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    Re: New Mandolin player here.......

    Enjoy the challenge of mastering the mandolin! Steve Kaufman has an awesome new book out from MelBay for beginning mandolin. It is My First Mandolin Picking Songs w/CD...
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    Re: KM1000 vs Loar 700

    Having had both The Loar 700 and the Kentucky 1000, my choice would be the Kentucky 1000. I had to return the Loar 700 due to the top cracking only a few weeks after it arrived.
    Dave
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    Re: Fender FM-63S

    Hi Brian, Check out the Kentucky Mandolins! Great instruments for the money. Another store who also sells online, http://www.themandolinstore.com Dennis is great to work with. I had a Kentucky KM-505...
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    Re: Pick ID - Wegen?

    I really like the Wegen "Big City" Pick 1.4mm that Dennis at The Mandolin Store put me onto.
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    Re: Disappointed in the Loar Mandolins

    AKmusic, I am happy you have had a positive experience with your 700 Loar. Members of my family have had the same positive experiences with Kentuckys. I had no problems with my Kentucky 505. The...
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    Re: Disappointed in the Loar Mandolins

    Agree with you Timleo about the comment by Mandoist. :) Some of us can only afford the less expensive mandolins!

    Dave
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    Re: Disappointed in the Loar Mandolins

    Robert, That is exactly what my dealer is concerned with, is the number of recent issues he has received in a short span with the mandolins being returned for a crack occurring in the same place on...
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    Re: Disappointed in the Loar Mandolins

    Jamie, thank you for explaining to Bobby what I term, the "climate adjusting process". This process was not my idea but recommended by the instument manufactures and dealers. I will just say my...
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    Re: No Website for Kentucky Mandolins?

    Kentucky Mandolins are found at www.sagamusic.com. Saga makes several instruments of excellent quality and are sold by several quality dealers known here on the Mandocafe. They are an excellent...
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    Re: Which mando do you most hanker after?

    Looking forward to the arrival of my Kentucky KM-1000 on Wednesday! This will go along fine with my Martin HD-28.

    Dave
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    Disappointed in the Loar Mandolins

    I am very disappointed in the Loar Mandolins. I purchased a Loar LM-700-VS about 6 to 7 weeks ago. I went through the whole climate adjusting proccess like I have with my Martin guitars. In addition...
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    Re: The Loar Announces The LM-300 Mandolin

    I am very disappointed in the Loar Mandolins. I purchased a Loar LM-700-VS about 6 to 7 weeks ago. I went through the whole climate adjusting proccess like I have with my Martin guitars. In addition...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I imagine they are good picks, but I am still stuck on the price. But that's just me. I'll stay with the Fender Delrin picks I use for guitar and mandolin. Other than price, I have heard alot of...
  14. Re: Numbness in Hands and Arms Has Kept Me From Playing Since Chr

    Best Wishes for your recovery and returning to something you care about, picking the mandolin. I can certainly understand your emotions since a lower back injury with related nerve damage to my right...
  15. Thread: Red, Baby!

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    Re: Red, Baby!

    Received mine today just in time for our 3 day trip to the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. I really like the red color over the other colors! Thanks Scott!
    Dave
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    Re: Who'll be at Bean Blossom?

    I will be there from Thursday on through Saturday night. I have to see Ralph and the few other 1st generation musicians that gave us such great music!
    Maybe we will cross paths. If not have a great...
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    Re: The Pocket Mandolin

    Very interesting design.

    Dave
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    Re: Mandolin Strings for Bluegrass???

    Thanks to all for your suggestions concerning strings for playing Bluegrass mandolin. It has been very helpful.
    Dave :)
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    Mandolin Strings for Bluegrass???

    I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but I am new to the mandolin. I recently purchased a Kentucky KM-505 to start this journey. I would really appreciate your suggestions concerning...
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    Thanks Again!!!

    I just want to thank again those here at The MandolinCafe, who helped me decide on getting The Loar LM-600-VS Mandolin this past fall. For me it has been the perfect instrument. Folkmusician.com set...
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    Re: Imported Note

    Thanks for the rapid answer and your help!
    David
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    Imported Note

    I am new here on the message board. While clicking around on my profile information I came across something called an Imported Note and another phrase Imported User. What are these?
    David
  23. Re: What did you do while the messageboard was down

    Since I am new here, I just clicked around the Mandolin Cafe. Good stuff.
    David
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    I have a new LM-600-VS coming Wednesday from...

    I have a new LM-600-VS coming Wednesday from Robert at Folkmusician. It looks like a beautiful instrument and I feel some of you have given it good marks. I play a Martin HD-28 as my primary...
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