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    Re: Mule skinner Mandolin info?

    Played 5 examples yesterday. Nice balanced tone and excellent playability. Wishing I had my Collings with me for comparison. A Stiver and Ken Ratcliff would make the comparison better as I develop...
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    Mule skinner Mandolin info?

    I just met the builder of Muleskinner mandolins. Anyone owning or having played one of these care to offer their impressions?
  3. Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    What is the general consensus on the tone of a Silver Angel? I know this may be a difficult question. Tone is so subjective and not everyone hears an instrument the same way. I'm curious as I know...
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    Re: A trip to Elderly

    Me also. Learned in my twenties after having had to make car payments for 3 years to never pay interest on anything except our homes where an opportunity may exist to recover the costs associated...
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    Re: A trip to Elderly

    You are right and I do have some regret. But I really am not a fan of the f style look. Just me I guess as many others are willing to drop a few extra grand for the look. No right or wrong, just a...
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    Re: A trip to Elderly

    Stopped at Elderly last fall during our northern travels. Spent several hours playing their used and new mandolin inventory. One in particular Northfield was to my ears heads above their many other...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I offer no proof nor do I claim knowledge as to what extent their mandolin division contributes to their lack of profitability.
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Gibson fans, please be sympathetic to my feelings regarding their instruments as it is only my nonprofessional opinion and with having no idea of their overhead costs vs. other builders of mandolins....
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    Re: Interesting billboard

    I kind of see your issue with this. However, I have no interest in providing Gibson with more fodder for frivolous law suits in their effort to survive economic challenges they are confronted with....
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    Re: Song Writers???

    Thank you all for the insight. I have some theme lines (hooks) in my head and was not certain how to proceed.
    From what I have read I think I will coordinate a melody for the hook and go from there...
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    Song Writers???

    What comes first for you? Lyrics or melody? New territory for me and I’m not sure what comes easiest. Kind of the old “chicken or the egg”.
    I have often wondered about this but now feel as though...
  12. Re: What's your favorite song by Kris Kristofferson? Here's mine.

    For the Good Times

    Plays well on a dola. May be even better on an octave.
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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    With you on different songs needing a different sound. Thus why I switch between my Collings and my Kentucky. The Collings performing better on softer melodic tunes
    As for A style or F style,...
  14. Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    If your children are anything like our boys were, even the ceiling isn't safe.
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I am having a more difficult time as I age. I'm 68. I find a set list with the Key, the first couple of notes, and the first 3 or 4 words of the lyrics gets me started.
    I usually learn from sheet...
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    Re: Looking for My 1st Mandolin

    In my humble opinion I would suggest you skip Guitar Center and purchase from one of the Cafe sponsors to insure a good set-up unless you have confidence in yourself to do it. Another, alternative...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    In the early 90's (or there about) I met Peter Ostroushko at the Augusta Music Festival in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. This is where my infatuation with the mandolin began. However, it was...
  18. Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    DITTO! I grew up in an area where I was exposed to a tough element. Many stole for the adrenalin rush or because it was easier than working for what they want.
    I can share sympathy for someone...
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    Re: Shipping Question

    Wouldn't even think of sending with out a hard case in a box packed with peanuts or other packing material. When I was in college, several decades ago, I worked as a yard jockey at a large depot for...
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    Re: Help comparing Kentuckys for upgrade!

    Played an older and well used Krishot and was quite impressed.
    Sounds like you are ready for an upgrade now and 650 Euros is a long ways from a Krishot.
    I don't know what part of Germany you are...
  21. Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you have taken measures to make sure your homeowners insurance or renters insurance has been purchased to include your instruments. Still a loss when you have...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange Information

    Made it home for an overnight to catch Mandolin Orange on the main stage at Three Rivers Art Festival.The show was worth every minute and expense for the 300 mile detour home.
    Great seeing new...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange Information

    Free Concert June 15, 7:30pm. Pittsburgh 3 Rivers Art Festival. I’m on the road in our RV but trying to fit in a trip home to take it in.
  24. Re: Pic direction when starting on a string

    Never really thought about it until you posted your question. Upon reflection I think changing strings has less to do with my methodology than what I’m doing with that first stroke or even my second...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    Played a non electric at Elderly. Better than travel mandolins I have owned. But outclassed by every other mandolin in the store.
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