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    Re: How Much Better Does It Get

    The Mandolin Shop where ?Location ?
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    Re: NMD - Girouard Oval

    Beautiful !! A Girouard oval is second to none ! Workmanship and sound !
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    Re: Loud, or Not So Loud?

    I always enjoy when my wife leaves to visit her mom/dad and then I can play as loud as I want without thinking about it ! At five or six in the morning I play/practice softly or my wife will be...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I memorize all songs automatically by practicing/playing over and over ! Not intentionally but it just happens !
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    Good advice !
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Your first was a Gilchrist ? Wow ! You saved a lot in the decision making process on what to get next ! You don't need a next ! Congratulations !
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    BS ! Get what you want ( not need) if you can afford it ! Life is short ! I'm musically challenged also and didn't begin playing the mandolin until I was almost 64 ! So what ? 72 now and playing in a...
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    Re: My five month progress report, March 32nd

    Five months ??? Took me years to reach your level !! :) But, I didn't begin until I was almost 64 ! Keep it up, you're doing great !
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    You are amazing Jill ! I wish I had half your ability ! :)
  10. Thread: Rubner Tuners

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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Thank you ! Worth the wait !
  11. Thread: Rubner Tuners

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    Rubner Tuners

    Looking for a set of Gold/Ebony button tuners for a F5 mandolin. I was informed that the Rubner plant had a fire and it will be sometime before back in production.
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    Purchasing another didn't help me ! Still missing two and own five !
  13. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Beautiful backside !
  14. Re: What to look/listen for when mandolin shopping?

    Whew ! I think you are over thinking it ! :) Let your ears be your guide ! Just get an Ellis or a Girouard and don't worry about it ! :)
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    Re: How did you feel about your new build Mando?

    I have ordered five custom builds and a sixth on order. Three I sent back and one of which was from a well known builder and I was very disappointed in it ! Workmanship and sound wise ! I won't...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    Remember the story Humpty Dumpty ? Think about it ! Case for me !
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    Re: Should I take my Eastman MD305 on vacation?

    why not ? I never left my mandolins at home when I traveled ! Nor do I now ! You take underwear with you don’t you ? A toothbrush ? Same with a mandolin ! A necessity !
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Only you can decide that by playing so called high end instruments ! I have owned two Eastman's and the worse one was a 915 F5 . Play an Ellis or a Girouard along with your Eastman and you will soon...
  19. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Only way to know is to play these mandolins yourself ! Everyone's ears are different ! I have played many top notch mandolins at Gruhns and other places and the two makers I think that make the best...
  20. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I already have them ( not just one ) a Girouard and an Ellis !
  21. Re: Moving past my F9...looking for recommendations.

    I would look at an Ellis or Girouard !
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    When the sound produced starts to go South I change them !
  23. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    You will LOVE the Girouard oval sound and the flawless workmanship !
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    Re: Thanks Dennis...The Mandolin Store

    I have been to his shop and very impressed with Dennis and his shop inventory .
  25. Re: Where to shop for a quality Mandolin in Southern California?

    I second this advice !
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