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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    Fixed it!

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    Re: Predicting the Future

    Got any F5s you want to send my way in exchange for some A models? If youíre correct, you ought to come out ahead in the long run.
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    Re: The Slocan Ramblers

    Thanks for this. I hadnít heard of these guys but I have really enjoyed watching this.

    Whatís the song around 0:27:00 about taking the wrong way home?
  4. Re: NMC - David Gilmour Instrument auction at Christies

    Very cool stuff. And there is one mandolin you missed, and it's kinda tempting.
  5. Thread: Lynchburg Va.

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    Re: Lynchburg Va.

    In short, no. Lynchburg Music may occasionally have a couple of low-end to mid-range mandos on the wall. Pawn shop downtown (L. Oppleman) may also have a mandolin or two from time to time. But as far...
  6. Thread: Humidifier ?

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    Re: Humidifier ?

    Could be. If the weather was the only variable that changed before the buzz started, humidity, or a rapid change thereof, is a likely culprit.

    Weather here in VA swings wildly. Case in point,...
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    Re: Breaking in a brand new mandolin

    Play it daily.

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    It's nice and all, but before I cough up that much scratch, I want the distressing process to be authentic as well and involve actual smashing by a fireplace poker followed by repair.
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    Re: "New" Gibson Company: No More Mandolins?

    Well, sure. A quick internet search indicates a median household income in the mid-90s was maybe $34K, today it's around $63K. A gallon of gas was averaging $1.15 in the mid-90s, a gallon of milk...
  10. Re: Luthier in central Virginia area for fret work and general se

    Where does Bishop Stern reside/work?
  11. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    I agree with you. I think many of us, myself included, are willing to shell out relatively substantial premiums for that name on the peghead. (And in many cases, there is actual value in that name...
  12. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    Sure, but suppose you throw one violin into the mix (or mandolin, for our purposes) that's a $750 instrument. And suppose that's the one that sounded best to you. Would you be able to contentedly...
  13. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    At what price point are we no longer paying for a partiular type of wood, or a particular configuration/assembly of this box of wood, or a particular sound, and merely paying a premium for the name...
  14. Re: Luthier in central Virginia area for fret work and general se

    North Garden would be much closer than Richmond. Although I have heard Dave Cohen's name (and good reputation) before, and a couple of trips to Richmond are not out of the question.

    Does anyone...
  15. Luthier in central Virginia area for fret work and general setup?

    Last time I was on the forum with any regularity, John Hamlett was right down the road from me. It appears he relocated to Kentucky during my absence. I'm looking for a competent luthier somewhere...
  16. Re: BlueChip folks -look at this pic and tell me which one to try

    Pick arrived early! But I'm busy doing yard work. So will have to give it a trial run tonight.

    Initial impression on opening envelope: $35 doesn't get me a case sticker with this sucker?
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  17. Re: BlueChip folks -look at this pic and tell me which one to try

    Thanks for this. If I like the BC generally, I'm sure I will end up ordering more and trying other shapes. I've almost always used a teardrop shape for most of my mandolin playing, but recently found...
  18. Re: BlueChip folks -look at this pic and tell me which one to try

    Well, I ordered one. TD60. So hopefully the sublime mysteries will all become clear come Monday evening. I will report back with my findings. And maybe a pick for sale. Thanks for your thoughts...
  19. Re: BlueChip folks -look at this pic and tell me which one to try

    I've got some Primetone picks (and I like them - they are probably my favorite pick for playing my '01 Sam Bush. I tend to gravitate to the Dawg picks to get a more mellow tone out of some of my...
  20. Re: BlueChip folks -look at this pic and tell me which one to try

    Thank you for the measurement, 707erich!
  21. BlueChip folks -look at this pic and tell me which one to try

    I want to try one of these highfalutin things. What I need is a pick in the approximate thickness, maybe a bit thinner, than the Dawg II at left, and the approximate shape and size of the green...
  22. Re: Whatis the most disapointing peformance you ever attended?

    It got pretty good reviews from these folks. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Distressed Vs Regular

    So short of anyone disclosing the thirteen secret herbs and spices, what are the manufacturers (Gibson and others) doing in the "distressing" process? And what part of that process could potentially...
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    Re: Distressed Vs Regular

    This is always an interesting topic, and my personal feelings on it seem to always be in flux. So for today, my answer to the original question in what I think is the original context, is that my...
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    Re: Looking for some opinions and advice

    If you've got the time and inclination to put in two hours a day, you'll probably progress nicely with or without a teacher. I know plenty of very skilled musicians who've never taken one formal...
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