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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Loving the Straight Up Strings on my Kimble A-5 and my Dana Bourgeois OM Country Boy
  2. Thread: Hiscox cases

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    Re: Hiscox cases

    I carry my splendid 1942 Epiphone Triumph archtop in one and I love it. And if I absolutely had to, I would gate check it in that case.
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    Re: Siminoff Straight Up Strings

    The March 2020 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited has my story on Straight Up Strings and the new owner, Kali Nowakowski. Truly a great company that believes in ethical practices and does an amazing job...
  4. Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    One correction to the lyric, it's Where loneliness abounds, not Well. Great job, thanks for this! Now do yourselves a favor and go watch this amazing version with Molly Tuttle and John Mailander:
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    Re: Will Kimble mandolins are....

    Will is one of those musician/luthiers who works really, really hard at building the best-sounding mandolins he can while keeping the price affordable to working musicians. I've owned two, and my A...
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    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    I use full spectrum CBD orally daily, which has helped significantly with the daily issues, and my neurologist prescribed beta blockers but I'm reluctant to go that route. She said there's a...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    There's a review of these strings in the new Acoustic Guitar. They liked them a lot.
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    Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    At 66, I'm beginning to show progressing signs of a benign tremor (not Parkinson's or ALS according to my neurologist) that I inherited from mom. I've been using full spectrum CBD oil the past couple...
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    Trump tariffs and Eastman

    Nothing political here... --snip--

    Actually, yes, the title is a direct violation of Forum guidelines. If you wish to discuss tariffs there is a more appropriate fashion in which to do so. As a...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    One of the absolute best mandolins players I ever knew, three-time Winfield champ Dave Peters, had Thomastiks on his two Nugget mandolins back before hardly anyone knew anything about those strings...
  11. Re: Straight Up Strings by Siminoff - any thoughts or experiences

    That was my main string set on my Kimble A-5 until I switched to Thomastiks. I used them on my mahogany guitars, too. But also check out Stringjoy in Nashville. Only electric and acoustic guitar...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey electric mandolin?

    Thank you, Chris
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    Eastman El Rey electric mandolin?

    Really intrigued by this instrument. Eastman does everything it tries to do very well, IME. Anyone have one of those or had a chance to really try one out? Does Dennis Vance have them?

    TIA

    Dave...
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    Source for single Thomastik strings?

    I need a replacement A string for the heavy gauge Thomastik mandolin set.Any ideas where I can buy one?

    TIA, Dave McCarty
  15. Re: whoa, i like the looks of this 2 point in the classifieds

    Will's two-points are exceptional, and I think he nails that design aesthetic better than any other luthier, and I'll stand on Tom Ellis' coffee table in my cowboy boots (to paraphrase Steve Earle)...
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    Re: Best gig bag Iíve ever owned

    I've been using a Mono M80 bag for about two years now, and I absolutely love it. I've used a leather Reunion Blues bag, which was very nice. But the Mono bag is exceptional, IMO. I'ver used it to...
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    Gee, Gibson dropping the ball. Man, THAT never happens ... LOL
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    Visit to Will Kimble's today

    Just a quick note about my visit to Will Kimble's shop today. Dropped off my three-year old A-5, #236, which hadn't seen Mac Daddy Will since he sent it to Cotten Music after finishing it in March...
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    Re: Armrest keeps falling off

    My advice is also buy a proper armrest/chinrest tool. The homemade ones that come with most armrests are crap. Buy a tool that's designed to give you proper control and adjustment on the screws:
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  20. Thread: Namm 2019

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    Re: Namm 2019

    So, I'm guessing there's no sign of a Collings "Traditional" series mandolin similar to the T guitars this year? That would be a natural step for them to take at some point, more Loaresque...
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    Re: Gig bags: The Good and Bad

    Love my Mono 80 dreadnought bag
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    Re: Bill Monroe by Tom Ewing - Book Review

    I'm about 1/5th though it. Nice job by Ewing
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    Re: Boss TU-03 tuner?

    The display is awesome, very big and bright and easy to read.
  24. Re: Bose S1 Pro rechargable amp, backpack unit. Love it!

    Looking for a battery PA/amp, and this is high on my list. But does it include phantom power for the mic input?
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    Re: Boss TU-03 tuner?

    Well, I dropped the hammer on one of these, only $21 at Sam Ash. Might be my favorite tuner now. It grabs the string signal vibrantly, unlike several other tuners I own, and displays a very clear and...
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