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    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    I use full spectrum CBD orally daily, which has helped significantly with the daily issues, and my neurologist prescribed beta blockers but I'm reluctant to go that route. She said there's a...
  2. Re: whoa, i like the looks of this 2 point in the classifieds

    Will's two-points are exceptional, and I think he nails that design aesthetic better than any other luthier, and I'll stand on Tom Ellis' coffee table in my cowboy boots (to paraphrase Steve Earle)...
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    Re: Best gig bag Iíve ever owned

    I've been using a Mono M80 bag for about two years now, and I absolutely love it. I've used a leather Reunion Blues bag, which was very nice. But the Mono bag is exceptional, IMO. I'ver used it to...
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    Gee, Gibson dropping the ball. Man, THAT never happens ... LOL
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    Visit to Will Kimble's today

    Just a quick note about my visit to Will Kimble's shop today. Dropped off my three-year old A-5, #236, which hadn't seen Mac Daddy Will since he sent it to Cotten Music after finishing it in March...
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    Re: Martin Monel strings

    Here's a link:

    http://www.juststrings.com/cfm-m-465.html
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    Re: Collings history

    And in one of my interviews with him, Bill Collings told me he had made "dozens of dollars" building ukes.
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    Re: =O Carter Vintage Guitars

    And let me be the first to say, you married very well, my friend
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    Nice ND article on Dawg

    Apologies if this has been posted before:

    http://nodepression.com/article/dawg-dna
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    New pickmaker (new to me)

    Just spotted a new pick guy doing some nice custom shapes with interesting materials. No financial interest, just an FYI:

    https://www.emlpicks.com/

    Anyone have experience?
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    Re: Bill Monroe's toaster on eBay

    It'll make any bread toasty; or it won't accept your pay
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    Wienman F-5 at Gruhn's?

    Anyone had the chance to play the new F-5 from Weinman Instreuments at Gruhn's in Nashville?

    http://guitars.com/inventory/mf8788-new-wienman-f-5-style

    That's high praise from Mr. Gruhn right...
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    Hearing aids for musicians

    I have mild hearing loss in the highs and mods, moderate in the lows. All the usual age-related crap. Hard to hear conversations in loud environments, blah blah

    Trying out a set of high-end...
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    Re: TKL Vectra Cases

    I saw one at Morgan Music last week. Very nice molded case, light and stiff and well-made. What I didn't like about it was the interior, some kind of molded foam that was way too hard and stiff IMO....
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    Dawg Latin book

    Just got Vol 4 of Book of the Dawg - Dawg Latin. As always, amazing material here. Great stories on each tune, like how 16/16 was named after David got back $16.16 in change and used that to title...
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    Re: Mike Compton in Fretboard Journal

    Thanks, guys. I had no control over what photos were used to illustrate my article on Mike. I did pick the photo they used on Mike and Joe Newberry,
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    Re: Flatwoind strings on an acoustic mandolin

    Dave Peters, the only person to win the mandolin championships at Winfield three times, used Thomastiks on his two Nuggets. When I asked him why he played with strings that sounded kind of thick and...
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    Re: Zoom Q2N?

    I think I agree, especially b/c I own the Saramonic condenser mic mixer that feeds high-res audio to my iPhone 7. I'm getting the best of both worlds, I think
  19. Re: What is your absolute favorite F style mandolin CASE?

    I've owned Hoffees, Caltons, Prices and more. I've come back to the simple pleasures of a Gator hard foam case. It's light, compact, inconspicuous (No STEAL ME!!! sign on it) and it has ample storage...
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    Re: New Rubner Tuners & Tailpiece Installed

    Where can you get Rubners? I might want to install a set on my Kimble A5
  21. Thread: I tone picks

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    Re: I tone picks

    I bought one (of COURSE I did, I buy everything - you should see the weird Gypsy jazz guitar picks I own!). Tried it on the Kimble last night and A/B'ed it with my TAD 40 BC. So far, I like them...
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    Mangan monel strings

    Well, I had a set of the Mangan monel mandolin strings, and since Martin apparently will NEVER release Retro mandolin strings, I tried them out on the Kimble A5. So far, I'm liking them a lot. Not...
  23. Re: What do you consider to to be the best recorded mandolin tone

    Reischman on The North Shore on Up In The Woods. Hell, all of UITW. Hell more, anything John's ever recorded. The master of tone, taste and timing.
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special #380

    Nice buddy. Sounds like my 2015 Special, which is saying something
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    Bill Monroe's last to-do list

    Great news, scholars at the IBMA Museum examining Bill Monroe's papers have uncovered his final to-do list. Here's what they found:

    Bill Monroeís Last To-Do List

    ē Make any mule listen
    ē...
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