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  1. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    I just started reading this thread (and will continue to the end,) but as an older (67 years old) person who started violin at roughly age 60, my significant other gave me a "beginner" violin for...
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    The $395 one is about 2 hours from me. If it was closer (and I had $$ to spare,) I'd probably go take a look at it, but just semi-retired (2 weeks ago) so not sure how much $$ I will have to play...
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    Re: Violin strings on mandolin?

    I play both, and IMHO violin strings (at least the kind I buy) are more expensive than mandolin strings, so I'd have to have a good reason to use them.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It's getting to a more reasonable price...
  5. Re: $500 - $800 price range. What is good? What to avoid?

    If you can find one (used) for sale, a Kentucky KM-805 (mine was $600) is a good value, plays better than it cost. But nowhere as good as mid-level instruments (Pava, Collings, Weber.)
  6. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    This is very true, in the thoughts expressed. Mandolins are more sensitive (IMHO) to changes in barometric pressure, humidity, player technique, string taughtness, etc. than guitars (for those of us...
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    Re: Mandolin case comparison (for A-models)

    I have TKL and Superior cases (and like them,) but will keep my eyes open for a deal on a Bobelock case (I like the idea of suspending my Mandolin.) Thanks for a pretty comprehensive review (and I...
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    Re: Fratelli Vinaccia 1898

    It has some issues, but $61.00, if you couldn't fix it, not a bad price for a wall-hanger.
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    Re: Pick comparison

    I don't know if the pick sampler is still making rounds (post-Covid,) but if it is, you could get on the list and try a lot of different picks to see what sounds best on your mandolin. Alternatively,...
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    Re: 1920s Dewick in the classifieds

    It's beautiful, too bad I don't need another instrument! (I know, we never really "need" another instrument! LOL!!)
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    Re: compared to a Weber mandolin.

    I own both a Kentucky and a Weber, the Weber is WAY better than the Kentucky (tone-wise,) although the Kentucky is a nice instrument. IMHO, the neck is not wider in the Kentucky, although I have...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Glad to see my list is still unchanged, am still working on improving my playing. I still read the classifieds regularly (nearly daily,) but am still satisfied with what I have. I don't think I will...
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    Re: Yay or nay to a strap button

    Having drilled older wood for various construction projects (but never my mandolins,) I have to say older wood splits MUCH easier than new wood, and I would not be willing to take the risk. I use...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Maybe they should have used the Gibson "pumpkin" finish on it - I think it would look more appropriate, YMMV.
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    Re: Kentucky-brand info

    You are absolutely correct that above a certain dollar level there are diminishing returns. I have experienced this with other purchase items too (such as in horses, another obsession of mine. Is...
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    Re: Kentucky-brand info

    I have a Kentucky KM-805, and while it is a nice instrument, it is not near the quality of my Collings MT, my Pava Player, or my Weber Bitterroot (all of which I consider very near professional...
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    Re: Keep Mandolin in OHSC?

    Good for you! I actually can't run any more. I settle for walking quickly. Maybe if I was being chased by a bear, I would manage (with enough adrenalin,) but maybe I would just be bear food. :))
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    That's not a bad price for a good case. Glad for the information in case I ever need another one.
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    Re: Blue Chip v Primetone?

    I went through a period where I bought some of just about every type of pick made in my favorite thickness (0.75-1.0mm) to see what I preferred. I have some I will use in a playing out situation, but...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    At the rate he (or she) is reducing the price, I would consider it after about 3 or 4 more price reductions. :popcorn:
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    Re: Lovely Torch & Wire Blonde F4 on Reverb

    Very pretty and an oval-hole too, but too much money. At half that price, I would be hard-pressed not to make an offer.
  22. Re: Guitar player looking to move over to Mandolins

    I came to mandolin from the guitar (since age 12, 44 years ago,) and started with a $200 used the Loar LM 220. I quickly decided the tone was not what I wanted (not bad, but certainly not really...
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    Re: Where to buy the long classical picks?

    I have the Pettine, Galli, and PickBoy picks, and use them all. I prefer the Pettine (purchased on eBay some time ago,) but I use the PickBoy for everyday use, because they were cheaper and easier to...
  24. Thread: Hand Surgery

    by LadysSolo
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    Re: Hand Surgery

    Had my right thumb dislocated by one of my horses, was told 6 weeks recovery, I got it done in 4 weeks. Not the same, but I did all the exercises I was told and a few more repetitions, the thumb...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    CAS is already a factor here, I Live on a farm and we have had multiple cats dumped/find their way here. The barn is large, and there is food out all day long, and at last count there were 11 barn...
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