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    Re: Mapes Strings

    I like them and their customer service is very good.
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    Re: Gibson A Jr. Natural

    Actually I am the one who put those up on Reverb. I just have too many mandolins. I plan on keepling the one which doesn't sell. (maybe all of them. Ha) The old snake head has been through the...
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    Re: Gibson A Jr. Natural

    Well, I think you good folks have convinced me to leave them alone, for several reasons. One being that it will provide very little in the way of enhancing value. And as far as sound is concerned,...
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    Thanks J.Albert, If age was a constraint i wouldn't own anything but a transister radio. I am 76 but, dang it, I'm just gonna keep going. I am not any good but I like trying. Have a blesssed day,...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    I have been away for several days and missed this thread. But I have really enjoyed reading this morning. I have some of the same feelings of the music being too fast, or what I call "gymnastic". ...
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    Re: Chase 5 string Fan Fretted Mandolin

    Thank you all for your input! I have gone to youir sites and listened with awe and grown in my apprediation of this wonderful site. Thank you Rob, I am proud of the new instrument. I don't know...
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    Re: difference with ukulele

    thanks everyone, the instrument proved to be a 5 string acoustic electric mandolin.
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    Every thought, every comment, is important and part of the total response. I like it all. But i also realize that, in my case, I sometimes know more than I unmderstand. Blessings, to all.
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    I think DougC (I love that cat in the case) sums it all up well!! Play and enjoy it, don't be too critical of yourself, make it fun and in my case be thankful that I have never had to depend upon my...
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    I so very much apprecitae all your comments!! Eugene, readig your comments is like being in a class. Thanks. I have messed around with the mandolin for years, never accomplished in any area,...
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    Re: Mapes Stings

    I have used Mapes strings too. Nothing bad to say about them at all. As you say the cusetomer service is great and everyone I every tralked to at Mapes was great and helpful!
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    Re: Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    Thank you! Thank You!!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I bought mine from Willcutt, back in October, it is #3116. I really like it and I also like my carved tops and especially my flat top, Sawchyn Beaver tail.
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    Brick, you are absolutely right! I only have a couple hobbies, woodcarving and these instruments. I used to be big into hunting, bird dogs, etc. but compared to all that the cost of my...
  15. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    I have just received a sunburst Waterloo WL M. I love flat tops and found it to be a nice mandolin and excellent fit and finish as are all the Collings instruments with which I've ever dealt. Right...
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    Re: Flatiron N1 vs K2

    Thanks Fatt-dad. It seems I have caught the "pancake bug". I have gone through the "LARGE" file on the Flatiron pancakes and enjoyed it all. I have the 1N and its case is a square one with only...
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    Re: Speed

    Just a comment. I have noticed in myself that when I play with the most speed it catches me by surprise. That means to me, that the ability to play fast is a product of being unaware and relaxed. ...
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Man! I have enjoyed reading this! To my little feeble mind, it seems like the ever present tension between the objective and the subjective. I've seen the time, and still do, when I would obsess...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    Thank you!! I just subscribed!
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    Re: Pono MND-20 Tenor size Octave Mandolin!

    Al, it is a very nice OM and I'm sure you will enjoy! I will also enjoy your tenor guitar!!
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    John, Thank you so much. I have just returned from going to your wonderful site and enjoyed it greatly. Thank you.
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    Re: What to do with New Dola

    Well, I love the sound of a mandola. I've also spent a lot of time trying to learn the alto clef and tried to go that way and enjoyed doing so. However, I must say that I simply enjoy playing the...
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    Re: I bought an Octave! Now what?

    In response to "foldedpath", I agree that slower tempo tunes probably fit better into that area where the OM seems to sound best (very subjective). Since I primarily, mostly, play for myself I also...
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    Re: Tone Gard for mandolin

    Thanks everyone! I've contacted Tony and he is on it!
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    Re: Mandola, BACH & Daniel Estrem

    You guys have it That is the fellow I'm speaking of. thanks
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