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    Re: Help ID a song on Shawn Brock vid

    Someone may have already told you— the opening song was Tennessee Waltz. Sorry I neglected to read the whole thread. I sure love Shawn’s playing!
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    Re: Eastman MD315/MD515 vs Kentucky KM750

    I have had several of both. Each has strengths. My short answer would be Kentucky’s are traditional bluegrass in tone, while the Eastman’s are more modern. This is an over generalization, but true...
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    Re: NMD - Another Strad-O-Lin

    Have a great time playing this one, Eric. Thanks for all the information. I have on old student model Strad-o-Lin that I still enjoy. 90 years adds a lot to the tone!
  4. Re: Blue Chip CT 55 versus Dunlop Prime Tone 1.4

    I have tried several shapes of BC’s, V-Picks, Primetones, Red Bear, Tortoise shell, Golden Gate Clown Barf, Dawg, and many others. Blue Chips are excellent and worth the money. As JeffD said above,...
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    Re: GHS Silk & Steel Tension

    Sblock— great answer and I thank you.
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    Re: GHS Silk & Steel Tension

    I am not nearly as scientific about the technicalities of this discussion. My thought is, in the form of a question: wouldn’t the comparative tension and weight be dependent on the actual diameter...
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin T-Shirts!

    I should buy one of the shirts. I have a well loved 1930’s Strad-O-Lin.
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    Re: Jack Tottle's book

    I bought the book just two years ago. Thanks for reminder that is a valuable learning tool.
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank, Just love your great version of T. Chapman's bluesy song. You have the feel, brother! Keep 'em coming.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Couldn't detect the hand injury-- but you know how you played prior. Sounds great! Sorry about the accident and here's wishing you continued healing. Your playing will surely help, Old Growth. That...
  11. Thread: Pick Talk

    by lflngpicker
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    Re: Pick Talk

    Correction: My new Blue Chip is actually a TAD60 3R (1.5) which does match up to the size and shape of the V-Pick Saga. I have been playing with it constantly and it feels and sounds great. Glides...
  12. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Bill Monroe’s “Best of” compilation, Mandolin Orange - Tides of a Teardrop (AKA Watchhouse) and the Bluegrass Album Band with JD Crow, Skaggs and Rice.
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    Re: Favorite Mandolins You’ve Owned

    My ‘01 Flatiron Festival that I sold a few years ago. Great Gibson Nashville made F5G— similar to my newest Gibson F5G. I have had a number of others I really liked— including a Collings MT Gloss...
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    Re: Upgraded to Ratliff Country Boy

    Audey is a great mandolin builder and a wonderful person. I love my F5 Ratliff Country Boy! Super tone and great fit and finish for a satin type.
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  15. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    Love the Black Wegen M150! I did just receive my new Blue Chip TPR60 (1.5) with only the simple round bevel. It is the luxury version of the Golden Gate Large triangle X-Stiff. It is a Large...
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    Re: Tone Maturation - Hamlett Two-Point

    Kevin, I really loved your melody, and your cross-picking, too! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Northfield vs. Gibson F5G

    Mike there is no question you made a great choice! I think they each have their own sound and feel. Your Northfield is fitting with your gigs and style so how could you not choose on of those great...
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    Re: Northfield vs. Gibson F5G

    Dan, Sounds like a good plan, In the meantime, that Kentucky KM 250 is a well built and good sounding mandolin.
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    Getting the chance to see Watchhouse (former Mandolin Orange), I was in the front row, up close, and saw Andrew Marlin’s Gibson Lloyd Loar F5. I have limited exposure, but that was the greatest...
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    Re: Northfield vs. Gibson F5G

    Hi Dan in NH: That Eastman is a great mandolin. So well built and wonderful tone. The 815 varnished in particular. Dan in CA
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    Re: Northfield vs. Gibson F5G

    I like the traditional 1-1/16” nut, V shaped neck and RS top. I have many mandolins that I have owned to compare with, and I consider it the mandolin for me. It is high quality and signed by David...
  22. Thread: Pick Talk

    by lflngpicker
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    Re: Pick Talk

    I have a Blue Chip TAD-3R with a simple round bevel (no speed bevel) on order. This one is the size of the CT 55, but it has rounded corners and is 1.5 thick rather than the CT’s 1.4.
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    Re: Pick Talk

    I have used a large variety of picks. Most notably, Blue Chip CT 55 and V-Pick Saga. This last year I have played Wegen M150’s, which are somewhat round, as I’m sure you know. I like the tone they...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    My 46-year-old Guild D55 that I bought new at a tiny store called Guitar Center in LA in '76, still looks quite nice. Oh, it has little dents and bruises, and pick wear behind the pickguard. The...
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    This particular Musician's Friend case works perfectly for my teens Gibson A Oval. https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-hardshell-a-style-mandolin-case

    It is on sale for $49...
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