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  1. Thread: Tipping a Luthier

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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I donít exactly tip but I round up generously and pay cash. Is that really tipping? My luthier has gone above and beyond a few times for me. Expedited work. Higher quality hardware when he thought...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - If there could only be one?

    I like how Gibson didn’t make the list, I wouldn’t pick them either but did really enjoy my A-9
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    Are you using an ultrasonic humidifier? Try evaporative
  4. Thread: Nugget Info 2021

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    Re: Nugget Info 2021

    Mike turned 70 last year (there was a thread here wishing him happy bday) and I am sure he has for a long time had plenty of commissions. I think he (or someone) posted on Facebook about just...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I used to use them but now I don’t. I was working on my right hand technique and I ended up liking the angle better without it, but I can’t really say why. I had them on for a long time and they...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    If it’s supposed to be what everyone requests, why hasn’t anyone said wagon wheel? :crying:
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Rawhide
  8. Thread: Adieu to a friend

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    Re: Adieu to a friend

    I find myself wanting mandola and resisting letting go of a Collings MT2 that I bought for the sole purpose of playing in bars... which was my main gigging mando for a while - but has already been...
  9. Re: FedEx ó wow ó canít follow directions; fakes receipt signatur

    I had ordered $18 worth of chocolate bars for my boss for Christmas. UPS stopped by 3 times and left a slip on my door each time. I signed the slip and left it on the door relieving them of any...
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    Re: NMD: Ellis A5 Special

    Dang! That back... :disbelief:
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    Re: Looking for a nice neck rest for re-strings...

    I re-string my mando on a bath towel I have only used for re-stringing instruments on, I fold it in thirds the long way and then roll the end up just enough to act as a perfect neck rest. Doesn’t...
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    Re: Beginner ?ís about changing sound/tone

    I find the V picks very bright and almost brash. The triangle golden gates are much better then the round ones for me these days, but in the beginning it was always the round golden gates that gave...
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    Curt Mangan GW Signature Strings question

    Can anyone tell me the difference between the standard monel in 11.5-40 to the Gabriel Wiseman 11.5-40 version? Are they the same? I wanted to use the code Gabriel had posted here and figure I...
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    Re: DI Box w/ XLR IN & Mute?

    I have a grace Felix exactly for that use. Most of the time I use my piezo pickup and a tonedexter - it works better in noisy bars... but I am commissioning a mando that I will not put a pickup in,...
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    This: https://gruvgear.com/products/ukulele-gigblade?variant=5707070930972

    was from this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/141763-Mandola-Hard-Cases

    and worked when I needed...
  16. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    Thanks Mary, whenever I feel bad about having too many instruments you make me feel ok about it again! Lol

    We are quite a community of MAS enablers :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    A month+ of 1-2 hr a day or two 3-4hr gigs. It seems to go that way no matter which brand of strings I use.

    My long time guitar/mando playing buddy can corrode strings in minutes, I always have...
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    Re: Stupid string question

    Were they a different gauge or material? Sometimes I feel my mando needs time to acclimate to the different tensions of different sets of strings. Even when the same gauges are used different...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    I think we need to give Sturgill Simpson a break, he was probably hanging out with Tim while with Tim was wearing that shirt before the concert… We’d all be a little more mumble mouthed ;)
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    Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    Very cool! I was ok with the A-style until I saw it was electric ;)

    Nicely done, loved all the sonic textures and the feel of the piece!
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I have 3 custom built instruments and have commissioned a 4th. If you know what you want it is the way to go. You're going to have to appreciate that builders other work though. And you have to...
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    Re: My band is playing on TV tonight!

    Thanks for the comments! So many things went wrong, the first set was painful for us...
    The lead singer may have forgotten a verse or two because he was nervous :disbelief:
    I accidentally played...
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    My band is playing on TV tonight!

    I play in a cover band, we mainly play stuff from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and occasionally something newer.

    We go by Daniel and the Deliverance, bluegrass instrumentation, but no true bluegrass in...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Imperfect perfection? (LLoars per Darrel)

    We should be seeking Arete? (greek, borrowed from Pirsig)
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    Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    I did this in the last year or so, hard road for sure... I do feel I am a better player now.

    I would say be really cautious with a Ďfistí... I was doing more of a fist and ended up with a kind of...
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