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    Re: Help Me Before I Get Addicted!

    Alas, there is no way out. Surrender to it and let it carry you away. BTW...loved this post and all the comments!
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    Re: the first ding hurts the most...

    I scratched the back of one of my mandolins the very first night I had it. I scratched it on a button (of all things).
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    Re: How has the mandolin changed your life?

    After growing bored with my job and with a planned retirement in 5 years, I was examining everything that had great meaning in my life. The mandolin was one of them. 2.5 years ago I bought a new...
  4. Re: Took the leap: new(ish) Loar 600 on the way

    Congratulations! Enjoy your new mandolin!
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    Re: Oh you fickle beast!

    Mandolins are temperamental...or perhaps it's my fingers. I feel your pain though.
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    Re: Gabriel's Oboe

    That was stunningly beautiful! Wow...thanks for posting!
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    Re: Goldtone solid body

    I have a JBovier ELS solid body electric. It's pretty cool and has a great sound. It has 4 strings instead of 4 sets of 2 strings. As for recommending one, it depends on the sound you want. You can...
  8. Re: Weber/2 Old hippie Cusomer Service/Warranty Repair - Non-exis

    I left an email for Weber and Bruce Weber personally answered it.
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    Re: Who should I be listening to?

    I'm currently into Nickel Creek...the Dotted Line CD.
  10. Re: Would an all laminated mandolin survive in a car?

    Maybe if you made an insulated compartment with one of those large, rectangular plastic ice packs inside to help keep the air cool? Dense Styrofoam perhaps? I don't know how feasible this would be...
  11. Re: Mandolin calluses do not equal guitar calluses

    I had some pretty substantial calluses from playing my mandolin...until I switched to Thomastik classical strings. My calluses disappeared...then I got another mandolin with D'Addario strings and...
  12. Re: Just for a Chuckle-- Why don't people recognize a mandolin?

    you're a hoot! Loved your comment!
  13. Re: Left Hand Fingers Stiffness and Relaxing Techniques

    I feel your pain. I suffer major performance anxiety myself and started a tread several weeks ago with regard to it on the general forum. I got lots of great suggestions and after reading a lot of...
  14. Re: Just for a Chuckle-- Why don't people recognize a mandolin?

    I had the opposite experience. My favorite music store hang-out is about a 30 minute drive from my house. This place sells very nice instruments. There is a music store about 5 minutes from my house...
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    Re: Tabs vs. reading music

    Like you, I already knew how to read music, so when I started playing mandolin, notation was the way I wanted to learn. The only time I use tab is when I come across a particularly difficult measure....
  16. Re: the first thing i look at when i log on to MC

    I look at the forums first. I've learned so much by reading the posts of our mandolin community.
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    Re: game of Scrabble

    I tried to play "MANDO" on Words with Friends and it wasn't an allowable word either.
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    Re: Famous members

    Yep, that counts more than anything. You're her hero!
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    Re: My New Weber Yellowstone

    Yes, it is a beautiful looking mandolin, but the tonal quality is what made this a must-have for me. My Custom Vintage A is a beautiful mandolin with an incredible sound but I never felt it produced...
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    Re: Cross #32 Mandolin

    Beautiful!
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    Re: New 'used' Ellis "A" style has arrived.

    That's a beautiful mandolin and really cool photos. Thanks for sharing!
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    My New Weber Yellowstone

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    Here's the new mandolin I just picked up last night. It will be good company for my Weber Custom Vintage A.
  23. Re: More "Studies" on Practice vs Innate Ability

    My daughter started playing violin when she was eight-years-old. She had a burning desire to play violin since she was two-years-old when she heard violin music on TV and it caused her to cry. Her...
  24. Re: N.M.D.! My Kentucky KM-1000 Master Model Arrived

    Very pretty! Enjoy your new mandolin!
  25. Re: Gibson H2 Mandola (1907ish?) Need Advice and a Good Luthier

    Beautiful! I love the details...such as the design on the tuning pegs. The case is gorgeous!
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