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  1. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Great discussion
    Reminds me of what the judges at a piping competition must consider when a slow air is offered up, as does happen!
    Sean-nos is a style that has itís origins in singing, so the...
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    Nah- just do it. He lives 2 towns from me and although I don’t personally know him, he or one of his associates can probably quickly answer your question easily. If you don’t want to tread there, I...
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    :)
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    just ask Ken - he’s probably quite reachable at his studio
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    Sherry - I just tried using a folded bandana on my oval and was surprised how quiet it was
    not absolute silence as there is slight pick sound but not much
    with a f-hole you would need several...
  6. Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    Some of the ultrasonic humidifiers, such as Boneco (Air O Swiss) have excellent filters that seem to keep the mist free of lime (mineral) scale even using tap water. The one I use creates no white...
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    This is a c. 1942 A50, Gibson, easily identifiable by headstock. There is no FON or serial number. They were produced and distributed 1942 - 1946. I have had it for over 50 years and I got it from...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Thanks to you all for responding. Not so attached to jam as I am to my friends. Experience has shown me how quickly erosion of friendships can occur in such instances.
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    jams with friends during covid

    Have any of you tried to meet in person, in low covid case areas, with friends who are very well known and almost assuredly virus free (one here is a retired nurse), socially distanced (10"+....
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    My A-50 has that maple!
  11. Re: 1923 Lloyd Loar Previously Owned by Joe Val For Sale

    Just sitting three feet from that mandolin as it sings is an experience. So sad it has to part with a committed and caring owner, but he is wise to take care of his needs and pass it on to someone...
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    Re: Northeastern Bluegrass festival

    Agree with Jim_G
    Jenny Brook is always extraordinary
  13. Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    Truss rod or earlier?
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    Re: Viva charango!

    Gotta love the charango!
    May you have a speedy wrist recovery.
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    Again, do try (you can research it) isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). I had to remove mildew from an entire room and it truly worked - permanently. No remaining odor, no fabric damage or...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    rubbing alcohol
  17. Re: Enigmatic Gibson A-50 Mandolin 1930s but with 40s metal ware

    Looks like maple to me
    Tuners replaced so no comment on hardware
  18. Re: Enigmatic Gibson A-50 Mandolin 1930s but with 40s metal ware

    Better? photo of bridge
  19. Re: Enigmatic Gibson A-50 Mandolin 1930s but with 40s metal ware

    Approx. 1942 as has been stated
    Diamond inlay
    This one Iíve had since mid 1960ís
    No fon or serial
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan - I can relate - I have had lung cancer. Surgery and stereotactic radiation removed the culprit for now. So hang on to those instruments. I still have and enjoy mine as much as ever. You can do...
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    Re: Power for a PA

    A test run would be essential. A 1000 watt generator is a very small generator. For anything. The plus side is that it may well be a Honda or Yamaha if it is that size. They have built in inverters....
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    Re: PVA glue for case lining repair

    thanks Loudloar and Ivan. maybe I will try hot hide glue. I just needed a little encouragement.
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    PVA glue for case lining repair

    can anyone point me in the right direction to find out the importance of ph neutral vs a more common PVA glue (ph 4.5-6)? I have searched fairly extensively on the subject and looked over MSDS info...
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    Re: Gibson stamped cloud tailpiece

    diamond inlay - 1942 - not usually a FON in them - plain cloud tailpieces
  25. Re: Single Mic Bluegrass: This is How It's Done!

    larry, you are very right it saying it is up to the performers. and I too am much more in favor of using a single mic, disliking the mixing puzzle and forest of mics in multi mic situations. without...
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