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  1. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    I don't see much (any, really) talk of La Bella strings here, but they are what I like. Their "mediums" are slightly lighter than everyone else's, and their silver-plated mediums are lighter still:...
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    Re: Chris Thile Europe solo tour

    I haven't heard Thile's latest solo record, and I've not kept up with Punch Bros for a long time, but I recently got out my copy of Nickel Creek's first record for the first time in a long while. I...
  3. Re: Looking for different mandolin music to learn-obscure/nonstan

    https://youtu.be/_qf5CwtKivc

    ^^^
    I really love Ashley Broderís approach to the mandolin. Definitely not the well-traveled path. This piece is a great example.
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    Re: Hand painted mandolins on the Cafe?

    I do this with acoustic guitars, but the really hard part (understatement) is finding guitars for free (or almost free) to turn into art pieces. Here are a couple that I've done that turned out...
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    Re: Easy playing strings

    I recommend trying a set of La Bella lights. They come in "silver plated" and regular phosphor bronze. I have never tried their silver plated strings, but I play their medium PBs and they feel much...
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    Re: Bourgeois Mandolins!

    I remember hearing there would be a collaboration between Bourgeois and Eastman to make mandolins, but maybe I missed the bigger picture. Did Eastman purchase the Bourgeois guitar company completely?
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    I’d get it and make a fun trip out of it to boot. Talk about having a cool story to go with your mandolin! You’ve regretted letting it go for years and will still want it years from now in all...
  8. Re: This just showed up in my inbox re: Gibson guitars

    I still like Gibson guitars (especially their acoustics) and enjoy looking at them when I go into Guitar Center. Having said that, I bought a new electric guitar earlier this year and didn't even...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen with a mandolin.

    I’m not sure about that. This topic reminds me of an EVH interview I read back in the day in a guitar magazine where EVH said he played cello daily, but had no idea what he was doing technically....
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen with a mandolin.

    If I recall correctly, there was a caption under this series of pics on Instagram stating that these were from the "Women and Children First" recording sessions, and apparently there is a mandolin...
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    Eddie Van Halen with a mandolin.

    Ran across these pics yesterday and thought some EVH fans might enjoy.
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    Re: Austin area teachers

    Ah, I was not aware of that. Thanks.
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    Re: Austin area teachers

    Kym Warner is a great Austin-based player and a working musician. Not sure if he gives lessons but it might be worth a shot asking.
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    In the Judy Garland film 'Meet Me In St. Louis" there is a mandolin in a few scenes. It's been a while (probably over ten years ago) but I remember seeing this very mandolin (allegedly, anyway) for...
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    Re: Rick Turner has passed into Eternity

    I used to enjoy his articles in the guitar magazines back in the day. RIP.
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    Re: Stiff tuners on a newer Collings mandolin

    On one hand I understand this view, but on the other it seems to me that the burden is fully on the builder to make sure all parts are good ones, especially when they are charging the prices these...
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    Re: Stiff tuners on a newer Collings mandolin

    Yes, call Collings. I was quick to speak poorly of Stew Mac's Golden Age tuners, but I should have sang the praises of Collings more at the same time. They were more than helpful in getting my...
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    Re: Stiff tuners on a newer Collings mandolin

    I had the same issue with my MT because Collings installed Stew-Mac Golden Age tuners on it which were/are absolute junk. They gave me another set that were junk as well. Then they gave me some...
  19. Thread: Punch brothers

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    Re: Punch brothers

    I love the one-mic deal (acoustic instruments plugged in never sound good), but after seeing/listening to many of these PB performances, it always strikes me how the guitar almost completely...
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    Re: Jade mandolin with a strangely shaped top

    I followed the Jade story from start to finish here and was sad to see it end. I got to play a couple of them years ago and would’ve been happy to own one. I always think it’s fascinating how...
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    Re: mandolins on television

    I've seen Marty Stuart play his on TV a few times. :))
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    Re: Cheap D'Angelico F-Style mandolin - what?

    That's a cool mandolin: sort of reminds me of the very plain "Fullerton" F-style that came and went very quickly a few years ago. They got great scores from the people lucky enough to have bought...
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    Re: Reverb to start collecting tax IDs

    I buy and sell a lot of big stuff, not just instruments, and it's always local via CL, Nextdoor, etc, mostly because shipping and packing is such a hassle. There has never been a better time for it...
  24. Thread: The cure for MAS

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    Re: The cure for MAS

    I do this every now and then when I think I want a new guitar. I always end up liking my guitar better than anything else I play in the store.
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Mark, thank you! I like it a lot, and like any other idea it just seemed to come out of nowhere one day (Who can tell where an idea or a tune comes from?). I don't have any sheet music for it...
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