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  1. Re: Help with Martin Style 20 at GC Brooklyn

    Not necessarily. Within the last year purchased and returned a 1930's A-50. It ended up staying at the GC where I picked it up for about a week, then shipped to another local GC where it was...
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    Re: A little late but here is my NMD post

    Very nice. Really want to try one someday.
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    The Eastman is designed after the old Gibson oval holes. Right down to the shorter neck. It does have modern frets and a more modern sound. The Kentucky is more of a hybrid with the longer neck. I...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Another yes - due to protecting finish. Especially in summer. I sweat a ton, and have damaged the finish on many of my guitars over the years. Do I hear a difference? Not really. Do I like the looks?...
  5. Re: sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    Sometimes it seems my skin chemistry and some picks don't play well together. Even with holes and a light grip, Wegen picks still can slip around. Same with some of the Dunlop Tortex varieties. Less...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    Going to give an update. Still using these on my Flatiron. Have had a couple of physically distanced jams/practices with my main band. The fiddle player definitely likes the sound of this instrument...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    The journey has been in a couple of parts - about a decade ago dipped into some mandolins - at that time ended up owning (in no particular order)
    Kalamazoo KM-11
    Mid Missouri M-0
    Flatiron Pancake...
  8. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    Congrats on everything! Always happy to hear these good stories. Although I am more than satisfied (right now) with my instruments, there is still a part of me that keeps whispering about getting an...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Congrats! Have a lot of friends who use campers. Both for festivals and just for travel. That's pretty dedicated. Would be very difficult for me to go down to one each guitar and mandolin. Okay, at...
  10. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    Late to the suggestions here, but another vote for Flatiron Performer A model. My 1989, purchased earlier this year, is now my main performance instrument. Replacing a beautiful Collings MT. Of...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Finances of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. Multiple layoffs today. This was the only show announced that I could see.
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    Well, have been running into a ton of issues with most of the programs. Musescore 3 plug in doesn't work. Have figured out a cumbersome workaround (using the source Musescore uses to convert)....
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    Re: Dwight Lamb's Danish Tunes

    Have known Dwight for nearly 20 years. There was a Facebook celebration yesterday which I was fortunate enough to be included. He is a true national treasure and the book is a great resource.
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    ABC Converter?

    Does anyone know what happened to the ABC converter that used to be at mandolintab.net? Am now getting an "account suspended" message. Was my favorite because it allowed saving to pdf.

    If anyone...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Yup. My preferences change as my playing does. Right now, am very satisfied with Dunlop Primetone .96 or 1.0 standard shape. In fact, these have replaced the BC 35 I had been using. That said, every...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I agree that the lower priced instruments (both new and used) are selling well now. Saw the same article about Sweetwater selling a lot of instruments. Of course, it may have been helped by many...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    Have had the custom mediums on my Flatiron for a couple months. Normally don't like the heavier strings, but it seems to work on this particular instrument. As they are coated, made sure all the...
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    Re: 1937 Gibson A1

    526 C 6 is the factory order number (FON). According to Spann's book, 526 C is a known batch of A-1 mandolins from 1937. The 6 at the end probably stands for the 6th instrument of the batch. That's a...
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    Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Here's my attempt at Kellarin kautta by Otto Hotaikainen. Mandolin is my 1935 Gibson A-50 with elevated fretboard. Probably still a bit fast for schottish tempo. Didn't seem that fast when playing...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    If we include all mandolins played, that makes it a lot tougher. Let's see, there's the great Clark F5, an incredible Gibson Fern, a couple of LaPlant's, Chirps' F4. Hard to say. Might be a...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Haven't been playing mandolin long enough this time around to be sure about a forever instrument. And I will always own multiple. It's been that way as a guitarist and that's stuck around to...
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    Agreed. These are among the best I've dealt with on the internet. And are the best in the music groups. Long may they prosper and keep a steady hand upon this group of folks.
  23. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    Totally agree with this. Only thing I would add is to also look at the Kentucky KM-850. Played one a couple of months ago and it had a great sound for bluegrass. And the price is very much at the...
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    Re: Looking For A Decent A Style w/Oval

    I think you'll like the Morris. He makes very good instruments.
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    Re: Last Mando standing, How to choose?

    Would be tough to choose. Like others, would probably sell a couple of guitars first. For guitars, would keep the Martin D Jr. Does what I need and has a pickup.

    Mandolins. Hmm. Probably Collings...
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