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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I like my mandolin to be both loud and powerful. But with the caveat that it is first of all responsive.
    If it is responsive by nature, innately, it is possible to get a soft but sweet tone. And,...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Old things are keys to memories
    So keep the ones you can
    Cause the journey’s where you’re going
    But its also where you’ve been!
    — Michael Reno Harrel.

    There is another line in the song where...
  3. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    Marty,
    Thank you very much for this information and perspective. It is really nice to have clear information, and real world experience paired together.
  4. Re: Alan Bibey is 2019 IBMA Mandolin Player of Year

    Definitely!!
    Congrats Alan!
    :mandosmiley:
  5. Re: Gibson A5G, 1986, Nashville, Derrington ??

    Just no. Please no.
    Everything is weird about that mandolin.
  6. Re: my goodness, that Ellis F in the classifieds, geewhizzzz!!

    Just Yummy
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    Mechanicallazarus:

    I have found the TAD50-1R to be quite good, myself. It allows me to have both a rounded and a pointed tip. Mr. Goins would likely set one up with a speed bevel for you.
    ...
  8. Re: The Washburn M1SD or Ibanez M510DVS dilemma!

    +1 on Gunnar’s post
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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    :)):cool:
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    So terribly sorry for your loss.
    My wife and I had to put to rest a cat we inherited. She was quite the diva, and proved to not always be a favorite in the house. She audibly huffed and physically...
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    Re: New Fender 1.5mm pick

    I think you will be quite pleased with the RADEX. To my ear they tend to offer a little of a warmer tone. Price is right. Especially if one tends to possibly lose one or two.
    I really enjoy using...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 on eBay?

    I am totally on board with you on this one.
    I don’t know that much about Gibson, but this one has SO many red flags it is really hard to believe it has anything to do with Gibson.
    Torn label...
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    Re: Clinch Mountain Backstep

    Thank you so much!
    I hope to get this one under my belt also one day soon.
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    Re: Giving credit where credit is due

    Congrats to you on your replacement.
    It is nice to see that they have improved on this.
    A few months back I had the same problem. Broke in the same place. Contacted them via email. They did...
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    Congrats to you!!!
    I too have a Collings.
    I love the tone. I love the looks.
    I just wish I had a bit more time to enjoy playing it. it will come.
    Enjoy your wonderful mandolin!
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    Re: Eastman 515 V - wow

    Hopefully not highjacking the thread.
    I also had a similar experience. I bought a used Pango/Afanti on eBay. SUPER cheap price. Thinking I could turn it around to someone else for the same price if...
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    :(
    So terribly sad.
    I remember seeing him when I was “just a wee lad” while watching SNL with my childhood babysitter. Glad dad and mom stayed out late.
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    I have found ver good success making my own shipping boxes. I go to a local Appliance store and pick up a Refrigerator box. It is thicker than many.
    I look over the way a retail available box is...
  19. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Short list:
    The ‘27 Gibson Fern I played some years back at Elderly’s
    Newson F5 #147 - Again. The one that got away due to insufficient funds. Played it at Gruhn’s last year.
  20. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    :whistling:
    :popcorn:
  21. Re: Moving past my F9...looking for recommendations.

    The Collings I have is a wide neck MT2. It has a warmer sound than the Gibsons I have played. It does though have all the loudness of Gibsons. It also has an ease of playing that is really nice, in...
  22. Re: Zacro® - Your First Name in Pick Retrieval

    :))
  23. “So Long & Thanks For All The Fish”

    Hello All,
    While watching “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy” last night I realized that playing the title song to the movie would be a hoot. Problem: Not sure where to begin looking for the...
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    Re: Is this harmful to the Mandolin?

    2TonCommon:
    “While recovering from yards of nylon stitching strategically placed throughout my body”
    :confused:???
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    :(
    So hoping for some better news on this. So sad.
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