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    Re: Hi Everyone

    Hello Eric,

    Glad to see you share our enthusiasm for the Mandolin. I have found this to be a friendly and supportive group.

    Greg
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    Re: Harmonicas & Mandolins

    I buy most of my harmonicas here: https://www.musiciansfriend.com/harmonicas?typeAheadRedirect=true

    Wait till they go on sale, usually 15% off. I play both straight and cross harp. I love...
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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    Right now I own 6 mandolins, a couple banjos and I don’t even know how many guitars. Some are recent and some are vintage. I would guess that my 1917 Gibson A4 would be one of the last to go if I...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    I keep hoping for enlightenment, but usually it’s just an out of tune mandolin.
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    Beautifully played!
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    I think this is the best comment I’ve read on this forum. I’ve been laughing about it for two days now.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

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    My Morris Mandolin (Made In Oregon) was sitting on the stand this morning when I read this thread. Click the image to enlarge.

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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

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    Here is what is on the stand this morning: Morris Mandolin (Handmade in Oregon)

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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    It’s -3 degrees below here in Minnesota this morning! Perfect morning for playing outside with a Carbon Fiber Mandolin. I’d love to have one.

    I bought a Rainsong Jumbo guitar (carbon fiber) a...
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    Re: Guitar player learning mandolin

    All of the above advice is spot on! It sounds like your instrument has never been set up and is also an inexpensive mandolin. You can buy nut files from Stewart MacDonald if you are inclined to do...
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    Re: Original song - Long Road

    That’s a great song! I really enjoyed your mandolin playing.
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    Snow On The Pumpkins

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    I wrote this song over the last couple days to try out my new "used" mandolin. I love the sound of mandolin, but I'm still learning how to play it.

    Snow On The Pumpkins

    Here is the...
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    Re: New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    Sorry Allen, I have no idea how the top is braced. It’s resonant and perfectly flat. That’s about all I know about it’s construction.
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    Re: New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    Here is what my Flat Top sounds like:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yURyzAu7A
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    New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    I'm enjoying my latest acquisition, a used Flat Top Mandolin made by Minnesota builder Steve Rossow. Steve built somewhere around 20 mandolins consisting of F5's, A5's and only 2 Flat tops (I...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    “PERFECTION IS OVERRATED” I’ve learned that lesson over and over again. It’s admirable to strive for it, but in the end it might drive you crazy.
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    Re: Douglas fir

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    This guitar top is made of Douglas Fur. The instrument was made by Damon Kapke, Duluth MN especially for me. I've had it for at least 15 years with no problems. I play the guitar plugged...
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    Thanks everyone for your input. I feel like I have a much clearer idea of what I’m looking for now.

    This thread has shown me the level of knowledge among the group as well as a sincere effort to...
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    Thank you everyone, I’m gradually honing in on the answer. It’s starting to look like a 20” scale is what I’m looking for. More than likely this will go the same way as guitars and mandolins . . ....
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    Thanks guys! I think it’s becoming a clearer picture for me. Somewhere near the middle of the 18 - 22” range sounds like the option. I can imagine that every 1/4” makes a difference. My Gibson...
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    Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    I’m thinking of having a “tear drop” Octave Mandolin made for me. The builder has made octaves from 18 - 22” scale length. My inclination is longer. What is the consensus here?

    I’m also thinking...
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    Look For A Reason To Smile

    Look For A Reason to Smile - A new original song recorded with a Gibson Hummingbird guitar and my 100 year old Sweetheart, 1917 Gibson A4 (tinkling in the background)

    Look For A Reason To Smile
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    Re: Better tone with light strings?

    Interesting discussion! I have always been inclined toward the heavier strings. Now I’m wondering if it’s time for some experimentation.

    I had a luthier set up my Gibson J 200 and an old Dobro...
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    Re: New Big Muddy - Myrtlewood!?

    I also have a Breedlove guitar with Myrtlewood back and sides, Spruce top. It plays great and the tone is exceptional. I played it in front of a group of people one night and was approached by one...
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    That was fun! Nice video.
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