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    Re: Seeking Grandfather's record

    Hi, may I make another suggestion? I don't know if you can edit the thread topic, but "seeking Grandfather's record" might not spark as many people looking or asking around as "seeking info:...
  2. Thread: Old vs New Oval

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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I have a beautiful archtop A-oval made by Will Parsons because I wanted a rounded neck- hate skinny V necks- and 14 rather than 12 frets like my A model Flatiron. I have no idea how it's braced but...
  3. Re: Ricky Skaggs receives Presidential Medal of the Arts.

    I'm not sure I understand the popcorn GIF reaction. I'm not a troll and just posting legitimate mandolin-player news. I one thing I think most folks on this board would agree on is that Ricky Skaggs...
  4. Ricky Skaggs receives Presidential Medal of the Arts.

    Well, who would have thought that Ricky Skaggs and Toby Keith would get the same award?

    Go figure, but good for Ricky.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Apparently there are different versions of this story but it has to be repeated on this thread (I think it's been told on the Cafe before). Jethro Burns was on some panel or workshop discussing...
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    Re: Thile/Aoife - Fairytale of New York from Wassail

    OK, nice mandolin playing as always, but what's with the Hanukkah menorah next to the Christmas tree? A Pogues cover by two people named Christopher and Aoife is just about the least Jewish thing...
  7. Re: Mandolin adaptation of Jazz guitar chord melody piece

    Jethro is smiling from above.
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    Thanks Mandroid!
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    Hi Ed, me too, I've used different straps for different instruments, but I had this weird oversize button on the neck of a guitar I used to own that was so big the strap slots wouldn't fit over it. I...
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    Thanks Rob, great advice, but given the 35 years of sentimental value this mandolin has I'll probably have a luthier put it in, as I've never done this before. If it was a Rogue, I'd do it myself,...
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    Thanks, those Waverly's look great. I made the mistake once of buying a button online and it was so big none of my guitar straps worked with it. Go figure.

    Thanks all.
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    source for small, mando-sized strap button

    Hi all, I do NOT want to start another thread on "where's the best place to hang a strap on an A model."

    I've tried different methods and I think I like the button on the neck best, but online...
  13. Thread: Old vs New Oval

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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I had Will Parsons make me a long-necked oval hole with a neck shape and fretboard radius similar to my 83 Flatiron A. It's a great instrument, that doesn't sound quite as "tubby" as some old...
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    Re: Teacher recommendation for left hand technique

    Yes, hand size does make a difference, I suppose. Once as a college student I had a chance to hang out with Red Rector for a bit. He was actually a really good guitar player but showed me his hands...
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    Re: Teacher recommendation for left hand technique

    Yes, Brandon, this is what I've observed too which is why I framed the request as one for someone who <has> considered the topic to a good degree. Thank you all for your suggestions.

    It is not...
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    Re: Teacher recommendation for left hand technique

    Really helpful thank you.
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    Teacher recommendation for left hand technique

    Hi all, I have not been playing much in recent years (children will do that to you) and getting back to it I've decided my left (fretting) hand is really not doing what I want it to do.

    I think...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Totally concede the point that most of what Grisman, Pikelny, Bela Fleck, etc, did is not old-school Monrovian (or Osbornian) bluegrass. But they're all capable of it! Have you heard Noam Pikelny's...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Well, like much of what Mr. Dylan says, perhaps more is obscured than clarified in this quote. Kindly tell me, Mr. Zimmerman, how David Grisman (from Passaic, NJ) or Noam Pikelny (Skokie, IL) or...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I'd look for an early or mid-80's Carlson Flatiron. The good ones hold up against any bluegrass mandolin out there. If you can find one, they're probably in the $2.5-3K range. Mine's an '83 and love...
  21. From the website it seems you can order these...

    From the website it seems you can order these mandolins as acoustic instruments without the pickup system- thank you for that option. I hope to get to play one someday, and really looking forward to...
  22. Re: Article: Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Rolls Out New Models

    Is it just me, or does the Red Rocks concept sound a bit like the Northfield Big Mon? Or is this "deeper" while the Big Mon is "wider.?" Didn't Bryan England make a bigger F-5 at one point? Please...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I named a guitar once, because the name just came to me and stuck. But then I sold it- dumb XXX than I am- an haven't done so since, and never a mandolin, though I can't say why. But all my bikes...
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    Re: Ridiculous ebay post of the day

    I am chastened by the evidence of my hasty posting of rehashed narishkeit


    thanks all.
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    Re: Ridiculous ebay post of the day

    Oh, sorry, didn't realize this was beating a dead horse (sized mando.)

    My bad but still funny the first time you see it.
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