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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin

    I think you need to be more specific. What are your parameters? Best selling over what period of time? Best selling among which audience? You've sort of dismissed the e-search on best selling...
  2. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I was turning this string over in my mind last night and thought that maybe the OP needs a better definition of foot-tapping. I've had a good sense of rhythm all my life so tapping my foot is pretty...
  3. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    well, Yale New Haven Hospital is pretty good, I've heard. Which puts you in any of the cities and towns in fairfield county CT or over in Westchester.
  4. Re: Sheets / scores arranged for three mandolins, for a wedding

    Congrats on getting married!
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    I don't know how much access you have to music camps/workshops, but there's nothing like spending a week immersed in the music you like with some instruction from some of the best out there. If...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Fiddler friend of mine who used to run a learning session brought this one to us once upon a time and I've always loved it. Forgot about it over the years, but now I'm up for relearning it -- many...
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    Re: Woodstock

    So, I know of people who went and people who wanted to go but couldn't (I was 15 myself at the time and frankly not into contemporary music), but the best story I have is a former editor (and now...
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    Re: Starting Left-handed or right

    I'm a great believer in testing different ways to do something to figure out what works best. This is a great idea!
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    I'm always up for a chance at a free instrument!
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Well, if you're buying an instrument for any other reason than you like the sound or the fit or any other personal advantage, why are you buying at all? Isn't it about the music? You play what you...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    I use EJ74s on mine. And it sounds OK with elixirs (mediums). fwiw
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    ha! i just went back .. IIRC is "if i remember correctly."
  13. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    There was a string with uncommon mandolins and this (or another green one) may have been featured, iirc. that and a blue one.
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    There are a few internet-common things and some specific to this site. to the best of my recollection, YMMV is "your mileage may vary." "ICYMI" is "in case you missed it." OP, as has been mentioned,...
  15. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    seven, but a few are out as loaners. My-husband-the-guitar-player has 3 guitars, so I win.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Just from personal experience, when I ask a question, I expect a complete (and honest) answer. Now, honesty can be situational, and complete has different meanings depending on who you ask.

    If...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    Yeah, once I got my snake, i just stopped playing all my other mandolins except in specific cases. lovely instruments!
  18. Re: Help identify Italian antique mandolin

    It appears to be missing the bridge -- do you have it around somewhere?
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    Outstanding.
  20. Re: How much hydraulic fluid do these pedals take?!?

    That looks like a great time!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I played a flat-topped Northfield at Greyfox which was a nice instrument although i can't remember the price since I wasn't really in the market (the neck didn't fit my arthritic hand), so it's nice...
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    Re: I canít play now

    Sympathies and quick wishes for a speedy recovery.
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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    I like my 305, but then I use my snakehead for my main instrument because it gets me the sound I was looking for. Now i use the 305 for when i'm plugged in because it's a perfectly fine acoustic...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Great to hear from you Ivan. Best of luck.
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    Re: arthritis in my left hand

    My left hand developed both osteoarthritis (thumb joint, probably) and carpal tunnel; I moved to a mandolin with a thinner neck and stopped playing every day. I had a wrist brace for a while and the...
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