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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    I remember my first mandolin, a $100 PacRim plywood special. You are doomed. : )
  2. Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #519

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcrP4iCu0Gk

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCO4USc_coA
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    Re: The Magic 200

    I've just put John Ritchhart's idea to the test. I'm taking Matt Flinner's "Advanced Bluegrass Soloing" online class for fun, enrichment, and something to do. (Matt's a great teacher, BTW.) The first...
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    Re: Some very fine Nancy Blake mandolin

    Thank you for posting. Wonderful. And thank you, Mark Gunter, for scoring this. It's now at the top of my to-learn list.
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    Re: The Magic 200

    Great post. Though Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour rule has been debunked (doing anything for 10,000 hours will not, alas, turn you into a guaranteed Mozart), perseverance, practice and perspiration...
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    Re: is an arm rest a benefit to technique ?

    I like mine.
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    Re: Bucky Pizzarelli

    Oh no! So sad to hear...
  8. I actually got to the final paragraph before the...

    I actually got to the final paragraph before the little lightbulb went off over my head.
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    Re: Informal Poll

    If you're wondering what there is in the thin-air realm that might be worth paying that kind of dough, check this out. I have no interest in this instrument and don't know the person selling it, but...
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    The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

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    Like just about everybody else, I have a lot of time on my hands these days to stay constantly apprised of new discussions and classified listings at my favorite website in the world,...
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    Northfield Calhoun

    Check out the Northfield Calhoun classified if you haven't already done so. Nice little mandolin!

    If I were thinking about buying my first mando, or graduating from one of those $150 starter...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Been there, done that.
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Wow. Beautiful building.
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    Re: Black's Fork (Matt Flinner cover)

    Good job.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    The more you play it, the better it sounds. So yes. it's science.

    To quote the NYT: "Researchers in England say that laboratory tests conducted on wood commonly used to make violins supports...
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    Feast your eyes. NOT FOR SALE! PM me if you'd like a sound file. (Not sure how I managed to post three versions of one photo.)

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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    You were looking for an Ellis? Then think about the Pavas as well. (Which I referred to above.) I had an Ellis A for a while in the catch-and-release program. It was nice but not the sound I was...
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    My advice is go for the MT2. They're fine instruments. I had one and miss it. I bought a used MF online a few years back expecting it to be equal or better than the MT2. I was disappointed in the...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Indeed. Happy birthday to one of the mandolin’s greatest modern proponents.
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    Re: What is the "Must Have" Mandolin Book(s)?

    For material, there are a couple of must-haves, IMHO. One is the venerable “Fiddler’s Fakebook.” I’m not sure why it’s called a “fakebook.” Nothing fake about it. In standard notation, with chords....
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    A visit to Ludwig Mandolins

    I have an F5 that needs frets and a '24 F2 I traded for with a repaired scroll that was a bit on the ugly side. There aren't many luthiers in my neck of the woods here in Iowa -- well, there's a guy...
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    Re: A new prototype mandolin

    Interesting. What are the pros and cons on a bolt-on neck?
  23. Re: Gibson F5G Mandolin Master Model / Darkburst / FOE $3,999

    Carter just listed here a super interesting F5G commemorating the Nashville Library, for $3,250. If I were looking for a Gibson F, or any F, I'd jump at this. It's a bit of an oddity but at the same...
  24. Re: Gibson F5G Mandolin Master Model / Darkburst / FOE $3,999

    The listing has expired. Looks like an F5G in the thumbnail. The “master model” designation can be confusing. Not a bad price, if you’re looking for a G.
  25. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song A Week Social Group Week #518

    Which reminds me, I need to make & post "Goin' Across the Sea," even though I think it did lose. : ) Hey, I actually learned it!
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