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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    196741196742

    Fresh from Friday.
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    I agree, Shaun. Let's face it, hardly any of today's players (not even Mike Compton and Ronnie McCoury) seem to go for the F5 sounds of Bill Monroe, Bobby Osborne or Earl Taylor. Could any of us...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    The Stern Studios family is deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Arthur Issac Stern who passed peacefully on September 22, 2021. His impressive 45-year career as an architectural glass and...
  4. Thread: RIP Arthur Stern

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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    I was deeply saddened and shocked to receive this news. Arthur was a brilliant artist and a true friend for over 40 years. His studio/home in Oakland was our playroom and hangout in the early days of...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    You are right. Should have said satisfied. Especially for the money spent. Got a great deal on both of my mandolins. I was very pleased with the tone of the Flatiron Performer A. I expected it to be...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Iíll tell you what. I own a music academy and for the past week I have played this video for all of my students in particular. Mind you, these are electric guitar students as well as some pop vocal...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I started a thread like this once. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp 2021

    Among all the terrific classes and other events at the MMC this year, it was great to see and pick with Don and Dan and so many other old friends again and to meet Shaun and so many other new...
  9. Thread: My MAS is cured.

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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I bought the last mandolin I would ever buy about four mandolins ago.
  10. Re: Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    Mike told me at Monroe Camp about the resurrection of Red by Hugh Hansen. It got a total going over besides the tuners including new frets and setup. He said it came back better than new and he...
  11. Re: Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    Thanks for the video link. Mike played that Model 4 all Monroe Camp last week. An amazing mandolin that held up just fine amidst all the fine F5's.
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    Re: R.I.P. Dennis Caplinger

    https://youtu.be/r-rg5Lpvouk
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    The Brilliance of Dawg

    I was sitting in my apartment here in Bellingham this morning when I heard some music being played in a park right behind the building where I live. It sounded like a mandolin and a bass (sounded...
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Thanks, Evveryone!

    As you can imagine, it’s evolution is exponential. Day three, first set of strings. It’s rounding out nicely. Lots and lots of sweet/loud tone:

    https://youtu.be/-XnNDSq4oF4
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Thanks, everyone!

    As I play this mandolin off and on today (blessed to be able to work from home!) it seems to get louder and/or more robust by the minute, not that it needs any more of those two...
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpxqYEktqMA
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    David says he's lost some speed, but that's not obvious to me. The best rhythm player of all time in my book and a master (along with Statman) with amazingly expressive, double-stop tremolos. And...
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    When did a master craftsman adding honest play wear through the use of a tool for its intended purpose become considered “trashing?”
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    Great to hear this. Now he needs one of those MacArthur genius grants because he is one.
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    Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    A couple of weeks ago Andy Statman made the move and purchased a Lloyd Loar F5 from Larry Wexer (wexerguitars.com) in New York City. His father purchased a Loar for him when he was a teenager, but...
  21. Re: New John Reischman Album - New Time & Old Acoustic

    Oh yeah! Mr. Tone rides again.
  22. Re: Billy Strings - "Midnight on the Stormy Deep" with Del McCour

    Ronnie's red X-Braced Gil has a tone to die for. People will often say when someone's instrument is complimented that it is all due to the player's hand, so it is nice to hear that same amazing tone...
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    Awful lot of people selling mandolins for a living that do not agree with this. An awful lot of people that do not sell instruments for a living do not agree with that assessment. It's factual right...
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    Finally built one for myself

    I gave a video presentation at the CMSA convention in the cloud last November. In the following zoom Q&A session, a participant asked me if I had ever built a mandolin for myself. I have had...
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    Re: Sorensen Sprite!

    Japanese traditionally use the Hanzi Chinese characters, for perhaps once similar ideas, but not necessarily for the same words now.

    As Dan was saying, he has spent quite a bit of time in Japan...
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