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  1. Thread: MAS killer

    by John Soper
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    Re: MAS killer

    That is a rare mandolin, and like the bubonic plague (which is also rare these days), nobody is clamoring to get it!
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    Re: Kentucky km-900 question

    Does the type of spruce used for the top influence your decision about purchasing this mandolin? If your REALLY like the sound of it, the species of spruce used for the top shouldn't influence your...
  3. Thread: Nmd

    by John Soper
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    Re: Nmd

    Congratulations - the Collings will either be a lifetime mandolin, a step on the slippery slope of MAS, or both. Enjoy it in good health and play the snot out of it!
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    Re: Apitius Yorkville Jazz Mandolin

    Aaron: I think this mandolin compliments your bowties better than the Red Diamond! In all seriousness; a spiffy looking and great sounding mandolin, played by a master.
  5. Re: Flatiron A-5 Artist, 1,500 should I get it?

    I'm usually a trusting soul, but with some unidentified potential issues and a relatively low price, I'd probably pass on this one. The no return policy would certainly be the deal-buster for me.
  6. Re: Feedbacks on my F Mandolin and complete gear :)

    Welcome as a participating member of the Cafe! Thanks for your detailed description of your rig. Hopefully you will post more about your mandolin journey.
  7. Thread: Fern?

    by John Soper
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    Re: Fern?

    John Hamlett: that is a real fern inlay! Kudos!
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    Re: Sam knows all!!!

    I have #24; plays great & sounds better in person than the on-line recording from Sam. And I'm not going canoeing with it in the near future!
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    Re: One versus two-piece backs

    I have had both and either can float my boat! A bookmatched 2-piece back can be glorious in its symmetry, while a well-figured 1-piece can look like the sunrise or the ocean surface.
  10. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Stunning mandolin, stunning playing!
  11. Nice concept and (from the video) execution! A...

    Nice concept and (from the video) execution! A 5-string would be great also.
  12. Re: Right-hand Exercise Based on Snare Drum Rudiments

    I never saw BB play a mandolin!
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Torrefied vs Natural

    I don't care one way or another, as long as it sounds good to me! I've heard great with both terrified and regular lumber in guitars and mandolins.
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    Re: Lap Steel Guitar - No Mando content

    Pittsburgh Bill: The nut extender sold at Elderly for < $10 will allow you to trial lap steel as John Kelly suggested. Much cheaper than buying a new instrument. If it stays with you or you stay...
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    Re: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Nice arrangement! Nice tone - not a stock fender pickup?
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    Re: Jazz Players

    I'll give big thumbs up to the Stiernberg Soundslice lessons, Aaron's Pegged Nation course, and Flinner's Swing sessions - they've all helped me get through this year.
  17. Re: Right-hand Exercise Based on Snare Drum Rudiments

    The left hand controls the notes, the right hand puts the soul in the music.
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    Re: Taking up (a) Mandolin

    I was taken up by the mandolin.
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    Re: latest Ludewig 2 point

    Nice 2-point - my favorite body style (today)!*

    *tomorrow it might be an A or an F, but that one sure has the look I ike
  20. I look forward to hearing other pieces in this...

    I look forward to hearing other pieces in this "collage". These two tracks prove that mandolin can fit 'most any genre! Good on you!
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    Re: Mando upgrade - opinions sought

    Al: Trevor has several good looking Collings in stock, as well as some Webers, Northfield, Old Wave, etc. It might be a good time for a field trip (depending on Covid restrictions). The link to...
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    Re: Just saw an article

    This are some beautiful, bespoke leather pieces that Frank makes. Not quite ready to upgrade from my leather shoelace straps, but I did show his website to my wife (hint, hint).
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    Re: Ellis Waitlist

    When I ordered #484, I was told the wait would be 9 months. Then the pandemic hit and I think that has spread out a lot of their production time. It enabled a few discussions with Tom during the...
  24. Re: Anyone heard of Micah Bonn? Young player, nice jazz mandolin!

    She has a bunch of different videos - a multi-instrumentalist. She has a mandolicious version of "Caravan" also:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnqaB68FLI
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    Re: Hands on with a Zeta acoustic mandolin

    Daryl: Those pictures (and others) look like a drool-worthy mandolin. Did you have a chance to play it plugged in or did you record any audio/video? These are intriguing instruments.
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