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    Re: Collings MT2- Two Weeks in

    179874 Guess it must be 15 years now and still seems better every time I pick her up!
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    Re: Toddlers mandolins and flying

    I always just clip a luggage strap onto the handle rings of my (Collings MT2) case and that works fine for me. Of course I can't afford one of those fancy cases:grin:
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    My trinity: '04 Collings MT2, '24 Gibson A1, 2018 Firth A5
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    Re: John Sullivan F

    aa
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    Re: John Sullivan F

    This is a clip of one configuration of the band Jackstraw doing their Tuesday night gig in Portland, OR. David Pugh is putting his Sullivan F5 through its paces. Sorry about the poor sound quality...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    I did post on youtube but maybe forgot about posting here. This was my post:
    Rick Frank
    "Thanks for the great video and ebook as well! This information has already helped me to perform a "rescue...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins

    I have an MD 815v that I bought to keep occupied with while I was waiting for a custom build last year. I walked into a music store and picked it up and pretty much bought it on the spot, I liked the...
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    Re: western redcedar

    Jeff, Jerry Firth from Merlin was builder.

    Rick
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    Re: western redcedar

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    I have an A5 with a Port Orford Cedar top, Walnut back and sides that was built for me last year. Very nice mandolin with a strong voice, a lot of fundamental tones, not as much overtones...
  10. Re: Any Mandolin Players on the Southern Oregon Coast?

    Helen - if you ever get up around Grants Pass, there's a pretty good jam at Wild River Pub on 3rd Thursdays. Lasts from 6-8pm or so.
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    Re: Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    So, having spent almost 3 weeks in Ireland, I feel like I can begin to answer my own question. I have to say first of all that it was an outstanding time, with lots of good food, drink, wonderful...
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    Re: Foghorn String Band at the Cobblestone

    Oh man, the day after I leave Dublin!
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    Re: Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    The Cobblestone is a very good tip! My first night in Dublin I Googled pubs and that one is just a few blocks away. I went there and it was a good mix of flutes, whistles, violins, guitar, button...
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    Re: Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    Thanks to all for your input! As you no doubt noted, I had reservations about taking the little instrument along at the outset. My wife was pushing me to take it and also a friend from the UK who had...
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    Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    Hey folks - I'm headed to Ireland with the wife for a 2 week visit, including a 10 day tour with, I'm sure, a few good pub nights. Questioning whether to bring the mandolin along to play. I suppose...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Thanks so much for the e-book and links Rob! I've only had time to scratch the surface so far but I'm looking forward to delving into it.
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    Re: Roll Call: Budget Mandolins

    Actually the most budget mandolin I ever had was when I was in bible college and met a guy who was a former music store owner and semi-professional musician. I told him I played mandolin and the next...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    132475 Citress Mistress/Gibson Mistress
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    Re: The ultimate OLD and IN THE WAY

    After seeing the Dead in '74, I got the little 33 1/3 disk that they sent to their mailing list and subsequently the full LP. That stuck in my head. After
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    Re: Freezing when it's my turn to play

    After being away from jams for a few years and trying to get back in to it, I still have trouble with locking up during fiddle tunes. But I find when I take a break on a song, if I jump in with a...
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    Re: Roll Call: Budget Mandolins

    Technically my Snakehead Gibson was a budget Mando since I paid $500 for it, but that was the going price at the time. A couple of years ago I bought a Stagg Mando, I won't say on impulse. I would...
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