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    Re: Over $21K for a NEW Gibson F5 MM

    I can not verify the validity of this statement but have heard it said many times that " A Rolls Royce is purchased for the privilege of having the hood ornament, not for the car".
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    Re: Reading music

    A good observation for a beginner to be aware of. However, the book I mentioned in #16, "ALFRED'S TEACH YOURSELF TO PLAY MANDOLIN", does demonstrate the 7th fret it will not teach a beginner to play...
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    Re: Reading music

    You are correct is saying there is a lot to learn. As I stated in #16 I did not find learning to read music to be very difficult and much less tedious than deciphering tab. I found after reading a...
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    Re: Reading music

    Alfred's Learn to Play Mandolin will simultaneously teach you to read music and learn the fret board as well as muscle memory on your fret hand.
    As per my humble opinion, and surely many here will...
  5. Re: Suggestions for the Solution of Limited Options Problem

    Watch the Cafe Classifieds for a mandolin listed for sale located in the EU. I believe this would make your transaction less complicated. Mandolins do pop up in the classifieds located in most of...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Congratulations and Happy Pick'n !
    Looks like you have the toys to end MAS.
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    An issue often resolved with some string change experimentation.
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    All of the above plus do you use your mandolin as a substitute snare drum for percussion?
  9. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    Sounds extremely weird to me but I'm no scientist. At my age not likely to make any more difference than eating organic would make. Too late in life to fret over it but I am thankful that warnings...
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    Re: Bragg Handmade Mandolins?

    Give us a review on your new to you mandolin.
    Happy pick’n
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    Re: Bragg Handmade Mandolins?

    Good to know! Dallas is about 50 minutes from me. I tried to look him up for an official web site. Not able to find anything except a facebook page of which I will not participate. Do you have other...
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    Re: Vintage 1970ís epiphone mm-70

    Not to mention the resale value being nil and finding someone that would be interested in buying it should you decide to upgrade.
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    Re: Bragg Handmade Mandolins?

    Curious to see what develops in this thread. Some years ago I heard about a builder/Luthier outside of Wheeling WV near the community of Dallas Pike. I needed some luthier work at the time and was...
  14. Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 quaility issues

    I have owned two Kentucky's. A KM-635 (I think) an older F style with a laminate top and my current KM-950 and this has not been my experience. I have no complaints for either and find the 950 to...
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    Can't see why a small instrument like a mandilin would need one. Dave H[/QUOTE]

    I can understand how any one may have difficulty understanding, but try to imagine where even wearing a necklace can...
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    I saw this and it was the inspiration for my desire to try a pad. Unfortunately it is a little narrow and will hot accomadate a 3 inch strap.
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    Thanks
    Though it is 3 inches wide (not padded) I still find it sometimes uncomfortable. I have a lot of arthritis in my neck and shoulders presumably from way too many hours on a tennis court over a...
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    Leather shoulder Strap Pad

    Is anyone aware of a padded leather shoulder strap pad that will fit a 3" wide strap? If not, perhaps a custom strap maker that does custom work.
    I really like my leather straps, but a nice padded...
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    Re: My band is playing on TV tonight!

    Eager to hear this. Hope I can stream on my computer.
    Time?
  20. Re: New to mandolin. Looking for recommendations

    Used Eastman 305 in these classifieds for $375.00. May be what you aer looking for.
    I have owned both a 305 and a 304. Excellent mandolins in their price range.
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I, too, have a hard time remembering tunes. I have used all the methods I have previously read about in this forum and they have helped, but I still find it more difficult than I think it should be....
  22. Re: Romeo in love (my last mando experiment)

    Cool!
  23. Re: Three Early Kentucky Mandolins Made In Japan

    I can't answer your question, but I can tell you that I am impressed with your collection of mandolins! Good luck with your research and I am certain someone here will help you.
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Congrats on your new mandolin. Looks like a beaut. If you are like me you will find it difficult to put it down for months to come. What a great way to spend a socially isolated from civilization,...
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    Re: Fret Size

    dhergert
    Do you find that larger frets require more precise fingering with a smaller margin for error for optimal tone? I'm talking a small difference so it is difficult for me to know if this is...
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