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  1. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    I started as well to play at age ~57, this is my 1st and only instrument. Eight years later, I’m still having fun, playing in jams, with friends and with a band. My goal, which I am still...
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    If you were clearly at fault then pay.
    But if you back into someone at a jam and they don’t have their strap on tight or they have a loose end pin,
    I think it’s a grey area.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I like the term "player acclimatization" even though it has only been used a couple of times in the cafe and probably 1000 times less than "open up"
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    I have an Eastman and a Collings. They are both keepers for different reasons. Almost all of what I hear is the player not the mandolin. With eyes closed, I can tell this is Sam Bush playing, I...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    Yes, a shirt with Collings Mandolin
  6. Thread: Arthritis?

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    Re: Arthritis?

    I have osteoarthritis in my hands, and my thumbs are bothered the most. I saw a doctor/specialist who said there is not anything besides over the counter meds to help. I’ve tried a number of herbal...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    If you can afford it, and will play and enjoy the F5, buy it now before it is too late. Your music and stories will be great. I know many people who have more dollars invested in cabins or boats that...
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    Re: Is there such a thing as a "Mandolin Culture?"

    I think there may be a significant difference in perspective based on playing skill level. I started playing mandolin as my 1st instrument 5 years ago at about age 55. I can now read music and play...
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    Re: Hits a little too close to home

    What you don't see is the $20k kitchen update that he is about to agree on.
  10. Re: Best placement spot for an external piezo pickup on A-type?

    K&K has the following guide for locating external pickups
    http://kksound.com/support/pickups101/sweetspot.php
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    Re: Gilchrist Mandolins

    I thought that mandolins should sell by the ounce. Since they weight about 1kg, a basic mandolin would be $6/oz, a Weber $60/oz , A Gilchirst $600/oz, a Loar $6000/oz, like gold and diamonds, or...
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    Re: Interested in learning the Mandolin

    Manda,
    Madison is a great place to try high quality Mandolins.
    Spruce has a very large selection of Webers and Eastman, as well as many vintage Gibson's
    Madison Music has a good selection of...
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