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    Re: Pat Costello and Dave Boyle RIP

    Such sad news, difficult to fathom two members of Shaskeen passing away in such a short space of time, what with Pat Broderick's loss in March as well. R.I.P Pat, Pat and Dave.
  2. Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Since shattering my kneecap in early December I've been housebound, so already used to "sheltering in place". Playing a lot of mandolin and tenor banjo, when I can (when it's quiet out - still far...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Nope, not me - going forward any money I have will be going into my recently purchased farm!
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    What a looker! I'll bet it sounds even better - enjoy!
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    What an absolute beauty - enjoy!!
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    Re: Pick (nerd) journeys

    1) I started out using the shoulder end of those hot pink Dunlop Delrin picks with the tortoise on them, .96mm - really liked them actually and still keep one in me pocket in the event I'm in a music...
  7. Re: Fleadh Cheol na hEireann 2020 is being called off

    Fingers crossed it'll be a massive hooley next year as we all celebrate seeing the back of this virus!

    Thanks for asking about the knee! I've got about 65-70 degrees range of motion in it, getting...
  8. Re: Fleadh Cheol na hEireann 2020 is being called off

    Hope you're staying well Marty! It's gotten to the point that when I hear of an event not being cancelled (like the Olympics!) it's shocking, and all the cancellations seem normal and expected now.
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    Re: not counting but

    Hmm, now you've got me counting: In an 11 year timeframe I've had:

    3 flat top oval hole (Flatiron 2M, Redline Traveller, Weber Aspen 2)

    1 F oval hole (Weber Custom Gallatin)

    6 A oval hole...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    Right?! I went with a solid color when I got a Calton made for one of my tenor banjos but I'm kind of kicking myself that I didn't just throw caution to the wind and got for one of the paint splatter...
  11. Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Wonderful update - wishing you all the best for the rest of your recovery!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers, definitely going to check that site out!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers, John - despite not having as much range of motion as the doctors thought I would I still feel like I've come on leaps and bounds as I've got so much more of me independence back again, so...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Well I've been going to physical therapy twice a week for a month now, and do the exercises they give me three times a week. When I started my knee had about 30 degrees range of motion and normal...
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    Re: Peghead Nation vs OAIM for ITM Lessons

    On the topic of Skype lessons I'm fairly sure Marla gives them as well...
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    Re: Peghead Nation vs OAIM for ITM Lessons

    Marla Fibish's Peghead Nation classes are great!
  17. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    Some of the older Weber mandolins would fit the bill.
  18. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    GREAT music here as well, TG4's "Hup" programme:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2k7KJFINjm3MiSAYTxFTA
  19. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing photos of that!
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Cheers Scott and Dan for everything that you do - much appreciated!
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Curt Mangan Bluegrass Medium set on my Girouard oval A, love 'em!
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    Blue Chip TPR35's for me, so .89mm - I only play Irish trad music, so prefer not too heavy of a pick and the TPR35 seems to be the sweet spot. I've tried TPR40's (1.0mm), like the tone I get with...
  23. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Yes, mine is a port orford cedar top with a transverse brace!
  24. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Oh, well done! I got the chance to play a Model 1 several years ago and it was an amazing instrument - practically played itself!
  25. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I really liked my Collings MT-O....until I played a Girouard oval A - emailed Max the very next day to place an order! One year on since taking delivery and I am still head over heels for my...
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