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    Re: $1000 Budget - What should I get?

    Zach mentioned it above, but I'll definitely second trying to find a Kentucky KM-850. Have played a couple and they are excellent mandolins. The normal price is slightly above your budget, but maybe...
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    Re: Tuners - replace or repair advice

    The only problem is Rubners aren't available in F style right now. Not sure what the status is or when they will be available again. Otherwise might have purchased them. Have the A style on my OM and...
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    Re: Tuners - replace or repair advice

    Well, that's better news. And at least I know what to look for at this point. And thankfully there is no rush on this. As I doubt it will be easy to get a single button. And even mandolin sets might...
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    Re: Tuners - replace or repair advice

    190081

    Here's a photo of the tuners. Of course, if I just took them off, could see if they are stamped on the inside or not. Unfortunately my calipers are not digital, hence the regular numbers....
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    Tuners - replace or repair advice

    First off, yes, I know this has been discussed many, many times on this list. Just wasn't able to find the threads on my Google searches for some reason.

    Trying to decide how to deal with the...
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    Yup. The tailpiece on my Flatiron is a replacement. Like everyone else has said, go for the stainless steel. Not sure which model mine has, but the original cover slips fairly well.
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    If playing a lot, 2 to 3 months. Sometimes it will be up to a year. On my Gibson oval hole, I prefer a deader sounding string, so won't change until they look ugly or are hard to keep in tune. Not a...
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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    Would also recommend using a Weber for the bar gigs. It's taken me a long time to get used to playing good instruments in less than perfect conditions. Went through a few Collings guitars because of...
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    Re: Critical MAS + MC + TMS = NMD

    Congrats! Those Pava mandolins seem to be fantastic. And one can never go wrong with an oval hole.
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Okay. Thank you! That makes more sense. Yes. That tune definitely sounds more like a polska than a regular tune - here's Baltic Crossing playing it with Robbie Sherratt who also seems to be playing a...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Robin Bullock's J.S. Bach Suites for Mandolin Volume One. He uses 3 different mandolins. You can compare and contrast.
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    And to take the discussion further off course, I don't hear any polska rhythm in the video from Ms. Chalmers. The only polskas that are usually played straighter are slangpolskas or Finnish polskas...
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    Re: questions about Washburn m1sd

    The repair folks I know have had no problems refretting it. And as other folks companies are turning to other alternatives (Gibson using walnut and baked maple) it's probably going to stay around.
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    And from what the original promo video shows, it appears Skaggs is playing the Monroe Loar.

    Bias alert - I pre-ordered this album and have known Adam since he was in high school and played guitar...
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    Re: Guitar Center

    Mike, thanks for that last link. Hadn't noticed it before. What's strange is I got a cold call from GC this past week hoping I would buy something. Was guessing they were/are trying to push sales to...
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    Re: questions about Washburn m1sd

    Martin has been using their version (Richlite) for some time. At one point it was supposedly to make export easier. My Martin D Jr. has a Richlite fingeboard and bridge and have had no problems with...
  17. Re: Skill Progression/Benchmarks, MAS and Instrument Upgrades

    Just speaking of mandolins, don't think about mine as upgrades as much as obtaining instruments to fit a need. The purchases this year were trying to scratch a particular itch. Wanted one with an...
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    Re: New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    Very cool. Love the look and cool sounding too. Really like the look of the walnut back and sides. Looks similar to some of Charlie Hoffman's guitars with the figuring.
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    Re: Another "Which One To Buy" Question

    Interesting. Have a number of friends who only own one (take your pick) instrument. Many have had them for 20 to 30 years. Others do have a second instrument, often sufficiently different from the...
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    Re: The truth about Eastman octaves

    Definitely a great job. Mine doesn't sound anything like that. Still like mine. Of course, I don't have his mad picking skills either.
  21. Thread: Wet Tuning?

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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    Yes, getting the same sort of thing on my OM even though it's just 20" scale. Thing is, I hear it, but others don't. Just heard a recording from a couple of weeks ago and while I could hear the...
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    Such a good discussion. Some days I feel the tune is the dots, then others make me feel it's the playing that's the tune. Most recently, it's been someone else sending me the dots and saying we...
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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Have been using the Dunlop Primetone in either .96 or 1.0 for a while now. A bit more treble than a Blue Chip. For my bands, that's an advantage. The fiddler in my large band has a tough time hearing...
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    Re: Larger frets for 1920 Gibson A-4

    Yes, change them out if they make it more comfortable for you. Had that done on a 1910 A that I used to own. Made a world of difference.
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Have three of them now on instruments. Really like them. The latest (zebrawood?) looks great on the Gallatin.
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