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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Rest In Peace, Ivan.
  2. Thread: Tacoma mandolins

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    Re: Tacoma mandolins

    I sometimes cruise the Guitar Center used section online. Saw a Tacoma mandolin on there recently for $300 in very good condition.
  3. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Itís been said a lot here that the mandolin you start with wonít be the one you end up with. Iím living proof of that myself. The Eastman 305 is a quality instrument and the nut width isnít...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Wow, that would be great. Very kind of you.
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    I wish I could dig through that lot and get all the old Fender confettis from the 90s. Those were made out of a particular material I really like. My last one broke several years ago. I actually...
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    Re: Playing the violin like a mandolin (Champ Hood)

    He is who I thought of too. His ‘Giant of Illinois’ opens with him playing the violin like a mandolin or uke. I had to see him doing it before I knew it was a violin.
  7. Thread: Pango Mandocello

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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Probably rolled in the setup costs at luthier. Not cheap.
  8. Thread: Pango Mandocello

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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Jonathan, that thing looks and sounds great. Nice score. I think the stretches would be too much for me to get much enjoyment out of something like that, so I admire your skills. I used to have an...
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    Re: Elixir Mediums vs. D'Addario Mediums?

    I tried the D’Addario EXP74s and Elixir mediums back to back on my MT and preferred the Elixirs. They felt better under my fingers (i.e. a bit easier to play, less stiff) but sounded about the same,...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
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    Re: Almost Heaven.. Surprise, Arizona!

    All that under one roof IS like going to Mandolin Heaven for a day. Sheesh! I remember the first time I went into Fiddler's Green in Austin thinking: "Oh my! I've only read about all these brands...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    I had the GA tuners on my MT as well. Absolutely awful. Was sent a replacent set that was awful. Collings are great folks and sent me a set of Gotohs that were much, much better, but still one of...
  13. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Great thread indeed, and one I continue to learn and benefit from. I'd never heard of this maker before, so it's been yet another avenue to explore. Thank you, J.C. Bryant.

    I've got a few...
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    Re: Gold Tone OM-800 vs Trinity College TM 325

    That very well might have been the trouble with my TC octave. It just seemed like there was no sound moving through the body of the thing at all. If I really dug in it would growl, and if I could...
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    Re: Gold Tone OM-800 vs Trinity College TM 325

    Never played a Gold Tone but have heard some (underwhelming) examples of them on YouTube. I have owned a TC octave and would not recommend one. Mine was well made but very quiet and just nothing...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I only play guitar (electric and acoustic) and mandolin, and I find the mandolin absolutely unforgiving in every way.
  17. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neapolitan-Mandola-All-Solid-Top-Back-Side-Handmade-in-Greece-102M/132527421512?hash=item1edb3ff848:g:8wAAAOSwzANanW5Z

    ^^^

    This one looks interesting, though I swear...
  18. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Been cruising eBay and seeing some of the Greek-made, bowlback mandolas. Some of them look nice (even if a bit too much bling for me), and with prices ranging from $500-$900 or so, I figure the...
  19. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Thanks for the heads up. I'd never heard of this builder and really like what he is making. There is also a definite Hobbit connection with New Zealand that's pretty cool as well.
  20. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Indeed a great thread, and very helpful to me.

    Yes, when I say musician vs player, I'm not splitting hairs but see a genuine distinction. To me, people who can read music, compose (i.e. filling...
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    Re: Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    From pics of the past builds, she has sold quite a few instruments. Surely someone here ended up with one of them?
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    Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    I stumbled upon this site today. I have never heard this brand mentioned here before; a use of the search feature came up with nothing (didn't see her in the Builder database either). Some of her...
  23. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    I’d take a $500 road trip to a good shop with the remaining $4k in hand and try a bunch of mandolins. Money talks.
  24. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Allen, great post, though the tuned in fifths things still makes no sense, and I'm ok with that. Just wanted to say, I hope you didn't read the reverse snob thing into my post, because, believe me,...
  25. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I guess I'll go ahead and show a bit of my own ignorance when it comes to musical terminology, etc. It's relevant to this discussion trying to figure out what makes a mandola a mandola, a mandocello...
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