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    6-String Electric Mando

    In the Classifieds today, I saw a listing for an acoustic-electric mandolin with single strings for the G and D and double strings for the A and E. It's built by a builder in Poland, Robert Naczas,...
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    My instruments are in what used to be the kids' bedroom. It's about 11' x 11' with a bunch of plants in it. I have a hygrometer in there and one in the living room dining room area, and the RH in...
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    Re: String width at the bridge

    I have a Petersen OM with 48mm string spacing at the bridge, but only 39mm at the 12th fret, so I'm guessing that it flares out more than most. (Its scale length is 22.5".) I bought it nearly ten...
  4. Re: Advice needed for complement to my Weber Gallatin F Mandolin

    In the Weber line, I've always found the Gallatins and Bitterroots to have a much woodier tone than the Yellowstones and Ferns. So, I agree that for an even woodier tone with good sustain, you're...
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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    To prove mandroid's point, according to the Collings website, the company started building mandolins in 1999. :mandosmiley:

    I don't know whether Collings started building A's and F's at that...
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    Re: Resetting Expectations on Quality

    Good thing you play stringed instruments, rather than brass or woodwinds. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Anyone been to Nashville trying mandolins?

    I second those emotions. Even with reduced staffing, they should still have someone on staff who can do justice to a high-end mandolin.

    Outside the box: maybe you could book Tristan Scroggins...
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    Re: Fretboard Frets Question

    Itís like what happens on the fretboard of a mountain dulcimer, where the wider frets give you a whole-step jump, rather than a half-step jump.

    Letís say that you take out the 13th fret on your...
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    Re: Anyone been to Nashville trying mandolins?

    The mandolin inventory at Schoenberg Guitars over in Tiburon is a bit thin right now --- they have a Gilchrist, but it's the same price as the Dude at Carter's --- but if you haven't already talked...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Maybe you're subconsciously showing your Canadian pride, thinking of a song written by a Canadian songwriter. :)
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    I'm only a third of the way through this podcast, but it has been absolutely tremendous so far! I like that Daniel presented these stellar musicians just telling their stories and insights, rather...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Good point, but I also wouldn't want to chug a vintage cabernet.

    I saw Michael Cleveland with Flamekeeper back when Jesse Brock was in the band. I was in awe of Cleveland's talent, but I didn't...
  13. Re: Hello! New here with question about best bang for my budget

    I second Charley’s recommendations of the mandolin and the store, although if there is a non-chain instrument store within driving distance, you could look there first. (Eastmans generally go for...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Hoover’s writing has the magnificence of his guitars!
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    Re: Advantages of Guitar Bodied Bouzoukis?

    And you wouldn't want to say it's a Hamlett bouzouki with a killer burst.
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    If youíre interested in playing Kentuckys, it turns out that Saga has 956 dealers in the US. https://www.sagamusic.com/dealer-locator/ So, depending on where you live, you may find a store within...
  17. Re: Electric 10 string Octave mandolin/short scale cittern

    Looks gorgeous! I hope you'll post an audio or video of it in action.
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Tony boldly took the bluegrass guitar where no bluegrass guitar had gone before --- a cause and effect of his participation on the first couple of David Grisman Quintet albums. I still find his...
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    Congratulations! That's really the great thing about the used instrument market. People who need/want the instrument and people who need/want the money and/or space all get what they want. I got...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    These lead into an entirely different no-right-answer discussion of consolidation vs. expansion of a collection/accumulation. :cool:
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    I think that you've hit on the key distinction in your phrase "organizing principle." I agree that a collection does have an organizing principle, whereas an accumulation doesn't. You collect...
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    Re: Thumbs up to Richard Beard!

    I have a spruce/koa cittern of Richard's that I bought used six or seven years ago. It looks gorgeous and sounds phenomenal! I haven't played many other citterns, but I've never played one I liked...
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    Re: Lessons With Andy Statman

    Nearly 15 years ago, when on the same day, he released two albums --- East Flatbush Blues and Awakening from Above --- with the same bass player and drummer. The first is Statgrass mandolin, and the...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    That's a really good distinction, although I think that buying "instruments with reputations [or] pedigrees" borders on collecting. Everything else that you mention seems like the musical equivalent...
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    Re: Beginner Instrument Question

    On the Cafe, I've read comments about instruments bought from GC needing a set-up --- which would have already been done on instruments bought from the Mandolin Store or Elderly. So, I'd suggest...
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