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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    The fact that they all have a different feel is a major reason to own more than one instrument, in my opinion. I've been in situations where a wide neck is great for some things and a narrow neck is...
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    Re: Where to buy Bouzouki online?

    You might have better luck posting this in the CBOM section (Cittern Bouzouki Octave Mandola) section. Are you specifically interested in Greek music? There are Irish bouzoukis,which are...
  3. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    A large body Sobell with Cedar over Rosewood.
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    Re: Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    Those guys are fantastic.
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    Bill Busmann/Old Wave Mandolins
  6. Thread: Buying online

    by Steve L
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    Re: Buying online

    Hi Jeff, I might not agree with your point of view but I really appreciate the friendly tone of your response. Thank you for that and all the best to you.
  7. Thread: Buying online

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    Re: Buying online

    Not that it applies here, but I will repeat a story I have told before on this forum. When I was working at a vintage guitar shop, it was about the time the internet took hold and became fully...
  8. Re: Inexpensive Mandolin with longer scale length and wide nut wi

    Make sure you're using the correct mandolin fingering system of 2 notes per finger. If you try to play it like a little guitar, you'll go crazy.
    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/mando/tut1/tut6.html
  9. Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Really good...nice bounce in the rhythm. That mandolin really sounds fabulous.
  10. Re: Beginner Seeking Advice - Guitar or Octave Mandolin?

    If your primary need is for song accompaniment, there's a reason most singer/songwriters play guitar. It's usually the best tool for that job. Consider that it's going to be easier and cheaper to...
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    Re: Snark vs Korg chromatic tuner

    The battery life complaint seems to be a huge variable. I own a lot of Snarks and use them often. I have one in my teaching studio that I use multiple times every day. The batteries in all of mine...
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    Re: oval hole tops?

    Not all arched tops are carved. What specs are you referencing?
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    Re: Snark vs Korg chromatic tuner

    That's a problem but I wouldn't call it damage. I tighten a small zip tie around the receptacle for the ball joint as those can break easily.That will sometimes repair a broken one if only one tab...
  14. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    RIP Alec Finn

    Sad news today about the passing of Alec Finn. Truly a giant in our little corner of the world.

    https://www.rte.ie/culture/2018/1116/1011338-de-dannann-co-founder-alec-finn-dies-aged-74/
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    Re: Musicians Gear A Case price doubles to $100!

    Did you call a rep for a price check?
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    Re: Visit to Schoenberg guitars, Tiberon, Ca

    Nice to see Eric Schoenberg is still running a fine music store. I believe he was the founder of The Music Emporium back when they had a small store in Porter Square in Cambridge Mass. The biggest...
  17. Re: Best USED Mando under $500 with Radius Fretboard: Your Picks!

    I seem to be one of the very few people who owns a first generation Breedlove Crossover 00 and likes it. I wouldn't have bought it for anywhere near what they were initially asking, but I got mine...
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    Re: About my Mandolin “Lyon and Healy”

    Brian Dean/Labraid Mandolins builds L&H style mandolins. He's amazing.

    http://www.labraid.ca/lyon-healy/
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    Re: Opportunity to buy an OM

    When I bought a used Crump bouzouki, I emailed Phil to ask about strings and got a friendly and informative response.
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    Re: Ice cream changes

    I've never heard it either.
  21. Re: Best string set/gauges for Trinity College Bouzouki?

    I use these.

    https://www.elderly.com/ghs-custom-irish-bouzouki-set-98803.htm
  22. Thread: Dunlop Picks

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    Re: Dunlop Picks

    I used the green .88 Tortex version of those for a long time. A couple of years ago, I did a 180 and switched to the 1.3 round shouldered Primetone...both Dunlop products. I just realized I use...
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    Re: OM strings and tuning

    I would think you'd want to go heavier, not lighter. You need more tension, not less.
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    Re: Chris Baird's shop burns - Arches Mandolins

    Very sorry to see this. I'm a happy owner of a Flat Top Oval he made a while back. all the best to him.
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    Re: Are you a mandolin picker?

    I do think it's a more idiomatic expression from bluegrass music. I don't use it myself but I don't have any negativity about people who do.
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