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  1. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Being a no talent hack, there is no easiest one. The most difficult is what ever I happen to be playing at the time......
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    Re: Index finger pain

    I figured I'd revive this thread. I guess its been seven or so years (see post #6) since my bone spur issue first materialized. Its also been 7 years of pain free playing. Well, it's back! No...
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    Re: Big Muddy has fret buzz?

    I bought a Big Muddy from Mike a few months ago. It came with 3 bridges and instructions (on web site?) for use and installation. He said he always sends the extras for differences in preferences...
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    Re: Travel and humidity

    +1 on the Humidipak!
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I’m on my third SA. None of mine have had redwood tops so I can’t comment on that, but my current one (an F sn 388) has a spruce top. I’ve had monel strings on it for about 6 months. I’ve found...
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    For an inexpensive (Ibanez 510 in my case-no pun intended) mandolin I just use a Boulder Alpine bag-no matter the mode of travel. For air travel, I put it in a small back pack(my carry on) so the...
  7. Thread: Ibanez 510

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    Re: Ibanez 510

    If you read the specs, the current 510 is all laminate woods-spruce over sapele (sic). Neck is mahogany. For the price it’s a decent mando. The tailpiece on mine needed replacement as it was flimsy...
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    Becoming a Luthier-How?

    First, I’m not planning on jumping on that train-shoot I have trouble properly sharpening a pencil. But I have been curious as to how one gets established as a maker of mandolins and or guitars or...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    OK, I’m an old man (72), but I have been playing a while. I’m going to recommend (although it’s totally your-the OP-decision) a mandolin vs an octave to start. More learning resources, better...
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    Re: Jamming-What to do?

    I can play melody Ok on mandolin. Not to be obtuse or argumentative, my question is NOT which to play, how to get there, etc. I just want to blend in. I can take breaks, have taken breaks, but...
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    Jamming-What to do?

    I searched on this and came up empty. I’ve generally played (badly) dobro for my main jamming instrument, but can no longer play it for some stupid physical issues. I have on occasion played...
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    Re: Campfire travel Mandolin

    I do a bit of international travel so at this point anything with rosewood and potentially ebony and even certain mahogany are/could be an issue depending on the customs person you’re dealing with. ...
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    Re: Am I asking too much?

    I have the same model Ibanez. I bought it new for $100. I did a set up on it - I bought it to practice setting it up. I had to purchase a new tailpiece because the original was weak and was...
  14. Re: Which higher priced F style models have solid wood scrolls?

    I really didn’t want to join the fray here, but just can’t help myself. First no disrespect to anyone. Seems to me there is great info on what generates tone. I’ve had A and F styles from small...
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolins

    Hmmm, from what I read, it’s just a different color option........ also saw that it’s the same price as the rest of the “270” series. You may want to shop around a bit. Hope this helps.
  16. Thread: Cleaver add

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    Re: Cleaver add

    Shoot, I thought this was some thread about butchers wielding cleavers, or something about Leave it to Beaver.........
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    Re: Peghead Nation Instructors

    No hijack intended-well maybe....... I consider myself an intermediate and reviewed Peghead’s course descriptions. I found I didn’t know some of the beginner things (S Gilchrist courses) but was...
  18. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Nice! Plus a vintage Masi to boot!
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    NMD-Big Muddy CITES Special

    I just received a rustic model M-0. It has a maple fret board, maple bridge, and walnut back and sides. No Rosewood at all. I do some international traveling and the whole CITES thing has put me...
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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    Sorry, definitely meant ITM sessions. I don’t have any issues with the mandolin at the bluegrass jams I attend. I play Anglo Concertina. I would guess if there’s a concertina that is at a...
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    Should I Buy an OM

    So, does this make sense. I currently play mandolin, but at nowhere near session tempo. I also started up on the concertina about a year ago and same issue-too slow for session tempo. I enjoy going...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    I had an MK Firefly that had a thick sticky poly finish on the neck. Very hard to play. I tried roughing it up with steel wool which worked for a time. Finally I swallowed hard and carefully...
  23. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    Damn! I’m going to be up there next week and wanted to test drive (not buy) it. Oh well. But, on the other hand, congratulations to you. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it and put it to good use. At least...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Brlck, mine was made to resemble an old mandolin that was well taken care of. So kind of very mildly distressed which I like. I’ve not seen a max distressed SA in person. And yes, it appears you...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    I’ve owned (still own 1) 3 totally different SAs. As Brlck describes the pronounced arch to top and back, only one was in that mode and it had the darkest tone of the three. The F5 I currently own...
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