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  1. Re: Minnesota Mando Jam...Need you to vote on a date!

    Dang it! I stopped checking this group for a month and it comes to life! I guess I'll wait for the next one. Anyone interested in a monthly gathering?
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    wound "A" string set

    Hey folks. In my constant search for the end of the interwebs, I came upon a majestic beast called Thomastik. They apparently have a wound A strings, which is intriguing to me since I prefer the...
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    Re: The Travelin' McCourys

    Thanks for the reply and anecdote, Nick! So cool to hear the other side of story!
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    The Travelin' McCourys

    I had the pleasure of listening to Ronnie pick last night in Minneapolis. For this leg of the tour they has Andy Falco from The Infamous String Dusters on Guitar. It was amazing! They played a Dawg...
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    Re: Little Big Town!

    What's worse:

    a. this thread
    b. that song
    c. the singer's outfit
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    Re: 23 Loar Setup Video

    I coincidentally came across and watched that video on youtube last night. I would not let that fellow work on my ~$2.5k mando, let alone a loar if I had one. He justifies his sloppy work with...
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    Re: Gibson's 120th Anniversary F5 mandolin

    Agreed. Ugly, way overworked, way too ornate, etc. I would not buy one even if I had the $$$$. I would rather have a Gil or Duden for that kind of bread any day.
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    Re: Mandolin Label Placement

    This is a cool example of builders and forum members working together! As a funny comparison/ anecdote. I have a F made by Holoubek a small luthier in the Czech Republic. I think he ran out of...
  9. Re: Mando string winder adapter for cordless drill?

    Yeah, with all due respect, this is a bad idea. The heart ache that you'll feel when you space and over wind a G string and crack the top of your mando, break the bridge, the neck, etc. isn't worth...
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    Re: Bill Monroe's 1964 F-5

    Seriously? they took out his original "recontructed" F5?! That is such a shame. This is why I value sites like this so much...we need to preserve this music and it's history for the coming...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I think Heiden Mandos don't get talked about all that much for the same reason Dudenbostel mandos don't get talked about that much. Most know they are top notch, both are arguably one of the 5 best...
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    Re: What are you listening to today?

    I discovered Yank Rachell the other day so I've been listening to a ton of his stuff. Blues Mandolin is new to me and awesome! Also I've been listening watching a few Peter Ostroushko videos on...
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    Re: Gilchrist picks, Still available?

    Second this...Greg gave me the rounded version of his Ivoriod pics. They are amazing. Similar shape to Dawg pics, which I also love.
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    Re: Leach F Custom Mandolin

    Not my style, but it's gorgeous art none-the-less. I don't think I could bring myself to play that for fear of scratching it :) If it sounds half as good as it looks, you're set. congrats!

    Not...
  15. Thread: Holoubek!

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    Re: Holoubek!

    Thanks! I will figure out how to record a soundclip and post in asap. Though it might be a few weeks due to work.
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    Re: Holoubek Mandolins

    Thank you! I also started a Holoubek Mandolin Group here:

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=290
  17. Thread: Holoubek!

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    Holoubek!

    I posted some pics of my new (to me) Holoubek in a Flickr album.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/38070364@N08/sets/72157646686811583/

    Also, I created a social group for those interested in...
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    Re: Holoubek Mandolins

    Here is the link to my flickr album with images of my mando!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/38070364@N08/sets/72157646686811583/
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    Re: Holoubek Mandolins

    Thanks for the reply and info! There is no label. He just signed and numbered it in the center inside of the back.
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    Re: Holoubek Mandolins

    Can anyone help me identify anything about this mando based on the serial number? For example year of build, etc.?
  21. Re: Are Michael Kelly Mandos Still Thought of as A Pretty Good Ma

    I'll re-iterate what others have already said. Save up until you have the extra $200 over the $500 you'd spend on an MK, and get the eastman 315 ($700). It's at least twice as good for less than...
  22. Re: How Many Would Like to Have a Weber SWEET PEA??

    I owned one years ago. I kept it for a couple of months then sold it. It's just not practical for the following reasons:

    1. It doesn't sound good, especially considering the price.
    2. I don't...
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    Re: Holoubek Mandolins

    Hi All!

    I'm happy to say I just received a Holoubek F5 that I purchased from a store in MO. I don't know much about the history of the instrument, or anything really. It is number 131/42. He...
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