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    reflections - Thile at the Kennedy Center

    Living in Richmond, Virginia I rarely venture up to my hometown of Washington, D.C. That said, my duet buddy had extra tickets for Friday's Thile show, which included performances by Punch Brothers,...
  2. Re: Post a pic or video of your Dudenbostel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTaMGLAAwB4

    One more.... Jesse Cobb with Dude #1 and Solly Burton with #8. This was at the Symposium in 2012 as well. I'd not met Solly before and he came in and...
  3. Re: Post a pic or video of your Dudenbostel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNTJ32CkRAM

    OK, here goes. I hope my link works. This is from the Mandolin Symposium in 2012. Mike Marshall needed a mandolin with a strap for this one song on...
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    Thile and Sutton

    Question: Is Thile using a Mando pickup here
    or is that all mic? Does anyone know?

    After all these years I still watch this at
    least once a week...
    The musicianship is unreal.
    These guys are...
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    Re: Kimble & Ellis - Thoughts

    Beautiful! Is that #208?
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    Re: Kimble & Ellis - Thoughts

    Thank you everyone for your input. I went with a Kimble F5 and I absolutely love it. The tone is fat, woody, and I'm not sure I've played a louder mandolin. I'm looking forward to growing as a...
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    Re: Weight Relief for TONE GUARD

    While I can appreciate the OP's hack/improvement mentality as that's what led me to make the Tone-Gard(not the Tone Guard which is a metal pick guard for Strat's) there is a world of difference...
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    Re: Dudenbostals Photo Gallery

    Ok, I have Lynn's permission now. Here it is, minus page 12. I need to reconstruct page 12, but at least I now have the text so should be a doddle.

    There is a link from my construction page ...
  9. Thread: Thile lesson

    by Chris W.
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    Thile lesson

    http://youtu.be/IdhVC0DzfFY
  10. D'Addario EXP74CM "Chris Thile Gauges" Now Available

    By popular demand, we have put together a set of the gauges of EXP strings that Chris uses. The Tension Chart lists the "E" as an .011, but that is a typo we are correcting. ;)

    The gauges are:...
  11. Thread: Kimble #220

    by lenf12
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    Re: Kimble #220

    Will builds awesomely beautiful mandolins!! I especially like the look of the body scroll which he makes nice and tight like an old F-5 rather than the much looser scrolls on new Gibson Fs. I know...
  12. Thread: Kimble #220

    by hank
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    Re: Kimble #220

    Congratulation Tim! It's an amazing revelation when you finally find a neck/string spacing/fret size,board shape that really fits your hand and mind. It seems like most post seem fixated on tonal...
  13. Thread: Kimble #220

    by Glassweb
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    Re: Kimble #220

    just wait till you've been playing it for a year or so... that's when "the blossoming" REALLY begins... you'll be amazed!
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    Re: Kimble #220

    Congratulations and good to hear that Will exceeded your expectations.

    I should be receiving #168 tomorrow (A-0) and am really looking forward to getting to know it.

    So, you've had it for a few...
  15. Thread: Kimble #220

    by tburcham
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    Re: Kimble #220

    Congrats Timothy! Beautiful work from Will, who is one of the best luthiers of the modern era. I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks. Enjoy it!
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    Re: Kimble #220

    Timothy - That is one stunning mandolin. Will's nailed the Fern headstock inlay totally,it's one of the nicest i've seen. Isn't it great to own such a glorious mandolin, knowing that it's only going...
  17. Thread: BlueChip

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    Re: BlueChip

    Stay thirsty my friends....
  18. Re: New Gibson F9s produced by David Harvey: Wow!

    Nick - all of the new Gibsons we have been getting have been just incredible sounding mandolins. I just got two more new F9's in this week and both are killer. Gibson's not making as many mandolins...
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    Re: High end mandos worth it?

    The one aspect of the value of quality instruments which never seems to make it into these discussions is the all-encompassing need to make music for the individuals crazy enough to be professional...
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    Re: High end mandos worth it?

    You're getting a strong response here because this is a topic that has been beat to death on this forum. Just like anything else it's simple supply and demand. What drives the demand? Lots of...
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    Re: Robson Tuning Machines

    My sincere apologies for the lack of communication and getting back to people on price. I am absolutely determined to put this right so please do accept my apology.
    With reference to a current price...
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    My goldrush is born!

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=705005539537890&id=100000853528892

    That's the Goldrush I ordered from the Mandolin Store in March! It arrived at the Mandolin Store Friday and they are...
  23. Elkhorn F-5 #40 Ready for the finishing process

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    Here's a few shots of Elkhorn F-5 #40 ready for finishing. Really excited about the woods on this particular mandolin. The combination of Big leaf Maple and Red Spruce on...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Bach album

    Well, I missed this thread entirely, until a keen and long-time observer of the Cafe brought it to my attention. Without trying to rebut any particular point in this long thread, let me bring this...
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    Re: making big money in music

    The only way to make a million playing music is to start with 2 million...
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