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    Here's a new bit of video from Darren Nicholson - picking and talking about his VX mandolin. Over the years, since Darren ordered his Big Dog Octave, we have been talking about a mandolin build. After chatting some more at the Grass Valley Father's Day Bluegrass Festival, last year, I decided to see if I could cook up a mandolin which really fit. It's fun watching him get acquainted with this VX --



    If you see Darren at SPBGMA 2019, or later this year with Balsam Range, I suggest asking for an in-person demo and jam!
    He's really great about sharing!

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    I think Zack Arnold has the best percussive chop in the new bluegrass world today. And, there's no escaping the tone and mix quality of "No Escape" from Zack on his Sorensen VX and Claybank --



    Great mando break at about 2:55.

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    I am really impressed with the tone and fill work of Joey Lazio on his Sorensen AX with Melted Plectrum --





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    Darren Nicholson's Sorensen VX is officially 6 months old . . . and sporting new strings after some busy weeks on the road --



    This mandolin, with out a doubt, exemplifies the crisp, balanced, modern power that is the target for the "X-Series" mandolins

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    I just realized that I never posted some of the videos recorded by Randy Jones back in 2015 of the Sprite Two-Point that got me thinking about starting this Forum string . . . So here is a combined video with a couple things he recorded in his home studio --



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    Eli Wildman on his Sorensen SX prototype at the Berklee School of Music. Sam Bush's "Brilliancy" --



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    Thanks for sharing Steve. Both models sound lively and fun to manipulate. Nice work.
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    Here's a little snippet of video that gives a good feel of how Darren Nicholson's Sorensen VX is sounding after a little more than half a year with him.

    When Darren and I talked about his build, the goal was to deliver a powerful, balanced response, that gave him really crisp focused "screaming" voice as he went from low GGs up the neck --



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    Very nice!
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Gnarly mandolin right there Steve! Your work is mighty impressive! And very "responsive" Yep GREAT builds no doubt about it. Very impressive all the goods I've seen and heard! I've yet to have the extreme pleasure of playing one. Someday I'm sure I'll be lucky to try one out.

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    Here's Silas Powell blazing through "Come Hither, Go Yonder" on his Sorensen VX . . . which was delivered at the same time as Darren's (shown above) at IBMA 2018 --



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    Steve that is a killer tone you are getting out of your mandolins! Nice work brother!

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    Here are Liam Purcell and Zack Arnold, switching Sorensen mandolins and laying down a sweet little shot of harmony --



    PS - I think, added together, these guys are not 36 years old! Wow!

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    Russ Carson on clawhammer banjo with Nate Burie on his custom Sorensen Pacifica, "Lucy" --



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    Sorensen VX action from this past weekend at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival with The Silas Powell Band. Check out the crazy break at about 2:00 !!!



    And here is something even more dynamic and near the edge. Great to see Silas pushing his boundaries. Excellent Sam Bush style licks at about 2:15.



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    Another from Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band --



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    And here's Roxanne's Waltz on the porch with Silas --



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    I think this needs to be here with the Sorensen Tone videos!



    Danny Roberts has been playing his Sorensen VX for over three years now and man, can he pull tone!

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    Excited to have a new Band of Ruhks album coming out next month with a lot of great new mando work on that Sorensen FX by Don Rigsby!

    Here's the first song release from the album "Authentic" -- Run Sally Run -- with a nice mando break at about 1:00



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    Here's Silas Powell paying his respects at the final resting place of Bill Monroe with, "My Last Days on Earth", on his Sorensen Stealth prototype.



    Remember, the Stealth prototype was built with 100% bamboo used in cutting boards as a test of non-traditional building materials.

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    PS - Congratulations to Silas for being selected as the first Apprentice Instructor at Mike Compton's Monroe Mandolin Camp 2019!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sorensen View Post
    Here's Silas Powell paying his respects at the final resting place of Bill Monroe with, "My Last Days on Earth", on his Sorensen Stealth prototype.



    Remember, the Stealth prototype was built with 100% bamboo used in cutting boards as a test of non-traditional building materials.

    Steve

    PS - Congratulations to Silas for being selected as the first Apprentice Instructor at Mike Compton's Monroe Mandolin Camp 2019!!!
    This is fantastic! Silas has the right feel with this song! Bill would be proud! Steve the mandolin sounds great!

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    Here's an update from Danny Roberts --



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