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    Re: Loving my Flatiron

    That is an exceptional beautiful Flatiron, congrats!

    (I love my Flatiron too, A5 Jr archtop)
  2. Re: I canít remember if learning guitar was this hard

    I'm quite fond of Kentucky's, currently have 2, used to have a couple more. your 250 maybe set up well but could also benefit from a fret level, nut slots /bridge refiled, some other stuff in Rob...
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    Re: less heavy tuners

    After years of really neck heavy monsters, open back banjos, 5 string warwick, and 8 string multiscale guitars, I'd say: a wide suede strap, piece of sticky yoga mat slotted to fit as a shoulder pad...
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    Re: Extra long strap?

    You could just goto a store that sells scrap leathers, Tandy, Joann Fabrics, someplace like that, make an extension. If it needs to be exactly color/texture matched, Tandy... and i think a leather...
  5. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    Huh, i frequent reddit's sub on that and just saw a Toronto thread (which isn't that helpful) https://old.reddit.com/r/violin/comments/ylit19/violin_consignment_shops_in_toronto_canada/

    But that...
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    Re: Consignment Advice

    I've had good experiences with Elderly and Dusty strings, certainly they both sold (about 5-6 banjos and mandolins total) for far more than I could have gotten. Elderly used to charge 15% for higher...
  7. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    Just spent an hour looking for my Wegen dipper, which is one of many favorites. Probably have to buy more at Dusty strings...

    This page lists probably the most common materials for picks so you...
  8. Re: Rec's on home recording gear for mandolin and voice ..

    On the mac, you could read about the OpenCore Legacy Patcher which would allow you to install a recent version of macOS but not Ventura: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Legacy-Patcher/

    and...
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    Re: Luither in Seattle Area

    and for high end mandolin Gail Hester in Poulsbo, Steve Smith in KY or Cat Fox in VT. I haven't had Ms. Hester work on any instruments but she has sterling reputation, the other 2 are perfectionists.
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    Re: Luither in Seattle Area

    violins: Lasley or David Stone... Mandos, if ask to speak to the tech at Emerald, Amer Music or GC Roosevelt, they're all named "Tyler!" and they're all excellent if overworked.
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    I recently played maybe 5 of the new Recording King $200 mandolins at various Guitar center's and 1 played great, 1 was sort of acceptable and 3 were horribly setup but the good one was the only...
  12. Re: WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on with deals like this?

    Yup, domain registered Mar 29, no history, no reviews, no nothing

    <removed... let's move onto something else, please.>
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    Re: guitar returned after 45 years

    another one: Bill Frisell wanted this one back for 37 years, he moved to Seattle, the guitar went on sale in Seattle...

    https://www.justgreatguitars.com/bill-frisell-1968-es-175-reunited/
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    Re: Where to donate a couple old mandos?

    The cafe recommended instrument donations to California Bluegrass Association, I sent them a $300 J Bovier from Amazon which was a amazingly great player for the money...
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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    if enough banjo killers show up, more archtop banjos w/clear heads cranked to 92, high action, high thin bridges, tailpiece cranked down, steel strings, pointy steel fingerpicks etc are going to show...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    I got the Korg and peterson clip on mikes, they don't work too well unless i run it thru a couple preamps but after that, into Peterson hd strobe, works great using their Mandolin sweetener tuning
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  17. Re: Left hand technique/Posture - My left thumb and my mandolin s

    this is my armrest, I think I have at least 3 of them, they're small works of art. I'm really fond of these and Tonegards, pickguard is something I think i like but I could probably do without...
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    Re: Puglisi on SGW today

    I'm going to #include the usual Shopgoodwill warning, read the return policy carefully, varies by individual Goodwill and I think returns requiring seller approval mean "hey you get to enjoy it for...
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    Re: Sweet deal on a Loar LM-520-VS

    Well happy NMD (new mando day). My first playable mandolin was a Loar A style, and yeah, it kept me going a long time. You can get the free setup pdf from forum member Rob Meldrum to take...
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    Re: Kentucky question

    email Saga and ask, they'll respond eventually, sometimes they're super busy. Pic of label or headstock helps
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    Re: Tuning Machine Knobs

    I always email Bob Smakula or Elderly or Gryphon in that order and they tell me what if they have exactly what I want/need. Also Dusty Strings, Music Emporium, Bernunzio etc
  22. Thread: Dusty Strings

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    Re: Dusty Strings

    That whole neighborhood is great for musical instruments, American Music up the hill, and Mike/Mike's Guitar bar which ahs some really nice acoustic instruments upstairs (I think a lot of people...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    Facing same challenges, including younger siblings saying their hand arthritis is steadily gaining. I've found that any shortcuts i can do on PC (keyboard/mouse macros, especially, and good...
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    Re: Seattle Jams and Meetups

    There used to be a few BG and oldtimey things listed in meetup.com before pandemic, but just ask at Dusty. That neighborhood, is guitar store central, Amer. Music up the road, Mike and Mike's guitar...
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    Wintergrass 2022

    anybody go/going? I couldn't today, kills me to miss Trischka and the Dawg..
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