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  1. Re: Expectation check for a brand new Loar Honey Creek mandolin

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    Uploaded an image of the other side of the neck, where the lacquer is bubbling up as well. Sorta hard to see, sorry.
  2. Expectation check for a brand new Loar Honey Creek mandolin

    Hi everyone,

    After playing over 50 mandolins in the last few months, I decided to purchase a Loar Honey Creek A-style. It's sounds nice and is in a good price range for me (intermediate level; I...
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    Thanks again, everyone. So far, I haven't bought the Gibson. At the end of the day, I guess I'm just not sure the "tubby" sound is the sound I'm looking for. I still might change my mind, but will...
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    Can you explain more by what you mean by tubbiness? My main concern is that it sounds so bassy on the low notes...meaning the notes rings for a long time once the G and D strings are played. I...
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    @kegcrowe Does your sound bassy on the low notes...meaning the notes ring for a long time once the G and D strings are played? The one I have pictured has odd strings, so I didn't know if it was that...
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    I asked him if he would go any lower and he said no, though I didn't throw out a number. The slightly inflated prices may be due to the fact that I live in a very expensive city. I do like how it...
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    Thanks for all the replies! Two thoughts that stuck out to me based on the comments ... that I need to practice and sound really solid on what I've got, and that this maybe isn't a "steal." Basically...
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    To Gibson or not?

    I have played mandolin off and on for about 10 years. I took lessons then occasionally with groups or friends. I first owned a Kentucky mandolin then sold it, thinking I would focus on playing other...
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