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  1. Re: String preferences for Collings MTO oval mandolins?

    What is the longevity of the silk and steel string type?
  2. Re: String preferences for Collings MTO oval mandolins?

    Thanks to all of you for chiming in. ColdBeer, Id like to hear your thoughts on the Thomastiks once you have tried them out!
  3. String preferences for Collings MTO oval mandolins?

    I was wondering what strings types and gauges Collings MTO owners are currently using?
    I have only tried J74s. Any alternative suggestions for me to try? I mainly play Jazz, folk and, Celtic and...
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin Quartet

    It is quite interesting how both Jacob and Avi do not conform to any of the commonly described “principles” of plectrum hold, right hand positioning or technique as taught in Italian, German or...
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    Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds

    I don’t think there is any need to qualify the $150 cost for this event. It is way beyond my expectations. Along with my inscription I have repeat access and I get to meet fine people in this COVID...
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    Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    Pops,
    Why not blend the 2 and have 1 out to the amp or board and control the output with the preamp?
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    Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    Thanks Pops,
    It was designed to to plug them both into the suggested Tonebone PZ which has 2 inputs. Each input has a possibility to be adjusted for either a piezo or non piezo pickup. You then...
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    Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the dual K&K preamp for a Phoenix Jazz mandolin which has two pickups. I have used the Radial Tonebone PZ-Pre
    Any comments or comparisons would be...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I am looking for string suggestions for my Collings MTO! I am using it mainly for Celtic and Classical! I play throughout the fretboard if that helps, so I need strings which are responsive at...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Since my early exposure to playing mandolin, almost 60 years, I have been fascinated by musical instruments. Sound emanating from wooden boxes, wave patterns hitting my ears from a simple needle...
  11. Re: A Mandolin & Octave Mandolin duet: Big Hands

    Very nice Isaac! Nicely recorded also.
    What is your recording set for this tune!
    Best from Canada..
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Thanks Bradeasley!
    Here is the reference link for all of you with more information about the event. Certainly this will be helpful....
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Personally I find it a both disappointing and insulting to have absolutely NO description of content. Yes he is Chris Thile but we are a community of supportive mandolin players who are also people....
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    Weber sage value

    I was thinking of reducing my instruments! What would be a fair price for a Weber Sage in excellent condition these days?
    Thanks
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    Re: Grace felix vs. Red eye

    Has anyone compared these and A B’d them with the Radial Tonebone PZ pre Acoustic Pre amp?
    I have been using this for pre amp for blending the piezo and magnetic pickups for my Phoenix Jazz.
    It...
  16. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Tim,
    Enjoy you new mando! The mtv2’s sing with a beautiful bell-like texture...all the way up the neck!
  17. Re: Article: New Music from Avi Avital - Art of the Mandolin

    Wonderful player! Observe his non-traditional pick hold in the graphic! I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in workshops, masterclasses and as a player in an orchestra he...
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    Cohen oval vs. Collings MTO

    Has anyone done a side by side comparison of these 2 instruments and if so any descriptive comments to describe the differences in sound and playability?
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    Hey Don,
    I would be interested to know the criteria you use when choosing between your Kimble and Apitius Mandos for individual tunes?
    Ive been fortunate to have heard you play both at different...
  20. Re: Would anyone be interested in a Blue Chip pick shootout?

    If you do a search you will find this has already been done on the cafe!
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    Jim,
    I tend to agree with much of what you have to say. Personally I usually listen to different reputable versions of classical players and choose to learn stylistic approaches which would not...
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    To both Jim’s
    During the initial learning and introduction to a new piece I was wondering if you are against listening to an accomplished player whose interpretation is appealing to you. Wouldn’t...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I find the stings lovely to play however the bass is definitely not as powerful.
    The strings are more laid back or you could say less upfront, less drive!
    They are much easier to fret with less...
  24. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet cited as a best jazz recording of 2020

    Just received it in the mail this week.
    And it is exceptional.
    Yeah Donnie!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    David,
    Which Thomastiks sets are you using on your Mandola and Mandocello?
    Thanks!
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