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    Re: Mandolin 'dogs'?

    There's always a variance isn't there? I don't think any of the reputable makers produce bad mandos but some are special and others, not so much.

    Sometimes you see a mandolin that has two or...
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    Re: NMD Collings MT2

    Congrats!
    Looks like a good companion to the Pava!
  3. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    And to answer your question instead of just throwing a bunch of links at ya:

    Any of the mandolins in the whole thread will be a nice professional quality mandolin. We're really spoiled! I think...
  4. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    It's a great time to buy a mandolin.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/167203#167203
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/167714#167714...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Sad news.

    In the late 90s I was able to attend a weekend camp where he taught us Trippin up the Stairs and Monkey on a Dog cart. He was a great teacher, very fun to be around and a stellar...
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    Re: Alexandria's Waltz ( Original )

    Sounds great! Are you writing a lot right now or are these tunes from over time?
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Great playing. Sounds like it really projects!
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    Re: I need a Humidifier recommendation

    I like evaporative humidifiers. This one has been helping us through some cold temps where the heat is cranking. Should be good for 350 sq...
  9. Re: A composition elamoR from my new mandola album.

    Groovy!
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    Re: Taft 2 Point

    Seller on ebay seems to know a lot about it.
    :whistling:
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    That's beautiful! And huge! The Walnut is magnificent. So good it made me capitalize Walnut.

    Can't wait to hear it.
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    Re: Guitar Body Octave Mandolin for Irish?

    There are difference of course but in terms of Irish sessions:
    -Some don't want any stringed accompaniment.
    -Some are fine with stringed accompaniment but they just have too many guitarist/zouks...
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    Re: Taft 2 Point

    Nat Taft is a luthier from Wisconsin but he seems more into violins. Maybe he made a mando or two?
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    Re: Poe mandolin question.

    I know Andy Poe started out under the name of Driftwood Mandolins. I've seen a few of them. They look beautiful!
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    Re: Lakes of Pontchartrain

    Nicely done! Thanks for posting.

    Aston mic? Which one? Was that the only mic you used to record?
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Sounds great! A killer Pava and well played.

    Two fun songs to jam along with. Makes me hopeful for summer outdoor music. It hit -30 here last night!
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I must say the Apollo peek is by far the favorite pick on my Breedlove Revival OM guitar. It just sounds better than any other pick I have including the BC and Wegen. The rest of the band heard it...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin and Tommy Edwards

    I was diggin the A4. It's different but I don't think worse or better.
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I'm tempted to try one (and the D'Adarrio CT Casein too) but I'm worried about the durability of any casein pick.
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I got the Peek pics. I'm afraid to try any casein. I don't mind dropping some money on a quality pick but I need it to be indestructible. I have some 5 year old Wegens that I still use. I just...
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I got my Apollo picks. I like em. They're in rotation with my Wegen, CT55, and Primetones.

    I have three spendy picks and each instrument will get the one that works best with it. Then each...
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    Re: Recording Equipment

    Apogee has a lot of gear that can be used be used with IPad. Apogee One is an interface and a mic combined for IPad.
    https://apogeedigital.com/products/one/ipad
  23. Re: Goodbye to.. my Stiver, my Collings, my Rigel...

    Sorry for the your loss. It's a big one.

    It was very wise to get a head start on the harmonica. Best wishes in your new musical journey. I think the harmonic sounds great on fiddle tunes. ...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hector the Hero. Low G MK whistle, Trillium mandola, Bass.

    https://youtu.be/_PrFQQjkmL0
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    Re: Quality of a 2014 vs 2021 Eastman MD315

    I can't really comment on your specific mandolin but I would say this:
    If you have second thoughts about the quality of a mandolin on the day you got it, you will probably always feel that way and...
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