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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    What are the string gauges on the mittels?
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Another try

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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Update:
    I received the Carvalho 308 with solid cedar top and laminated ovangkol back and sides. Perfect packing. No damage whatsoever from Galway, Ireland to the mountains of North Carolina. It...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    We stay in the NC for the summer. I take up half of our large bedroom closet storing my guitar and mandolin, with one more mandolin plus an octave mandolin to be added in the next few weeks. I guess...
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    Stupid Deal of the Day

    2 Hercules wall hangers $$29.99
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
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    Re: Bailee's Lullaby with video

    Lovely!
  7. Re: Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 a

    Wow! both are just gorgeous. I think the walnut is stunning. I'm sure they sound as wonderful as they look.
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    If you haven't yet, see your doctor. I suffered for 6 months with pain much like yours, doing everything I could think of to include not playing at all to give the left hand a rest. Nothing worked....
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    I also want to thank the moderators and administrators for creating and maintaining a site that is helpful, friendly and interesting. It's a thankless job to maintain such a positive atmosphere. I...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    And you never know, you might just fall in love with the A style. I thought I'd want to move up to an F after having my first mandolin, a Kentucky KM505 (A style), but I found out that the A style...
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    Shout out to De Paul Supply

    Due to having to re-do my fretboard, I ran short of 4mm MOP dots...by just 1 dot. I couldn't find anybody selling single dots except De Paul, who I had originally ordered my inlay supplies from. I...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    No, when I inserted the photo I didn't realize it wouldn't display the mandolin at the lower left of the painting. It just doesn't display in the post. You'll have to follow the link to see the...
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    Re: Picking / strumming wrist

    FWIW, my experience may be of some help. Don't assume it's tendinitis unless your doctor has diagnosed it.

    Last summer I started feeling what I thought was tendinitis in my fretting wrist. I...
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    Re: Finally Completed!

    Lovely! I would imagine it's got dulcet tones. You should be proud.
  15. Thread: Hearing Aids

    by Rdeane
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I almost cried the first time I played my mandolin after getting my hearing aids, because my very good mandolin sounded tinny and jangly, and I was so disappointed. I eventually adjusted to hearing...
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Thanks for your review. I also own an MT2 (with some upgrades) and love the tone, playability and exquisite build. It's a bluegrass cannon and also has the mellow tone needed to play celtic tunes. ...
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    As an avowed cat person, I fully empathize with your loss. It's truly a loss to have to part with a beloved friend. I'm sure you have many fond memories that will help diminish your pain over time.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    Collings MT2 Italian Spruce wide nut
  19. Thread: Kit question

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    Re: Kit question

    You might be able to find one at International Violin. They used to have an A kit without F holes cut in it, and if you send them a message or call perhaps they can help you find one.
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    Re: Advice on first mandolin building kit/tutorial

    You can obtain backs and tops already CNC'd from Smith Creek Guitars. Dave was a really good guy to work with. The back and top I got are beautiful.
  21. Re: New mando. Still trying to adapt. Thoughts welcome.

    When I switched from my Kentucky KM505 to a Collings MT2, I was surprised how different the Collings neck profile was. I "knew" it was different, a soft V profile, but when I started playing it in...
  22. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    Wow, that's gorgeous! Great work.
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    Re: Anybody from North Kakalacky (North Carolina)

    From almost smack in the middle of the state...Mocksville, Davie County.
  24. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    I know how you feel when your kid just picks up an instrument they have never played before and nails it. I was so proud I could have burst but so annoyed I could have cursed when my son picked up my...
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    Re: Neck Profiles of Weber and Collings

    Thanks to everyone who responded on this thread. I went out on Tuesday armed with a lot more info than I had before. I tried a Girouard (nice, but a sharper V shape), a Silverangel (lovely but not...
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