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    Re: I built 2 F5s and a custom 3 point

    They look great - dig the two point and the Torch & Wire. Keep building!
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Thanks for your reporting on all things mandolin at NAMM, Scott!
  3. Re: My only Mandolin's nut got damaged, what is my best option?

    I was going to make the same argument for preventative measures in the future - a new nut is nothing compared to repairing the top or repairing a broken neck!
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    My first "really good" mandolin was a Collings MT2. Beautiful mandolin, great cutting voice. After a few years I developed some hand issues and started playing it less and less - the narrow sharp V...
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Be careful: you might find yourself > 6 months since you picked up a guitar. If that is the case, your guitar chops will be a bit rusty (don't ask how I know).
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    Re: Fine as frog's hair ...

    Mando-porn every time you look- same builder; check out the back:

    https://themusicemporium.com/mandolins/pava_a4_pro_oval
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Check out Brian Oberlin - he does solo mandolin with and without vocals. Swing, BG and classical. Aaron Weinstein - chord/melody swing as recorded in the Jazz, etc section of this forum.
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    Re: Loarfest 2020

    Envy!
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    Re: The straps I ended up making

    I like that security loop under the tail piece; protects against end pin pop out!
  10. Re: Bucky Pizzarelli-style chord melody from Aaron Weinstein

    cool tune, great arrangement and playing!
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    Re: Looking for Mandolin ID Feedback

    Make sure that you put really light gauge strings on this mandolin!
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Paul: The documentary is available for purchase thru Vimeo, and other platforms, and I think is in NetFlick's vaults as a documentary. Several PBS stations are still airing the movie - check your...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    My biggest raise came when my youngest graduated from college and the mortgage was paid off! I had permission from a mandolin facilitator... and sold a few instruments to make room for the Nugget.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Jim Garber: You are right - "That is one beautiful mandolin, for sure, but I would be just as happy..."; however it was what was available and it is about every thing I'll ever need (with exceptions...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I'll fess up with my favorite:
    http://sandymunromusic.com/s/Nugget_Deluxe_A_162.html
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    Re: Best type of string for my mandolin

    Nobody can tell you what will sound best to you on your mandolin! You will likely get recommendations from others reflecting their favorite strings.

    I'd recommend purchasing several different...
  17. Re: Pelican Vault 730 as a Double Mandolin Case

    If you're flying, will this fit overhead, or will you need to check it as luggage?
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Lotsa luck avoiding MAS! You have no where to go but UP!
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    Re: Retirement gift. Fender Tele Tenor.

    Very appropriate retirement gift! No wonder I couldn't score a Fender tenor tele on Dietrich's website;)
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    Re: An interesting accessory...

    I like the best pick up for a banjo better: F-150; F-250 for dual pickups!
  21. Re: edit of the bluegrass album with only bobby hick's solos

    Since you've already messed with this album - Doyle's mandolin playing on the Bluegrass Album would be mighty fine!
  22. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    I have gathered together with 2-3 friends for almost 24 years most Sunday (occasional Saturday) afternoons. Initially we all played "Spanish" style guitars with an Americana type repertoire. As we...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    A refrigerator white A3 that I bought in college and sold to a friend so that I could afford a U-Haul truck rental for a move with my family from Iowa to Utah for my residency. Always regretted that...
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    Re: comparing Eastman Mandola's

    I had an early 815 in their violin finish - it was a steal because it didn't pass quality control - the highest fret marker was on the 14th fret. I didn't notice until several months after the...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Gorgeous! Hope you post a sound file or video.
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