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    Re: Kelley A-V-5 advice needed

    If you have a question for the builder regarding the warranty then perhaps it might be best to take that up with him or perhaps the person you bought it from. There's no reason for this to continue...
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    Mandolin Café Milestones

    As I sit here today, on this palindromic day of 1/23/21, gazing into my computer screen, noticing that this will be my 12,000th post, I reflect upon all that the Mandolin Café has been, done, and...
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    Re: My mysterious JBovier Knock-off

    I'll be honest, I don't know why anyone would counterfeit an Ibanez let alone a JBovier but I'd be looking really hard at the factory where JBover mandolins are produced. That's a whole lot of...
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    Re: Kelley A-V-5 advice needed

    OK, good the string tension was released. 'My mistake.

    But- this IS a mortise and tenon. It also has a Siminoff vestigial dowel pair, but at its heart, there is no denying it is a mortise and...
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    I’m pretty sure Gilchrist stopped coming here because he kept getting skipped over on the traveling pick sampler.
  6. Re: Definition of a good mandolin player’s spouse

    Great ! Same here ! My wife simply goes to another room and puts ear plugs in !
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    Re: Kelley A-V-5 advice needed

    Many things could have happened before or during transit.... from just heavy vibration to dropped box or rapid changes in humidity/temperature, but the neck joint could have been slightly loose...
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    Re: Kelley A-V-5 advice needed

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    And let's not forget that John Hamlett (Sunburst) is on here all the time offering invaluable building advice, Graham McDonald likewise frequently checks in, and Mike Black is here now and again. ...
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    :popcorn:
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    Re: The Mandolin in America

    Nice to know they are following WHO recommendations but perhaps taking them to a new level. OK with me.
  12. Re: Customer selecting specific woods for custom build

    Don't expect any kind of warranty when you bring your back of Home Depot dumpster diver wood and ask someone else to build something from it!
  13. Re: Customer selecting specific woods for custom build

    luthier88 said it well.
    A builder developed a characteristic sound, with enough experience. He/she can vary that sound to some extent, but few can comply with "I want it to sound like mandolin X"...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Sometimes you gotta let your horses run...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Listen to the words of Monroe’s Uncle Pen. It is all about the barn dancing. Monroe changed traditional old time music but his early years are immersed in traditional tunes.
  16. Re: Gibson F-5L from '78-'82 Serial numbers and information.

    Gibson F5L Serial no. 71568197 proto type signed by Arron Cowles on June 20, 1978. Given to Bill Monroe in 1980
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    My favorite bluegrass are the songs; the gospel ones and and soulful waltzes and two-steps. I like what some might call pre-blugrass—early Monroe Brothers. One of my favorite albums is the duo album...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Well according to Mike Cross " A good Bluegrass picker can play a three minute song in a minute and a half". :grin:

    Of course not all songs are played fast, lots of waltzes and ballads. I do like...
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    That blueberry is more of a dingleberry, amirite?
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    "After a series of jazz-influenced instrumental albums, "


    I realise that my experience might be different from many of you, but I actually got into Tony's music through this time. 'Backwaters'...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

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    Rice emerged in the vanguard of bluegrass music when he joined bandleader J.D. Crowe in the early 1970s. Crowe shook up bluegrass music by inviting Rice, a lover of folk music, to bring in...
  22. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    It looks like one of these....

    https://reverb.com/item/4077115-gibson-a5-two-point-1964-cherry-sunburst
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Tony boldly took the bluegrass guitar where no bluegrass guitar had gone before --- a cause and effect of his participation on the first couple of David Grisman Quintet albums. I still find his...
  24. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    Roy Lee could "out-Carter" Carter.

    Hard to believe that Ricky is the only one on that stage who's still alive.
  25. Re: You don't see that everyday (double neck on Reverb).

    I've played one that a friend owns - it's a typical Vietnamese Antonio Tsai instrument. Not my favorite instrument - and I have played other Vietnamese single necks that I do like - and I own a nice...
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