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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    While it is always best to plain an instrument before buying, Collings Mandolins are very consistent. The Collings MT (A style body) is another alternative to consider if you are buying online,...
  2. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    If you are worried about the finish or bumping the tuner into the wood of the mandolin then just clip the tuner onto the mandolin as needed. No need to keep it on the instrument permanently. Store it...
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    another string changing tip

    My personal favorite tailpiece is the James for ease of changing strings. On my Gibson's, I'll use blue tape to keep the loop from slipping of the hook. Here is a tailpiece that came off of a...
  4. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    Everybody's got their choice, but when it comes down to it, no dealer will turn down a Collings when you want to trade it for something else. I have seen more disappointed faces from owners of other...
  5. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    The carpathian top MT2v's are probably my favorite.
  6. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    I really hate to pile on, but wow:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/167899#167899
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Garrison Keillor has posted a great tribute to Peter on his website. Lots of stories of the Prairie Home Companion days, video clips, and good photos of Peter. Check it out here: ...
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    Joe K Walsh, Darol Anger and Mike Barnett

    Thought I'd share this great video. The fiddle playing is wonderful, but what is also striking is how Joe's rhythm playing really drives the tune...and his solo break is fantastic too

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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Peter's mandolin playing was foundational for me when I was learning mandolin. His later soundtrack music for Ken Burns and others remains atop my listening/playing along list.

    A fond...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    I just now heard the news. I took mandolin lessons from him for seven and a half years before the stroke ended his playing. He was my teacher, my mentor, and my friend. We saw eye-to-eye...
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    A used A style is the place to look.
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    Re: Removing Northfield Pickguard

    Yup it's that simple and you may be over thinking it. Just be careful not to slip and gouge with the screwdriver. I take mine off and put it back on occasionally.
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    Re: New Andrew Marlin Album

    Kind of off topic, but has everyone seen this? He’s really an outstanding musician.


    https://youtu.be/VfPYHIjDGEE
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    Re: Northfield Mandolins

    Aaron
    welcome to the Northfield tribe, and to the Mandolin Cafe, both being in the top tier of all things mandolin.
    i have owned a couple of F 5 Northfields and have always found each one as being...
  15. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    I've made several of these replacements. I'm a bit swamped at the moment, though...

    191856
  16. Re: How do these on-line private-sales work? Pay first or ship fi

    You don't ship until you've received the payment. Touch wood, I've never had anything go wrong with past sales. I do feel more comfortable if I'm selling something via the classifieds here, vs. using...
  17. Thread: A vs. F

    by Eric Platt
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    Re: A vs. F

    If we're really getting down to the smaller points, no, the early Gallatin wasn't like a Gibson F, it was a different take with the scroll and headstock. Also, the early Gallatin appears to have been...
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Wildwood String Winders

    I've got one of each for Grover and Waverly tuners. They fit perfectly and no banging around the headstock. Durl is great to deal with, too.
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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    Collings instruments to tend to be particularly consistent and good, in my opinion. I did have an MF that was pretty thin sounding. It was whatever the most bare-bones entry-level F is. I bought it...
  20. Re: String preferences for Collings MTO oval mandolins?

    I use Curt Mangan Monel on my Girouard mandolin ! Love the sound and they last a LONG TIME .
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    Re: It's the anniversary of Mandolin Mondays #1

    Thanks to David Benedict for this series and for his consistency in posting it. I never miss it.
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    Re: Tune from The Mandolin Store Site

    I don't know what song he's playing, but he's a great picker and the mandolin sounds good.
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    Re: Phoenix Bluegrass

    I saw that - and lusted. And like so many other times, someone else rescued me from the object of my lust. Thank you, whoever bought that one, and the Ellis, and the Nugget, and the Gil...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Facebook from Ricky Skaggs.
  25. A mando track with my Ruhland F5 on this cover tune.

    https://soundcloud.com/evan-elkin-362618548/sweet-carolina
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