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    Re: What's the best room/apt humidifier?

    https://www.montanalutherie.com/dreadful-over-humidification/#:~:text=In%20a%20nutshell%2C%20you%20worry,30-50%25%20humidity%20range.
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    Re: What's the best room/apt humidifier?

    When I lived in Vegas, I used a $30 warm mist from amazon for my bedroom.
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    Re: Chinese made die cast tailpieces - any good?

    Looks like an Allen spinoff.
    Let's face it, the function is to hold strings, I doubt you will notice a difference in tone.
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    Re: Bill Halsey's last F-5

    Beautiful, the one piece back is stunning, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    If you glue it, you may not be able to get your tailpiece off, if need be.
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    Re: Foam rubber armrest?

    To keep my forearm off the Mandolin, I use a sports wrist sweatband.
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    Re: Straps for A style

    Looks great, nice job!
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    Re: Straps for A style

    Rawhide Boot lace, hangman noose on each end.
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    The Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly fretboard inlay.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    One would hope they would.
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    " Minimum Daily Requirement "
    By David Grisman, should do it.
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    Re: Looking for suggestions

    I'm very happy with The Loar brand; can't go wrong at their price point.
  13. Thread: Fern?

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    Re: Fern?

    The name Fern is used to describe Mandolins with a Fern on the Headstock.
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    Re: Easiest Jam Tunes to Memorize

    I use the same method as lowtone 2, for me I memorize 2 bars at a time, it then becomes muscle memory.
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    Re: Plug for Lessons with Mike Compton

    Enjoy...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Gold vs Silver

    Gold, gotta love the bling.
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    Re: Humidification of mandolin

    You do know who Bruce is?
    Anything out of his mouth I take as Gospel.
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    Re: Humidification of mandolin

    https://www.montanalutherie.com/dreadful-over-humidification/
    Gotta trust Bruce.
  19. Re: New Eastman 305 - how long to play in, does tuning change?

    Nah...I'm buying today's sound. If it sounds better down the road, that's a bonus.
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    When playing as a sideman, I look at my instrument or others in the group, unless the focus is on me, I don't look at the camera or directly at the audience.
  21. Re: How do these on-line private-sales work? Pay first or ship fi

    Buyer deposits money into my pay pal account, then I ship Mandolin, insured, which is included in price, 48 hour trial period, if returned, buyer pays shipping/insurance. After sale 2% to Cafe.
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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    I'd go for the "The Loar" LM 520that's being offered for $520. from Musicians Friend.
    https://youtu.be/RavUMQYgnK8
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I've used armrests on 2 of my previously owned Mandolins to soften the edge from digging into my arm.
    I don't use one on my current player.
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    Re: Recommendation on F style Mandolin?

    I will suggest The Loar brand, take notice to the amount of Kentucky and Eastman brand up for resale in the classifieds, and take note how many The Loar are up for resale, that should tell you...
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    Re: The Loar LM700 Supreme F-style

    I've owned/played Gibson F9, Kentucky 1000, sold them off for the LM 700, fit, finish, and tone of the 700 works for me, YMMV.
    They're so popular that retailers can't keep them in stock, and...
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