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  1. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    A REAL paddlehead! :))
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Thanks for that! This thread or sidebar was a revelation for me, and I'll wager for others, as well. I never knew of these aspects of J. Geils' music until now. In fact, even though his name was on...
  3. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Holy wow! :disbelief: That is what is called a precipitous dropoff. So for that entire decade, 1500 A-1s (exactly - how about that?) and a total of ten all other models. That's in the neighborhood of...
  4. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Well, thank you for that! I wish you'd offered it sooner, would have kept things cooler around here. I'm astonished they had that much in extra parts just - what, collecting dust? - doesn't make...
  5. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Thanks for that. I agree with you - he certainly did yeoman's work researching, sorting, and compiling what must have been a daunting amount of material, and deserves compensation for his efforts. I...
  6. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Someone once defined fashion as being something you wouldn't be caught dead wearing next year. ;) (Probably not a philosopher.)
  7. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    And I did, sir, provide you with some numbers, derived from doing some research using the best of my limited resources. As I later stated, these are estimates. And I asked you if you have some...
  8. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Thanks for that. I was looking for an online version of Spann's or a pdf in order to formulate a more accurate estimate. There are some 300-400 A models in the Archive dating from this period, but of...
  9. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Hundreds. Maybe a thousand, maybe two thousand. Do you know? Then share your information. We're trying to answer a question here, not start an argument.
  10. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    That may have been true at first, but I seriously doubt they had 4-5 years' worth of stock on hand.

    I did a little spelunking in the Cavern of Confusion - ie, Gibson history - because I was...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    Right? What in the world? :disbelief:

    If you ask me, that is overkill. What's the point of having so many picks? :confused: Pricey ones, at that. I know, no one asked me ... :whistling:
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Well, sir, I have news for you. My search skills aren't that great either, though they serve me fairly well, much of the time. They did this time.

    It turns out there is indeed a thread about it....
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    This is very random, and is not a sighting per se but a hearing, and in fact a sort of mis-hearing ... But it provided a chuckle, and I wanted to share it, but not start a thread just on account of...
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Right, no video - as expected. BUT some youtube "videos" - live recordings - which surprised me immensely. :disbelief: Even a few from the Royal Festival Hall 9/24/1969, their first time playing...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    The worm gears are in the opposite direction of the 1931 in Post #11.

    And it's not a Gibson.
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Quite so, on both counts. I suggest people enjoy this, if it's the sort of thing they do, quickly, before it disappears. Politics, vulgarity - both interdicted here.



    I'm a bit surprised at...
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    Re: Grandfathers Gibson A3 Mandolin

    George Youngblood, in Guilford. His waiting list was nearly a year long when I was up there last June. Circumstances being what they've been, he might have got caught up some. Hopefully he'll have...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    Eh? That's for the wallet. :confused:

    When I wore jeans, I'd use the watch pocket. That's the mini-pocket on one corner of the right front pocket, meant for a pocket watch. Now that watches are...
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    Re: Grandfathers Gibson A3 Mandolin

    Congratulations and welcome to the Café! :mandosmiley:

    I'll agree with those recommending a local luthier. As much as there may be a good one as recommended in MD - and I was going to suggest my...
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    Re: Terminology Question

    I sympathize with you, sir, for the suffering inflicted upon you over the years by spending so much time in close proximity to the death-dealing devil's device, and the derision from others. I...
  21. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    'Tis lovely, 'tis swell, but 'tis amplified as well. Plenty of sustain thusly has been gained.
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    Re: One versus two-piece backs

    Maybe I'm missing something, but as I've been thinking about this lately, more than I ever had before, I've started wondering why two-piece backs are so much more common than one-piece backs. Is it...
  23. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I just happened to learn that one of the musicians mentioned in the OP, Richard Brown, has another distinction worth mentioning: he is a board member of the IBMA.

    PS: Thanks for starting this...
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    Re: Sam knows all!!!

    Have to concur. Sounds better than a budget mandolin, but not worth the asking price - $3000. Sam's a master, but if that's as good as he can make it sound ... Not that they're available anyway, so...
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    Re: Terminology Question

    Porque do you say "que" is "why" in Spanish when it is "what?"

    And he meant "quit." ~:>

    I applaud your noble sentiment, Hudmister. Unfortunately, you are here, and there is a context. :(

    But...
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