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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    Hey Tom... Glassweb here... the XTs suck, but DA's new XS set is fantastic. More expensive, yes, but they sound better, play better, last way longer and if you buy them by the box from Sweetwater...
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5

    gone!
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    Re: Odd Gibson A4 on eBay

    Even more strange is, from what I can see, the absence of an ivoroid binding surrounding the back of the mandolin. Any one else?
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    Re: Northfield M, a Step Up From My KM-900?

    I think you will find the NFM to be the superior mandolin in every way. Fit, finish, playability, intonation and setup will be nearly flawless. As mentioned above the tone between the two instruments...
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    Re: William Halsey mandolin owners?

    William Halsey's talent can only be matched by his kindness. I had the chance to play one of his F5 mandolins earlier this year and I believe it was as fine as any mandolin I've played... with the...
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    worth remembering that when Gibson Co. was in its heyday (1900-1925) with mandolins the strings used were of lower tension and thickness than they are today. I imagine Loar F5s did not see a .40 G...
  7. Re: Win: A Private Mandolin Lesson with David Grisman

    chords, rhythm playing, dynamics, double-stop tremolos, arranging a tune... choose your poison... David is a master of them all. who knows, maybe this Winter he'll be offering on-line private...
  8. Re: Spotted in Phoenix- a Parrot and early Orville

    A most strange and unique early F5. notice how this mandolin has a "heel cap" on the back where the neck joins the body. I can't recall another Loar that has that configuration... may be wrong about...
  9. Re: Spotted in Phoenix- a Parrot and early Orville

    Leave the parrot... take the cannoli...
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    Unlike many "new to the scene" mandolin builders who ask ridiculously high prices for their new F5 mandolins (of varying quality and sound), Tom Ellis is a true mandolin pioneer who, in my opinion,...
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    Re: Loar-era Gibson F4 -- Structurally Sound?

    I see nothing wrong with this mandolin. Somebody seems to have fitted a new saddle to the bridge at some point, but other than that I see no signs of top sinkage... the reflections in your photos...
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    Re: Acoustic Disc Podcasts

    The current podcast offering (#10) is all about the creation of "The Kitchen Tapes"... i.e. the amazing duet recordings of Red Allen and Frank Wakefield which were the precursor to a most important...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    You're on a roll man... first the Flatiron Artist and now this... game over man! Play on... play on!
  14. Re: F5 Upgrade Guidance - Gibson, Collings, Northfield

    Will Kimble has three of his famed 2-point mandolins in progress on the workbench as we speak. As an owner/player of both a Kimble 2-point mandolin and mandola all I can say is (as Shaun stated...
  15. Re: F5 Upgrade Guidance - Gibson, Collings, Northfield

    The Gibson cannot match the build quality and feel of either the Collings or the Northfield. The Northfield 4th Gen is an amazing instrument for the money. But in the end it all comes down to tone...
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5

    2016 was a special year for the Big Mon model. They were doing a beautiful golden brown finish then and the necks were perfection... much more comfortable than the profile they've been using for the...
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    Re: Kimble neck - forearm pain

    It seems to me that mandolin necks keep getting thicker, more poorly tapered and just damn harder to play! Kentucky, Eastman, The Loar and yes, even Northfield have, over the last several years,...
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    Re: Avenue Guitars Shout Out

    I agree with the first two posts... an honorable biz and Sean is an admirable guy. Thanks Sean!
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    Re: Sonny Osborne passes

    Sad news... another Bluegrass legend has passed. Not only a fantastic musician, but a hell of an intelligent, decent and funny man. I'll miss him...
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    Re: Question About Northfield Model M Tone

    Northfield, like all other builders and makers, is going after a certain sound. I have owned and played a number of Northfield mandolins and I would say that each model has its own "signature sound"....
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I have tried many Apollo picks... including the new MM signature model. They are all great products, but in the end I keep coming back to my "modified" BC TAD 50.
  22. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Stan & Hap's original Mandolin Bros. incarnation on Bay Street on Staten Island was amazing. In the earliest days it was all vintage... no electrics, no gear and I don't recall any new instruments...
  23. Re: Article: Critically Acclaimed Dawg Jazz / Dawg Grass Re-Relea

    Yes! In fact the DVD of this amazing show can be purchased on a web site named after a certain river in South America...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    [QUOTE=Jim Garber;1839718]That OP's is a real beauty. I own the precursor '83 A5-2. Main difference is that hardware is not gold-plated. Bought one of the first two carved Flatirons from Mandolin...
  25. Re: Article: Critically Acclaimed Dawg Jazz / Dawg Grass Re-Relea

    One of David's best releases... and the cuts with Grappelli are sublime! Get it!
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