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    Re: Flatiron A5-Artist vs Gibson A5L

    A couple more shots...

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    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Flatiron A5-Artist vs Gibson A5L

    I had long lusted for an A-5L and finally got lucky in August of 2021 when I bought my 1992 Steve Carlson signed mandolin at a very nice price. It is tonebar braced rather than X braced and has a...
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    Re: Belmuse Wildwood 4 Electric Mandolin

    Beautifully played and produced, thank you Hayes!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    Give Charles Johnson of Mandolin World Headquarters in Brandon, FL a call. http://www.vintagemandolin.com/instruments.html He may have a suggestion for you.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    Ross Teigan would be your guy NFI. He is in Hawthorne, FL https://collecti.one/posts/ross-teigen-teigen-guitars

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  6. Re: Article: Listen: Butch Baldassari's 2002 Blue Moon of Kentuck

    Beautifully orchestrated and re-arranged. I sure do miss Butch. Such a bright light...extinguished way too soon. :disbelief:

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Loving my Flatiron

    While my latest acquisition is NOT Flatiron labeled, it was made at theiir Bozeman, MT facility and signed on Oct., 19, 1992 by Steve Carlson. (Is that close enough to qualify for this thread?) It's...
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    Re: A Special Guest at the Blue Note

    Chris never fails to amaze!!! I don't think I've ever heard him in a mando/piano jazz format (well...Beatles and Dylan jazz). Thanks RobH ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Thank you Frank. That was so beautifully played it made me cry:grin::crying:

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  10. Thread: Jimmy Gaudreau

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    Re: Jimmy Gaudreau

    I'll say Nick. Jimmy is a genius player...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Thanks Frank, love 'dem blues ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    After many months of oppresive mid 90's degrees, it's a surprisingly cool 69 degrees today with tropical storm "breezes". Seems like summertime in Florida is finally over for 2022. ;)

    Len B....
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    And we folks in the Tampa Bay region are thanking the good Lord for having dodged another bullet. We were "ground zero" yesterday. We still have a long way to go, but we still have power (for how...
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    The shape gives it some aerodynamic lift??

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Why???

    Len B.
    Clearwater. FL
  16. Re: Your favourite manufacturer offers you a signature model

    No thanks, I already have my signature model ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    It can be concluded that only "honestly" acquired distressing through years of vibrating (mileage) on the box can improve the tone and playability(?) of the instrument. "Artificially" distressing a...
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    So what do you do with all of those old gnarly-stringed mandolins Matt? Curious minds want to know. ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Nick's Front Porch Mandolin

    Hi Nick, keep it up because it's some of the more interesting "non-professional" original mandolin playing here on the MC. I dig it!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  20. Re: Need help figuring out the tuning for this song

    Nyuk, nyuk and I believe that jaycat and Chris Fannin are on the right path with Ab minor (miner :-) tonality. Perhaps a pentatonic scale in Ab minor to get started? Thanks for posting the link....
  21. Re: Need help figuring out the tuning for this song

    This may not be at all helpful but it sounds like an autoharp to me. What is the tune?

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  22. Re: Players in Rhode Island/Nearby Massachusetts?

    The PMO is still active in Providence and you can contact PMO/Cafe member "margora" Robert Margo who is quite active as well. Good luck, have fun and say hello for me.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Marty Stuart cd recommendation

    I'll have to check out WOW and Miltown is correct re: Nashville royalty. They never fail to impress individually and as a band.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4. Difference in sound ?

    Looks great Jimmy!! Here's a close up shot of 2 of my main "squeezes". I see what you mean by white vs. "creamy".

    Len B..
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4. Difference in sound ?

    Glad to hear it Jimmy. They are gorgeous!! Do you have a picture to share??

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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