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  1. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Sounds like we need a Tonegard for the headstock. Tune it, remove it, and use your ears to keep it in tune. Eventually you might find you are less dependent on the electronic tuner. End of rant,...
  2. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    I realize this thread is a bit dated, but the OP didn't mention what he's currently playing. Or maybe I missed it. But that would seem a good place to start.
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Dave Nichol's inlay work is legendary. I have two friends who have had banjo necks done that are absolutely beautiful.
    Mike, I'm glad you got out of Northern NY before Winter set in. I've been...
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    Re: Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    Go on YT and search musical saw and Ave Maria. There is a guy that's amazing on the saw!
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    Re: Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    Well I just checked Wikipedia and found out Lloyd was in fact a composer and arranger and was "A well thought of musician on mandolin, viola, and MUSICAL SAW" !
    (My emphasis). Here we are all...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    And Mr. Stiernberg's beautiful recording "About Time". 14 timeless old chestnuts tastefully done!
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Not that I could play it but wouldn't George Benson's "Breezing'" Album sound cool done mando acoustic?
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    Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    April Fool. You had to look, right?
    But I did find my little piece of Lloyd Loar history in a paper bag full of old sheet music that I paid buck for. 193261
    "A beautiful collection of snappy Fox...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Second the Jethro Burns CD. I literally just received it yesterday afternoon and listened to it last night. Jethro was a master playing this style and this CD showcases his virtuosity. And Don...
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    Re: Twitter music?

    Country Music has it's own button? Of course they must be referring to that garbage on country radio these days. Rock and roll with cowboy hats, right GIRL! (Apparently every woman in a country...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I keep some of mine in the washing machine. At least that's where I often find them!
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    Re: Cases and covers

    Perhaps we should consult the Department of Redundancy Department. (Monty Pythons Flying Circus)
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    Re: Cases and covers

    Don I want in! As your new marketing director I've come up a new brand name. "Don's DISTRESSED CASES AND COVERS"! What the heck they up charge for dinging up the mandolins, so why not the case and...
  14. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    I have played guitar for 50 years, mainly bluegrass rhythm while singing. Some flat picking but not my main emphasis. About twenty years ago started playing mandolin and that became my main...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    When I was in sales I did a fair amount of traveling and hotel overnight stays. 20 some years ago I found an Epiphone A style marked second for 99 bucks. Brand new except for minor finish blem. ...
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    Jimmy Gaudreaua

    Just finished listening to Bill Emerson Home of the Red Fox (Rebel records Reb 1641 vinyl). Bill Emerson, Tony Rice just great stuff. But I just couldn't help but feel Jimmy Gaudreau just kinda...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    OK, I admittedly have a hard time getting past the basic mandolin. Octave mandolins, mandocellos, bass mandolins, tenor mandolins, etc sorry I'm lost too easily.
    Octaphone, taropacthe ukelule? ...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Just finished listening to Bluegrass Instrumentals Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys MCA-104 on vinyl a compilation from approximately 1958 - 1963. All great classics. Side one track two Sailors...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    It took them almost a year to come up with a COVID vaccine. Your MAS vaccine may take a bit longer!
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    And one more thing!192909
    Happy St. Patty's Day!
    Robert (Doyle) Gnann.
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    A couple quick comments. While I promote using notation I should mention that while I can read notation I can't sight read. I have to work through a tune measure by measure but eventually I get it. ...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    I'm firmly in the pro notation camp, with a caveat. First the caveat. I'm talking fiddle music here OK? Listening to, better yet hearing it live, or even better yet playing it live with friends is...
  23. Re: A strange contraption for measuring and installing new string

    A solution looking for a problem?
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    I had the privilege of playing in a bluegrass band 25 some years ago with fiddle player named Kenny Bennett. He was born down near Beckley, WV sometime around 1930. Raised in a log cabin and...
  25. Re: Open-back banjo recommendation for a mandolin player?

    Thanks Daryl C that's some great music video you attached for us. Makes me think that no one instrument can give all the tones you want. Love what that banjo sounds like in that tune. Can't get...
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