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    Re: Finally Completed!

    wow! cool... congrats
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    Re: Did Bill Collings Sign All Or Some?

    Wow... all along I t hought my Collings MT label didn't have a signature, but I just looked closely and there it is! Kinda hidden by the busy label. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    Interesting. I had a similar experience with a Weber Yellowstone. I bought it at Wintergrass. Loved the sound, but after playing it for a few months it never really got comfortable to play - there...
  4. Thread: New Eastman 615

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    Re: New Eastman 615

    Looks fantastic - some day I want an instrument with block inlays. Congrats!
  5. Re: Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    I will add that I have gigged both ways, and much prefer a mic, which is how my whole band amplifies now. The sound is much more natural, and if there is already a sound system, you can get a used...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    What didn't you like about the F9?
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    Also take a look at the Cafe's Chord Library:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/chords/ch.pl
  8. Re: looking for string recommendation for a rigel

    I used to use J74s on my Rigel A+ deluxe
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    Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    Beware of shipping costs these days. I recently shipped a mandolin west to east cost and it was $65.
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    Re: Eastman gig bag on sale again...

    When I bought mine in sale it was $15. Great bag!
  11. Thread: Bluegrass Stomp

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    Re: Bluegrass Stomp

    Nice... is that the version from Doc and Dawg?
  12. Thread: The Kentucky

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    Re: The Kentucky

    Can you elaborate on the comparison between the km-950 and the MT?
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    Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    One on my case, one on my work bulletin board
  14. Re: ISO Recs for Bluegrass Mandolins in the $900-1.2K rang

    I have no financial interest, and I have not played one of these, but they are spoken highly of around here. This one caught my attention, but I have neither need nor budget for it. Seems like a...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Yikes...another $40 pick! :)
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    Re: Subscription Tutorial Sites

    I have used Peghead Nation only - Sharon's intermediate bluegrass course. I have learned a lot - the level is ok, and it is there when I feel like doing it. The only thing I think is missing on...
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    Re: Old Kentucky KM250S

    It's not the one below - but this one that already sold:

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  18. Thread: Dots or no dots

    by RobP
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I also use the side dots only as reference points. That said, however, I love block inlays on the fretboard - I'd love to have an instrument with them some day.
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    They helped me with tuner replacements on my MT also.. as well as an issue with my case latch (they got the case replaced). In both cases, the items were not Collings manufactured, but they made...
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    Re: Rigel pricing inquiry

    I sold my A+ deluxe more than 10 years ago for about $1200. I have looked around the web, and they seem to go between $1000 and $1500. I think $1200 is a good target. Much more, and you are...
  21. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    I also find that the ease with which one can follow the chords for a break and still approximate the melody depends a lot on the song. For instance, one of the songs we perform is a cover of The...
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    Re: Portland, Maine Old Time Jam

    I'd be there if it was in that OTHER Portland :)
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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    The guy in the demo did a nice job with Whiskey Before Breakfast!
  24. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    Yes, THIS!! It ain't cheating to use the chord tones/positions as anchors for a break. Often the melody notes are in the chord tones, if not they are only a fret or 2 away from one. It really...
  25. Re: What should i'l buy to clean the neck and the frets?

    The green ones are pretty harsh though - might leave scratches
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