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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Mandolin #35. Time to start the final sanding process. 1 piece Engelman top, sugar maple for the rest.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Finally getting around to finishing off this 10 string fanned fret mandola. First and last time I'll use purple heart on an archtop instrument. Too hard on the tools and joints. The top is a piece...
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    Re: Going pro?

    http://starecat.com/content/wp-content/uploads/musician-someone-who-loads-5000-worth-of-gear-into-500-car-to-drive-100-miles-to-a-50-gig.jpg
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    Re: Chicks dig guys who play an instrument

    Hey! I resemble that! You've gone from preachin' to meddlin' pardner...LOL!

    Also Sean, the flip-side of your point is that it's well known that "goils" love them bad boys...
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    Re: Make of tuners on a Mix F5

    Daniel - Why not go for a Travelite case ?.Of all the cases i've tried (& own),the T is by far the best IMHO. There's more room around the tuners in the headstock area than any case i've tried other...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Thought that you might find this interesting! The last touch on the 10-string 'cello.
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    Did a whole blog post about my version of pin point capos here.
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  7. Bassists may be far more important than people realize (article)

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    Good article actually ... worth a read. The reasoning is well explained, imo. Sadly, no mandobassists are covered.

    Science Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People...
  8. Re: BB King Is Gone (But The Thrill Of His Music Remains)

    Still another thought on B.B. They just keep coming.
    There was not a time I saw him live, which was many times, that he did not make me laugh. A line or or some little bit of a story. Singing at...
  9. Re: BB King Is Gone (But The Thrill Of His Music Remains)

    Another thought on B.B.
    So often when there is talk about B.B. King, it is focused on his Guitar playing. Rightfully so.
    Also, he was simply a glorious Singer, from a whisper to a scream. He could...
  10. Re: BB King Is Gone (But The Thrill Of His Music Remains)

    I loved BB's music before I knew who Bill Monroe was. But like Bill, all it took was one note and you knew it was BB King and Lucille about to get as blue as it gets! We saw him for the last time...
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    Saw him many many times, and I have a black 335 here that he signed waaay-back-when that I'm going to pull out right now and re-string...

    RIP BB...
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  12. Re: BB King Is Gone (But The Thrill Of His Music Remains)

    BB King, more than anyone, showed me that good tone doesn't come from fancy equipment or expensive instruments. Good tone comes from the hands.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    A new Baroque mandolino started recently.

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    Introducing the Sorensen FX Blade

    For quite some time, I've wanted to work on a new mandolin design which has the features desired by F-Style players, but with post-Victorian style, and the complexity allowed by modern tooling.
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    Re: New Girouard mandola arrives!

    Spruce, I remember when you first sent this stuff over. When I split the billets, they were still wet on the inside from hanging out in that bog for who knows how many years! So far this cedar has...
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    Re: Girouard mandola en route from RI to VA

    Here they are Dan......

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Gilchrist and Ellis F5's

    Way cool.

    Get yourself a hinged tailpiece from Gilchrist for 97371.
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    Re: 2014 Girouard F-5

    Here are a couple of more pics, check out the twin Gibson L-00's. 1934 and 1933 left to right.
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    Re: YouTube Created Music Channels?

    It is related to what I mentioned in post number 3.

    There is a deal that Google/YT have struck with BMI and others. The 'pay' comes from a 'cut' (15% of net revenues) of adverts - and shortly, YT...
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    Re: The Joe K. Walsh Interview

    sgrexa,
    I just saw where he responded to that question on Facebook and it is an A style Nugget.
  21. Re: What an incredible day! Unknown Loar Mandola found

    To the sceptics..........good for you. To the believers.........thanks for the nice words. I guess I should have taken more recent pics. Those pics were taken a few weeks ago and yes, the varnish is...
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    Jammed last night with some hot pickers

    I was about to leave for the long ride home when tapped on the shoulder to go into a backroom and work up a 30 min set to take on stage. The banjo man was Levi from Nu Blu, there was a Rice guy on...
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    It's even fun for non builders to hang out with talented luthiers in or out of the shop.
  24. Re: Bill Monroe's Mandolin: When Mr. Monroe was 21 years old

    That ain't Bill, it's Larry from The 3 Stooges.
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    Re: Northfield?

    Thanks for the kind words Sean. That means a lot coming from someone who has owned several high end mandolins and knows what a good one sounds like. I have been more than pleased with my JBovier. ...
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