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    Re: Average Cost to Ship Mandolin in CONUS?

    From a purely economic standpoint, unless there is a monopoly, something becomes too expensive only when people stop buying it. For American shipping these days, we basically have a tripoly (???),...
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    I agree with these gents. Iíve never played a non-US Breedlove, but I had a Quartz OF, which I sold when I found a used Quartz FF here. For a while, you could always find one or two in the Cafe...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Talk about someone who could show that it's not just what notes you play, but how you play them!
  4. Re: Nickel Creek - When You Come Back Down (posted 2 days ago)

    Still nobody like them!

    They're doing a second livestream show next Sunday.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Really sorry to hear this. I know that Peter had been having trouble since he had a stroke a few years ago, but he was still a young guy (by my standards).

    I took a great workshop from him a...
  6. Thread: Gilchrist

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    Re: Gilchrist

    I think that many or most builders will feel that way about their work, because unless they're hit with arthritis or Parkinson's, that's generally true.

    I also think that most builders hit several...
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    Thanks for posting this. I always love to read about people who make me look so moderate in this area.
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    Lot of truth in that!



    I agree completely. Personally, I only play an eight-string electric for that reason. However, I certainly get the appeal of a four-string when I hear Sam Bush or...
  9. Re: Adam Rhodes playing a 10 string guitar bouzouki

    It sounds nice during the opening half, and then it sounds GORGEOUS during the second half! (Not going to say why, though. :) )
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    I saw Lawrence’s IG post the other day where he played a slowed-down version of “Over the Waterfall” on it, letting the richness of its tone really ring out. You’ve got a gem there!
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    Octave Mandolin Course

    Matt Flinner is offering an eight-week online course exclusively on OM this spring. I've seen occasional instructional materials and workshops for OM, but never a structured course. After noodling...
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    Re: New string formula?

    Are the Mangan strings suited more for one type of music or tone than another?
  13. Re: Goodbye to.. my Stiver, my Collings, my Rigel...

    I'd imagine that everyone here empathizes with that! We're all drawn to specific instruments for how we respond to them and how they respond to us. I'm so glad that you found another instrument...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    That was great! I missed it when Mark posted it, so thanks for flagging this.

    Two bass players who don't step on each other, and Ronnie on mandola with Sierra on mandolin. Pretty nice!

    I...
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    Re: Quality of a 2014 vs 2021 Eastman MD315

    Since you basically paid the 2021 price, I wonder how the current wholesale and retail prices of the 315's compare with what they were in 2014. Even with the $50 discount, the store may have made...
  16. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    If you rephrase the original question to "Which city has the largest selection of mandolins on hand?", I think Nashville is the clear answer. I live within an hour of both Gryphon Strings in Palo...
  17. Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    Ah, Mandolin Bros. That's the only store where there was basically an entire wall of octave mandolins, bouzoukis, and mandocellos. On my only trip there, I was able to play FOUR mandocellos...
  18. Thread: Larkin Poe

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    Re: Larkin Poe

    I'd heard of them, but never heard them. Thanks for the intro! They have quite a variety of music out there.

    Mando solo at 3:10 on this one from eight years ago. The distressed finish didn't...
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    Re: Sierra playing Mad World

    ... who always puts together a band of very talented young men alongside her!

    That trio was tremendous, with Ethan on bass and Justin on pretty much everything with strings. A few years later,...
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    Re: Songs that need BG covers.

    That's what Arlo thought, back in the day!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srR_lIkj3_8
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    Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    That was great! Very rich playing and arrangement! He reminds me of 1985 Eddie Van Halen's guitar style and Mark Knopfler's fashion style, all done in Brazilian style.
  22. Re: A good reason to have more than one mandolin

    Back to the original post, I'd say that the pre-Loar Gibson A's are the perfect example of "a good reason to have more than one mandolin." For me, it wouldn't work as my main or only mandolin, but...
  23. Re: A good reason to have more than one mandolin

    I agree, but I'd say that most don't sound this good.

    The older that comparable instruments are, the less comparable their journeys have been. So, they can have a wide range of aging experiences,...
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    6-String Electric Mando

    In the Classifieds today, I saw a listing for an acoustic-electric mandolin with single strings for the G and D and double strings for the A and E. It's built by a builder in Poland, Robert Naczas,...
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    My instruments are in what used to be the kids' bedroom. It's about 11' x 11' with a bunch of plants in it. I have a hygrometer in there and one in the living room dining room area, and the RH in...
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