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  1. Re: Interesting observation on F style vs. A style

    I conclude that the points on an F-model are not decorations, but practical devices...the tail point in particular allows lap play without the instrument scooting away sternward over your thigh. The...
  2. Thread: Mando Dan

    by Mike Bromley
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    Mando Dan

    Whatever happened to Mando Dan in Essie, Kentucky? Any ideas?
  3. Re: Sam Bush Enters 2014 Kentucky Senate Race

    Oh Brother.
  4. Re: Doesnt get any more high and lonesomener than this Cheers Wi

    I like Tater Tate in the first one leaning over and checking whether he should play the IV chord, after not doing so in the first chorus.
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    Re: 1926 Fern on ebay

    Don't like the look of what appears to be overspray on the labels....
  6. Re: Just a little turn of the truss rod ... Wow!

    But, barring a total hack job, not irreversible!
  7. Re: Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribu

    Happy Hundred, Mr. Bill.
  8. Thread: Tube Amp

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    Re: Tube Amp

    I up-biased a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with some Sovtek 3881's in place of the 6L6's, which warmed it up nicely, as well as raising its distortion threshold. A simple fix for those so inclined to...
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    Re: Hurricane hopes

    Owing to it's anomalously huge size, Irene soaked a huge swathe. An oddball for sure, for such a low-category storm. Hope everyone dries out OK.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp?

    Yup, it's the moisture. I take a solid mando over to Iraq and by the time I get there it has gone almost a semitone flat from all the dry air in airplanes, airports, and the arid, air-conditioned...
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    Re: Old Rodney Dangerfield

    He's in a dangerous field, for sure. But rolling over? I'd say he's tunneling right now!!
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    Re: Something So Feminine About A Mandolin

    Je ne suis pas vraiment sūr de ce qu'il est, que ce soit!
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    Re: Advice: First Winfield Trip

    1586.1 miles. Doable in two twelve hour shifts.
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    Re: Advice: First Winfield Trip

    What would the pros and cons of driving down from Alberta for this thing?
  15. Re: Who's attending the 6th Annual Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp?

    Except this one, dag nab it. I get back from Iraq...September...11...And I'm a bit grouchy that I missed this very special occasion! Sigh.
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    Re: River of the West 2011

    Yes, was kinda hoping you'd show up...
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    Re: Mando-inspired Haiku

    Columbia Gorge
    Four Top Mandolin Experts
    One Happy Picker!

    River of the West
    Discovered by Explorers
    Of Mandolin Ilk.
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    River of the West 2011

    Just wanted to say thanks to Brian & Liz Oberlin, Don Stiernberg, Peter Ostroushko and Carlo Aonzo for the absolutely marvellous time at Menucha Retreat this year. I never leave that camp without...
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    Re: Best Mandolin Rim Form Designs

    Question. How thick are the rims? Somewhere around 1/16 of an inch?
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    Re: Songs of the Canadian Revolution

    No, but Amos Garrett and the Eh? Team might adapt a few.
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    Re: Southpaw Iggy

    Yes. But I think that's been figured out....
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    Re: Chris Thile Soloing tips

    Critter indeed. Bright, informative and hilarious. He sure as heck earned all three. I love the thirty-second mandolin condensation.
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    Southpaw Iggy

    As much as I hate to admit it, that 'politician' is my second cousin. I feel for the mandolin.:crying:~:>
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    Re: Chris Thile talks about his Loar

    Doesn't seem to be working, Dan. Like your signature says...the [buffering] wheel is turning, but the [video] is dead!....lol
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    Re: The Collings Fretless Bass Mandolin

    TeeHee...nut width? 5 inches? What a HOSS!
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