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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I don't own one or have I played one. I bought my first mandolin this past April. Didn't start giving it much playing time till about June. So about all I can offer are some thoughts.

    First I...
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    The old saying I remember hearing. Motion is the lotion.
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    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    At the age of 60 I also deal with tremors. My doctor said they were familial tremors. Again another malady that I have inherited.

    CBD oil has helped along with a beta blocker. But the biggest...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    I used to work in shipping and receiving. Part of my job was checking in the UPS deliveries. Our docks were sunken so the floors of the trailers were floor height. I watched a UPS driver literally...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    It's not just USPS. We ordered some furniture for our deck. Was due to arrive last Friday between 5:00 and 8:00 in the evening via Fed Ex. We got notification that it wouldn't arrive until the...
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    Re: Marty Stuart Mandolin Solo

    Marty was playing mandolin with Lester Flatt and The Nashville Grass when he was 14. Not only is he an accomplished guitar and mandolin player, he plays a dang good fiddle to.
  7. Re: should I humidify old strad-o-lin mandolin?

    All wood instruments should be humidified during the winter months. Probably dehumidified in the summer.

    I have a hygrometer in the room where my instruments are. We just had some rain in last...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Just started learning mandolin but been playing guitar for years. Have been curious about banjo in the past.

    I have always thought for banjo you either have it or you don't. I don't.
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    First I have to admit I scanned through the comments about the destruction of the Firebird guitars.

    It was stated that they were unsalvageable. Nothing more was done than any company. You destroy...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    I have only owned a mandolin since April. Today I took a micro fiber cloth and wiped off the dust and buffed the chrome tail piece.

    With my guitars when I change strings I use Music Nomad cleaner...
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    Based in insurance company requirements you can insure most anything with an inland marine attachment to your home owners policy. Again requirements will very.

    You can also have them added to your...
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    Re: 12 String Mandolin

    Allen,

    Thanks for explanation. It still sounds interesting though.
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    12 String Mandolin

    Was wasting a little time at work searching Amazon for a mandolin case. Came across a 12 string mandolin.

    Now I thought this is interesting. So how are these tuned? Are they like a guitar?
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    When I started playing guitar I was thaught to read music. In band in high school everything was played with the music in front of us.

    I read music for most of the songs I play. But if I really...
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    Re: Intentionally Imperfect Tuning

    Among the stringed instruments I play is a Takamine 12 string. 12 strings are typically tuned with the 1st and 2nd pair of strings (E and B) tuned in unison. The remaining 4 pairs are tuned an octave...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    There is a carbon fiber guitar on the market. The manufacture ice Emerald. I have heard only good about them.

    With the carbon fiber you get a very stable instrument. No more concerns about...
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I have been reading about this BS from Gibson. They started going after Armadillo who owns Dean and Luna.

    The 2 issues that Gibson will loose is the trademark infringement for the Flying V and...
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    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    I went to a Bluegrass Jam in January. There was a couple of gentlemen there with guitars. One was an older Ovation and the other was one he had built himself.

    I offered both of them an opportunity...
  19. Thread: Thank you ROB

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    Re: Thank you ROB

    +1 on setup. If you look at my signature you will see 2 Indiana guitars. Once they are setup they play great. One of the problems with inexpensive instruments is there is not much profit margin on...
  20. Thread: Thank you ROB

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    Thank you ROB

    Earlier I created a post that should have been THANK YOU ROB. I sometimes get names mixed up.

    Brad,
    Thank you for turning me on to Rob's ebook.

    Rob,

    Thank you so much for the file. There is...
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    Thank You Brad

    Signed onto the forum a couple weeks ago. It was suggested that I email Brad Laird about a copy of his Ebook on setting up a mandolin. So I did.

    Brad sent the file and all I can say is awesome. I...
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    Re: Hello From Indiana

    Need to look for your podcast.

    Do you still use phrases like caddywampus and slantways? Still a Hoosier if you do.:)
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    Re: the Harmony Batwing

    Whether it's a player or not that is one cool instrument.
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    Re: Hello From Indiana

    You may have lost the midwest draw, but I but you picked a bit of southern twang. :)
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    Re: Hello From Indiana

    Thanks for the welcomes. Looking forward to the journey.
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