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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    My question is, there is some form of buildup between my bridge and tailpiece on the strings. I use J75ís and J74ís sometimes.
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    Re: Vintage Mandolin Headquarters

    That’s a sweet mando! Don’t see those every day.
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    Re: Stepping up from the £1K bracket

    I second the above post about 90's (and even later as long as its a US made one) Flatirons, there are some really killer A-5's that can be bought in the $1,000-2,000 range.

    As far as F-styles: I...
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    Agreed Br1ck, well put. A mandolin player around me got a Collings MF around the same time that I got my Ratliff and I got to play it at a jam recently. It was a sweet mandolin, no doubt about that -...
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    Wow, that’s a beauty Dan. Very nice looking. I hope mine is still with me in 20 years. That one has aged well so far. Glad to know people like their Ratliff mandos!
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    Itís a country boy F with a dark sunburst and some upgrades - James Tailpiece, fretboard extension, Flower headstock inlay, dot Fret inlays. I believe itís a Sitka spruce top and maple back and sides...
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    I'm now the proud owner of #1194. Its exactly what I was looking for - loud, punchy, and sweet. The satin burst is very nice looking and the overall workmanship is very solid. I've hardly put it...
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    Re: Anyone from SWFL?

    Sounds awesome Scotter, thanks for sharing. I’d love to know more so I can get out to one! I love to freestyle jam and I like to play bluegrass as well as old-time, Irish, and Appalachian tunes on...
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    Anyone from SWFL?

    I live in Bonita Springs , FL and was wondering if there are any other players from the mandolincafe who live around this area. Looking to find some good jams! :grin:
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    Re: David Grisman's Dawg pick

    I haven't tried one of the 'official' Dawg picks, but there is a company called FauxPicks (presumably because they are imitation tortoise, made of some natural material) who makes very very nice Dawg...
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    Re: Peghead Nation

    What is the name of that jig they are playing in that video? That was awesome!
  12. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    please change my name to Joe DiLorenzo. I didn't realize how much time I would be spending here :popcorn:
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    Re: A nod to Ratliff Mandolins

    I am blessed to currently have Audey building a country boy for myself. Cannot wait to give it some lovin'. I was drawn in by the stripped down motif, the fact that they are by an independent builder...
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    Re: Flatiron "PerfRomer A" Label

    My guess is a label that was supposed to say Performer F, and then they just stuck an A on it once they noticed the misspelling.
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    Flatiron "PerfRomer A" Label

    greetings,
    I recently acquired a flatiron performer A, made in Nashville TN in 2001. The other day I noticed the label on the inside was misprinted, reading "Flatiron Perfromer A", the A seemingly...
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