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    Re: Pain in Fretting Hand?

    I have been dealing with pain in my wrist (fretting hand) and thumb as well. I am resting it more (knocked off playing for 2 weeks), ibuprofen and icing, focusing on technique, and just started...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I na.ed my first build, an IV kit A style, Grizelda, which means endless patience. I definitely needed endless patience to get through to completion. My Collings MT2 is a cream top with Italian...
  3. Thread: Hearing Aids

    by Rdeane
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I almost cried the first time I played my mandolin after getting my hearing aids, because my very good mandolin sounded tinny and jangly, and I was so disappointed. I eventually adjusted to hearing...
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    Re: Attaching pickguard w/ velcro

    Your wife had a great idea. I use the Command products extensively in my RV, and it has yet to damage any of the wallpaper/panels. I hang pictures, knife racks, spice racks, etc. successfully and...
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Yes, after you play an MT2, assuming you like the tone and playability, you really do have your mandolin dreams crystallized and defined as compared to a lot of other mandolins.
  6. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    If I were the school district administration, I'd sell them and net the substantial money they will bring. Then I would buy good, student grade guitars for schools to use. They would get a lot more...
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    Re: Index finger pain

    I'm 71 and experiencing pain in my left pointer finger as well as pain in my left wrist (I'm a right handed player). I just got some 150mg CBD cream and have been using it 4 times a day for 2 days. ...
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    Re: Help with IV mandolin kit

    When I received my IV kit for an A style mandolin, I got a couple of pages of instructions. They are pretty minimal, but in it there is information on where to place the tone bars by measuring, etc. ...
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Thanks for your review. I also own an MT2 (with some upgrades) and love the tone, playability and exquisite build. It's a bluegrass cannon and also has the mellow tone needed to play celtic tunes. ...
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    Re: personalised mando strap

    +1 on Sully's. Love the A style strap I got from him.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Hey, hey!' let's have a giveaway and let it be ME!
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    Re: Advice on first mandolin building kit/tutorial

    FWIW, International Violin had the A style F hole kits available when I looked at the site last week.
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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    I just got some sticky backed felt sheets and cut pieces to go around and on the areas of what appears to be vinyl or rubber on my guitar stands. It works pretty well and is inexpensive, lasts a...
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    Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    ScottR made me some matte ebony buttons for the Gotohs on my Collings MT2. They were easy to install and look great. The best part is that they are slightly less thick than the original plastic...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Don't want to hijack this thread. I think this is pretty much related to the original message.

    I recently saw a video with Matt Ruhland playing and discussing his mandolins, one that had the...
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    Re: How Much Better Does It Get

    I started out with a Kentucky KM505, which was a pretty good starter mandolin. After joining the MC and reading and hearing all about the rest of the mandolins out in musicland, I got a bad case of...
  17. Thread: Uther my cat..

    by Rdeane
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    As an avowed cat person, I fully empathize with your loss. It's truly a loss to have to part with a beloved friend. I'm sure you have many fond memories that will help diminish your pain over time.
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    Re: Advice on first mandolin building kit/tutorial

    Yes, the CNC work won't give you what should be a final thickness. I am going to follow established graduations, so I still have some work to do.
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    Re: Advice on first mandolin building kit/tutorial

    I'm just starting now on carving plates for the 2nd build. I bought top and bottom plates from Smith Creek and am quite happy with the wood quality, especially the beautifully flamed back. David at...
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    Re: Advice on first mandolin building kit/tutorial

    That is exactly what I have done for my 2nd A style build. I built a Saga AM-10 kit which turned out fairly well; gave it to my son since he wants to learn mandolin. The Smithcreek plates and...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    My first mandolin was pretty decent..a Kentucky KM505. I played it for about 9 months before the seductive idea of playing a really good instrument invaded my mind. After a lot of research I did...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    Collings MT2 Italian Spruce wide nut
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    Try contacting Snark. I had the same problem and they sent me a new one.
  24. Thread: Kit question

    by Rdeane
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    Re: Kit question

    You might be able to find one at International Violin. They used to have an A kit without F holes cut in it, and if you send them a message or call perhaps they can help you find one.
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    Grover 309 Replacement Buttons

    Can the buttons on the Grover 309 tuners be replaced? If so, is there a source for replacements?

    I would like something other than pearloid, preferably black or a dark wood. I am planning my...
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