Search:

Type: Posts; User: mingusb1

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    That's interesting because you can hear it just fine, even with Ralph and Curley Ray wailing away. Says a lot about his technique.

    Z
  2. Replies
    48
    Views
    3,229

    Re: What's in your case?

    Sure Charley, you could pick yourself up a sixer of Miller or PBR for that in Mt Airy! I think the winner was $25. And I'll bet the winner was 5X the mando player I was! And probably half my age...
    ...
  3. Replies
    48
    Views
    3,229

    Re: What's in your case?

    I keep the $5 bill I won for 3rd place mandolin at the 2010 Mt Airy Fiddlers Convention. I'll always keep it in there and never spend it. Contest entry was also $5...

    Z
  4. Blue Sky Boys 5CD Set on JSP Records - Looking for Last CD

    Hi, I dusted off my Blue Sky Boys box set and see that somewhere along the line I misplaced the 5th disc (called "CD E"). It has 25 cuts on it starting with "Come To The Saviour" and ending with...
  5. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    Yeah, Roy Lee sounds great and Ricky sure is pushing that mando! Wonder what kind of "good bargains" folks got in the shop?

    Z
  6. Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    This may have been discussed already but here is some fantastic video of Ralph, Roy Lee, Curley Ray, Keith, Ricky, and Jack from Pound VA in 1972:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vewupMUJDG8
    ...
  7. Replies
    23
    Views
    4,355

    Re: Avoid marking the top of your mandolin

    Yes, and another advantage I see to having a finger rest/pick guard is I'm more willing to let other people play my mandolin when they ask to. I'm not that interested in having someone other than me...
  8. Replies
    23
    Views
    4,355

    Re: Avoid marking the top of your mandolin

    I may be mistaken but I believe so-called "pick guards" were actually called "finger rests" by Gibson in the old days. So the intent was to have something to "plant" fingers on. I'd recommend just...
  9. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,683

    Re: Cool video of a Loar.

    Oh yeah, I was thinking that was a weird. Odd that a video production would use alt shots of an instrument when you have a Loar there.

    Cheers,
    Z
  10. Re: Looking for great mando teacher in the Asheville NC area

    Sent you a PM on a great musician friend that teaches up there.

    Cheers,
    Z
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,683

    Re: Cool video of a Loar.

    I'm guessing most have seen this video of John Reischman and his Loar, but if not it's really cool:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvB2PxEsGbM

    Also, pause the vid at 2:18. Does he have...
  12. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,640

    Re: Stuck in customs

    I had a mandolin shipped last spring from Canada to the US by DHL. It was a nightmare. It was held in customs and they didn't inform either me or the sender until it was too late and it was returned...
  13. I'd pick it!!

    I'd pick it!!
  14. Re: Jan Johansson Tons of old BG concerts and interviews

    Haven't seen Jan in a couple years. He most certainly knows the bluegrass music!

    Z
  15. Thread: the Small Dog

    by mingusb1
    Replies
    26
    Views
    4,101

    Re: the Small Dog

    Was just thinking about that. I've had one forever for my old Canadian-made Calton mando case. Still working great. It unfortunately just doesn't quite fit around a new Calton case. Hoffee makes one...
  16. Re: mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    Sounds good! He's got lots of mandos to chose from.

    Z
  17. Thread: Douglas fir

    by mingusb1
    Replies
    68
    Views
    9,538

    Re: Douglas fir

    Interesting Bill. While in school at Oregon State in the early 90s I remember the figure the timber industry used for old growth that remained was 10%. Other groups put it at 5%. Sure would be nice...
  18. Thread: Douglas fir

    by mingusb1
    Replies
    68
    Views
    9,538

    Re: Douglas fir

    I'm not sure Doug Fir requires fire to germinate, like I believe lodgepole pine does (an east-side Cascades and interior west species), but of course Doug Fir forests benefit from fire for thinning,...
  19. Thread: Pick depth

    by mingusb1
    Replies
    16
    Views
    4,715

    Re: Pick depth

    I've been thinking about this recently. I'm finding that on a mandolin that has a lot of power I don't need to dig in as hard to get volume and tone. I think this also corresponds with a shallower...
  20. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,510

    Re: D'Addario Delivers A Holiday Turkey

    Hey I just played through a set of EXP74s for the first time and they sounded really good on this mando and held up well. So is the entire line of EXPs discontinued, including the 75s?

    Thanks,
    Z
  21. Thread: Timing issues

    by mingusb1
    Replies
    39
    Views
    3,851

    Re: Timing issues

    Not to generalize too much but I find that when these kinds of songs are played in bluegrass settings they often get "evened out", whereas the oldtime crowd typically adheres to the unevenness....
  22. Re: Article: Nashville Cat Dominick Leslie's been Playing Since h

    Nice interview. I appreciate fundamental questions about the right hand, tremolo, and chop chords. Inquiring minds!

    Thanks,
    Z
  23. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    I too love classic country and honky tonk. I mostly play that on doghouse bass, but for great mandolin recordings I always recommend Bela Fleck's 1987 recording "Drive". Sam's playing on there is as...
  24. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    I've had 2 different MTs over the last 15 years. Both instruments were very good--perfectly built and played easily. I don't think you can really do better for the money. But in the last few years...
  25. Re: Weber Mandolins: Alaska Specialty Woods Sitka Spruce

    Cool video. I worked on POW Island in 1996 and there was a guy I'd see on an old landing doing just this--salvaging music wood. He was using just hand tools, no chainsaw. Only gripe with the video is...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4