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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Gelsenbury, First of all, great job! Secondly, so wonderful a gift. It touched my heart to be covered by you, my friend. Update: After they brought me back on a ventelator and with the trach and...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Dear Friend Pat, I as am struggling with the phone I was unable to successfully send you a PT. You’re blessing, Pat!
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    Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    I am missing the cafe but had a serious breathing emergency. I will be in a rest home for some time learning to breath and eating from a peg tube. Miss all of you! Dan Brooks
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    Re: Thanks to Cumberland Acoustics

    Eric, Good choice on a better bridge. I bought one from Steve this past June and it worked out great. So nice to deal with too!
  5. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    I’m truly appreciating my 1999 Ratliff R-5. Mr. Ratliff is very approachable and has many videos that a buyer can watch in order to get an idea of his process as he builds. Great flame, fit and...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Pilot, Thanks for that lesson, though not painless in its effect. I have owned an F9 too. Admittedly, it was too early in my mandolin process to know what I had. I don’t actually want an F5 other...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    There was an F5G in the classifieds in 9/10 condition about a year and a half ago for just under 2800. I wish I had pulled the trigger, but only in the sense that I am answering this survey (which I...
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

    182244This was taken right after getting my Cumberland Acoustic bridge installed on My Ratliff R5. The Claremont Folk Music Center has some really skilled luthiers!
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    My dream— now she’s gone! Seriously, congrats!
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    Re: Ellis F5 vs. Gibson F5 vs. Collings MF5

    Hey Nick, Where are you, my friend? Been missing hearing from you. I hope to catch you this spring at the Temecula BG Fest.
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    Hi Drew, We saw them live in SLO, CA and wow, what a wonderful concert. I was spellbound throughout, though I wish like heck they would play Wrecking Ball, which is among my favorites of theirs. ...
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    Re: Oval hole differences

    I find mahogany to be a darker, more focused warm tone, with emphasis on the middle pitches rather than the bass or treble. That said, I think that it has a slightly deeper base tone than maple,...
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    Re: New Northfield Model M

    Doggone nice looking A5! Wow, love the color, that one piece flame back and great sunburst! Impressive looking and I bet it sounds even better. Congrats!
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    I enjoy "Strat Talk", "Epiphone Lounge" and the "unofficial Martin Guitar forum". I play Martin, Guild, Takamine, Fender and Epiphone guitars, along with Fender and Peavey Amps.
  15. Thread: Education

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    Re: Education

    Hi Br1ck, I think your approach is a good one. I also think that playing each instrument is always best, though I don't think I am telling you anything you don't already know because that is what I...
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    Re: Best Armrest

    I am with Mark and those who love the McClung. Doug does a great job making a very comfortable AR and he matched the color and grain of my Collings MT. I also have a wonderful ebony Cumberland...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful worshipful music!
  18. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Hello! Wow, that is a wonderful looking instrument and well worth waiting for, my friend. Good for you and I hope you have many happy years of playing pleasure with this one.
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    mojocaster, you couldn't have said it better! I feel very similarly!! They have some great lyrics. I love "The Wolves."
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi My Friend, Gelsenbury! You are too kind. Bless you, Lflngpicker
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I played it on my Martin 000-28, though I wrote it on my Collings MT. This is a rough cut of my song, "Vader Tavern." This is a true story. (Note: my Parkinson's Plus Syndrome has affected my...
  22. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Hey there! Glad to see you back at the mandolin, my friend!
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    I have been collecting their records and found, unlike Olddantucker (BTW-- a great song by that name/title was written and recorded by Chuck Girard), find that they use a variety of combinations of...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    I think of Mandolin Orange's songs as who they are as songwriters and appreciate the depth of their lyrics. True, their musicianship is exceptional, as is the production quality whether live or in...
  25. Re: What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    I believe guitar center does a basic guitar set up for about $50. It it involves a bridge installation and set up a mandolin would be around $150 at the luthier near me. They also turned the truss...
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