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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    I personally prefer A's myself, but I have played a KM 750 and was very impressed. Outside of the Loar Signed Gibsons I played in the presence of Mr Gruhn himself, I've only ever liked the sound of a...
  2. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    Never cleaned a pick before... never felt the need.
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    I played a little Ibanez that belongs to a friend for a few weeks before I bought a Rover RM-25 off Craigslist for $50. ... I spent some time and a little money doing the Meldrum ebook self-set up,...
  4. Re: Can we talk about tuning mechanisms for a sec?

    Just understanding the nature of wood and metal as things that change based in their surrounding climate, I just accept that every time I pull my instrument out of its case, I'm going to have to tune...
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Y'all are making wanna grill somethin' ... I need to get a grill :crying:
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    Re: Scrolltastic 30s Oddball Mandolin

    Hey, smurf me that smurfdolin!
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    It was nice to meet you at the Marietta Square Jam the other night!... Hope to see you (and your 2MC) there again soon!
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Yes, I asked for a mild distress on what he called the "old violin" finish I saw on another instrument he had posted here in 2016 or 17. It also has an satin oil varnish over top of it.
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    Re: Show off your back side

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    This is not a current pic, but one Ken Ratcliff took just after finishing my Econo A... cant say it's changed any in the last 8 month though.
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    Re: Looking for a mandolinist

    Define Midwest Ga a little bit... I'm not advocating for myself as I can't (I'm in Marietta) but I'm sure folks might like to know whereabouts you're looking?

    Carrollton, Newnan, Lagrange?
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  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Ultimately, this has no effect on me, but I have found all the reading to be very interesting and fun to discuss with Guitar-aficionado friends.

    And I must say there is something of a sociopathic...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Man, I love to hear David play!... Anyone know the name of the tune he's playing?
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    Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    I went in September and REALLY enjoyed the Bluegrass Brunch at the Sutler: http://nashvilleguru.com/49056/bluegrass-brunch-at-the-sutler, but also participated in the Jam at The Station Inn.

    The...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I know people say that there isn't any difference, but I just don't like F's. I've only played a couple that I liked and I've just never felt the need to spend the extra money (I probably couldn't...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    Here"s the Jacobson,... very nice indeed!... Much more mid-rangey than the SA for sure!
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    Re: How did you feel about your new build Mando?

    I spent a fair amount of time playing a lot of different things making up my mind on what exactly I wanted and ended up custom ordering an instrument and was initially very pleased. After playing it...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    Silverangel Fan here... I love my SA Econo A (#429). I custom ordered it with a W. Red Cedar top over a one piece Maple back. The "sunburst" is Ken's old violin finish topped with a satin...
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    Re: Cumberland Acousticís

    I've never had Steve do any set up work for me, but have ordered a good deal of hardware for various and sundry things I've the last couple of years, and 120% agree with all of the above. He a great...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    A batch of Armrests in their finishing stages. A very nice grouping ranging from dark to light... Call it God's color gradient :)
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    I've been toying with the idea of getting a reverb Pedal. I play through my church's PA using a Fire-eye Red-eye DI... any recommendations?

    Not intending to hijack this thread, this just seems...
  21. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I was thinking along the lines of MontanaMatt's list (post #24), however this being wishful thinking, I do love the sound of both John Reishman's Loar and Tim O'Brien's Nugget. However I do recognize...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    I agree 100% with Br1ck. I too started with an Eastman (a 305 to be exact) and it really was a killer instrument that I played on stage and enjoyed immensely. However, I can say that there indeed a...
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    Re: Lateral Upgrade?

    I would agree with the consensus that any of these instruments is an upgrade, but they are all very different animals.

    I own an SA and have played 2 others besides mine, and Ken's mandolins all...
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    Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    Really love the sound of that, Nigel!
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Here are a couple of recent shots of mine:

    A nice shot to show off the armrest
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    And here is last Sunday in the worship band... cropped down from a screenshot of the online video :))...
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