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    Re: In case or on stand?

    It is easier for me to control humidity in my house than guess at how 12 different case humidifiers are doing. I keep a guitar and at least one mandolin on the wall behind my practice chair. I live...
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    Re: Happened to you?

    If you listen to "Nashville Storms" on Michael Cleveland's Fiddlers Dream album you can hear a very noticeable moaning in the background. I asked Mike about it and he said it was Andy Statman's...
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    Re: Adam Steffey

    The V5 album "For Those Who Care To Listen" was produced by the bandleader, Glen Harrell. The projects by Highland Travelers and The Boxcars were for the most part Adam's babies. It makes a...
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    Re: Adam Steffey

    Adam has taken breaks before. It is a demanding business and he has young children. I suspect we will see him again at some point - or at least I hope we will. I don't know him well but I believe he...
  5. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    I really like Darren Nicholson's Fret a Spell album.

    https://youtu.be/zzpcIoUIH3I
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    Re: Rehab Hospital

    Gary, it was nice to meet you. I hope you recover quickly. A little mandolin therapy might just speed things up or at least make it seem like it. I tend to lose track of time with a mandolin in my...
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    Re: Rehab Hospital

    I dug out an assortment of my bigger picks and glued some squares of sandpaper on them for grip. I managed to glue a Wegen to my elbow at one point but escaped unscathed. Hopefully at least one of...
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    Re: Rehab Hospital

    Hey Gary, I have a spare LongHollow strap you are welcome to. The part that contacts your shoulder is wide, soft and comfortable. It's like this one but a lighter color. I can deliver it Sunday if...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    As is Adam Steffey. Interesting thing is that Adam's first teacher was a lefty that played lefty.
  10. Just received my copy. It's a really good album....

    Just received my copy. It's a really good album. I'll bet you your Blue Chips that you'll like this one if you like mandolins and Bluegrass. Nice job, Nick Dumas!
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    Re: Nick Dumasís New Album

    My copy was waiting in my mailbox when I got home this morning from the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival. This is a very good album. The original songs are great and the picking is flawless. Very...
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    Re: Nick Dumasís New Album

    Just placed an order. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Opinion on nickel vs. gold aesthetics

    Gold worked well for this build. I have two with nickel and two with gold. For me it depends on the finish.
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    Meh, I owned a banjo once upon a time. I was trying to get my sister to move out of my house so I traded a guitar I didn't like for a banjo I didn't know how to play. The tactic failed but I sold the...
  15. Re: Ellis Torch and Wire in todays classified.

    That surprised me too coming from that shop. I just acquired a Pava A5 with koa binding. She added koa binding to the pick guard as well and it really ties it altogether. When I first laid eyes on it...
  16. Re: Ellis Torch and Wire in todays classified.

    If the purfling on the pick guard matched the rest of the mandolin it would be perfect. That is a pretty piece of lumber.
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    The strings were not floppy loose but were detuned to where it far from being in tune.
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    Very true on both accounts but I'm only permitted to take one of them home with me...sigh.
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    The strings had been loosened. I did pick a few notes though just to say I'd played a Loar. Truthfully, I was so excited that I was buying that Birdseye Northfield Artist that Marty Stuart himself...
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    I didn't play it but I did hold it and gave it a sniff a few weeks ago. It's in great shape. I was a little nervous just holding it.
  21. Re: You all downloaded the free mando summit app from Northfield

    The app turned my phone into a hand warmer. I had to uninstall it. The Weather Channel app does that too so it may just be my phone.
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    Re: Eastman Bag - The Mandolin Store

    I've been dragging one to work most nights for the last couple of years. The mandolin is faring well and the bag is holding up quite well. Last time they went on sale I bought a spare.
  23. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Coming from guitars I was initially more comfortable with heavier necks with a C profile. I found a very nice mandolin that suited me. This spring I bought a MD305 to use as my camping/festival...
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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    Doug Clark has been doing that for a good while. He's s builder in Canton, NC.
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    Photographing shiny things

    I'm getting ready to sell a few instruments but I'm finding it difficult to get good pictures of the glossy ones. I'm getting too many reflections. Can any of y'all give me a tip or three on getting...
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