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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Medium , heavy or fine ?
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Curt Mangan Bluegrass medium on my Girouard ovals and GHS A270 on Ellis A5 and F5
  3. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    Exactly ! This is the reason I went to Gruhn's years ago to play as many top end ovals I could and several were not within my price range at the time or should I say within my wife's allowance ! I...
  4. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    amen !
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    Mexicali Rose Tabs ?

    Anyone know where to locate or have tabs for Mexicali Rose ?
  6. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    You will never lose .35 cent picks ! Only $35. ones !
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Get rid of that beer belly ! ��
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    Re: Help me understand

    Can't help you with the UNDERSTANDING instrument differences but, I can help you understand that motorcycles are dangerous ! Even if you are not at fault you will come out on the short end of the...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    :)
  10. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Girouard !!!
  11. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I played most and many other ovals not mentioned at Gruhn's in Nashville ! The two that stood out best to my ears were Ellis and Girouard ovals ! I had Max Girouard build me an A4 oval and I liked it...
  12. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    Just what I'm looking for !
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    For high quality workmanship and a wonderful oval sound, a Girouard is tops !
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    Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    Curt Mangan PB Bluegrass series or CM Monel . Both great , to my ears !
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    Won't you come home BILL Bailey, won't you come home ? As the song says, Bill Bailey straps are the one ! :)
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Has the same effect on my wife !
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Just play the old tune, " The Cat Came Back " Should work ! If not, get a dog !
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    Re: Makers getting Top Dollar

    I absolutely agree ! BUT, I will name one ! Max Girouard ! I have played half of your list at Grhun's and I would take a Girouard over any that I played.
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    Re: Need mando advice

    No comparison ! Girouard !
  20. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    At this price range I would look NO further than a Girouard !
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    Re: Why so many glossy finish mandos?

    Like glossy ! Like gold !
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Prayers for a speedy recovery !
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    Re: Mandolin lessons in AZ

    Skype lessons from Pete Martin at petimarpress.com ! There has to be good mandolin teachers in your area of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, etc. Check with music stores !
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    Re: new (used) mandolin

    Concentrate on the journey not the end destination !
  25. Re: Irish trad musicians that use Blue Chip TAD 40 pick

    I also use a BC TAD 35 and very much like it for my oval mandolin.
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