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    Re: Shopping in Nashville

    Got to go to both Gruhnís and Carters last summer. Both had a good selection of mandolins. Carters had more and everything I assume was available to play at both. I was with some friends looking at...
  2. Re: Are the Flatiron F-5 Mandos As Good As I've Heard?

    I had a 1995 festival f5 model. Bought it “new” in ‘96 and played it for 10 years. I played it in a bluegrass band setting and had no complaints. Good volume and decent tone. I wanted a little more...
  3. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    For a more detailed bluegrass history check this one out...

    https://www.pbs.org/show/big-family-story-bluegrass-music/

    Not sure if you can stream it yet - looks like youíve got to join some...
  4. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    I watched most of it and thoroughly enjoyed it. However I would think not many non- country fans would sit through 16 hours. Thatís a big commitment of time. That being said, do you think the show...
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    Re: Mojo on beloved Daley mandolin

    Give her a few coats of your favorite color rustoleum and ó problem solved. The Frank Wakefield solution...
  6. Love the mando and your playing - nice... John...

    Love the mando and your playing - nice...

    John Gay
    Memphis
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    Re: Best Wishes, Bill Monroe

    I got mine in about 1980. Good grief that's almost 40 years ago...

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    Re: Moving to western Tennessee

    The Jackson Tn area has a good bluegrass scene and is a nice medium sized town.https://www.facebook.com/The-Jackson-Area-Plectral-Society-176840985694299/. Check it out. 2 hours from Nashville and...
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    Re: Strange ridge/hump on soundboard.

    I had my Daley scooped and have never regretted it. I like the look better than the full extension-ectomy and didn't have to worry about what it looks like under the extension - as you guys have...
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    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    Just do this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX7yqStTdhc
  11. Re: Caption Contest - Win a free Mandolin Cafe ball cap

    The moment life emerged from the primordial ooze.
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    Re: Worn out finish question

    Bro - you've done this to a $20k Dudenbostel? You gotta quit thrashing that thing so hard...
  13. Re: Does the tailpiece make a difference in the tone of the mando

    Swapped out a cast Price for a James - didn't notice much change in tone but did notice saving about 15-20 minutes of aggravation when I changed strings...

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    Re: Flatiron Festivals??

    I guess this has been answered but... I had a 1995 Flatiron Festival model. I bought it new in 1996. Supposed to be the last year they made 'em in Bozeman. Good mandolin. I played it in band and...
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    Re: Does style "bias" go in both directions?

    You mean you'd expect this? Me too...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTmLQlB1PSI
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    Re: Kentucky KM-900 Recording

    The mandolin sounds fantastic on there - as good as much more expensive mandos... The other instruments are great too. Great job playing and recording the music.
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    Re: long bow fiddles in bluegrass

    I'll raise you one fiddle...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXbyrsoOcYw
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    Re: The Band Perry

    I count myself as a member of the hillbillies from third world states club and we ARE alive and well....
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    Re: The Band Perry

    I like this version better...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzWoagZ53_Q
  20. Re: If I am making the definitive bluegrass compilation..what tra

    Heavy Traffic Ahead - 1946 - Bill, Lester, Earl, Chubby...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyQr0zGdNdA
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    Re: Best mandolin lick

    Here's a pretty good one - from back in the "early days"...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc55MGuC5WA
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    Re: That's Amore

    Here's an interesting version... His accompaniment doesn't cut him any slack...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PVal8Fy7CM
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    Re: Butch Robins: Grounded, Centered, Focused

    I've had that one for a while - its a good 'un. There are a couple of tracks with Randy Howard on fiddle -- he does some mind blowing fiddle breaks. Also a really weird science fiction tune... ...
  24. Thread: Hell

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    Re: Hell

    Entertainment in Dante's 9th circle of hell...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXkBzTLOyjc
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    Re: Mobile, AL Bound

    Check out the Gulf Coast Bluegrass Music Association. They have a monthly jam and showcase in Pensacola, FL - just about an hour east of Mobile... Also lots of info on their website about...
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