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  1. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    I've used toneguards on all my mandolins, Kentucky, Flatiron, Weber, Gibson (1927 varnish, 2001 laquer, & 2012 varnish), and Northfield. I've never had a finish issue and certainly no indents in the...
  2. Re: What's the diff between Northfield NF5S and F5 models?

    I was just at the Northfield workshop where Derek said that they do not use torrefied tops in their mandolins.
  3. Re: High end Northfields versus other $8-12k mandos

    After acquiring my Artist 5 bar, I am a huge fan of what the folks at Northfield are doing. So much so that I've sold one of my high end F5's and getting a 4th generation F5 and will have $ left...
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    Re: Northfield Marshall Mandolin Summit

    A great event! I will definitely be returning. I can second just about everything that has been said. Great people, great instruction, a jam for everyone! I love that it is a smaller event (38...
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    Re: Tuner replacements

    I tried looking up the specs but didn't see them on Saga's website. If the tuners are the same ones (and I think they are) they use to use on the KM-Dawg back in the day, I replaced those with a set...
  6. Thread: Disappointment

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    Re: Disappointment

    Amen Brother!
  7. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    If they get wet (rain, snow), they start to do what nature does and break down. That breakdown causes significant enough heat to spontaneously combust. I've seen whole fields burn because one round...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Fern at Gryphon

    CW, Your assesment is right in line with what I experience between my own Ellis and Northfield. My Ellis is a "Tradition" with a torrified top. The Traditions are modeled after David Grisman's Loar...
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    Re: I Don't Know (But I Like It)

    These guys are great!
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    Mike Marshall, one of the best teachers I know, is a big advocate of resting the fleshy part of the palm (just below the thumb) on the strings behind the bridge and also just on the top edge of the...
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    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    That '87 on reverb looks like it is in great shape for a 32-year-old mandolin!
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    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    Not sure what year you are talking about, but I had a '91 F5 Artist signed by Bruce Weber and wish I had never sold it. I was the second owner, played if for 10+ years. The guy that purchased it...
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    Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    I use both String Swing and Hercules brands. I like both. One thing I do with the String Swings I use is make sure the "spread" or "squeeze" of the fork set properly for the instrument hanging in...
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    Maybe he's spent too much time in the woodshed?
  15. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    I had a high-end mandolin a couple years ago that I hoped would open up. After a year of playing, I was not happy with it so I figured I'd give the tone-rite a try. I bought a used one here on the...
  16. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Agree 100%. I think having the ability to play music using all three methods (standard notation, tab, by ear) opens up more opportunities to enjoy playing in whatever situation I find myself --...
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    Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    All the technical talk about impedance matching and ohms is great, but as I am not an electrical engineer, I like this quote from the Grace Designs Felix preamp user manual:

    Both Ch1 and Ch2 line...
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    As a resident of the sunshine state, I take offense at those of you who want to cut off Florida! (Just kidding).
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5 reviews?

    I am headed to the Marshal Mandolin Summit in August and plan on ordering a custom 4.0. I am told they will have a couple 4.0's there to try out. I've had a F5V1E for several months now and can't...
  20. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Absolutely beautiful!!
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Weber made/makes? a model called the "River" (F-14) that came in a wild red-burst or a translucent blue. Both are beautiful. I owned a blue River for a little more than a year. The blue with the...
  22. Thanks for publishing this! What a great read...

    Thanks for publishing this! What a great read (so far) and a great tribute to one of my early mandolin heros!

    Thanks,
    Todd
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    Re: Rawhide pick stroke advice sought

    It feels nature to me to, as you say, "appy standard pick stroke theory" -- keep the right hand in constant motion. That said, I don't know how Mr. Monroe did it.
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    Re: 4-string emando, what’s the best out there?

    I owned a ‘64 mandocaster that had great tone. I ran it through my ‘63 Gretch twin. That was a killer 60’s vibe. BUT, I always found the neck to feel ‘tight’ (best descriptive word I could think...
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    MAS is MAS and sometimes we have to learn the hardway, but I think you will be happy with a Harvey! I love my 2012 MM and won't part with it.
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