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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    If John Hartford was a mandolin picker he might have said...

    Mando can get you through times of no money but money can’t get you through times of no mando
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    It does. This was proven by Einstein in his theory of relativity. Waiting on delivery of his new violin gave him the idea from his observation of common phenomena. His wife worked out all the math...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday Dawg! You are my musical hero. Your music inspired me to pick up the instrument 20 years ago and i have played everyday since. The mandolin has brought my life joy and blessings...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    I have had Pegasus and Canada made Caltons. I like the Pegasus much better. It’s incredibly sturdy and protective. I especially like how the contour of the Pegasus conforms to the body and makes...
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    Re: Nice story about Mike Marshall's Loar

    I love stories like Mike. I have a nice sounding mandolin and enjoy hearing others play it in jams.
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    the Wilders are one my favorite bands ever. Betse is a Winfield legend!
  7. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    It looks amazing. The last time I saw Ricky I asked him which Loar he was playing and he told me is was his distressed master model which he couldn’t be happier with it.
  8. Thread: Thick Picks?

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    Re: Thick Picks?

    I like the gypsy mando shape and the material is the nouveau tortoise material. That gives a dark warmth but a ton of punch and projection. The Trias is slightly larger shape which I like on guitar....
  9. Thread: Thick Picks?

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    Re: Thick Picks?

    i use a 2.0 mm pick, rounded, for both guitar and mandolin. I love the fat tone and presence thicker picks can give. Here is where I get mine. Best picks in existence in my opinion: ...
  10. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    If you can swing it financially that’s the way to do it. Years ago I owned a Gilchrist Model 5, a MM , and a DMM. After a ton of picking I only had the MM and the DMM. After a ton more picking I got...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Gilchrist F5

    I heard Andrew on his Loar in Dallas recently. That mandolin was amazing.
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    I am not an expert. I do own a DMM that was one of the original three prototypes under Charlie’s tenure. Although he chose to make some subtle cosmetic variations in his mandolins, the structure of...
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    Re: Cover of Bush/Thile Brilliancy

    Great playing and exquisite tone. Thanks for sharing
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    Re: Stanley V5 Mandolin

    Not an owner but my picking buddy had one years ago from I believe 1995 before he bought a Master Model. I really liked that mandolin. Very good traditional tone is my memory of that mandolin.
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    Re: The First Loar F-5 I Ever Played

    I was at Byron Berline’s Shop in the late ‘90s to have some fret work done on my mandolin and he opened the vault and let me pick on his Loar. It was early in my mandolin playing days and I remember...
  16. Re: Article: D'Addario Announces Monel Mandolin String Sets

    I hope the come in the J-75 string gauges!
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    Re: The 'Perfect' Mandolin?

    The perfect mandolin is the one the actually cures MAS. A few of us have been fortunate to come into possession of such an instrument. For me, its my trusty 2003 Gibson DMM. It does it all. Every...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Gibson F9?

    I have a Master Model and an A-9. I love the A-9. It just sounds good. I have played quite a few f-9 s and have never been disappointed. I have played a few that were amazingly good and have not...
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    Re: 1936 GIBSON F5 Fern- MY New LOVE

    Really great sounding vintage Gibson! looks as good as it sounds! congrats.
  20. Re: Current Gibson Master Models and Other Top Builders?

    Personal tone preference aside, the modern Master Models and Distressed Master Models are every bit as fine of an instrument as the Red Diamond, Gils, Ellis, and Nuggets. It really comes down to the...
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    Re: Norman Blake Interview

    Norman is such an influence musically to me. He is a big reason why I play. I also think that his music is bigger than the notes he has played. His music represents a muse that speaks to me in an...
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    Re: Sharon Gilchrist

    I met a couple of times while touring with Bill Hearne in Texas and New Mexico. I have always enjoyed her playing. She is also very kind and enjoyable to visit with. I have not seen her live in...
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    Re: Passernig #49 Update

    I was at Fiddlers Green in Austin very recently and played an A model. That mandolin was exceptionally fine. it sounded exquisite with a traditional voice. It already sounded "old" and vintage to...
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    Re: One mando kind of picker...

    I have a Gibson DMM that I play constantly. I take it to festivals, camping, gigging, etc. I guess it's my beater. I own another mandolin that has been loaned out to a buddy for a few years now. It's...
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    Re: Downgrade

    Gibson A-9. I have played several that were stellar!
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