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    Re: NMD road trip!

    The drive thru ... Like at Burger King! "I'd like a Whopper with cheese". And this comes out the window! Where is this BK?
    Fantastic mandolin! Enjoy it for many years.
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    Re: Does my mandolin sound cheap???

    As mentioned by Montana Matt it appears you're only playing downstrokes. Try practicing a four note half scale using down up down up. For instance start on the D note (3rd string open) and work up...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Ok I'm not trying to start a total war here but when did it become necessary to play an instrument without actually touching said instrument? Dr. Arm, Tone Gard, etc?
    Until very recently I don't...
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    Re: Gospel Sheet Music or Chord Charts

    I know you asked about printed material, but allow me to suggest the fine recording by Butch Baldaserri and John Mock
    "Mandolin Hymns". All instrumental, mostly older classics like Simple Gifts,...
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    Re: Saturday night vinyl vault

    Ok after watching the YT videos of Sam Bush playing "How much is that Hound dog in there Window?" Etc I'm beginning to wonder after all these years if Buck Peacock (guitar) and Bob White (bass)...
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    Re: Saturday night vinyl vault

    So nobody knows what became of Red's old Gibson? I know I'd to have one just like it!
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    Saturday night vinyl vault

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    Well another Saturday night and time to crank up the turntable and find an old chestnut in the vinyl collection. Last time we talked it was the great playing of Jimmy Gaudreau on the Bill...
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    Hitchhiked from Albany to Providence RI to see the Kinks with Poco as the warm-up act. My roommate wanted to see the Kinks, I went along for the party. His brother was in med school at Brown so ......
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    Re: Shop dust

    And do forget your PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). While the dust collection system gets most of the airborne fines there will still be some floating in the air, especially as you are feeding...
  10. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Sounds like we need a Tonegard for the headstock. Tune it, remove it, and use your ears to keep it in tune. Eventually you might find you are less dependent on the electronic tuner. End of rant,...
  11. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    I realize this thread is a bit dated, but the OP didn't mention what he's currently playing. Or maybe I missed it. But that would seem a good place to start.
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Dave Nichol's inlay work is legendary. I have two friends who have had banjo necks done that are absolutely beautiful.
    Mike, I'm glad you got out of Northern NY before Winter set in. I've been...
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    Re: Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    Go on YT and search musical saw and Ave Maria. There is a guy that's amazing on the saw!
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    Re: Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    Well I just checked Wikipedia and found out Lloyd was in fact a composer and arranger and was "A well thought of musician on mandolin, viola, and MUSICAL SAW" !
    (My emphasis). Here we are all...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    And Mr. Stiernberg's beautiful recording "About Time". 14 timeless old chestnuts tastefully done!
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Not that I could play it but wouldn't George Benson's "Breezing'" Album sound cool done mando acoustic?
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    Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    April Fool. You had to look, right?
    But I did find my little piece of Lloyd Loar history in a paper bag full of old sheet music that I paid buck for. 193261
    "A beautiful collection of snappy Fox...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Second the Jethro Burns CD. I literally just received it yesterday afternoon and listened to it last night. Jethro was a master playing this style and this CD showcases his virtuosity. And Don...
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    Re: Twitter music?

    Country Music has it's own button? Of course they must be referring to that garbage on country radio these days. Rock and roll with cowboy hats, right GIRL! (Apparently every woman in a country...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I keep some of mine in the washing machine. At least that's where I often find them!
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    Re: Cases and covers

    Perhaps we should consult the Department of Redundancy Department. (Monty Pythons Flying Circus)
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    Re: Cases and covers

    Don I want in! As your new marketing director I've come up a new brand name. "Don's DISTRESSED CASES AND COVERS"! What the heck they up charge for dinging up the mandolins, so why not the case and...
  23. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    I have played guitar for 50 years, mainly bluegrass rhythm while singing. Some flat picking but not my main emphasis. About twenty years ago started playing mandolin and that became my main...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    When I was in sales I did a fair amount of traveling and hotel overnight stays. 20 some years ago I found an Epiphone A style marked second for 99 bucks. Brand new except for minor finish blem. ...
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    Jimmy Gaudreaua

    Just finished listening to Bill Emerson Home of the Red Fox (Rebel records Reb 1641 vinyl). Bill Emerson, Tony Rice just great stuff. But I just couldn't help but feel Jimmy Gaudreau just kinda...
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