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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    Gorgeous Don...congrats!
    Can't wait to hear it.....enjoy it in good health!
  2. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    I've had the same experience in reverse.
    Ever since I've taken to learning mandolin on a more serious level, mainly from one on one lessons with a pro, my guitar playing has gotten much more fluid...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    Sorry to the OP if they are offended, was certainly not my intention.
    Not doubting the OP at all, just have never had the same experience with D'addario E strings.
    I HAVE had another brand...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I always use D'addario strings and have NEVER had this problem.
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    Re: Hand Lotion and Strings

    This ^^^ I use Burts Bees hand salve, as I get very dry skin. After a week, my strings are black with grime and dead. Been wiping them down, which helps. Doesn't bother me too much, I like dead...
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    :)) nice!!!!!
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #9

    Great tune! Matthew Prater was an incredible mandolin player.

    I play "Prater Blues" darn near every day.....one of my favorites to play.
    Great phrasing and good tremolo practice!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Sounds GREAT!!!!

    Been on the fence about ordering one for old time and country blues duty.......I think this has me convinced!
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    Oh yeah....I would say most of it is banjolin....Sounds like that's mostly what Papa Charlie played.
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    Thanks everyone for responding so far. I'm using my 2017 Duff A5.

    When I was learning country blues guitar and got heavily into it, I bought a 1923 Oscar Schmidt Sovereign. It definitely has...
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    What are you playing the blues on?

    An interesting topic came up in my mandolin lesson recently. I'm taking lessons with Compton, and our emphasis has been the blues alá Papa Charlie McCoy, The Two Poor Boys, Prater & Hayes, etc....
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    Re: Dammit!

    I was just going to suggest super glue.

    When we're on extended bouldering/climbing trips and we get flappers, (when the skin peels off a callus), we super glue the skin back down.
    There is...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I am.....:whistling:
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Ummm...there was only one Loar A5...so yep.

    Violin makers have been copying Strads and Guarneri's for hundreds of years...it's a tribute......you get it or you don't....unless a builder passes it...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Homage (/ˈhɒmɪdʒ/ or /ˈɒmɪdʒ/) is a show or demonstration of respect or dedication to someone or something, sometimes by simple declaration but often by some more oblique reference, artistic or...
  16. Re: New strap from Mandolin Straps of Montana

    Nice strap and beautiful mandolin.

    Alan is great to work with!
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    Strings and Beyond.....as mentioned above, and Curt Mangan having been shipping throughout the last few months.

    I couldn't get a few D'Addario items in my last Strings and Beyond order, as...
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    Re: Who's been watching Mike Compton?

    They're all requests.....which is very cool!
  19. Re: MIM: Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

    It is AWESOME and huge!

    At least 2 days to fully take it all in.

    They had a very cool special exhibit that traced the history of the electric guitar when I was there.

    185275
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    Re: Concerning Loar copy mandolins

    I've played Patrick's Vessel....it's REALLY good.

    I'm biased though, as I own Nathan Liver's Vessel.
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    Re: Ellis, Pava, or Collings MT2

    Yes.....Paul is still as busy as ever.
    The reason you don't see them listed is they sell as fast as they get them, so they never make the website.
    That's what my buddy that works there told me.
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    Re: Vintage Martin vs. Gibson

    +1

    The Style 20 is very beautiful and they tend to sound very good.
  23. Re: Does anyone make Monel strings packaged separately?

    +1.....and you can order direct as well.
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    Re: Early 90's Gibson A5L

    I got a Duff A and that was the game changer for me.

    I would of been completely happy with the A5L, but the Duff is on a whole other level.
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    Re: Early 90's Gibson A5L

    I owned this one for a few years. It's a good one. Decent volume with a woody tone.
    The pickguard and EVO frets were done by Steve at Cumberland Acoustics.
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