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    Re: Building Bridges

    Thanks Tom, I LOVE Bradford pear, it is a beautiful wood! I made a bench out of it for my daughter before she was born. She's 15 now and she and her sisters still use it.

    Looks like I'll be...
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    Re: Building Bridges

    Thanks Graham!... your book was a great guide through the first build. I had not given much consideration to a fixed bridge. That may be the way to go.

    I'd still love input from others!

    And...
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    Building Bridges

    No, I'm not referring to mending broken relationships... thats a different kind of forum...

    I have been working on my second mandolin build and am considering building my own adjustable bridge for...
  4. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    Where is the video?... looked all over even searched YT, couldn't find it!
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    A few people have mentioned portable power stations. I did a fair amount research into these last year to have as something to have on hand at the house in the case of an emergency or extended power...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    Been working 98% of my time on redoing a couple of doors and remodeling the foyer... but the other 2% I've picked out enough time to do the binding and stain the top for #002. I've got a...
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    Re: latest Ludewig 2 point

    Beautiful mando Dale!!!

    Very well played Caleb!!!

    I'm jealous of both of you's skills (not sure if that's grammatically correct, but you get the point)
  8. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    Mandolin changed my guitar playing in that, it made me not play the guitar anymore... not that I played that much to start with :))
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    Re: Floating Top Guitar, very interesting.

    I kinda had the same thought, Hank... I'd like to hear it unplugged to hear the "real" tone ... I mostly found the concept and build process very interesting.

    From the front it looks pretty cool,...
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    Floating Top Guitar, very interesting.

    This was posted on YT about 3 months ago, but I haven't seen anyone share it here.

    Its about 25 ish minutes long but very interesting to watch.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJmQWK41WY
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    Re: A drum sander with a twist

    That's a very cool idea!
  12. Re: Shipping a mandolin for repair / setup work !

    I used to work for a high dollar white glove moving company. During my time there the company owner also acquired an art handling company to add to the services offered by the company. With my...
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    Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I wholeheartedly agree with Charley regarding the Silverangel... working on a budget as you are, I saved up and bought my Forever mandolin; custom made per my preferences. Truly outstanding...
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Ok, I don't know about the rest of you, but I wanna HEAR it!...Shaun you've gotta post us some video or sound files!!!
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Doors are coming along well: finished up early last night and had time to glue up the top!

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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Tips? ... Yes, please:...

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    Re: Hamlett Mandola at Elderly- Wow!

    Mmmmm... purrrdy!

    Good work John!
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Gold vs Silver

    I was more a fan of Nickel Chrome (silver) at the outset of my interest in mandolin, but when I commissioned my Silverangel, I asked for Gold on a whim and really haven't looked back. I just think it...
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    Re: How Do You Play Angeline the Baker and Why?

    Was he playing with some sort of alternate tuning... that's was cool.

    I typically play it open, and like the guy in the video above, switching back and forth from the higher and lower octaves......
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    Just Fun

    A friend emailed me this YT video and I thought it was pretty awesome... I fell into the YouTube vortex checking out the band's stuff. Ironically I've realized more and more that "Heavy Metal in...
  22. Re: Difference in build between a Northfield NF5S & Silverangel E

    Thanks! It's a Western Red Cedar top with Maple back and sides
  23. Re: Difference in build between a Northfield NF5S & Silverangel E

    I love my Econo A, but I had mine custom made to my preferences... ask Ken about it and he can tell you what it has; neck profile, nut width, woods, etc.... I'm personally a big fan of SA mandolins...
  24. Re: Eastman MD 305 unbox - thanks all, I'm a satisfied customer.

    Congrats Maxr, I loved my 305!... great little mando!
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    My experience was similar to Jill's. At the time when I decided to upgrade from my Eastman, I had a couple of things in mind, but I was particularly interested in Silverangel Mandolins because of the...
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