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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    Trying the various brands and styles of strings is a fun and relatively cheap adventure. Enjoy it!
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    Re: My mysterious JBovier Knock-off

    Understood. I felt weird even asking, and in hindsight see I really shouldn’t have.

    Charley’s acoustic room is really great. Last time I was in there I stayed about an hour and struck up a...
  3. Thread: Apollo Picks !

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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    Here's an update on my recent pick-geeking:

    Nik is still making the Apollo picks I ordered, and he was kind enough to help me with a last minute change I made with the gauges.

    The BC is still...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    This morning I've been messing around with The Golden Slippers. Fun tune!
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    I noticed a while back that the headstock on my MT is getting beat up due to using a guitar string winder. It bugged me at first but now I think it looks kind of cool. YMMV.
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    Re: My mysterious JBovier Knock-off

    I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and am curious as to where you bought it (though if you're uncomfortable saying so, that's ok). I've been to pretty much every shop around here that sells...
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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    I ran across one of these and alluded to it in an earlier post: 2009 at the late great FQMS in Louisville, KY. It was a very plain MT and the most amazing mandolin I’ve ever heard or played. We had...
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    Re: Looking to have some pearl inlay work done.

    I’m having the work done by Bruce Weber. I’ll post a pic when it’s done. Very excited!
  9. Re: Possible Transition from Light to Medium Strings

    Murphy’s is a good shop ran by good people. I’m down the road in Euless, not many exits from there.

    If you ever want to try someone else, I highly recommend Kerry in Hurst.
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  10. Re: Possible Transition from Light to Medium Strings

    I see you’re in Irving. I’m curious what luthier you use?
  11. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    Pretty wood might not always sound better, but it seems to me that most people paying top dollar for a good mandolin expect it to look beautiful.
  12. Re: Possible Transition from Light to Medium Strings

    https://www.stringsbymail.com/la-bella-880m-mandolin-strings-medium-11-38-16934.html

    ^^^ These are what I use: La Bella mediums, but they are lighter than traditional mediums and somewhere between...
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    Re: A good Slaid Cleaves song for 2021

    https://youtu.be/8qhUtHqRbJk

    ^^^ His song ‘Lydia’ has some tasty mandolin in it too.
  14. “On The Scottish Side” - Fiddle Tune CD/Album

    https://www.amazon.com/Scottish-Side-Collection-Fiddle-Tunes/dp/B00TKJVQLY/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=On+the+scottish+side&qid=1611163734&sr=8-2

    ^^^ Recently happened upon this (older) album and...
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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    I’ve been following Collings’ work for a long time and they don’t do anything halfway. The instruments themselves show this, but a tour of their shop (around 2010 in my case) would quickly remove any...
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    Re: Looking to have some pearl inlay work done.

    Very impressive!
  17. Thread: Apollo Picks !

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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    No.
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    Yeah, $115 in picks today. That's insane. :disbelief:
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    PS: I also ordered a CT55 from Banjo Ben's site today. I got 10% off by signing up for his newsletter. Pretty much paid for my shipping. NFI but just FYI.

    I also ordered a new Wegen and Golden...
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    Dang! Into the rabbit hole I go! I just bought two: an H Casein 1.5 and a PEEK H 1.5, both with speed bevel. Will report when they come in!
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    Looking to have some pearl inlay work done.

    I'd like to have a name inlayed into the truss rod cover of my Collings MT. Can you recommend someone who does this type of work?
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    I just recv'd a pack of the 1.3 rounded picks and like them a lot. I ordered some 1.5 picks (same shape) today because I'm apparently back on a pick experimenting kick. I used to have a nice stash...
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    Re: Light or Medium strings?

    https://www.stringsbymail.com/la-bella-880m-mandolin-strings-medium-11-38-16934.html

    ^^^ I've tried just about every type of mandolin string on the market and have settled on these La Bella...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    https://youtu.be/9d9BlAhyVl4

    ^^^ Have not attempted to play it yet, but I’ve been enamored of late by this waltz: The Georgiana Starlington Waltz by Tom Morley. One of the most beautiful pieces...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    Back in the day I had an original Intellitouch and it worked better than anything I’ve had since. Even the smaller (square) versions they made were great. Not sure what happened to the company.
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