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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    A local man took his instruments out of his car and placed them at the back of this car for whatever reason . For another unknown reason he decided to back his car up instead of pulling forward and...
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    Re: What’s after a Kentucky KM-1050?

    I agree with a Girouard !!! Fantastic build and sound at reasonable price !
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    As far as teachers/instructors go, you don't have to be an excellent player to be an excellent teacher and you can be an excellent player and be an excellent teacher ! There were a number of...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    A very old thread ! Any updates on comparisons ? I use both but lately I have been using a BC pick rounded edge on certain tunes.
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    I have the one hundred bucks per month but her potential teaching ability could not override my playing short comings ! Not at my age anyway !
  6. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Ride my bike, walk, hike ! Give the mandolin a break for several days !
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    Re: Martin Monel strings

    I didn't have much luck with D'Addario monels but haven't tried Martin. Mangan are great----to my ears !
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    Love my Girouard A and F ovals !
  9. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #531

    Finally voted ! Four Poster Bed !
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    Re: Martin Monel strings

    Try Curt Mangan Monels ! Best of both worlds !
  11. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Trying out in person is smart !
  12. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #531

    First time I can't vote as I don't like any of them ! :)
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    Re: Free mando lessons on YouTube

    Good for you ! :)
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Begin with very simple songs and you have to get the tune in your ear/mind/head first ! It will come and don't give up !
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    A great online FREE site is mandolessons.com although you can and should donate if you find the site useful. Another very good learning tool is Band in the Box site. But to begin your journey i would...
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    Re: New Northfield/Gilchrist tailpiece-Nice!

    If you think these are cool, you should look at Max Girouard's tailpieces !! His are the best I have seen ! Of course you may have to buy a Girouard mandolin with it ! :)
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    You can buy an artist's paint brush for the same price as the great artist's pay for one today ! But the results ?
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    Re: Kentucky KM1050 Or KM1500

    Play both and whichever sounds the best to your ear is the one you should get !
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    Thanks but let's not just give all the credit to Max ! :) Behind most every successful man is a successful, inspiring and dedicated woman ! That woman is Lauri Girouard who is a master at staining...
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    The best of the best ! Great sound, great workmanship, great people ! Love my Girouard A oval and my Girouard F oval !
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    Re: Need mandolin recommendations a-style

    "I think it's all I'll ever need" according to Jim Gibb !! :) Sorry , but need may be correct but WANT will enter the picture someday as your mandolin collection expands ! Count on it !! :) Keep...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I would also stick with the 505 until you get more hours of practice under your belt ! In my experience with Eastman a higher number instrument does not always indicate a better sounding instrument !...
  23. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Great job ! Love the tune Off to California ! Working on it now !
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    Re: Online Mandolin Lesson suggestions

    Pete Martin at pete@petimarpress.com
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    Re: Need mandolin recommendations a-style

    I have owned and played many A 5's and ovals but the examples that impressed me the most were the instruments made by Max Girouard ! Check out his website ! Fantastic workmanship and great sounding...
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