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  1. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Ken Ratcliff and his Silverangel mandolins are the best mandolin in any price range, imho, and I have owned Kentuckys, a Gibson F9, 2 Collings MTs, a Northfield NF5S(which I still own and love), but...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Spencer, yours is a beautiful SA too, in fact, your videos convinced me that I wanted my own SA!
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Oh, yes, Keith Yoder of the McPunk Brothers! They are so good! I am really going to try to get to some festivals next year, even though they are few and far between in a Iowa!
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    I have in the past, but have not recently, but it is the best, most fun, most beautiful setting for a bluegrass festival that I have ever attended. Maybe next summer!
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Yes, it is one of the most exciting journeys I’ve ever been on, and I’m loving the destination! I’ll be anxious to see and hear yours too! I’ve always loved the James tailpiece, and then when I saw...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    How come I think Iím a lot better than I really am, and then I hear myself recorded, but itís a good way to improve playing! I play too hard ó gotta lighten up. Same as my golf game!
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Trying to post a video. And it worked! Recorded it on my iPad, so not the greatest sound, but better than my phone, I discovered!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pArsBeNEhbM
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    William, I’m not sure about the f holes, but it has plenty of sound already which I know will continue to improve with age. Also, Im not sure I’m video worthy yet, but I may try soon. Thanks, ...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    178936178937I’m trying to add a picture, but have not figured out how to upload it yet. When I figure it out, I’ll post it. Yay, it worked!
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    My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Ken Ratcliff does not disappoint! I got in touch with Ken 5-6 weeks ago to place an order for a Silverangel Econo A after I had researched them on the forum here and listened over and over to them...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Love this and placed my order for a Silverangel Econo model this week, mostly because of this lovely video! Thanks!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    LOVE this!
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    Here is a picture I took last year of my Mowry. ...

    Here is a picture I took last year of my Mowry. I've only had it for about a year this month--bought it off the classifieds. It's everything I wished for....
    brose
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    Hey, thanks again for all the encouraging...

    Hey, thanks again for all the encouraging comments! I'm anxious to show off my first one at the next festival that I go to, and I'd like an objective opinion, because I'm not sure mine is. But, I'm...
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    Thanks a lot for all the nice comments, and good...

    Thanks a lot for all the nice comments, and good luck in building your first one. brose
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    Here's a pic of the back--nothing too beautiful,...

    Here's a pic of the back--nothing too beautiful, but it's all mine!!
    To finish it, I used(if you can believe it!) Bullseye spray shellac, spraying about 25 very light coats on it, wet sanded it, and...
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    Thanks for your encouragement, Buddy! I've got a...

    Thanks for your encouragement, Buddy! I've got a lot to learn, but what an experience! brose
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    That last one turned out blurry so I'm trying...

    That last one turned out blurry so I'm trying again.

    brose
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    here's me and my new baby...brose

    here's me and my new baby...brose
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    I'm still trying to post pics and had to go read...

    I'm still trying to post pics and had to go read how to do it. Will keep trying til I get it. Thanks for your patience. brose http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
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    After all that panic about the stripes on my...

    After all that panic about the stripes on my first IV kit top, my mandolin is finally finished. # And believe it or not, I am very pleasantly surprised at the tone and the look of the final product....
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    Thanks for the ideas. I may try staining the...

    Thanks for the ideas. I may try staining the lighter sections, and if that doesn't work, I am going with a black face. When it is finished, I hope I will be proud enough to post a pic. Thanks...
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    Wondering if a black stain would cover up the...

    Wondering if a black stain would cover up the dark brown stripey top I now have. Or a black face?
    If I go with black paint, is a flat black lacquer paint better or flat black enamel? I was...
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    Thanks for all the information and your very kind...

    Thanks for all the information and your very kind words.

    Becky(brose) in IA
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    Thanks again for the great advice. I applied...

    Thanks again for the great advice. I applied water soluble dark brown dye. I may try the wet sanding stain approach, because the way it looks now, I'd be embarassed to take it out of its case. ...
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