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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    I replaced my original machines on my 1912 Gibson A1 with Golden Age and I find no issue with tuning and adjusting tuning to pitch. They have very good, if not superior quality, and for fit and...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    John, This is spot on, but also good writing! I am enjoying and grinning! :grin: I did decide not to go this route as I started with a dream and then became more practical. The thread is a good...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    You make a beautiful mandolin Robb! Wow, they are impressive. Thank you for sending me to your website.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I have heard really great things about the Givens mandolins, Dave. No wonder you are glad to have them!
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Hi Dave, Have knowledge of Stiver, but have never played one. The Macica sounds like an interesting idea!
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I would have to agree Chuck! That's a very nice looking instrument and Pava has a tremendous rep. Thanks,
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    This thread is giving insight into the best A5 instruments out there, a real education. The other thing I am gaining is awareness of who loves the A5 and/or two point shape. Obviously, this is a...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    What a beautiful collection! Oh my!
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Will do, Glassweb!
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I appreciate your thoughts on this, Pat and Luna! Thank you.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Great idea, Charley! Thank you.
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    Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Just having a Holiday morning waking dream as I sit in my recliner: I am interested in comparing Ellis A5, Pavo Pro A5, Kelly A5, and Collings MT2. I would like to buy the best possible mandolin I...
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    Re: D'Addario Monel sets

    Monels are wonderful on my MT and the D’Addario’s are excellent. I have wanted to try the Mangan’s for a while! Dan
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    Re: Drop-in replacements? MD-515, El Rey

    Good to know Mike. You never know when an MD515 might show up used for a great price. A very nice hand-carved mandolin, but a tuning machine upgrade might become needful. Dan
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    Re: My New A-Style Pomeroy...

    Pomeroy is a great mandolin! May it perform well for you for many years to come!
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    Re: I sure miss my Collings

    Mark, I really understand what you’re saying. When you sell an instrument you love, it can feel like part of yourself is missing. You have to really love playing music for it to have much impact! ...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    If I wanted one, and had extra cash I would right now. :mandosmiley: During this Covid 19 period I made a modest purchase of an Eastman Octave Mandolin. BTW--I love it! I also bought some tuning...
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    Hi Russ and All, I took a while to get back to this project. I did buy the Golden Age tuners from Stew-Mac and they fit perfectly on the best playing and sounding of the two mandolins. My 1912 is...
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    Re: All I got

    Dan the art is fantastic and your music (so sorry about the stroke) just incredible! Loved it!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I am lacking to a degree, but I sure learned a lot working on this project. Kept me busy for a whole day. Thank you Pat, for your kind responses!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I am lacking to a degree, but I sure learned a lot working on this project. Kept me busy for a whole day. Thank Pat, for your kind responses! ��
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Trying my hand at mandolin with Octave and acoustic guitar. Fisher’s Hornpipe, of course!
    https://youtu.be/ARgHhnwqYQ4
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    My first week with the Octave. Pheffernan challenged me with the idea of playing this song. Just out of the hospital a month ago so my voice still a bit weakened by the tracheostomy.
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    Re: [Invitation] Virtual Mandolin Hangout

    That sounds interesting to me, too. Dan in California
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    Thanks for pointing that out for me, Pat! I was off and it makes a difference to be sure.
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