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  1. Thoughts on getting a country sound with an electric mandolin

    I have a 4-string Schwab electric mandolin with a single Bartolini pickup and I'm playing through a fender tube amp. The sound is more jazz than country and I want to use it in a country context. ...
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    Re: "Crusher" Value?

    It's really something that can't be known because there is no market and very little to compare it to. If it was put up for sale, there is just no telling. We are talking about an instrument that...
  3. Re: Looking for advice on my first mandolin - Thoughts on Prucha?

    I've played a few Pruchas and in general, have been very impressed with them. They are very high quality mandolins in my opinion.
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    Re: Trip to Carter's

    Steve, good meeting you as well. I went right in and played that blond after you mentioned it. You were right, really is a good one. I'm really still thinking about that Sunburst one though. Was a...
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    Re: Trip to Carter's

    The volume and cut on that blond was something else. Lots of power!
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    Re: Trip to Carter's

    These 2,

    https://cartervintage.com/collections/mandolins/products/duff-f5-new-3?variant=44601795395

    https://cartervintage.com/collections/mandolins/products/duff-f5-new?variant=36282850883
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    Trip to Carter's

    Just back from a weekend trip to Nashville and a few hours at Carter's Vintage. There are 2 brand new Duffs there that are phenomenal. One Loar style with tone bars and one x braced and blonde......
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    Re: Mapes strings

    Really liking them. On my second set. 1st set was great. Tried a set of the silk and bronze after and really didn't like them. Put the mapes back on and I think I'm sold. These are looking like...
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    Re: DAWG picks. YES, they work

    A pick is a very personal thing. I used the Dawg picks for years although I don't anymore. For me, they produce a very warm, round tone with little pick noise. And yes, awesome for tremolo. The...
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    Re: What's your opinion?

    Yeah, selling a Breedlove mandolin is hard. They just aren't really well liked by the majority of folks who play the mandolin and as stated, you've got the new ones out now that are cheaper and no...
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    Re: Kimble A-Style 2003 (#31)

    Keyton, hope you are doing well...its been awhile since we've talked. I sent you a private message.
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    Re: Mapes strings

    Just put these on 2 days ago and really like them so far. They are very neutral sounding if that makes sense. Not too bright, not too bassy and as others have reported, they are comfortable to...
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    Re: DR Mandolin String Issues

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PXfeHtOUwkg

    Here is a video that mimics my experience. Guitar and only one string, but still wound. This is a few years old.

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    Re: DR Mandolin String Issues

    I personally believe the DR folks have to know something is going on. It's been going on too long. Its not just talked about here on the cafe but there are also comments all over the net about...
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    Re: DR Mandolin String Issues

    How are the nickel stings compared to Phos Bronze? Tone, feel, etc...
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    Re: DR Mandolin String Issues

    And Billy Packard, I've ordered some Mapes to give those a try. Thanks for the tip.
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    Re: DR Mandolin String Issues

    I think I wasn't being clear in describing the issue. I can get the string up to tension but the tuning is wrong down the fretboard. Farther down you go, the worse it is. In general, the string...
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    DR Mandolin String Issues

    I know this has been addressed on here. I've even been a part of those threads and at the time thought the issues weren't that widespread. I'm using DR Rare medium gauge mandolin strings and I've...
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    I like the tone of that Gil a lot. To me, its a little more of the narrow, dense, traditional style tone, as opposed to the big, wide, modern tone... I've been leaning more towards the traditional...
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    Jwalterweatherman, I ended up with a 2011 Kimble F5. It's funny, I was sure what a I wanted was a very modern sounding mandolin with big frets and a radiused board. Went through a lot of those...
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    Man, your last escapade had a profound impact on me. I was in the depths of it, going through one after another, and watching your ordeal unfold really was cathartic. A buddy of mine, Barry on...
  22. Re: Adirondack Red Spruce top in the $2-3k range?

    If I were you I would look only at used A models in that price range.

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    Old Wave A-5 - there is a cool one at Carters right now that I thought sounds, and looks, quite good to me...
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    Re: Pava Bluebonnet at Carters

    Off Topic...Anyone know who that guitarist is in the Laurie Lewis video above?
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    Re: Playing radius and flat fretboards

    All else equal, I prefer a radius but it's far from a deal breaker... My current mandolin is flat and I love it. I tend to think other issues are a bigger deal on playability - depth and shape of...
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    Re: Bluegrass Mastering Houses?

    Yeah, tough price. Cough up a little more and go to Randy Leroy or Bill Wolf.

    Other top guys that are more expensive but awesome:
    Eric Conn from Independant Mastering
    Doug Sax
    Denny Purcell
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