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    I'm uncertain why this happens but when my wife/partner/buddy is gone for any period of time MAS creeps up on me. There is no logic and I am so, so happy with my two current F5's.

    All of that to say...does anyone have experience with a two bar Northfield F5 w/Italian spruce top?

    * Intervention needed in Portland *

    Thank you.

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    If you buy it, you can hide it at my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    If you buy it, you can hide it at my house
    I actually did this with a car! A friend and I spotted a Citroen 2CV truckette for sale at a show, and jointly bought it. Then he said that I had too many already, so he’d keep the Cit first. Ten years later, after it had rotted into the ground, I took possession.

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    Lol...at least I know I'm not alone in my affliction Thank you, gentlemen. Bill, I would need to take you up on your generous offer!

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    If Bill already has too many of your covert purchases, I can help with another hideout/safe house.

    My wife asks very few questions...
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    What is ' two bar ' a reference to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hanson View Post
    What is ' two bar ' a reference to ?

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    The way the mandolin soundboard is braced. 2 bar is their more traditional focused bluegrass style while 5 bar has more overtones. To me the difference is subtle but I've only heard them in videos.
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    It's been a few years since I owned one of each but the 5 bar (to the best of my memory) had more low end. Seems like it was also throwing off more overtones. Kevin thanks for your generous offer

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    Intervention: recite L-A-W-Y-E-R 25 times. Repeat every hour as necessary until your ever-lovin' returns.

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    That said, although I'm not married and haven't bought anything for several years, I do find myself looking at 12 string guitars and better-grade Stewart banjos; and I'm curious about Yair Stern's octave mandolins.

    But I already have a 12 string, an Octofone, and a good banjo.
    My treatment plan is simple. I just wait, and someone else buys, which relieves me of temptation.

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    You can do it. A good first step would be to delete the Northfield dealers from your favorites bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcc56 View Post
    Intervention: recite L-A-W-Y-E-R 25 times. Repeat every hour as necessary until your ever-lovin' returns.

    ================================================== ======================

    That said, although I'm not married and haven't bought anything for several years, I do find myself looking at 12 string guitars and better-grade Stewart banjos; and I'm curious about Yair Stern's octave mandolins.

    But I already have a 12 string, an Octofone, and a good banjo.
    My treatment plan is simple. I just wait, and someone else buys, which relieves me of temptation.

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    You can do it. A good first step would be to delete the Northfield dealers from your favorites bar.
    Sound advice...but "Italian Spruce"...

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    You've got it bad.
    If you're looking at the one I think you're looking at, you'd better surprise your wife with a very nice gift.

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    This is my intervention...no new mandolins for me. Lol..I wasn't looking at any particular mandos today but now that you mentioned it rcc56 I better go take a peek just for fun.

    *Thanks for the melodic idea DG.

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    Here, let me help!
    Fortunately for you not springing for the Italian gave you time to snag the Red from TME, and springing for another trip for the wife/partner/buddy! It's a WIN for all parties.
    Any time I can help...

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    Old Growth, that tune sounds a little too familiar.
    Palatable to a Goat: Music from Gregg Daigle and Don Grieser
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    Lol..I will need to go back and listen to your lovely piece again Don. I listen once and turned on my laptop. You are my songwriting hero! It was offered out of respect and as I recall your piece was much, much better. My bad

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    Eric, thanks for the encouragement, I did see that one. Fyi...my lovely better half returned from her trip!

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    When I listen to your tune and then listen to what I recorded, the phrase(as related to my playing)...

    is keep the day job

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    It's all good. Should have included
    Palatable to a Goat: Music from Gregg Daigle and Don Grieser
    http://HillbillyChamberMusic.bandcamp.com

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    So, Old Growth, how does your decision feel 5 days out?
    To me, sometimes the 'wanting' is more rewarding than the 'having.'
    We should get Don to write a song; Echos of arpeggios of f-holes not taken.

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