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    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    I also play both the challenge with the fiddle is your bow hand. If you take some time away your technique can go away pretty quick and you are back to sound like some stepped on a cat.
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    Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    I attend a Blues Jam regularly and play guitar. I would like to play a a mandolin song from time to time. Any suggestion for songs that might work at a Blues Jam.
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    Re: Used instruments

    The Mandolin Store is pretty well regarded around here. The Eastman 305 is very popular. There are also some good stores in England.
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    Re: Recommend me a pancake!

    There is a post of someone who has a Flatiron 1n recently
  5. Re: Is the Mandolin Still Relevant? A Luthiers Point of View

    Nice to hear that mandolins will be made in Montana again.
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    Re: Martin to Mandolin Question

    Jolly I have sold many instuments to finance others over the years. That being said the are bunch of those I would like to have backend some today would be valuable. Although it is convient way to...
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    Re: beautiful Dearstone in the classifieds

    I agree the mandolin played with Blue Highway sounds fantastic
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    Re: Can't describe G string tone

    I have had a few of the Pac Rim instruments and they can be pretty good and maybe all most need. I am glad I purchased my Weber there is a difference in workmanship and sound.
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    Re: Relatively expensive mandolins

    I don't have a 7500 mandolin. But I have many instruments and other toys. I am semi-retired, I work because I like too. I sold my house in Florida and moved to Idaho. What did I give? Warm weather,...
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    Re: Can't describe G string tone

    I had a 900 series Eastman which was nice mandolin. That was until I played side by side with my Weber Bitteroot,no comparison. The Eastman sounded like lose change rattling around in your pocket...
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    Re: does it matter that much?

    I think it is more important to learn the songs and the melodies. I got the same advice when I first started to play mandolin. It was more tactful than your advice. Go and enjoy yourself and play the...
  12. Re: I've heard people say that they love their mandolin but......

    I am not buying a mandolin with that peculiar tonegard
  13. Thread: Snark tuner

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    Re: Snark tuner

    Zip ties
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    Re: Why you need to change your strings?

    I agree with Ivan when referring to DR strings. As a longtime bass player it is DR Strings or nothing. They just last much longer than the rest.When I get through my present stash of mandolin strings...
  15. Re: Upgrading from my Kentucky KM630s, need suggestions

    As for the Mando shop in Tallahassee. I went there once, it was a very uncomfortable experience. He seemed to be annoyed that I was there. He has nice mandolins but is reluctant to let you play them....
  16. Re: Does this look legit or scammy -- offer to buy

    There are some advantages to CL
    Cash on the Barrel-head
    No Shipping involved
    No trial periods
    No Paypal Transactions
    Buyer see the instrument in the flesh

    The Cons
    Scammers, lots
    Takes...
  17. Re: Does this look legit or scammy -- offer to buy

    I get most of my responses via text and for the most part from large US cities. I do miss the offers to trade, I have been offered at least a dozen washer & dryers. I did get an offer for a a side of...
  18. Re: Does this look legit or scammy -- offer to buy

    Everytime I sell something on CL these crackpots come out of the woodwork. I give them a curt response and they move on. As Scott mentioned above the verbiage is a dead give away.
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    Re: Famous Friends

    Donald Duck Dunn was a customer for many years when I lived in Florida. Not a musician but Jared Jeffries of the Knicks was my neighbor.
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    Re: Barn Find Gibson

    Heck, I can't even find old cars in barns let alone musical instruments.
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    Re: A Potentially Touchy Question

    Like many I play a few instruments. The mandolin is a great little instrument but not my best. My best instrument is the bass(electric)and always has been. Sometimes it isn't good to push on a rope...
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    Re: My First Octave Mandolin/Tenor Guitar.

    At those prices keep building
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    Re: Selling a Mandolin

    Craigslist is slow but it does work, minus the scammers
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    Re: Gear Acquisition Syndrome- needing input

    The Mandolin Cafe of sax players is Sax on the Web
    Woodwinds & Brasswinds

    Did you hear about the bassist who was so out of tune his band noticed?

    How can you tell the stage is level at a gig?...
  25. Re: When a cafe cllassified ad stays up but the seller won't resp

    The store is also happy to sell you the item and in most cases it will be a good transaction. Most of the Café sponsors are pretty solid and will treat right. If you are selling an items you should...
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