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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    Lol, I generally wait too long to change my strings, but am always happy with the outcome. When I was playing at church more pre-COVID I changed strings more frequently, and would do so a few days...
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    Re: NMD and a little story

    I sold my “beaters” in our downsizing about 3 years ago, but I’ll still let the younglings try out my noisemakers. I’m a little more careful with the Rigel since they’re not being made anymore, but...
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    Yíall, give the man some room to breathe. He went from full on NYC music scene to trapped in his house and his in-lawsí place for over a year, hiding in closets and garages and his car to give us...
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    Re: Kentucky 272 and my big problem

    My first mandolin had a flat board and a full FB extension, and I played it in blissful ignorance for a few years. Then I got my Silverangel with a thinner V neck, speed neck, radiused FB, and no...
  5. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    OK, so now that we know you really want an F-style (and, hey, I get it and will probably get one myself one day, just because I like the look), in addition to the Kentucky and Eastman mandolins...
  6. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I eventually upgraded from my Silverangel econo model, but it was mainly because I wanted something new and a little more balanced tone up the neck. But, it was a professional grade instrument that...
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Tacoma, WA

    I’m revealing my ignorance of Northwestern geography, and my pre-coffee laziness (cuz I could just look it up), but Howard Morris, who build/sells mandolins, is in Oregon. Depending on where it could...
  8. Very cool!

    Very cool!
  9. Thread: Mandolin Pricing?

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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    Agree with the above. I bought a Blues Jr amp at my local Guitar Center a few weeks ago, and it was really shocking how empty the walls were. In the past most of it was entry-mid level guitars and...
  10. Thread: Heartbreak Hotel

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    Re: Heartbreak Hotel

    Sorry, Kevin! Agree with the others that it should be fixable, and Mr. Hamlett has mad skills!

    Iíve been lucky to have only had two such crashes. One was my Kentucky 675-S starter mando that was a...
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    On my old Kentucky J75 gauge strings made a huge difference, as it was also overbuilt and needed the heavier strings to drive it. Iíve also been trying some new picks lately, just for fun, and have...
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    The CA bridge will almost certainly be an upgrade. Whether it’s enough of an upgrade to justify the cost will only be known after it’s on your mandolin. I once upgraded to an ebony Stew-Mac bridge...
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    Re: Help! Drowned out by fiddles!

    A National RM-1 will make you heard...banjos cower, etc. Love mine, and that thing is loud...
  14. Thread: Northfield Model M

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    Re: Northfield Model M

    Congratulations! I oscillate between the J74 and J75 gauges, and have had 2 mandolins in particular that just sung with 75s: an overbuilt Kentucky 675-S and a Silverangel Econo. The latter is my “one...
  15. Thread: RIP Tommy Edwards

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    Re: RIP Tommy Edwards

    Yaaaaaasssssss!

    And, very sorry to hear of this loss...
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    Re: New (to me) Gibson A5L . To scoop of not....

    The mando I started with had a full extension, and I just kind of got used to the metronome click effect, but all of my current mandolins have either truncated fretboards or a scooped extension. I...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Yeah, the Princetonís are awesome! I almost got the Deluxe Reverb and one of the gadgets that cuts volume without killing the tone (totally blanking on the name, but demos online were impressive, but...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    I really wanted a Deluxe Twin Reverb 22 watt ‘62 reissue, but I mainly play at home and in church, and just thought it would be too much based purely on online research. Though I rarely go there, I...
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    Re: Budget Mando, oval hole and fret access

    Sorry, that would have fit the bill nicely!
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    Re: Budget Mando, oval hole and fret access

    I saw that Redline last night and almost pounced, but we downsized a couple years ago and Iím trying not to build back up my arsenal (though I miss having an oval hole). Also, itís in SC but over 4...
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    Re: JUNE mandolins and guitars now in Virginia

    The best of fortunes in your new endeavor, Walter. I always wanted to come check out you Carolina shop and just never worked it in to travel plans. Maybe weíll make a little more of a road trip when...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    I picked up a Blues Jr 15 watt amp a couple weeks ago and have been having a blast with it. I’m still debating my next guitar purchase. I like my Tele and can growl it up with an overdrive pedal, but...
  23. Re: Article: Weber Announces Pause in Mandolin Manufacturing

    Well, poop emoji, though I get it.
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    Re: Fancy picks for finger injury?

    Bluechip and the acrylic picks (Vpicks and Gravity) really stay in the hand well. I find the acrylic ones a bit brighter and louder, too, which may help you out some in a jam...
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    Re: gigs .... starting to return?

    Playing in church (so not really a gig, but itís not in my living room, ok!) June 1 for a graduation seniors program and am actually excited about it...as of now still required (by the Synod) to be...
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