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  1. Re: Soliciting suggestions for my next mandolin (or not)

    Already have an OM. Just trying not to take 3 or more instruments to a gig (guitar, mando, OM).
  2. Re: Soliciting suggestions for my next mandolin (or not)

    What type of strings would you recommend? I went with the flatwounds because they have the most bass of any strings I've tried. This Collings is loud, and in a full band is fine. But just find myself...
  3. Soliciting suggestions for my next mandolin (or not)

    Don't really need something else. Been playing the Collings MT and both Gibson oval holes a lot. But - while I love the volume and just about everything else about the Collings, wouldn't mind more...
  4. Question about a Flatiron A model oval hole

    Was searching around and found this - https://reverb.com/item/25801724-gibson-the-flatiron-a-oval

    Was this Nashville or off-shore? Don't want to get into the merits of either, but have never seen...
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    Re: Eastman MD515 Upgrades

    Depending on the model, it might already have felt under the tailpiece. If the grommets seem to help, I say keep them. Have used them on my Eastman OM.

    The only other upgrade I'd recommend would...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes, please. And it would be a nice match to my Waterloo Jumbo King Deluxe.
  7. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Well, if we start to include guitars, that's 3. Which is interesting as I considered myself exclusively a guitarist for 20 years. And none of these guitars were owned when I started getting serious...
  8. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Whatever is in my signature at the moment. Have oval holes and F holes, modern and vintage. Really admire folks that have one (or two). But that's just never been my style. Can see eventually going...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    My 1927 (or 29) Junior has gotten a lot of compliments over the time I've had it. The 1910 A is good, but doesn't have the bass of the later ones.

    Then again, my mentor and bandmate has a 1909...
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    Re: A trip to Elderly

    Can't wait to stop there next month when we're passing through to FinnFest. Haven't been there in 25 years. Really looking forward to trying out the mandolins. Am setting aside a few hours to make...
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    Re: Sawchyn for a newb?

    Another voice chipping in - yes, for Irish and Nordic music that would be an excellent instrument. I see a lot of Nordic players using flat tops.

    But, yes, play it first. And have the seller play...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I have also seen originals that are playable for less than the Waterloo. But they seem to be scarce right now.

    And as I mentioned earlier, my Waterloo Jumbo king is a whole lot better of a guitar...
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    Re: 1940s Gibson A-50

    Very nice find. That one should be a keeper. Definitely a Kalamazoo made instrument.
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    Re: I play a little guitar...

    Can you play tenor? Tenor eleven miles away?
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Will make the argument the truss rod and compound radius fingerboard contribute to the price. But, yeah, it will have a tough go against the original.

    Then again, my Waterloo Jumbo King is light...
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    Re: Collings MT Prices

    Am very glad to have gotten my MT when I did. Then again, knowing something was up made me get it. Couldn't be happier. Fun to play both on the couch and on stage. And it is the only mando I have...
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    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    Might want to check with Lloyd LaPlant up in Grand Rapids. He makes amazing mandolins, IMO.
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Besides seeing Peter Ostroushko playing around the Twin Cities, also was heavily influenced in person by Bob Douglas, Chirps Smith, Ralph Tuttila and the instructors at the Bluff Country Gathering...
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Okay. I removed my last post within one minute. Am not sure how someone was later able to quote it. Can the moderator or list owner please remove it?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    Have had good experiences buying through Reverb. Both my 1910 Gibson and Strad-o-lin. Hopefully it stays good.
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    Re: First Mando - Eastman 304

    Congrats on your new mandolin. Am a big fan of oval hole mandolins. Those Eastman 304 models are really nice. Enjoy your journey with the new mandolin.
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    Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    Thanks for all the advice so far. No, I'm not the lead instrument in that group. In fact, I was just hired to play that show. There is a lead fiddle. I just double the melody.

    Was trying to...
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    Really need to work on my right hand

    Last night while sitting in at a gig, we had to play for a dance contest. By the end, our group had to play as fast as possible for the dancers that were left. My right hand started to give out. Had...
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    While in general I agree with you. I discovered in hindsight that this is not always the case. There were a number of traditional Scandinavian tunes we played in my old band where the leader would...
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