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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    .....what Dale said.... plus Anderson Insurance Group....who will insure in Canada for reasonable fees compared to Heritage and unlike Clarion who declined
  2. Re: John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Deep End Sessions

    Soliver, Patrick Sauber (https://campbluegrass.com/patrick-sauber/) has been playing guitar for John for several years now. I've also seen him playing banjo for Laurie Lewis. He's a wonderful...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Bluegrass Boy, We had several phone conversations and I asked for a dark Loarish finish, the more classic fretboard & a red spruce top voiced for bluegrass playing rather than the light attack for...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Yes BB it is a varnish finish with a french polish top coat i believe. Michael stopped using laquer in 1999. The tuners are Waverly. Enjoy the beast! Glad it's gone to a good home.
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    from the Heiden social group photo archive178162
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Bluegrass Boy Let me know what you think. That one was originally mine. & i loved it.
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    Curt Mangan
  8. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Right you are Dan, You could talk to both Pava & Tom. My Ellis (neck carve by Pava) resulted from a personal visit to Tom's place...and many of the elements were discussed in conversation in...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    If you've got your selection narrowed down, Austin is a fine choice too. Visits to Tom Ellis and Collings are well worthwhile....& an entirely different experience than trying mandolins out in...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    That's a steal for a mandolin by a brilliant maker
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    ......but how do they compare with the Schmergl D ??
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    "how would the Ellis compare to other $6k mandolins".....I can't answer in comparison with Northfield. But my Ellis A compares favourably with a Heiden A ($9k ?), an Altman F ($10k approx) and ...
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    B381..... That would also depend on where you're shipping it to.... Hard to average across all of North America. Add up the 3 dimensions of the box, weigh it & then call the post office or courier...
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    Re: Heard of a G.T.R. mandolin?

    GTR rang a bell for me. Here's an old forum thread G(Gruhn) T (Taylor) R (Randy Wood): https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-16078.html
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    Re: Montana Oldtime Fiddle Camp

    My son & I went many years ago, the first year Bobby Hicks was teaching fiddle & John Reischman was teaching mandolin. It's a great camp run by great folks. Looks like it's full & that's no surprise.
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    Re: Weldon Lister Tailpiece on Collings

    Dale, I never liked the Collings tailpiece, as the edge always dug in where I rested my hand, but the engraved version is the most perfect art deco piece I've ever seen; where the design of the...
  17. Re: Pricing increases to Collings and Waterloo Instruments

    jd, I'm guessing that at the moment it's also a case of manpower. The entire Collings operation isn't huge & if they're short on staff, especially in the case department which was small to begin...
  18. Re: Pricing increases to Collings and Waterloo Instruments

    Bill did go way out there in spending to time & expense to come up with those cases. Collings has the building, the forms & hardware; all the heavy lifting is done. Perhaps sometime, they'll put out...
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    Hard to beat Joe K Walsh on his LaPlant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKGn3JxASjA
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    Re: Del McCoury Band w/ Thile

    In my opinion, it's not about judging who's the top dog, but rather about a great high-energy musical performance by a group of master musicians. Bonus is that there are two mandolins. I would have...
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    Re: Case question

    John, I'd be inclined to use the Superior. The arched top is definitely stronger than a flat top rectangular case. The shaped case is also a smaller target for getting stepped on. If you're...
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    Re: Pliable fretting strings

    I've tried both GHS silk & steel and silk & bronze (the ones Doyle Lawson uses) both sets are easier on the fingers than my usual EJ-74.
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    Re: Del McCoury Band w/ Thile

    Smokin' !
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    Re: Shoulder Strap - Calton Case

    I didn't care for the strap that came with Caltons either. I use a narrow leather horseman's martingale strap....I find it stays on the shoulder easily without slipping off....especially when...
  25. Re: Transcriptions of Mandolin Performances

    David Peters, "Masters of the Mandolin"
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