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  1. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    The "no return" policy always scares me off. What if I don't like the sound of it?
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    I like the TKL Zero Gravity case a lot, great storage pockets and the mandolin is well protected.
    https://tkl.com/en/uproduct/tkl-zero-gravity-combination-a-f-style-mandolin-case?id=06151-2%2FBL
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Gilchrist F5

    I really like the look and sound of the LaPlant also
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    Re: Modal music (Balkan) on the mandolin

    Beautiful melody and performance. Very interesting, thank you!
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    Re: Am I asking too much?

    I would just hang onto it for the future, maybe your kid or grandkid will become interested. Or maybe you'll have a student to loan or rent it to. Years ago, I gave a similar model away to someone...
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    Re: Reccomend a good Mel Bay book

    There's quite a variety in this book, folk, Italian, classical themes, Irish, old time, blues and other International music:
    https://www.melbay.com/Products/93952/anthology-of-mandolin-music.aspx
  7. Re: Article: Jarmo Romppanen Releases Nordic Mandolin

    Jarmo, will the CD be on ITunes U.S.?
  8. Re: How do the Eastman Oval Holes compare to the F hoe Mandos?

    I have played 2 Eastman f hole and one Eastman oval. The oval sounded really weak in comparison. The 2 Fs sounded more like a really good oval to be with more of a round sound rather than bark.
  9. Re: Block of wood under strings between nut and truss rod cover?

    Good question!
    Here's the video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=GUEO1Vd11Wk
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    GHS Bobby Osborne strings

    I am really enjoying these strings, the D being .24 and the G is .038. I can play much faster and cleaner with the lower strings being a bit less thick. Anyone else like these?
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    Re: wireless mics for speaking

    Thank you both for the ideas,
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    wireless mics for speaking

    I need a wireless mic for speakers to use at events and weddings. Strictly for speaking, not for singing or instruments etc.
    The mic can be on a mic stand, i just want to get rid of cords that...
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    Re: Considering a jump to Flatwounds

    The feel of the EFW74s is great. I can play for hours on them, but you lose some volume compared to the Phosphor Bronze strings.
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    Re: La Bella 770M silver-plated on Godin

    The La Bella D & G string will sound a bit brighter and they may wear out a bit sooner, but you might prefer the feel. I would try the LaBellas.
  15. Re: Sarah Jarosz uses Elixir Nanowebs....anybody like them????

    The Elixir Nanowebs worked wonders for the sound of my teen's A. They really brightened it up in a good way.
  16. Re: Article: Mel Bay Releases Renaissance Tunebook by John Holenk

    Just a heads up from looking at the samples on the Mel Bay site, there does not appear to be any tablature.
  17. Thread: ball ends

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    Re: ball ends

    Ovation mandolins use ball ends, may be the shop sold them as well?
  18. Thread: bone saddle?

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    Re: bone saddle?

    Thank you for the replies so far!
  19. Thread: bone saddle?

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    Re: bone saddle?

    I thought I'd bump up this old thread to see if anyone has any new input.
    The trebles on my 1918 A-4 are a bit muted, has anyone tried the bone insert on the e and a strings on an old Gibson?
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    Re: Transcription of Chris Thile's Faith River?

    I would like a copy also.
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    Re: Christmas in County Kerry medley

    Thank you Roger!
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    Christmas in County Kerry medley

    Does anyone know the names of all the songs in this medley?

    Thanks


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xakgjRFIEUQ#t=52
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    Re: Best Chris Thile video?

    My recent favorite:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRhyVjcsGFo
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    Re: Hanging mandolins on the wall

    Thank you for the discussion so far.
    Is there a reason to pick the String Swing over the Hercules other than price?
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    Hanging mandolins on the wall

    After refinishing my basement and looking at expensive art to decorate the walls, it occurred to me to just use my 4 mandolins as wall art.

    What hangers should I use
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    Does anyone have any...
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