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  1. Thread: Pango Mandocello

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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Props to those of you that can play those things. I had an ache for the low rumble for quite a while (thanks Mike Marshall and Gator Strut) before circumstances worked out so that I could get a Weber...
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    Re: Elixir Mediums vs. D'Addario Mediums?

    Interesting...I’ve always found the Elixirs (which I think are nickel/bronze) as a little darker and quieter than the D’Addairio phosphor/bronze strings. For a brighter mandolin (like my Eastman 315)...
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    Re: Almost Heaven.. Surprise, Arizona!

    Yes, awesome to work with, and they really take care of returning customers. I’ve got a new OM on the way and will be posting after I’ve spent some time with it...
  4. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Sorry about the misinformation regarding Charles Johnson! I had no idea they'd moved :(
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Just to be clear, only joking. But, I don’t think he’s using a replica, and, despite the dancing, he’s actually pretty careful with it. He makes sure it’s well out of the way of Koz’s sax when they...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    I recently cleaned off a bunch of our tailgating chairs with bleach. Wet, scrub with bleach, let stand for a couple minutes, then rinse thoroughly. The chairs are all colored and none faded or...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Pretty flippin’ awesome!!! And, if he busts up one Loar, he’s got the second for back up ;):mandosmiley:
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Interesting thread on AGF, Bart. I don't think I'm quite to that point yet, but I'm in my mid 40s and have noticed some loss, especially on the right ear, and most noticeably in big crowds/noisy...
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Not sure about the bass, but I “played” one of the banjo-cellos at Harry and Jeanie West’s store, way back before Harry passed away. DIDN’T buy it, lol...
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    The older models (like from 3-4 years ago) had a cheaper stamped Gibson style TP and a rosewood bridge. I toyed with changing my tuners, bridge, and TP, but at the end of the day the stock components...
  11. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Ken Ratcliff from Silverangel will let you try one risk free. His mandolins have a sound all their own (which I like, but it’s not to everyone’s preference). And, his quality is exceptional for his...
  12. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    Yes, there’s a (potentially big) difference. If I had to choose between what you’re describing without seeing or playing, the only way I’d choose the mahogany one would be if it were made by a...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Bill, I get where your head is at, completely, but I also agree with Kevin to a degree. My current “baby” is a Skip Kelley A5 that’s a beautiful, wonderfully playable tone monster, and Skip’s also in...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    We downsized (intentionally/willingly) last summer, and I lost my music storage room. I’ve been working up to selling some instruments and think I’ve reached that point. I’d like either a shorter...
  15. Thread: Thumb Pick

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    Re: Thumb Pick

    Amen to that! I’ve never tried it on mando but have on guitar. The experiment was brief, because I had trouble keeping the darn thing on consistently with upstrokes. I use one for 3 finger banjo, but...
  16. Thread: Export to Japan?

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    Re: Export to Japan?

    Most likely...these rules keep changing, but I seem to recall Brazilian still being on the forbidden list at the latest update...I’m sure someone who buys/sells regularly will comment...
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin

    Yep! I spent a ton of time on that site before I discovered this one...

    And MKs were very highly regarded at that time. My first mandolin was a Kentucky 675-S that I thought I got a fair eBay deal...
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    Re: Sounds descriptions

    You’ll know it when you hear it...seriously...
  19. Thread: My new mando! <3

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    Re: My new mando!

    Man, looks like you finally got your unicorn! 1 of 1!! That back is killer...

    Congrats...hope your family is doing well! (After the “search” thread I feel like I know you guys at least a tiny bit)
  20. Re: KC area Luthier suggestions for 3" crack/ top of my Northfiel

    Ouch! Best of luck on the repair. You’ve got some great options!
  21. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    Be afraid. Very, very afraid.

    I, too, own a banjo. I’ve even played it in public a couple of times.

    But, I don’t play it at home except when my wife’s out of the house...

    Beware the...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Bought a Martin Style A from a gent in Boston and paid for second day air shipping. The seller did everything correctly, but apparently made the mistake of insuring it. After day 3 he was emailing me...
  23. Thread: 1918 f4

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    Re: 1918 f4

    Gorgeous!
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    Re: A New Pick For Slick?

    Understand...but, give it some time :cool:

    I’m much more versatile on guitar still, but the mandolin gets most of my time these days...
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    Re: A New Pick For Slick?

    It is kind of funny how we obsess about this stuff. There was a thread a while back joking about what the the differences would be having a gear discussion with a modern player vs old schoolers. The...
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