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    Re: What is MAS?

    I have been very happy with the two mandolins I have but then the Kimble two points started getting posted. Gah! Really would love to play one. :grin:
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Smudge.... named after the children's book of the same name?
  3. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    The number one reason that this is the only social media site that I am involved in is because of how well it is run. Scott and the moderators do a great job. That helps with the diversity and making...
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Over the years I used to run into Wayne at festivals in NC and VA and got to witness first hand his fingerpicking a mandolin. He once quipped that he had been disqualified from numerous festival...
  5. New Girouard octave at The Music Emporium

    I am not an octave player but if I wanted to get into the game this would be worth a hard look...

    https://themusicemporium.com/mandolins/girouard-ensemble-guitar-body-octave-mandolin-copy

    NFI
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Guitar and mandolin builder Wayne Henderson plays mandolin with finger picks. You are in good company.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    You might want to add a Kimble to your list, there is a recent thread about his two point mandolins...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/150205-Kimble-two-point-reviews
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    Joe Maphis doing "picking and a Grinning". He plays a wood bodied resonator tenor at 1:23...
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Joe played both five string and tenor banjo (along with anything else that had strings) I think he is switching back and forth.
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Here is a video from The Music Emporium...



    Sounds very fine to my ears.
  11. Re: Eastman MD314 F-Style Oval Hole Mandolin Discontinued?

    Oops, sorry about that.
  12. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Sounds great Pete! You Charlottesville folks sure do have some crazy talented kids up there.
    Yup I will be stealing that tune. :grin:
  13. Re: Marshall Wyatt talks about Bill Monroes time in Raleigh NC

    Hey Zack, nice to hear from you! Hope you are well.
    It turns out that both Lester and Earl along with the Stanley Bros lived in Raleigh and did stints for the same radio station that Bill and...
  14. Re: Eastman MD314 F-Style Oval Hole Mandolin Discontinued?

    They are available....

    https://reverb.com/item/5864054-eastman-md314-f-style-oval-hole-mandolin

    https://reverb.com/item/6933194-eastman-md314-classic-f-style-oval-hole-mandolin

    I had one at...
  15. Re: Planetary tuners or guitar style on tenor banjo?

    Go with guitar style tuners, 16:1 ratio beats 4;1 ratio any day. I used to own a Gibson trapdoor tenor banjo from the 20's and was glad to have the guitar style tuners.
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    I have never been impressed with the Michael Kelly brand. I think you would be better served with an Eastman or a Kentucky.
    This used Eastman is in the classifieds at pretty much base price but it...
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    Re: Ortega Mandolins Opinions

    Not sure about the mandolin but I do like their salsa. ;)
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Yes...yes they are...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/155078#155078

    NFI
  19. Marshall Wyatt talks about Bill Monroes time in Raleigh NC

    I just recently came across this video of my friend, Marshall Wyatt, sitting on the porch of the bungalow that Bill lived in and discussing Bill and Charlie's time there. Towards the end he talks...
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    Re: Which mandolin to buy

    This in the classifieds...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/154640#154640

    Or this if you like flat tops...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/154679#154679
    This is an amazing deal.

    Both...
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    Light coat of mineral oil rubbed in and buffed out is all you need. If you don't want the neck to appear so "white" after removing the original finish and fine sanding, you can mix the mineral oil...
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    If you go to youtube and type in "Bluegrass Tenor Banjo" there are a number of offerings.
    This is one guys approach...




    I play a custom tenor banjo tuned octave GDAE, specifically built for...
  23. Re: Making a Brass Hammer (from plumbing parts)

    Well you would have to have a 2K lathe to make an eleven dollar hammer.
  24. Re: Kentucky KM-750 or The Loar LM-520-VS for 11yo?

    The Eastman 315 has a radiused board and is in your price range.

    And there is this in the classifieds...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/154351#154351

    Hand made American for under $800.oo
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  25. Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    Best site ever, thanks and keep up the good work!
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