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  1. Thread: Who?

    by soliver
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    Re: Who?

    I always thought that I sounded like that guy I see in the mirror every morning.... JK, no one has ever told me I sound like any particular singer, but back in college a lot of people told me I...
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    If I had the chance to play it and liked it, I'd buy it (if I had the $$ of course).
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    Re: Reducing chrome Grover F tuner shine.

    My immediate thought if you don't want to change the color, but maybe just reduce the shine would be to just buff it with some coarser steel wool... if you're just trying to knock back the sheen and...
  4. Re: Flatiron Pancake v. Sawchyn Beavertail v. Poe Scout

    That Sawchyn FB link reminds me that I've always been curious how the flattops with F holes sound relative to the Oval holed ones... can anyone speak to that?
  5. Thread: Proud Old Papa

    by soliver
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    Re: Proud Old Papa

    Happy birthday Mark!... congrats on a great gig and a great kid!
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Carter's and Gruhn's are kinda like a Mandolin Player's Pilgrimage to Mecca :))
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

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    A combination of 2 favorite pass times: Star Wars franchise and mandolins... how can you go wrong there.
  8. Re: Beginner! Eastman 305 vs Kentucky KM-150 vs...??

    I was making the same decision when I was starting out because of my very limited budget. Either one of those 2 instruments will be a good starter. The differences that I could pick out are:
    Eastman...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I'm a fan of the D'Addario micro tune... I have one that lives on each of my 2 instruments.
  10. Thread: Eastman 404 bk

    by soliver
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    Re: Eastman 404 bk

    I played one in a local store about about a year or 2 ago. It was nice. Of course I played it along side a Collings which blew it out of the water. But one might expect that for 6 times the price.
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from GA!
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    To update this:

    1. The Rover still hides in a closet and my daughter will pull it ou every 3rd blue moon and give it a try.
    2. The Eastman has gone to a new home. I loved it but when I upgraded...
  13. Re: What under $1200 used tenors would you look at?

    I understand you want made in the USA, but I always hear great things about Blueridge Guitars. The BR-40 is supposed to be a great machine for the price.
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    I kinda regret selling my Flatiron 1N, but it was a nice step towards owning my Silverangel... I may own another some day.
  15. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    I have 2 awesome instruments. My most frequently used and go-to is my Silverangel Econo A. When I play out, I am either at an acoustic BG or Gospel Jam that requires the SA's volume, or in the Praise...
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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    EXCITING!!!.... another SA owner joining the fray!
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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    Plus one for Silverangel. You can buy Ken's Econo A for that price and even have it custom built to your specs. I luvr mine!!!
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    Re: Picked up this nice Boeh mandolin

    Congrats! It sounds great!
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    Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Very nice! It has a lovely sound for sure.

    And the is quite a herd of instruments you have there!
  20. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    Hey Alan! What a great way to get encouraged! But not only do you have to do your part of committing to practice, you have to make sure to share how you are progressing in order to be held...
  21. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Glued the bridge on and strung it up yesterday. ... All done!

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    Its very resonant, dark and warm. Being used to Mando's it feels way too big, but I'm getting used to...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    To begin the season: Church band from this past Sunday


    https://youtu.be/WDqIFv6hyK4

    PS: I'm the bald one in the back playing the instrument that you can't hear :))
  23. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    I've worked out intonation using a trick I saw online (clamping on a temporary tailpiece) and started finishing... excited to see how it turns out!

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    I'm surprised at how...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Was chatting with some coworkers recently about the new Disney Plus Starwars series called "The Mandolorian" and one of them just texted me this:

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  25. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    So I finished a little side project making a counter top for my in-laws and got back to the CTG (Classical Tenor Guitar) yesterday and so far I've:

    Leveled and crowned (& polishes) the frets
    Cut...
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