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    Re: Old Banjolin - any ideas?

    Thanks Allen - seems possible.

    I have scoured the Internet for anything similar and found just one instrument with a similar carved scroll - and that was a 1910 Lute Mandolin on Pintrest without...
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    Re: Breedlove Crossover OO NT

    I have a KM180s and have just ordered a Breedlove Crossover OF VS after trying it out (as discussed elsewhere on the forum). I played it for best part of 40mins in the shop going through a range of...
  3. Re: Just Bought a Breedlove Crossover... not my original plan at

    My Kentucky 180s was my second ever mandolin - had it over 25years if my memory serves me right. Plays good, sounds good, never let me down etc.

    Ordering the Breedlove was a bit of a dilemma, as...
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    Re: Start from your earliest influences . . .

    For me it was 'Silly Wizard' - no mandolin, but the power of music 'got me' and mandolin was what fitted my hands best.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8KsXv0RcHk
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    Re: Instruments & Pets

    Yup - been a dog person all my life, so had to learn a few more skills to get the hang of Cat control (I am not daft enough to call it 'training').

    One of ours is a Bengal.... VERY vocal.

    I...
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    Re: When did you take up the mandolin

    I started when I was about 25 - but just noodled around on it mostly - learned a few jigs/reels/hornpipes but not to any great level of expertise.

    I didn't start putting any real effort in till I...
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    Re: Trust, but Verify - a Cautionary Tale

    LOL - it is dangerous to assume that 'where I live' is 'where I play' and is 'where I found a Luthier'

    For example, my band plays exclusively in North Wales.

    His honest mistake will not damage...
  8. Re: mandolins, wine tasting and organic bananas.

    The other factor, of course, is that how the mandolin sounds to the player is not always the same as how it sounds to the listener.

    Which raises the question, if there is a noticeable difference...
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    Re: Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    Glad it went well.

    ALWAYS take a mandolin with you :)

    I always have a playable beater mandolin in my collection that I am prepared to take risks with.

    As I mentioned in a blatant and...
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    Re: Trust, but Verify - a Cautionary Tale

    LOL - It wasn't the guy in Cheadle :)

    In fact, it wasn't anyone local to me.

    I only found out he existed a couple of days ago... and plan on asking him to do a bit of work on one of my other...
  11. Re: 1920s Regal reverse scroll - with extra bonus scrolls!

    Looks amazing

    My Sterling Reverse Scroll - heavily renovated - nowhere near as nice looking as your Regal, and sounds a bit boxy, but I love it just the same


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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Me putting my Mandobird through its paces in order to sell it on ebay.

    I never got as far as actually putting it up on eBay as the process of doing the video made me fall in love with it again......
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