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  1. Re: Tried GDAE tuning on my Ibanez PFT2 doesn't sound that good.

    The heavier strings will require some alteration to the nut to accomodate the larger diameter strings ( if you want it to play the best). I changed my Blueridge BR40 to 45, 30, 20, 13 strings then...
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    Re: Benefits of mandolins vs other instruments

    Lighter than a banjo, smaller than a guitar, easier than a fiddle, and unlike a bass can be carried on a motorcycle.
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    Re: Which armrest maker do you recommend?

    I have a McClung on my current mando and love it. I have another with custom inlay being made by Doug for a Northfield Big Mon which is in the works. Doug is a great person to deal with, and if...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

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    Sounds great!! Way to go - I'm envious !!!. Would love to see some pics.
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    All this talk about Fedex overnight makes me envious. My Big Mon is still 6-7 weeks away. Let's us know your impatience level it arrives and you have to look at the unopened box for a couple of...
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    Re: Gibson and Nitro Lacquer..

    Gibson still uses varnish. The master models are French polished varnish so I suppose they believe it superior since the use it on their highest price of regular mandos.
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    Overcome by MAS

    Spent a bunch of time playing the following since I was intending to upgrade. The were Gibson F9, Gibson F5G, Daley standard, Northfield F5S, Northfield F5S Limited( like the other F5S with solid...
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