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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    My favorite mandolin tuners of all time were Gilchrist's "reworked" Gotoh tuners that he used for many, many years on all his mandolins. They always worked effortlessly and perfectly.

    Perhaps...
  2. Re: Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    They're still out there... great story and great playing.
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    Re: Anthony Hannigan

    Damn... what a shame... Anthony was a fantastic player who had, as all great players do, a phenomenal right hand. His cross-picking and flatpicking skills were off the hook. He was also very generous...
  4. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Play 'em and it will come...
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    Re: Shopping in Nashville

    Mandolins aside (you've got that covered now), make sure you go to Monel's in the Germantown section of Nashville for their fantastic, country-style lunches and dinners! So good...
  6. Re: Andy Statman and Jake Eddy in State College, PA

    Andy is one of the most approachable, least pretentious people on the planet... so have no fear when you interview him. His knowledge of music and mandolin is almost unfathomable...
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    Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Wishing you a most Happy Birthday Frank... and many more!

    One of the most brilliant, creative and "natural" musicians I have ever heard in my life...

    Frank showed us all "how the cat got the...
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    I've had problems with Caltons, Pegs, Northfields and Crossrocks... TKLs, Guardians etc... never had a Hoffee but they look great. Still, I'd prefer not to be spending $1000 on a mandolin case. My...
  9. Thread: RIP Jim Seals

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    Re: RIP Jim Seals

    I couldn't really pick out the mando many times until I realized that Dash was playing unreal electric mandolin... WAY before his time with that. Using pedals, effects etc... These guys were a...
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    Randy Wood Two-Point at Carter's

    Well, there are collectibles and then there are collectibles. I have no comment on the price (although surely someone else will), but go find another one of these! Don't know if this was actually...
  11. Thread: RIP Jim Seals

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    Re: RIP Jim Seals

    Dash Crofts' mandolin playing on their tune "Riding Thumb" is smoking'... as is the song. Find it on YouTube...
  12. Thread: RIP Jim Seals

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    Re: RIP Jim Seals

    Jim Seals was a consummate musician... a superb guitarist, singer, fiddle player (!) and songwriter. Long before the exposure of the Mongolian "throat singers" to the world Jim Seals had mastered the...
  13. Re: Gorgeous F4 with Virzi at Retrofret in Brooklyn

    I used to own the Virzi F5 at Larry's. I purchased it years ago at a Skinner auction and then had to sell it later on for financial reasons.

    So I have owned 9 Loar F5s over the years and a few...
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    Re: NMD: 2008 Kimble A5 #143

    Thanks Mark... here's a shot of the back(side)...

    Has an Engelmann Spruce top and red maple sides and back...
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    Re: What has happened to Elixir mando strings?

    I can highly recommend the new D'Addario XS mandolin strings. If you liked the old EXP set you will love these... a much better product than the Elixir strings or the old EXPs. These strings are...
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    Re: NMD: Northfield F5S Amber

    A lot of bang for the buck those... congrats!
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    Re: My Duff is hard to tune

    Hi Dan - I have never had a satisfactory pair of Golden Age tuners... they look great, but they have always seemed difficult to tune.

    Apparently Lynn Dudenbostel has figured out how to solve this...
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    Re: Help with Vintage Gibsons (1910s-20s)

    William has got this one right...
  19. Re: Article: New Music from Acoustic Disc - Tiny Moore Live!

    An absolutely fantastic recording! Tiny swings like crazy on the electric Mando and reminds me of Charlie Christian at his best. Superb on electric violin as well. We could all benefit from slowing...
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    Re: Mandolin Player Magazine!

    [QUOTE=Charles E.;1861744]Huh, ukulele players get a magazine.....

    Well there you go...

    You know, at the music schools where I teach the ratio of ukulele students to mandolin students must be...
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    Re: Mandolin Player Magazine!

    I knew saying "mando porn" would get me into trouble... ok, back to the question at hand...

    I'm talking about a mandolin magazine with content... as in a FJ or GP kind of magazine for mandolinists.
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    Mandolin Player Magazine!

    Well, I'm a day early for April 1st, but what the heck...

    Seems like the time is ripe for a glossy, high-production value magazine for us... don't you think it's about time? There's certainly...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    So nice to hear/see someone playing truly "musical" tunes without trying to impress everyone with breakneck speed or over-used "bluesy" licks. Man, enough with the same old fiddle tunes!

    And what...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z - new family member

    looks like some nice, flamed birch... great score...
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    Re: Mike Compton Rare & Fine

    FINALLY! Thank-You Chris... and Thank-You Mike!
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