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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    Great study! Im a torrefied MT lover myself. There’s just something wonderfully crispy about the tone, eh?

    Also... I had a 2016 MT prior to my current, and it was a wonderful instrument. Although...
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    Re: Mandolin Close Ups

    Hi, Everyone:

    Thanks for your encouragement and wisdom. I was turned some relief into the neck last night, further than I had been turning it to date, and it helped a bunch. It didn't solve it...
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    Mandolin Close Ups

    Buzzing everywhere.... Truss rod is just about full on straight, with slight relief. Iím thinking itís saddle string slots or nut slots, although a local luthier said itís the hump where the neck and...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Hey, Everyone:

    Thanks so much for all of your attention to my mandolin buzzing woes. :-)

    I finally took it to a local luthier today to see what he thought and he said the following:

    1. Hump...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Hi, everyone:

    I realized today it’s the first fret wire! I tried to look through from one side to the other between my strings and fretboard and couldn’t see past the first fret wire, then it all...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Hi, Everyone:

    Seems it’s including the E strings today, now when fretting just about anywhere, more predominantly in the A strings. The G and D strings sound great,

    I ran across this tonight...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    True enough!

    With respect to Stiver and Bluett, I’ve found that Warner, Bob Kane (Hershey), and Jeff Hoestetter (Red Lion) are gems as well. Thanks to your suggestion, I contacted Jeff to see...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    It’s true! No excuses I guess.
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Yeah, I’m getting the humidifiers going too. Thankfully, my basement is at about 50% seven or eight months a year, so I can work with that, but I rank the humidifier in a smallish room otherwise.
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Thanks so much for the information. I mean, I tightened it until it would easily turn any more then stopped. The strings feel stiffer for sure, and the buzz is just about gone, although I hear it...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Is one purpose of relief to help address buzzing?
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Hey, Everyone...

    Thanks again for the tips. It got worse, so I ended up tightening the truss rid the whole way a d raised the action a little bit, which just about solved it. I’d say 99%.
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    Re: Will Kimble mandolins are....

    I played a Kimble back in the mid 00s at IMBA and it was absolutely awesome. It still sticks out in my mind as one of thee best mandolins I've ever played.
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    Re: Heiden vs Northfield GOM

    Great points. I agree that I want them all. :-)

    For me, it’s also worth noting Collings has some mystique to it, which I think is due to when the company hit the market and who plays them....
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    Re: Heiden vs Northfield GOM

    Interesting.... I was able to play two Pavas recently, also next to two Northfields, and I liked those Northfields more. I don't have anything bad to say about Pavas. The strings on them seemed a bit...
  16. Thread: Straps

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    Straps

    Hi, Everyone:

    So... I'm looking for a new mandolin strap. I currently have a well-used, somewhat tattered leather Weber strap. It's been functional, but is not very comfortable. I'd like a wider,...
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    Re: St. Anneís Reel

    Thanks, Simon!

    I posted it over there. That's an amazing thread. Thank you so much for leading me there, as I hadn't checked it out yet. :-)

    Yes, I like trying to play fast, but what I really...
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    Re: Heiden vs Northfield GOM

    Thanks for sharing, Tony. I’ve found time spent in a high-end mandolin room can be revealing. There’s usually seems to be at least one winner in the room, and there seem to be surprising let downs as...
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    St. Anneís Reel

    Hey, Everyone!

    Just a slow little (hopefully) purty run of St. Anneís Reel on my MT. I wasnít pulling sweet tone or the highs like this when I first got it. Itís singing like a bird after a few...
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    Box Canyon Tune

    I'll be recording with these guys next March and can't be more excited. Box Canyon is a sweet country-ish band out of... Poland!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9lyWWsFuNM&feature=em-comments
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Thanks, Everyone:

    I'll try your suggestions, including taking it to someone who does this kind of stuff for a living. There are a few aces around central and southeastern PA. I'll say... I put on...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Hi, Everyone:

    I know the topic of this thread gets recycled every so often, but I really enjoy it each and every time. It's a fun topic. :-)

    I'll chime in to offer a qualitative perspective...
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    A-String Buzz

    Hi, Everyone:

    I'm noticing some A string rattle/buzz when I'm fretting it as low as the third fret, but it is more pronounced once I get into the 4th and 5th frets, and the rattle remains as I...
  24. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    I hear you, Br1ck.... It's always a big deal for me to spend money on a mandolin, which why I'm often in the used A style realm, happily so. So, when I get something new or lightly used I'm a bit...
  25. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    Dang... Iím feeling judgy and cynical. I love the idea of Gibson, and they still make excellent mandolins, but to not sell new F5s in Nashville is simple ignorance. Itís a marketing blunder and brand...
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