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    Re: My new mando!

    Congrats Dem. I’d love to hear some comparisons clips or video.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    I’m interested!
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    Re: Tonedexter firmware question...

    I bought mine mainly for mandolin, so I uploaded the treble firmware before recording any wave maps. Since then, I have also recorded some guitar maps and used it without changing firmware and it...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    I’m a regular attendee of the Fiddler’s picnic! Candy and Dave are great hosts and I hope it continues for many more years!
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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Fantastic looking and sounding mandolin Skip. My MAS is starting to flare up!
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    Re: "Swing" number tunes

    I play mandolin in a gypsy swing band named Cottonwood Club. I've written a few Swing number tunes like Swing 13 and Swing 17. Recently we played a show here in Helena, Montana with a few guest...
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    My 88 Givens A has a 1” nut and a narrow neck. Very easy to play and to access the upper frets.
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    Re: Montana Oldtime Fiddle Camp

    I've always wanted to go as I have many friends that go and speak highly of it. I'm a high school teacher and our finals week is unfortunately always the same week as fiddle camp week 1 (which is...
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    There are 2 different types of Primtones. The textured ones don’t sound or feel much like the BC, but the smooth ones do in my opinion. Have you tried both?
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    Re: LR Baggs radius?

    I own a radius and have never liked it. Difficult to get a natural sound without a lot of eq. For years I was playing with a Pava A style using a small condenser mic on a gooseneck placed over the...
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    Re: Seeking song suggestions, cool groves

    One these Montana jams we might finally meet and try some these out. I’ve never tried the Em sub on Squirrel hunters, must not have hit Helena yet. I love all the minor key, mixolodain stuff too. As...
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    Re: Collings MT NMD

    Congratulations on the new mandolin. Collings makes some great ones!
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I prefer non-coated and I like the price point of the 74’s. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    My 2 go to string sets are the GHS A270 and your EJ74’s. On most my mandolins I prefer the D’Addario but I really like that the GHS has an A string in a .16 gauge as opposed to the .15 in the EJ74. I...
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    Re: New Kelley mandolin violin style

    Visually stunning and it does sound wide open for such a new instrument. Nice work Skip!
  16. Re: Anyone Know where I can find a used Gilchrist

    I’ve played the one at Greg Boyd’s and it is outstanding. It almost ruined all other mandolins for me. Bright and full without being thin or harsh. The lowest action action I’ve ever seen. Everything...
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    Re: New to me AL Smart F5

    Here’s another video of the Smart Mandolin. A little more jazzy for comparison.
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    Re: New to me AL Smart F5

    I hear most of that. Some Mandolins sound much more loud out front. This mandolin provides great feedback for the player too. It is really a fantastic mandolin. It is the first mandolin I’ve owned...
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    New to me AL Smart F5

    I purchased this 2014 A.L. Smart beauty from Greg Boyd's House of Fine instruments a few weeks ago. It has an Engleman top and varnish finish. I'm still getting used to it, especially the shape as...
  20. Re: Comparing A modells, Collings, Elkhorn, Skip Kelly

    I’m also curious about Skip and Elkhorns. Played plenty of Collings. The new torriefied MTs sound pretty nice to my ears. You might consider Pava as well. I have a Pava A that is very nice especially...
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    Re: Adi top break in

    I have a Pava I bought used a few years ago. It was still really new and green when I got my hands on it. I noticed then it took a good half hour or more of steady playing to really “wake up”. After...
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    Re: Frank Vignola recovery

    He is indeed well and is playing phenomenally. I had the honor of sharing the stage with him and Vinny Raniolo a few months ago at the Big Sky Gypsy Jazz festival in Billings Montana. He is quite the...
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    Re: Passernig two point in the classifieds

    I've watched the video of the Passernig 2 Point more times than I would like to admit. It sounds really amazing and led me down a path of learning more about the builder. That design is really...
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    Re: New Ellis F5 Tradition

    Congratulations! That mandolin looks and sounds amazing. Is his traditional model designed to have more of a vintage, loar like tone than the normal more modern Ellis tone?
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    Re: New to me A2

    Congrats! What year is it and how do you like it?
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