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    Re: Tonegard alternatives

    I did own a Tonegard years ago and due to the way I held my mandolin I saw/heard no benefit from it ! I had to wrap the prongs with microfiber to keep these prongs from marking my mandolin. Sold it !
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    Save your shoe wear and just order a Girouard F4 for a lot less money and a sound just as good as a Gilchrist oval !
  3. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    I agree ! I have two of each ! :)
  4. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    Oval more sustain in sound and more decay in sound of F holes whether an A or F mandolin . Bluegrass players normally prefer a F5 or A5 while folk and old time players generally prefer an oval . Not...
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    I would think that it depends on what your definition is of "mastering" it is ! I will never master it but enjoying the ride !
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I served in Vietnam which I strongly believe was a senseless war and what makes me sick is that there were over 40,000 deaths of US serviceman 22 years old and younger !
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1050 vs Northfield F5S

    I would definitely take a Northfield over a Kentucky but in the same price range of the Northfield I would definitely take a Girouard over a Northfield ! No comparison in my mind !
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    At least his pants were still up ! :)
  9. Thread: Beginner

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    Re: Beginner

    mandolessons.com Free lessons but I donate to him !
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    Re: Looking for some recommendations

    I second mandolessons.com
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    If you haven't played one , you should try a Girouard oval ! Played many at Gruhns in Nashville and I liked the workmanship and sound of a Girouard the best !
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    Re: favourite strings

    GHS A270 medium
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    Re: Looking for beginner mandolin.

    You should know what will happen ! You will buy a lower end mandolin and over the next ten years keep upgrading and buying more expensive and better sounding mandolins ! At least that is what your...
  14. Thread: Straps

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    Re: Straps

    Bill Bailey Straps ! Own four of them !
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    Re: St. Anne’s Reel

    Very nice ! Good job !
  16. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    Years ago played both at Gruhns and ordered an Ellis F5. Love my Ellis ! To my ears Ellis has the sound I like best . Another maker I would throw in the pot for you to consider is a Girouard !...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I have a BC 35 as recommended by Jill McCauley ! Love it on some songs but also use a tad 45 and less often a 55. 35 really shines for those triplets and when you want to play faster/quicker.
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Max Girouard makes a beautiful F4 !
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    Re: DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    I used these strings a long time ago but can't remember why I went to other strings ! I think I will have to get another set and try again ! After experimenting I seem to always go back to GHS 270's...
  20. Re: what strings do you recommend for a rigel mando ?

    I have used many brands of strings but I keep going back to GHS A270's on my A5 and F5 Ellis but I prefer Curt Mangan Bluegrass series on my Girouard oval. Not a fan of Monel strings .
  21. Thread: Hearing Aids

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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I have hearing aids but don't wear them while I play !
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    Re: This is mind blowing....

    F5 ! :)
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    Re: Whats your thought on these?

    I have a Girouard A oval and I LOVE it ! Workmanship second to none and best oval sound I have ever heard or played on ! You will love any mandolin made by Max Girouard ! I have a F4 Girouard on...
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    Advice for newbie ? Yes, I can give you some great advice ! QUIT ! Don't begin before you become a mandolin fanatic ! You will spend all your free time practicing, you will develop MAS (mandolin...
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Look at a Girouard ! I am having Max Girouard build me a F 4 !
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