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    Re: Stuck in customs

    I had a mandolin shipped last spring from Canada to the US by DHL. It was a nightmare. It was held in customs and they didn't inform either me or the sender until it was too late and it was returned...
  2. I'd pick it!!

    I'd pick it!!
  3. Re: Jan Johansson Tons of old BG concerts and interviews

    Haven't seen Jan in a couple years. He most certainly knows the bluegrass music!

    Z
  4. Thread: the Small Dog

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    Re: the Small Dog

    Was just thinking about that. I've had one forever for my old Canadian-made Calton mando case. Still working great. It unfortunately just doesn't quite fit around a new Calton case. Hoffee makes one...
  5. Re: mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    Sounds good! He's got lots of mandos to chose from.

    Z
  6. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    Interesting Bill. While in school at Oregon State in the early 90s I remember the figure the timber industry used for old growth that remained was 10%. Other groups put it at 5%. Sure would be nice...
  7. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    I'm not sure Doug Fir requires fire to germinate, like I believe lodgepole pine does (an east-side Cascades and interior west species), but of course Doug Fir forests benefit from fire for thinning,...
  8. Thread: Pick depth

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    Re: Pick depth

    I've been thinking about this recently. I'm finding that on a mandolin that has a lot of power I don't need to dig in as hard to get volume and tone. I think this also corresponds with a shallower...
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    Re: D'Addario Delivers A Holiday Turkey

    Hey I just played through a set of EXP74s for the first time and they sounded really good on this mando and held up well. So is the entire line of EXPs discontinued, including the 75s?

    Thanks,
    Z
  10. Thread: Timing issues

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    Re: Timing issues

    Not to generalize too much but I find that when these kinds of songs are played in bluegrass settings they often get "evened out", whereas the oldtime crowd typically adheres to the unevenness....
  11. Re: Article: Nashville Cat Dominick Leslie's been Playing Since h

    Nice interview. I appreciate fundamental questions about the right hand, tremolo, and chop chords. Inquiring minds!

    Thanks,
    Z
  12. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    I too love classic country and honky tonk. I mostly play that on doghouse bass, but for great mandolin recordings I always recommend Bela Fleck's 1987 recording "Drive". Sam's playing on there is as...
  13. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    I've had 2 different MTs over the last 15 years. Both instruments were very good--perfectly built and played easily. I don't think you can really do better for the money. But in the last few years...
  14. Re: Weber Mandolins: Alaska Specialty Woods Sitka Spruce

    Cool video. I worked on POW Island in 1996 and there was a guy I'd see on an old landing doing just this--salvaging music wood. He was using just hand tools, no chainsaw. Only gripe with the video is...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Cool, thanks Doc. I wonder if Earl was thinking during the session "son if you could just get that guitar tuned up ya might sound pretty good"?!

    Z
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    Re: IBMA To Be Virtual in 2020

    No sweatin to the oldies out there on Fayetteville St this year I guess!

    Z
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    Re: "Lost Girl" Virtual Jam

    Soundin good. I always really enjoyed this version from Sammy, Caleb and the guys:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgzLzAFzNJk

    Cheers,
    Z
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Cool, can you post a few photos for us to drool over?

    Z
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Interesting stories, thanks Ranald. I grew up in MN and went to high school with a Bob Zimmerman. But not That Bob Zimmerman...

    Z
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    I doubt that. I think he listens to everything. And both Dylan and bluegrass musicians like Monroe and Doc were getting a lot more energy during the folk revival. I bet he saw considerable bluegrass...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    I remember reading an interview with him a long time ago where he talked about listening to Monroe. For me calling it "an unforgiving music" puts words to what I've been feeling trying to get this...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Lookin good, congrats!

    Z
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    I've got a Duff A-5 that I love--plays easy and very responsive with excellent tone. A while back I was considering a used Duff F-5 that I'd played a couple times. It was very good but I wasn't sure...
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    Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    Hi Mandobar, what year is your Duff?

    Cheers,
    Z
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    Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    Thanks Scott, and sorry to have made you do extra work this am. The mandolin looks really cool!

    Z
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