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    ^^^ Looks fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    My new listening room is still a work-in-progress, but here's what it looks like this morning.
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    An impressive disc collection! What gear are you using?
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    I like the portable bathroom on the table in photo #4!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    My new listening room is still a work-in-progress, but here's what it looks like this morning.
    I spy the Miles metal spine boxes.

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    [QUOTE=rcarlberg;720813]My new listening room is still a work-in-progress, but here's what it looks like this morning.
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    OK, I've GOT to show that picture to my Wife who believes that I have too many CD's and I could only fill ONE of those CD racks

    BTW...very nice room
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    ...and on that topic....we just moved into our newly-built home and I am starting to put the studio together. Here is a picture of one corner of the studio...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    My new listening room is still a work-in-progress, but here's what it looks like this morning.
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    You must go through a hell of a lot of green markers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersonic Scientist View Post
    ...and on that topic....we just moved into our newly-built home and I am starting to put the studio together. Here is a picture of one corner of the studio...

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    NIIIIICCCE collection of quality machinery. I have one acoustic mandolin and I'm interested in an electric. It looks like you have three electric mandolins. What's the difference between the three?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    You must go through a hell of a lot of green markers
    No, but my freezer is full.

    My gear is nothing special. Good solid mid-price stuff but nothing exotic. Speakers are my own design.

    The rack near the door is all DVDs. To the left of my stereo is As and Bs, and Cs start to the right. I need to add one more shelf already -- designed to hold the existing collection I'm already finding it tight in the belt line.

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    NIIIIICCCE collection of quality machinery. I have one acoustic mandolin and I'm interested in an electric. It looks like you have three electric mandolins. What's the difference between the three?
    Left to right:
    Harmony is both Acoustic/electric 8-string (best for a more authentic sound)
    Rickenbacker - 8-string electric (loud and chimey like you would expect a Rick to sound like)
    Fender - 4-String electric (since only 4 strings, easier to do single-line melodies fast)

    ...and below that those, you'll see a white 3-string instrument called a LOOG. It is a "Kit" guitar for kids (but it's no toy). you can tune them any way you want...I have it tuned D G B (essentially a 3-string Tenor mandolin)
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    Friend of mine sent me this picture of the collection of a friend of his in Minneapolis. I think he wins.
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    ^^^ That's fantastic!
    Two boys have been found rubbing linseed oil into the school cormorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Friend of mine sent me this picture of the collection of a friend of his in Minneapolis. I think he wins.
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    My dream and my wife's nightmare, right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    My dream and my wife's nightmare, right there.
    +1 to that Brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    DammitÖ why have I not seen this thread until now?!?!!!

    I am currently disassembling my cavern for a complete remodel...

    05-22-2015 is when this thread started by Jerjo, and I didn't see it until 2016.

    I sold my house and moved to another state in 2016. Found the house that definitely fit and moved in June of this year. One of the main selling points was the previous owners did away with their formal dining room and converted it into an office/den and added a loft. That's where I've established shop! I am almost done with my new cave. I'll post a progress pic within the next day or two.

    Curious to see how others have established their caves since this thread started...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Friend of mine sent me this picture of the collection of a friend of his in Minneapolis. I think he wins.
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    Reminds me of a personal collection I saw years back.. the guy had all four walls floor to ceiling full of vinyl.. He owned a record store so he obviously had an unfair advantage..haha My vinyl collection peaked at around 1000.. I still pick up an album or two when I see a good clean cover.. still have thoughts of framing some and mounting them on a wall somewhere..

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    I have what surely is the most pathetic excuse for a man cave in the entire hemisphere. Hereís the setting:

    I work for 20 plus years at a university in Japan and finally Iím in line for a research sabbatical. We have a relationship with a University in Thailand and I am accepted to carry out my 6 month sabbatical there. And my wife approves.

    Now, just think about for a moment. A middle-aged man. Alone. In Thailand. And his wife approves!!

    So, Iím entertaining visions of a funky teak and bamboo tempered sort of visiting Professorís off-campus pad, you know, maybe with a separate room for pole dances, ping ping shows or something. But nooo. I get the student dorm. The cheapest student dorm. A completely unfurnished student dorm of the type that makes Spartan look baroque.

    So much for those visions of a bachelor-pad cum stud farm, my source of endless nocturnal frivolity with the locals. Even the cleaning staff give the place a wide birth. And that is where I am ensconced as I write this. My teeny tiny pathetic beta male death pod.

    Iím betting the wife negotiated this...

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    I have what surely is the most pathetic excuse for a man cave in the entire hemisphere. Here’s the setting:

    I work for 20 plus years at a university in Japan and finally I’m in line for a research sabbatical. We have a relationship with a University in Thailand and I am accepted to carry out my 6 month sabbatical there. And my wife approves.

    Now, just think about for a moment. A middle-aged man. Alone. In Thailand. And his wife approves!!

    So, I’m entertaining visions of a funky teak and bamboo tempered sort of visiting Professor’s off-campus pad, you know, maybe with a separate room for pole dances, ping ping shows or something. But nooo. I get the student dorm. The cheapest student dorm. A completely unfurnished student dorm of the type that makes Spartan look baroque.

    So much for those visions of a bachelor-pad cum stud farm, my source of endless nocturnal frivolity with the locals. Even the cleaning staff give the place a wide birth. And that is where I am ensconced as I write this. My teeny tiny pathetic beta male death pod.

    I’m betting the wife negotiated this...
    you described The Lair currently
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Vengeance View Post
    I have what surely is the most pathetic excuse for a man cave in the entire hemisphere. Hereís the setting:

    I work for 20 plus years at a university in Japan and finally Iím in line for a research sabbatical. We have a relationship with a University in Thailand and I am accepted to carry out my 6 month sabbatical there. And my wife approves.

    Now, just think about for a moment. A middle-aged man. Alone. In Thailand. And his wife approves!!

    So, Iím entertaining visions of a funky teak and bamboo tempered sort of visiting Professorís off-campus pad, you know, maybe with a separate room for pole dances, ping ping shows or something. But nooo. I get the student dorm. The cheapest student dorm. A completely unfurnished student dorm of the type that makes Spartan look baroque.

    So much for those visions of a bachelor-pad cum stud farm, my source of endless nocturnal frivolity with the locals. Even the cleaning staff give the place a wide birth. And that is where I am ensconced as I write this. My teeny tiny pathetic beta male death pod.

    Iím betting the wife negotiated this...
    She read the fine print on the sabbatical and you didn't. That's a tough one.
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    I have the messiest cave/studio in the world. Its always full of boxes because I keep buying more gear than I can possibly hold or use. I keep thinking I'll downsize, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Maybe I just need a bigger barn.
    I got nothin'

    ...avoiding any implication that I have ever entertained a cognizant thought.

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    the lair is getting bigger
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Mine has grown in the last few years... Note the 'leaning tower of Pisa' shelf, a sure sign I am running out of space. To most people, I assume the obvious solution would be to get rid of some. To me though, the answer will be to eventually move somewhere where I can have a larger man cave.

    cdcoll1.jpg

    ... and then a couple of other shelves on the other side of my desk:

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    Two boys have been found rubbing linseed oil into the school cormorant.

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    I will try to get photos as soon as i get more things in place, but I appear to have somehow become the happy tenant of a rented property.
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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