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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    Over time, you will open up to your mandolin.

    Or you might sell it.
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    Re: Flat Wound Strings = Noisy Mandolin

    I love flatwounds, I had Max setup my Girouard A build for Thomastik heavy flatwounds.

    The information you gave doesn't tell the entire store, what type of flatwounds, what gauges? I know that...
  3. Re: Thoughts on starter fiddles/transitioning to fiddle

    I just took this step myself, and decided on buying a used, old fiddle.

    I have a violin shop down the street, and a well known one a city over, and have inquired about starting violins. While the...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    sb-

    I'd be hesitant to put thomastiks on a pac rim f style mandolin. They may not be a good fit, might not be able to drive the top.

    First, I am a Thomastik user, I have them on my mandolin....
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    Picked up a fiddle recently..

    One great thing about the fiddle, it sure is making me play my mandolin more!
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    Re: Opinion on nickel vs. gold aesthetics

    I prefer a brushed nickel finish.

    I do have to add that I specified EVO gold frets on my Girouard build, which has brushed nickel hardware. I think it blends in well, it has an engraved James...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    Trying to get a 35 in the TPR or TAD shape. I only see a TD 35, and I would like a larger pick than the regular guitar shape.
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    Re: Whats your thought on these?

    Hearing Jill's mandolin made me order one. Great to work with Max and Lauri, awesome build and easy to work with Max on specifying what you want. I came from an MTO to my Girouard oval. While the...
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    Re: But it said it was a Gibson!

    That V neck sure has a fine speed neck finish tho…
  10. Re: KC area Luthier suggestions for 3" crack/ top of my Northfiel

    How did it get cracked?
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    Is this a good deal?

    Saw 4 banjo books in the classifieds, 24$ shipped.

    Do you think this is a good deal, or should I ask the person to send me 30$ to take them?
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I am of the opinion that it is more of the person driving the instrument that opens up to the instrument (like 80/20). But yes, this topic is like flogging a horse that may be dead, is trotting to...
  13. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Dang dang, look for a Nugget. It might be a long search, I don't think Mike is makin anymore. Enjoy the journey!
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    Re: Handling transactions

    Paypal. It's easy to setup an account to receive money. make sure the buyer sends money as payment for goods and services, you can easily do this by sending an invoice, or giving them a specific link...
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    Crossrock fiberglass case. You can find them on Amazon for $160 at times, or normally 180 bills.
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    Re: Notation Software?

    I would love Musescore to have a lite menu feature. Something that would make it easy and intuitive to enter in a simple fiddle tune or celtic tune. For that matter, the same with Band in a Box....
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    Re: Hey

    Purty. Who made it?
  18. Re: Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    I just hated the strap on the headstock. Gets in the way. Another option is to use a loop of leather shoe string around where the fretboard and body meet, and attach the strap to that.

    No danger...
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    Re: Great Lakes Music Camp - 2018

    Anyone planning on returning this year for the GLMC 2019? I just registered, looks like a great line up and fun time.
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    Re: Collings MT Prices

    My 2014 MT, purchased in fall of 2014 new with satin finish cost 2300. If I remember right, there was a 300$ difference in gloss top prices.
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Barry-

    The J80 set is good starting place, then you can tweak from that. I have a 22 3/4" Crump OM, and I tried .13, .24, .34 and .45. I bought D'addario chrome steel singles (I like flatwounds),...
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    What is the scale length?

    Did you just get that Trillium that was in the classified perhaps?
  23. The best thing about ordering from Pinegrove leathers

    Is getting an email that says:

    "Your order has been dispatched using UK Royal Mail and is on its way to you."

    I feel so superior, I imagine a Beefeater marching off to hand my parcel to the...
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    Re: Loud, or Not So Loud?

    From my experience. I would play at night softly my first couple of years, as this was some of the best time to get in undisturbed practice. However, it messed me up because I was practicing playing...
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    Re: NMD - Girouard Oval

    Loren, I wouldn't say it is any easier, just different. I will say the neck seems to fit well with my grip. I always felt with the collings my thumb was on a steep slope. It wasn't uncomfortable, but...
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