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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    We take for granted what you can just go out and buy here. I use a bootlace on my A1, a Bailey on my Silverangel, and an unknown but very nice round braid on my Arches. The Bailey is the most...
  2. Thread: upgrade thoughts

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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    I think if you got to Sylvan then Gryphon another hour down the road, you’ll get about the best selection in Ca. But you won’t see a huge variety of any one brand, except Gryphon has an impressive...
  3. Thread: Education

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    Re: Education

    Here is a happy complication. The mandolin I built is a cannon. Most mandolins I play in stores are not, while I confess most resonate better, but I’m not going to spend six grand on one, hence my...
  4. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    Collings is the best example of pricing premium in the business. They have developed a reputation over a long period of time. What I have noticed is they have resisted putting their name on down...
  5. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    In their defense, all carrierís systems are swamped by Black Friday sales. But Ďtis the season to bash them, each and every one.
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    Re: Beginner Celtic mandolin

    Buy a Flatiron flat top like the 1N. Perfect, affordable, lovely sounding instrument. Iíve seen a few in the $600-800 range lately.

    You may never need better. Old Gibsonís are great too, at twice...
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    Re: Shout out for Ronny Harrison straps

    A strap that is perfect for you is a wonderful thing. I have a bootlace for my A 1 that is just right for that mandolin, then there is a Bailey for my SA. Two very different takes on what a strap...
  8. Thread: Northfield love

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    Re: Northfield love

    Youíve got things ass backwards. An F5S will greatly improve your playing, because you will play twice as much. It may even eat into your Cafe time. Weíll understand.
  9. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    Retirement will kick start an accellerated process for sure. I’ve gotten comments like how good I was for only playing three years, to which I reply, forty years of flat picking guitar got me going,...
  10. Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    Whatever the sale, terms should be spelled out. I recently completed a perchase with Bryan Kimsey, and with him having a UPS business account, he would have generated a call tag at his discount rate....
  11. Thread: Northfield love

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    Re: Northfield love

    Ah, how jaded I've become to call $3k a little expense. I've been looking at and playing far too many $6k mandolins lately.
  12. Thread: Education

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    Re: Education

    I must confess to owning a 1913 A1, but that seems to me a entirely different category from a modern F style.
  13. Thread: upgrade thoughts

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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    $1500 is a great budget in the used A style market. I’m Silverangel biased, particularly if you are not prone to bluegrass, but you’ll find some Weber’s for sure and someone will chime in with small...
  14. Thread: Education

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    Re: Education

    I do lust after Gibson..........and Ellis and Gilchrist and Dudenbostel, and Heiden.......but I’m just curious to know at this point. And individual instruments can be so different. Case in point. I...
  15. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    I picked up mandolin at age 65. Who knows where my skill level will be when my body gives in to the inevitable decline. But look at it as a journey with no end, where traveling in the right direction...
  16. Thread: Northfield love

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    Re: Northfield love

    There is nothing close to the value of an F5S. Nothing close. Yes, the wood figuring leaves something to be desired, ranging from slight figuring to nonexistent, but the tone and playability are...
  17. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    Well, Iím guessing the shipper, a business, contacted UPS because it was delivered Saturday. Had I not been proactive, it would have taken another three days. But I hate to badger a business, but...
  18. Thread: Education

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    Education

    In an ongoing quest to educate myself I try to play as many mandolins as I can. In my area that is pretty much relegated to a few brands. Collings, Weber, Northfield, Eastman, and Kentucky. I have a...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    Forums self perpetuate. Everything's subjective, nothing ever settled. As Bullwinkle says in the movie, why do we drive by the same town over and over?

    Well, back by popular demand, what's so good...
  20. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    Well I guess my call had some effect, because my delivery is now Monday. All the more frustrating because it is now four miles from my house.
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    Re: Eastman gig bag on sale again...

    Well the MD 315 comes with a gig bag, and TMS upgrades everyone to a hard case, so they have a lot of them piling up.
  22. Thread: UPS rant

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    UPS rant

    I know, carriers are all the same, but I have a guitar that is going to take four days to finish the last 60 miles of it's journey. Why? Because they can according to their contract.
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    Re: Ellis F5 vs. Gibson F5 vs. Collings MF5

    If an old friend speaks to me, it is generally because they have forgotten our last encounter.
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    Re: Tuner machine advice

    I think we need to separate the issue. Mandolins fluctuate more than any other instrument I've played. It is the nature of the beast for all but possibly carbon fiber mandolins. Then there are the...
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    You know, when I read about an instrument once owned by someone, all I can think is here is an instrument a discerning musician rejected as a keeper.
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