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  1. Re: Cool Covid Online Jam of Bluegrass Musicians

    AWESOME!! Thanks for posting!!
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    Re: Brekke vs Traditional Bridge

    Here's my experience:

    I tried an original style Brekke bridge on my 1992 Flatiron F5 Master model and was very disappointed with the sound. To my ears it really muted the volume and reduced the...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    My suggestion would be to ease up on the self pressure to have tunes committed to memory within 4 months of taking up a new instrument and also having no previous musical background. To me it sounds...
  4. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday Dennis!! May you soon receive the needed transplants and get back to a normal life. For now, it's a difficult and challenging life to be in the position of waiting for a compatible...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    187602

    One I had made for a 1926 Gibson F4. Still have the case but not the mandolin.
  6. Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    I highly recommend pops1's suggestion. When I first started I was shown this finger pattern. It helped me participate in jams until I developed better control of my pinky, etc. Now that I'm...
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    I had the exact same experience with the Golden Age tuners that came on my Collings MT mandola. At the request of Collings, StewMac sent me a replacement set - they were no better. Purchased a set...
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    Re: Bunch mandolin

    Seventeen or so years ago I met a fellow named "Carlos Bunch" at Cumberland State Park near Crossville, TN. He made and played his own mandolin and in talking with him he'd made a few and sold them....
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I've had a set of (.11-.40) XT's on my 2010 Weber Fern A model for about a month and I'm pleased with how (for a mandolin) they seem to stay in tune during a two hour weekly jam and practice time...
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    Re: Upgrading a tailpiece

    I've changed the tailpiece on three mandolins from the original to a James. I couldn't really tell any difference in the tone, volume, etc. However, changing strings on the James is so much easier....
  11. Re: Flatiron Signature Series F5 Master Model

    I know this is an old thread, but I just discovered it and thought I would add the following information to it. I own Flatiron F5 Master model #9212731. I ordered it through a small music store in...
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    Re: Looking for set up in Washington

    If you're in the Kitsap Peninsula or Olympic Peninsula area I would recommend Gail Hester. Very pleased with her work this year on two of my mandolins.
  13. Re: Midnight on the Water-10.Anniversary of my Pomeroy A2 Mandol

    Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Avery Mandolin Straps

    I don't know if he is still making straps, but I have an older business card of his with his summer phone #.

    419-636-4652

    I still use straps(4) I purchased from him 15 years ago and love them. ...
  15. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change mine from jedennis to Eldon Dennis
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    Good luck in your search and hopefully you will find the "compromise" that works for you. It seems many of us are always on the search for that "sound in our head", thus MAS!
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    I don't know the answer to your question about needing a different gauge for your longer scale length. As I recall the D'Addario flattops only come in the EFT76 gauge (at least that's the only one's...
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    I found this set of strings to be very nice sounding and easy playing on my Collings Mandola. They are not as loud, but have a nice warm sound and you don't notice the noise when making slides. All...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

    I agree with some of the other commenters, it will not get better and the longer you wait the greater the risk of some permanent damage. I've had both wrist done (approximately 20 years ago) and I...
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    Re: Stewmac Tuner sale

    Agree that Collings and StewMac were great about providing replacements for my Collings MT mandola. However, after receiving and installing the second replacement set from StewMac and still having...
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    Re: .017" A strings?

    In reply to Chris B.

    Just the heavy A strings. I replaced the 0.017 with a 0.016 and liked the set just fine. I also liked their medium set on my Flatiron F5.
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    Re: .017" A strings?

    Siminoff "Straight Up Strings" Heavy has 0.017 A strings. I tried them on my Weber Fern A Model and they were just too "stiff" for my taste.
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  23. Re: Stopping the strings resonating behind the bridge?

    The link below is the internet source I found for the little rubber grommets. The part number I ordered was #9600K17 and the price was $4.07 for a package of 100.

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  24. Re: Any Mandolin Players on the Southern Oregon Coast?

    Helen - you're going to be very greatly missed here in Sequim! We've so much enjoyed our jam times with you and watching your rapid progress. Keep that great-grandpa's mandolin busy once you're all...
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    Re: Modifications to my 1N?

    I ordered a Cumberland bridge for my Flatiron flat-top and it just wouldn't go low enough. The bridge is first class looking, but the action was just way to high with it on.
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