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  1. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    I’d live with it a while before deciding to trade it or have it refinished, but if you ultimately decide it just bothers you to look at it, by all means, turn it into something you like better...
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    Re: Coming back to Mandolin and have a few questions.

    In the 1.2-1.4K range, I’d also consider Silverangel, Ratliff, Sonny Morris, used Gibson A9, and used Weber Gallatin...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    Congratulations on the new mandolin!
  4. Thread: F Mandolin gig bag

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    Re: F Mandolin gig bag

    I got the RB bag for $124 on sale on Reverb, ironically from a store about 45 minutes from my house. Compared to the 25-50 dollar bags I tried back when I couldn’t stand the thought of paying that...
  5. Thread: F Mandolin gig bag

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    Re: F Mandolin gig bag

    Travelite, like the Gator mentioned above, will work, but is a little bulky. I prefer my Reunion Blues bag (black canvas), but they’re pricier.
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    Re: Four Finger Chop Chords and the Pain!

    I use my pinky to mute the E on three finger chords, but I know some pickers can do this with the flesh at the base of the index finger. The latter doesn’t work as well for me...

    As for the four...
  7. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    pops1, agree totally that low humidity is a worse offender than higher humidity, and it tends to be dramatic swings in temp/humidity that cause major issues, or consistently low humidity. But,...
  8. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    Most likely, yes, that’s the case. Morgan Monroe tends to overbuild, if anything, to avoid top collapses, warranty claims, etc, as is the case with most imports, Kentucky and Eastman perhaps...
  9. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    LastMohican, I’ll reiterate the others’ congratulations for your sobriety! As for the mando purchase, I saw that as well, and I almost bit. I love my Rigel CT-110 and my Kelley A5, and I’m not a...
  10. Re: Talk me out of replacing an ABS nut with a bone nut

    Amplified or acoustic? I ask, because a Martin certified repairman asked me that question when I took him a Taylor 714 I’d just acquired to do some set up on, including replacing the saddle with one...
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    Re: Japanese Mandolin made by Hoshino Gakki

    If set up well, absolutely. If it needs a ton of work, like a refret/FB planing/neck set, then probably not worth it (as would be the case with any “beginner” mandolin)...:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    pops1 and JeffD’s points about alternative options for the G chop (and other chop chords) should be taken to heart; give it a shot and see how it goes. But, I also agree that a shorter scale can make...
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    Re: Michael Kelly Dragon Fly Mandolin

    For the prices I saw in a very quick google search (699-850), you can get a much better sounding mandolin if you look into the Kentucky and Eastman lines, or used Howard “Sonny” Morris mandolins...
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  14. Thread: Mandocello Envy

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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Very, very nicely done!
  15. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    In addition to the above recs, keep an eye out for used Silverangel “Econo” models, Lafferty (built by Summit for TMS), and Ratliff A styles...
  16. Thread: Build #9 Clinton

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    Re: Build #9 Clinton

    I’ll have to listen later with headphones to really hear the tone, but that guy can rip it, and it sounds good at first listen. Strong work!
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    I had an Eastman 315 that I thought was very good. It had maybe 75-80% of the tone and just as much volume as a Collings MT I had at the same time. The MT was definitely better, but that 315 held up...
  18. Re: Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 a

    Nice picking, and beautiful/awesome sounding GBOMs, Andy!
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    Re: Carters mando set up.

    Yes, your mandolin should come optimized and ready go go!
  20. Thread: New Mandolin Day!

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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    I always love it when they come while I’m at work...that way I can dive in when I get home and don’t have to wait with it in the house, lol ;)
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

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    Those were cussing emojis on my iPad.
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    sweet!
  23. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    This makes me sad. I never watchEd/listened to PHC, but I looked forward to LFH Each week...

    2020 is sucking B@))$ so far...
  24. Re: Mandolin Recommendations - Beginner to Intermediate

    There’s a Lafferty A5 that just hit the classifieds for $750.00. NFI. These sell new for about $1500...
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    Re: 1st fret playability on your mando?

    http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/GenSetup/NutAction/nutaction.html

    I like Mr. Ford’s method of assessing height. Measuring and marking your nut prior to beginning filing is a good idea so...
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