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    Re: Future octave mandolin player question?

    I started out with an Eastman MDO305 which confirmed my inclinations toward the OM but felt a little stiff & sounded a little thin. I got a Weber Gallatin OM which has a larger body and much fuller...
  2. Re: Indian rosewood and redwood octave mandolin

    I'm a huge fan of redwood tops. I think it often has similar tonal warmth to cedar but with more volume & punch. The grain on both the top & bottom/sides is awesome!
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    Re: Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    Slick! I love the blacktop aesthetic.
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    Re: Stable Cracks

    I define a stable crack is one that hasn't moved since the initial crack or been glued, cleated & hasn't progressed any further. In either case, you're trusting the seller to be honest so I tend to...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    I don't care for relic jobs that look obvious but there are some artists that can take a new guitar & make it feel just as lovingly broken in as a pre-CBS strat. I think the number of players trying...
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    I would get back into the violin if I didn't have to work but I have too many things on my to-do list already
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    Re: cheap build kit

    I think applying finish is one of the hardest skills in woodworking. I'm just a hobbyist but have yet to find an "easy" finish but I usually chalk that up to user errors :)) I think, for most...
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    Re: Finger style mandolin

    I've experimented with hybrid picking using a thumb pick and fingers with mixed results thus far. I can't grow out my fingernails though or I'll chew 'em :whistling:
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    Poll: Re: Solid Wood Acoustic Environment/Storage

    Though I agree a lot of worry about humidity is overblown, I have had the top seam open up on an acoustic guitar that was stored at my office. The air conditioner [I]might[I] dry out your air but I...
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    Re: Finger style mandolin

    I have four & eight string electric mandolins and one of the Airline mandolas too but the Zenkl being a hollowbody seems like it would have a unique tone to the others. Converting an acoustic is a...
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    Re: Finger style mandolin

    This is one of my white whales!! Alas, money & opportunity haven't ever intersected :crying:

    I do like fingerstyle with my GBOMs but I agree with the others on the lack of volume.
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    Re: Quality Octave Mandolin?

    What's verdict on the Red Valley?
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    Re: NMD: 2007 Triggs F5

    They either didn't bother checking the mandolin before shipping or don't know better. Either way, I wouldn't trust them enough to buy picks. My manager at a fast food place once who said "You may...
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    Re: 8 string tenors - opinions?

    I found a US Reverb ad that lists a 23" scale for one of his tenors. I'd call the 8 string version is a GBOM but it's just vocabulary at that point :grin:
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    Re: Vinyl, anyone?

    I'm still confident I can find a home for my vinyl when I'm gone. There will always be hardcore collectors of every medium & I'll bet there'll always be enough social media for those diligent enough...
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    Re: Vinyl, anyone?

    Not to mention storage space once received!
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    Re: OM string gauges question.

    Either single or steel for the S & agree with matsukaze on wound for the W.
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    Re: Cozart 8-string Electric question

    I don't know why my wife says I don't pay attention...What else is in the circuit? There are all kinds of mods that people try with electrics but it's usually a push/pull or toggle vs scaled with a...
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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    I've turned pens & such from Wenge and love the grain. I can't remember seeing a piece this large! That's gorgeous!!
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    Re: Cozart 8-string Electric question

    Is it a blend knob between the two pickups?
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    Though I don't have personal experience with Michael Kelly instruments, from what I know of instruments in the same price bracket, you can definitely get a better mandolin for more money. ...
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    If only just, at least the lack of selection tamps down the MAS ;)
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    Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Talk about a pair to beat a flush!! You could start a fire with all that flame! Congrats!
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    Re: Shop disc sander for small delicate work

    Man, those disks must be a pretty penny! I don't think I've seen 'em at Home Depot :))
  25. Thread: IV F5 kit

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    Re: IV F5 kit

    I'm not familiar with them myself.
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