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  1. Re: Mandolin Mastery webinar training coming up

    Excited and Looking forward to this workshop with Tim. I had the pleasure of spending 5 days as a participant with Tim in Massachusetts several years ago.
    He is a very organized and clear teacher....
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    Re: Fantastic Mando-bargain

    I second that! I use mine as my travel mandolin!
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    Re: Florian Klaus Rumpf Kickstarter

    I support Florian too! Come on everyone, Florian is a great and dedicated mandolin player and teacher. He has offered lots to the mandolin community. Let’s show our appreciation by supporting our...
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    Re: Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    Well I invited the seller over to audition the Schertler Jam 100. It is quite impressive as an acoustic amplifier. I played a couple of nice acoustic mandos through it with glorious results. The...
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    Re: Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    Thanks for all the feedback!
    I also use a s Schertler Dyn at times and a condenser microphone. I am looking for an amp which will serve me in all formats!
    But maybe I am dreaming!!
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    Re: Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    I have the Baggs para DI and have piezo pickups.
    I presently use an older trace Elliot acoustic amp but it is a too harsh sounding. I am looking to mellow out the sound
    And this amp has come up at...
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    Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    Has anyone used any of these amplifiers and if so how do you like them with an acoustic mandolin like a Collings? Also what type of pickup (and preamp if you use one?) or microphone do you feed into...
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    Re: Luthier Websites - Browsing preferences?

    I think Brian Dean is presently one of the most talented and creative luthiers on the planet. I recommend taking some time to explore his website and Flickr photos.
    The best mandolin eye candy I...
  9. Re: Article: Modern Mandolin Workshop Designed for Experienced Pl

    Will there be a limited number of attendees?
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    Used professional level Bowlback?

    Does anyone know of an available used Bowlback with no issues?
    Maybe some has one sitting unused in a case and would like to let it go? Maybe even for a trade?
    Feel free to PM me!
    Thanks, Barry
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    Re: Refretting a Gibson A

    I was wondering what is the average cost to refret a teen oval Gibson A model these days. I know it varies quite a bit but my Gibson is approaching refret needs!
  12. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    A keeper is not a necessarily your permanent keeper!
    You have been playing a Rogue and jumping to a better instrument and experiencing it over time would probably give you a better objective idea of...
  13. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    The Martin you describe is about 2300 retail. Historically, here in the Cafe, the common ratio of similar dollar value quality in a mandolin is double that of a guitar. So you are looking at...
  14. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    Welcome JR
    I think it would be helpful to mentioned the types of music you like to play. This woukd enable members to give you more “streamlined” suggestions. Are you set on a new instrument or...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    I would start with 11 and 15 gauges for the E and A. These are common gauges corresponding to the gauges used in the D’Addario J74 set.
    You could also try other gauges and customize to your own...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    I find the A string and E strings wimp out much sooner than the D and G strings and become rather difficult to tune.
    Do any of you have the same experience? I then use regular D’addario steels to...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    Phil,
    Which Mandocello Thomastiks do you use and will they work on a Gibson Mandocello?
    Where do you purchase them?
    Thanks,
    Barry
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    Re: Changing strings to help fingertips

    Go for the TI lights! The most important strategy is comfort! If you are not comfortable you will most probably not play.
    Once you are comfortable and the E and A strings begin to lose their tonal...
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    Re: Apitius Yorkville Jazz Mandolin

    Aaron,
    What type of strings do you use on this lovely instrument?
    (Duplicated question here)
  20. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Aaron,
    What type of strings do you use on this lovely instrument?
  21. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    If there is anyone who deserved such a “Beast”, this is surely you!
    Enjoy it at may it bring lots of Nachas to you as a player. It will bring lots of joy to your worldwide listeners.:mandosmiley:...
  22. Re: Centrum Choro Workshop 2021 - Sign up

    Will this workshop be recorded and available to registered participants to view at their convenience?
    I am hesitant to commit to 3 consecutive weekends if this is not available.
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    Re: Mando upgrade - opinions sought

    Why not explore some accomplished builders in England Scotland Wales or Ireland.
    I believed the cost of shipping, insurance, exchange and importation is rather pricey when purchasing from North...
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    Kentucky Nu Hyde gig bag

    Has any one had any experience with these gigbags for carrying a mandolin around town on their back? Is it comfortable? Sufficient? Heavy?Protective?Quality?
    Any thoughts? Comments? Recommended?...
  25. Info: about Irish online Academy mando & octave mando courses?

    Has anyone subscribed to any of these and if so what are your thoughts about their program? Here is the website link:
    https://www.oaim.ie/
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