XX/Unknown/248533492003812/Hogan-Custom-Mandolin-Straps

    Looks like Randy Hogan isn’t an option, at least not according to this page. He said he was seeking treatment for...
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    I grew up in the Philippines and Yamaha was THE luxury instrument that was relatively available (they had a store in Manila and when we went to Manila, I tried to stop by and look in the window. We...
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    Re: Trade in KM150 for an MD305 or MD505?

    Some folks go visit luthiers, but I’ve not had that luxury. There are some good stores out there, but these days even a decent music store might only have a couple of good brands (typically Collings...
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    Re: Trade in KM150 for an MD305 or MD505?

    You need to get your hands on as wide a variety of mandolin as you can and listen and feel. So many variables in mandolin world, and the best online advice and videos can only get you a little way...
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    Re: Eastman MD305 Tuners

    I changed out the tuners on my MD315 with Grover 309’s. Drop in, but the lowest screw hole on each plate didn’t match. The old hole barely peeks out from the plate. I didn’t bother filling the old...
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