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    Re: 1974 Gibson F5 - what's top of the market?

    Welcome to the Cafe! Love your story!

    I'm a field geologist (and an engineer too.). Mandolin travels with me and they've been to a lot of places. Never a beater either! Just a real instrument!...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Cripple Creek
    Angeline the Baker
    Whiskey Before B'fast
    Soldier's Joy. . .

    stuff like that!

    f-d
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    . . . and welcome Herringbone72! Interesting first post! You must have a few stories!

    f-d
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    Re: Arch-top GOM - oval or ff hole?

    hahhahhaaahaaa! And, I know this dude that builds mandolins and he got me wondering. . . Does this observation scale up to the big boxes?

    Discernment is part of the process!

    f-d
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    Arch-top GOM - oval or ff hole?

    I'm in the midst of GOMAS. I currently own the Eastman MDO-305 - an arch-top, a-body, f-hole OM.

    I think I want a 20-21-in-scale arch-top guitar-body octave mandolin.

    Sell me on ff hole v....
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    Re: 2020 tribute Vessel A model

    perfect! Great work!

    f-d
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    Re: What's in your case?

    47 cents and some old strings. The pick is in the strings, so that doesn't count. There'd likely be a capo in one or two of them also.

    f-d

    oops! Forgot the tuner, but that's like the pick...
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    I saw the early NGR in a random bar in Denver in 1973. He was playing the A5.

    I was a freshman at CSU and drove down with a group of classmates to check out the band we were going to book for the...
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    Re: Mando-inspired Haiku

    2020-won
    plenty to practice last year
    Happy New Year, though. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    Marcus, that video is great! Inspirational!

    f-d
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    Pheff! That sounds great!

    Under COVID, I'm pretty much just playing my Eastman OM. I'm getting the feel of the scale and a bit of finger acrobatics! Many of my mandolin pieces I can relate to...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    In 2004, when we moved into our new house. I carried 40 instrument cases from house A to house B. Haha, friends were helping, but they already knew I was in deep.

    Other than wall hangers, I'm...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    preparing to revisit, "Snowflake Reel!"

    f-d
  14. Re: Looking for Biographies about Mandolin players

    Louvin Brothers' book!

    Satan is Real.

    f-d
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    Re: what do you think would be the best case ever.

    a well-built chipboard case. Yes, John, weighing under 1#. No! I don't forsee a Sherman tank or 747 in it's path. Yes, I do foresee carrying it onto a plane. It'll be overhead.

    Some felt...
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    Re: What have I got here? Bozeman Flatiron

    these are awesome mandolins in spite of their plain Jane looks. There is a sticker (likely) inside the mandolin that shows recommended string gauges. The GHS A250 string set matches perfectly.
    ...
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    Re: Thomastik's for MDO-305 Eastman Octave

    they are a bit heavier gauge and sound good. I'm too new to the OM to know anything refined; however. I just read somebody else tried them and gave it a go.

    During COVID, I'm taken to playing my...
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    Re: How to polish metal parts on mandolin.

    tumble in walnut shells?

    (Just something I heard.)

    f-d
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    Thomastik's for MDO-305 Eastman Octave

    Hi All,

    I went to the EJ-72 D'Adderio Mandola string set. No problems - like them just fine! Now, I'm wondering about the Thomastik's. Anybody have a recommendation on Thomastik's that are both...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    I collect horsepower per square inch.

    f-d
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    EJ 72 seem to work for me. Next up?

    Anybody tried Thomastik strings on these and which set?

    f-d
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    Re: What mandolins are made in North America?

    very happy with my A5 mandolin built by Larry Muth in Regina, Sk. Google his web page and check his pricing. It's favorable and he does great work.

    Now, in dealing with custom orders, prepare to...
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    Re: gibson f-model mandolins

    only to say the Flatirons do not have bolt-on-necks. They have M&T neck joints and the, "bolt" is for the purpose of clamping the glue joint. If you remove the hardware, the neck doesn't come off,...
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    you learn the G tune, the A tune and the D tune. You learn the model tunes too. Then advance to the crooked tunes.

    Just in Virginia, for example you'd learn, Cumberland Gap, Waynesboro and the...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    That's it! I got it originally when they first came out. At that time I was building a duet repertoire with a guitar player and I was focused on my mandolin. Now with COVID, not doing that! So, I...
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