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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    Baron Collins-Hill is a large part of how I broke through with my mandolin playing. I developed a taste for Irish Fiddle tunes because of him.
    Thick picks help a lot. I use "Jim Dunlop Primetones...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    I got a 2002 Gibson A9, but it doesn't come in until tomorrow.

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    I got new fishing pliers, a digital scale and some bait cast lures.
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    #1 My first Gibson was a 2002 F9 in pristine condition that I bought from Tejon Street Music for about $1,900. It was an absolute dream with the exception of the nut needing some minor repair. I...
  4. Re: Opinion about Gibson F-5G and F-9 new iterations

    I have owned a 2002 F9 and a 2010 F5G. Both were great mandolins but I absolutely adored the F9 and its been one of my greatest regrets selling it. The F9 had a narrow nut which I did not realized...
  5. Thread: Why "The"?

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    Re: Why "The"?

    Almost all Mando builders spend their entire careers trying to recreate a single mandolin. Mandolin players are suckers for tradition. Why else would we pay gobs of money for an f style when an a...
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    Re: Mandolins at Guitar Center Geldora Ca.

    I have been to half a dozen Guitar Centers. There are plenty of things to play with but I have never ever had any luck finding a playable mandolin. I guess that's why they call it Guitar Center and...
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    Re: Mandolins in Heaven ?

    I started back playing because I wanted to contribute to the small house church we started a few months ago and can tell you that as beautiful sounding as the old gospel tunes I am learning sound, I...
  8. Re: 2001 Flatiron Festival F - Add a radiused fretboard?

    It has been said a thousand times and will be repeated a thousand more. The Flatiron Festival is one of the most underrated and undervalued mandolin out there.
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    It has that Gibson choppy sound, very impressed. I like it better than my Flatiron that has a warmer sound.
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    Ratliff was on my radar a few years back when I bought my first Gibson. He has some amazing youtube videos which finely detail his work. That coupled with a good sense of humor makes his videos...
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    A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    I have always been a Gibson guy. So, when I decided to go spend the money, I bought an F9 and then later an F5G and finally a Montana made Flatiron. I loved them all. Selling that F9 was a life...
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    Re: Gibson taps JC Curleigh as new CEO

    I am a father of four. This month I put a Deering Banjo in my 11 year old's hands and bought him lessons. The next week I put a big muddy flat top in my 6 year old's hands and bought him lessons....
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    Re: The (China)Loar

    I had a LM590 that turned into an exceptional mandolin. It was heavier than I liked but got louder over time.
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    Re: Big Muddy Mandolins mini documentary.

    Itís my reintroduction instrument. I sold my Gibson 2 years ago and have regretted it so I decided a good flat top would help me get back to where i was.
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    My wife was was just told by my 4 year old , that he couldn't go to sleep before Santa got here because Daddy won't stop playing his mandolin! God Bless and Merry Christmas.
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    Re: Opinions On The Gibson F5G

    Just bought my first F5G. I am anxious to see how it turns out!
  17. Re: Question on Serial Number in Flatiron Festival Mandolin

    Thanks Nick. I like the sound but just wanted more mandolin and the brown color isn't quite my style.
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    Re: Dwight Yoakum on Late Night

    I loved it!! Dwight was one of the most important musical influences for me as a kid. Back in the mid to late eighties, my Uncle would cover a lot of his songs at his gigs. We got a healthy dose...
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