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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    :( Prayers for his friends and family...
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    Cool, thanks. Iíll spend some time with Google later...
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    Good call! Let us know what you think when it arrives. Hopefully it will be ready to go, as it may be a while yet before the stay at home orders lift.

    I don’t recall ever seeing an oval hole...
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    Re: We Lost A Great One - RIP Ellis Marsalis

    :( Prayers for his family. Not trying to be disrespectful at all when I say I bet thereíll be some unbelievable music at that funeral. Gonna go listen to New Orleans Function by Satchmo now.
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    Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    Getting an octave mandolin made a tremendous difference in my pinky dexterity and strength. It’s an expensive way to work out the pinky, lol, but it’s translated positively on mando, guitar, bass,...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Generation X, aka the latch key generation: We were made for this! It's finally our time to shine!!

    Work has been hectic and I have both kids home now (one from law school, one from undergrad)....
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    Re: My New (Old) KM-1500

    Beautiful mandolin! Congratulations, and enjoy!!
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Bob, I agree with catmandu2. We all need to put our situations into perspective, but the fact that others may be in a worse position doesn't invalidate your own feelings, especially when it comes to...
  9. Re: Tom Bedell's TED Talk on sustainable woods for instruments

    CarlM, agree completely about finding alternatives to ebony and RW, and accepting those alternatives as players/consumers. Regarding the clear cutting of spruce, my understanding (and I’m happy to be...
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    Re: Jam with Jake Workman- Cherokee Shuffle

    Very nice job!!
  11. Thread: Help me understand

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    Re: Help me understand

    Iíve owned a Weber Hyalite OM that was carved top/back with an oval hole. It was a rhythm machine but the 22.5 inch scale length was too much for me to cleanly play melodies without a ton of...
  12. Re: Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisa

    Maybe try buying through Elderly or some other brick and mortar store? They typically will allow you to check out as a “guest.”
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    Very nice looking and sounding mandolin, and that walnut is stunning!
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    Re: Weighty Question

    Could one of the moderators turn on Dr. Dave Cohenís Bat Signal, please?

    The placebo effect is extremely powerful, Sblock, youíre absolutely correct. Iíve never felt the need for a tone guard, but...
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    Re: Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    Iím just beginning to scratch the surface of this aging BS, and I donít like it one bit...

    As for the technique conundrum, thatís one of the reasons Mikeís so much better than us amateurs. Not...
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    Re: Happy 100th Birthday 1920 Martin Style A

    As does my 1974 Style A!
  17. Re: I registered for a group class and am getting nervous

    Go have fun! Just remember to LISTEN to the music and fit in where you can. Even if you hardly play at all you’ll come away with a new set of tunes to learn, and you’ll eventually be able to...
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    Re: $200 to spend on a new or used Mandolin

    What Alan said. Most offices are temp controlled, but not necessarily humidity controlled. And, many places use programmable thermostats so night time temps can be drastically different from daytime...
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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    A new mandolin, silly!! Congrats!!
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    Re: Need advice on selling Flatiron mandolin

    I’m assuming this is a 1N pancake style, as I had no luck googling 1 DC. If so, they’re selling for 500-700, depending on condition and where in the country you are (ie, you’ll typically pay more in...
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been, but I remember the house band at Robert’s Western World being outstanding. They’d been playing there since 1995, and they were tight. Great steel guitar! They...
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    Re: Guitar (not mando) Advice for what to do with it

    I completely understand. We downsized last summer and I've moved 4 mandolins and 3 guitars out of the house in the past few months. I gave away one of the guitars and one mandolin (that were too...
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    Re: Guitar (not mando) Advice for what to do with it

    Hard to know about the interest of others; I personally am set with acoustic guitars, at least pending a GAS attack. Selling technically used, you're looking at maybe $400-450 if you find the right...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Steve, that back is INSANE!!
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    Re: Again with the picks

    Mojocaster: Primetones are good picks, and I agree with everything you say about them, particularly compared with picks < 1 mm thick, but they do wear more than Wegen or Bluechip. Wegen may be a good...
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