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    Quote Originally Posted by George R. Lane View Post
    I don't understand why a few of you are so upset with Demetrius about his journey to find his "one". It seems he has the blessing from his wife and must have the $$ to make such a purchase, so why do you care, it is not your concern. If you have an opposing opinion keep it to yourself. Like the old saying, 'If you have nothing good to say, keep it to yourself'
    You could have usefully offered that advice to Demetrius before he started sending the site owner abusive emails, couldn't you?

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    You could have usefully offered that advice to Demetrius before he started sending the site owner abusive emails, couldn't you?
    Last I checked, Scott is pretty good at moderating the site on his own and with the mods.

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    Congratulations, Demetrius. Lovely playing on that video (tho I would have liked better lighting). I embedded it below for convenience.

    I also have to say that throughout the journey Demetrius and, of course, his lovely wife both maintained a wonderful attitude throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George R. Lane View Post
    . . . Like the old saying, 'If you have nothing good to say, keep it to yourself'. . . .
    Or as sometimes quoted, "if you have nothing good to say, you come sit right here next to me."
    "The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations, and often lose themselves in error and darkness!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by George R. Lane View Post
    If you have an opposing opinion keep it to yourself.
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-o View Post
    Who says it's all over?
    I believe Demetrius has
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Glad to hear it's a keeper. Enjoy in good health!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    You teach us with your words and your example, Nic.

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/101123#101123
    Pat you are welcome into my home any day and see the example I set. I must admit I feel for Demetrius in the pursuit of his ultimate mandolin. I hope he has no buyer remorse and keeps the Wiens for a very long time.
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    Genuinely happy for you.
    It looks great in the photos
    It sounds great in the video.
    Enjoy.
    Refrets, I've had a few . . .

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    Ahh, but even Dem said it -- the search isn't over.

    Doesn't he need a backup mandolin?

    What I seemed to miss reading in this story, is how Dem ended up with no mandolins. That doesn't sound like a mandocafe member at all. There should have been a campfire mandolin stashed somewhere in the house!
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    So I am still waiting to hear about that picture of you playing with Chris Thile...
    Indulge responsibly!

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    I'm glad I missed all the fireworks and just saw the lullaby. Great mando. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    So I am still waiting to hear about that picture of you playing with Chris Thile...
    Ahh yes. The summer that picture was taken, Chris had been making use of his gym membership. His upper body size and strength was pretty impressive. Showing off for the chicks one evening, he uncurled his scroll with his bare hands!

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    That's my brother Alex...

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    Where are my glasses. Holdup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNick View Post
    Demetrius,

    I must admit I'm intrigued, and btw: Congrats! Hope this one works out for you.

    What exactly is your name, where are you located, and what is the band you play in?
    I'd like to check you guys out on YouTube, etc. if OK.

    I'll start:

    B.K. (Nick) Nicholson
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    Your turn:
    Silence from one Mr. Demetrius...hmmm.....even Dawg & Steffey have posted here authenticating who they were...still waiting Brotha....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNick View Post
    Silence from one Mr. Demetrius...hmmm.....even Dawg & Steffey have posted here authenticating who they were...still waiting Brotha....
    I would imagine he is really busy playing his new mandolin. His Youtube channel is Demetrius Becrelis—I assume that is his name.

    Here's the one video, very nice playing on his brother's Stealth. Hey that could be the title of the film adapted from this thread: "His Brother's Stealth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNick View Post
    Silence from one Mr. Demetrius...hmmm.....even Dawg & Steffey have posted here authenticating who they were...still waiting Brotha....
    Nick,
    Pretty sure band name is somewhere in this thread. He plays guitar in it if I remember. I'm not re-reading haha.
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    Just gotta poke around Nick... http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TrippingLily

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    Look up Tripping Lilly. And man, lets not be rough on one another. This is a congenial space.
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

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    http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/trippinglily1

    We are on hiatus and each doing individual projects for the time being. 11 years on the rd was a good run, but we were all ready for something different. The link above is a 7 yr old example. We supported the heck out of that record for 4 yrs I believe. All instrumentation was recorded primarily live. The mandolins used on that record was a Red Diamond F-5 and a Martin F Brunkalla F-5.

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    Thanks D!

    No chapsticks, just vettin...Love your playing Brotha!
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    So is it boxed up yet?

    We're starving for content over here!

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    When I'm silent, it's never a good thing.... Just sayin

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    Hi All.

    I have a confession to make.

    I was not supportive of Demetrius getting the Gilchrist F-5.

    Demetrius felt a connection with this instrument, even though there were some issues... and still I was not supportive. I was concerned about a whole host of things that, ultimately, had nothing to do with what Demetrius felt with that instrument.

    What I didn't realize is, that even though most people didn't even like this particular Gilchrist, my husband thought it was indeed perfect...for him.

    Now, the Wiens is undoubtedly a beautiful, powerful mandolin. Literally everyone has said so. It has consistent sound, good set-up, impeccably crafted...it has it all. In fact, the Wiens is probably the mandolin most players would prefer over the Gilchrist... but not Demetrius. He likes the tight radius'd board, Engleman top, and other unique things that made this Gilchrist speak to only him.

    So, we've figured out what mandolin Demetrius wants, right? You may think, okay this is it!

    Herein lies the problem: The time has passed to return the Wiens.

    So, I'm asking you all...what do I do? Do I help him sell the Wiens and try to get back the Gilchrist? How will that look in the small mandolin buying and selling world? How do I even go about doing this, much less without getting some majorly negative responses?

    Any and all help you can provide to me would be greatly appreciated.

    --The Musician's Wife
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