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  1. Thread: please help

    by Timbofood
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    Re: please help

    Time changes with age, I agree with Mike, that’s most likely from the mid-late 70’s at earliest. I wonder if your grandfather had a different one and maybe your mom has gotten them turned around....
  2. Re: Blue Sky Boys 5CD Set on JSP Records - Looking for Last CD

    Man, I feel that one! Sorry can’t help you but, I’ve found that empty case problem before myself!
    If I had one, I’d burn you a copy!
  3. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    I found that a while ago and must have watched it half a dozen times! Great historical footage!
    Hank, that’s a real “Jethro model” A-5 I don’t think Ibanez started bringing those in until at least...
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    Re: The Darlings Mandolin switch

    Absolutely right Flatrock, I remember Tom saying that for most of the recordings Dean Webb used an F-5 in the recording tracks, unless that turnip truck backed over my head. I was fascinated by those...
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    Re: Help dating a vintage Mandocaster

    I was going in another direction...
    Bottle of wine, movie maybe dinner?

    Sorry, I’ll go to the corner now!
  6. Re: Elderly closed today — do they they install mando pickups?

    Probably not while you wait but, I’m sure they can take care of you.
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    Re: Sitting Support “Stand” For Mandolin

    Put the strap over the right shoulder and don’t go around your neck a la Bill Monroe.
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    My advice is simply play as many instruments as you possibly can, take some real time with each one and see which one trips your trigger. It will be your friend for some time, there’s no reason to...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Jim Simpson

    Happy birthday Jim!
  10. C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with COVID-19

    I have just been informed that C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with Covid 19! Pray for his prompt and full recovery, please?
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Take your time when carving! That’s a darned nice looking #1! Good work.
  12. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    I’d see what Bill Halsey has in his closet!
    Just sayin’
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    Re: Bourbon and bluegrass

    Good point Brian! It does not seem like I wrote my response THAT long ago!
    And you make a good point as well Flatrock, good is timeless!
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    I remember that one! It was one of three of the prototypes offered to Bill Monroe, who chose the one built by Aaron Cowles.
    I was lucky enough to have played quite a few of Bill’s mandolins, I think...
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    Re: George Washburn Mandolin Model M-1S/TS

    If YOU like it, you did fine! Have as much fun as you possibly can with it. Only you will know when you think you want to get something different.
    Welcome to one of the many levels of Hades! After...
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Never had the pleasure of meeting him face to face just through the cafe postings, I will miss the fun banter he and I used to exchange, always good natured and intelligent!
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    Re: My grandfather's mandolins

    “I got a rock”
    Charlie Brown
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    Re: In honor of Mr. Bill Monroe...

    Do I feel temperature rising?
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    Re: Michael Jackson done right.

    This came up on my Google news feed this morning! Pretty silly but, good for the poster, I thought it was funny.
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    Well, I’m glad that wasn’t what had gone through my warped brain!
  21. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    When I realized I was not excited about playing the banjo! I still like playing some OT banjo from time to old time. And of course playing some guitar too. But, I LIKE playing mandolin.
  22. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    I saw that in the Gibson news feed yesterday!
    I thought it was kind of a weird amount too.
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    Re: Sierra Hull's Wheel Hoss transcription

    Interesting version of “Wheel Hoss”! The deep dark “fat” sound is intriguing!
  24. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    He plays with himself quite well! I’m nowhere that good! My band does not play that well until after after three cocktails!
    Thanks Mark!
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church sends his blessing.
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