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    Re: Thomastik Medium Flatwound Strings

    I agree, FATT-DAD. The heavy designation is the way to go if you are accustomed to the 11-40 gauge in wound strings.
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    Re: NMD: Northfield F5S Amber

    Hey Drew! I just love the new Northfield blonde top F5. What a great instrument and it looks super! Congratulations.
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    Re: NMD and Intro

    Congrats on the two fine new (to you) instruments and welcome to the cafe!
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    I appreciate what you are saying. I know it isn't easy to feel that your abilities are declining. I just try to enjoy that which I can do; play until you can play no more. The last thing I may do...
  5. Re: An afternoon picking w/ Andrew Marlin & the Griffith Loar

    Thank you! That was very cool to see and hear.
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    Re: Mandolins with Deeper Necks

    I like a nice V-shaped neck. I also enjoy a rounded full neck, which fits in a bigger hand. Great choice on the MT!
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    Re: My new Embergher

    Good for you! You conceived of it and made it happen. It should play great which is what counts!
  8. Thread: Pick Edges

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    Re: Pick Edges

    Makes sense. I have tried that too when I wanted to reduce the pointed-ness of a particular pick. Glad you shared this tip!
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    Re: NMD - Brentrup Model 23

    What a beautiful mandolin. Many happy years of playing, Eric!
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Here is my latest McClung on my Morris A4. Really comfortable while playing. Another great armrest from Hillcountry Stringworks.
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    Re: MAS Strikes Again!

    Sounds like that sibling is going to fit right into your collection. How does the sound and playability compare between the F9 and the A9? Congrats on your new mando!
  12. Re: Brad Laird's "Grass Talk Radio" podcast

    Thank you for the heads up, Sue. I recall Brad and respect him as a player and teacher. He has been helpful in this forum for me, as well. Also, his Mandolin Handbook is excellent. What a resource...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    I agree. I don’t know how the McClung AR could be better for positioning the picking hand, and each one looks great. I am glad to hear the other items you have purchased from Doug are also...
  14. Re: Andrew and Emily of Watchhouse Band hit by car in crosswalk

    I just love Watchhouse, and admire their music and kindness so much! We are sorry to hear of this accident but so grateful that Andrew and Emily are going to recover. Thanks so much for sharing...
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    Re: NMD Silverangel

    She's a beauty! REALLY GREAT! Congrats!
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    Re: NMD: Sawchyn Beavertail OM

    Steve, Love that Beavertail! Congratulations!
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    Re: Keep Mandolin in OHSC?

    I get it Bill. You and your wife are on to something. I have the left coast issue that Denis does. I have been keeping one mandolin in it’s case next to my easy chair. I open and grab it often to...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Here is my new rosewood McClung from Doug on my Ratliff R5. 200384
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    Re: My Greatest Regret

    I regret not continuing with the violin in 1966 in what would have been my third year in the school orchestra. I had been a guitar player first in 1962 and quit the violin in 6th grade because I was...
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    Re: Pick grip collage

    I appreciated seeing this and found it encouraging. I was aware there were variances, but not to the degree this depicts. I have watched this concept with great interest having come from the guitar...
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    Re: A Unicorn Walks the Earth

    Pat, Thanks for bringing this rare species to our attention! Unicorn sighting, indeed!
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    Re: Casein picks problem

    I second that, Jimmy. Wegen picks produce a great tone and have a nice bevel.
  23. Article about Ellis and Pava in Bluegrass Unlimited

    Yesterday I received my copy of the April 2022 edition of Bluegrass Unlimited. There is a great article in the issue about Pava Knezevic and Tom Ellis. I was excited to see it and wanted to share...
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    Re: NMD My Pomeroy A

    Mike, I just have to say again, that Pomeroy Oval is a very appealing instrument! I keep coming back to your post. That is such an attractive and inviting mandolin. I can imagine really enjoying...
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    Re: NMD: Ratliff R-5 Country Boy

    Kenny, I turned the phone around and zoomed in. Got a great view of that sweet Ratliff!
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