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  1. Re: Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    Nice appropriate backup on the guitar as well. Who is the maker of the guitar? Looks like a 12 fret 000 but the side depth looks like they could be a little deeper than a standard 000.
  2. Re: Concert with the legendary Ray Legere and JP Cormier!

    Check out Ray’s You-tube Covid sessions in which he plays several instruments at a master level.
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    Re: New NMD - Collings

    Very nice, enjoy!
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    I always use a strap on my mandolins whether sitting or standing. The primarily reason being I donít want to drop it.
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    I recently purchased a Kimble F5 from a Mandolin Cafe member in the US and had it shipped to Canada. The individual was great to deal with and I think the early Zoom video call was good for both the...
  6. Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Great playing and very nice tone on both instruments!

    What equipment did you use to record the tunes?
  7. Re: Distressed Hlavaty F5 nr.25 clip and pic

    Really like the distressing and it sounds great!
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    NMD - 2007 Kimble F5

    196254Having fun bonding with this new to me 2007 Kimble F5 with one piece back, red spruce top, Waverlies, EVO gold frets with compound radius fretboard. It sounds as good as it looks!
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    In the 70’s, I had the privilege of hearing John Allan perform at my neighbor’s house when I was living in Truro, NS. Including John Allan, there were four of us. It was a true pleasure to meet and...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    Jerry Holland died in 2009.

    It is my understanding that Natalie MacMaster’s uncle, Buddy MacMaster, a renowned Cape Breton fiddler, prior to his death used to go regularly to Scotland to teach...
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    Re: Kentucky KM 800 - Japan - (1985)

    On the KM 650 and the Km 800, the tops are carved solid spruce and the back and sides are described as deluxe solid maple. The back is solid but not carved. The KM 1000 and above also have carved...
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    Re: Kentucky KM 800 - Japan - (1985)

    I own an 80’s Japanese made KM 650 which is a very good mandolin. I also owned an 84 KM Dawg that is a great mandolin.

    These mandolins definitely punch above their weight and are great value.
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    Re: Question about shipping

    I recently had a mandolin shipped from Minneapolis to Folkway Music in Waterloo with DHL. I believe the cost was $218 which included the insurance on an $8k mandolin. Folkway looked after the...
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    Re: Tuning Machines source

    Check out Rubner tuners at www.rubner.com. I put them on my KM650 that was made if Japan in the 80’s. They work and look great and are half the price of Waverlies.
  15. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Scott, please change my user name from 1957Martins to Kirk Higgins. Thanks, Kirk
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    Re: Repair Ontario

    Give Mark Stutman at Folkway Music in Waterloo a call.
  17. Re: Bridge - Gap vs no gap at base of bridge on an F5 style mando

    Thanks for the replies folks, this is helpful.

    Kirk
  18. Bridge - Gap vs no gap at base of bridge on an F5 style mandolin?

    What are your thoughts on the tonal impact on an F5 style mandolin of a full contact bridge base as compared to a traditional Loar style bridge base with a gap in the base?

    Thanks,

    Kirk
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    Re: Weird sound?

    Make sure the screws are tight on the tuners. I had a noise at the headstock and it was related to a loose holding the tuner one.
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