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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    :)):cool:
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    So terribly sorry for your loss.
    My wife and I had to put to rest a cat we inherited. She was quite the diva, and proved to not always be a favorite in the house. She audibly huffed and physically...
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    Re: New Fender 1.5mm pick

    I think you will be quite pleased with the RADEX. To my ear they tend to offer a little of a warmer tone. Price is right. Especially if one tends to possibly lose one or two.
    I really enjoy using...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 on eBay?

    I am totally on board with you on this one.
    I don’t know that much about Gibson, but this one has SO many red flags it is really hard to believe it has anything to do with Gibson.
    Torn label...
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    Re: Clinch Mountain Backstep

    Thank you so much!
    I hope to get this one under my belt also one day soon.
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    Re: Giving credit where credit is due

    Congrats to you on your replacement.
    It is nice to see that they have improved on this.
    A few months back I had the same problem. Broke in the same place. Contacted them via email. They did...
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    Congrats to you!!!
    I too have a Collings.
    I love the tone. I love the looks.
    I just wish I had a bit more time to enjoy playing it. it will come.
    Enjoy your wonderful mandolin!
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    Re: Eastman 515 V - wow

    Hopefully not highjacking the thread.
    I also had a similar experience. I bought a used Pango/Afanti on eBay. SUPER cheap price. Thinking I could turn it around to someone else for the same price if...
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    :(
    So terribly sad.
    I remember seeing him when I was “just a wee lad” while watching SNL with my childhood babysitter. Glad dad and mom stayed out late.
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    I have found ver good success making my own shipping boxes. I go to a local Appliance store and pick up a Refrigerator box. It is thicker than many.
    I look over the way a retail available box is...
  11. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Short list:
    The ‘27 Gibson Fern I played some years back at Elderly’s
    Newson F5 #147 - Again. The one that got away due to insufficient funds. Played it at Gruhn’s last year.
  12. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    :whistling:
    :popcorn:
  13. Re: Moving past my F9...looking for recommendations.

    The Collings I have is a wide neck MT2. It has a warmer sound than the Gibsons I have played. It does though have all the loudness of Gibsons. It also has an ease of playing that is really nice, in...
  14. Re: Zacro® - Your First Name in Pick Retrieval

    :))
  15. “So Long & Thanks For All The Fish”

    Hello All,
    While watching “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy” last night I realized that playing the title song to the movie would be a hoot. Problem: Not sure where to begin looking for the...
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    Re: Is this harmful to the Mandolin?

    2TonCommon:
    “While recovering from yards of nylon stitching strategically placed throughout my body”
    :confused:???
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    :(
    So hoping for some better news on this. So sad.
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    From upper left corner clockwise:
    Nope. Just hurts in the morning.
    Nope. Just hurts when you get bit after you grab it.
    Nope. Just too much.....
    Ahh. Just right.
    Nope. I have a wife of my...
  19. Re: Pricing increases to Collings and Waterloo Instruments

    Scott:
    Thank you for your diligence in providing this information for the Cafe.
    Your ongoing care for us in the field is most appreciated.
  20. Re: Recently Built J.L. Smith (4-string): Still going strong!

    :disbelief::cool::mandosmiley:
    Yummy!
    Awesome looking mandolin.
    Sure wish I was a better player so I could justify getting one similar.
    Hope the ones on the built list go great for you!
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I am still a bit newer to the game, but a few thoughts FWIW.
    I am definitely a fan of a darker, woodier tone. On a whim I tried the new D’Andrea RAYDEX 1.25mm picks, along with Monel stings.
    I...
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    Re: A trio of Nuggets

    A trifecta of beauty!
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    Re: Bach: G Minor Sonata- Siciliano

    Very nice!
    Thank you very much for sharing.
  24. Re: Going to Nashville, looking for a new mandolin...

    ..........and maybe never see it because customs decided that one of the woods violated CITIES.
    Make sure to have very frank conversations with the shop owners about fears they may have, or what...
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    Re: Wait for it...

    :))
    So LOVE how he started to just groove to the tunes!!
    Perfect! Thank you so much!
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