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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Yikes! That's expensive. I appreciate your feedback. I have since sold the octave to someone who will play it more than I will.
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    I've taken mandolin lessons for about 3 years from Kip Snow at Counterpoint Music in Mocksville, NC. He is an excellent instructor and provides a laid-back, positive atmosphere. He is a performing...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Made a decision! I tried a lot of guitars and decided to go with a real low budget and had my choices narrowed down. I ended up with a Yamaha FSX800C. I don't need electronics, but they're there....
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried the classical method on the left leg. It's just too uncomfortable. I will check out old archtops. I think a lot of them are really cool, so if they fit the...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Nope, not yet. I'm nowhere I can actually play most of the ones that have been recommended. I'm out in the country/mountains for the summer and will be getting back to civilization in October. I...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I must agree with #1 above. I have found that in the past two years it's been harder and harder to get comfy with the dread size. Prior to that I had an auditorium size Taylor. I wasn't trying to FP...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I think the idea of another guitar is a great idea. Of course, the HD28 stays. It's a killer guitar. But please, no moustache. I'm a female! But I look forward to checking out several suggestions...
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    Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I am a flat picker but am now learning fingerstyle. I have a lovely and boomy Martin HD28. I have been using it, but it seems I need a guitar better suited to fingerstyle.

    My budget is low. I am...
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    Re: Problem E strings

    I am going to try to put some 12's on the E strings. That may help.
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    Re: Problem E strings

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    Re: Problem E strings

    I'll check out the Red Henry bridges. Thanks.
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    Re: Problem E strings

    Top style, wood type and source, and graduations
    A style, AAA Red Spruce from Smith Creek mandolins , graduated as close as I could to the Loar F5 graduations
    Top Recurve details
    A...
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    Problem E strings

    I am wondering if there is anything I can do to my 2nd A style build that will improve weak sounding E strings. I have great sustain, nice deep base and good tone on the other 3 courses. But the E...
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    I recently acquired a Carvalho octave mandolin. I have scoured the internet for online lessons for the octave and have found only a couple that are specific to the instrument. Does anyone know of...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    Three more to check out:
    Bailey straps - Beautiful braided straps and comfortable, very well made
    Sully's straps - made of harness leather and very well made
    Long Hollow Leather straps - soft
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    So glad the cats are going to be okay. I wouldn't ever have cat grass in my house because every cat I ever had in my life barfed shortly after eating grass. Not interested in the clean up, even if...
  17. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    That's what I did.... added a new flavor of mandolin. I have an awesome MT2 with an Italian Spruce top and wide nut but started thinking about a new sound. I got an APC/Carvalho octave and I'm...
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    Re: Ashbury Rathlin vs hora and ACP

    I did a lot of research on this forum before I bought my APC/Carvalho. I purchased from Moloney Music in Galway. He was super to work with on everything. The price came in at $618 shipped to the...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    Even though positioning in a different way might help most people, there are a few of us out there who it won't help. If there is significant arthritis in the thumb joint, then positioning won't help...
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    Re: 40mm Arm Rest Barrels

    I agree that International Violin is responsive to questions. I have made 2 arm rests using viola chinrest clamps. Works great for most mandolins.
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    Re: Wide Nut Mandolin

    I have small hands and I play a Collings MT2 with a wide nut. For me the biggest adjustment was the soft V neck profile. It didnt take long to get used to it. But going from a 1-1/8 to the 1-3/16 was...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Does TI make any strings for an octave with a 22" scale? I know they make mandola strings but haven't seen any octaves listed.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    What are the string gauges on the mittels?
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    Re: Just an observation

    Well, the nice thing about that is if you is if you miss it and want something later, it will come back around.
  25. Re: Carlo Aonzo's The Migrating Mandolin - I Viaggi del Mandolino

    Fascinating history and wonderful music! Thanks for posting this video.
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