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    Re: Jarrod Walker's Loar?

    I'm not sure if this is still the case but Jarrod picked up a 2nd Weinman F5 not long ago: http://www.vintagebydesign.com/media.html
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks tmsweeney...it's such a blast to play.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Chd_B4wDrkc/?hl=en

    This is a recording I made of my 1977 Bill Halsey F5. My laptop is poor quality but the F5 is a true inspiration each time I pick it up to play....
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A couple of years ago I placed an order for what I thought would be the last mandolin purchase I would make. This clip of me doodling around is on the F5 I received. It's just at the 6 month mark....
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    High Country Snows- Dan Fogelberg

    I am curious if folks are familiar with the album High Country Snows released in the mid 80's by Dan Fogelberg? It is amazing how many exceptional bluegrass artists played on that album including Mr....
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    Re: Northfield mandolins - USA or China made?

    I have absolutely enjoyed every Northfield I have had the pleasure of playing or owning through the years. Wonderful folks, clearly passionate about their craft. I've not had a chance to play one of...
  7. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    Just a bit hit and miss on my time these days. I have a 70's Halsey F5 that is hard to beat for my personal taste given the vintage tone and playability.
  8. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    As happy as I am, I still enjoy viewing all the beauties that come through the ads section of the cafe:)
    d18daddy..do you have any photos of your LaPlant by chance?
  9. Hi Folks, Incredibly technical and musical...

    Hi Folks,

    Incredibly technical and musical tune. I appreciate the cafe allowing this piece of mastery to be presented to the mandolin community. Much appreciated Adharopa Records, great stuff...
  10. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    Fun stories, choices..
  11. Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    After a very long journey, it became apparent that I had reached contentment in my search for mando heaven. No more MAS..have other folks found their personal Holy Grail mandolin? Congrats to those...
  12. Re: A tune in remembrance of a loved one's passing..

    Hopefully, this works better for you billhay4: https://youtu.be/zwUHFevv1Dw
  13. Re: A tune in remembrance of a loved one's passing..

    Billhay4..I will work on it. Thanks.
  14. A tune in remembrance of a loved one's passing..

    My family recently lost a loved one. Today would have been a celebration of Shirley's 84th year. Here's to you Mom.


    https://www.instagram.com/p/CfAeqR3JrTO/?hl=en
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This piece of music is being played on an F5 with a 100(plus) year old Adi top. The instrument is about 4 months old, give or take.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CeZS_UDDJKg/?hl=en Pretty slow,...
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    Re: Ruhland Eye Candy

    This will be my last response on this topic.

    Enthusiasm is not a conspiracy.

    Nothing in your insinuation is correct.

    Not much else I can say.

    I'm ok with departing from the community...
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    Re: Ruhland Eye Candy

    MAS is a terrible affliction.

    There isn't any other truth here to justify or debate. I do however apologize to Matt for being naive about my comments on the forum, probably foolish of me....
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    Re: Ruhland Eye Candy

    I set the price at a point I believed they were worth, which was higher than the original purchase price. Now I need to go take a shower..and scrub, scrub, scrub
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    Re: Ruhland Eye Candy

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CbL7FvKjGRi/
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    Re: Ruhland Eye Candy

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    I haven't been on the cafe for a few days. Just wanted to share a photo of the new batch. I don't wish to take away from the beauty of Mr. Ruhlands work. I did want to state two things...
  21. Thread: BRW History

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    Re: BRW History

    Years ago I was in contact with Ben and always admired his work, plus great guy. He shipped numbers 10 & 11 out to me and I showed them to a well know music store in Colorado who was highly...
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    Re: New Rose F5 #36 clip

    It might just be me but this F5 sounds special. Very nice.
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    Re: New Rose F5 #36 clip

    Thanks Darby, it's impressive.
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    Re: New Rose F5 #36 clip

    Impressive, resonant and nice balance. Darby does it have a light feel, regarding the weight of the instrument? Beautiful work.
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    Re: Ruhland Eye Candy

    Sorry no idea why more than one picture inserted..
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