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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I am of the opinion that, yes, they do offer benefits.
    What I find is they raise the forearm enough it lowers the angle of the wrist. This allowing for less tension in the wrist.
    I also find...
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    Re: Help identifying old Gibson?

    That one brings a few questions to mind.
    Why did they turn the truss rod cover upside down?
    What is the story on the tuners? (As you mentioned)
    Are there scratches on the bass side of the end...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    I have to agree.
    The amount of information readily available has been a real joy to read.
    I have seen forum threads that show how “on it” Scott is when there is a question about a sale or seller...
  4. Re: Invention in C Major BWV 772 Nugget F5 and Northfield Octave

    Jake,
    Thank you very much for all the feedback in relation to the video. And, primarily of course, for the video. Such a pleasant one to hear on a cold December evening.
    May the rest of your...
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    Re: 97 Nugget at Music Emporium

    The rich complexity of that one is something to be cherished.
    May the new owner play it gladly.
    And for a very, very long time.
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    I think the link provided by Charles E. Is a pretty good example of my MT2V in tone. Yes. The one I have is a 2V, but the tone palate is similar.
    Focused, direct, less bright. Complex on the...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    That A5 was a pretty amazing instrument. (The one in the classifieds from Tyler White)
    INCREDIBLY responsive to the lightest touch. Amazingly light. And a powerful and rich tone. Beautifully...
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    Re: RIP Billy Joe Shaver

    Interesting obit

    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/billy-joe-shaver-singer-songwriter-hero-outlaw-country-dies-81-n1245143
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Thank you so much, Mike, for getting this working! Pretty fun to see such from so long ago.
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    Re: Kimble Trio

    Oh, so very nice.
    Thnx so much for sharing!
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Chris Thile
    Sam Bush
    Tim O’Brien
    Tuned in fifths, with easier learned chord shapes.
    Wonderfully happy tone
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    Re: Old Marty Stuart pics

    These are GREAT!!
    Curious. Is that his “Gibson” copy mandolin, before Johnny Cash used his knife to carve in it his initials?
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    Re: Another from the 2020 crop

    Tastefully understated beauty.
    I absolutely LOVE the bearclaw on the top.
    The tuners are so nice, also. What is the brand you used?
    Is the brass tailpiece of your design? It truly adds to the...
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    Re: Minimal contact arm rest

    Beautiful mandolin!
    I too think the armrest is perfect for the mandolin. Is there any contact information for Joseph Cleary?
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    Re: James Tailpiece Review

    I too love mine.
    When I bought my second hand Collings I had the choice of a James with “Collings” on it, or an “Allen” tailpiece with “Collings”.
    I had a Allen on Click I sold. I liked it, but...
  16. Re: nice comparison of two NF Big Mons-englemann vs Red spruce to

    FWIW
    I have a MT2-V with a red spruce top. It is 11 yrs old and I picked it up used.
    It still has the drive and pop of the Northfield with Red Spruce, but now it also has developed a warm rich...
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    Re: Amanda Lynn

    LOVE IT!!

    You might want to also check out this video.

    https://youtu.be/1kvlbtqgmPo
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    If you have questions about the company and their business model you might be well to search the forums here. I do remember there has been some discussion of this in the past, with the owner even...
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    So glad for the happy ending!!
    Thank you very much for sharing such an encouraging story in the world that is now posing so many challenges.
    Her joy in playing your instrument is a testament to...
  20. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    Welcome to the reality of MAS
    Acceptance of this terrible disorder is the only way to begin recovery. Though, it is most likely (no, nearly inevitable) that you will forever be affected.
    The...
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    Re: Stolen mandolin recovered.

    So nice to hear of your finding a long time friend!
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    Re: Uplifting instrument Recovery Story

    Doug,

    Thank you very much for sharing this. It is encouraging that at times good wins out.

    I especially liked the following passage from the article:

    “My father was a smart man,” Walevska...
  23. Re: A question for luthiers - from a non-luthier

    One of the easiest to play, and most responsive, mandolins I have ever played was a Giacomel, what is now considered his Jazz 5.
    The neck was perfect for my hands. My fingers fell into place in...
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    Re: F Mandolin gig bag

    I am with CES
    If I was in the market for a gig bag I would search high and low for the Reunion Blues Continental. I saw a traveling mandolin musician using one of these. He mentioned how his has...
  25. Re: Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    Sad loss of a talented musician.

    I remember watching the documentary on Bill Monroe that aired on PBS. Daniels mentioned that he knew he couldn’t compete against Bill’s talent on the mandolin,...
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