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    New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Here’s a few pics of a special order Apitius Club Jazz mandolin I just just received. I knew Oliver Apitius was a one man shop, and wondered if he could do a custom headstock inlay . I provided him...
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    THE VERY THOUGHT OF EWE (YOU)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9BJ7etKnCo
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Joe, I had that big time with the regular phosphor bronze sets and even the EXP versions. Nasty green junk. I can destroy a set of those pretty quickly.
    I switched to either Nickel Bronze or Monel...
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    Re: Vintage Mandolin Headquarters

    Kentucky 5000, not everyone’s cup of beer.
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Howdy Music Lovers, I’m up and walking the outdoor track on a beautiful day (chair along just in case). Thank you for all your help, concern, encouragement & support. I feel your energy & I’m so...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    While it doesn't reach the level of scientific evidence, go watch Jill's tune a week thread. First video is the mandolin at brand new. We will eventually have 52 consecutive videos one week apart to...
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    I find it impressive that Audie has made 46 mandolins in the past 2 years...my #1148 is from May 2017.
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    Hmmm... I've been drooling over a bunch of Collings mandos for a while now. But now you've got my wheels turning on checking into Ratliffs!
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    Re: Anyone from SWFL?

    Hi Joe,

    I used to live in Port Charlotte and there used to be an amazing open jam every Thursday night in Gilchrist Park on the banks of the beautiful Peace River in Punta Gorda. These used to...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    I speed necked my '56 F-12 shortly after getting it about 18 years ago. After scraping off the sticky black finish, I sanded to the bare wood and then let it build up a "natural" patina by playing it...
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    Re: Peghead Nation

    The tune is Anthony Frawley's.

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Low/No budget DIY mandolin making tools

    Good call on the bandsaw; that’s my most-used power tool! I’d recommend a moderate sweep gouge to help deal with the hard maple — finger planes will just wear you out if you try to use them for 100%...
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Hang on to your hats for this bit of news. What I'm told is Byron and his crew are going to post and confirm this on the web as well, where I don't know but I'd guess on Facebook:

    Byron's Loar was...
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    I'm sure the store itself had some form of insurance, but insuring every instrument in the house is a pretty technically and financially daunting task, especially for a brick-and-mortar store in...
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    Re: Practicing while using a strap

    Standing now and then helps make playing feel more natural and at ease. Not that a little practice isn't required. It's worth the effort though, even if just for a few minutes at a time. Sometimes...
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    Re: Flatiron "PerfRomer A" Label

    Interesting that they misspelled Performer too.
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    Re: Flatiron "PerfRomer A" Label

    You have probably got a unique instrument, mistakes like this on coins make them extremely valuable to numismatists.

    Dave H
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    Re: Training the Mind

    Thinking is no good - especially about parts of the tune you just passed by ("never look back" ist the strategy here).

    Memorizing into the correct memory is the key. Practising must go into...
  19. Information about Weber, Flatiron and Gibson Instruments

    We recently discovered players can no longer obtain information on Weber instruments built prior to 2013 from the Weber company. Mary and I would be happy to help with any questions or concerns you...
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    Re: Left Wrist Placement

    Here's a clip from Mike Marshall demonstrating what I think is the "standard" approach, basically treating the mandolin like a fiddle. Not thumb on the back of the neck like a guitar, more angled....
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    Re: Adi top break in

    The perennial discussion about breaking in. I posit these two facts: 1) 300-year-old violins play fine (mostly), which suggests wood does not change very much, if at all. 2) We are very talented at...
  22. Re: Are you improving? Talk about humps, plateus, and breakthrou

    I just notice the little breakthroughs: people clapping for a solo I've been working on, doing justice to a cool scale I'd discovered recently, remembering all the words to a song for the first time,...
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    I’m still kicking myself in the butt for not jumping on that one myself!! Thought I’d think it over and then it was gone! Luckily, made a deal locally on a Collings MT.

    Mickey King
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    And right down the road Ken Ratcliff will make you an Econo A. There is not one thing that fancy wood, excepting a nice piece of wood for the top, or binding, or a scroll, adds to the tonal quality...
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    A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    I have always been a Gibson guy. So, when I decided to go spend the money, I bought an F9 and then later an F5G and finally a Montana made Flatiron. I loved them all. Selling that F9 was a life...
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