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  1. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I was playing an F5S last time I was in Gryphon and thinking to myself the maple wasn't very flamey. Then I slapped myself silly, realizing the money was spent giving the consumer first class sound...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    You'd be a prospect for the RedEye Twin then. The RedEye works because of its very linear amplification characteristics. I had a chat with the owner/designer, and he said most pres need EQ due to...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    I will point out, the RedEye was developed because a fiddle player wanted it, so it is no surprise it works well for mandolin.Never heard an Avalon or Redi, just Manley, Apogee, and Great River pres....
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    As much as I love the RedEye. I have not used it since I got my SunnAudio Stage 1 DI. The overall sound is just better. Noy dramatic, but audible. The SunnAudio folks are from a stusio gear design...
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    Re: Thanks to Rob Meldrum!

    I had a strange phenomona happen last winter. We had for three weeks a very wet spell for this area. For two weeks, my mandolins held almost a perfect tune. My theory was they had absorbed all the...
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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    Id put my 199.00 all solid wood f style up against any f style up to $500. Yep, I would. Any of them can be made to play to play with ease. All will sound about as good as you'd expect, not very good...
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    I walked into an apartment once and there in a custom display case was a 1000 piece Pez collection. I had a friend that collected glass insulators from old telegraph and early electrical wire...
  8. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Certainly $750 would buy the finest wood plus decent hardware. I used to think that then charging $6000 for the mandolin was boardering on robbery. Then I built one. Even starting with a kit, and...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    It occurred to me that this issue would be strongly affected by climate conditions. I happen to live in a very temperate climate where my instruments live in a detached building that has neither heat...
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    Re: Thanks to Rob Meldrum!

    Yes to this. If you get a feeler gauge and a six inch ruler, you can tell for yourself what shape your setup is in.
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    Re: I'm finally "getting it"!

    The top studio guys can play anything. I saw Chet Atkins do a show with Larry Carlton. Larry Carlton used Chet's band, studio vets all. They were sight reading Carlton's charts, right there in...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    Maybe someone with a Tonedexter will join in this conversation. I have witnessed great guitar tone from them using a most horrible under saddle pickup( ok, I'm biased, all of them sound horrible) but...
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Ok, this had me running for a mandolin. My grip is similar on the thumb, but not the index finger. I only see half my fingernail of the index finger. I'll experiment.

    Now did he tell you how he...
  14. Re: Which higher priced F style models have solid wood scrolls?

    I wonder what practical purpose knowing would serve. If it is to discount one or the other because of this attribute, I could point to half a dozen other more likely also unprovable attributes. Two...
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    Re: I'm finally "getting it"!

    A friend played in a band with Daryl Jones , of Sting and Rolling Stones fame, in his high school days. I asked what made him so good. He could play like Jaco Pastorius or never venture beyond root...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    The only way you can use the EQ as a boost without changing the frequencies is to set the EQ flat. The setting you have in the picture is cutting volume.

    IMHO, the Baggs has more EQ than you will...
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    Re: Sometimes You Do Get What You Want

    So, the obvious question is, what are you getting for a third mandolin?
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    I have one mandolin hanging on the wall at any given time. I use the hangers that have a mechanism that closes two gates across the front when weight is on them. Very secure, very accessible, very...
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    Re: How did you feel about your new build Mando?

    Lots to discuss here. I myself have never had a mandolin built, but these days, with pretty much everyone not in a mandolin town resorting to buying via the net, the basic decision is the same....
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    Re: Non-mandolin question (electric guitar)

    I've built maybe 20 partscasters. I've built with quality parts and garage hobbyist bodies. Since my workshop space is severely limited, I don't have joiners, planers or bandsaws. If you do, it is...
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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    I was another victim of the StewMac tool. I had to build up about a third of my channel as somehow it cut too wide. Cut some long thin wood strips, glued them in, and recut. Actually that was the...
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    Re: I'm finally "getting it"!

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard a bass guitar played by a guitar player. Many don't have a clue what a bass is supposed to do in a band. When I started to play bass, I listened a lot...
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    Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Problem is, I've not played every mandolin in the world, but the practical in me lends me to believe I'd find an older mandolin with a few battle scars, so I would not hesitate to take it out to...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I was a torrefaction skeptic until I went looking for a J 45 with a vintage dry tone that wasn't eight grand. Played every new J 45 I could get my hands on. They all sounded too pretty. One day I...
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    I'll be another to state this position. Once you get a nice small shop or single shop build, it becomes hard to justify another mandolin based on tone quality. It becomes a matter of looks, neck...
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