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    Re: Builder or Company

    Muth may do an f-style in that price range? He's in Canada.

    Seems few bench-made f-style mandolins are sub-$3,500?

    Stiver used may really be the answer?

    f-d
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    Re: R.I.P. Kip Carter...October 26, 2020

    I liked reading his thoughts also! He seemed a good soul and very engaging. RIP Kip.

    f-d
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    (You have a nice collection, Jim.)

    f-d
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    two thoughts:

    It's like a Persian rug. Were it not for the imperfections, you'd think it made by a machine. (An echo in my mind for decades.)

    On the road to excellence, enjoy mediocrity. (My...
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    I love my paddle head too! Congratulations!

    f-d
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    very sad. The whole thread is a touching reminder of our community.

    Always enjoyed reading Ivan's posts and replies.

    f-d
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    maybe this photo will help? I use an f-style strap for my a/pancake-model mandolins. I turn it around and use the parachord.

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    f-d
  8. Re: A Mandolin & Octave Mandolin duet: Big Hands

    you got the touch! Love it - the whole put-together's great!

    f-d
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    So great!

    f-d
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I had a Saab - late '70s. For a brief spell I had both. Saab got wrecked first in Denver, the Volvo got me to Seattle. Back then I only had my Kay. I did know about white-face Gibsons; however. ...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    My going-to-jams car for the last 15 years was my E320 Mercedes wagon. After 330,000 miles it got retired for a 4-door sedan.

    Loved my wagon!

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    f-d
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Volvo love!

    I was 15 years old. I had a paper route and mowed as many lawns as I could. Neighbor three houses down drove my Volvo. One day, another neighbor boy (his dad owned the NAPA shop)...
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    I make a loop of parachord at the end. Use the parachord between the tuning pegs - like pops1! Never thought to try the strap like that?

    That's just what I do. Don't want the strap button...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    You'da loved my old Volvo! And, yes it drove to festivals back in the early '70s! I mean some mandolin content is needed!

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    I also had an Opal wagon. Two doors!

    Then we started...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    Welcome! I also started on 3 chords!

    f-d
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I'm focused on Lindsey Road (Harvey Reid). I've played this in a duet for several years using my mandolin. Now, it's coming out of my octave mandolin. (Actually, I'm having fun re-tooling music on...
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    Re: The Flatiron 1DC

    now I'm down to $250 or $300 bucks. Sorry, there are buyers that'll just walk away and those that don't will offer heavy discount.

    f-d
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Such a well-moderated site! I do recall the white-face Rigel Q model. (Actually, who needs an arm rest I'll just put it on the other side with a nail sticking out of it! DIY baby!)

    f-d
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I just want the lap point! The scroll? Meh?

    f-d
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    yes, A270 are their EXP74 substitute.

    f-d
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    Re: The Flatiron 1DC

    a simply appointed dark chocolate pancake made in 1993. Likely to fetch in the range of $450 to $600 bucks.

    f-d
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    A250s are exactly the string gauges recommended for my Flatiron 1N. There's a sticker on the neck block and I went googling.

    Not to rule out something lighter, that is!

    f-d
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    I've always used GHS A250's on my Flatiron 1N. The only exception is I tried the medium Thomastiks (Mittels) and liked them pretty well also. Overall, I used the A250s.

    f-d
  24. Thread: the Small Dog

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    Re: the Small Dog

    Just heard back from Betty Vornbrock/Autumn Wind. I think I'm heading in the right direction - thanks Jim! Unrelated, she's an old-time fiddler and knows the folks I know. I'm thinking good...
  25. Thread: the Small Dog

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    Re: the Small Dog

    We are new to small dogs. Through a spit of magic we ended up adopting two Havanese during Covid. The first one in April and the second one in August. Female first and male second. Figured that...
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