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    Re: New Northfield Model M

    Looks great. There seem to be so many quality instruments being made out there. This has to be the good ol' days for the mandolin.
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    Re: How to play mandolin faster

    Good video and nice playing. You convinced me. I need a new mandolin to play faster. Haha.

    But seriously, my left hand is the limiting factor and you pointed out the two things I need to work on....
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    Re: Article: Emory Lester Interview

    Thanks for bumping this thread. If Emory Lester had a dollar for every time I watched him play a Northfield Big Mon on YouTube, he probably could buy a mandolin from all of his friends. Haha. I bet...
  4. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Sweet mandolin.

    Frankly, I wish the finish on all instruments was weighted more towards maximizing tone than protecting an unplayed appearance. I think manufacturers know there are a lot of...
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    Sam Bush tuning tips

    I was searching for info and videos of the Gibson Sam Bush model when I came across this 2012 video.

    Sam Bush mentions at least three tuning tips that...
  6. Re: ISO Recs for Bluegrass Mandolins in the $900-1.2K rang

    I see more Eastman 300 and 500 series mandolins at bluegrass jams than any other by far. I recently read where the Mandolin Store put in a fall order with Eastman for three hundred mandolins or...
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    Re: Chop Melody Style

    Fantastic. Thanks.
  8. Re: Import Flatiron Festival vs Eastman MD515

    I traded a 16 series Martin guitar for a new Eastman 515 and think it was one of the best music related decisions I ever made.

    No, it isn't a Collings MF5 V (my newest object of MAS lust), but I...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Listening to the portion about the test for whether playing music alters cellular building blocks (or something like that) which then makes visible the soul of a person makes me wonder about...
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    Re: Just wanted to say thanks...

    Haha. Yes, indeed the same thing is happening to me. I lusted out loud for the Black Night Gibson at the Mandolin Store. Gone. Then it was between the new Goldrush they had and some used ones here....
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I've always been very interested in how the brain works. It is an extremely powerful tool. That power can be utilized to our benefit or our detriment.

    I have no doubt that nearly every one of us...
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    Re: Question about Finish Chipping

    It doesn't look "normal" to me. But I've seen similar stuff happen to guitars that got too dry and needed humidifiers. If the flaws were only in the area of the fret end, I'd guess the wood was...
  13. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    Sirius XM. They're a joke.

    I had recalls on my 2015 F-150. Sirius sent me snail mail saying they'd give me 3 free months as a reward for getting the recalls done. I called them up and wasted...
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    Based on what I've read and seen, I'm a fan of their quality, company/history, and customer service. I just wish they brought a wee bit more bass and airiness to the table, ala a David Harvey Gibson....
  15. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    David Harvey seems like a great guy from the multiple accounts I've read (including yours) and the interviews I've seen. I'm saving up for one of his Gibsons. They sound great.
  16. Re: YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    That's too funny. Lol. I could appreciate seeing such a warning, though. I've seen a few videos of people showing off their instruments that sounded like cats scratching chalk boards. I've often...
  17. Re: YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    YouTube's policy sounds reasonable to me. The creator of a video knows whether they made it for kids or not, teenagers included. These videos are obvious to me.
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    I think it's possible. I had GAS even after I found my two lifer guitars. But then after playing some guitars that were supposedly better than my two lifers and seeing they were not, I realized I'm...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    I would guess that you're playing probably sounds too mechanical, rigid, or technical. Or to put it another way, you play like an engineer rather than an artist. It's a natural progression. You have...
  20. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I actually think it helps to play more than one instrument in a class of instruments, such as string instruments.

    I was always curious about the mandolin, but only when I started getting serious...
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    Re: How to learn by ear

    An often overlooked benefit of learning a tune by ear is that while you work through the trial and error phase of finding the notes from the recording, you also end up building a huge vocabulary of...
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    Re: Looking for beginner mandolin.

    I had 25+ years on the guitar before playing a single note on a mandolin. I started with an Eastman 515 I got from a store specializing in acoustic instruments. The setup was great from day one.
  23. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    There was a great interview with George Gruhn that came out in an article this past summer. Gruhn identified three classes of guitar buyers; players, collectors, and speculators. He placed the value...
  24. One upcoming announcement? How about "Gibson...

    One upcoming announcement? How about "Gibson slashes prices for loyal fans to indulge." Haha.

    The Gibson Goldrush they have looks and sounds fantastic. I was in the woods the other day and while...
  25. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    I was there. Long time guitar player later on picking up the mandolin. I'm 6'1", though, with average to large hands I suppose. I went with the Eastman MD 515. It felt wierd at first, but I got the...
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