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    Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    She sounds great. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Who makes a good Fiddle/Mandolin case?

    Have you tried a double violin/viola case?
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    Re: The Doctor - Mandolin

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Question about shipping

    If you are worried about having the package sit over the weekend, UPS has a weekend home delivery option but you must sign up for it. There is no extra cost for it.
  5. Re: Little Italy - my first composition for guitar and mandolin)

    Very nice composition. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing and good luck on your mandolin journey.
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Sounds and looks great! Enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your build story with us.
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    It does look like a lovely instrument and is a piece of art. But can you please explain what the deluxe treatment was? How does it differ from his other F-5's? Serious question, not being...
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    Re: The shipping problem

    There is a company called ShipGuitars.com that is similar to what you describe. I've not used them before so I'm not sure what the benefits are by using them. I do know that they contract with UPS...
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    Re: Mandolins in LA? shops?

    Agree that SoCal is a mandolin desert. I wonder why that is, because this area is a hotbed of music of all genres.

    Steve Sorensen is great if you want high end. There is a Weber Gallatin on the...
  10. Re: Any jams/meetups in NY (Poughkeepise / New Paltz / Albany / N

    Check out the Hudson Valley bluegrass association. https://hvbluegrass.org/events/
  11. Thread: ukulele fever

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    Re: ukulele fever

    It looks like the UP100 is a package deal that includes a gig bag, a tuner, a book, and picks, whereas the 15CM is just the ukulele. Another difference is the 15CM has binding around the body but...
  12. Thread: Thile Update NYT

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    Re: Thile Update NYT

    Thanks for sharing. Nice article.
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    Re: Fancy picks for finger injury?

    The Black Mountain thumb pick might be helpful. I have one and seems to work fairly well with a mandolin. However they don't make ones with a rounded edge, if that's what you currently use. Here is...
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    Re: NMD - Skip Kelley two-point

    Sounds lovely. Congratulations! Enjoy it for years to come.
  15. Re: Kindle edition of getting into jazz mandolin by Ted Eschliman

    I don't think you need to buy a Kindle. I could be wrong but I believe all you need to do is download the app.
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Lots of great tips for improvising (use of chord tones, pentatonic scale, singing, etc) but what seems to work for me is the pentatonic scale. I ignore the chord tones and chord changes. I keep it...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    It would be safer to lay it flat. If you chose to place it on its side, make sure it is firmly packed against your other items to prevent the case from being jostled around, which can occur with...
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    Re: Lakota mandolin straps

    I had the same problem. The D'addario strap locks solved the problem. Its a low cost but effective solution. Here is the link: https://www.daddario.com/products/accessories/strap-locks/dual-lock/
  19. Re: Where are the live, in-person events for 2021?

    At the top of this forum under the picture of the mandolin, click "Learn/Listen". Then click "Workshops and Camps". Lots of in-person events happening in the West.
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    Re: Education (trip to Carter's)

    Good to hear from you again Gunnar. Thanks for your trip report to Nashville. I tried to get into Carter's last October but they wouldn't let me in without an appointment.

    Luke
  21. Thread: Sorensen Sprite!

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    Re: Sorensen Sprite!

    Congratulations! I also own a Sprite (#93) and love the sweetness of the tone. Yours has quite a unique appearance. I've never seen a blonde Sorensen. Interesting inlay in the headstock. What is...
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    Re: New case from Northfield

    At a whopping 10 lbs., that's fairly heavy for a mandolin case.
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    Re: Best Cases for Temperature/Humidity Control

    Hiscox claims their cases offer the best thermal protection. They are flight cases, ruggedly built, and reasonably priced.
  24. Re: Sierra Hull + Sam Bush play baseball + perform "Sugarfoot Rag

    Sam Bush just turned 69 years young a couple of days ago. He looks good for 69.
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    Re: Losing My Religion - Collings MTV

    Dale: that was great. I'd seen it before but always nice to hear it again.
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