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  1. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Never got the chance to visit in person, but I certainly enjoyed reading Stan's fantastic instrument descriptions. I'm sure meeting the man would have been as special as being able to browse his very...
  2. Thread: Frank Wakefield

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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    You can hear Frank, literally "alongside" several of those artists, on a great version of Dusty Miller, and he also does a couple of his own tunes on this album, which is great fun:

    Bluegrass...
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    Re: dry & dusty/ old time mandolin & fiddle

    Very nice! This came up at a fiddle jam a few weeks back and I wasn't familiar with it. Perhaps with these fine examples you folks have provided, I can at least have a clue the next time it comes...
  4. Re: Newspeak - released today by Andrew Collins

    I LIKE it !!!
    Didn't see it on the web site - look forward to ordering it.
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    Re: Red Allen and Frank Wakefield

    Seems like it was just yesterday ... :disbelief:
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Good luck Sue! I hope it's got a great fret job and neck on it and sounds fantastic.
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    Re: George Frayne (Commander Cody), RIP

    RIP George. Great music. Always loved their version of Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    It might be easier for some of us to relate to if you said your MAS is in remission. Some are just not destined for a cure. :grin:

    With an oval hole and an F hole you've got a lot of ground...
  9. Re: Has anyone ordered one of the Synergy Carbon Fiber mandolins?

    Did you by chance ask them for (or about) a strap button on the neck heel? I didn't see that covered at their site.

    Certainly looks like a nice axe - I hope it sounds as great as it looks. Very...
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    Re: Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    Fun stuff Kevin! I'm not really convinced that I can hear much difference between the 3 picks in the context of this video and and my PC audio system, but I do think that your playing with the Clown...
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    Re: Hello, I am new here

    Welcome Zeek!
    Since you already play guitar, you know that having the instrument properly set up makes a huge difference in how it plays and how much fun you have with it. Because of the double...
  12. Thread: mildew in case

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    Re: mildew in case

    Some of the other advice here probably makes more sense, but I had fairly good luck with getting a mildew smell (not actual mold) out an old A-style case by dousing it periodically with Ozium and...
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    Re: Persimmon mandolins?

    I can't comment on expectations for the sound, but will eagerly await the photos and some sound clips!
    That is some amazing looking wood.
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    Re: Eastman 515 vs J Bovier F5t

    I can also speak favorably for the Eastman 515. I've played a couple of them at a local store that sounded and played really well. There was a 515V they had a couple of years ago that was so great I...
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    Re: Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    Oh for crying out loud ... you guys are totally to blame for this.

    I have successfully put aside PAS since those clown barfs were introduced, but then I started reading this thread and it was all...
  16. Re: Strap for a Strad-ol-Lin? There's no strap button.

    Ugh :( Strap around the headstock? - Drives me nuts whether it's a mando or a guitar. Just doesn't feel right.
    Ugh :( Strap under the fretboard extension? - So esthetically displeasing it makes...
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    Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Great stuff, Dave - I really enjoyed both tunes. I'm not familiar with either, but the sound and playing were great, and I liked the tempo just fine.
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    While there are limitations to PC sound systems, Kirk makes a good point about doing a video call.

    Also - CES mentioned the neck and fretboard profiles - I prefer a radiused board and a rounded...
  19. Re: Advice/Suggestions on characteristics of an ideal mandolin st

    I am a huge fan of Levi's uke straps for A-styles, because they're small, lightweight and easy to stash in the case without removing them. I got convinced that I had to have a heavier, wider,...
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    Don, nice job with Blue Bayou, and a fine example of getting the job done with the basic tools at hand. Thanks for sharing!
  21. Thread: Frank Wakefield

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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    As to who else you should be listening to, and addressing your Brazilian urges with a side helping of diversification:

    As Mitch Stein pointed out, Eva Scow does some very nice Brazilian flavored...
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    Re: HELP identify my new mandolin!!

    The wide striped back and the amount of decoration on the face are very reminiscent of several instruments that I was able to examine close up a few years back. They were all supposed to be from the...
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    Re: Goodbye Sugar Hello Fiber

    Maybe more fiber in their diet at Gibson would help their attitude. :)
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    NICE! What they all said, plus - I love that tailpiece. A closer photo of it would be nice if you get a chance. Looking forward to hearing you play it. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    Seriously cool. Outrageously good! Very glad this thread got "woken up", because I hadn't seen it before.
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