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  1. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    I think it is very appropriate to comment on. I urge everyone to call, complain, demand a monetary adjustment, now, and not just a credit if you renew. A lot of people do not have the internet...
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    Re: Which strings do ya prefer?

    My first choice for over 2 years has been the Elixer Coated strings. They last a long time, no corrosion for over 6 months, they are smoother and easier on your fingers than the D'Addario, and they...
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    Re: Breaking strings like a pro

    I play Elixer, COATED hard, 11 to 40. I change the D & G strings every 6 months, the E & A strings every 3 months, and I have never had one break. There is no tarnish or oxidation on the D & G...
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    Re: Question for toneguard users

    I think the tonegard helps the volume a little. I also like having it on the mandolin if I set it down but not in the case. I have a mini-tuner on the peg head, so no part of the mandolin is...
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    Re: Frets worn already?

    Go with stainless steel frets.
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    Re: GHS Americana strings

    I like the Elixer Coated strings the best, and I have tried them all. Elixers come in 11 to 40 and also a lighter gauge if you prefer.
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    Re: Frets worn already?

    Try stainless steel frets.
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    Re: D'ADDARIO custom coated strings

    I like the Elixer coated strings at 11-40. They also have a lighter set of strings.
  9. Thread: Strap locks?

    by fiddler37
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    Re: Strap locks?

    I have the hole taped to make it more difficult to come off. BUT: I also have a piece of fishing line through the strap hole and tied to the tail piece as mentioned above for the thong. I feel very...
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    Re: Straight Up strings

    I have tried them all, and I find that the Elixer coated 11-40 to the very best on sound and string life of anything out there. I have them on the Gibson F5L.
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    Re: Ricky Skaggs concert was amazing!

    Ticket prices reflect attendance at all types of events. There are many factors that go into how something is priced and what the public is willing to pay which is affected by the economy which is...
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    Re: Should I take my mandolin to the beach?

    No!
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    Re: Finally fixed my tuning issue.

    The most common cause this time of year is that the average humidity and inside temperature is creeping up. In the fall, it is just the opposite in that the humidity and inside temperature is...
  14. Re: just got a kentucky at a yard sale for 50$ :O

    You should take it back and tell them you did not mean to steal it from them.
  15. Re: Post in this thread, get a chance to win a Cafe ball cap

    This is a post.
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    Re: Increase E-string volume

    So what do you suggest to reduce the volume and brightness of the e-string?
  17. Thread: upgrade

    by fiddler37
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    Re: upgrade

    I have a Kentucky F5 Mandolin, model KM 700 for sale. If interested, contact me at: fsls@comcast.net.
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    Re: Looking for First Mandolin--USA made?

    Please keep commerce in the classifieds. Please review the posting guidelines. Thanks.
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    Re: Adam Steffey: IBMA mandolin award winner

    Among the many, Ronnie McCoury is hard to beat for all around any type of music.
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    Ghs silk & steel strings

    What do you like or not like about GHS Silk & Steel mandolin strings? Also what comments do you have on the Elixer and D'Addario coated strings?
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    Re: Free V-Picks - Right Here

    Count me in. (Fiddler37)
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    Re: Guitar Center Mandolin Experiences

    I ordered a Flatiron Festival F5 type mandolin about 18 months ago. There were many things that it needed for a proper set up. I did not want to do it or pay to have it done, so I took it back to a...
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    Re: Recent Quality Mandolins

    Herschel probably did not actually buy the Altman, but he probably was endorsing it. I am sure it is a great instrument, but he has played the old Gibson Lloyd Loar for a lot of years, and at some...
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    Grain preference

    Do you prefer a narrow or broad grain in a mandolin top?
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    Mandolin setup guide by

    I recently requested and received by email Rob Meldrum's Mandolin se-up eBook. It has a tremendous amount of good information in it which I think would be most helpful to most mandolin players. You...
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