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    Re: D'Addario EXP 75 vs. EXPCM?

    Yep. I'm a D'Addario snob, sort of. Monels do it for me.

    I have some Curt Magnuns to try but they are Monel too.

    Still have some old(er)EXP sets left over. May need them down this old road.
  2. Re: String suggestion for Flatiron Performer/Festival series

    After a lot of years trying out different mandolin strings I tend to believe that, overall,on a variety of mandolins,
    D'Addario Monel strings are hard to beat.

    Sure,some mandos prefer something...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Good to hear all the references to Monel strings in relation to Collings mandolins.

    I love monel strings(Daddario)on my Gibson F5. Look forward to the day I can play a Collings mandolin.

    The...
  4. Thread: Musician quotes

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    Re: Musician quotes

    “After all the investigation, all of the technique-doesn't matter! Only if the feeling is right.”
    ― John Coltrane
  5. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    Love the pic of Norman&Nancy.

    Nancy Blake has been inspirational to me in making music an integral part of my life.
  6. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Like a lot of others I have tried a running cornucopia of picks,changed my mind about some of them over time,gone back
    and forth on what I prefer.

    I like Wegens,BC,Red Bear casein etc. The...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I tried the XT set,but was already solidly hooked on Daddario monels. Standard gauge for me so far. May try the Bush gauges
    at some pont. Their monel strings check all the boxes for what I want.
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  8. Thread: My hola mando

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    Re: My hola mando

    Congrats!

    If you're like me,you never forget your first mandolin. May it bring you many years of enjoyment.

    It's been a long time ago,but I remember sitting and playing my first mando in a...
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    I am fortunate enough to be able to play every day at differing times and have seen enough dings from extracting and placing into cases
    to refrain from always having to case my instruments multiple...
  10. Re: John Reischman (with Eli West) at Green Mountain Bluegrass &

    Wow. John R. Is pretty good. But he's holding the pick wrong!

    Really enjoyed that tune. What's the name of it?

    Thanks for posting that. Gotta hear that some more.
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    Re: Need mando advice

    Your short list sounds like a good one.

    Play as many mandolins as you can. Do road trips to get to them if necessary.

    Choose the one that speaks to you personally and is most playable. Do basic...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    You had me at nopalitos tacos.

    Thanks for the news from NAMM.

    My MAS is pretty well cured but I am very interested in the carbon fibre Glasser(?). Especially if it has a not too wide of a...
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    Swing Gitane sound so sweet to me.

    I love that stuff.

    Haute busking.
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    I want one.
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Love the tone of the mandolin Johnny Staats plays on his Wires and Wood album. Tunes like "Escape From Taiwan" and "Mandolin Meltdown". I think that was a Buckeye(?) For the sake of this thread,I...
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    I have been fortunate enough to have met Bill and his "first" wife a couple times. I remember the big organic garlic braids he used to sell.
    And a pickin party in Hillsboro.

    Once owned an Old...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    After helping create some great mandolins Lloyd went on to experiment with electronic musical ideas.

    One of his many less well known endeavors was the "Elektro-Plek",said to facilitate a truly...
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Speed is overrated imho.

    Show me to the slow-jam section please.

    Ok,yes,I'm old but started playing mando in my early 40's. Never was really fast and no prospects of getting any quicker now.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very cool,MasterZac! Love that tune.

    Are you using a pick or your thumb nail?
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    Re: Collings scooped fretboard extension

    I cannot abide a fretboard of more than 19 frets. I'd scoop it or chop it off regardless of appearance. Just me.

    Had a 24 fret "abreviated" fretboard scooped after the 19th fret for unobstructed...
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    Re: Different picks for different instruments

    I tend to find that the shape of the pick has a noticeable effect on tone as well as thickness,material,grip angle.

    If you use a teardrop shaped pick do you use the pointy or more rounded edge? ...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    Got a set of strings.

    Was really naughty last year.
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    Re: It's a habit, I can't help myself

    There must be some kind of inflationary movement in the mandolin world in last couple years. Not too many "deals" to be had.
    Although the variety and quality seems plentiful.
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    For me the one that got away I already owned. But life being unpredictable,I found I could not afford to keep the best mandolin I ever played. It was Nugget #223 F-style. I got to pick out the amber...
  25. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    Learning to play the mandolin has certainly helped me keep what little sanity I have left. It has been a positive influence in every way.

    So,even as a solitary endeavor it is a very good thing....
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