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    Re: Some instruments take time to sell

    Viola is an under appreciated instrument. Used primarily in chamber music and symphonies, the type A parents always aspire that their talented little ones will be the next Joshua Bell, so they steer...
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    I manage to practice three to four hours a day AND obsess over all the mandolins out there.

    I suggest you adopt a pro and take some Skype lessons from him or her, or enroll in a Peghead nation...
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    Re: Hello, first time player here

    Being a folk instrument, perfectly acceptable to learn to play by ear.
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    Re: Choir Practice Turns Fatal

    Informed decision? Yes, the sixty people who chose to stay home did make informed decisions. The rest chose not to believe the science. The consequences are indeed sad. Families and health workers...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    My .02 is if you want an F style, and believe me I get it, resolve to buy a Country Boy F or a Siverangel F rather than something like the Loar. But the fact is, an A style will give you the tone and...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    People are going to have to sell instruments. What we all can do is if we see something we want, and itís priced fairly, pay the price. That two hundred bucks you might be tempted to save could feed...
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    Re: Tunes At Home: Music In A Time Of Need

    Amanda Shires is doing a dayly live stream. Check out I So Lounging with Amanda Shires. Her husband usually sits in.
  8. Thread: For John Prine

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    Re: For John Prine

    Loosing John Prince would be a sad day for American music. His wit and wisdom is unparrelled.
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    Let me be the first to tell you, minimal MAS does not exist. But the good news is that either the Weber, Country Boy or Silverangel, in order to be significantly improved would cause affordability to...
  10. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    The two most expensive instruments I have bought were a cello and a viola. Both were exceptional for the price $12,000 and $5500 respectively. One to each daughter. Those were merely serious student...
  11. Thread: Case search

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    Re: Case search

    I have my F style with toneguard and armrest in a TKL oblong case. Very tight fit, but if I line it up flat and gently press, it slides right in. My Travelite has a bit more room.
  12. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    Please ditch the notion you have to reach a level of ability to deserve a fine instrument. For one thing, builders would go broke. Buy what you want to for whatever reasons but this one. My mission...
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Value was not foremost in my mind. The Loar reference was poorly chosen. Lets just say I'm very happy to have an all original 1913 A 1. No improved adjustable bridge, no replaced tuners, intact...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    My grandson turned 7 last week. At ten in the morning, my daughter acting on a text message, put her laptop in front of him and one by one his classmates came on to wish him a happy birthday. His...
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Once upon a time, a Loar was just another used mandolin. Don’t do anything that can’t be undone.
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    There are no questions considered dumb here.
  17. Thread: 1913 A1 thoughts

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    Re: 1913 A1 thoughts

    For any owner of a teens Gibson, likely a young man bought it to join a mandolin orchestra and meet respectable young ladies, or visa versa.

    My good friend's mom growing up used a rock mortar and...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    Has there been a Smergeliticus sighting lately?
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    I've had two vicarious buying experiences this week, your Country Boy odyssey, and a long PM back and forth with Doug. Two good outcomes. Doug overcame a scroll desire and chose quality, a difficult...
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    Re: A Mandolin Strap question

    Heck, you can just buy a long pair of bootlaces, noose at both ends and you can spend a whole seven bucks. I did this with my A 1. Seems right for that mandolin.

    I got my Silverangel with a real...
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    Re: Looking for beginner oval Mandolin

    We in the US don’t know much about the UK market, but spend every bit of money you can. Your maximum is really the minimum you should spend, and buy used if you can.
  22. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    The creeping scale seems never ending. It used to be $1500 is where the good stuff starts, but somehow it $5-6K now for me. When I get that, it will be $12k, and on and on. How can people go on...
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Ears are funny things. They get accustomed to a sound, and at first don’t like another. They do adjust though. Going from dark to bright can sound harsh, and the other way sound muddy. Fortunately...
  24. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    What? An internet forum poll doesn't count as serious scientific market research? Serious mandolinists don't come hear for their information? People have real lives with better things to do? What...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    You set a fine example for us all. But you only have one subspecies, gibsonus mandolinus viperallis. You need gibsonus mandolinus scrollidoscious too.
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