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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    May the days ahead be peaceful ones.
  2. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Can't speak to the "women more busier with child rearing responsibilities" thing as I don't have kids, but when I put down the mandolin for a couple of years it was due to 1) starting a small...
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    Re: What is MAS?

    Here 'tis:
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My list and my story:

    1) Briefly had a Jimmy Moon AE flat top mandolin back in Ireland, but sold it a few months later as I was moving to the States.

    2) A couple of months after my arrival in...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    I started playing mandolin in Jan 2009, but I'd already been playing the tenor banjo since 2007 and guitar since I was a kid. I play/practice for 2 hours a day, usually switching off with tenor banjo...
  6. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Anecdotal and also specific to playing irish trad music on the mandolin, but I've attended two of Marla Fibish's Winter Intensive workshops and the attendees were a pretty even split between male and...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Congratulations on that one - more beautiful work from Max & Lauri!
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Not everyone uses thick picks - I use a Blue Chip Kenny Smith 35, which is about .89mm thick and quite small. I've also used larger Blue Chip TPR35 picks but always go back to the smaller Kenny Smith...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    Lovely stuff David!
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    Re: New Member Old Questions

    I'm a fan of Eastman mandolins as regards bang for your buck, but I wouldn't describe them as having a chunky neck, so that may rule them out of the running for you.
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    Re: Irish Metronome

    You say that you have a "nice solid rhythm" when playing jigs but that they're "flat" - I'm not sure that a metronome, no matter what it's capabilities are, will address that. Feel and lift doesn't...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I only have one mandolin, my Girouard, and it's not going anywhere -it's all I want and need in a mandolin. Plus the inlay on the peghead is of my Beagle Janey Mack!
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    Re: Shipping: how much???

    Glad to hear something worked out! I sold a mandolin case a couple of years ago and it ended up costing me the same amount I'd sold it for to ship it via USPS to the buyer so I made zero profit - oh...
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    Re: Flat top Arch back mandolin

    Embedded it here:
  15. Re: Could this be real? Martin guitars $90. NO financial interest

    Aye, it's a real great way to lose your $90!!
  16. Marla Fibish on Peghead Nation's Facebook page

    Just a heads up to anyone who might've missed it - Marla Fibish was live on Peghead Nation's Facebook page yesterday (the recording of it can be watched if ye missed it) and while there was some...
  17. Great to read about how folks in the community...

    Great to read about how folks in the community are getting on in these challenging times. Wishing all the best to everyone, and extra best wishes to Dennis for his upcoming transplant.
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    Re: Looking For A Decent A Style w/Oval

    Re: that Eastman 304 I linked to in my earlier post - I notice you mentioned preferring a wider nut width - if that's the case the Eastman mightn't be one to have in the running as they're not known...
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    Re: Looking For A Decent A Style w/Oval

    Another one to consider would be the Eastman 304 - The Mandolin Store lists one for $510, and coming from them you would know that it would be well set up:
  20. Re: Ye Vagabonds live in Whelans during lockdown

    Just saw a post on Facebook that Other Voices (who put on the gig as part of their "Courage" series of lockdown performances) were only leaving the video of the live feed up until 10pm last night.
  21. Re: Ye Vagabonds live in Whelans during lockdown

    Watched it live yesterday, great stuff altogether - then had to go back and listen to their last album again last night. Here's another great watch:
  22. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    I switch back and forth between the mandolin and tenor banjo every other day, works fine for me. The guitar gets played a couple of times a week.
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    Re: Irish Tenor Banjo Recordings

    Angela Usher - I took lessons from her last year for about 6 months via Skype, really lovely player and writes great tunes as well.

    Shane Mulchrone -...
  24. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    I've made decent progress with my recovery, but then of course the virus restrictions came into play, so we've been "sheltering in place" here in San Francisco for over a month now. Planning to get...
  25. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    What an absolutely LOVELY tune! I could hear that as part of a sound track to a short documentary film of some sort, great stuff!
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