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  1. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    My method since forever has been to insert the end of the string through the hole in the tuning post and pull all the way through, pull the string back an inch, a little more for wound strings, and...
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    Re: Wallace Stevens

    American poet. Active 1920s-1940s. Pulitzer Prize winner in 1955. Not a mandolinist. Was a bit of a tippler. :whistling:
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    Clearwater Revival Virtual Festival

    It's happening right now. https://www.clearwaterfestival.org/ Click on the link, then the youtube button.

    Here's the schedule. Everybody get 2-3 songs. Betty and The Baby Boomers just finished....
  4. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I beg to differ, sir. I blame the invention of hybrids on the impulse to enable musicians to vary their sounds without having to learn to actually play other instruments. So a mandolinist can seem...
  5. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma does things like this, a couple days ago. He amazes me.
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    Re: Wallace Stevens

    I've read and re-read this, and I haven't found any connection to a mandolin. I'll wager some liqueurs may well have aided in its creation, though. :whistling:
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Huh! :disbelief: Doesn't seem so bad there, after all. I might just have to join you. :grin:
  8. Thread: Riddle

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    Re: Riddle

    Yes, I often felt something like that. Not necessarily ambiguous, but intentionally obscure. Sometimes it seemed they just liked the way words sounded, rather than what they meant. And ISB were...
  9. Thread: Riddle

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    Re: Riddle

    Perhaps he's Jim Morrison, and Oeddie didn't like what he said in "The End." :whistling:



    Right? That's what he says in this interview:

    Q: Was that actually a riddle?

    RW: It was just a...
  10. Thread: Riddle

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    Re: Riddle

    Hmmm ... If the Sphinx had asked Oedipus this, would he have solved it? :confused:
  11. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    I'm not sure if I'm inspired by him, but I am impressed with his skill, his adventurous spirit, his open-mindedness, and his humor. The 2015 documentary about his Silk Road Ensemble was an astounding...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That would be Ms. Dusepo! :disbelief: Though it is an easy mistake to make, as she is a bit reticent about showing her face. And we don't know if "Jo" is short for Joanne, Josephine, or Jolene. (That...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Once upon a time, there was a band called Tin Can Alley. And I was in it. It was my first real band. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Added a bass soon enough. Eventually pedal steel and a female singer,...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Once upon a time, there was a band called Tin Can Alley. And I was in it. It was my first real band. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Added a bass soon enough. Eventually pedal steel and a female singer,...
  15. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I think you need a new watch battery, or you're exaggerating. ;) Takes me a while longer than that. But I'm also doing some cleaning and polishing as well, so ...

    But one of the most remarkable...
  16. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    I'd hope so. Or keep folks from trying. ;) But I'm not from the NFL - the No Fun League. No worries. :cool:
  17. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    Hey, not to worry ... but thanks all the same. I didn't mean to single you out, nor anyone else; it was the cumulative effect of people guessing that got to me. I didn't know myself - nor ever cared...
  18. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I'll just add that I am also in the old Gibson A camp. That's what I started with; that's what I've got now. That first one was a gift from my mom when I was a teenager, and cost all of $75 over...
  19. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    Eh. In some contexts, I suppose. When trying to arrive at the truth of a matter, in which facts are a factor, reliable information is key. I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't trust my memory...
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    Re: Moon Wood

    I'll never understand, as long as I may live, why so many people won't just look stuff up when they're not sure. There's this thing now called the internet, which provides the ability to do just that...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Right? A lot of electric guitarists these days are using no pick, going with the soft touch. It makes for a smoother attack. I can see Carlos using a hard pick, the way he likes to play lots of fast...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    That really is insanity! :disbelief:

    "Remember, the bigger the pick, the bigger the tone." :))

    [YOUTUBE]

    He says it's 11.85mm thick; the website that has changed, and it's now down to a much...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Essentially, it's sort of code for the social partaking of cannabis. Here's a bit of the history of its origins.

    As far as the pick goes, there is no mathematical reason for it to be marketed as...
  24. Re: Happy Birthday to that 1 legged flute and mandolin player

    BTW & FWIW: I don't hear any mandolin on "Inside." Indeed, the wiki hath no mandolin credited on the Benefit album.
  25. Re: Happy Birthday to that 1 legged flute and mandolin player

    Take a spin through this thread, too, just in case Niles missed any (doubtful, but who knows?), though his list has many more entries. There are two alpha lists in the thread that have to be...
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