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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    Why you would buy an octave mandolin, then want to make it sound like a mandolin? I do love playing mine capoed at the fifth fret. As Mike says, CGDA.
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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    I disagree about that justice. Great tune, nicely played on a very beautiful looking and sounding mandolin.
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    Re: Once in a Lifetime Mandolin Find

    Maybe everyone else knew who rcc56 is. I almost always read his posts and find them to be among the many very informative and most useful posts here. And now an endorsement from Norman Blake!...
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    Aren’t you overlooking CGDAE?
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    Re: A new OM

    Beautiful! But, “beheading”?!?
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    I just got mine today! (Used, but perfect!). Mine has a strap button on the heel, but I’ve never been able to adjust to that configuration with any instrument. (Must be something wrong with me.) The...
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    Re: Help on a tune

    This might be helpful: https://killarney.bandcamp.com/merch/drunken-sailor
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    THAT is going to be a beautiful pair of instruments!!!
  9. Re: Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    I own a beautiful black-face Collings MTO. Itís a wonderful instrument, but very different than those old Gibson As. When I acquired my MTO, I passed my own plain, beat up 1920 Gibson A to my...
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    Re: Double Standard

    Seems to me that there might be something useful in dozens, or even hundreds of opinions on most of the topics that are so frequently hashed over here. But, I believe there is pretty much one...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    I would hold my mandolin out in front of me, with strings facing upwards. Then I would produce a one-inch red rubber ball, which I would begin to bounce off the strings...like on a man on a...
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    Re: Damaged teens Gibson A3

    Not much more to say without pics. It amazes me how much good advice can be found from the generous experts here with nothing more than a rough description. ďA badly damaged neckĒ can mean so many...
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    Re: Wood identity question

    I think we have drifted way off topic....
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    Re: Wood identity question

    I wondered about that comparison to classical mandos.

    I actually owned a Brian Dean version of the L&H for awhile. Just a breath taking instrument, visually. For some reason, I don’t even...
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Another gem!
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    Re: Wood identity question

    I have a respected friend who has owned and played hundreds of mandolins. (He owned a store at one time.) He agrees with me (and lot of others) that the L&H asymmetrical model is probably the most...
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Refreshingly original and interesting arrangement/performance! Nice, Ginny!
  18. Re: Seattle Mandolin Orchestra: Virtual video of "Yes Yes Honey"

    Great idea, Jim! That would at least represent all the work Martin and others have done.
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    The trouble with getting old is you don’t get time to prepare for it!
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    Re: How serious is this?

    Perfect advice from Mr Edgerton, Joel. Take it.
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    Re: March of the Tiny Instruments

    What a charming little piece! I liked almost everything about it. :)
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    Re: Irish Metronome

    What is MetroTimer? Not on the AppStore.
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    Re: Waverly Tuners?

    How much are you spending on the custom mandolin?
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    Re: Sawchyn Beavertail Mandola

    Beautiful playing, beautiful instrument! Your buyer didn’t stand a chance!
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    Re: Lucy L- Durang's Hornpipe

    Sounds like Adam Steffy’s to me.
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