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  1. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    For anyone that says an F5 mando doesn’t belong in old time, point them to Caleb Klauder and the Fog Horn Stringband or Mike Compton’s playing with John Hartford.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Well that’s a looker Don!
  3. Re: Gibson Army Navy (Reissue) AN Custom (mid-90s)

    Those were a limited run. Not sure of the total number but it’s fairly low. Nice score!
  4. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    Yeah.....flat! :mandosmiley:
  5. Thread: Bowlback 101

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    Re: Bowlback 101

    Thanks August! That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for.
  6. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A, #2356 -- Looking for info

    Very nice! Always wanted to play one of these.
  7. Thread: 1918 f4

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    Re: 1918 f4

    That is stunning!
  8. Thread: Bowlback 101

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    Bowlback 101

    You know all those threads asking for advice on buying a mandolin? Well here’s mine. I know absolutely nothing about bowlbacks. Would like to spend $500-1,000. Maybe more if I really like it. Are...
  9. Never mind, sounds good in the car. Must be...

    Never mind, sounds good in the car. Must be something with my Bose computer speakers...
  10. Huge fan of Aaron and like the recording at first...

    Huge fan of Aaron and like the recording at first listen. But.....does anyone else feel the bass is way too prominent in the mix?
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    So wanted to go this year but will be in Italy for a wedding. :crying:
  12. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    There are some Gilchrists floating around out there with wide necks. He takes orders through Carters in the winter and delivers next fall-ish. Nuggets are great but not sure about wide necks. I’ve...
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    Re: Collings MT2 en Route! ;-)

    You don’t need to wait 24 hours to open a mandolin in the middle of the summer. As for the mandolin, those Collings fully torrified instruments are stunning. I have a torrified top on my Collings...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Finally some sound clips coming out. First a nice review from Peghead nation and then a clip from Waterloo themselves:
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Got to play a couple of the VX models at Summergrass. They are serious mandolins! Unique design, groundbreaking innovations, beautiful fit and finish.....and killer tone. Definitely worth your...
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    Re: Always surprised how people send stuff

    You should see the way I've received some instruments. One was a tenor banjo in a box. Nothing else. No case, no packing, just banjo in a box. How it arrived in one piece I'll never know.....
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    Re: Jamie Wiens Mandolins

    I had #26 for a few months. Sold it soon after getting it. Beautiful mandolin and great fit and finish. My two issues with it....the tone just wasn't there. Way too thin sounding for me. And the...
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    Re: Jamie Wiens Mandolins

    There's been a lot of water under the Wiens bridge. A search of the forum would get your started. Former owner here.
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Because I like them. Their feel, tone, aesthetics. Good mandolins are expensive because they’re worth it!
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    Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    Always interesting to see what BS I was slinging 8 years ago.....:))
  21. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    I'll be wondering around for a little while tomorrow afternoon/evening. Hope to run into some fellow cafe members! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Sounds fun! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    I wipe them with a cloth on occasion. Might use a damp cloth if needed. No polishing here.
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    Re: Kentucky Waltz

    Nicely played!!
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    Re: Bill davis artist mandolin

    I'll echo everything Scott said. Bill was here and gone fairly quickly. But his build quality was top notch. Collings level fit and finish. One thing I didn't like and why I sold mine was he...
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