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    Re: Blind test of 6 different bowlbacks

    In order of preference: 5, 6,3,4,2, 1
    I enjoyed your playing!
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    Re: Octave mandolin less-expensive choices

    I purchased an APC last summer from Moloney Music in Ireland. It was a very nice instrument, but after a few months I realized it wasn't for me. I didn't like the scale length (21-1/2") so I sold...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    - Altoids box with a Dawg pick, ProPlec 1.5 large triangle pick, a Primetone 1.5 smooth brown large triangle pick
    - a cleaning/polishing cloth
    - a truss rod Allen wrench
    - a McClung arm rest...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Yikes! That's expensive. I appreciate your feedback. I have since sold the octave to someone who will play it more than I will.
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    I've taken mandolin lessons for about 3 years from Kip Snow at Counterpoint Music in Mocksville, NC. He is an excellent instructor and provides a laid-back, positive atmosphere. He is a performing...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Made a decision! I tried a lot of guitars and decided to go with a real low budget and had my choices narrowed down. I ended up with a Yamaha FSX800C. I don't need electronics, but they're there....
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    I recently acquired a Carvalho octave mandolin. I have scoured the internet for online lessons for the octave and have found only a couple that are specific to the instrument. Does anyone know of...
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    So glad the cats are going to be okay. I wouldn't ever have cat grass in my house because every cat I ever had in my life barfed shortly after eating grass. Not interested in the clean up, even if...
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    Re: Ashbury Rathlin vs hora and ACP

    I did a lot of research on this forum before I bought my APC/Carvalho. I purchased from Moloney Music in Galway. He was super to work with on everything. The price came in at $618 shipped to the...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    What are the string gauges on the mittels?
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Another try

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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Update:
    I received the Carvalho 308 with solid cedar top and laminated ovangkol back and sides. Perfect packing. No damage whatsoever from Galway, Ireland to the mountains of North Carolina. It...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    We stay in the NC for the summer. I take up half of our large bedroom closet storing my guitar and mandolin, with one more mandolin plus an octave mandolin to be added in the next few weeks. I guess...
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    Stupid Deal of the Day

    2 Hercules wall hangers $$29.99
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
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    Re: Bailee's Lullaby with video

    Lovely!
  16. Re: Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 a

    Wow! both are just gorgeous. I think the walnut is stunning. I'm sure they sound as wonderful as they look.
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    If you haven't yet, see your doctor. I suffered for 6 months with pain much like yours, doing everything I could think of to include not playing at all to give the left hand a rest. Nothing worked....
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    I also want to thank the moderators and administrators for creating and maintaining a site that is helpful, friendly and interesting. It's a thankless job to maintain such a positive atmosphere. I...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    And you never know, you might just fall in love with the A style. I thought I'd want to move up to an F after having my first mandolin, a Kentucky KM505 (A style), but I found out that the A style...
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    Shout out to De Paul Supply

    Due to having to re-do my fretboard, I ran short of 4mm MOP dots...by just 1 dot. I couldn't find anybody selling single dots except De Paul, who I had originally ordered my inlay supplies from. I...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    No, when I inserted the photo I didn't realize it wouldn't display the mandolin at the lower left of the painting. It just doesn't display in the post. You'll have to follow the link to see the...
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    Re: Picking / strumming wrist

    FWIW, my experience may be of some help. Don't assume it's tendinitis unless your doctor has diagnosed it.

    Last summer I started feeling what I thought was tendinitis in my fretting wrist. I...
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    Re: Finally Completed!

    Lovely! I would imagine it's got dulcet tones. You should be proud.
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I almost cried the first time I played my mandolin after getting my hearing aids, because my very good mandolin sounded tinny and jangly, and I was so disappointed. I eventually adjusted to hearing...
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Thanks for your review. I also own an MT2 (with some upgrades) and love the tone, playability and exquisite build. It's a bluegrass cannon and also has the mellow tone needed to play celtic tunes. ...
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