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    Re: Just an observation

    The occasional sales don't bother me, and I find it gracious of them to extend a 30% discount during the pandemic.

    Bob Clark, here are my three favorites:

    Marilynn Mair's The Complete...
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    Just ordered a package each of medium and heavies.

    Was anyone able to actually set up an account with them? They never sent me the authorization code to register an account, but wouldn't let me...
  3. Re: Lyon & Healy Model A rebuild or for parts

    Tim, it's what the auction house charges you for the privilege of buying from them. The seller gets the auction price, the house gets the 25%.
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Happy trails, Mark. As my grandfather always said, keep it between the fenceposts.
  5. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    I think a dose of the vaccine comes with the Northfield. Look in the accessories compartment.

    Congratulations on the 25 years of sobriety—that's a huge deal.
  6. Thread: Ebow

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    Re: Ebow

    It sounds like a theremin.
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    Thanks for the photo! Great way to compare.

    My Dogals are 3s. They say they are .78mm, but they feel so much more flexible than the .73mm Ultex with the rhino. Different material, different shape,...
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    That's exactly what I was looking at doing—trying a package of both the medium and heavy. €15 is ridiculous for shipping €7 of product, but the exchange rate is better right now than I have ever...
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    That's amazing. I haven't gotten much of anything from inside the States in two days! The shipping wasn't exorbitant?
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    Fabulous video, interesting discussion.

    It doesn't look as though the Galli pick is available in the US?
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    Re: 1st fret playability on your mando?

    I have found this too—the instrument is just pickier about finger placement at the first fret.
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    I live in an area than can get down to single-digit humidity readings in the summer. I have been using a source of humidity in my cases—Humistat bottles in two and a Guard Father, similar to the...
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    The Thing has a lovely sound, very clear. If that's your first composition, I can't wait to hear your fifth or tenth!
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    Re: Strings By Mail

    What Rick Jones says.

    They have tons of strings for common and rare instruments, a good assortment of picks, sheet music, and various accessories. They ship quickly and they are nice. Good sales,...
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    It's gorgeous! How does it sound?
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    Re: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Hi, Sherry.

    This is a place where your teacher's violin sensibility is showing. To develop any proficiency on violin, learning positions and attaining smooth and reliable shifts are crucial. A...
  17. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    This social group might have some information.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, I hope you have a lot of good days left. Enjoy them to the fullest.
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    Re: Orville Gibson in sartorial splendor

    Nothing like combining plaids with stripes! Keep it classy, Orville.
  20. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Hi, elbent. You are asking interesting questions.

    With age, younger people are in the years when establishing a career and a family necessarily take precedence, and time and money for hobbies like...
  21. Re: Reading mandolin music score by NOT using TABS

    True, this book is notation only. No matter what genre one is interested in, this book is full of scales and exercises that are well worth your time.
  22. Re: Eastman MD314 F-Style Oval Hole Mandolin Discontinued?

    Eastman's website doesn't show them.
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    I needed to ship one a couple of weeks ago, and was horrified at the price---$90 to $100, with less insurance than you need. I ended up doing it through a business that packs and ships art and...
  24. Re: Time Sensitive: Your opinions needed ASAP

    That idea is as bad as it sounds, if not worse.

    Imagine trying to get an unprotected mandolin from the car into the airport while managing other baggage, through security, in and out of the...
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    Re: Clown Barf picks available

    Since I needed some strings, I ordered through Banjo Ben's and added some of the tear-drop ones, a couple different thicknesses. In times such as these, how can you say no to clown barf?
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