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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    What are the string gauges on the mittels?
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    Re: Just an observation

    Well, the nice thing about that is if you is if you miss it and want something later, it will come back around.
  3. Re: Carlo Aonzo's The Migrating Mandolin - I Viaggi del Mandolino

    Fascinating history and wonderful music! Thanks for posting this video.
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    Re: Finishing question

    I used Tru Oil and blond shellac and got a lovely light honey color. I think if I were to do it again, I'd do garnet or amber shellac first as a sealer and then Tru Oil. I think it would give me the...
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Another try

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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Wanted to post a photo but couldn't get it to load
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Update:
    I received the Carvalho 308 with solid cedar top and laminated ovangkol back and sides. Perfect packing. No damage whatsoever from Galway, Ireland to the mountains of North Carolina. It...
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    Re: sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    I've done it, but frankly the better answer is Monster Grips. I don't know why I waited so long to get them. It's the answer to my problem of twisting, loose picks. You can get them at Amazon
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My journey has been short:

    Kentucky KM505
    Collings MT2 Italian Spruce, wide nut, cream top (a keeper)
    Build #1 from a Saga kit, given to my son
    Build #2 Griffith Loar A style (a keeper)...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    We stay in the NC for the summer. I take up half of our large bedroom closet storing my guitar and mandolin, with one more mandolin plus an octave mandolin to be added in the next few weeks. I guess...
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    I did more research and ended up purchasing a model 308 cedar topped, ovangkol back and sides (laminated) Carvalho octave mandolin/mandola from Moloney Musical Instruments in Galway, Ireland. I...
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    Stupid Deal of the Day

    2 Hercules wall hangers $$29.99
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Thanks. I am going slow on this, but I'm getting good vibes about APC.
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    APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    I'm researching octave mandolins in the budget range. I have read good things about both instrument lines. I can get an APC for less than Trinity College, even with international shipping and fees....
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    Re: Darkening Finish After Tru Oil

    Your post prompted me to go back and refer to my notes on the finish. I thought I may have mispoken. I did thin the shellac with Everclear. However, I did not use any thinning agent on the True...
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    Re: Darkening Finish After Tru Oil

    Most of the coats of Tru Oil I applied were not diluted but the last 3 or 4 were diluted with Everclear. I assume that if I put in a drop of dye into a new bottle of Tru Oil I will need to dilute it...
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    Re: Bailee's Lullaby with video

    Lovely!
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    Darkening Finish After Tru Oil

    I finished my second build with a coat of shellac and then Tru Oil over that. I would like to darken the back, sides and neck a bit. Right now it's a honey color but I'd like it to be a light brown....
  19. Re: Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 a

    Wow! both are just gorgeous. I think the walnut is stunning. I'm sure they sound as wonderful as they look.
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I agree that the player is 90% of tone. However, players have individual preference on shape, thickness, and material. My preference is a triangle, 1.4 or 1.5mm, and d'Andrea ProPlec brown or a...
  21. Thread: Blue chip picks

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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I have purchased via the cafe three Blue Chips and subsequently sold or traded them all. I gave them a serious try and decided that I like D'Andrea ProPlecs and Dawg better. I know some people love...
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    I have the same problem, arthritis in the thumb joint and it causes a lot of pain in the left wrist. I cannot take certain OTC pain relievers due to a previous stroke, so I'm stuck with Tylenol. I...
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    If you haven't yet, see your doctor. I suffered for 6 months with pain much like yours, doing everything I could think of to include not playing at all to give the left hand a rest. Nothing worked....
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    Thanks for pointing this out. I have to keep my cats away when changing strings, because they're so attracted to the movement of the strings as I put them on. I have a cat that is crazy for rubber...
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    I also want to thank the moderators and administrators for creating and maintaining a site that is helpful, friendly and interesting. It's a thankless job to maintain such a positive atmosphere. I...
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