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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Thanks to all of you folks. I'm reading each comment and appreciate your thoughts. You are all very kind.
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. Ive been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 Id never touched a mandolin. The Caf quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    So this list starts at the bottom in 2006 and works up to the present when I have but one mandolin left. Manodlins in BOLD are the ones that I thought sounded great and played wonderfully! :)...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    My Duff A-5 was one of the best sounding mandolins I've ever owned or played. Unfortunately, I got scroll envy and sold it. But fortunately I got a Duff F-5 which sounded about the same. (But had...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I can tell one difference between Nickel-Silver, EVO, and Stainless Steel:

    Nickel-Silver frets last (ham-handed) me about 1-3 years between dressings or refrets,
    EVO frets last me over 8...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    Heritage- $200/year minimum premium. Great to work with.
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    In spite of your beliefs, I have a hard time believing that the fret material made the difference. Certainly not the experience of many folks who have reported their experiences here. Perhaps the...
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    I remember some years ago, I sat on the front row and watched Wayne pull out a mandolin and pick a few fiddle tunes on it using finger picks. When he finished, he handed the mandolin down to me,...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    One hour of specifically learning or practicing techniques that I am not good at. Followed by an hour of playing tunes or songs that I enjoy.:)
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Music theory describes what we do. It does not force us to do it.
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Pilot, you don't need to post the same thread in 2 different sections.
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    1. I usually wait about an hour between coats. When it's a tiny bit tacky, but not much. I do NOT sand between these THIN coats. Wait overnight to sand or steel wool.

    2. I've never noticed any...
  13. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I used to change the unwound strings early because my fingers seemed to make them rust or at least get much less smooth within a few weeks. Didn't happen on the wounds as much. Lately my chemistry...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Dillon, You are a wise man.:).............. (but I do think it would have been fun.);)
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    I usually use Tru-oil as described by mikeyb2 above,
    but just for interest I'll describe a method that Mr Dudenbostel showed me several years ago that has done quite well for me, especially if...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Dillon: When you get the top back and reassembled please report in and describe the WHOLE process.
    I think it will be very entertaining.:)
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    Re: Coated like uncoated choices

    Cleartone Strings
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    Re: String angle over bridge

    I know that we have discussed node patterns and such of mandolin tops and these observations are important in knowing what building points are important.

    I also remember seeing oscilloscopic...
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    Re: Thoughts on String Gauges

    I previously had a mandolin which had a bit too much fingerboard relief but no adjustable truss rod. I switched to light strings to decrease total tension and the relief decreased a bit.
    I was...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Music theory is NOT a set of rules that you must follow when writing or playing music.

    Music theory IS a set of terms and relationships used to COMMUNICATE to others WHAT OCCURS IN MUSIC. (and...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    I had one engraved as you describe. It was the silver plated one and it turned out nice. You could see the bronze color, but over a year or so, I didn't notice any dramatic changes in the bronze...
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    I'm thinkin' you're overthinkin' a normal looking right wrist. Just generally keep it comfortably straight.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My '09 Heiden 2-point.
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    Re: Leather Calton Case Cover

    I'm thinking that Dem is just bored again, and wants something else.;)
  25. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    Not April anymore. Take a rest.
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