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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    If you can make the drive to Eugene, McKenzie River Music has an Eastman 305 on their website ($509) and a Flatiron 1N Flattop ($595). They also have a higher zoot Eastman and a couple Collings so...
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Northfield F5S?

    Just heard back from Derek of Northfield on this.

    The James tailpieces are way behind schedule in manufacturing and they don't expect more anytime soon.
    They are not a direct replacement -...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    mmmmmm.... amber.......

    congrats!
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    Re: Sunday Lick.

    Thanks for that, but you might want to shift the camera a bit so your fretting hand can be seen
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    Re: A Newcomer to Mandolin Asks the Experts

    MandoLessons.com - Baron has recently relocated to the PDX area, so that may be an option for local lessons. In the meantime, the site has a ton of good beginner content and a whole lot of fiddle...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Always entertaining for me, how much we like spending other folks' money.... :)
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Congrats! I think you chose wisely. Make sure the instrument is set up properly (either from the seller or from a shop).

    While you should definitely look for an in-person instructor, you can...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Probably can't go wrong with any of the instruments listed. I was able to play all of those (except a Kelly) as well as Gibsons, Northfields and others, in one splendid afternoon at Fiddlers last...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Not sure what's 'fragile' about a 1/2" thick piece of maple....

    I wouldn't use it to hammer a nail, but frankly, it would probably work ok for that. Love my F5S like my children.

    As for the...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3f5E-mR1wM
  11. Mandolin Orange Live Stream Sunday 4/26, 8:30 EDT

    Just announced on their FB and IG pages.

    Carried on FB, IG and YouTube.

    Donations will be accepted for a local charity.
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    Re: My very musical couch...

    Leo could read the recipe for oatmeal cookies and it would be a good story....
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    Re: Thinking of buying a second mandolin

    This ^^^^^
  14. Re: Steve Winwood "Back in the high life again"

    Steve is one of the great musicians of our age. As noted, he plays lots of instruments, and all of them better than most people that call those their primary instruments...
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    Looking isn't cheating...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    I'll second David's comments about the shops that advertise on the Cafe'. I've purchased instruments from Elderly and Morgan Music and been treated very well both times. Instruments come with a...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    One thing you can do is scour YouTube for videos of those (and lots of others in your price range). While it's not perfect, you can start to hear the differences each builder has in their...
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    Before SXSW was cancelled, I was planning on heading to Fiddler's with my Kimble and playing it against everything on their wall. I was especially stoked to try out a Girouard they have in stock, as...
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    Doug, my story is similar and I got to the same place last summer when I got my Kimble. I'd been stalking the classifieds here and on Reverb searching for one, and funny enough, it just took a...
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Set a big pot of water on the stove and watch...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Woodshedding, in between video conference meetings and emails. Working from home is going much better than I thought it would.

    Mostly feeling very grateful that I am doing ok, compared to many,...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Great choice, Belle. You are getting a quality instrument that will take you far (and a great deal, to boot). As you can clearly see, we all enjoy spending other people's money.... :)

    For online...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Nope
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    Re: Live From Home

    MO has answered the call:


    https://mega.nz/?fbclid=IwAR33158D2p2W8LaIgb715gjmoEKn2ehMGi9pYR1q cR94473uvZmEWI5iMIM#!WBo3hZhR!LnpS0DvYJjjwg169BFuT WYhYZIXaC3cRnv56GsP4Uow
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    Re: Learning songs by ear

    ^^ This ^^

    The way we all learned to play guitar back before digital music was to sit next to the turntable and keep picking up the needle and placing it back where that Jimmy Page solo started...
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