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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Toilet paper and mandolins aren't interchangeable. Don't ask me how I know that.
  2. Re: First instrument(s) suggestions - mostly Irish/celtic/folk

    I think the ones you mentioned are all good potential first mandolins - I'd also add Eastman to that list. If you're able to play any in person that would help as far as figuring out if the neck...
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    I purchased it!

    Anyone want to buy a lefty D28, LSL bad bone, or Fender Princeton special edition?! :-D
  4. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    I do. I started that thread on Sep-21-2016 at 10:13am.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/126826-199-00-solid-F-style-mandolin

    By the way, mine ended up being gifted to my son-in-law....
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    There's a lot flying under the radar that's selling so fast it's dizzying, or doesn't even appear anywhere. Music Emporium sold $22K worth in two Ellis Mandolins in a couple of hours yesterday that...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Just got home with the F2. Lotta driving.
    Yeah, there were angels and rainbows. It looks and sounds amazing. Amazing. I knew in about 3 seconds.
    The pictures don't do it justice. I'll post pictures...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Yes, Sue bought my F-2. The price reflected what I paid for it, and the numerous repairs I made, mainly the refret. "Luthier' can indeed mean many things these days, which is why I listed a link to...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    The [MM] monogram and Apollo [lyre] logo are both lightly etched into the pick. Definitely tactile, but the overall pick is polished, though not slippery in my fingers, at least.

    My very...
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    Re: Shop questions

    It takes a certain personality to enjoy upright basses & working on / building them.

    For me....upright bass payers are typically 10 times easier to work with than mandolin players, they always...
  10. Thread: My MAS is cured.

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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I bought the last mandolin I would ever buy about four mandolins ago.
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    Soooo, I just tried out a 4mm hex wrench with a ball end on the truss rod and guess what: It worked perfectly! After a little poking and wiggling it connected and I was able to adjust the truss rod...
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    Re: Pick for Classical Music

    Wayne: I saw your post on FB for this topic. I will repeat here: even narrowed down to classical players you will find a wide range of opinions. If you want t narrow down at all pick a school of...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I am like MandoMan. I have had some incredible mandolins. But, life happens, and after 30 surgeries I found my doctors wanted to get paid more than I wanted to have a mandolin. Ok, that’s not...
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    Re: Shop questions

    Second the motion - motion. Wheels under everything. Allows compacting the space when things are not in use, ability to handle long lumber when needed, better access for belt changes, etc. My...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    From Nik's post regarding the "black material" used for the MM pick on the Apollo Picks Facebook page Sept 7th:

    Q: Ö so what is this black material that you are using?

    A: Ödown the rabbit...
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    Re: Trigger Finger (s)

    Sorry to hear anyone is dealing with this. Trigger finger is no fun, and even a little more threatening when it happens to a musician...

    My trigger fingers appeared early last year on the onset...
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    Re: The Loar LM400 or LM520

    For $500 there's a selection of better (IMO) makes available. If you're strumming chords, and oval hole might suit you better. I would seriously recommend buying something from one of the sponsors...
  18. Thread: Another newcomer

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    Another newcomer

    Hello. I've been lurking for a while. I'm a US history professor for a living. I've played bass and guitar for over forty years, small time local gigs around DC. How I wound up with a mandolin has a...
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Here is a song to go with the name.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMg3aOfco8E
  20. Article: Mike Marshall Interview - Republish from Hyperlocrian.co

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/793-Mike-Marshall-Interview-Republish-from-Hyperlocrian-com
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Or ... Spend nearly a month in hospital, prepping for, undergoing, and recovering from open heart surgery, during which time energy levels are a wee bit low - interest, too - for practicing. Oh, the...
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    Some of the answer depends upon how well an instrument is cared for, and what kind of environment that it lives in. The age of an instrument should also be taken into account.

    A modern instrument...
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    Sad news, I played mandolin on her first album in 1978
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    So I found the reference from the newspaper I was reading in 1990 (posted below) online just now but I've yet to find the original article from the actual paper from that date, but at least I know...
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    Not that I'm aware of since I was the one that dug it up, so to speak. I intended to go to the public library today and see about getting a copy. It's fairly short but I don't have a copy myself and...
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