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    Re: Grisman Dawg leash?

    thx
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    Grisman Dawg leash?

    Thinking of trying the Grisman Dawg leash, the F5 strap inspired by a sax strap that goes over your neck. Any pros/cons anyone's noticed?

    TIA
  3. Re: New John Reischman Album - New Time & Old Acoustic

    Here's a link to the full John Reischman cover story in Bluegrass Unlimited

    https://www.bluegrassunlimited.com/article/john-reischman-walks-along/

    David McCarty
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Kimble
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    Re: Harmonic Suppressor

    End Harmonic Suppression! #freetheovertones LOL
  6. Has everyone seen the new Bluegrass Unlimited?

    If you guys havenít heard, Bluegrass Unlimited is now being published by the International Bluegrass Museum and Half of Fame in Owensboro, and the new editor is Dan Miller, former editor of...
  7. John Reischman Live - Solo Mandolin tonight at 8 EDT

    FYI, JR is doing a free live YouTube show tonight, May 18, at 8 EDT. Solo renditions of his originals and more.

    Here's the link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt_lHZjmNAI

    And look for a...
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    Re: Changing strings to help fingertips

    I use a product developed by Paul Glasse's with Polly that used to heal skin wounds and Harden callouses called ClimbOn. One tiny 4 oz tin lasts a year, and you rub the balm into your fingertips and...
  9. Re: John Monteleone "The Chisels Are Calling" movie trailer

    Nice cameo from the great Jimmy Bruno!
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    Re: Octave mandolin less-expensive choices

    Check Steilberg Strings Instruments in Louisville. I was just there and they told me they've become a national resource for mandolas and OMs from Eastman. Good people to work with, and they're a...
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    Re: D'Addario Chris Thile Signature Pick

    None of the proceeds go to Chris. He's donating it all to the D'Addario Foundation which funds low-income3 music scholarships and similar programs.
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Here's my review for Bluegrass Unlimited on the Kimble two-point. This is the same instrument that just sold at Music Emporium. Its owner is beyond words, he tells me
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    Experiences with ArtistWorks

    Hey all, I'm writing a piece for Bluegrass Unlimited about ArtistWorks as part of BU's upcoming Learn To Play issue. I have comments from the founder and Mike Marshall, but I'd love to get some...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Absolutely. Not only is Will building some of the best sounding and playing mandolins out there, he has that higher artistic vision to experiment with very non-traditional finishes inspired by John...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    My review of Kimble J-model(two-point) #282 will appear in the February issue of Bluegrass Unlimited. I invite everyone to check it out once it's published. 191254
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Do you know the story about Jesse McReynolds and Jethro discussing this? Jesse had gotten a new Stiver with all premium woods, and it came with blond finish. Bu tit was more expensive than a sunburst...
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    Re: Gibson - Dave Harvey Video

    Here's one from Mel Bay:

    https://youtu.be/zaN4Ia_sDIg
  18. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    Of for god's sake! Loar's are stamped out like washing machines on an Asian assembly line by people who have no idea what a mandolin is or what it should sound like. All Eastmans are beautifully...
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    Re: Home Recording Setup for Total Beginner?

    Have a look at the Audient EVO 4. Simple to use and they sound great.
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    You might want to look at this option. The reviews were very positive, saying it does come very close to the Neumann U-47. No affiliation, just passing this along.
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Loving the Straight Up Strings on my Kimble A-5 and my Dana Bourgeois OM Country Boy
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    Re: Hiscox cases

    I carry my splendid 1942 Epiphone Triumph archtop in one and I love it. And if I absolutely had to, I would gate check it in that case.
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    Re: Siminoff Straight Up Strings

    The March 2020 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited has my story on Straight Up Strings and the new owner, Kali Nowakowski. Truly a great company that believes in ethical practices and does an amazing job...
  24. Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    One correction to the lyric, it's Where loneliness abounds, not Well. Great job, thanks for this! Now do yourselves a favor and go watch this amazing version with Molly Tuttle and John Mailander:
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    Re: Will Kimble mandolins are....

    Will is one of those musician/luthiers who works really, really hard at building the best-sounding mandolins he can while keeping the price affordable to working musicians. I've owned two, and my A...
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