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  1. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Tim, I to am a fan of Collings MT2-V mandolins. I have had two. I traded one in on a Derrington era 2001 Gibson Master Model. I love the sound of the MM. I also have another 2004 MM as well as a 2007...
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Thanks very much Scott. Dennis is a vital part of our community and "mandolin cafe family". Your frequent updates on his progress is appreciated. I'm continuing to think of Dennis and pray for his...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    My opinion, but Monel's tone down some the brightness on my MT2 Torrefied Top and make it sound awesome with a good easy playing feel. On my MT2V, all torrefied, J74's some to be the preferred tone...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    My opinion, but Collings has it going on right now. I have a 2018 MT2 Adirondack Torrefied Top with monel strings and it is a wonderful playing and sounding mandolin. I also have a 2019 MT2V all...
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'll preface this post with I'm a huge Gibson fan and love all things Gibson. However, my favorite modern Gibsons are from 2000 through 2007. I've played some after 2007 and they do sound good and...
  6. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Daryl, it's my understanding that the distressing done back in the day affected the tone tremendously. That process was never really fully discussed as to what was done and how it was completed, but...
  7. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    That looks awesome, do you have any other photos? I'd love to see the back, sides and headstock.
  8. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    This one is only signed by Ricky Skaggs. From what I was told, this one was purchased new in 2007 and placed in a collection until recently when the owner decided to sell off some of his instruments....
  9. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    last 4 photos -

    http://bobbymaynard.com/RSDMM/PicguardSide.JPG

    http://bobbymaynard.com/RSDMM/ScrollSide.JPG

    http://bobbymaynard.com/RSDMM/HeadstockFront.JPG
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  10. Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    I have been wanting a Gibson Distressed mandolin for some time and just waiting on the right one to come along. I know this is not the regular Distressed model, but the Ricky Skaggs Distressed. As...
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    What you say is generically correct. However, I think to be totally correct, you should add "What Gibson researched, tested, innovated, designed and patented back in the '20's is what most people...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    No matter which side of this issue you think is right, I think there's a couple points we need to consider before drawing to many conclusions.

    Let's consider, does Gibson own this IP and these...
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    Re: Thomastiks on a Collings MT?

    I think the string gauges are the same as J74's but tension about the same.

    Martin Monel's:
    Gauges: 11-15-26-40
    Tension: 186.9

    D'Addario's:
    Gauges: 11-15-26-40
    Tension: 180.7
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    Re: Thomastiks on a Collings MT?

    Caleb, just wanted to give you an idea of what I've tried on my MT2V torrefied. I put some of the new Martin monel strings on and simply love the tone and feel. If you are experimenting with strings,...
  15. Re: mandolin comparison of three high class F 5 mandolins

    Could be the strings, but #2 sounds "jangly" to me and not quite the texture and soul I hear in #3. I also like #1. It has nice tone and character. My picks would be in this order: #3, #1, #2.
  16. New Collings MT2-V Torrefied with Martin Monel Strings

    After analysis paralysis and an exhaustive hunt, I finally found a fantastic Collings MT2-V with torrefied Adirondack top. I have to say this is one of the finest mandolins I've had the pleasure to...
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    Re: Introducing the New Collings MT Torrefied

    I just took delivery of a brand new Collings MT2V with torrefied Adirondack top and I can definitely say there really is something great about the torrefaction process on tone wood. It's hard to...
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    Re: Northfield, Passernig, Pava...Input Needed

    Bob, I'll give you my opinion based solely on this clip. I think the Passernig has more "Personality" and more tone coming from the wood as compared to the Northfield which has string sound in it's...
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    Re: My New Ellis A Deluxe

    Steve, I've only had the Ellis for a day, and I do expect it to get better. However, that will just be icing on the cake because the Ellis right out of the gate is very impressive. Comparing the...
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    My New Ellis A Deluxe

    Just received my new Ellis A Deluxe. Impeccable craftsmanship and the sound is soulful, piercing, woody, clear, bright and loud all mixed together. A strum across the strings makes the thing come to...
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    Re: The search continues...

    I've been a skeptic of Dem's reasoning and search from the beginning and really thought this was some sort of social media experiment. However, watching some of the videos and listening to Dem's...
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    Re: The search continues...

    I've been following the thread from the beginning. However, I'm now wondering if this isn't just some sort of publicity stunt. With the addition of the wife and a blog, now vlog, all signs point to...
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    Re: What Mandolin Sounds Closest to Nugget Sound

    Below are a couple examples on youtube.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=906JaK7oYEM


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP27E4KPCok
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