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  1. Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Congrats
    2 or 3 years ago I visited Elderly in Michigan and played every mandolin available. The best playing and sounding mandolin to my ears (including some high dollar mandolins) was a Northfield...
  2. Re: Use of Tremolo on Electric Mandolin

    Question for the two previous responders:
    Does your answer regarding tremolo relate to an 8 string electric? I only recently purchased a 8 string solid body electric. I bought it to play unplugged...
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    Re: First mandolin

    Just my humble opinion but I would increase your budget by $100 and buy a used entry level Eastman or Kentucky from the Cafe classifieds. Then if you find the mandolin not for you or you progress to...
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    Re: Newb's first day

    In all likely hood, the mandolin coming from Amazon, has not had a good set-up unless you have the skills to do it yourself.
    Get a good set-up from a luthier (one schooled in mandolins and not just...
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    Good luck!
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    I have found instrument assessment or comparisons via electronic transmission to be wrought with pit falls. Different strings, picks, and players make an evaluation less than a fair evaluation. i. e....
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    Re: Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    P M me with your address and I will send you one when I get home. Currently on RV tour. Should be home in a few weeks or perhaps sooner if my travels take me close to home.
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    Re: Beatles tunes

    Carol Kings CHAINS, “My Baby’s Got Me Locked Up in Chains” by the Beatles.
    Works well on Mandolin. Especially so on 8 string electric Mandolin.
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    Re: Mandolin

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    Builder. Year or any other pertinent information may help more knowledgeable people than me to help you.
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    Re: backpacker mandolin

    I would also suggest you expand your search to include the TRAVOLIN by SILVER LEAF MANDOLINS. I have owned both of those you mentioned as well as the TRAVOLIN I purchased for various trips around...
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    Re: Sam Bush band

    We saw Sam Bush's same show last Friday night at the Back Home Fest in New Martinsville, WV. I have seen Sam play several times. He and his band never fails to impress me. Myself, not being a pure...
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    Re: Trading instruments in the classified

    Once I have a mailing address I do a google satellite search to view the place I am sending it to. I'm not sure what I actually gain by this except perhaps a little piece of mind that I'm not mailing...
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    STIVER
    Lot's of excellent choices in this price range. While I have heard it said more than once that, " Stivers are more Bluegrass than Bluegrass itself", I am totally enamored with mine. I only...
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    Re: 3 Month Stiver Review

    Allan Seals
    Good to hear from another satisfied owner of a Lou Stiver Mandolin. I have now had mine for a year now. I had a learning curve with the 1 1/16 nut but with a little time have come to...
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    Re: West Virginia Back Home Festival

    Here is the link for anyone wanting to check out the line up.

    https://www.backhomefestival.com/

    Great deal with the price of FREE for the festival.
    I paid $30.00 per night camping for water...
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    Re: Buster Mountain Longhorn Mandolin

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    The electric mandolin is its own thing for sure thing. Hot Rod is very apropos. I have not heard a sound clip for the Buster Mountain.[/QUOTE]

    MrMoe

    I was looking for something...
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    Re: Buster Mountain Longhorn Mandolin

    Where do I find info on Buster Mountain Mandolins? A quick Google search only resulted in this thread.

    I recently purchased an inexpensive used COZART 8 string mandolin from a Cafe member who in...
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    Re: Gator GL Mandolin Case

    I had one of these cases several mandolins ago, though I do not remember which mandolin. The case was a little long so I cut a piece of some type of foam and covered the foam with a terry cloth...
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

    Kind of when referencing:
    STIVER KENTUCK WEB COLEMAN COZART ROGUE
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    West Virginia Back Home Festival

    Anyone having plans on attending the BACKHOME FESTIVAL in New Martinsville, WV June 25-26-27?
    Free festival with a variety of genres. Nearby camping. Good acts (where I was first introduced to Billy...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1500 (Amazing Deal)

    Good find! I have a KM-950 that plays above it's pay grade. It is a keeper.
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    West Virginia BACKHOME FESTIVAL

    Anyone having plans on attending the BACKHOME FESTIVAL in New Martinsville, WV June 25-26-27?
    Free festival with a variety of genres. Nearby camping. Good acts (where I was first introduced to Billy...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    Legitimate concern. We road trip in our RV 8 months out of 12 in non Covid Times. I always take a good playable mando with me but leave my favorite (usually most costly) mando safe at home. All prior...
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    Re: Tremolo shoulder

    Also lighten the grip on your pick. I find that applying just enough pressure to not drop the pick helps everything relax.
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    Your signature does not say what part of the country you live in. Could your mandolin be exposed to usually high humidity as of late?
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