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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Sweetwater is a 1st Class Act! They wound up sending me a new DA Thile pick and didn't charge me a thing. How "Sweet" is that?!?

    That kind of customer gesture is almost unheard of in this day and...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    [QUOTE=Don Grieser;1758467]My email from Sweetwater said my pick was shipped today. Interesting.

    Well, so much for my above post... can't figure out what happened with mine. My apologies to...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Seems like it's getting harder and harder these days to find facts and truths that are "real"... so when I was told by a rep at Sweetwater on Friday that yes, they did have the new D'Addario Chris...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Well, I just pulled the trigger and ordered one of these through Sweetwater... their site said "in stock" so I thought what the hell... give one a try.

    Cheaper than a BlueChip or RedBear and 1.4...
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    Re: Is this Gibson A-5 model familiar to anyone?

    I've played a few of these that actually sounded quite good and they all had very nice, Loar-tapered necks... very comfy in the hand.
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    as a long-time mandolin player, teacher and dealer i can only sigh at the ongoing trend towards beefier neck profiles. the necks on several well-known brands have become way less ergonomically...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Believe me, there are plenty of players out there with more than two Lloyd Loar F5s... plenty.
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    I used to own this particular mandolin... I bought it from Mitch Simpson and then sold it. It was a great mandolin to be sure, but I've played and owned other Feb 18s that I liked better.

    My...
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    Re: Looking for set up in Washington

    Dave Doucet here in Bellingham or Gail Hester on the peninsula. They have both worked on everything from Gils to Loars and are great folks to work with. Doucet was the lead repairman at Matt Umanov's...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Tom is a #######' genius. I couldn't help but be amazed at his operation. I don't know, but it seems to me Tom has invested an incredible amount of time and money in getting the machines to do...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    nothing wrong with that! play on brother, play on!
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    NF Big Mon Specials

    Hi Gang... was wondering if any of you have played the two Northfield Big Mon Specials at The Music Emporium? Any thoughts/opinions on these would be great.

    Happy Holidays!
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    Re: Older Eastmans

    the older Eastman models had super-comfortable necks compared to their offerings today. strangely enough it's the same thing with the Kentucky mandolins of that era. i don't know who convinced these...
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    Re: Prettiest A model I have seen in a while

    it's quite easy these days to be impressed by "perfect" workmanship, "daring" design, pretty inlays and crazy-flamed woods. at the end of the day for me it's all about sound and playability...
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    time goes by, people own it and play it, things happen.
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    damn right!
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    D'Addario Delivers A Holiday Turkey

    I have been playing mandolin for almost five decades and for nearly four of them D'Addario J74's were my string of choice. So I was very excited several years ago when DA released the EXP74 series. I...
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    i have never seen one of these in this color, but other than the finish it looks totally original. and that rectangular F4 case is a plus in terms of value. i have doubts regarding the playability of...
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    Re: Aluminum saddle on vintage Gibson ovals

    I had a Cremona brown Gibson F4 with an original aluminum saddle and it sounded fantastic... I also tried it with a vintage Gibson ebony saddle as well, but the aluminum one sounded even better.
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    NB = DA Nickle Bronze strings
  21. I would have liked to ask him why he chose not to...

    I would have liked to ask him why he chose not to use a truss rod in his mandolins. I have seen/played a number of Givens instruments that had badly bowed necks.

    I realize there are other...
  22. Re: Article: Acoustic Disc Set to Release Dawg Trio Plays Tunes &

    Sign me up! Grisman and Barnes is a match made in heaven... two masters with huge ears and expansive tastes... throw in the mighty Sam"son" and you've got a pretty potent brew... as evidenced here....
  23. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Just buy a Northfield NF F5S... the best F5 style mandolin for the buck out there... seriously.
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    Re: Classic Grisman

    This solo is very much like his solo on the original Old & In the Way recording of the classic "Knockin' On Your Door". Certainly a good, varied solo, but nothing compared to a lot of his Bobbly...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    Thanks for the redux! The mandola sounds great and the playing even better... beautiful compositions superbly played...
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