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  1. Re: Wegen (bluegrass) picks without grip holes available?

    I have a set of three white Wegen M150 1.5-mm picks that I bought years ago and essentially never used -- Too thick for me for Irish trad style I play. If interested in them, send me a private...
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    In Canada, Peter Sawchyn, Regina, SK.
  3. Re: Going to Nashville, looking for a new mandolin...

    Gruhn's and Carter Vintage -- maybe leave your credit card at home!!
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    Re: Ottawa Mandolin Club Starting Up

    Barry -- I sent you a PM.
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    Re: Ottawa Mandolin Club Starting Up

    Cool! Keep me posted...
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    Re: Gig bags: The Good and Bad

    I agree with multidon -- the Access Three bag (note: NOT Access One) is made of tough stuff and works pretty well for carting the mando around for classes, camps and festivals, as does the Travelite...
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    Re: Any info on Flatiron Mandolins?

    The one that got away...'88 Flatiron A-5 Artist -- 'wish I still had it!!
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    Re: Finally a 1924 Gibson F2 with a Virzi

    Good catch!! 'Shoulda kept mine!
  9. Re: Any builders/aspiring builders/luthiers in Minnesota?

    Lloyd LaPlant -- well-known mandolin and guitar maker in Minnesota. He's not in Twin Cities, but north in Grand Rapids.
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    Re: Marla Fibish's Irish Mandolin Course

    Marla will be teaching mandolin again at this year's O'Flahertys Irish Music Retreat in Texas in October.
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    Re: Pre-1918 Gibson H1 Mandola - so cal luthier?

    Beautiful condition!! Case too! I have a 1918 mandola and it has the same style of bridge.
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    Re: My new Beavertail pancake

    I had a Beavertail octave mandolin for awhile with similar woods -- very well made and great sound. I don't have it anymore but still have a couple of other Peter Sawchyn instruments -- a carved OM...
  13. Re: Unique Instruments by Stadivarius (devoid of mandolin content

    The "mandolino" is one of only two known, and the guitar is one of three (possibly four?) known, so the collection together with the Strad violin family instruments is unique. The museum also has a...
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    Re: Possible Newbie

    There are a number of Celtic-style CDs out there that focus on the mandolin and/or mandolin family instruments. In addition to Marla Fibish (already suggested), check out a couple by NH-area...
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    Re: Flatty/Pancake Shootout?

    I second Bratsche -- Sawchyn Beaver Tail mandolin from Regina, Canada is a great value, especially with the low value of the Canadian dollar relative to US$. I had a Beaver Tail OM that sounded...
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    Re: Orkney Folk Festival

    I wish!!!
  17. Re: O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, October in Northern Texas

    I heartily endorse these comments! I've traveled considerable distance (from Canada) to attend the O'Flaherty retreat five out of the past six years, and all have been a wonderful three-day...
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    Re: Darren McMullen

    I agree 100%, Darren is a really fine mandolin and tenor banjo player. I saw him while on tour accompanying David Francey over a year ago, and he presently plays with the Cape Breton trad band, Coig....
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    Re: What Techniques Do You Use In A session?

    Thanks for sharing the video in this forum, Mike -- I'm sure folks will find it useful. I really enjoyed Mick's class a lot, and have been trying to pass along to my "students" the idea of...
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    Re: Taran Springwell Mandolin

    I noodled on one last year while at O'Flahertys Irish Retreat in TX -- a lovely instrument it was too!! Would love to get one -- maybe someday!!
  21. Re: What A style Oval hole mandolins to consider in $2000 range?

    GASguy -- there's a pretty nice-looking new Old Wave A-oval hole in the Classified right now for $2650 -- that would certainly be worth checking out!! Lovely quilted maple back.
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    Re: New (used) Smart A5!

    Good choice!!
  23. Thread: Retirement

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    Re: Retirement

    Retired 10 years ago, and haven't been bored yet -- thanks to music!!
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    Re: Randy Wood serial numbers

    Wow, that instrument goes back 15 years! Nice to hear it's still alive and well. I hope you will like it -- 'still can't figure out why I sold it!! It was still pretty tight when I had it, but it...
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    Re: Hester A5 and H3 pair

    Lovely!
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