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    Re: Punch Brothers "Hell on Church Street"

    Thanks Allen, pretty sure the first version i heard was Pentangle Maddie Prior singing, this was long before you tube so it was either on the radio ( thistle and shamrock?) or Vinyl ( pretty sure...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    nice once Frank, I noticed that was your 666th post, so be careful signing any "contracts" today
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    Re: Sierra playing a Goldtone mandocello

    I had done a few different things on it, but now that its cool... I brought it to a jam partially to let someone try it who is interested in buying one ( mine is not for sale) - but they didn't make...
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    Re: Punch Brothers "Hell on Church Street"

    having listened to "House Carpenter/Jerusalem Ridge" it reminded me very much of "Another New World", which to me is very much Thile and Punch Brothers style in a thimble, somewhat grandiose,...
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    Sierra playing a Goldtone mandocello

    Well you may have seen me attempt to play on a Goldtone mandocello, here is the real deal.

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    Re: For Piazzolla

    Fantástico (Fantastické)
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    Re: Punch Brothers "Hell on Church Street"

    I'll admit while it has its own beauty, in the PB version of Gold Rush ( a tune I just learnt the other day) I am not finding the melody over here in the slow section.
    I did really like thier...
  8. Re: Sierra Hull - “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” (Bill Monroe) at Sun

    I saw this ( Sierra playing LMW on the beach) pretty early East Coast Time on Saturday, enjoyed the listen, I've been posting tunes on the facebook page of the local Bluegrass Jam at a place called...
  9. Thread: Jubilee

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    Re: Jubilee

    "Be wary of stories of origin" - I am in no way a believer that Genesis is the true origin of man I just found it interesting that they found the makers and players of instruments to be "from the...
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    Re: Cafe Classified

    let me get this straight, you want to see less mandolins for sale?
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I spent way too much money on mandolins last year, but I've always believed in "Better luck next year".
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    Re: Jubilee

    I believe the term Jubilee comes from the Hebrew "sons of Jubal", who were according to Genesis the first makers and players of stringed musical instruments, Jubal BTW was a son of Cain, other wise...
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    Re: mandolins on television

    Here's the Dillards on Andy Griffith, the guy has a nice 3 point F2, but I read on Facebook he recorded it with his F5, but strum synched with the fancier F2. He has the F5 in some of the later...
  14. Re: Looking for a Mandola and I need some advice.

    Thanks for the info, doing my utmost to show some restraint!
  15. Re: Looking for a Mandola and I need some advice.

    not sure your budget but for "starting" I wouldn't go high end, you will be pleasantly surprised by the Flatiron pancake, but I'm sure the Eastman is a good choice for a starter. I find I play my...
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    Re: Essential David Grisman

    I would have picked "Dawg 90" over Dawgnova - Dawg 90 was such a strong album and introduced the whole Matt Eckel thing ( recorded with Crusher), and would have included Mondo Mando ( for Cedar Hill...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    a sampling of some of my electric mandos

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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    so that's 3 "yes" and a lot of no, I admit if someone heard me attempt to play Bluegrass that might say "that ain't no part of nuthin" but I still enjoy "trying". There does seem to be a fair amount...
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    Re: Even the cafe is biased towards f's

    its funny how the F style mandolin was produced by Gibson long before the invention of the "Les Paul" guitar, yet the body style of the classic Les Paul is remarkably similar to the F style mandolin,...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Yes
    and now I will complicate it by saying "but not exclusively"
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice is that a Rigel you're playing there?
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    Re: David Surette has passed.

    I remember he played a nice old 3 point F2 at a forum he and John McGann put on up in Concord NH, must be 20 years ago. He was a very inspiring player and demonstrated many styles at that gathering,...
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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    I would have to disagree completely, my experience is steel ( mandolin) and PB strings tighten and are difficult to tune when the temp drops much below 50 degrees F. if you think about the exposed...
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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    All that aside, doesn't the cold affect the strings even more (regardless of the body material)- causing them to shrink and overtighten and be hard to press anyway? In movies you sometimes see...
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    Re: Tristan Scroggins on Eastwood Electrics

    I have the Eastwood electric octave MRG ( 8 string)- originally sold as a mandocello -with a 23.5 inch scale that seemed more octave to me love it.
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