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    Re: Eastman 314 vs 514

    The 514 comes with a hard case, while the 314 comes with a gig bag, if that matters. 3rd party hard cases for the shorter neck oval hole instruments aren't that easy to come by. If you wanted to get...
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    Gibson Mandolin Bass

    Not mine, but close by me and very cool. Seller is asking $12k.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4967161589964687/
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    Re: New case for a F2?

    Thank you very much! That's exactly what I was worried about. I think there's a Gator case with a movable neck rest. Not a hard case but seems to be the next best thing.
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    Re: New case for a F2?

    Can anyone confirm if that vintage-style Saga case works for F-2s? It looks like those are NOS and those folks have several.
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    Re: Instrument Shopping in York, PA area/I-83

    Wade,
    I work in Hummelstown, live in Wrightsville (York County).

    Down 83, try Campbell's Music Service:

    Campbell's Music Service

    2361 S. Queen St.
    York, PA 17402
    Phone # 717-741-2533
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    Re: A guide to moving to a better mandolin?

    I can't compare them to another brand--I haven't heard these and I don't know enough other brands. I do own a Laura Ratcliff mandolin and I think it sounds just great.

    Based on my experience with...
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    Re: A guide to moving to a better mandolin?

    Save a couple hundred bucks extra and have Ken Ratcliff of Silver Angel build one of his no-frills A-styles. You can get a hand-crafted instrument from a very well-respected luthier that will serve...
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    Re: Scott is cool now

    *cough*n00bs!*cough*
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    Re: Paralyzed by Choice

    Please don't take this the wrong way...but I think it's simple: if you want to play with other people, go play with other people as much as you can.

    Use your practice time for jam...
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    Re: Silver Angel owners

    Is Laura Ratcliff still making mandolins? She seems to have disappeared from the new SA site.
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    Re: Please recommend me some albums!

    Kentucky Colonels: Long Journey Home, 1964.

    When someone says to me "I'm just getting interested in bluegrass, do you have anything I can listen to?" this is the album I give them.

    23 songs...
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    Re: Why are so many Loars for sale?

    I suppose at some point people joking about throwing 25 grand around like it's nothing will cease to be amusing as we look at some of the worst unemployment numbers in a generation...but I'm sure you...
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    Re: Weber Mandolin Assistance

    That is, unless you won't count Chris Warner at Campbell's Music Service in York...a legitimate, experienced, real-deal setup & repair man with something like 40+ years experience. Also at extremely...
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    While I was learning to play the banjo, my wife...

    While I was learning to play the banjo, my wife bought me my first mandolin one Christmas. I can be obtuse, but that message was received. I haven't touched the banjer since (I assume much to her...
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    I was never one to tear up at any songs...until...

    I was never one to tear up at any songs...until we had our first daughter. Now I'm like to cry at anything, even the most over-the-top melodramatic stuff. Heck I think I once cried singing...
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    Depends on where you're going, doesn't it? If...

    Depends on where you're going, doesn't it? If your goal is a Dudenbostel, then a Gibson F-5G or Collings MF-5 are 'stepping stones.'
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    Can you describe Nirvana to those who have never...

    Can you describe Nirvana to those who have never experienced it? It is something that comes from within. All you can do is show the uninitiated the path. You cannot make them take the first steps to...
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    Randy Stewart at Campbell's Music Service in York...

    Randy Stewart at Campbell's Music Service in York is a fantastic teacher as well as an all-around good guy.

    717-741-2533
  19. Thread: Jethro burns

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    Check out "Playing it Straight".

    Check out "Playing it Straight".
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    I used to tote my mando to work with my briefcase...

    I used to tote my mando to work with my briefcase and the hard case strapped to the back of my '81 Suzuki GS450...it looked like Fred Sanford's motorcycle. Yeah, it's pretty easily done, just...
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    I gotta say that was pretty silly looking.

    Ya think?...

    Mountain Heart... Bluegrass?[/QUOTE]
    Glad I got to see them before they went off the deep-end. Most high-energy show I've ever seen.[/QUOTE]
    I gotta say that was pretty silly...
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    I enjoyed the read, and found it informative, but...

    I enjoyed the read, and found it informative, but I have a suggestion: who is the intended audience for this? Do they really need a lesson on the basics of a bluegrass jam? I think that the piece...
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    Kevin, I'm in Wrightsville. I agree that you...

    Kevin,
    I'm in Wrightsville. I agree that you can't go wrong with Chris. He's a good guy. In fact, all of the people at Campbell's are great.
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    This happened to me about a month ago. I had a...

    This happened to me about a month ago. I had a new nut cut for my Ratcliff and when I got it back the open D course buzzed and the A course buzzed at the first fret, and the open G buzzed. I trusted...
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    Just yesterday morning I heard an interview with...

    Just yesterday morning I heard an interview with her on the Bob Edwards Show (on XM) and she talked about trying to honor the song, Hazel, and Hazel's brother. She put in a way that I can really...
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