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    Bob White mandolins

    Anybody got one? A good buddy of mine was just given a beautiful and pretty flawless A model mandolin made by Bob White, of Shade, Ohio, but searching for his name doesnít come up with much. We know...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    My friend Julie Mangin holds an event every year called the Tacky Treasures Roadshow, sort of modeled after the Antiques Roadshow. One year Cathy Fink showed up with a bedpan banjo, made using a...
  3. I remember seeing Grisman’s Quartet(Dawg, Darol,...

    I remember seeing Grisman’s Quartet(Dawg, Darol, Mike and Rob) at the Trafalmadore Cafe in Buffalo when they were touring this album. When they played ‘Dawg Jazz’ the band imitated the horns of the...
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    Loars at Carterís

    I just checked the Carter Vintage site and they have seven Lloyd Loar F5 mandolins and three Loar H5 mandolas. I donít recall ever seeing so many for sale in one place before. A wide range of prices...
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    Re: Monteleone F5 -#4 - 'The Gibson'. 1970s

    Very cool pics there! I have #6, made in 1976, but it’s not a Loar F5 copy, it’s a 2 point with a unique ‘moccasin’ style headstock. John told me it was the prototype for his Baby Grand model. It’s...
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    I played a James Jones Octave mando throughout the time Mando Mafia was in operation, including on all our commercial recordings. You can hear it prominently at the beginning of this track:
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    Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Thatís Nate Leath on a John Hamlett F5 in that video. Nate is an awesome musician, particularly on the fiddle. He and Audrey MacAlpine, the bassist, played with Sierra Ferrell for a number of years,...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Rocky Road to Dublin, but this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_KC2prUqo

    Pete
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    Just heard this awesome Ry Cooder produced Mavis Staples song on the radio, with Ry playing mando and slide guitar, and his son Joachim on drums:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZmZ1Pt6C0
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    Re: Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    I can relate. I surprised myself that i was able to remember that Lou Martin LP.

    That description by Stan Jay was about as over the top as I have ever read! His catalogs were always such a...
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    Re: Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    The photo of mine is a little confusing because there’s a strip of leather under the strings at the bridge end of the tailpiece... it kinda looks like an old Gibson tailpiece base to me. The cover...
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    Re: Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    Good idea, Jim. Iíll try that, and yes, that is the mandolin Iím talking about. The tailpiece cover that was on it when i bought it was a very roughly shaped piece of aluminum, obviously not what...
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    Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    I have a very early Monteleone mandolin made before he started using the now classic one piece tailpiece, back when he was using an engraved tailpiece like the old Gibson tailpieces with a cover that...
  14. Re: Article: New Music from The Foreign Landers - Put All Your Tr

    I will be interviewing David and Tabitha on my radio show on WTJU Charlottesville, VA about The Foreign Landers recording friday May 21st at 4pm US EDT. The show will also be archived on the WTJU...
  15. World Fiddle Day radio show with April Verch fri 5/14/21

    No mandolin content, and I wasnít sure exactly where to post this, but this forum seems the most appropriate, and Iím sure there are lots of mando pickers who like fiddle music....

    This saturday,...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    Iím reminded of a North Carolina old time band that call themselves Hard Drive. They have a cd out called RAM. Good luck trying to find them using Google. Or another local band that had to change...
  17. Three of the four musicians (minus Alex...

    Three of the four musicians (minus Alex Hargreaves) on this album will be going track by track through it on WTJU Charlottesville, VA tomorrow, April 15th, at 4 pm US Eastern time. You can listen...
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    Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    https://newsletter.lotosnile.com/w/5qgHpQzxEJtE96tFPLDTRA/hyPbHHz8dKRPoTKDklogwQ/5DIAXHUCiD7wyfUmwzJkPg

    No financial interest

    Pete
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    Re: Unique Ball End to Loop End conversion

    For many years I bought custom guage ball end guitar strings from the Euphonon company in NH to use on my octave mandolin. Iíd break the balls using the little nippers I use to cut the excess off...
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    Re: Dawg, Tiny, Jethro, and Johnny!

    Wow, what a great show! So much mando family eye candy too. Mike Marshall playing a Gibson mandocello, Tiny Moore playing a Monteleone Baby Grand. What was Jethroís F5, anybody know? Or the blond A...
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    Re: Joachim & Ry Cooder video

    Hey thanks a lot for the Fretboard Journal podcast, Dagger. Iím going to interview Joachim about his Uncle Dave Macon project on my radio show, and thereís some really good background there for me...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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    I’ve had this postcard for many years, picked it up in an antique shop. The painting is by AK Kroy, entitled ‘Goldelse’

    We lifted the mandolin from the painting and put it in the lap of...
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    Joachim & Ry Cooder video

    Very recent video with Ry playing what looks like an electric bouzouki, and Joachim playing his electric mbira(Start at about 34:39)


    https://youtu.be/SllBILxisak?t=2092

    Amythyst Kiah is also...
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    Re: Any Roxy Music or Kinks fans, just asking

    Glad you liked it. We used to incorporate rock and roll covers into our sound every once in a while and somehow managed to keep the mandolin band vibe going. Other covers we did were All along the...
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    Re: Any Roxy Music or Kinks fans, just asking

    The Kinks came to play at my college in the early 70s, and wow, what a show... ‘You really got me’ really got me...such a powerful riff. Many years later, our band paid homage to them:
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