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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    I'm using an F-4 or a Trapdoor banjo-mandolin. I also have an A-Jr strung up in octaves. I've always thought that Charlie Patton preferred the Stella because it was ladder braced rather than X braced.
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    Re: blues, stomps update

    Great news. I've really enjoyed your posts and look forward to more.

    Tom Mylet
  3. Re: Why did Jimmy Martin prefer the sound of the F4 over the F5?

    While I can't shed any light on why Jimmy used the F-4 rather than an F-5, I've always thought that his use of the F-4 led him to use the snare drum to more than make up the lack of an F-5 type chop....
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    Re: The Flintstones Cartoon Theme

    Great to see. I've been fingerpicking on guitar as a rag. I got the idea from the George Barnes CD on Acoustic Disc.
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    Re: Jimmie Rodgers songs

    In reference to Evan Reilly's mention of Decca proposed issue of a Monroe set of Jimmie Rodgers songs: It actually did see the light of day albeit as a bootleg release in the early 70's. I've got it...
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    Re: Doug Unger Pocket Mandolin

    The pochette is great...but I'm a big fan of Doug's work. He's quite possibly the best inlay/engraving artist alive or dead. I also love the Nationals. We have similar taste. I have a full size Unger...
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    Pocket Mandolin Doug Unger

    Doug Unger, an old friend who builds mandolins and banjos, recently sent me this photo of a half a dozen Pocket Mandolins he's been working on. I thought someone here would find these of interest.
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    Re: Guitar and Mandolin Duos

    While I agree with all the above (especially Skaggs & Rice, The Blue Sky Boys & Northside Allstars) I'd like to add Lloyd and Floyd, the Armstrong Twins.
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    Re: Best for Blues?

    I've never met a Strad-O-Lin I didn't like. They still turn up for $300 or less.
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    Re: Snark tuners damaging finish

    Like most things I buy, I immediately threw the instructions away and promptly left my Snark tuner on the headstock. The mark it left on my headstock was annoying but not unbearable. Next trip to the...
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    Re: Doug Unger Mandolin??

    I first met Doug around 1970 or so and have been good friends since then. I own two of his banjos and one of his mandolins. I've also seen other banjos and mandolins he's made, a torch and wire F-2...
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    Re: Strings for National RM-1 mando.

    When I picked up my National I tried a couple of different types of strings before settling in on the Jazz Mando JM-11s. They take just a little of the edge off the resonator sound. I find they have...
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    Re: Name our band!

    How about the Skally Line Scallywags?
  14. Re: The Ladies of Blue Grass, Past and Present....who are they?

    The "Sunny Mountain Girl" was Gloria Belle. She's still playing according to her website.

    Also, let's not forget the Stonemans: Roni, Donna and Patsy.
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    Re: Kay on the bay

    Congrats! I've always loved that "Kelvinator" headstock.
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    Re: I said Dog Songs, not Dawg Songs!

    I've always loved Jack Cooke singing "I'm Walkin' The Dog."
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    Re: Hey, It's a JUMBO, more for your money!

    The idea that someone went to so much work, using whatever that could get their hands on, makes it a piece of folk art to me. I've seen a few other similar attempts at F-5s that were just as...
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    Re: Nudie Rhinestone suits.....what in the world?

    I've always wanted one of those suits....In fact, last year for Halloween, I bought a western style sport coat and added my own fringe and cut out my name in white tape to apply to my J-45.

    Not...
  19. Re: Trying to find an introductory mandocello but having difficul

    I can also recommend a mandocello from Wishnevsky with the following caveat: When he built mine I asked him not to finish it. I then took it to a trusted luthier to finish. When he saw it, he not...
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    Re: Shipping in winter

    I traded for a mandolin from someone here on the Cafe who worked for UPS. He strongly suggested that we send our instruments on a Monday to be sure to eliminate the possibility of having a mandolin...
  21. Re: Munroe.....inventor of the "Rhythm Chop" ?????

    I've never seen any of the experts mention it but after listening to one of the earlier Bear Family Box Sets of Monroe, I came to the conclusion that he used the chop very little until Jimmy Martin...
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    Re: $1200 cigar box "mandolin"?

    Ken Farmer, the appraiser played guitar in a bluegrass band around Southwest VA in the late 70's/early 80's. If I'm not mistaken the band included Rickie and Ronnie Simpkins and maybe even Sammy...
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    Re: Gibson tg-00?

    Check out Intermountain Guitar and Banjo's website. They have a TG-0, a TG-1 and a Kalamazoo KGT-14. All have similarities with your tenor.
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    Re: Scotty Stoneman.....

    Here's a story about Scotty that his sister Roni told me...but please be forewarned, Roni told me the story like it was a big joke but the ending took my breath away and not in a pleasant way.

    I...
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    Re: DeLuccia mandolin

    Jim: Thanks for answering your own request. I realized about a second after I responded that it was a two point rather than an A.

    Those photos really tell why the original owner wanted it back....
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