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  1. Thread: Picks

    by Chris Calley
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    Re: Picks

    My personal pick journey paused around 25 years ago when I bought several Golden Gate picks. I've been playing on those exclusively ever since, until acquiring a new mando recently. I've always...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    Everyone has their priorities, and a $10,000+ mandolin is not one of mine. But the $3000 I ponied up for a Northfield F5S a couple of months ago, I have not regretted one minute. Outstanding build...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I have an ongoing issue where my right hand and arm will stiffen and tense up after a couple of minutes of non stop playing, especially playing faster single note music. As soon as this happens I...
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    Re: Silver vs. Nickel James Tailpiece?

    Guess I'm late to the party. What makes these tailpieces so much better than anything else? Do they improve the sound?
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    As someone who is 'mostly' a lefty I think it is simply what was presented to us when we started playing. We learned to do it that way. In almost all cases it involved strumming with the right hand...
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    Re: Northfield love

    I would describe the F5S neck profile as roundish, more like a U shape. The neck is on the thin (shallow) side. But, the important thing for me is that it is very comfortable. The whole package...
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    Re: Northfield love

    My new F5S arrived yesterday. I have literally not been able to put it down, it's that good. I'm going to give myself some time to get a good feel for it and will likely comment some more. But so...
  8. Thread: UPS rant

    by Chris Calley
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    Re: UPS rant

    I shipped an instrument over a week ago via FEDEX and the day it was supposed to be delivered, tracking was still showing the package in a different state. Late that day the status changes from...
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    Re: Northfield love

    I have an F5S on the way from TME, due to arrive on Tuesday. Just hoping it is as good as the reviews and consensus seems to be since I bought without playing it. 48hrs to check it out. One thing...
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    Re: How to play mandolin faster

    Nice video, thank you! I have struggled for a long time coordinating my right and left hands when trying to play faster. When I play fast I tend to bear down (press) with my right hand instead of...
  11. Re: So... They seem to think I'm starving and homeless?

    First time poster, life-long mandolin (and other stuff) player.

    As a young man I cut my teeth playing jazz (saxophone) for tips around Boston, and often in the subway stations. I learned many...
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