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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My progression/education/MAS experience is one that evolved into becoming a hobby seller and buyer. My love for guitars and tube amplifiers has also complicated this progression, as I also have a...
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    Re: 1930ís Stradolin I Bought

    Please do! That is how I learn. These threads are just conversation starters and they blossom from there. I get educated on the M.C. So many fine people and musicians!
  3. Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    Here is just one example of a well played Eastman and how great it can sound:
    https://youtu.be/VZHUiUgHh6U
  4. Re: My wife has stored it for years,no markings I can see

    I don't know much about the Bowl Backs, but they sure seem to be well made in this era. This one is in very good condition it appears. Many players and owners on the
    M.C. will have good insight....
  5. Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    Woyvel, Oh, the MD415 Gold Top! What a beauty that one is. I hope you will play it for years, happily, and I know we all want to see photos on the M.C.!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Thanks Darwin, I am sure you are correct about the life of the TI’s. Playing them now a couple of days, I have noticed the dynamics of the attach with my Blue Chip picks— it seems these strings...
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    Re: 1930ís Stradolin I Bought

    Thought I better tag your quote so you’d see the above video in my reply. :)
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    Re: 1930ís Stradolin I Bought

    Sue, Thank you for your kind comments! I learned a lot about what to do to level the frets and file the nut slots by watching Jerry Rosa on this video:
    https://youtu.be/woHwJBAhZ9w
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Really nice looking mandolin. Much better condition than the one I bought as a fixer upper. They do have a nice, dry woody tone. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I strung up my MT today with the Thomastik Infeld medium FW’s and really enjoyed playing. The cloth wrapping on each end of the strings is a great feature, the tone is rich and colorful, but but not...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    MT2 and all, I want to thank you for your knowledgeable advice! Your ideas are a big help to me. They will arrive Wednesday and after I restringing, I will post a report on how they suit my MT. ...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Hi Pat, I really appreciate your confidence boost on my gauge choice. I will let you know! :)
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    Re: 1950's Stradolin?

    I will find the other thread! Thanks and enjoy it.
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    Re: 1950's Stradolin?

    So how did your pursuit of this one work out? I am really enjoying mine. Let us know if you decided on it, if you want to. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: 1930ís Stradolin I Bought

    Thanks Pops1, I really enjoyed the work and the satisfaction of making it playable. The old woody A5 sound is hard to beat! Never thought I could level and crown my own frets and fit my own bridge...
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    Re: New F9

    Those F9’s are a very nice instrument! Congratulations.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    MT2, I thank you for your testimony. I would hope if my Collings is typically strung with mediums that the medium strings will suit it. The diameter seemed appropriate. Do you think I made the...
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    Re: Strings By Mail

    Thanks Mark, for this information. I also gained some other sources as the thread went on. Good to know where you are all buying your mando strings. Dan
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    Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I had some gift money and decided to buy the strings I could never afford. I have bought the Thomastik-Infeld flat wound, Mediums to put on my Collings MT GT, Wide nut model. I have previously...
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    Re: 1930ís Stradolin I Bought

    I have gone as far as I wanted to go and have made this a nice sounding old mandolin that has really opened up from aging. I shaped the inexpensive Golden Gate Bridge and fitted it to the top with...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    I use 'em. Just for comfort and style. Adds a little bling. 186876
  22. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    I pinch the loop a bit with needle nose pliers and that creates a narrower end. It fits over the hook and stays when I wrap the string before tuning it up. Works fine. I like the look of the TP on...
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    Re: 1930ís Stradolin I Bought

    186854Progress report: I have done the fret leveling and crowning. Also, I used a single edge razor blade and scraped the fretboard between the frets and removed the fingernail impressions from the...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Kykym, How do you like the Chris Thile pick from D'Addario? I have been toying with the idea of purchasing one with a gift card I received from the kids for my 65th!
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    Re: Advice on a Good Beginner Mandolin

    This one is a great starter-- check out the report on the M.C. about Stradolins. How do you beat this for $250? https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/156386#156386
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