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    Re: Giving credit where credit is due

    Congrats to you on your replacement.
    It is nice to see that they have improved on this.
    A few months back I had the same problem. Broke in the same place. Contacted them via email. They did...
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    Congrats to you!!!
    I too have a Collings.
    I love the tone. I love the looks.
    I just wish I had a bit more time to enjoy playing it. it will come.
    Enjoy your wonderful mandolin!
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    Re: Eastman 515 V - wow

    Hopefully not highjacking the thread.
    I also had a similar experience. I bought a used Pango/Afanti on eBay. SUPER cheap price. Thinking I could turn it around to someone else for the same price if...
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    :(
    So terribly sad.
    I remember seeing him when I was “just a wee lad” while watching SNL with my childhood babysitter. Glad dad and mom stayed out late.
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    I have found ver good success making my own shipping boxes. I go to a local Appliance store and pick up a Refrigerator box. It is thicker than many.
    I look over the way a retail available box is...
  6. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Short list:
    The ‘27 Gibson Fern I played some years back at Elderly’s
    Newson F5 #147 - Again. The one that got away due to insufficient funds. Played it at Gruhn’s last year.
  7. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    :whistling:
    :popcorn:
  8. Re: Moving past my F9...looking for recommendations.

    The Collings I have is a wide neck MT2. It has a warmer sound than the Gibsons I have played. It does though have all the loudness of Gibsons. It also has an ease of playing that is really nice, in...
  9. Re: Zacro® - Your First Name in Pick Retrieval

    :))
  10. “So Long & Thanks For All The Fish”

    Hello All,
    While watching “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy” last night I realized that playing the title song to the movie would be a hoot. Problem: Not sure where to begin looking for the...
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    Re: Is this harmful to the Mandolin?

    2TonCommon:
    “While recovering from yards of nylon stitching strategically placed throughout my body”
    :confused:???
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    :(
    So hoping for some better news on this. So sad.
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    From upper left corner clockwise:
    Nope. Just hurts in the morning.
    Nope. Just hurts when you get bit after you grab it.
    Nope. Just too much.....
    Ahh. Just right.
    Nope. I have a wife of my...
  14. Re: Pricing increases to Collings and Waterloo Instruments

    Scott:
    Thank you for your diligence in providing this information for the Cafe.
    Your ongoing care for us in the field is most appreciated.
  15. Re: Recently Built J.L. Smith (4-string): Still going strong!

    :disbelief::cool::mandosmiley:
    Yummy!
    Awesome looking mandolin.
    Sure wish I was a better player so I could justify getting one similar.
    Hope the ones on the built list go great for you!
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I am still a bit newer to the game, but a few thoughts FWIW.
    I am definitely a fan of a darker, woodier tone. On a whim I tried the new D’Andrea RAYDEX 1.25mm picks, along with Monel stings.
    I...
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    Re: A trio of Nuggets

    A trifecta of beauty!
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    Re: Bach: G Minor Sonata- Siciliano

    Very nice!
    Thank you very much for sharing.
  19. Re: Going to Nashville, looking for a new mandolin...

    ..........and maybe never see it because customs decided that one of the woods violated CITIES.
    Make sure to have very frank conversations with the shop owners about fears they may have, or what...
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    Re: Wait for it...

    :))
    So LOVE how he started to just groove to the tunes!!
    Perfect! Thank you so much!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan,
    I’m sorry if I caused you any trouble. I wished in no way to do so.
    Yes. All bodies are different. My sincere hope is you do very well. And your body accepts the treatment very well.
    May...
  22. Re: Michael Kelly vs Morgan Monroe revisited

    Congrats Dave!
    Very glad for you. I am sure you will be pleased.
    We look forward to hearing from you on your new mandolin!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hello Ivan,
    I have been in your wife’s shoes. My wife had a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis in September of 2015. Her treatment posed certain challenges on both of us.
    She read in her research...
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    Re: Michael Kelly vs Morgan Monroe

    Hello Dave,
    The Mandolin Store just posted a sale today for “The Loar” mandolins. They have a few that have minor blemishes. Very affordable. You could confidently buy from them knowing they will...
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    Re: Michael Kelly vs Morgan Monroe

    Hello Dave,
    Welcome to the joy of Mandolins!
    I have only had exposure to the Michael Kelly mandolins.
    A number have found some of the pac rim mandolins to have a very thick finish, causing a...
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