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  1. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    Scotter,

    Thanks for the lead on Devin Champlin. Didn't realize he was in Bellingham (I was just up there a week ago selling my Stan Miller A-model). I have been looking for a good repair person in...
  2. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I had a Firefly and sold it in favor of my (cuirrent) SCGC PJ parlor, which is a 12-fret with incredible sound, especially for the size. I played a Wee Lowden at...
  3. Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    Here's a question for you luthiers out there:

    I find that the Mexico-made Taylor GS-Mini guitar has the ideal dimensions for me. I'd like to have a replica higher-end one-off built, say in the...
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    Re: Pick (nerd) journeys

    +1 on the BC KS pick (I use a 50).

    I also use a Gravity Gold Axis Mini 1.5, which is dimensionally nearly identical to the BC KS, though the difference in pick material is pretty evident in the...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I could go on and on about this topic, so to spare everyone, here's the essence.

    I've found that the amount of the pick that is exposed is most affected by how tightly the index finger is curled...
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    I'm glad someone finally mentioned this! I took an extended lesson from Steve Smith last fall, who recommended exactly what you are describing (i.e., showing very little of the pick). I've since...
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    Downloading video files

    Why is it that some video files (YT, Vimeo, etc.) can be downloaded and others cannot? Is this determined by the person posting the video?
  8. Re: Northfield A-5 Special and Collings MT-2 Comparison

    Some info on Northfield A5 Special comparisons here:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/138569-Northfield-A5-Special?highlight=northfield+special
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    That shopworn A-5 Special at Elderly for $2975 is the one that I A-B'd against the A-5 Special that I eventually bought from Dusty. Like I said in my previous post, the sound of that Elderly A-5...
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    Incidentally, I thought that the closest to the A-5 Special was that lowly f-hole MT on the wall at Dusty for $2565. Whoever gets that one will come pretty darn close to the A-5 Special at almost...
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    I went through some trouble arranging to A-B Dusty's A-5 Special with another A-5 Special. Close, but no cigar, so I went ahead and bought the one at Dusty before it got away. Just reinforces how...
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    After much study and several comparisons with honest-to-goodness contenders, I pulled the trigger on this A5 Special at Dusty this afternoon before it got away. Hard to believe how much sound comes...
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    Emory Lester was sporting his 5-bar F at this year's Kaufman Kamp, so I asked him about the difference. I can't recall his exact words, but it was along the lines of "one has two tone bars and the...
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    Re: Taylor V-class bracing - No direct mando content

    I played a V-braced 914 at Dusty Strings the other day and found it to be much more balanced and responsive than the others that I tried, including a standard-braced 14-series Taylor, Santa Cruz OM,...
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    Re: Taylor V-class bracing - No direct mando content

    Nobody buys Taylors any more. Too many of them around.
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    Replacement key for 1924 Gibson A4 case?

    Any suggestions for finding a replacement key for my 1924 Gibson case (A4 snakehead)? Don't have the foggiest idea where to being looking! Thanks.
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    Re: Kentucky Neck Profile differences?

    Yeah, I've got basal thumb arthritis and I have much less left hand pain when playing my Brock F with a VERY chunky neck than with my other mandos. Can't explain it but it's there regularly.
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    Re: Kentucky KM900 vs. KM950

    Scooped fingerboard? Which one?
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    Re: The Winding Stream

    AP Carter emerges as a tragic figure, Sara as a sort of dark personality, and Maybelle as the bearer of the torch. The main thing I learned is that AP wrote so many songs and Maybelle never did quite...
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    Re: Long distance sales

    On my recent mando purchase, the dealer delayed shipping until my cashier's check cleared. The whole purpose of my going through the trouble and expense of obtaining a cashier's check was so that the...
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    Re: Recommendations for a mandolin strap?

    I use the LH softies exclusively on my mandos. Unfortunately, the quality of these straps has declined considerably over time (I compared my older ones to the newer ones I just received). I have had...
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    Re: question about classified section

    Unless it's counterfeit, of course.
  23. Re: Kentucky KM-950 vs Breedlove Premier OF Mandolin Sunburst

    Would also like to know what a "complex" sound is, as well. Hope this is not like the "woody" characterization of an instrument made principally of wood.
  24. Re: Kentucky KM-950 vs Breedlove Premier OF Mandolin Sunburst

    In general, I'd say that the 950 is mellower across the spectrum without sounding muted or muffled. For example, many Gibsons that I've had in my hands have a pronounced bass response ("woofy"),...
  25. Re: Kentucky KM-950 vs Breedlove Premier OF Mandolin Sunburst

    I bought a used KM950 last month from Gryphon's down in Menlo Park and I am very pleased with it. I used to own an older Breedlove KF and there really is no comparison as far as tone and volume is...
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