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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    That was fantastic.
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    Re: What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    You're lucky to be in an area to find someone experienced in mandolin set ups. Around here the "experts" set up entry import guitars for the student market. We have a couple of decent guitar set up...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    There isn't anything in the world I love more than my kids. I affectionately call my boy "Boy". I affectionately call my girl "Girl". I figure that's fair enough since they call me "Dad".

    I have...
  4. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    At that price you really deserve to play them both. And enjoy the process.

    And the individual mandolin you play from either brand may be more important than the brand itself.

    They will both be...
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    We're always standing in piles of spaghetti. My last band had a light cheapo fake oriental carpert that we would put down over the speaker chords where we could and that helped a little. The places...
  6. Thread: Thank you!

    by Astro
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    Re: Thank you!

    Great job the both of you. Really enjoyed episode 7 and finally hearing the voice behind the curtain of everyone's favorite forum. Fun, fun podcast. Thank you both !
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    Re: Sierra Hull and Chris Smither Live show

    Crazy great mando chops by Sierra on "People Get Ready" ...well on everything she does.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Pretty Mando. Great playing !
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    So true ! Dont worry, if you gig out solo a lot you should break even right about the time your equipment wears out. :)
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    What is AGF ? ohh ... Acoustic Guitar Forum ?
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    I'm just sitting here trying not to want one...and failing
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    Which one do you play and which are you favorites?
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Many of us have banjos. No real disdain for the instrument. They're fun ! This is just a good old fasion intra family ribbing. But they are loud instruments. Adding a sucky mando player to the band...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    This is proof that there needs to be better background checks on banjo sales. Open carry banjo is actually more dangerous than concealed banjos. But there should be a limit to the number of strings...
  15. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    Im playing a Snark FG. Actually these days its a PolytuneFG. But I sympathize. Even though my tuner lives on the headstock during a gig, I'm always trying to read the logo on others' when they play.
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    Re: Is this a "crap" shoot?

    Indeed its worth paying more to have one come in already set up sweet.
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    yes.
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    Re: Is this a "crap" shoot?

    Here is just an idea: Why not call The Mandolin Store and ask Dennis if he can match that. Maybe he cant and I'd understand but doesn't hurt to ask.
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    Re: For All Of You On The Southeast US Coast

    We were so lucky to just barely dodge another one. As predicted, Dorian stayed just off our coast as a Cat3. But we had sustained tropical storm force winds (about 50mph) with gusts close to 80...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I had a guitar that dramatically opened up once right during the second set of a gig. I actually played through the first song noticing the guitar seemed quieter and off somehow. Once I removed the...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I think many feel it is true to some degree, but that the effect is very often overly exaggerated. And that it is relevant more for some instruments than for others. Many of the best instruments...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Some mandolins just have intimacy issues.
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    Re: Help! YouTube blocked my video

    Happened to me before.

    Were you wearing pants ?
  24. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    I think its wonderful that many folks feel they can tell those subtle differences. And I think its equally wonderful (and better for me) that I can't. Its all good ;)
  25. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    I agree with you. The only reason I rambled on about the blind fold test is that someone said when they play a 10k vs 20 k instrument they notice a big difference in tone and playability between the...
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