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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Mandobar... are NBs D'Addario Nickle Bronze strings? Thanks!
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    Re: Old Marty Stuart pics

    Badass then... Badass now! A brilliant musician with a whole lot of humanity...
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Playing for a speedy recovery for one of the "good-guys" in the online retail world.

    Here's looking at YOU Dennis... feel better soon!
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    Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I had a great talk with mandolin maestro Andy Statman last week and I suggested that he might think about offering online mandolin lessons during these challenging times.

    His first response was...
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    Re: George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    What an insightful and touching tribute from "The Godfather" of American vintage stringed instruments. He certainly leaves no doubt that this must be a very special guitar. Good on ya George... have...
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    Re: Mike Marshall’s tone recipe

    "Play it and it will come..."
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    Re: The Grisman Groove

    David has always been my favorite rhythm player... not just his masterful technique, but his uncanny ability to always be in the pocket no matter what setting he's playing in. Many is the time I've...
  8. Re: Coming back to Mandolin and have a few questions.

    as Rob Roy says... the Eastman and Kentucky lines are your best choices in that price range. the Kentucky KM1000 can be very impressive but the entry level Eastman F styles are good too. gotta find...
  9. Re: Coming back to Mandolin and have a few questions.

    if you're talking oval-hole mandolins as opposed to f-hole mandolins you can't do much better than the current Eastman 504 or 604 models. check out The Mandolin Store as they usually have them in...
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    Kudos to Derek at Northfield Mandolins

    As an ex-business owner I sometimes miss the days of being able to truly serve my clients. I valued my relationships with these people even more than the money that they spent and because of this I...
  11. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    I just received my Miller pick today... what would be the equivalent to a BC TAD50.

    Firstly, Matt's service and communications were GREAT... that is a big plus in my book. I had never ordered...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I'm with Drew here... if you don't listen to a broad variety of music you'll never really "get" the idea of musicality. For me listening to music critically and fully-immersed is everything...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Fascinating... a July 9th Fern Loar! And no Virzi to boot! Now there's a Loar I haven't played that I would sure love to! And yes, some other pix would be much appreciated!
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    Shutt mandolins... pfffft! Who gives a Schutt?
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    I'd choose the Kimble... for me the Duff is a little too "woofy" whereas the Kimble has that nice balance between warm and clear without being too bright or too hollow sounding. As Lynn "The Dude"...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Ha! You got me! The first Loar F5 I ever had in my hands was up at Harry's (and Jeanie and Joanie's!) apartment in NYC. What a character...
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    Kimble and Duff greatly admire each other's work and are Mando Brothers from afar... and they do festival duties together quite a bit. I have played Duffs and Kimbles and they are all superb......
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    ferry nice... ferry tisireable...
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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    A pick to a mandolinist is what a bow is to a violinist. No more, no less. Blue Chip picks are at the top end of commercially made pick prices and they cost around $40.00 with shipping. The best of...
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    Re: Is this really worth $70k?

    buy 'em, play 'em, enjoy 'em, don't live life in fear...
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    Re: Kentucky Dawg Oval hole?

    this is the first Kentucky Dawg oval i've seen...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    yep...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    OK time for me to put my money where my mouth is... this is how I feel about Will Kimble's instruments...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I wouldn't mess with a Givens. No truss rod = future potential neck problems. Also this... even Givens A6 is not in the same class as a Kimble, Ellis, Northfield A5 Special etc...

    Givens is/was an...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Kimble 2 point all the way! There's a reason they're raving about his mandolins at The Music Emporium... check out the 2 point that's there now...
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