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    Re: Buying directly from a luthier

    great info, Explorer.

    My music teacher was telling me the other day that his commissioned mandolin took 3 tries for the luthier to get it down to what they had laid out for specs. Basically,...
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    Re: Buying directly from a luthier

    This is good advice to think about before purchasing. I recently bought a boutique mandolin and I got it used for over 1/2 off of what this builder was charging for new ones. I'd go in with the...
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    Re: Buying directly from a luthier

    I'd ask him about his willingness to do typical repair work, like setups, on it in the future and ask what he might charge. I know some will say free if asked, especially if they think it might help...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    I clean my D-18 regularly but the finish is getting 'uncleanable' in two spots. On the back where my belly contacts it and on the top where my arm hangs over it. From ten feet away it looks amazing...
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    Re: Identify this pick?

    Dunlop 207

    I am 100% certain about this. I play with these picks.
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    Re: Novice Solo Arrangements?

    this. You can get the tefview app for free and slow stuff down as much as you need. You can highlight measures and loop them too.

    I think it's also very helpful to play rhythm with your computer...
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    Re: Just changed up my strap

    When I had an A, around the joint, under the fingerboard like the way you have it now.

    Ive tried the right shoulder style and I cant do it. My setup is like Thile's. Leather strap with some...
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    Re: Finish Flaking off on Neck

    I took it to a local repair shop/lutherie school to have the neck stripped and 'speednecked."

    I will post pics when it's all finished up. Thanks for the recommendations.
  9. Re: Resale Value - Mandolins from Small Builders

    I always wanted a Turkey Creek mandolin because the builder is local and lots of my favorite local pickers play one. It's hard to tell if he still builds any or not but his site is still up and says...
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    Finish Flaking off on Neck

    The finish on my mandolin neck is flaking off. It's not a terribly awful feeling but it's my favorite mandolin and it's making this one slightly more uncomfortable to play as I can really feel how...
  11. Re: What Are Some Good Options in the $2-3k range?

    This one just hit the marketplace. https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/192473#192473

    Ane of course this hits right after I bought the one with the repaired crack top (to be fair im pretty stoked with...
  12. Re: What Are Some Good Options in the $2-3k range?

    I live locally and saw it on CL the day before it showed up here on MC. I would have driven straight to boulder for it if it weren't cracked because I know if I have pause about it now, other buyers...
  13. Re: Golden Gate "Clown Barf" Extra Stiff Pick

    Anyone know where to get these clown barfs?

    I cant imagine id switch for good from my Dunlop 207's but I like trying picks out
  14. Re: Tips for someone who took a 6 month break and is changing fie

    I sold my mandolin to focus on my guitar playing. Took years off. Basically forgot everything but within two weeks not only was I back, but I was better than when I left.
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    Re: NMD - Turkey Creek

    Thanks! My wife noticed this before I did but if you check out the headstock inlay there is an ohm symbol in it.
  16. Looking for a Good, Online Bluegrass Mandolin Tutorial Series

    What are the best online series for bluegrass mandolin?

    I am pretty good at picking through fiddle tunes at a good pace but I am looking to round out skills for when it's not my turn to solo....
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    Re: So if I love The SteelDrivers...

    I'll recommend some bands and my fav albums of theirs.

    Greeksky Bluegrass - Handguns (if you like songs and songwriting, this album is their finest work)
    Kitchen Dwellers - Ghost in the Bottle...
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    Re: NMD - Turkey Creek

    I have no idea if he's building mandolins or not. His website isn't very updated, no social media, etc. This mandolin is basically right on par for everything I have read about TC mandolins. Perhaps...
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    NMD - Turkey Creek

    I can't tell you how many times Ive typed 'turkey creek' into the classifieds search only to find nothing. I finally found one for sale locally well within my budget.

    And as of today, I am the...
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    Re: Hagerty #8

    Ahhhh, I know who this mandolin belongs to. I have seen that truss rod cover :)

    it's also his birthday today.
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    I started on an Eastman 305 and fell in love with playing mandolin due to that specific mando. I still play as Eastman but a nicer one. Welcome to the forum!
  22. Re: Swallow Hill Fiddle Tune Ensemble - Denver

    You in for the fiddle tune ensemble or just some playing together sometime? If the former, I can PM you a link. I have always enjoyed the ensemble/group classes at Swallow Hill.
  23. Swallow Hill Fiddle Tune Ensemble - Denver

    I just signed up for Swallow Hill's fiddle tune ensemble on tuesday nights for the next several weeks. On the first day I will pry bring my guitar and mandolin just to see what the group needs. In my...
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    Re: WANTED: Grateful Dead SKYPE Teacher

    Ripple is fun on the mandolin
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    Re: Telluride Town Park Camping Question

    But is there a benefit between wednesday to thursday? I have heard it gets bad before Wed too.
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