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    Re: Collings MT2 en Route! ;-)

    Got a used 2017 MT2 this spring and I absolutely adore it. Sweet, resonant, and it goes from whisper to well over 11 and everything in between. Holds its own with customs.

    I hope you enjoy yours...
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    Re: Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    I put a strap button on my Collings A style, and the Breedlove prior. No regrets.
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    Re: Collings MT Prices

    And yet in the classifieds, you can find used MT2s for $3k or less at least once a month.

    I know, I just bought a mint 2017 MT2 for less than that from here this year that I adore (and my...
  4. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Have had the Sonic Research for many years and still absolutely love it. Fast strobe tuner, prefer it to every other tuner I own include Peterson clip on.
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    Re: Jeff Austin Health Fund

    He has 3 young kids, which is more heartbreaking than my personal sadness at losing a musician who gave me joy.

    Enjoyed the heck of his solo band's show last year at Blue Ox and the brilliant...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I love my MT2

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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    I case the nice ones in winter due to humidity concerns, but love having these within reach.

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    Re: K&K for mandolin

    It is worth checking to see if your mandolin already has a proper sized hole. My US made Breedlove like all of theirs was drilled for one at the factory.

    I believe Collings already have proper...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Works really well, I appreciate how it folds up small to fit in my gear bag. Tempted to buy a second for my electric.
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    I saw a gold top Eastman and was suprirsed at how much I disliked it. How bad does the wood have to look for you to want to 100% obscure it?

    I saw a blue mandolin and said `that sure isn't for me,...
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    There's a used Weber River at a local shop [nfi].

    http://www.sprucetreemusic.com/product/weber-river-f-mandolin-2013/

    The back is gorgeous in person, I think the main front shot they have does...
  12. Re: Effects for use on acoustic amp or PA with K and K pickup

    Love mine.

    While some of the online practice tools and youtube have started to take more of my time, I have found a looper [and metronome] to be essential for practice.

    As I also play guitar...
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    Re: Wearing a watch and RH anchor

    My guitar has a fairly wide neck, I have to remove my wedding ring to play without it clinking against the edge of the neck.

    Heck, I have started to try to mostly empty my pockets before gigs -...
  14. Thread: Strap Locks

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    Re: Strap Locks

    Got mine from Elderly, only seem to be able to find them a few places.
  15. Thread: Strap Locks

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    Re: Strap Locks

    I do this as well, has not failed me in the 5+ years I've used one.
  16. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    The two Kimbles I've gotten to get my hands on were `all that'.
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    For those who used the older StroboClip ... is the HD one any significant improvement or just a better form factor/display/etc?




    The longer I play mandolin, the more I appreciate what the...
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    Re: Strap button on neck?

    I have a button on my mandolin in a similar spot, I have been surprised at how little it bothers me when playing. YMMV.

    I find that it really secures my mandolin in a good position for playing...
  19. Re: Slight frustration when changing mandolin strings

    Daryl, good idea about the paper/cardboard.
  20. Re: Slight frustration when changing mandolin strings

    I use two tools which IMO help massively with string changes:

    A Capo [once string is on tailpiece hook and going over bridge correctly, I secure it to the neck with a capo before moving to the...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I find it interesting that no one disputes when someone says `I can hear that the strings I put on two months ago are dead' but if they say `my mandolin sounds better a month after I got it' no one...
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    Re: So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    Couldn't agree more.

    IMO, there's a fairly profound difference between a $500 and $1000+ [esp $2k+] mandolin. I have found great pleasure in a single really nice instrument that makes me excited...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    I find that I need to tune significantly more in the first few days of a strings life [up to a couple hours of play], which I am assuming is from the loop stretching out on the post, the strings...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    If I owned this, I would definitely have someone else handle string changes!
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    Makes a mandolin look like a cakewalk.
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    Re: Externally vs Internally mounted Piezo?

    I understood the JJB's were essentially copies of the K+K - seems like they're quite similar piezos, but I'm no piezo expert.

    Being mounted on the top I am betting the difference in the mounting...
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