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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I like it. It plays well and is very light. I'm a fan of woody banjos so the lack of a metal tone ring was no big deal to me. I think it's very similar to the early Enoch Tradesman banjos I tried out...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I bought one of those Ute banjos direct from the Ogsburys during isolation. So I'm doing my part to keep the economy going.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://youtu.be/LTRbBjk8HrY
    This is a quarantine video. Desperate times call for desperate measures. It will either entertain you during self isolation or keep you at least 6 feet away from me....
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    Re: Attention Silverangel owners

    Ken gives me a hard time about not using 75s every time he sees my mandolins. My SA F5 has a tall bridge with a steep break angle at the bridge so it already feels "tight" to me. I should probably...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Yes, thank you both. I know of no other community website that seems to run well. That it seems to is a testament to how well Mr. T. and crew do their jobs behind the scenes. And, yes, please...
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Another nickel fan for oval holes here. I haven't experimented a lot but have always come back to J74s on f hole mandolins.
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    Re: 2020 Silverangel Max

    Gorgeous! Hope you are doing well, Ken.
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    Re: Breedlove american FO thoughts

    Breedlove's US production was all over the place over the 20 plus years they made them. They changed models and features frequently. With that said, $1K for a US made Breedlove isn't high at all...
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    I have multiple open back banjos with which to make fiddle tune clawhammer noises. I am not even sorry about it. I tell myself it is ok as long as I don't up-pick. If God wanted us to play 3 finger...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I have an older Silverangel F5 that Ken named "Ivanna" (in marker or felt pen under the center of the top) when he was building it. My wife, however, calls it "Ole Bessie". I don't use names for...
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    Re: 2019 Satin Silverangel A

    The mandolin looks great. I’m a sucker for that stain on the top. Looks just like the one you built for me. So sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling well, though. Hope you are on the mend now.
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I switch between a TD35 and TD40 on acoustic guitar depending on my mood and feel at the time. I also use the 40 sometimes on oval hole mandolins. I don't notice any compromise in stiffness...
  13. Re: Question about 'hybrid' mandolins in old time

    My bad, I thought it was going to be one of those “only this type of mandolin is acceptable” deals. My apologies.

    I’m usually Clifftop all week but stay over the hill in the overflow field. Come...
  14. Re: Question about 'hybrid' mandolins in old time

    I play a mostly old time mandolin and have taught old time mandolin at a music camp (Allegheny Echoes, Marlinton WV, every year in June [shameless plug]) the last 5 summers. I have seen many types...
  15. Re: Where can I find a tutorial for new camptown races?

    The tab is in the classic Bluegrass Mandolin book by Jack Tottle, no video though.
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    I work for a state taxing agency, so I will be careful about what I say and how I say it here. I AM NOT speaking as a representative of my employer here. Always check with your state or local...
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    Re: Eastman Comfort Comfort

    I don't know much about the new Eastman feature but I, too, have contoured several bridge tops.
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    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    A fiddling friend has has an essential tremor that alcohol helps. He doesn't do alcohol treatment out of fear of becoming reliant on alcohol. I don't know his personal or family history and am not...
  19. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    I use electronic tuners and my ears. At home alone, I rarely use a tuner at all. I have the time to better develop my ears in that situation. With most electronic tuners I've had, I end up messing...
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    Re: My Pa’s Washburn Lyon and Healy mandolin

    Thank you for sharing that beauty with us, Gillypop. That is a beautiful instrument.
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    Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    I'm looking forward to both, but the Burns one in September will most likely be the bigger production by far. I think the KET one, about bluegrass specifically, was timed to be released near the...
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    This may help: https://beebom.com/garageband-alternatives-android/

    My first instinct was to plug using GarageBand. It doesn't sound great at all but is cool for getting ideas together and sharing...
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    Re: Duffeyisms

    I agree about both the volume and stiffness issues. I hadn't noticed the overtone issue but do think my mandolin with the steeper neck angle has a "raw" characteristic to its tone. Maybe we are...
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    Re: Need Help Identifying This Mandolin

    Cool find! I hope you enjoy it.
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    Take Those Lips Away - Doc Roberts

    Here is a Doc Roberts tune I'm still working on. I'm playing my 2017 Silverangel A5 style mandolin with a one pc back and redwood top. It's really coming into its own lately.
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