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  1. Re: Definition of a good mandolin player’s spouse

    I have a wonderfully supportive (non-musician) husband who has been and continues to be patient throughout my musical journey. He encouraged me when I returned to guitar after a 15-year hiatus and...
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    Re: Jams in Asheville NC?

    I don't know of any jams in the area, but if it is an outdoor jam you'll need some serious layering-up and hand warmers. Today the high will be 45 degrees, and next Saturday is forecast to be a high...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    - Altoids box with a Dawg pick, ProPlec 1.5 large triangle pick, a Primetone 1.5 smooth brown large triangle pick
    - a cleaning/polishing cloth
    - a truss rod Allen wrench
    - a McClung arm rest...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    I have always liked blonde mandolins. The second mandolin I built has a blonde finish. It's got gorgeous flamed maple back and sides and it just shimmers in the right light and angle.
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    Re: Pick Samplers Still Circulating?

    That's great news! I'm glad they're intact and will re-launch soon. I would imagine there are a few new people and a number of "old" forum users who would like to try them out again. Please add my...
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    Pick Samplers Still Circulating?

    There used to be 2 different pick samplers circulating. I haven't seen anything about them in months. Are they still active? If so, I'd like to get on the list or know who to contact to get my name...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Maybe I missed something, but are the pick samplers still circulating? If so, I'd like to be added to the list. Somebody please let me know if they are still available.
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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    Going to see a physician will be the best thing you can do. I struggled for months with what I thought was tendonitis in my fretting hand/wrist, using Advil, a splint and finally knocking off...
  9. Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    Check out Bailey straps. The connection points on my strap for my A style Collings has a leather cord with a leather slide that you can tighten or loosen to secure or remove from your strap buttons....
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Yikes! That's expensive. I appreciate your feedback. I have since sold the octave to someone who will play it more than I will.
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    I've taken mandolin lessons for about 3 years from Kip Snow at Counterpoint Music in Mocksville, NC. He is an excellent instructor and provides a laid-back, positive atmosphere. He is a performing...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Made a decision! I tried a lot of guitars and decided to go with a real low budget and had my choices narrowed down. I ended up with a Yamaha FSX800C. I don't need electronics, but they're there....
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried the classical method on the left leg. It's just too uncomfortable. I will check out old archtops. I think a lot of them are really cool, so if they fit the...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Nope, not yet. I'm nowhere I can actually play most of the ones that have been recommended. I'm out in the country/mountains for the summer and will be getting back to civilization in October. I...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I must agree with #1 above. I have found that in the past two years it's been harder and harder to get comfy with the dread size. Prior to that I had an auditorium size Taylor. I wasn't trying to FP...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I think the idea of another guitar is a great idea. Of course, the HD28 stays. It's a killer guitar. But please, no moustache. I'm a female! But I look forward to checking out several suggestions...
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    Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I am a flat picker but am now learning fingerstyle. I have a lovely and boomy Martin HD28. I have been using it, but it seems I need a guitar better suited to fingerstyle.

    My budget is low. I am...
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    Re: Problem E strings

    I am going to try to put some 12's on the E strings. That may help.
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    Re: Problem E strings

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    Re: Problem E strings

    I'll check out the Red Henry bridges. Thanks.
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    Re: Problem E strings

    Top style, wood type and source, and graduations
    A style, AAA Red Spruce from Smith Creek mandolins , graduated as close as I could to the Loar F5 graduations
    Top Recurve details
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    Problem E strings

    I am wondering if there is anything I can do to my 2nd A style build that will improve weak sounding E strings. I have great sustain, nice deep base and good tone on the other 3 courses. But the E...
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    I recently acquired a Carvalho octave mandolin. I have scoured the internet for online lessons for the octave and have found only a couple that are specific to the instrument. Does anyone know of...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    Three more to check out:
    Bailey straps - Beautiful braided straps and comfortable, very well made
    Sully's straps - made of harness leather and very well made
    Long Hollow Leather straps - soft
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    So glad the cats are going to be okay. I wouldn't ever have cat grass in my house because every cat I ever had in my life barfed shortly after eating grass. Not interested in the clean up, even if...
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