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  1. Re: Pingwell or Gotoh tuners? (Eastman 505 or 805)

    A bunch of my guitars have Gotoh. My mandolins have Schaller and Stewmac’s brand. My new Eastman guitar has Ping. They all work fine.
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    Re: Help with selecting new strings

    Yeah, no need for the high action with the EJ75 strings. Nickel Bronze sounded especially awesome.
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    Re: Help with selecting new strings

    My first mandolin was a 315. In my opinion, 11-40 strings sounded weak, while 11.5-41 really brought it to life. You can set the action a little lower with the heavier strings to counter for them...
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    Re: XT we barely new ya!

    I suppose they could be testing the waters, and given the backlash of yanking the EXPs, I could see why they’re treading a little more lightly. On the other hand, considering that we’ve only seen the...
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    Re: XT we barely new ya!

    There’s a lot of misinformation in this thread.

    What really happened: D’Addario introduced a new product, XS coated strings available in 11-40.

    What people think happened, but very clearly...
  6. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Since my previous reply, I’ve added the clip less NS Micro to my Northfield, and it works perfectly. I went for the top D string tuner, so it sits flush with the end of the headstock, catches all...
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    Re: Pick shootout

    I’ve been through the gamut of picks, bought/sold/traded tons of BC, Red Bear, Wegen, etc…

    The conclusion I’ve come to is I can use just about anything if it’s beveled and around 1.5mm. The...
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Three cheers for Banjo Ben, indeed. It was maybe 3 days from ordering to receiving.

    I’ll add that the Northfield Heirloom Recurve case fits the Tone-Garded Model M perfectly.
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    Pick shootout

    Weíre out of town on vacation, and I brought a mandolin and guitar, with a huge stack of picks. I played the A part of Jerusalemís Ridge a few times on my Eastman AC420 dreadnought, and asked my wife...
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    Re: Thile's personal luthier

    For clarification, my post above was in jest. I agree it’s interesting knowing things like that, and really find it off putting when anyone replies “Who cares? Won’t make you play like them.”
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    Re: Thile's personal luthier

    Who cares? Having Thile's guy setup your mandolin isn't going to make you play like him.



    (kidding)
  12. Glad to see such power and support behind this...

    Glad to see such power and support behind this movement.
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    Re: Porch Pride

    I swear I read that Jesus said to love everyone.
  14. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    Iím hesitant to attach price to whether or not an instrument is a keeper.

    I had a Gibson Doyle Lawson F-5. It got sold, and I prefer the Northfield Model M Iím playing now. They cost about 25% of...
  15. Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    I had a V Pick Freakishly Large round. It's 3mm, feels like about 16, and sounded even chirpier than the one in the above video.

    If Santana thinks it sounds like playing with his thumb, I'm glad...
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Just got my Tone-Gard from Banjo Ben’s store, install took about 5 seconds, and it took another 5 seconds to realize it was a good investment.

    Added bonus: it’s just heavy enough that my...
  17. Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    That 4.20mm pick is hysterical. The town where I live is known as a hippie Mecca (which it used to be), and when I was in high school, lots of people believed the local pizza place put a certain...
  18. Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Amen.

    I brought a new to me mandolin to band practice recently. Of course I was curious to know what everybody thought about it, but I know that I think it sounds better than my other one, it’s...
  19. Re: Reeltime Travelers: Has Their First Album Vanished?

    I would try to track down one of the members online and ask about purchasing a copy.
  20. Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    I use BlueChips at $35 each. I can use most any pick, but the BCs don’t slip around in my fingers. Anybody listening to me play might not hear $35 worth of pick, but they won’t see me getting pissed...
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    Re: DR strings (thanks Ivan)

    All good, and I agree we’re in agreement, haha.

    Hope they work for you.
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    Re: DR strings (thanks Ivan)

    When I started playing mandolin and got on this forum (2016), Ivan was an extremely active member. Always enjoyed his point of view. After a brief hiatus, I returned to the mandolin and the Cafe, and...
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    Jammin' with Sam

    There's some pretty wonderful stuff on here. For instance:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ORvK7aHp8
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    Re: String woes

    I feel a little difference but hear a night and day difference between 11 and 11.5. Not hair-splitting at all. The 15 and 16 are a huge difference, as well.

    If you wanna talk about hair...
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    Re: A Style in case for F style

    Thanks for this recommendation. Started doing this with my Model M in its Airloom Recurve case, and it's great.
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