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  1. Re: The Coastal Kid: Musician Jared Pool (The Larry Keel experien

    Jared is a great player and a really good guy. Of course, Larry doesn't half suck either. Nice work!
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    With your budget, the world is your oyster. It would be worth using a bit of your budget to travel to someplace where you can try a variety of different mandolins. The right one will find you.
  3. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    Wow!
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    An Mt2 can be a "lifer"- keep playing it; the more you play it, the better it (and you) will get. Love the videos so far!
  5. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    I think you should see an audiologist and see if anything is wrong with your ears, or check the accuracy of your tuner! LOL.
    :))
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    Location, location: it's been so sunny and dry in NC this past month, I was going to suggest leaving it out in the fresh air in a sun-exposed area... the ozone treatment will surely work. I'd check...
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    Re: Completed First Build

    I like the look. Looks like a keeper that will serve you well for many years, unless you get MAS and build another!
  8. Re: 1939 Regal Custom Mandolin- Carved Top- Two Point- Oval Hole

    In the youtube video, I love the extended outro that introduces the layered instruments playing the same theme... "Mandolin" is a Fender Strat played with tremolo! :cool:No mandolin content at all...
  9. Re: How do you test the qualities you're looking for in a Mandoli

    Audition many and buy one (at a time)...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Not a torch and wire, but one of my favorites: 179560179560
  11. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    I'd second the Triangle in North Carolina. Very diverse population, especially in Durham, which is a burgeoning foodie town. Cary is sometimes referred to as "Containment ARea for Yankees", and our...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Grit Laskin is always over the top!
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    Re: Interesting video

    Unfortunately, I'll never reach level 7: my mandolin tunes itself every chord, but not in an organized way!
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    Latest find in a Junk Store

    In it's original cellophane, no scratches...179435
  15. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Good luck having Mike K build a Nugget A! Maybe things have changed, but 3 years ago he told me he wasn't taking orders and was going to build according to his whims from time to time. He said to...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Scott:

    This is one post that hasn't received any contentious, negative or conflicting replies!! For a post this long on this forum, that's got to be some kind of a record. So, got to stop this...
  17. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Well there's my two ff-holes- one an A and one two point, one A-hole (the only F-style). Plus a hand made two point from a friend. Oh, and then there's the National Style one that I have set up with...
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    That is one special mandolin! Wish we could hear it...
  19. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    Practice with the band. When you play your lead use the alternating up-down picking for 1/8 notes, where the down stroke is always on the beat. Good luck.
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    Re: RockyGrass Live Stream on now

    We were streaming all day. Great sound fidelity! I'm With Her was stellar!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I think the black one would have a darker tone! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: 1921 Gibson F4 question

    Great Mojo on that mandolin! Bet it sounds great!
  23. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    One of the most simple melodies is the head to C-Jam Blues (Basie); can be used as a jumping off point for many possibilities!
  24. Re: IMO - Why red spruce is the loudest top wood

    All that I know is that a great builder can make great mandolins with a variety of woods for the soundboards. I don't prejudge based on the type of wood used, but judge a mandolin based on how it...
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    Re: Thanks To Lowe Vintage

    Alan:

    When is their jam?
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