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    Re: Pono GOM, preferred wood combo?

    Anyone have thoughts on the best wood choice for a guitar bodies octave mandolin?
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    Pono GOM, preferred wood combo?

    I am considering buying a guitar octave mandolin from Pono. I own a GT 800+ and it's okay, but I had a chance to play a guitar body OM a while back and really liked the tone. So, for a Pono, I am...
  3. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    Thanks guys! I'm still debating this purchase. Any additional thoughts are welcomed.
  4. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    To be a bit more exact, I already own a teardrop shaped OM. It's the Gold Tone 800+ and I like it a lot. It's very resonant and plays well after a setup. However, I have an option for a custom made...
  5. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    Certainly there are. In this instance, I'm mostly talking about flat top oval or round hole versions similar to the GT or TC as mentioned.
  6. Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    I really don't have an option to try one of the mando-guitars so I have no comparison. I was wondering what the comparison in tone between the two would be (in general)? I realize that any individual...
  7. Thread: kentucky

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    Re: kentucky

    I play my KM272 more than my Collings.
  8. Re: Odered a KM 950 from Amazon....guess what happened

    I have purchased several instruments from Amazon and MF. Never had an issue.
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    Background tone? Drone? Resonance?

    I have no idea how to explain sounds in a realistic fashion, but my KM272 round hole has a sort of resonant drone sound that is ALWAYS there when I pick. I thought maybe the strings behind the...
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    Re: Comparing brands?

    Well, as an owner of a Collings MT and a KM272, they do have a different voice. Of course, my MT doesn't have the round hole, so you would expect it to. I honestly like my KM272 a LOT. Is it the...
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    Mandolin arm rests

    I just received three arm rests from Hill Country Stringworks. What a wonderful addition to my mandolins! I also use arm rests for my guitars (Pierce) and love the way those feel as well. I have to...
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    Pick thickness?

    I realize this has probably been discussed many times before, but bear with me...

    For most instruments that are picked with a flat pick, it seems like most people like thick/heavy picks. For...
  13. Re: Switching from Guitar to Mandolin, buying a first Mandolin

    I'm also primarily a guitar(and banjo) player. I'd honestly recommend the Eastman MD505 or MD605 or a comparable Kentucky.
  14. Thread: Tone Gard

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    Re: Tone Gard

    It's a zombue thread, but here's my take...

    I bought a Tone Gard and put it on my Kentucky KM272 oval hole. It made a huge difference and I have one coming now for my Collings. I'm a fan.
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    Re: I hope I made the right decision... NMD

    I think I made a great choice! :)
  16. Thread: Under $300

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    Re: Under $300

    Gretsch New Yorker in all mahogany isn't a bad little mandolin and can be found fairly cheap.
  17. Re: Who is your favorite Mandolin Player? And which song?

    Probably Ricky Skaggs for me. I like the song Missing Vassar quite a lot.
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    Re: Language to Describe Sound

    That sound is not just inherent in quality mandolins, but also in quality guitars, fiddles, banjos (yeah, I said it!), and basses, and probably most other instruments. That quality is different from...
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    Re: Big Muddy Jumbo

    I'll measure it today for you and post that here.

    If I can find a new photo sharing site now that Photobucket went all money hungry, I'll post some pictures.
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    Re: I hope I made the right decision... NMD

    Only a couple more days!
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    Re: Big Muddy Jumbo

    I just received my new M11 Jumbo yesterday, so I haven't had time to really put it through it's paces. Craftsmanship is great and tone is very good, but I don't have a standard M11 to compare it to,...
  22. Re: Why did you choose the mandolin over another instrument?

    I'm also a long time 5 string player. I can't say I ever found the mandolin to be irritating,but it wasn't until maybe 5 or 6 years ago that I ever gave it consideration as something to learn. Now...
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    Re: Wished there was a Mini-Mandolin available!

    The Kala UBass is ukele sized and sounds pretty good.
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    Re: What if Gibson had not existed?

    It's a strange question. There's no way of knowing if we would be better off, worse off, or exactly the same. If not for Gibson, some other, perhaps more inventive company may have filled that niche....
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    Re: The Kentucky KM-272; 6 Months In

    Mine is a new KM272 and the standard Tone Gard fits perfectly.
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