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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    They posted some of their NAMM instruments on their website a week ago. They seem to be doing fine.
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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but Bill was closely overseeing most details even up until his death. That doesn't diminish the instruments being built today, because whoever is voicing the new...
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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    I’ve owned probably close to 40 Collings mandolins over the years and some very early ones. The necks were rather thin and v-shaped on the early ones, but they are some of the finest sounding...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Not digging the new headstock, but great tone.
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    Lynn is playing clawhammer with us over on Hilarie Burhans Paetron’s group. I was surprised to see him there, but then again, we all need something different once in a while.
  6. Re: Article: Winter Virtual Mandolin Camp with Alan Bibey, Don St

    Wanna learn Irish/Celtic/Breton, the David Surette is the MAN! The triplet/ornament king, and a heck of a cittern player.
  7. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    this is the video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVNiSDFACCM
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Are the top and the back convex (curved- not carved)? or is it a true "flat top"?
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    Re: Trillium longscale mandola demo

    Bob, are you getting your banjo hardware from Patrick from Balsam Banjoworks?
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    Re: Trillium longscale mandola demo

    You don't see more, because frankly, Bob didn't make all that many. From what I understand from another local builder here he sold all his equipment and closed down his shop. That was about two...
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    Re: Monteleones at Rudy's Music

    Rumor has it that Liz gave John M. a copy of that picture, but he had to sign an agreement that he would never sell it or make copies of it.
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    Re: RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    jb, I totally forgot this was Lee’s handle too. Wow, it’s been six years already.
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    Re: Monteleones at Rudy's Music

    The archtops sell for bigger dough than the mandolins. I was under the impression that the mandolin that belongs to Michael Todd and Liz Taylor's son was an A style. There is a picture in...
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    Re: RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    His last activity was in 2014 according to his profile. perhaps he was sick for a while.
  15. Thread: New toy day

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    Re: New toy day

    My husband is an electronics guy. He doesn't play, but he has done some amazing amp and pedal work. The most annoying part is when he tells me what these things actually cost to make. However,...
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    Re: Hansen F5 just finished!

    I believe the OP has since sold his Hansen. I believe Carters has had one for sale for a while
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    I wish all tenants were like you. Ours eventually wore us down to the point where I no longer cared to have rental property (even the ones who were several months behind on their rent- with no...
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    JB, if the landlord gives you a hard time, have a little talk with the health inspector. He can facilitate an equitable solution, and will also monitor the situation. All maintenance on rental...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    If you are planning on visiting stores in Boston, please be aware that we have pretty strict public health restrictions (quarantining periods, masks, etc.) throughout New England so check on those...
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    Try to avoid breathing in the diatomaceous earth. It can create lung and breathing issues.
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    Re: Work distraction

    Actually, I find five or ten minutes of playing to be helpful with writer’s block or general work fatigue.
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    If your landlord has a license to rent to the public (which he may not have, which could put him in jail or severely fined) then he has a legal duty to fumigate effectively.

    Believe me, from 1998...
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    It's all relative. Aside from the fact that they are both tuned differently.
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    I'm quite content with the Brock GBOM and the Girouard GBOM. The rest will probably go quietly. I am hunting a Romero open back banjo.
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    I am not sure ozone is the way to go: https://www.noai.org/does-ozone-kill-bedbugs

    https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/ENTM%20493%20Capstone%20Summaries/Feston%20Capstone%20Summary.pdf

    We had property...
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