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    Re: Shoulder pain in fretting arm?

    Take a lesson with Pete Martin, who has trained extensively in and teaches carefully to proper ergonomics.
  2. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Respectfully, I have no umbrage with the tenor lute. I simply believe that the bodies were originally intended for A-style mandolas with f-holes before the mandolin boom collapsed, the banjo market...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Are they offering any with an alternative neck profile, as I believe they do on their guitars?
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    You mentioned an A5, Dan. Do you like two-points? Of course, there’s always a danger in buying new and paying the cost of depreciation when you’re a notorious horse trader. :))
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Now we’re talking, Dan! I have always thought the next tier of instruments would include Ellis (as you propose), Kimble (as Charles noted), and Duff (as Josh Levine will soon suggest). I have also...
  6. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Yes, I believe that this instrument is the first scratch build of the tenor lute body as a mandola like God and Lloyd originally intended. :))
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    It’s never a bad topic to explore:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/138547-Your-MAS-Progression
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    Re: Solo builders

    What, no Black GBOM?

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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I see what you did there.
  10. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The nut width is actually specified in the ad that you’re referencing at 1-1/16”. I’ve never measured the scale length but assume that it is the traditional 13-15/16” Loar spec. I do know that I have...
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Thanks for saving me the effort. I think a flattop is a great opportunity to get a “starter” priced mandolin that is made of solid woods by an independent luthier or small shop right here in the...
  12. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    No worries. I just recognized the instrument listed as your own and saw an opportunity to make a bad happy camper / Strad-o-Lin/ hipp-o-campus pun.
  13. Re: Keep Rigel or learn on different instrument?

    You may learn from the Rigel that you can’t get along with a thick neck, but I’d let it teach you that lesson before parting with it.
  14. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    I have one that Gary did for me too! :cool:

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  15. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Paging William Smith!
  16. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Why wait? https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/154977#154977
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    Re: Which mandolin to buy

    You don’t say where you’re located, which can often affect what instruments are available and how they’re priced.

    The Kentucky KM-150 is an A5 with f-holes which lead to a percussive midrange...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    Those Collings models were just a rebranded Long Hollow Softy (a fine strap), were they not?
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    The Rubner tuners look like $73-74:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rubner-Mandolin-Tuning-Machines-Brushed/dp/B01C3F8C4A
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    That must explain all of the instrument cases lying around here. :))



    I like the Rubner tuner option but would prefer the low profile Nugget tailpiece being sold by Northfield:
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Bob,

    I’m not good at building much besides animosity, but you have constructed a beautiful little piccolo there! I might recommend tapering the headstock a tad and changing out the tailpiece to a...
  22. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    your_diamond is not a hipp-o-campus.
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    Re: Electric mandolin

    It depends on what kind of music you play, and what type of tone you seek, but my first thought for amplification in that price range would be the Godin A8.
  24. Re: was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.....

    Have you modified your one-in / one-out policy lately, d? :))
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    SAT test preparation courses teach that choices which use exclusive or extreme words like “all” or “none” are rarely if ever correct. I suspect that Monroe’s Loar and the Mrs. Griffith A5 are just...
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