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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I have tried many Apollo picks... including the new MM signature model. They are all great products, but in the end I keep coming back to my "modified" BC TAD 50.
  2. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Stan & Hap's original Mandolin Bros. incarnation on Bay Street on Staten Island was amazing. In the earliest days it was all vintage... no electrics, no gear and I don't recall any new instruments...
  3. Re: Article: Critically Acclaimed Dawg Jazz / Dawg Grass Re-Relea

    Yes! In fact the DVD of this amazing show can be purchased on a web site named after a certain river in South America...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    [QUOTE=Jim Garber;1839718]That OP's is a real beauty. I own the precursor '83 A5-2. Main difference is that hardware is not gold-plated. Bought one of the first two carved Flatirons from Mandolin...
  5. Re: Article: Critically Acclaimed Dawg Jazz / Dawg Grass Re-Relea

    One of David's best releases... and the cuts with Grappelli are sublime! Get it!
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    I think you're right Shaun. When I started playing mandolin in 1971 a Lloyd Loar F5 or a post Loar Fern were the stuff of dreams. Not so much anymore. I think what Loar was to the mandolin world back...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    that and maybe trying to cash out before the Loar market drops even further... ?
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    A super-nice 1923 Loar was just listed at Morgan Music... a good-looking mandolin! Looks like an all-original closet queen...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Shocked and sad... a true Mando booster and a great artist. He will be missed by many...
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    Re: Red Allen and Frank Wakefield

    There is fantastic YouTube video of a young Wake Frankfield playing and singing (always loved Frank's voice too) Little Birdie with the equally young Greenbriar Boys w/ Jimmy Buchannan on fiddle.
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5

    very nice all the way around... interesting to see how you ordered yours with a "top bound", front facing binding. I do prefer that look to their original design on this model. and of course that...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    Well... what do you think thus far?
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I'm curious about the material... I hope to order one using the same material in a 1.4 thickness with a plain, rounded bevel and no MM engraving. I bought one of the Adam Schertler picks and it is...
  14. Thread: Griffith Loar

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    Re: Griffith Loar

    The late, great Tut Taylor once offered this mandolin (for purchase) to a friend of mine... many moons ago this was. The price? $2,500!
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    um, as much as I love Eva Scow's playing (another genius) this is a thread about Frank Wakefield thank-you...
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Right on Don! When I first heard the opening notes of this cut as 19 year old in NYC it was like I had just dropped musical acid. I mean who else would ever choose the notes that Frank played. And to...
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    For me one of my 10 "Desert Island Discs" would have to be Red Allen, Frank Wakefield & The Kentuckians on the old Folkways label. And I'm not talking about "top ten Bluegrass discs"... I'm talking...
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    that's really impressive... does your white case have 4 latches or five? and does it have the 4 rubber bumpers on the "sitting upright side" so it can stand upright?

    the only issue I have with my...
  19. Re: Double Stops with Radiused vs. Flat Fretboard

    unless a board has a really extreme radius it should just be a matter of time before you get used to making those double stops on the curve...
  20. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    tone city!
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    Re: Left hand thumb soreness

    In general I agree but not completely. There is a certain amount of pressure required on the string (and fretboard) to get a great tone, no matter what the mandolin. That is why it is ESSENTIAL to...
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    Re: RIP Andre Sakellarides (French luthier)

    sad to hear... Patrick Vaillant put his instruments to very good use.
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    Re: Killer Monteleone at Gryphon

    Appears to be back up on the Gryphon site... ?
  24. C'est classe all the way... congratulations John!

    C'est classe all the way... congratulations John!
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    Re: Killer Monteleone at Gryphon

    Thar she goes!
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