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  1. Re: Are the Flatiron F-5 Mandos As Good As I've Heard?

    I've enjoyed my Flatiron Performer F5 since I bought it new in '93. When I was in a band, I got compliments on the tone from other mandolin players at gigs, but that may have more to do with the dual...
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    Re: A Pointless Repair

    Because of the lack of cushion at the place where the mandolin sees the most pressure as it is set down and stacked with other equipment, the point kept falling off.
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    Re: A Pointless Repair

    Alan-
    When I picked up the mandolin from Gryphon after the repair, the Northfield rep just happen to be in the store and he let me put my mandolin in the Recurve case he had with him. My case (came...
  4. Re: "Perpetual Dawg" . . . a birthday gift

    Started working on this and was relieved to find this video online:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-mpP76q0bs
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    Re: A Pointless Repair

    Don-
    I think the finish is fairly thick, but the chipping removed some of the wood when the point piece tore off, and that may exaggerate the perception of depth. I wish my phone pic was better...
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    Re: A Pointless Repair

    BTW the cracks in the top and bottom bindings at the point are from a previous repair when the instrument got knocked off a stand at a gig. I told Frank it didn't have to look perfect (lots of wear...
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    A Pointless Repair

    I recently took a trip to NJ and NY with my Flatiron, and during the trip I once again had the bottom point break off. Unfortunately, this time I did not find it in the case, like I have in the past....
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    Re: Holiday music

    White Christmas
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS4kK48RAmk
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    Cirotti Trio

    I'm back in my home state of NJ for a visit and I hooked up with on old band mate to play a few at the open mic at The Dublin Pub in Morristown. He told me to make sure I got there early so we could...
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    If you don't want to spend QSC levels of cash, the JBL EON 610 (~700W), is what I have been using. Using a PA speaker means no phantom power to power up a preamp for the guitar and mando (I use a...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    My first instrument was a Harmony 5 string with a plastic body (1972?). Learned from the Pete Seeger book. I could never get used to the metal finger picks, so I still play quieter than most. Never...
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    Re: Flatiron Performer 1995/1996 volume?

    No one ever seems to strain to hear my '93, that I bought new. I play with TI flat wounds and a 1.5 or 2mm thick pick. I seldom play with banjos or fiddles, mostly with too many guitars (2-4) and a...
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    Re: Would someone please buy this

    Such a beauty! There's only 2 things that I don't like about this mandolin: the price and the pick guard. Assuming I could justify the $, just how is that pick guard attached? looks like it is...
  14. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    E.M.D. from The David Grisman Quintet (1977) if I have to pick one song from his catalog, but the whole record puts the instrumental Dawg music stake in the ground.
  15. Re: Newbie question: Mandolin for other instrumentals

    Guidance on the correct musical teminology:
    Transposing is not the correct term for what you want to do. To transpose is "write or play (music) in a different key from the original".
    What you want...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    I started out in high school influenced by Pete Seeger because I got a banjo when I was a 15. There must have been some mandolin on the Flatt and Scruggs record I had, but I don't remember who it...
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    Re: PreSonus Air10

    Br1ck-
    It was totally on me that it fell, and I wasn't expecting it to be a warranty issue, but they made that call, in writing, twice. The point of my post was that it got sent back to me twice...
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    Re: PreSonus Air10

    Just followed you Sweetwater link. That's a great deal. Just be careful not to drop it if you buy it.
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    Re: PreSonus Air10

    I have one I bought a couple of years ago and it was a great speaker until the stand it was on fell over at a gig. After the fall there was a noticeable distortion. Sent it to PreSounus for a...
  20. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change Skunkwood to Steve Lavelle.
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    Re: My Video Christmas Card

    Trying again
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS4kK48RAmk&feature=youtu.be
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    My Video Christmas Card

    Video didn't post.
  23. Re: Favorite Christmas/Winter Tunes on Mandolin

    White Christmas (Chords are easy and it's great tremolo practice when you play the melody) and Blue Christmas.
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    Re: Pickup/Mic Setup for a Loud Bar Setting

    The lowest cost mic preamp may be the ART Tube MP Project Series @ ~$75. I can't speak to the quality of that model but I had a an ART Dual mic preamp that was pretty clean if you didn't push the...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Start by checking out all the resources at Jazzmando.com. Ffcp alone is worth the effort.
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