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    Re: Another backroom find

    I'd like to spend an afternoon poking around in your store! Looks like a fun place to visit!
  2. Re: STOLEN!! Martin HD28 mint condition and Gibson F5 L mandolin

    Try pawn shops in your area - usually the people that steal try to convert the items into cash quickly (your county and nearby counties.)
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    I love them. Never had one till I bought the Collings MT that came with one, now I have one on all of my mandolins. Keeps the edge of the mandolin from cutting into my arm, so it's a comfort thing,...
  4. Re: Article: A Conversation with Caterina Lichtenberg on the Rele

    I vaguely recall using a goose quill as a pick many years ago. you need to make sure that the tip is smooth (IIRC,) I think I remember using fine sandpaper to smooth the quill. It was not easy if my...
  5. Can't wait till I feel good enough on mandolin to...

    Can't wait till I feel good enough on mandolin to switch from Mike Marshall to her on Artistworks tp study Classical mandolin with her! More inspired now, to work harder!
  6. Re: Mandolin batch in the latest Skinner auction, incl. THREE Shu

    I'm more interested in the teens Gibsons and the bowl-back....
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    And we got to see those too! I still love the music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. It makes me wonder what I am still here for when I look at the obituaries and see people younger than me passing...
  8. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    I like to have it (one of my bowlbacks came in an original case,) but it lives in a gig bag, and I have a hard case if I take it out. Not sure why I like to have it, I just do. I guess because it...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I plan to retire at age 70, and go to work "per diem," when I want to. My problem is my brain still thinks I am only 18, and my body keeps going "WHAT?!?!?" So I have 4.5 years to go, if my body...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, sorry to hear your news. You beat the odds once, maybe there will be a miracle. And if not, may your days be filled with peace, love, friends, ad music.
  11. Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    I have very small hands also but am not very petite. I too have trouble with some stretches, I agree that neck shape can make a difference. I own a Weber, I don't find them particularly chunky, but...
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    Re: Thornward Bowlback

    My concern is the strings that the guitar guy put on the mandolin - bet he didn't put on ultralight strings!
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Not enough practice, and been playing mandolin for 5 years. Shelter at home notwithstanding, I am an "essential employee" with two jobs, and still not enough time.
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    Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    That's a good recommendation for the quality of the instrument, and honest play wear. Sounds like the buyer is getting a well-loved instrument. To whoever got it (if on the Cafe site) -...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    As one who owns a Pava, I will agree that they are excellent (and I need nothing better,) but if I suddenly become wealthy an an Ellis 2-point happened into my path, well, I wouldn't say "no." And I...
  16. Re: Reading mandolin music score by NOT using TABS

    I read music also (started with piano,) and at times find TAB annoying. At times it can be useful though, as sometimes I have difficulty figuring out the most efficient fingering for a passage, and...
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    Thanks for the "heads-up" on the cost of shipping. I have debated periodically on selling my the Loar LM-220, which is worth about $200. If it costs me $100 to ship it, I'll just keep it. It doesn't...
  18. Re: how much should I offer for this mandolin

    Sounds like a good plan!
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Started with a the Loar LM 220, and leaped right up to a Pava player, Weber oval, and Collings MT (plus a few bowlbacks) MAS is now satisfied.
    Forgot a Kentucky KM 805 (my only F-style) that I...
  20. Re: how much should I offer for this mandolin

    Looks (from the pictures) it is in pretty good condition. The armrest is nice touch, I like them (since I bought a mandolin with one on it and I find it makes them more comfortable.) If the person...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I prefer thinner picks - I started on guitar before I came to mandolin, and used thinner picks on guitar, and it seems to have stuck. I can't stand "pick noise," so I prefer a Blue Chip TD 35 or TD...
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    This is my favorite site too, I save coming here as a reward for when I get off work and want to relax and enjoy. Very well-run site!
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    Re: First Classical Song

    Not sure if your dog likes or is bored by mandolin-playing! Too cute! LOL!!
  24. Re: Could someone help me identify this old bowl back?

    The wood is pretty dried out on the fretboard, but it doesn't look in terrible shape. It's cool that you have the case! (Unusual to have the case with bowlbacks.) It looks like higher quality than a...
  25. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    The KM-805 is older, I don't remember what year it is (recent but not new.) It's a nice instrument to take to jams, where I won't mind if it gets a ding or two. If I know the jam, I will usually take...
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