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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    I also read this thread on a regular basis. My 1983 2MB continues to be the mandolin that is always within reach, travels around the country, and in different areas of the world. It has busked in...
  2. Thread: Soft Picks ?

    by Dan Adams
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    I bought a pick carved from bull horn at the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival here in Denver a few years ago. Although it is relatively thick, it’s soft. Takes the brightness out of the high end. ...
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    Re: Hearing yourself in a loud jam

    The first indicator that a jam is too loud, and probably populated with people unaware of jam etiquette. People can’t hear their own instruments. Then it self perpetuates, people can’t hear and...
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    Re: Glass mandolin syndrome

    Love the video about dragging the guitar, I used to tell people afraid to hit new golf clubs to tie a rope around the grips and drag them behind a cart for 18 holes. Next time you have to hit a...
  5. Re: Budget A-style Octave: Is there such a thing?

    I had the same question about 12 years ago. Ended up with a Johnson MA-550 that was really affordable. Cutaway body, abalone fret marker inlays, rosette, and trim. Short scale so easy to play. ...
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    Re: Campfire travel Mandolin

    My ‘campfire, mandolin is my 81 Flatiron 2MB. It’s great around the campfire, backpacking, been to Europe twice, through the Panama Canal, visited a few islands in the Caribbean, fits in a day pack...
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    Re: Keeping instruments for sentimental reasons

    ďLetís not forget that 1917 Gibson A-Model pumpkin top?Ē
    ĎOh yeah! That oneís cool!! Looks like it just walked off the factory floor in Kalamazoo!í
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    Re: Keeping instruments for sentimental reasons

    ‘I don’t think I have any instruments I’ve kept for years for sentimental reasons; Yes dear..?’
    “What about that old Harmony you bought from Charles Sawtell at the Denver Folklore Center in 73?”...
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    Re: RIP Dean Webb of the Dillards

    Before the Market St. area in Denver went through an social economic surge, I saw the Dillards at the Oxford Hotel 35 years ago. Dean’s playing was effortless. He had the F4 that night and did not...
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    Re: Since when is 1970s "vintage" ?

    I’ve too have began to wonder if the term ‘vintage’ is over used in the marketing of instruments. I have three instruments from the 70’s and one from the 80’s, but none I would consider vintage. ...
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    Re: Grover 309 Missing Screw

    I had a screw break off in the end of my tuning post. I searched everywhere. Instrument repair shops, hardware stores, etc.. A friend suggested a gunsmith. Sure enough he extracted the old screw...
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    Re: Camp/Backseat/Universal Mandolin

    My Flatiron pancake 2MB fills this role. Camping, busking, through the Panama Canal, Europe twice, busking in Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Boulder, and laying around the house.
  13. Thread: lost my cap

    by Dan Adams
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    Re: lost my cap

    I left my first one on the back of a chair in a Thai restaurant in Ithaca, NY.
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    Re: Share your 2018 mandolin challenges.

    Re-energize my interest in playing and learning new tunes. We stopped playing gigs over three years ago, so I stopped practicing and playing on a regular basis. Listened to some old practice tapes...
  15. Re: Saga A style tolex mandolin case $30 closeout

    I received the Eastman soft case about the same time. Same story, I didn’t expect much and I was correct. But.. I have a gig bag to carry any of my instruments for a short time when traveling...
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    Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    My response is in the thread about Saga cases. My old Gibson is the best fit, but the case is just a little too shallow. I didnít want to put pressure on the bridge. I had to modify the accessory...
  17. Re: Saga A style tolex mandolin case $30 closeout

    I’ve just finished my modification of the case. Received the case a few days before Christmas. Let me say I didn’t expect a quality case foe $30.00 and I was correct. I thought it might fit my...
  18. Re: Saga A style tolex mandolin case $30 closeout

    Still no case? Is it a scam? Good thing it was only $30.00. Not much hope on my end. If it appears to be too good to be true.. Call me a sucker. If it changes, Iíll update. Dan
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    We'll.. if the one I get fits the MO described above, I may have found a new bed for my 1917 Gibson A to sleep in in my closet. Either way, it my work! I also purchased one of the Eastman gig bags...
  20. Re: Saga A style tolex mandolin case $30 closeout

    I ordered one off Amazon. It looks like it will fit my Flatiron pancake 2M. We'll see. If not I'm only out $30. Delivery.. sometime in November. Guess if I've gone 35 years without a hard case...
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    Re: The 'Perfect' Mandolin?

    I'm with JeffD here. I have one for gigging, an octave and a regular mandolin for Celtic, an all around mandolin, one for just sitting on the porch, and an old favorite; all perfect for their...
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    Re: Just another newbie

    Still own a Harmony I bought in 1973. It's out and I pick a tune on it periodically.
  23. Re: Mandolin Stores: Berlin, Prague, Nuremberg, Munich

    Just returned from Prague a couple weeks ago. Found one musical instrument store downtown, just off the main pedestrian mall. Guitar Park. Not a large selection. One handmade F-style from a Czech...
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    50,000 Members

    Listening to the Brad Laird interview with Scott reminded me to go and check the membership count and how Scott has built a community of mandolin players through his efforts. Let's not forget to...
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    Re: Scott Tichenor interview

    For those of you that haven't met Scott, he is so committed to the site and the mandolin community. Never hurts to say 'Thanks Scott!.' Thanks to Brad for bringing the interview With Scott to the...
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