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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    An issue often resolved with some string change experimentation.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    When not under global pandemic, I was playing in a regular jam with a banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and electric bass and we do get loud! That has made me interested in how loud various...
  3. Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    I exchanged emails with Max and have sent a deposit to have him build me one of his Girouard F Concert Master mandolins with an oval hole. It will feature complete binding in triple bound, Waverly...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I'd like to believe that the guitar market as a whole has matured enough to understand that these are vintage instruments of a finite quantity and that we've all learned from our past mistakes...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    yep...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I like it. It plays well and is very light. I'm a fan of woody banjos so the lack of a metal tone ring was no big deal to me. I think it's very similar to the early Enoch Tradesman banjos I tried out...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Me too! Well, in progress.

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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Wow! Good for you!
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Maybe I just wouldn't come out!
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    If I were to take a Loar, a Gilchrist, a Heiden, a Kimble, a Dude, a Nugget, a Northfield Artist Model and let's say... a Duff... all F5s... and lock you up in a room with them for a couple of...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    HI Bernie,
    Violins are designed to be taken apart for repairs. Thats why all violin luthiers use hide glue. Also, its been going on so long it is now considered acceptable. Mandolins,on the other...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Interesting to read the comments. I was expecting to see more bargains in the ads here than I have, but I'm not exactly tracking things on a spread sheet. One of my sons has a high-end bike shop in a...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Been tempted to do a feature article on this but don't think it's going to happen. Here's an opinion that's a combination of what's occurring the Classifieds and what our retail business partners and...
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    Re: Leather Calton Case Cover

    I'm still scratching my head and wondering why you'd want to make a case that's already fairly heavy, even heavier. On the other hand, that might just be my age talking. When I was younger (much...
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    Re: Irish Tenor Banjo Recordings

    As well as John Carty's solo recordings, check out his and Brian McGrath's dual banjos in recordings by At The Racket. See https://www.allcelticmusic.com/artists/John%20Carty.html and...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    It arrived today. Pictures to come but you know what they look like. Took me almost 9 months to find one in a store to play but once I got my hands on one, I was sold! I would have bought that one...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    Here's a tune I wrote quite recently, played during a break from the lambing.


    https://www.facebook.com/daggergordon/videos/221862302252890/?t=0
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    To paraphrase RT, my favorite color scheme!
  19. Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Since shattering my kneecap in early December I've been housebound, so already used to "sheltering in place". Playing a lot of mandolin and tenor banjo, when I can (when it's quiet out - still far...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    We were scheduled to play at the annual St. Paddy’s Day Parade post-bash at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, Saturday. That was all canceled last night. It’s the nation’s only bi-state parade...
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    New Stiver Mandolin in 5 weeks!

    Returning home from Florida in 5 weeks and then the 70 mile drive to Mr. Stiver to pickup my new mandolin and hopefully forever put an end to my MAS.
    Sold my much enjoyed Coliiings MT in September...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Calling Willcut, as you suggested, would have revealed that they also have a red one available.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

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    One option on GDAE strings:
    11p-18w-28w-42w ~ 65lbs. About 16lbs. per string.

    Congrats on your new guitar.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Howdy folks! Mine arrived yesterday (in Ireland) from Thomann

    A couple of irish suppliers are advertising them too so looks like theyve well and truly hit Europe now!

    Can anyone give any advise...
  25. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Here she is. Love it love it love it!


    https://youtu.be/FNcmjk3QsY8
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