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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    I don't think manufacturers can afford to lower the prices at which they sell their products to the retailers. And the retailers are probably strapped in where they are as well.

    I also wouldn't...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Yeah, events are being cancelled or attendance is being restricted left and right, so no assisted living gigs for me in the near future. I understand these restrictions as the elderly and otherwise...
  3. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Very nice!

    I planted three thorny honeylocust trees on my land August of 2019. It'll be interesting to see if they make it through the winter. These trees drop a bunch of pods in the winter and...
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    I'm now using a Dunlop 3.0 Flow. I never thought I would use such a fat thing on either a guitar or mandolin, but it's overtaken my BlueChip TP1R60 and my Primetone 1.5 for mandolin and guitar. I can...
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    Haha. That sounds like my brother and his wife. He'd always pay cash and never take a box home she might later find in the recyclables.

    Upon reflection I think the question I was looking to...
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    Used Gibsons

    Actively searching for a used Gibson, I've noticed a dynamic that makes me pause, ponder, and wonder what I might be getting into. Just off hand I can think of two ferns, an F5 custom, and a...
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    Wow. They couldn't pay me $35 to take it.
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    Re: Why so many glossy finish mandos?

    A satin finish looks cheap in my opinion, in person up close. It looks like a half built instrument, like the builder ran out of funds or patience and said, "Let's just get this thing done and out of...
  9. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    The only way you'll know for yourself is to take your Eastman with you and go try out other mandolins. Swap back and forth.

    I did that with my MD515. My Eastman sounds loud, full, and sweet ......
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    Re: Left hand position

    The light came on for me watching the Northfield videos with Mike Marshall and Emory Lester. Great music and up close video. What did I notice? They move/rotate their hand around quite a bit. They...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Great videos and playing. The Gibsons sounded great of course. The specs and looks of the Road Dog are awesome. I'd love to see/hear how that translates soundwise. And that D'Addario gig backpack...
  12. Re: Michael Cleveland Tall Fiddler Grammy Winner

    Yeah, I definitely want to catch him (them) live, hopefully this year. Plan on seeing The Travelin' McCourys in March.
  13. Re: Early flatiron mandolin prices rise help?

    It seems to me that list prices have been bumped up by some around $500+ on a number of different used mandolins in the past six months to a year, Flatirons included. It also seems that those...
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    Re: Weber NAMM video

    The Pronghorn looks gorgeous. If I wanted a beautiful looking instrument and bought on appearance alone, there's no doubt I would buy a gloss finished Weber. They go the extra mile in the fit and...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Here's video of the Gibson mandolin pictured above and another (Gibson Fern I'd guess) in action. Go to 1:55 for mandolin exclusive jamming and brief mention of the mandolin being a new varnish model...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    In the race to claim the most authentic Loar era spec and graduated F5 mandolin ever produced, the new Gibson management team confirms that indeed, using DNA collected from the inside of a 1924 F-5...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I just paid a visit to my local Weber dealer. After playing a handful of various Weber models (and buying an overpriced guitar capo), I thought on the drive home that if the dealer had a hypothetical...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Oh, I'm bracing for impact on Friday, no doubt. 8"-10" of snow is expected to arrive then. Ugh.

    As for mandolin stuff, check out and report back on the Bourgeois/Eastman mandolin if it's there.
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Cool story and congrats. And although I graduated from HS in Ohio and went to college in Ohio before transferring to LSU and then UW, I've grown to detest OSU to the point where I couldn't enjoy...
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    Re: Weber Redesign results

    If I play a new Yellowstone, say to myself, "Oh yeah! This is it," get a good deal on that exact one using my Eastman as a trade-in, then all else regarding other mandolins is irrelevant. But other...
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    Weber Redesign results

    It's been two years since Weber redesigned their Yellowstone (and up) models with dovetail neck joints and the deflection testing. Has anyone noticed a general difference in tone? More open? More...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Based on past posts, it looks like you're outside the 48 hour approval period The Mandolin Store offers. I suppose you can always ask for an exception. But I'd bet the reason you're not getting the...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Well, to update, the amount from the bank card isn't back in my hands yet. But something positive did come of this.

    I went to use the various gift cards on a new order as five of the six cards...
  24. Re: Different picks for different instruments

    Picks have a huge impact on sound, in my opinion. Different picks provided what I thought was the best sound on my guitars (1.5 Primetone) and mandolin (BC TP1R 60). I haven't had any issues going...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    I do and have worked with my local "mom and pop" dealer. That's where I bought my first mandolin. Spruce Tree Music. I'd love it if he got something that interested me in. I check his inventory...
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