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  1. Re: Shipping a mandolin for repair / setup work !

    I used to work for a high dollar white glove moving company. During my time there the company owner also acquired an art handling company to add to the services offered by the company. With my...
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    Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I wholeheartedly agree with Charley regarding the Silverangel... working on a budget as you are, I saved up and bought my Forever mandolin; custom made per my preferences. Truly outstanding...
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Ok, I don't know about the rest of you, but I wanna HEAR it!...Shaun you've gotta post us some video or sound files!!!
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Doors are coming along well: finished up early last night and had time to glue up the top!

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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Tips? ... Yes, please:...

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    Re: Hamlett Mandola at Elderly- Wow!

    Mmmmm... purrrdy!

    Good work John!
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Gold vs Silver

    I was more a fan of Nickel Chrome (silver) at the outset of my interest in mandolin, but when I commissioned my Silverangel, I asked for Gold on a whim and really haven't looked back. I just think it...
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    Re: How Do You Play Angeline the Baker and Why?

    Was he playing with some sort of alternate tuning... that's was cool.

    I typically play it open, and like the guy in the video above, switching back and forth from the higher and lower octaves......
  10. Thread: Just Fun

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    Just Fun

    A friend emailed me this YT video and I thought it was pretty awesome... I fell into the YouTube vortex checking out the band's stuff. Ironically I've realized more and more that "Heavy Metal in...
  11. Re: Difference in build between a Northfield NF5S & Silverangel E

    Thanks! It's a Western Red Cedar top with Maple back and sides
  12. Re: Difference in build between a Northfield NF5S & Silverangel E

    I love my Econo A, but I had mine custom made to my preferences... ask Ken about it and he can tell you what it has; neck profile, nut width, woods, etc.... I'm personally a big fan of SA mandolins...
  13. Re: Eastman MD 305 unbox - thanks all, I'm a satisfied customer.

    Congrats Maxr, I loved my 305!... great little mando!
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    My experience was similar to Jill's. At the time when I decided to upgrade from my Eastman, I had a couple of things in mind, but I was particularly interested in Silverangel Mandolins because of the...
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    Re: A good reason to have more than one mandolin

    Isn't this always the way it goes?... Mine has been quoted as to say "... and what does this one do that the others don't do?"

    I just like the broad pallet of tone.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I've always liked your headstock shape, Mr. Condino!

    Mando build is set aside for now to refinish a pair of 1940's antique doors the Mrs and I ordered off Ebay to replace our front door and side...
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    Re: Your first great mandolin

    The 305 for me was a step up from a cheapie craigslist purchase and I played and was satisfied with that for a while; maybe 2 or 3 years one year of which was raising money for my upgrade. I would...
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    Re: Your first great mandolin

    When I stepped into my Silverangel Econo A as an upgrade from an Eastman MD305, I was blown away, and still am at the sound of that machine. I played it at a jam this last week and having been a bit...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Awesome!... Congrats! It sounds amazing in that recording!
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    Re: Newbie to the Cafe and the Mandolin

    Welcome to the mandolin and welcome to the cafe! One of the greatest sites I know of on the web, and that's not because of a bias toward mandolin!

    As others have said, thank you for your service...
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    Re: ZETA acoustic mandolin question

    I was thinking the same... I have a memory of reading that somewhere.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    My second flattop... discussion with Marty Jacobson lead to a decision to use small f holes likened to a violin, so I traced the f holes on my daughter's pre 1900 German made violin for...
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    Re: Atlanta Mandolin Luthiers

    BB Poolman, what part of town are you in?... there are several good options, but since the metro Atlanta area is pretty big, where you are can help determine where you go.

    Marty Jacobson is always...
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    Re: Your Wegen Pick

    I bought a pack of TF 140 on recommendations for playing a Flatiron 1N, and at the time I was using a BC on my other mandos. Now I am using the TF 140 on my go to mando (my Silverangel) and my BC on...
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Can't wait to see it and hear it all finished!
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