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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Ha! I'd like to walk my dog in your neighborhood some time!
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    Re: Elderly Beginning Mandolin Outfit

    I think this is what you're supposed to be wearing:

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    Re: Elderly Beginning Mandolin Outfit

    Ha, I didn't realize that I was reading a three year old thread until the last post! I've a relative newcomer to the mandolin world, only really been digging into it for the past couple years. ...
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    Re: Northfield Calhoun

    I haven't seen one of these in person yet, but I think they look great, and they sound good in the hands of the players Northfield has posted videos of. I have a Northfield Model M that I love, and...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    I had the same question when I first started getting interested in mandolins. I didn't know about the Mandolin Cafe then. As I recall, it was a little confusing trying to figure out whether Gibson...
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    Re: Home Recording - best bang for buck

    I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i interface, Garage Band, and a AudioTechnica AT2020 microphone. All pretty basic stuff, but it's been fun to learn on. It's been very interesting learning to work with...
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    Re: Mandolin as carry on?

    That is all fine, but the flight crew still retains all the discretion it needs to deny an instrument in the cabin on a crowded flight. You can't rely on this language, and I would never travel with...
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    Re: Northfield Calhoun

    I also bought a Northfield recently, and I love it. These Calhouns look really cool. I'd love to try one. Great choice, and good luck with the learning.
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    Re: What case for my Kentucky KM500

    My Kentucky KM-270 lives in this one:
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    Re: Kentucky 950B Black face

    OP was asking about an A model. Eastman makes one — MD404. I’ve never seen one from Kentucky.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I'm on the edge of my seat here!
  12. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I get people telling me I look like Tom Petty. Unfortunately, no one's ever told me I sound like him.
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Guitars: Martin 00-18 and Blueridge BR-163A.

    Mandolins: Northfield Model M and Kentucky KM-270.
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    Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Iíve been a daily guitar player for years, typically playing at least an hour a day. I got a mandolin about a year ago. I upgraded my mandolin recently and have been devoting more and more of my...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    I love it. Sounds great, feels great, and is super fun to play. The varnish finish and Nugget tailpiece are two appointments that I especially like. I went through a guitar upgrade process over a...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    I was wondering that too. I've read a ton of Northfield threads here (leading to my acquisition of a Model M), and I don't recall ever hearing about any finish issues. I can say that the varnish...
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    Re: Different picks for different instruments

    It's pretty hard for anyone to tell you what to do, since we all have different taste. I'm a fairly new mando player/long-time guitar player too, but I much prefer a thicker pick on the mandolin...
  18. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    As a seller, it would be tough for me to accept "I don't like how it sounds" as the sole reason for a return. I think it's impossible to ascertain in 24-48 hours whether an instrument "sounds good",...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    My Northfield Model M, which I've had for about a month now. Love it love it love it! It has a unique (for this model) burst and top binding. Single piece back. I don't know...
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    Kentucky KM-270 (will probably sell)
    Northfield Model M

    I decided to upgrade after about a year with the Kentucky. I love the Northfield, which I've had for about a month now. I haven't listed...
  21. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    It stands to reason that a carved instrument would be more expensive than a flattop. Still difficult to generalize, though. The $900-$1,000 Eastman guitars Iíve played seem pretty equal in terms of...
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    Re: Shout out for Ronny Harrison straps

    Yeah, it looks like he supplies the same strap to various companies stamped with their logos. Mine looks like the one pictured above, and Iíve seen the same thing on Banjo Benís site and elsewhere. ...
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    Shout out for Ronny Harrison straps

    I just received a Ronny Harrison strap that I ordered through the Northfield store. Iíve always found it difficult to find guitar and mando straps that I really love, but I donít need to look any...
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    Re: Northfield love

    Congrats! Iíve been playing my new Northfield Model M for a week now, and Iím loving it more every day. Hats off to Northfield. The build quality is outstanding, and itís just a delight to play.
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    Iíve carried an 00-sized guitar in a Hiscox case on probably two dozen flights over the past 5 years, including international flights, and Iíve been able to carry it on in all but two flights. But,...
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