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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Hadn't seen that , Zach . ...thanks for posting ....GREAT refresher even for long-time pickers who may have developed some bad habits .
    I'm always amazed at how the right ( heavier ) pick gives even...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I'll preface this by saying that I'm totally respectful of, grateful for and endlessly impressed by the dedication of artisans whatever their art my be. I think most want to achieve 'perfection' in...
  3. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I'm pretty certain that if I hung four pictures of the mandolins in question on the wall , blindfolded myself and threw a dart at them I'd be over-the-moon thrilled with wherever the dart landed. But...
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    Re: Kentucky komparison

    Here in Canada Kentucky mandolins are the proverbial needles in a haystack . You can't find them in shops. Eastmans are everywhere so you are going to buy what the store actually has for you to play...
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    Re: Kentucky komparison

    I purchased my KM 150 about 7-8 years back right when they started making the new line at the new factory .At the time I recall playing a KM 650 , I believe , and several other models . The KM 150...
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    Kentucky komparison

    I love reading the mandolin comparisons found here on the Cafe ...very helpful insight by people actually playing these things . In that regard I thought I'd post this for what it may be worth.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I too have a kentucky 150 ...about 8 years old . and Yes indeed it has opened up over that time to where I recently ordered a new Km 250 and was stunned at how much better the Km 150 sounded . Bigger...
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    Re: Recording Mandolin

    I second the USB mic . Mine is a lower end ART and its quite remarkable.......
    Generally I use my Rode condenser in a very quiet, carpetted, curtained room ...point it at the TREBLE 'f' ( lower )...
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    Re: Mark O' Conner band: four minute sampler

    man ...that is pretty-much as good as it gets ...these folks cover all the bases .
    thanks for posting
  10. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    happy birthday dennis ...and many many many more .
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    That's the only kind of grass I have around the house
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    Three months ago I e-mailed Black and Decker Lawn Mowers about a faulty fuel tank cap on my new B and D mower . I e-mailed them several more times since. The cap loosens and falls off with the...
  13. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    The Eichers
    ANYTHING by Emory Lester
    Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys
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    Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    Interesting to hear you mention a lack of volume in so many respected mandolins as I have found the same . I played a half dozen or so used 'high end' mandolins at a retail festival booth last year ...
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    Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    thanks so much for this post and video. I have loved the look of the 606 since day 1 but was dissuaded by the comments when it came to the tone and playability . your video is beautifully recorded ,...
  16. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    ''No more jams due to the pandemic.''

    ??????????. Not sure why . We've jammed outside a few times ...kept our distance .....just wear a mask-or not as long as you are distancing .
    Most summer...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Like the song says .....you can live to be 100 if you give up everything worth living to 100 for. Seriously, it seems to be about distancing. So distance and enjoy picking.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    damn .....never really appreciated what a knowledgeable group of thinkers frequent this little watering hole .some very enlightening comments .
    " musicality " . seems there are a lot of different...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    you've nailed it , john. I work with , write with , record with and perform with many young players , along with many my own age ( old guy ) and never think of the age . What I find interesting to me...
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    Re: Mandolin Pandemic Isolation Mission

    indeed ....all of this from pops1 .
    I use the j74s replacing the 15's with 16's . perfecto and a nice low action that maintains all the meat .
    i have used the GHS set above also . yes ...just lower...
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    Re: Eastman MD-315 vs Gibson Doyle Lawson

    i too started out playing Eastman....and found it very playable . But as you did , I needed to squeeze more oomph from it so I went to the heavier strings and raised the action . Better ...but more...
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    Re: New kentuckys ?

    Eastmans seem to be everywhere up here . A guy on craigslist is selling two Md -305s in Vancouver . There is always Eastman stock no matter the outlet , it seems ..and of course they are in the...
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    Re: New kentuckys ?

    Yeah ...this is what I figured .....new models etc.. Even online there is little stock anywhere it seems . It started with the CITES regulations , it seems , but choice got progressivley worse . None...
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    New kentuckys ?

    apologies if this ground has been covered. but even before the covid threat there seemed to be a dearth of kentucky mandolins available . particularly in Canada . shops weren't carrying them , there...
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    Re: Wrong label inside my Kentucky

    Man do I hear ya . I'm still checking the label I'm my km150 after about 7 years and just as blown away when I hear one at a jam . Best keep it between us . Don't want the factory finding out they've...
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