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  1. Thread: Monel strings

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    Re: Monel strings

    Of all the different brand monel strings I tried , I prefer Curt Mangan best !
  2. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    When I went to Gruhn’s I played as many as I could from cheaply priced to very expensive ! To my ears I found that a few cheaper priced instruments as good as some very expensive ones ! I would have...
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    Jill said it all !! I have a Girouard A oval and F oval and both are keepers ! Played many mandolins at Gruhn’s from average price to very expensive and the sound and workmanship of a Girouard always...
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    Re: It's an F, it's not an F

    Nice sound !
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I have 50 percent A and 50 percent F mandolins and play them all equally ! I agree with you on a toneguard but I still prefer a F !
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    Re: Forest and Kate O'Connor - Sound of Silence

    MANY years ago I was in Mountain View , Arkansas to watch/listen to their annual fiddle contest. A younger Mark O'Connor was there and many of the old timers there had never heard of Mark ! I told...
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    Re: Ok, who dunnit?

    Try a Girouard and you will forget all about that Gil !! :) plus have money left over for a trip !
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    Re: Forest and Kate O'Connor - Sound of Silence

    Any relation to Mark O'Connor ?
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    Re: Port Orford Cedar as a soundboard

    Old thread ! Any updates from POC users !
  10. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    In that case a Girouard or Ellis ! Both great sounding instruments !
  11. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    I missed the part where $5000. tops was his budget. In that case I would go for the Girouard ! My Ellis A5 was well under $5000. when I bought it.
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    Girouard and Ellis and pocket the rest !
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    Re: Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    Beautiful instrument !
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    A local man took his instruments out of his car and placed them at the back of this car for whatever reason . For another unknown reason he decided to back his car up instead of pulling forward and...
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    Re: What’s after a Kentucky KM-1050?

    I agree with a Girouard !!! Fantastic build and sound at reasonable price !
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    As far as teachers/instructors go, you don't have to be an excellent player to be an excellent teacher and you can be an excellent player and be an excellent teacher ! There were a number of...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    A very old thread ! Any updates on comparisons ? I use both but lately I have been using a BC pick rounded edge on certain tunes.
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    I have the one hundred bucks per month but her potential teaching ability could not override my playing short comings ! Not at my age anyway !
  19. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Ride my bike, walk, hike ! Give the mandolin a break for several days !
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    Re: Martin Monel strings

    I didn't have much luck with D'Addario monels but haven't tried Martin. Mangan are great----to my ears !
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    Love my Girouard A and F ovals !
  22. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #531

    Finally voted ! Four Poster Bed !
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    Re: Martin Monel strings

    Try Curt Mangan Monels ! Best of both worlds !
  24. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Trying out in person is smart !
  25. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #531

    First time I can't vote as I don't like any of them ! :)
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