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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4J05DHQRm0&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    A great new song from ClayBank with Zack Arnold on his Sorensen VX --

    https://soundcloud.com/mountainfeverrec/claybank-dreamer

    I'm always impressed by Zack's rhythmic chops and his tone on...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's a bit of video from The Grascals from yesterday. Nice mando break by Danny at about 1:50 --

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    Re: Metallic String Buzz

    Also check that the nut and bridge slots are clean. And tuner buttons are all tight. You would be amazed how far a buzz source can be from what you imagine to be the source.

    Steve
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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Wow, Skip! Love the warm subtle 'burst!
    Steve
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    Re: Rounding edges when not binding

    Do not use this --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbKBLgovaTk

    Steve
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    Re: The new Sorensen Stealth . . .

    Here's Silas Powell picking some Get Up John the black Sorensen Stealth prototype --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is4HChTB2iw

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's a great video from The Ozark Music Shoppe featuring Claybank.

    This is a really good video to hear Zack Arnold's Sorensen VX in a clean setting.
    Introductions wrap-up at about 2:30 --
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  9. 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    This past year, as I have been refining my check list for updates to the Sorensen X-Series mandolins, I knew that I wanted to do a build for an instrument which featured the traits of the original...
  10. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Thanks, John!
    Sure love having you picking and sharing your Sprite Two-Point with the mando world!

    Steve
  11. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback, guys! I really think this Sprite 2X update makes for a sexy beast!

    Here are a couple more shots that I hope make that point(s) --

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  12. 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Little by little, and now with a hard push, I have been moving all of the mandolins that I am building towards the innovations of the "X-Series" designs. This fall, I decided to go whole-hog and...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Silas Powell dipping his toes into the deep deep pool of rhythm possibilities created by Sam Bush --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeoeyWy6K-A

    Steve
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    From the Forum posting guidelines:

    - Refrain from using the forum as a point of purchasing or selling items or for the purpose of discussing or linking to items you are selling. Please limit...
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    Re: Show off your back side

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  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I suppose copied forgeries of great work are the most complimentary form of larceny.

    To my mind, there is a big difference between the post-post-modern nostalgic referencing of superior...
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    :popcorn:

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  18. Re: Grass Valley Fathers' Day Bluegrass Festival (CBA)...

    We're reaching the end of a very fine festival.
  19. Re: Grass Valley Fathers' Day Bluegrass Festival (CBA)...

    We'll be in the Luthier's Pavilion with a passel of new Sorensen X-Series demo mandolins.

    Randy Torno popped by the Sorensen Lab yesterday evening to check out the new Sprite-X. It was difficult...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    And here's Roxanne's Waltz on the porch with Silas --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u0iQRJ1tqE&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Another from Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BMVqmw-jTg&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
  22. So excited to read this book! Steve

    So excited to read this book!
    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the new Sorensen Stratus

    Some new music from The Wildmans featuring that Sorensen SX Stratus --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNv8GHeWQtM&frags=pl%2Cwn&fbclid=IwAR2GXYnzF9mh1NYkf5r4tpgR59CPBMUkDclorX8YE ...
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    Re: Recommendations for a ruined(?) finish

    The good news is, if you built to the Siminoff plans, your top and back graduations are likely a bit more than 10% too thick . . . everywhere.

    Carefully HAND SAND off the finish. As Jim noted,...
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    Re: Lacquer for first mandolin?

    RCC -- The company rep said that they had discontinued Gloss P&L 38. Since that was what I was using . . . and it was fantastic, I didn't follow up for the murkier versions.

    Putnamm -- Wipe over...
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