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  1. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    And I have a strong suspicion of which East Coast dealer was involved... here in Maryland, if my suspicion is correct.
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Go for it! While they kicked my butt, and I stopped taking lessons after 2 years, its still fun, and unique to play.

    My piping teacher told me that it takes 21 years to be a piper: 7 years of...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Absolutely. Two octaves over one. You have to keep constant pressure on the bag, and that pressure varies depending on what octave you are playing! You also have to pump the billows with your...
  4. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    I am not sure how much of a help I will be, especially since it's a little out of the price range you mentioned, but I have a Collings F5 you are welcome to come and play to get an idea on how they...
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    Re: Bass guitar stays quiet !!!

    Could also be a bad volume pot. The pickups should be wired to a small junction board, and from that board, should be connections to volume and tone pot(s). All output should go though these pots...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    When I start to think about selling any of my instruments, I will change the strings, and play it for a little while, imagining it no longer being in my harem.

    If I start to get the feeling like...
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    Re: Export to Japan?

    BRW is still listed under CITES, so shipping it out of the country could still get you in a lot of hot water if customs (there or here) notice.
  8. Re: Think a full moon on Friday the 13 is scary?

    Horror!!! He stuck a neck on that snare drum!
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    Re: Maryland Eastern Shore????

    Well, I hope you enjoy your stay in my neck of the woods! (not to mention your OC/Berlin trip... Berlin is such a quaint little town!)
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    Re: Maryland Eastern Shore????

    Dang... had I known about them, I'd be there!

    Have fun!
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    Re: Gibson A5-L unsold for 15 years

    Just checked... still there!
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    https://www.tonerite.com/products/mandolin-tonerite

    Just sayin'... :D
  13. Re: Musical Instruments To Be Exempt From Restrictions

    Wonder what bamboo sounds like as a tone wood for stringed instruments? :D
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    My first was also a Rogue A style.

    I blame it for being the reason why I never really learned how to play it, and like the OP, went to ukulele. I ended up owning 3 of the 4 "Ks" by the time I...
  15. Thread: Harp guy?

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    Re: Harp guy?

    Sligo Creek Harps in Silver Spring, Maryland. http://www.sligoharps.com Rick, the craftsman/owner is a stand up guy, too.
  16. Re: Musical Instruments To Be Exempt From Restrictions

    I can still see this being an issue, if Brazilian rosewood is still on the nono list.

    I would imaging that many a Indian rosewood instrument will get confused for Brazilian, and vice versa, by...
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    Re: Thinking About A Pava

    Congrats! Would love to hear a review once you have it in hand!
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Absolutely, I would!
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Along with a cheap interface and mic, as mentioned...

    I have a crap load of money invested in Cakewalk's Sonar Producer. Been using it for about 20 years (when it was just Cakewalk) and its an...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    I so fit this thread... I just bought a used Collings F5 last week, and I dont play mando! Yet.

    And while I used to play guitar professionally back in the 90s, I havnt gigged in 2 years. Not...
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