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  1. Thread: Collings MTO

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    Re: Collings MTO

    FG is the coolest acoustic music store I’ve ever been to, hands down. I got my MT there several years ago. Nice folks too.
  2. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    My wife’s piano is from 1898 and is still operational. I’m not sure if we have the original strings or not, but the last time it was tuned the man said it needed new ones. He also said the job...
  3. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    I was thinking the same, but when it does happen it must be a whopper of a job and a bill on top of that. That harp was absolutely beautiful and the sound the young woman got out of it was heavenly....
  4. If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    Went to the symphony hall last night to see some great trio pieces. As the harper (harpist?) was playing, I kept thinking of what a time she must have changing strings. Made me grateful to have...
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    These model numbers surely mean something to the manufacturer (I work in manufacturing and see it every day), but can look too complicated to the consumer. YMMV.


    As far as Taylor’s “layered”...
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    Just as an observation, I often wonder why some builders give their instruments model numbers like “M522SDVS”? (Takamine guitars have some model numbers twice that long.) Who can keep up? Maybe...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Dan, just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the song of yours that was posted. I was also struck by how eerily similar our guitar styles are. Many of the little accents you were doing, and your...
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    Mandolin in a Creed song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKeE6Qfnbi4

    ^^^

    One of my teenage boys is getting into 90s rock and we were jamming out to Creed today. It's barely in the mix, but if you listen closely...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Hang in there, Dan.
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    My previous mandolin was an Eastman 505. Very different neck shape and the Eastman had a narrower nut. A way different feel and a night and day difference in tone and sound, the Collings being...
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    My Collings MT has a pretty sharp V-profile and it does take some getting used to. I once heard of someone having Bill Collings shave theirs down with some hand tools at the booth of a music...
  12. Thread: Playing Solo..

    by Caleb
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    I’ve only ever played solo since I know hardly any other musicians, and therefore never took the time to learn a common repertoire (e.g. fiddle tunes). I play many O’Carolan pieces, old standards...
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Yes. I've often thought of Bluegrass as the "hair metal" of acoustic music because of the fast playing, so many notes, etc. I admire people who can do it (I can't), but to me it gets old pretty...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    I mostly play guitar and keep mine tuned down a WHOLE step, and have been doing so since discovering this about 20 years ago.

    Yes, part of it is vocal range. Many songs in G, C, etc. are just...
  15. Re: Guitar (not mando) Advice for what to do with it

    The family aspect of the deal makes it awkward and potentially messy, since, right or wrong, there are usually at least some kind of strings attached to gifts like this, and getting rid of it will...
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    Re: Different picks for different instruments

    I’m a better guitarist than mandolinist and am a believer in keeping a lot of different picks around. For guitar, some songs need a lighter, more airy touch, so I’ll ease up and grab a thinner pick....
  17. Re: Guitar (not mando) Advice for what to do with it

    That’s a cool guitar and from a maker I’d not heard of. I would personally keep it because it’s not every day that one is gifted with a beautiful guitar. You could always use it to explore odd...
  18. Thread: NMD Eastman 305

    by Caleb
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    Re: NMD Eastman 305

    That's a fine instrument that could easily be a lifetime keeper. Play it in good health.
  19. Re: Thoughts on starter fiddles/transitioning to fiddle

    To me, the fiddle/violin is THE superior stringed instrument, and I admire anyone who can play it. Even though the fingerings are the same as mandolin, etc, I can't get used to odd way of holding...
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    Re: i love playing mandolin

    Best thread title ever.
  21. Re: Need some help from a French-speaking mandolin player...

    Just a follow-up on this... My wife, son, and I learned this song and performed it over the weekend. It went over great. We ended up just doing it with two guitars since singing in a foreign...
  22. Re: podcast FB Journal, Craig Korth, his '23 F5 loar, and much mo

    I listened to this episode a while back. That guy is a fascinating character.
  23. Thread: Older Eastmans

    by Caleb
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    Re: Older Eastmans

    I owned a 2006 505 model for a few years. A very good mandolin but not a great one. When they came out with the 305 models, I played a couple and they both had more character than my 505 (even...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    The time I'm referring to was around 2001-2003, so it's been a long time. I admit that some of the comments were fun to read, but it didn't make for a welcoming environment.
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    I remember HC; I used to read a lot there but never joined. Maybe I dropped in during its dud phase, but I remember it being a very rough crowd. Many times I saw people get ridiculed and called...
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