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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    My first mando was a Martin that I bought in new condition for $250 - in 1978. Even though I got to play it, I did not know anything about how to play one, so it was all a risk. Some years ago, I...
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    Re: Help with video conferencing

    I have also experienced very slow internet today. I understand that everyone using multimedia on the internet is taking its toll on the system. At least that is the story where I live. Is this...
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    Re: Help with video conferencing

    I have heard the best audio quality is through Youtube, and second - Facebook Live. Apparently Zoom does not have its act together on audio - I am trying things to make it a little better - but it...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Deliver food to your luthier with the mando! Do it while you are grocery shopping as well. Just a thought!
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    Wow - this hits home in many ways. May the Holy One bless him and his family.
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    Re: Does this octave mandolin...

    Seriously, a really wide octave mandolin can make one look heavier!
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    That is a week in psychological time! (And do not touch the box for a bit of time due to the virus - I use gloves with my packages - and then take the gloves off safely - and then wash my hands.) ...
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    Good point about the photography! Check out the photography on my MT2-V I bought from Music Emporium: ...
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    that is because they are such a good store, they are making sure you are happy when you receive it. (You may have to wait before opening!)
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    I am curious. You indicate that you like the Northfield more than the MF you checked out. How does your Northfield compare with your MT torrified? Or is it apples and oranges - i.e. both good in...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Having had an MT since 2002 to about 2016 - it sounded great at the beginning but there was little need for improvement and I am not sure it did. My Italian Spruce MT2V top has improved over time -...
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    Re: Live From Home

    Wonderful. Nice playing and nice mando. So, is the philharmonic going to get together on zoom with each player (or section) at a different computer?
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    A little off topic - but I started this thread :)
    So I notice there is a monel at 11 and 11.5
    I ordered some 11.5 ones to try on my mt2V.
    I do not know if others have had preferences on the monel...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I bought an MT in 2002. I sold it several years ago. A huge mistake. It had the best sound of any mandolin I ever heard. It was a fluke perhaps, but I did not know it.
    And the flame did look like...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Buy an instrument for what it is? I agree if one cannot wait. But if I did that, I would not have my Collings, Italian Spruce top, MT2-V. People encouraged me to keep it when I wanted to sell it....
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    Shout out to Collings

    So, I picked up my 2018 Collings MT2-V today -and all I can say is WOW. When I first got it in 2018, I was a little disappointed as it was great for bluegrass but it a little too out there for my...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    And there are many health benefits - from mind function, emotional well-being, feeling a sense of accomplishment, meditative state as one empties of everyday problems, and hopefully, some safe...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    I get it. I was throwing out something for discussion. No one knows what the economy is going to be like months from now. Wages went up and they might go down. The prices of goods may have a...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    Thank you for the responses. I certainly hope and pray that it is a temporary situation and that all the mandolin makers come out ok.
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    Interesting. Perhaps the moral of the story is: Invest in Mandolins! (and maybe Zoom and other on line conference entities.) :)
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    To be clear, I am not accusing the manufacturers of over pricing. It is a hard business. And they deserve everything they are trying to get. But the reality is that the vast majority of people are...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    You are likely correct. Perhaps some manufacturers who were thinking of increasing prices now or in the near future, will change their minds. I do think that people are going to be more careful...
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    Reduce costs pleased

    I might get hammered for this, but I think it is worthy of putting out there. Collings had a 10% increase, others have increased. This may be a good time to reverse those, to keep this economy...
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    People with deep pockets are worried about liability. It is about the standard of negligence. Now that the NBA has canceled games and so many others have canceled public events, others with deep...
  25. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Please help me out here. What mando is this? It is awesome! Thank you!
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