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    Default New Collings MT2-V Torrefied with Martin Monel Strings

    After analysis paralysis and an exhaustive hunt, I finally found a fantastic Collings MT2-V with torrefied Adirondack top. I have to say this is one of the finest mandolins I've had the pleasure to own and play. I don't think I've ever had a mandolin that was as responsive and easy to play as this one. This is my first Collings and I'm really impressed. Fit and finish are what everyone has already stated about Collings, so it's redundant for me to say it's flawless. The old-style Collings built case is a marvel to behold as well. Perfect match.

    I've had the MT2-V about 2 weeks now and strung it with Martin Monel mandolin strings about a week ago. I've attached an MP3. I don't know if this gives you any indication of the tone because I just used my Macbook built in microphone, but if you can suffer through my playing, hopefully it'll give you an idea of tone.

    I also want to give a shout out to Steve at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL. He shipped the mandolin to me well packaged and answered all my questions. A fine buying experience and he's a great guy to deal with.

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    Ashoken Farewell Collings MT2-V.mp3

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    i "suffered" thru your beautiful tune. it sounds awesome. and is easy on the eyes of course. nice choice!
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    Wish I coulda heard the Ashoken. My little tablet would not play it.

    Love that tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70416 View Post
    Wish I coulda heard the Ashoken. My little tablet would not play it.

    Love that tune.
    I wonder if there's a tag for the mp3 attachment that makes the file stream? I didn't see one, which would correct the issue of having to download it first. It should then play on any device if so.

    Maybe someone familiar with posting html tags here will chime in if there's such an animal.

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    Both, your mandolin and you, sound great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMaynard View Post
    I wonder if there's a tag for the mp3 attachment that makes the file stream?
    The forum is set up for SoundCloud streaming. Check out the icon next to the Tab icon.

    Nice mandolin! I adore my Collings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Neverisky View Post
    The forum is set up for SoundCloud streaming. Check out the icon next to the Tab icon.
    where are the icons you refer to? Thanks
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    When replying to a thread, to access the embed buttons:


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    Wouldn't the MP3 have to reside on the Soundcloud website for this tag to work properly and stream the audio from the message link?

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    Yes.

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    [QUOTE=Michael Neverisky;1671888]When replying to a thread, to access the embed buttons:
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    Thanks. I think you mean that is something the person posting the mp3 would have to do? At first I thought you meant it was something the reader could do to play the mp3.
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