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  1. Thread: collings

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    Re: collings

    Wolfman. Have you been to the Collings facility? I was fortunate enough to tour it this past January. Granted 22,000 sq. ft is a large place for an instrument builder. But I find it hard to compare...
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    Re: What make of Mandolin & who cares ?.

    @ Dang.... Why hav'nt I met this 15k Blonde yet? She sounds amazing!
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    Re: Goofy Burger King Ad with Bowlback

    I may be hearing things but, it doesnt even sound like mandolins playing during the commercial. I heard more of a classical guitar sound, nylon strings and such. Anybody else?:disbelief:
  4. Yonder mountain string band, had me wanting to...

    Yonder mountain string band, had me wanting to buy a mando after first hearing them. Before I would have told you you were crazy if you liked that old timey stuff. Since first hearing them in the mid...
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    I think everything Sam Bush does solo is amazing....

    I think everything Sam Bush does solo is amazing. He can play and sing, and make just about anything sound great. I have tried to model some of the stuff I do to him, but that is setting a pretty...
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    I have the same problem. I use the Elixers...

    I have the same problem. I use the Elixers because they seem to last the longest. I have a bad body chemistry thing going on and can ruin a set of strings in an evening if i don't wipe them down...
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    Moe. "Tin cans and car tires" Del McCoury "It's...

    Moe. "Tin cans and car tires"
    Del McCoury "It's just the night"
    And a lot of New Grass Revival
  8. Thread: Bands

    by 8_stringer
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    Dubious(high school, alternative rock) Amish...

    Dubious(high school, alternative rock)
    Amish John and the Hawaiian Tropics (college, Bluegrass Fusion)
    The North Lake Allstars (classic rock, country, blues)
    The Nuclear Bees (Rock) my fathers...
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    When I began playing music my teachers tried...

    When I began playing music my teachers tried forcing standard notation on me. It took a few years before I could read music. My first instrument was the Euphonium. I found it was much easier just...
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    I always keep a few extra picks in my pocket...

    I always keep a few extra picks in my pocket during a show. You might lose one ore two, but you won't have to bend over to find them on stage. Since I constantly drop them. I don't like the idea of...
  11. I started playing guitar at 6. I Found dad's old...

    I started playing guitar at 6. I Found dad's old Ibanez electric in the closet, and was very curious. I ran the gamut of music from Metallica to Nirvana playing tha crunchy electric stuff. Then in...
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    I'll wear a blue hat yes, On that steam powered...

    I'll wear a blue hat yes, On that steam powered aereoplane. With the letters goin round the rim and then back again. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
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    I agree with Cheryl on the way she winds the...

    I agree with Cheryl on the way she winds the strings. You might also try this.
    When you first set the string to the pitch, over-tighten it to almost a full step sharp, then bring it back down to...
  14. Thread: Mix F4

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    Thanks Joel. I'm in Nebraska though and don't get...

    Thanks Joel. I'm in Nebraska though and don't get to Wisconsin very often. Once in my lifetime actually. I am hoping to find one to play here a little closer. Maybe less than a 8 hour drive. I have...
  15. Thread: Mix F4

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    Well I think they look awesome. Much better than...

    Well I think they look awesome. Much better than a carbon fiber hood on a Honda with a giant coffee can exhaust that sounds like a bumble bee. Much better use for carbon fiber in my mind. Where can...
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    Thile Marshall- Into the Cauldron Doc Watson-...

    Thile Marshall- Into the Cauldron
    Doc Watson- Country Blues
    Wilders- Throwdown
    Peter Rowan- The Blue Loon/Live
    Bruce Hornsby- Solo/Live


    Keith, it's too early for x-mas music. Personally I...
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    Making my first trek to winfield this year and I...

    Making my first trek to winfield this year and I am really excited. I have been wanting to go for many years now and I got the wife to say yes to me and the 3 others from our band to head out. Thank...
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    My friend found a used calzone case in the...

    My friend found a used calzone case in the classifieds that carries two f style mando's. I am not familiar with the others mentioned above. But this calzone case would be my choice if I had to check...
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    Stay away from MK. Eastman's are good. But I'd...

    Stay away from MK. Eastman's are good. But I'd have to agree with moku9. Check out the Glenn's. They are very affordable and "hand built". For about a grand you can get into one. The fit and finish...
  20. Thread: New glenn

    by 8_stringer
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    I've only played one Glenn and it sounds awesome....

    I've only played one Glenn and it sounds awesome. My band mate calls it his beater when compared to his Weber bighorn. But side by side with the Weber, the Glenn holds it's own no problem. It is very...
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    Check out this site. ...

    Check out this site.

    www.apgcases.com/calzone_cases.htm
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    I agree with the carry on theory. I have carried...

    I agree with the carry on theory. I have carried on a mondo many times. Never once had a problem with that. I like the fact that it is with me and not the baggage handlers. I have a simple gig bag...
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    Ok I found it. Tony did use fasteners to assemble...

    Ok I found it. Tony did use fasteners to assemble that or welds I couldn't exactly tell from the photos. It looked like maybe there were some sort of rivets in there.???
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    Wow. I never expected you guys to go so far with...

    Wow. I never expected you guys to go so far with all of this. I appreciate all of the input and am still trying to make sense of some of it. Tony and Steve you have been extremely informative. I...
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    sound's like you should talk to someone about...

    sound's like you should talk to someone about manufacturing theses rigs tony. I like your setup. KISS keep it simple stupid. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
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