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    Re: James Tailpiece Opinions

    The James is far superior to the Allen/Monteleone (sp) in my opinion.
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    Re: James Tailpiece Opinions

    The James tailpiece is one terrific accessory. It's extremely well-designed. It looks like traditional Gibson-style tailpiece with a removable cover. But under the hood, it's a wonder. It's solidly...
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    Re: James Tailpiece Opinions

    My opinion is that whatever Lynn did to the setup while replacing the tailpiece is the most likely culprit.
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    Live from Fur Peace Ranch

    Just to add another choice for you viewing pleasure during the quarantine though there is no mandolin content. Jorma Kaukonen has been playing some great live shows from the Fur Peace Ranch every...
  5. First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    Just received from Dennis.



    ... there's an Eastman El Rey in there!
  6. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    I did the extension scoop my self. I used a dremel with the small sanding barrel. I did cover the surface to protect it. I've done this procedure many times over the years and feel pretty comfortable...
  7. Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy birthday to the Dawg, born this date 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey. Still making beautiful and meaningful sounds after changing the face of acoustic music forever!

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    Tim O’brien on songwriting.

    Very cool and informative video. He’s such a down to earth guy...


    https://youtu.be/j4lSQfvWC5c
  9. Re: Current pros looking to teach lessons during down time

    C. J. Lewandowski
  10. Re: Current pros looking to teach lessons during down time

    Works for us. I'd guess you could add to that list, and I'll probably think of more at some point:

    Tristan Scroggins
    Mike Compton
    Don Stiernberg
    Adam Steffey
    Wayne Benson
    Marla Fibish
    Sharon...
  11. Current pros looking to teach lessons during down time

    Hey Everybody,

    Bummer so many great musicians are out of work right now, but on the bright side many folks are looking for students right now to pass the time and pay the bills. I have a lesson...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

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    My New DIY F5 and Pegasus from Draper Music(highly recommended).
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    The Pegasus cases are as cool as they look, yes. They're all custom order for your preference of outside color and interior, either solid color or Tartan plaid. What I like the most about them is how...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNFq679Z4VY
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    There are no bad mandolins.
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    Nice story about Mike Marshall's Loar

    About 10 years ago or so I was attending an industry retreat in Massachusetts at which we were lucky enough to have Mike Marshall, along with a couple of young guys on violin and bass, play for us...
  17. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Here she is. Love it love it love it!


    https://youtu.be/FNcmjk3QsY8
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    I just saw her on Saturday night in Pittsburgh ... it was nothing short of incredible.

    The musicianship was just over the top...it’s a four piece band: Sierra on mandolin family instruments and...
  19. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Jordan was super helpful and sent me sound files of all three instruments. All there very distinctive and pleasant. The Pava sounded complex. The Collings was shimmery in a nice way. But the winner...
  20. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    To my ears, pretty much all of the teens and twenties-built Gibson mandolins have intonation problems. None of them play in tune like a quality CNC-cut modern fingerboard mandolin can play in tune. ...
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    Kimble a5 captured in the Wild!

    Been wanting a good A model to supplement my main Duff F (#200 - super sweet!). Kimbles, Duffs, were of primary interest and I had not seen any used for a while so I thought I would look at Reverb...
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    Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    Curt Mangan PB Bluegrass series or CM Monel . Both great , to my ears !
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    EJ74's, Flat Tops, or Thomastik Mittels, depending on what you're into. It is true that the truss rod instruments have more gumption, on the average, and you can goose that a bit with 80/20 bronze or...
  24. Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    I've always used D'Addario J74 on F4s. The tops are thick and you need a bit of tension to get it to deliver.
    :)
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    Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    J74s

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