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    Re: Classified etiquette

    A different perspective, I would never make an offer on an instrument I have not had in my hands. Incidentally I have never been burned since I adopted that policy. It took getting screwed twice to...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Another "original" gone.

    RIP Peter
  3. Re: What is a 12-15 Year Old Eastman MD-915 Worth?

    First hand factual information is not "constructive advice"

    I found that boldly honest and it mirrors my observations.

    A rule of thumb pricing for factory /production shop instruments ( such...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Definition of :


    bak·sheesh
    /bakˈSHēSH/
    Learn to pronounce
    noun
    (in parts of Asia and North Africa) a small sum of money given as a tip, bribe, or charitable donation.

    Note : b r i b...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I don't see that. Contrarily, most folks have a great deal of admiration for ( competent) luthiers and others "who work with their hands and feet"
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Tipping (where appropriate) is legal and honorable.
    I'll keep some of these posts in mind when and If, I ever break the law
    (not likely) and need to tip the cops, the jury and judge and attorneys...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    'I like it, but don't love it. I have my heart set on an oval hole A and this is the first one I've tried. I may end up buying this one, but I plan to try more. I have a budget of up to $3000"

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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    "I don't tip, I over tip."

    Similar to buying friends and loyalty or jury tampering.

    With respect to "tipping a cow".. have you.? 20 % ? , or is the cow the owner of itself therefore no...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    By definition, that is not a "tip"


    I tip the gas jockey at my local fill-up. He's out there every day in 30 degree weather at 6:00 Am.

    In restaurants I consider 20% to be the norm and add or...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Do you tip your doctor?
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Traditionally tipping the owner of a business is NOT customary. Tipping an owner used to be considered insulting. Yes, I realize the world has changed and respect is out the window.

    Tipping an...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Hyper fast playing, to me (my opinion) is a "look at me, look at me" proposition; an attention getting device, not unlike YoYo Ma on cello, an affectation which does not necessarily contribute to the...
  13. Re: playing technique reason for string spacing and nut width?

    I will disagree that you get used to a narrow nut width. That is like saying that wearing narrow shoes will be acceptable as you will get used to it.

    The minimum acceptable nut width for me is 1...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Very fortunate to have seen him perform live with David Grisman in Carmel, Ca. and in San Francisco.

    RIP
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    Re: RIP Charley Pride

    Years ago in another life at night I would sit under a palapa at a local the only) bar in Monkey River Belize with a few of the locals. We had a radio connected to a car battery with a huge antenna...
  16. Re: Robert godin receives the order of canada

    Excellent ! Godin 5th Ave owner here.
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    Re: Guitar Center

    So, what's new. They, and Chrysler need to go away.
  18. Re: Article: Frank Solivan Releases a Pre-Holiday Message and Mus

    A bit of light from the tunnel.

    Calming and well done.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    I especially enjoyed the A style, sunburst electric pickup/controls mandolin. I am quite serious. Great music has been played on "unlikely" instruments.

    Kudos to August Watters. An excellent...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    Bill McCall posted:
    "I use a variety of brands across my variety of mandolins. I’ve broken several, if not many, E strings across brands and haven’t had the experience you’ve had with D’Addario,...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    Over a several decade period of mandolin and guitar ( steel flat top, arch top and classical) my default strings have been D'Addario. I believe I have broken 3 strings and had one mandolin string...
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    Re: Avi Avital's Kerman mandolin

    Many are made from maple backs and sides. Not sure of the tops, but several photos show quite a range of color so I would think anywhere from spruce to cedar.. just a guess.
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Bummer. RIP.

    My favorite version of Mr. Bojangles was Sammy Davis Jr.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Jeff Hildreth
    "122 wagon 1967 rare with "F" cylinder head"


    Old Man In
    "That'll be the one with the scroll then?"



    Har, Har..
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    In another life I worked at a Volvo/SAAB dealership (SCANDIA MOTORS) on the Monterey Peninsula.
    That began my Volvo and SAAB owbnership

    I have owned:

    Two 444s
    3 544s
    3 ...
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