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    Re: Marty Stuart and Steve Miller Band

    We saw and heard Marty and the FS on Nov. 12th and they put on a great show (of course) here in Clearwater. All wonderful showmen and their sound is perfect. Everything is clear and balanced and just...
  2. Re: 2006 Collings MF: missing tuner button screw

    Maybe the gold plating can be lightly sanded off to look close enough to nickel. Just a thought...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    While certainly a work of art, Tom Ellis mandolins (and everything else coming out of his shop in Austin, TX) is in a class of its own. Compared to the "top tier" builders (you know their names),...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day em8!

    I must also admit to being more inclined to the 8 string mandolin, even plugged in, as more of a "mandolin" sound. That doesn't mean that I'm not lusting after a nicer 5 string emando. It's just not...
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    We had a pair of Paul Duff instruments, an H-5 mandola w/Virzi and an F-5. Still have the H-5 but the F got sold to fund a household upgrade project. Come to think of it, the household got sold too....
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    The size of Oliver's f holes reminded me of an Everett Kettler mandolin I previously owned that also had very slender f holes. It was a very nice mandolin but didn't quite have the brightness I liked...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    I'll say, OMG!!! Great sounding mandolin by the way.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Based on the size of the F-holes, I would guess it to be voiced very much on the bassy side. It would be tempting to open them up a bit.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    M19, I really appreciate your suggestions above. Another type of song I'm adding to your list of strummers is "Early Morning Rain" by Gordon Lightfoot. Check out this link, you can almost hear the...
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    Re: Fender mandolin and amp

    Just the usual built in suspects, reverb, delay and some overdrive. Nothing exotic. I might add that the line out is a really nice feature.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Oddly perverse, but in a cool way!! I won't be bidding...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    I have one of the 8 string variants with the Morgan Monroe brand. I believe they are all made in the same Asian factory and sold under different brand names. At any rate, it looks almost identical to...
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Gorgeous mandolin...glad I'm not a lefty ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Fender mandolin and amp

    Sweet little rig you have there F-2 Dave!! Sadly I don't own an old Fender tweed amp but one may cross my path eventually. Currently playing through a new Super Champ X2. Sounds excellent though!!...
  15. Re: I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Oh my, that is gorgeous as well. I'll take one with an abbreviated ebony finger rest that mirrors the "deco' line of the treble contour. Oh sorry, I see it's already sold. Your sense of design and...
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Graham said "The second of the Jimmy D'Aquisto inspired mandolins, This one of Sitka and Tasmanian Blackheart sassafras."

    Hi Graham,

    Could you post some info on the first of your Jimmy D'A...
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    Re: Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    I really, really hate those rosewood bridges with the large adjustment wheels. Sound killers for sure imho.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Yours is the 2nd Vega cylinder back with F holes I have seen and heard. Back in the day, I played in the Providence Mandolin Orchestra and one of the members had (still has?) a blond Vega CB with F...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Never met the man but I was an avid reader of all of his posts. Such a sad loss indeed.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: H1 Mandola tailpiece

    "Deverishry crever, indeed!!!" ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Perhaps the inspiration for Jimmy D'Aquisto's design aesthetic? Beautiful mandolin BTW.

    196620

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Pick for Classical Music

    Back in my old mandolin orchestra days, there was only one pick to use on the mandolin parts (maybe 'dolas too) it was a Pettini pick.

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    Good luck trying to find some, but start with the...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    Ouch!!! Don't know that I could bear hearing the details. Along the same lines, one of the biggest scores I ever made was recently buying a
    1992 Carlson signed Gibson A-5L, Bozeman, Montana made....
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    Re: F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    I am assuming that "hand made" means amateurish, perhaps an early build for the luthier trying to learn his/her craft? All I can say is I hope you got it cheap. Good on you for helping to support a...
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