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    Re: Screw extraction?

    I took off my tuners once and broke a screw. A friend suggested that I take it to a gunsmith. He got the screw out without damage and I don’t know how.. I figured they were experts in small...
  2. Re: Today in Mandolin History - August 5, 1890, Lawrence, KS Jour

    It’s a lot like when the management of SH Suites asked us to stop jamming outside the hotel at night during Mandofest. Some things never change!
  3. Re: Swallow Hill Fiddle Tune Ensemble - Denver

    I’m in. I need something to energize my interest in playing and practicing again. Keep me posted. Dan
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    Re: Guitar flight case in overhead?

    I flew from Phoenix to Denver on a 737 about 5 years ago carrying by brother-in-law’s Larivee in the original hard shell case. Case size 43” long by 19” wide. The staff never questioned the size of...
  5. Thread: JD Crowe

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    Re: JD Crowe

    I had the opportunity to play Roland’s Randy Wood Gibson at a clinic hosted by the Pickin Parlor in Arvada, CO. Impeccable workmanship, but showed all those years of wear and an unbelievable tone,...
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    Re: Billy in the lowground

    Best video I’ve watched in a while. ‘Billy’ is a great tune to swap the melody back and forth.
  7. Thread: Vintage?

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    Vintage?

    So what constitutes or determines Ďvintage?í Iím either curious or on a rant. I see instruments listed on a popular auction site or on the ĎListí marketed as vintage, as late as the 70ís and 80ís? ...
  8. Re: Spotted in Phoenix- a Parrot and early Orville

    MIM is an amazing place to view historical instruments. Martin has its own section. One day is not enough time. I was amazed that a lot of cultures seem to have their own version of a bagpipe?
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    The mandolins played most have the most wear. Especially the main performance instrument, Distressed naturally!
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I used to practice when we gigged. Itís been a few years since we performed, and consequently, I stopped practicing. Interesting how quickly you forget tunes, leads, chord patterns. Iím trying to...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Scott Tichenor

    How can I forget Scott’s birthday every year? But yet remember one of my former co-workers that is also today. Must be that I have a birthday, or several to remember every day this week, including...
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    Re: stand or sit?

    I used to practice all the time sitting, but when it came time to play a gig, I would have trouble bracing/stabilizing the instrument. I got used to practicing standing up to avoid transitioning.
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    Re: Octave mandolin less-expensive choices

    I bought a perfectly serviceable Johnson MA 550 through an auction site at a ridiculous low price at the time. I wanted to try an octave to offset the sound of another mandolin in the group when we...
  14. Re: Do you know of an easy, safe program to convert wav files to

    We used to use Audacity to trade tunes back and forth. (Could have been a good COVID practice). They are WAV files and can be added to by the other recipients of the file. After the shared...
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    Re: Songs that need BG covers.

    Tommy by the Hillbenders. The band Iron Horse.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    We’re in south Chandler. We sure enjoy hiking in San Tan Regional Park. Anything musical, like a good old fashioned social distancing outdoor jam, going on around here in the winter/spring months?
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    Re: Mandolin Cafť Milestones

    Back int the day, a few times in the past, we celebrated when there were a 1,000 members, 5,000 members, and I think the last time one of us mentioned how many members there were present on the site...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Iím currently not too far from where Sheila lives, just west about twenty miles. Last fall I spent ten weeks here, and the temperature varied from the hundreds down to the 30s at night over that...
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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    I played in a band once that had two guitar players that were also mandolin players. To add something different to our sound, especially when veering off bluegrass to old time or Celtic music, I...
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    Re: Mandolin/guitar collab

    We played a couple of years as a mandolin/octave mandolin and guitar duet. Bluegrass, Celtic, old timey and of course a lot of bluegrass standards. We had a great time and we were always well...
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    My favorite; in the middle of a tune or a song, a listener walks up and starts a conversation? Then it’s time for your lead. You learn over time to trust your practice and instincts.
  22. Thread: Hillman

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    Re: Hillman

    Nice mention of Gold Hill Jim! I’ve known the current owners and their parents for years. Not normally mentioned as a hot spot of music, but a trip through the photo gallery proves otherwise. ...
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    Re: ? Changing strings

    Time consuming is an accurate description of the lock down method. Changing strings for me is a lot like trimming citrus trees and cutting back agave, all processes are bound to draw blood.
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    Re: Anyone heard of Westminster Mandolin?

    Odd timing; there’s a Westminster guitar for sale on Craigslist Phoenix.
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    Re: Tracking mandolin history

    1916. What’s 100 years or so?
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