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  1. Re: how much should I offer for this mandolin

    Part of the equation is how badly you want the durned thing.
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    In chronological order.........Auria, 1916 Gibson A2, Kentucky 1000, Randy Wood F5, 1916 Gibson A4, 1920 Gibson F4, 1920 Gibson A3. Still have the last four and now I'm done................
  3. Re: 1923 A2- To Drill Or Not to Drill? That is the question...

    Would it be the end of the world to just forget about putting the pick guard on?
  4. Thread: floor racks

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    Re: floor racks

    All I've ever seen are individual mandolin stands.
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    Re: Which mandolin to buy

    I was in the same space a long time ago. Had a real cheap mando and wanted an upgrade. At the time, I could afford an old Gibson A 2 model, I think it was in the mid teens. It was one of the best...
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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    Bill Monroe of course, Flatt and Scruggs, Larry Cordle, Dreadful Snakes, Nashville Blue Grass Band, Stanley Brothers, Band of Ruhks, James King, Red Allen, Don Rigsby, Claire Lynch, Lonesome River...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I'd put my money on a Randy Wood. I have played Gilchrists and Gibsons and other assorted stuff. None of them compare to my Randy Wood F 5.
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    Re: No reason for this post...

    It worked Ranald, thanks.
  9. Thread: F-5 Galaxy

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    Re: F-5 Galaxy

    Who is the luthier?
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    Re: Top-rated mandolins for 2020

    Some of the reviewers obviously did not take their medication prior to listening and examining the mandolins.
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    Re: Shipping picks: A word to the wise...

    Wouldn't a little denatured alcohol take the sticky stuff off?
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Yes, CarlM got it exactly right. Learn the melody then put in your own flourishes.
  13. Thread: Forked Dogs

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    Re: Forked Dogs

    Thanks but you need to retitle it "Lazy Dogs".
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    This damned thing does not respect anyone. A huge loss for all of us who love music and creative song writing. Rest in peace, John.
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    Re: You never know who plays mando....

    Appropriate now that John Prine is fighting the virus. Thanks for the link, Tom.
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    One idea is to make your own. I went to a craft store and got an inexpensive book on leather braiding. Bought some different colored leather strips, thin, and braided them into a strap. It was fun...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I have four great mandos and don't need another.
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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    I'm up to about 185 pounds.
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    Re: D'Addario EXP 75 vs. EXPCM?

    I used to use them but found Elixir Nan Web mediums much more to my liking.
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    Re: When You First . . .

    In the mid 70's I moved to a small Florida town. Fell in with a couple of guys who played guitars, as I did. We wanted to try to make a band so I decided to try the mandolin to give some variety to...
  21. Re: The Long Lost Mandolin Cafe Time Wasters Page

    Thanks, Scott, stay well.
  22. Re: Just changed my strings. Need to replace leather string dampe

    i find small rubber grommets work great.
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    Re: Learning songs by ear

    Learn basic chord positions, then try to find a chord that fits into the song you're listening to. Once you get the key the song is in, it is much easier to figure out how tp play by chopping with...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Another thanks for the great work you guys do. Sometimes it takes being without something to appreciate it. This is the best site on the web.
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    ]I've been totally satisfied since I switched to Elixir Nano-Web mediums. They sound good and seem to last longer than any other strings I have tried.
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