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Jan 20, 2012 - 7:38:17 AM

289 posts since 12/27/2010

r v pick I highly recomend them.

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Nice mandolin boy. You just can't beat a good pick. I got a Blue Chip CT55 for Christmas last year and I Love it. I have literally used it everyday for over a year now and it still has an edge. Essentially no wear at all. They are expensive, but I have not bought another pick in over year. If you can keep up with it and not lose it, they will save you $ in the long run.

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Happy Friday!

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:06:46 AM
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I don't think I've ever worn out a pick. I've lost them before that happens so I don't see how a $35 pick will ever save you money. I do use a Bluechip and it is a superior pick and I guard it with my life. If someone wants to try it they can but I want collateral--like their car keys. Anything that costs money but actually really does improve playing is probably worth it but it's not a case of "Buy now and save!"
I went to NY and all I got was this T Shirt..It says "Retro Fret". Worth a pilgrimage...a few nice mandolins,some instruments you will never see anywhere ever again and lots and lots of very cool guitars. Some instruments that only exist as legends that you can pick up play and discover why they are legends. You need an Indian Tracker to find the place and then there is no sign when you get there to let you know your not lost, just a little thing on a doorbell that says "Retro Fret" and you still have to cross a roof to get there..
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Jan 20, 2012 - 12:47:21 PM

289 posts since 12/27/2010

That's cool Ben. Sounds like an awesome place. About the picks, maybe I was just using the wrong kind to begin with, but I had a couple of mandolin pick a friend gave me, not sure the brand, but they would wear down to  almost a complete circle. I tried guitar picks, Starr picks, Dunlop, Fender, everything I could get my hands on locally. They all wore out after a month or so of heavy playing. Anyway, I Love my Blue Chip and I guess it was worth the money, besides, it was a gift anyway. And I literally have not bought a pick in over a year. Maybe just knowing it was $35 has given me incentive to NOT lose it!

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Jan 20, 2012 - 12:48:12 PM

289 posts since 12/27/2010

I'm out for the weekend. Have a great one! See Y'all on Monday...

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Jan 20, 2012 - 1:16:03 PM
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88 posts since 12/19/2011

I have 6 bluechips they are nice I just got my superbite picks in today, the quad is nice. I would like to trade a few bluechips.

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Jan 20, 2012 - 7:18:04 PM

TSSN

USA

1015 posts since 1/3/2011

This is the second time I have heard of Retro Fret.  I'm going to have to check this out...

And I still haven't taken the Blue Chip plunge, even after trying.  

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Jan 20, 2012 - 7:44:08 PM
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633 posts since 1/9/2011

Mandolin Ant you should keep using picks then wear them until they are perfectly round and then sell them. There are mandolin players that swear by round picks. I have never seen them for sale and I myself once made a holder so I could lathe a round pick on my drill press starting with a big triangle shaped pick that I could buy. I eventually settled on Dunlop Ultex picks and I still think they are a great pick. The Bluechips are the easiest to grip and since I am losing my grip (in every way one can lose their grip) it works best for me.

NYC has lots of cool stuff and is always worth a trip. It's a long way for me as I am on the left coast but I do like to go there sometimes. Played a couple of Kimbles at Retro Fret --man can Wil Kimble build a beautiful mandolin. They were made about a year apart both great and both quite different from each other.
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Jan 21, 2012 - 6:32:28 PM
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Jan 21, 2012 - 9:32:42 PM

TSSN

USA

1015 posts since 1/3/2011

Killjoy!    ;^>

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Jan 21, 2012 - 10:04:56 PM

633 posts since 1/9/2011

He's having bad day. The cat sharpened it's claws on the Barcalounger.

Jan 21, 2012 - 10:09:14 PM

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Jan 22, 2012 - 5:31:38 AM

88 posts since 12/19/2011

I think we have a scam in the classifides with a Gibson I asked for pics and was of a totaly different 'F9' than in the pic. Hmm what to do.

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Jan 22, 2012 - 10:23:18 AM

TI_USER

USA

412 posts since 1/8/2011

Perhaps he has more than one mandolin for sale and he sent pictures of the wrong one.  Write him back and ask why.   It's possible it was an honest mistake.

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Jan 22, 2012 - 10:42:25 AM

633 posts since 1/9/2011

Like TI USER said ,Report to moderator, and of course don't buy it.
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Jan 22, 2012 - 10:47:32 AM

633 posts since 1/9/2011

Like TI USER said ,Report to moderator, and of course don't buy it. He is offering a cash, pay in person option which makes me think it is legitimate and some kind of error.
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Jan 22, 2012 - 10:50:49 AM

633 posts since 1/9/2011

Posted twice somehow
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Jan 22, 2012 - 12:43:31 PM

88 posts since 12/19/2011

Hmm well its allways good to protect everybody though. What do you people think about ghs slick and steel? Do they give a more woody sound ?

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Jan 22, 2012 - 1:34:15 PM

88 posts since 12/19/2011

Any body want a dearstone d1a Il gladly trade? :-)

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Jan 22, 2012 - 4:23:48 PM

TSSN

USA

1015 posts since 1/3/2011

quote:
Originally posted by mandolin boy

Hmm well its allways good to protect everybody though. What do you people think about ghs slick and steel? Do they give a more woody sound ?


 I have GHS Silk & Steel strings on my Big Muddy.  The tone is a lot brighter now, but not tin-ny.  I like them, but I'm due for a change, and haven't decided whether to stay the course or try something else...

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Jan 22, 2012 - 5:02:38 PM

88 posts since 12/19/2011

I use elixir I'm gona try ghs the daderio strings are good.

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Jan 22, 2012 - 5:04:08 PM

88 posts since 12/19/2011

Elixir are a bright string right?


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Jan 22, 2012 - 5:10:06 PM

88 posts since 12/19/2011

O man ges what Thursday I'm seeing daily and viencent they will be at Muncie,IN at Ball state collage :0) yea. Any body live close enough ?

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Jan 22, 2012 - 6:47:59 PM

TI_USER

USA

412 posts since 1/8/2011

quote:
Originally posted by mandolin boy

Hmm well its allways good to protect everybody though. What do you people think about ghs slick and steel? Do they give a more woody sound ?

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I don't know about woodier, but SLICK and Steel would probably be more slippery.big

Seriously, though,  I used GHS Silk and Steel for years and, yes, they have a more dry tone and less sustain.  I really loved them.  I started using flatwound strings about 15 years ago, but used Silk and Steel for at least 10 years before that.  They're not expensive so I'd give them a try.  Leave 'em on for a couple of weeks to get an honest evaluation.

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Edited by - TI_USER on 01/22/2012 18:48:33

Jan 23, 2012 - 6:33:22 AM

289 posts since 12/27/2010

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. The benefit I played at went well this weekend. Lots of great music and raised some much needed $ for a good friend.

Welcome to the Infinity Bar and Grill TI USER!

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Jan 23, 2012 - 6:36:24 AM

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