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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    I don't think that's possible, Jim. Sound to Earth was founded in 1997. But they might have been together in the Bozeman shop of the Flatiron Mandolin and Banjo Company in 1983.

    MikeyG
  2. Re: Article: Mike Marshall Mandocello - J.S. Bach Cello Suite #1

    I agree with everything you wrote, Doug. A wonderful recording.

    MikeyG
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    Re: Your favorite Tab tune books?

    Here's an excellent review of a less well-known TAB book https://www.voyagerrecords.com/RVMPP.htm

    This might be exactly the sort of book you're looking for - page after page of great old fiddle...
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    Re: Audio on Sessions.org!

    On my computer, they sound like an accordion. Especially so the tunes with chordal accompaniment - you may have to hunt for such tunes.
  5. Thread: Baotm

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    Re: Baotm

    You're entirely welcome, Rick. John came to the USA about 10 years ago with his wife Kate. They visited us in ND and we found them both to be wonderful people. Needless to say, I found myself in...
  6. Thread: Baotm

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    Re: Baotm

    Ranald - "Long John" Baldry is NOT the John Baldry that published BAOTM that the OP referred to. Here you can find a photo of "our" John Baldry, playing a vintage Gibson snakehead mandolin he bought...
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    Re: Top-rated mandolins for 2020

    I like this CON in the review of the EJ-74 strings:

    "Keep in mind the size of these strings as they will make a great fit only for medium-sized mandolins"

    MikeyG
  8. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    REALLY lovely, Aidan. Especially on that instrument. Well done.

    MikeyG
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    Re: Playing remotely with friends

    So Dave, what audio Interface are you using? and OS? With latency that low, I'll bet you could turn on the video. Try it for a time. If the latency goes up, you can easily turn the video off.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Here's a nice video about John's creativity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW5Q3kIvyXQ

    MikeyG
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    Re: On-Line Jamming Apps?

    Don, I've been using a Presonus AudioBox USB that I bought on Reverb for less than $100 with a reasonably fast (500 mbps download, 22 mbps upload) Internet service to jam successfully with a friend...
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    Re: On-Line Jamming Apps?

    Yes. JamKazam works very well. It requires a WIRED (no WiFi) Internet connection (Ethernet cable), an audio interface, microphone and headphones. Also it requires patience. :)

    Check it out. ...
  13. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for that, Jill!! Holy cow! Not only is it great music (as you said) but the list of videos seems to go on endlessly. Hours and hours of really fine Irish trad.

    MikeyG
  14. Re: Anyone know of Dennis Olson mandolins? Fisher, MN

    Jim - No need to excuse your comments - you call 'em as you see 'em. No offense was taken. Thanks for the kind words.

    Mike - Yes, I'm the G of G&O Mandolins. Here's a photo of my favorite...
  15. Re: Anyone know of Dennis Olson mandolins? Fisher, MN

    Dennis Olson and I built mandolins as a retirement hobby from 2006 until last year (2018). We stopped last summer for lack of energy. We sold a few but gave away most to friends, relatives and...
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    Re: 1 year of online lessons

    Here's one: I took two Peghead courses for nearly 3 years. I'm NOT going there anymore. If you want to know why, PM me.

    MikeyG
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    Re: Collings Pick Guard Removal

    From Mark Althans, a very fine Collings Customer Service employee:

    "You will need a 5/64" allen wrench to unscrew the pickguard platform from treble side fingerboard extension"

    I followed...
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    Re: Marla Fibish's Irish Mandolin Course

    The course involves no interaction with Marla, other than that mentioned by James in post #19. Furthermore, the videos are not downloadable - they must be viewed online. The pdf's and mp3's however...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Jim's right (as usual). I have a Flatiron 2 that I believe was built in 1979. The serial number is 7905019. here's a photo of the label:164088

    I think the first two digits '79' indicates the...
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    Re: Baritone ukulele tuned for tenor guitar

    Most Irish tenor banjo players use the GDAE tuning - NOT THE CGDA tuning. I recommend the first volume of Enda Scahill's Irish Banjo Tutor. It comes with two cd's. You can order directly from the...
  21. Thread: Skype Help

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    Re: Skype Help

    There is!!! I've been using software called JamKazam to play tunes with my pals in Minneapolis & Austin, TX for nearly two years. It requires a speedy WIRED Internet connection (no Wi-Fi!!). Your...
  22. I also agree with Don (and Gary). Mighty...

    I also agree with Don (and Gary). Mighty tasteful.
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    Re: Need help with tune name.

    It sounds like the Swallowtail Jig. You can find it at thesession.org:

    https://thesession.org/tunes/106

    MikeyG
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    Re: 1923 Gibson A2 mandolin

    The Spann book implies the date of manufacture for FON 8154 is (late) 1925.

    MikeyG
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    Re: The waiting is the hardest part!

    I feel your pain. I found that frequently checking the tracking website doesn't help the package arrive any sooner. :(

    OTOH, FedEx does deliver on Saturday to residences. :)

    MikeyG
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