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  1. Re: What genres of music do you play on mando (besides bluegrass)

    Sorry, I was concerned it may be frowned upon to post a link. Here you go:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030E7NBC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    and here:...
  2. Re: What genres of music do you play on mando (besides bluegrass)

    [QUOTE=Eric Platt;1657519]My main styles are general Scandinavian-American and Finnish-American music. As in, Scandinavian and Finnish music, but filtered through an American playing mentality.

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    Re: Happy Birthday Jerry

    I got turned on to GD with Wake Of The Flood when a friend played it for me in '75, first show W&M Hall '76, last one Hampton '95 (Dark Star!), and when I saw Tiny on PBS in '84 I immediately heard...
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    Re: Brands With Larger Neck Profiles?

    Andrew, PM sent.
  5. Re: Monteleone F5 - #4 of his original 10 Loar copies

    Scale length = distance (length of fretboard) from nut to twelfth fret x 2
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    Re: Weber mandocello on ebay

    Didnt want to post a link and violate protocol, figured it would be easy enough to find; thanks for the advice.
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    Weber mandocello on ebay

    Cant be too many of them floating around
  8. Thread: F-5 in the ads

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    Re: F-5 in the ads

    Ive seen a couple of Marc's vids on youtube, i guess they're still there. He's a fine player, too! These have been on reverb for a while. This one was high on my recent list of possibles.
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    Re: In Praise of Passernig

    I played that A-style at Fiddlers Green a couple of months ago, best sounding mandolin in the store. Adi top, but had that sweet richness and responsiveness of Engelmann, with tons of volume. Yum.
  10. Thread: PRS Mandolin

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    Re: PRS Mandolin

    With (an apparently) FLAT fretboard? Huh? Ack.
  11. Thread: it's official

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    Re: it's official

    IMHO: Who'd buy a new one, anyway? Their f-hole mandolins sound awful, their round holes aren't terribly versatile, and you can't swing a cat without hitting a load of old ones on the market. How...
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    Re: Dave Apollon Photos

    Wow, just checked out Dave on youtube. Never heard a better musician. Those Florida notes - with dead on intonation - kill me!
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    Re: Dave Apollon Photos

    The blonde F-12! Wow wow wow! Love me some block fretboard inlays.
  14. Thread: UPS Nightmare

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    Re: UPS Nightmare

    Ive come to like USPS. They've even gotten poorly packed instruments from Japan to me unscathed.
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    Re: Five string acoustic

    Is Paul Lestock (Arrow Mandolins) still building the G5? Just from pictures, it looks like his craftsmanship is exquisite. I see he's on Facebook.
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    Re: New Breedlove Crossover models

    The Cavalier Semantics! Comprised of English majors at UVa. :)
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    Re: Help me decide...

    Yeesh, I haven't been able to GIVE away a gloss American FF on a popular selling site. :-|
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    Re: Looking for best deal in $1k - 1,500ish range

    Order an Econo from Ken. Now, if not sooner. :) His sound is beyond compare, and his neck! Mine has a sharp V profile. Oh, that neck!
  19. Re: Anybody know of some good $400 or less f-style mandolins?

    My MAS has been servant to my muse for a long time, so many instruments have come and gone. (VISA sends me flowers on my birthday.) Seems to me the scroll is like the Grateful Dead, ya either gets it...
  20. Re: Upgrading mandolin advice thread - the Chris Thile sound

    I sounded like crap playing Mike Marshall's Loar 30 years ago. Coz i played like crap 30 years ago. He was so kind: "It seems like nobody can get a good sound out of it besides me." Thank you, Mike....
  21. Thread: 1st Jam

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    Re: 1st Jam

    Cool! Theres no substitute for playing with others to improve ones chops. Big fun!
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    Re: World's Most Expensive Mandolin

    Alternate joke: The one i got rid of sounded better. :)
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    Re: World's Most Expensive Mandolin

    The tone sucks! :))
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    Re: Eastman MD305 with one piece back??

    I saw a pic of a 305 online recently with a 1 piece back with striking diagonal flame. It was purty.
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    Re: New Custom Mandolin

    Man, the F-5 recently in the classifieds wouldve been in my living room but for the wide nut. Congrats, best wishes!
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