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  1. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Incredibly sad news, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to Stan and his family. I only managed to make the pilgrimage twice, and on my second visit was taken for pizza at lunchtime. Stan lived guitars &...
  2. Re: Collings Owners,,,tell me about your mando!!

    I have had an MT-2 for three years or so, having played a lot of celtic on a couple of Moon's for a few years, I found myself playing Bluegrass, old time, and lots of 30's 40's jazz blues. The F's I...
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    Re: Electric Mandolin?

    Thanks guys!

    Alister
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    Re: Electric Mandolin?

    $500-$600 ish. Sorry!

    Alister
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    Re: Electric Mandolin?

    Been using a Giltrap pre amp before feeding into PA, or Trace amp. I keep getting muddy almost wolf notes, Tried changing strings, set up etc. Just ran into a brick wall. One of the bands I'm working...
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    Electric Mandolin?

    Need some help and advice please. I'm looking for a good quality electric mandolin-not expensive. I have a Fishman saddle pickup in my Moon A and I cant get a good sound out of it at all! Sounds far...
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    Thanks for all the opinions guys. A couple of...

    Thanks for all the opinions guys. A couple of times recently playing with a great lady singer, and not knowing what song was coming next I used a capo, she was singing in some very unfriendly keys-I...
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    Hey guys, how many of you use a capo? I always...

    Hey guys, how many of you use a capo? I always thought capo's were taboo on a mandolin. I see from The Punch Bros videos on You Tube that Chris Thile uses one?

    I must admit I like the sound of...
  9. Thread: One pick?

    by alisterhrae
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    Hey phiddlepicker, I like the Dunlop 208 as...

    Hey phiddlepicker,
    I like the Dunlop 208 as well. Chop & change between Dawg's, my friend found me a white Dawg pick with his name on it. really like it but I'm scared of loosing it, Any of you know...
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    I admire CT as a great player, I have all his...

    I admire CT as a great player, I have all his solo stuff and duets, I buy em because I feel I should buy them, to help expand my knowledge of the mandolin and the different ways it can be used away...
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    Thanks folks, I telephoned Collings, and it's a...

    Thanks folks, I telephoned Collings, and it's a Gibson hex style, I had one that came with a J45 years ago!
    Managed to fix it, it had quite a bow and the truss rod was offering no resistance, it was...
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    I had a good look round the Colling's web site,...

    I had a good look round the Colling's web site, info on guitars as you say JB, but next to nothing on mandolin!
    I was just wondering if there is a standard truss rod size for mandolin?
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    Hey Guys, my Collings MT2 has developed a bow...

    Hey Guys,
    my Collings MT2 has developed a bow in it's neck. It's a couple of years old and the neck has never been touched. Have any of you had experience with adjusting a Collings? If so what size...
  14. Interesting reference to instruments opening up...

    Interesting reference to instruments opening up after playing.
    If it's not good (or great) to begin with, it probably never will! Living in Scotland I have only seen a few Gibson mandolins for...
  15. Thread: Intonation

    by alisterhrae
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    A general enquiry! Just how precise are you all...

    A general enquiry! Just how precise are you all when it comes to intonating your mandolins? I have found that I notice very quickly if the bridge placement is out, even by the smallest amount. I...
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    Dont make any difference to Revenues and Customs...

    Dont make any difference to Revenues and Customs if the goods are old or new, They will want to add import duty at 2% of the value (inc uk vat) also including transport cost. Plus vat on the whole....
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    Hey jbmando, your ears are a lot better than...

    Hey jbmando, your ears are a lot better than mine!

    Sounds very close to Ronnie's version, the rest is down to me getting it right!

    Thanks again from an incredibly wet Scotland!

    Alister
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    Thanks jbmando! I'll give this a try later! ...

    Thanks jbmando! I'll give this a try later!

    Regards Alister
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    Hey guys hopefully a simple one for you all. On '...

    Hey guys hopefully a simple one for you all. On ' The Mountain'
    Steve Earle & Del McCoury has anyone worked out the kick off to Graveyard shift that Ronnie plays, I know its simple but I cant get it...
  20. Thread: Collings!

    by alisterhrae
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    From Alister in Scotland I think you are quite...

    From Alister in Scotland

    I think you are quite correct. You guys seem to have so many great small builders available to you! I know some of the prices are incredibly high but the prices we see in...
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    Still trying to send pics!

    Still trying to send pics!
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    Hey guys, I live in the Scottish Borders and...

    Hey guys, I live in the Scottish Borders and trying good mandolins here is incredibly difficult. I play a couple of Jimmy Moon A's and a brilliant Bouzouki he made for me last year. (Jimmy is a great...
  23. Thread: Collings!

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    Hey guys, I live in the Scottish Borders and...

    Hey guys, I live in the Scottish Borders and trying good mandolins here is incredibly difficult. I play a couple of Jimmy Moon A's and a brilliant Bouzouki he made for me last year. (Jimmy is a great...
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    A pair of Jimmy Moon Mando's built in Glasgow and...

    A pair of Jimmy Moon Mando's built in Glasgow and played just about everywhere! #The Bouzouki is like a big version of the 'A' sounds great.
    Not as fancy as many of the beautiful mandolins here but...
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