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    Re: I want to build a mandolin

    Though I haven’t found the time to start building one myself, I recommend Graham McDonald’s book The Mandolin Project. There’s a lot of detailed info & I like the way it’s laid out.
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Alas, my white whale! I've been searching for one ever since I started playing mandolins. I have a few electric mandolins & octaves and even one of the Eastman electric mandolas but they're all...
  3. Re: New guitar bouzouki heading out to the USA

    Oh man, that's downright delicious! The arched top, 5 courses, a cutaway...you're not helping my GBOM addiction :))
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    Re: New OM day, and some questions about others

    The Northfield & Pono necks have more of a C profile like a guitar whereas I'd call the Weber profile more of a D. According to the specs the Northfield nut is slightly wider, 1 13/32", than the 1...
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    Re: torrified tops

    The science behind torrification makes sense in my head but not sure if it pans out in the real world. I almost exclusively buy used instruments & there are so many factors that go into the overall...
  6. Re: Northfield Mandolins - Big Mon vs Artist

    When I got my Big Mon, she quickly became my #1. At this point, I have my OMs and Miss Maybelle on the wall while the others stay in their cases. At this point, they'll prolly be there until I sell...
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    Re: New OM day, and some questions about others

    The Weber neck profile is pretty chunky. I loved it when I started playing but eventually found I like a thinner profile. I’m a GBOM fan with two flattops, a Pono & a Northfield, and saving for an...
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    Re: Octave mandolin - F holes or an oval hole?

    For me the body size & scale length make most OMs sounds less mandolin-esque than their smaller counterparts. Vs flattops I think the archtop GBOMs have more a cello tone. I want one but am holding...
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    Re: Octave mandolin - F holes or an oval hole?

    I think archtop vs flattop & body size have a much larger tonal impact than F or oval hole. I agree with others that a flattop sounds more like a guitar which is why I have two as opposed to my...
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    Re: Two questions about Big Mons....

    My Big Mon fits the Recorve case with the Tone Gard but she's usually on the wall or in my hands :grin: The tuners seem to keep Miss Maybelle in tune as well as any others so mine are still stock.
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    Re: New 2-point Octave Mandolin in Tawhai

    Nice work! I haven’t ever been south of the equator myself & it never occurred to me the perspective of the moon would be that different. I couldn’t ever see a face in the moon as a kid but, laying...
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    Re: I'm amazed by the Tone Gard

    But you just [I]might[I] need one later…:grin:
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    Re: Effect of humidity on a nice mandolin...

    Depending on the time of year or one's air conditioning, CT can definitely be drier than AZ :)
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I busked 20 years ago as a juggler and could get 20’s during the Atlanta Arts Festival. Usually it was $1s & $5s with the occasional $10. I support the buskers at Pike Place Market when I go but I...
  15. Re: Are you ready for a new Carbon/Kevlar Sorensen mandolin?

    I love your designs and this is no exception!! Can’t wait to hear it in action!
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    Re: Waxing the mandolin

    Personally, I'm unconvinced that finish makes enough tonal difference to matter. That said, I've always thought that thinner was the goal for those that do. Adding a wax seems like it's going to...
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    Re: Soares'y Guitars octave mandolin

    I haven't played a Soares'y though have been interested in them as well. I have an Eastwood Delta 4 with the same scale length, which I like but have to change chord voicings. I think the shorter...
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    I think you're exactly right but can really only speak for my own girth :))
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    I have one on every mandolin but for the GBOMs. I find it's more common than not that they fit in the case but I have a couple that don't.
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone vs Northfield Big Mon

    My Big Mon, Miss Maybelle, is my #1 but I have a penchant for the increased mids & lows you get from the body design. I own & have owned a few Webers and I find both their neck & overall tone to be...
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    Re: Favorite Mandolins You’ve Owned

    My #1 is my Englemann Big Mon. The Big Mon tone is definitely what I like and the fit & finish are perfect. My Northfield & Pono OMs are tied for #2. Their tone & feel are different and I keep...
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    Re: Tone Maturation - Hamlett Two-Point

    Well played!
  23. Re: Interesting effects on West Dakota Rose intro

    Sounds to me like a bit of both. It could be one of the really funky shifters that has an envelope filter as well.
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    Re: Favorite mandolin playing beverage?

    Water or tea, depending on the time of day. Ice depends on the season :grin:
  25. Re: Instrument stand for Epiphone Mandobird...

    I hang mine on the wall on String Swings when they're not in the case. I do find that the smaller mandolin hooks hold every headstock fine but the larger guitar hooks can be a problem with narrow...
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