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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2007, 04:44:56 AM »

...now tears are forming in my eyes and I hear rumbling from deep inside.   crying

If you go to my site and click on the Kansas / Dixie video, you can see/hear it in action.

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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2007, 11:44:34 PM »

expat:

Nice Bridger.

Just bought a Collings MT.

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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2007, 10:16:22 PM »

expat: Nice Bridger.

Thanks.  I like it.

Just bought a Collings MT.

Congrats.  Wonderful instrument.  I had one that I sold (for more than I purchased it for) to finance the Bridger purchase.
The MT has more 'bark' -- definitely louder (I couldn't play it quietly enough when my family was asleep), and more forward voiced.
Top notch craftsmanship (a bit better than the Bridger).  Plays really easily.

But the Bridger has a sound that resonates more with me.  Certainly adequate for bluegrass, but more suitable for klezmer
& old-world music.  Weber in fact designed the instrument as a 'crossover' and, I think, succeeded.

My particular Bridger also has a (non-standard) gloss finish, which better protects the instrument from my corrosive sweat.
I was always worried that my sweaty hands were going to 'stain' the MT.  Perhaps some day in the future, I'll be able to add an MT2.

Enjoy.

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« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2007, 02:02:22 AM »

The MT is a whole lot better than I will ever be.  I played a Gallatin 1 year ago when I bought my wife the Mid-Mo 4 (rosewood).

I knew then that I was either going to have a Weber or a Collings.

I also bought a Bourgeois Vintage-D that has been virtually unplayed since 2005.
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« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2007, 02:44:38 AM »

I did the same thing as you, was basically in my guitar store picking up a guitar and started picking up mandolins.  Within one hour I knew I wanted one.  I played Breedloves, M. Kelyy's and Eastman's.  The guys at Buffalo Bros. Guitars said for what I wanted to spend the Eastman was my best bet.  I bought a brand new A-style, solid spruce and maple with HSC for 475.00 out of the store. 

I have friends who play mandolin who have lots of impressive instruments who are blown away by the sound, playability, intonation and projection of this instrument. 

I would check Eastman out.
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« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2007, 02:48:32 AM »

The MT is a whole lot better than I will ever be.  I played a Gallatin 1 year ago when I bought my wife the Mid-Mo 4 (rosewood).

I went Hyalite to MT to Bridger.   
All of which are better than I'm likely to become.   bigrin
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