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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    .055" = 1.397mm
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    Re: Las Vegas Music Scene

    I live in Reno, but Nevada has a very odd/arbitrary rule that only "ambient" music is allowed. The definition of ambient music is somewhat opaque, but essentially means that you might find a band...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I have owned several 'A' and two 'F' mandos. My only comment would be that the F doesn't slip or move as much on my lap while seated due to the points. Never have used a tone guard.
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    A friend had an acoustic guitar with "The Gubson" painted on the headstock. But I think the instrument started as something else and someone along the way added it. Good for a laugh.
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    Re: new: Northfield neck rest!!!

    TP roll is what I use. That or a small pillow.
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    Re: New Northfield/Gilchrist tailpiece-Nice!

    I just finished installing the NF/Gilchrist tailpiece on my NF5-S. The install was very easy, and the holes line up perfectly. The replacement screws allowed me to tighten everything down snugly. ...
  7. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    But there are many many different OM configurations. Not just guitar or teardrop. There are oval hole, D hole, F hole, F body, A body, scale length, carved top, flat top, scale length, materials. ...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Yes, I've had a similar experience. :)
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    The NF5S is around $3.2K. Also, Northfields are not just a 'Chinese' company. Some models are built in the US, and my understanding is that all of the instruments are designed in the US, and that...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Getting together once a week for several weeks now. 4 or 5 of us, outside on a porch. We stay several feet apart but are not fanatical, and don't get a tape measure out. I have personally decided...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I think only you can decide if they are worth it. Buy one and give it a try. If you don't like it there is a good market for resale.
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    Re: Girouard Mandolins

    What a fascinating read! Thank you for doing this.
  13. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    Wonder if it is the same or similar to the BC material.
  14. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Possibly the Mandolin Cafe forum is not representative of the overall gender makeup of mandolin players.
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    I have a bad case of Northfield 4th gen MAS, but unlikely to happen any time soon. At the same time thankful I have the N5S.
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    I think the F5S is one of the sweet spots for Northfield. A great instrument at a great price. And they seem to be selling a ton of them. Northfield is so much more than simply an Asian knock-off...
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    I used to go to facebook if I wanted to see cat pics.
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    The 'asking' vs. the actual sale prices for these Loar F5s are likely very different. And it is much more difficult to determine the actual price paid since most buyers and sellers would prefer to...
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    Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    I occasionally use a bit of high quality synthetic key oil marketed for woodwind and brass instruments. It has a needle applicator so I can get it exactly where it needs to go.
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    Re: Capo for Octave/Bouzouki

    Thanks for this recommendation! I got one for my Mendel OM with 1 11/32" nut width and it also fits perfectly. I love the low profile and the ability to dial in the tension.
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    Re: Mandolin discounts?

    I've seen some, mainly used, being discounted on retail sites. I think that for new instruments the manufacturer often specifies the MSRP and the retailer must respect that price. BTW, I own an...
  22. Re: I have read other threads and i am still confused- newbie man

    Here is a nice presentation on a very basic vs. step-up vs. high end. If you can swing the step-up you will have an instrument that will take you much further down the road.
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    Re: I Wish I Were An Electrician!

    But what he is asking for is much more than simply solar panels, inverters, and if you want to be truly off-grid, battery storage. He is also asking for a complete re-wire of his home. If you want...
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    Re: I Wish I Were An Electrician!

    Anyone know the history of this particular F-5, s/n 73723?
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    Re: Multi trac apps?

    Haven't tried it, but Garage Band for iOS looks like what you want.
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