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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    +1 on Alan Gelman's straps - I have two of them and love them!
  2. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    I have a Collings MT (I liked it better than the MT2 which is supposed to be better,) it is nicely complemented by my Weber Bitterroot oval, and my Pava Player. These are all basically at the same...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    This is how I am feeling right now. I am an "essential employee" (healthcare provider,) I have been tested (required by our governor,) and was negative. I am over 65 with asthma (but otherwise...
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    Re: Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    I have 4 American-made bowlbacks, all playable (although not as fancy a headstock as yours,) all were in the $200 price range. Much depends on playability and if any neck repairs are required, as...
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    Re: Help with case color

    If I was ordering a new case where I got to pick the color, I would get purple (if that was an option since it is my favorite color,) or cream or white. I like green interiors, no mater what the...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    Nice! Enjoy exploring all it has to offer! :mandosmiley:
  7. Re: Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    RIP - Quite a talent. We've lost quite a few great talents recently.....
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    Re: Another backroom find

    I'd like to spend an afternoon poking around in your store! Looks like a fun place to visit!
  9. Re: STOLEN!! Martin HD28 mint condition and Gibson F5 L mandolin

    Try pawn shops in your area - usually the people that steal try to convert the items into cash quickly (your county and nearby counties.)
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    I love them. Never had one till I bought the Collings MT that came with one, now I have one on all of my mandolins. Keeps the edge of the mandolin from cutting into my arm, so it's a comfort thing,...
  11. Re: Article: A Conversation with Caterina Lichtenberg on the Rele

    I vaguely recall using a goose quill as a pick many years ago. you need to make sure that the tip is smooth (IIRC,) I think I remember using fine sandpaper to smooth the quill. It was not easy if my...
  12. Can't wait till I feel good enough on mandolin to...

    Can't wait till I feel good enough on mandolin to switch from Mike Marshall to her on Artistworks tp study Classical mandolin with her! More inspired now, to work harder!
  13. Re: Mandolin batch in the latest Skinner auction, incl. THREE Shu

    I'm more interested in the teens Gibsons and the bowl-back....
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    And we got to see those too! I still love the music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. It makes me wonder what I am still here for when I look at the obituaries and see people younger than me passing...
  15. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    I like to have it (one of my bowlbacks came in an original case,) but it lives in a gig bag, and I have a hard case if I take it out. Not sure why I like to have it, I just do. I guess because it...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I plan to retire at age 70, and go to work "per diem," when I want to. My problem is my brain still thinks I am only 18, and my body keeps going "WHAT?!?!?" So I have 4.5 years to go, if my body...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, sorry to hear your news. You beat the odds once, maybe there will be a miracle. And if not, may your days be filled with peace, love, friends, ad music.
  18. Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    I have very small hands also but am not very petite. I too have trouble with some stretches, I agree that neck shape can make a difference. I own a Weber, I don't find them particularly chunky, but...
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    Re: Thornward Bowlback

    My concern is the strings that the guitar guy put on the mandolin - bet he didn't put on ultralight strings!
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Not enough practice, and been playing mandolin for 5 years. Shelter at home notwithstanding, I am an "essential employee" with two jobs, and still not enough time.
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    Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    That's a good recommendation for the quality of the instrument, and honest play wear. Sounds like the buyer is getting a well-loved instrument. To whoever got it (if on the Cafe site) -...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    As one who owns a Pava, I will agree that they are excellent (and I need nothing better,) but if I suddenly become wealthy an an Ellis 2-point happened into my path, well, I wouldn't say "no." And I...
  23. Re: Reading mandolin music score by NOT using TABS

    I read music also (started with piano,) and at times find TAB annoying. At times it can be useful though, as sometimes I have difficulty figuring out the most efficient fingering for a passage, and...
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    Thanks for the "heads-up" on the cost of shipping. I have debated periodically on selling my the Loar LM-220, which is worth about $200. If it costs me $100 to ship it, I'll just keep it. It doesn't...
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    Re: how much should I offer for this mandolin

    Sounds like a good plan!
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