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    Re: NMD 1995 Gibson A-5G

    That is one sweet looking mandolin! Can you record some sound clips?
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    Re: New to me Collings MT

    Sounds like a good get! One of my favorite mandolins ever was a Collins MT I had for a while. It was really, really nice. Congrats!
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    Re: Lessons in NEPA?

    Iím pretty sure the guys from Cabinet live around there, and one of the them is a fine player. Maybe check out their web site and send them a message.
  4. Re: Varnish finish - Awesome or more trouble than itís worth?

    Yeah... but which one sounds better? Has it ever been discussed? :popcorn:
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    Re: Tone Maturation - Hamlett Two-Point

    Of course I meant changes in *SEASONS, not Seanís, haha.
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    I’ve owned a dozen or more mandolins over the past 20 years, and all but one was finished with nitro-lacquer. Comparing roughly 11 nitro-finished mandolins with my one varnish finished mandolins...
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    Re: Tone Maturation - Hamlett Two-Point

    Thanks, everyone. I’m glad the special qualities of this mandolin translated to the video (and your ears, lol). John really did a great job with it and continues to be a trusted resource if I have...
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    Re: Favorite Beverage Drinking Mandolin

    It used to be sweet, nourishing, delicious beer, lol. But, since Iíve gotten sober Iíve switched to water mostly.

    Itís interesting, the way I played was tied into the way I drank, kind of seeking...
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    Favorite Mandolins Youíve Owned

    Hi Everyone,

    I was thinking about this today and thought it would be fun to see everyoneís favorite mandolins that theyíve owned. No need to rank them, and no need to disparage other brands or...
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    Tone Maturation - Hamlett Two-Point

    Hi Everyone,

    I recorded a somewhat hastily composed tune yesterday that I think highlights the maturation of my Hamlett two-point quite well. My fingers are a little rusty as Iíve been working a...
  11. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    I concur with the feedback given thus far and will add a vote for trying strings out. There are too many variables for a magic bullet answer.

    For deepening while retaining volume, DíAddario Nickel...
  12. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    I'm going to go ahead and throw shade at your lingo regarding the Eastman after which you're lusting. It's true, Eastmans are at a low-middle price point, and although there are occasionally quality...
  13. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    Oh. Apologies for any lack of clarity. I just mean theyíre good, at a minimum, as in no stinkers.

    Now. As for ďgoodĒÖ

    To me they are nice and loud, have clear highs and lows, play easily,...
  14. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    I donít own one but play a few and I think you can get something really nice. The F style varnish I played years ago was exceptionally nice.

    Iíll add, Iíve owned two Eastmanís, with one currently...
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone Experts

    Nice one! That era of Webers are - in my opinion - the best of the best of what they built

    Thereís a formula to the labels. I just canít quite remember what it is! I do know it includes the day,...
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    Re: I JUST GOT MY NEW howard morris a5...

    Aww, congrats! I had a Morris for a spell and it was wonderful. Iíd be happy to have one again.

    Yes to pics! Sound clips too!
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    Re: Dudenbostel 2-point

    That looks and sounds terrific. Congrats on a fine two-pointer!
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    Andy Statman and the Eddys

    Hi Everyone,

    Had the pleasure of attending an Andy Statman, Jake Eddy, and Carter Eddy concert last Sunday evening, as well as attending a 90-minute workshop with them earlier in the day. It was...
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    Another vote for used Eastman 305. Hard to beat!
  20. Andy Statman and Jake Eddy in State College, PA

    Hi Everyone,

    Just thrilled this is happening:
    https://pinegrovehall.com/event/4720509/603463222/andy-statman-and-jake-eddy-with-special-guest-carter-eddy

    I’m going to get to interview Andy and...
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    Re: Billy Strings on Mando

    Love this! Billy has an ability to cut right to the core of the music and then branch out in flourishes before coming back to the center. Just awesome, and Del of course.
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point Review

    https://www.facebook.com/susan.desantis.7/videos/775557623467022/?d=nThanks so much!

    Here’s a 4th of July video showcasing just how far the tone has evolved at the one year point. Granted, I’m...
  23. Whiskey Before Breakfast at Black Moshannon

    The Hamlett sure is ringin' true out in Black Moshannon State Park in central Pennsylvania. Good times!


    https://youtu.be/FwDnvLF-vXU
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    Dixie Hoedown on a Mountain

    The Hamlett sure held up well on top of Tussey Mountain in central Pennsylvaniaís Rothrock State Forest! Dixie Hoedown seemed like the right tune. Got a big bite on my foot towards the endÖ.
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    Re: Sitka vs. Red Spruce in mandolins

    I'm in agreement with what's been posted so far, in that the type of spruce wouldn't matter to me at all.

    Admittedly, I've been a sucker for red spruce lore and marketing. Both of my mandolins...
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