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    Skip Kelley A5 #46

    This wonderful mandolin arrived on my doorstep today.

    It's a real keeper - wonderful tone, great playability, excellent looks. It really has the works!

    Many thanks to Skip Kelley for building...
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    Re: Mono case VS Reunion Blues Continental

    Wow - more rigid and more protection! That must be some serious padding - my guitar feels safe as houses in my mono.

    May I please ask why you believe the Mono is more functional? Mainly due to the...
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    Mono case VS Reunion Blues Continental

    G'day folks,

    I really love my Mono case for my semi-hollow guitar and was hoping that Mono did a mandolin case (unfortunately not).

    Just wondering whether anyone out there might have a Mono...
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    Re: capturing that bluegrass sound

    Alex is pretty well spot on here.
    The bass notes are very important in the bluegrass guitar sound - and it's quite challenging to accent the bass notes instead of the strum.

    I actually come from...
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    Re: Best A Styles Close to $2500

    I had almost this exact same happy decision to make about 9 months ago.

    I narrowed down my choice to:
    Carver - Chris Standridge
    Skip Kelley
    Waiting for a used Carlson Flatiron to pop up

    In...
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    Re: There Is No Mandolin

    Sing!
    Scales, arpeggios, melodies, transcriptions, improvisations.

    If you can't sing it, you can't hear it and if you can't hear it, you can't play it.
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    Re: Custom Built Process

    G'day mate, I recently went ahead and ordered a custom build from a luthier without ever having played his instruments.

    Living in Australia, there was simply no way of doing so and unfortunately a...
  8. Re: Mike Marshall's Loar and Chris Thile's Dudenbostel

    I'll add myself as another to the list that prefers the sound of Thile's Dudenbostel to his/Marshall's Loar.
    For me, his tone on How To Grow a Woman is the pinnacle of what I'm aspiring towards...
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    Re: time to upgrade

    There are lots of threads on this topic already - have a search and you'll find a whole bunch.

    Generally speaking though, here are a few of the common recommendations:
    1. A style will give you...
  10. Re: Ricky Skaggs played on Fox News this morning

    Thanks for drawing our attention to the interview and tune! Wouldn't have known it happened down here in Australia.
    Does anyone have the book yet? I'd be interested in having a read...
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    Re: My Skip Kelley F5 #40

    Congratulations - I'll second shortymack in that it sounds and looks great.
    I have a build under way with Skip at the moment, so it's exciting to see that he's really hitting his straps with the...
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    Re: Harry's Guitar Shop- Raleigh, NC

    I'm fairly sure you would be happy with a setup from Skip Kelley (I'm currently in the process of a build with him, in fact). His mandolins are frequently described as having great playability
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    Re: Pickup on Kentucky KM-1500

    Lots of good options out there, I think.
    I personally have a Schertler DYN-M and I play in a pretty raucous bluegrass/hoedown band (think Old Crow Medicine Show).

    PROS:
    -Stick on, so you can...
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    Re: Silverangel Super Max

    Whew, what a looker! More out of curiosity than anything else, is that one going up for sale at all?
  15. Re: How many artists REALLY feel what they play/sing ??

    I often have a similar reaction to "Silver Dagger" (sometimes known as Katie Dear) and "The Ballad of Love and Hate". Great tunes.
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    Re: Looking for a great mid-cost mandolin

    You could always keep an eye out for a used small builder A5 - Carver (built by Chris Standridge) and Girouard might just scrape into that price range if you buy second hand. They're both terrific...
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    Re: Recommendations on used F

    I'd just keep an eye out on the classifieds for a while. You might find you can pick up a nice bargain on a used mando from a small builder or something like that.
    Having said that, the one KM1000...
  18. Re: Post here if you've had a POSITIVE custom build experience

    I had a great experience with Chris Standridge from Carver mandolins. Although (for various reasons) the build didn't eventuate, he was a top bloke to deal with and I reckon produces some of the best...
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    Re: French Polish Over Varnish

    It was an incredible looking instrument to begin with, Mr Hamlett - I really like the way it's aged as well!
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    Re: Headway Pickup

    I've heard some great things about the Headway systems too - apparently they sound great and it's quite hard to make them feed back, which is always a plus. Never used one myself though.

    If it's...
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    Re: Radial ToneBone

    Does anyone know of any options for a case in which to store/carry the PZ Pre? Hopefully something with a bit of padding to protect against bumps etc...
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    Re: my collection's complete

    That Flatiron is just a boss!
    A great collection.
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    Re: finger tip~tips?

    I overheard a classical mando player saying that if you rub your fingers on your hair/scalp just above your ear for a few seconds, the natural oils in your hair will build up on your fingertips and...
  24. Re: Post a picture of an unconventional colour scheme/finish

    Phew! There are some rippers out there!
    Here are another couple - admittedly pinched from the "Post a picture of your backside" thread, and at the risk of turning this into the maple show, I think...
  25. Post a picture of an unconventional colour scheme/finish

    We all love a good sunburst, but I must admit, my eyes are often drawn to less conventional stain work on a mandolin.

    Not sure if this type of thread has already been started, but I've had a...
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