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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Sounds even more than very fine to me. Outstanding! Mandobar you've obviously got something very special there.

    Enjoy!
  2. Re: Just for fun and interest - favourite acoustic tones

    I know I'm not a fiery technical player so I'm mostly interested in emulating tone. Here goes:

    Mandolin: I love John Reischman's tone. Or Mike Marshall's. Those guys sound so liquid and seem to...
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    Re: Wheel Hoss - Bill Monroe

    Steve, that was a lot of fun - thank you!

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Looking For Several Genres Of Mandolin

    Beautiful indeed - but that's also Chris Thile (one of the greatest players of all time) playing his Loar (one of the greatest mandolins of all time) with Doc Watson (one of the greatest flatpickers...
  5. Re: Looking for feedback on an original bluegrass tune

    Well done! I really liked that. I can't agree too much with the sentiment, but happy to support two rounds in Covid if you don't mind? :whistling:

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Shipping: how much???

    Hey everyone,

    There are several (many?) internet-based companies that act as middlemen between the retail customer (you and me) and the shipping companies (UPS, Fedex, etc.). Because they...
  7. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    Hi everyone (and OP!)

    If you like the Collings sound then buying one is maybe the best way to get it. The reports of Collings consistency have been accurate in my experience - every one of them...
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    Re: Gavin Baird F5 in the classifieds (now there's an F4!)

    Hi everyone,

    I just noticed the last Gavin Baird F4 is in the classifieds right now. Being sold by Gavin no less! I know we are all being careful with $ during this awful pandemic but if I didn't...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I'm impressed by how consistent the Collings I've played have been. They've all sounded good (with the Collings flavour) and have had high quality build and excellent finish. Fancier or more basic,...
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    Re: looking for a travel mando

    I've found travel mandolins to be a tough place to look for a satisfying instrument. I've tried:

    Weber Sweet Pea (nice neck, but sounds very small)
    Martin Backpacker (durable, can't say much more...
  11. Re: Modern case for Gibson K2 mandocello?

    My 1916 K-1 lives in a modified dobro case. Some shaped foam inserts covered with case lining material and glued into place make it a really great fit. If you don't find a case, maybe consider doing...
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    Re: octave mandolins

    My OM has a 23.5" scale and I don't have long pinkies - so it can be tough to play melody in first position at speed. The upside is it has beautiful tone and sustain. After a while it dawned on me to...
  13. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    I'd be all over that Gavin Baird F5. They are really exceptional.

    Enjoy!
  14. Re: Inexpensive starter mandolin advice needed

    One step up in the catalog from the entry-level Eastmans and Kentuckys might be a good place to look for a great instrument to start on. You might find yourself with something very good and maybe...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Indeed! I think the issue at stake is how the name and work go together. If you look you can find employers seeking "Acoustic Engineers" but those positions are generally intended for licensed...
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    Re: Gavin Baird F5 in the classifieds

    I understood Peter to prefer oval holes over F holes, and A bodies over F bodies. The "Peter Otroushko" model Gavin Baird mandolins are certainly A body oval holes - that particular model also has a...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    It's certainly different in different jurisdictions. For instance, in Canada engineering is a provincially regulated profession. To become a licensed professional engineer one must graduate from an...
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    Gavin Baird F5 in the classifieds

    Hi everyone,

    Baird mandolins rarely show up for sale since Gavin's total output was low and demand for his instruments is always high. I have NFI in the one that's in the classifieds right now -...
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    Maybe try to hold out for one with a solid top?
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    Re: Monel strings

    I've tried the Curt Mangan and Martin Monel mandolin strings (not the D'Addarios yet) and felt the Mangans were quite a bit better than the Martins. Seemed like better tone, volume and presence to...
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    Re: Saddle Fail

    You can easily enough replace the bridge. If you're worried about the new one splitting the same way, the Montana Lutherie bridges that Bruce Weber makes have a brass bar embedded in the bottom of...
  22. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    Bob Saget. Actually.

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    Re: Josh Turner Guitar Plays Mandolin

    I have to agree - Josh has great energy and he can play just about instrument. His might be one of the consistently best music channels on Youtube. Well worth a subscribe!

    Enjoy!
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    A modern reinterpretation. The concavity of the meeting surfaces and the decreasing width of the spacing inside the scroll seem congruent and complementary. The in-hand impression is a beautifully...
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    Re: Best type of string for my mandolin

    There's a lot to be said for the new d'addario XT sets. They sound like EJ74s but last longer and are claimed to stay in tune better. I put the XTM1140 set on my dad's mandolin and they seem pretty...
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