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    Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    She's amazing, and there are tons of videos on youtube to prove it. I don't want to sound a negative note, but I wish the good folks at Rounder had just recorded her Lomax-style. I find the gussied...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    Sorry for the slow reply. Spent the last several days managing a covid outbreak at work and setting up hospice for a relative, so not much time for my own passions. (Hence no trip to Nashville any...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    Thanks to all for the help on this.

    One side note on Birch. I went through a Levin/Goya guitar phase a couple of years ago. They used really lovely flamed birch for back and sides quite often,...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    Birch is the most underused tone wood. I wonder why. It flames nicely and sounds similar to but better than walnut to my ears. Mahogany mandolins haven't done it for me.

    I agree about Guild...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    Both of these are helpful.
    I want a barn. And a Martin over a Taylor.
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    Just relistened to the Skaggs and Rice record, and while he's great, I agree, that was a bad example.

    I generally play with a thick and heavy pick, either a Dawg or RedBear, which help with...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I am open to mandolas. (And I do like Dos Equis...)

    I know these words, like wine-talk, are all metaphors and therefore frustrating. (I don't really know what "dry" means in either context.) ...
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    Looking for something darker and throatier

    Hi All,

    I have about 5K to play with, and am looking for an F style on the darker and throatier side. I prefer a radiused board and heavier frets. I liked my Silverangel and preferred a...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Schofield F-5 at my local shop. Usually when they have something good, I lust for it and then am relieved when it's gone. I still think about that Schofield, though. That and a pre-war 0-17 that...
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    Re: Ad bumping up - standard practice now?

    Please don't bump up, guys. The MC classifieds--like the rest of the site--are uniquely usable and attractive visually among the instrument forums (fora?); bumping up won't help here. It will just...
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    Re: John Cohen 1932-2019

    I'm grateful, though saddened, to learn this here. Mr. Cohen's contributions to my own education, and joy, in music were huge. I'm sorry I never met him to say so.
  12. Thread: IBMA Raleigh

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    IBMA Raleigh

    I've been talking about heading down to Raleigh for the tribal gathering for years, and finally did. It was worth it. Lots of good music, of course, and the chance to play more instruments than I...
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    Re: Disappointment

    If it sounds dead now.... You could put it $500, and maybe it'd wake the thing up, or maybe move it along and break even, I guess, but I'd rather not buy a project like that unless I know I could...
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    Re: Mandolin Mecca

    I've never been to Lawrence, but as a former Charlottesville resident, I'd rank the former in an altogether higher league.

    C'ville would rank pretty low on the list of places in Virginia by most...
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    Re: Bruno mandocello at Bernunzio's

    I'm curious!
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes. Yes.
    Slight sunburst preference!
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    Re: A trip to Elderly

    Agreed. Unlike other things in life, a high quality instrument is worth the interest.
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    Re: Live with Anna Tanvir on Harp and Voice

    Loved this. Loved "Silver Dagger" too. My mother wore out Joan Baez records when I was a kid, and this both reminds me of those days and gives me some ideas for my own playing. Thank you.
  19. Re: Played a Loar F5 for the first time and met Mike Compton

    That is a day to treasure. And your souvenir of it is enviable itself.
  20. Re: Michael Daves - August Residency at Jalopy, Brooklyn, NY

    These are great.

    I wish he'd put out more records for those of us who don't live in NY!
  21. Re: Michael Daves - August Residency at Jalopy, Brooklyn, NY

    Thank you for these. Cheered me up!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    There are still plenty of Flatirons around for much less. The Calhoun I played at Lowe's was in that tonal category as you'd expect given the design, though the Calhoun was louder than other...
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    Re: Thanks To Lowe Vintage

    Agreed with all above sentiments. I had a great time there, and my wallet left well-emptied.
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    This is wonderful, Scott. Thanks. I'd love to see those cases as well!
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    Oh, the end is the best:
    "What is the most frustrating part of the music industry?"
    "Infringement. We've spent a century making these designs....."
    (We? We?)

    I believe in IP, but Congress has...
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