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    Double Standard

    I usually check this forum quite regularly, about 5 days a week, and I've noticed a double-standard in some of the responses.

    It's time to play devil's advocate.

    In a recent thread, someone...
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    Re: Help with case color

    Are you really going to be storing it in the sun and heat? Unless you are, pick your favorite color and don't worry about it.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I believe I have my MAS in remission. Actually, I don't call it a pandemic anymore. I refer to it as “everything going on” because it has had such a wide-reaching...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Yeah. Famous last words.
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My MAS only vacillates commensurate with the amount of money available. It's always chronic but every once in a while, it becomes acute. A couple of weeks ago, it was acute. I ended up treating it...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Am I missing something? What difference does it make how old we are or whether we're male or female? (I refuse to further define that, political correctness notwithstanding. That's for another...
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    I've got it now. Amazon is responsible for COVID-19. I'm glad we finally cleared that up.
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    Well, for me, this is just another reason not to own a cat.
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    Re: Mandolin strings

    While you may receive a variety of answers, the only person who can answer that question is you.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin suggestions please

    Eddie Blevins in Blountville, TN, made an f-style OM for me and it's a knockout. The downside is that it might be a little more expensive than a Gold Tone or Eastman but, on the upside, I think it's...
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    Re: tone guard

    Has it been two months already? I didn't realize it was time to resurrect this subject again. My how time flies. :)

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    Re: Thinking of buying a second mandolin

    Virtually everything in this thread is subjective. What sounds good to me might be akin to fingernails on a chalkboard to you. While I'm somewhat concerned about looks, the way I THINK a mandolin...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    They're pushing TP out so fast now that you can probably still see the wood chips in it. Lest I become the butt of many jokes, I would wait until my supply bottoms out before I buy any. In the...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Ya can't make this stuff up.

    184891

    I hear they're looking for new people to lick the ends of the rolls so they'll stick.

    Incidentally, it's a real company but they're sold out right now. ...
  16. Re: Worth getting a new nut made for my KM150?

    Good enough, That makes sense.

    As you can probably tell, I'm a firm believer in supporting the people and businesses who support this forum.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I'll pass it on. Thanx
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    On a side note, a friend of mine says they are still holding regular AA meetings using the Internet and that they're working quite well. He has been dry for over 15 years and was fanatical about...
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    Re: Kevin Bacon on mandolin.

    :)
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Your meds must be wearing off.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    When I lived on a farm in Arkansas many years ago (and before we got full indoor plumbing), Montgomery Wards furnished our toilet paper. (Yes, I'm old.)

    This brings to mind the fire we had in the...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    Mandroid brings up a good point. You may get a good deal from the lady whose father played but the mandolin has been setting in the closet for the last 15 years. But if you can't set up or there's...
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    Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    The governor is going to implement a shelter-in-place edict, effective Friday.

    Well, I'm a couple of weeks short of 76 and have diabetes so that puts me in the high-risk category. I was...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    My 2 worth: As you look around, check some of the advertisers on this forum. They've been around for years, are honest and reputable. They will give honest assessments of their instruments. I'm...
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    You live in a metropolis. The population here is a little under 200K. Officially, UPS gives me about a 3 hour window but a smaller route probably makes the actual delivery time a little more...
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