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  1. Thread: Gibson "F-3"

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    Re: Gibson "F-3"

    Well if Bill Monroe would have made the F3 his main mandolin....
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    It's a 2,333 mile drive for me....
  3. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    "Be yourself, and be yourself the best you can. Everybody else is taken."
  4. Thread: Jet City Guitars

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    Jet City Guitars

    Anybody had any experience with Jet City Guitars? Thoughts?
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    That mandolin has Punch brother!
  6. Thread: "Powerful/Loud!"

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    "Powerful/Loud!"

    How important to YOU is it to have your mandolin be powerful and loud? We know people who have powerful and loud voices, but the result is not pleasant or pleasing. If you are in a band or large jam,...
  7. Thread: Brentrup Mandolins

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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    My experience is that you need to play a mando at least 1/2 hour to have it open up and get into its "best voice." That's even if you play it regularly. If it hasn't been played for months or years,...
  8. Thread: Brentrup Mandolins

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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Anyone besides Mandobar played the Brentrup F5C at Music Emporium? 2nd opinion on that one would be interesting.
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    Hang in there Michael, you've gone through a lot. You are one of the best, hope to see you around Grass Valley at the 2020 FDF Bluegrass Festival, maybe just as an attendee to take in everything that...
  10. Thread: Brentrup Mandolins

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    Brentrup Mandolins

    There have been a couple of Brentrup F models in the classifieds lately. Ten years ago they would have been scooped up in a week or less. I'm wondering if the newer generation of mandolin players...
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    Re: Today the Music Died

    It's somewhere....
  12. Thread: A pair of Diamonds

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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    How does the F model compare to the A model regarding volume and tone?
  13. Re: How do you test the qualities you're looking for in a Mandoli

    After playing it for at least 30 minutes, it should "speak" to you." "I'm the one, take me home!"
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    LoarFest? Is there another one (years ago in California there was one) coming up?
  15. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    You see one on line that "grabs you", too far away from you to travel and try it out, and you go to bed thinking about it, and you wake up thinking about it....
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Okay, no more wimpy hesitation!
  17. Diamonds (Red) are a man's best friend!

    Diamonds (Red) are a man's best friend!
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    Re: Caterina Lichtenberg‘s On-line course

    I have her DVD/Booklet. It has plenty to keep you busy, understandable, doable, recommended. Some folks need an online instructor for motivation, I don't. I think you should be an intermediate...
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    Potential USA Recesssion?

    Is the potential, possible recession stopping you from purchasing a mandolin these days?:(
  20. Re: Has anyone played the Apitius F Mandolin at Southern Strings?

    Nice tone and look on the Grand Classic Model that Forrest had, I think. You Tube, "Apitius Rosine F5 Mandolin (2015)" gives you an idea of the tone on that model (with a few years of aging). "The...
  21. Re: Has anyone played the Apitius F Mandolin at Southern Strings?

    Carter's in Nashville has one that belonged to Forrest O'Conner (it was made for him). There is a You Tube Clip of Forrest playing it, back in March 2019. I wonder why he didn't hang on to it, as it...
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    Re: Love the One You’re With

    IMHO you never know if you really like your mandolin better than ones you play at a music store, unless you bring your own mandolin to that store and compare it to other mandolins. That's the...
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    Re: Always surprised how people send stuff

    Get it shipped from a reliable music dealer, and it will eliminate 90% of the worry about shipping. (the other 10% about damage seems to always be there no matter what)
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    Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Evan, how does your Ruhland F5 compare to your Sullivan, Heiden, and Duff?
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    Re: Jamie Wiens Mandolins

    OK, enjoy the hunt William! IMHO it's 50/50 with actually owning it.
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