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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Hyper fast playing, to me (my opinion) is a "look at me, look at me" proposition; an attention getting device, not unlike YoYo Ma on cello, an affectation which does not necessarily contribute to the...
  2. Re: playing technique reason for string spacing and nut width?

    I will disagree that you get used to a narrow nut width. That is like saying that wearing narrow shoes will be acceptable as you will get used to it.

    The minimum acceptable nut width for me is 1...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Very fortunate to have seen him perform live with David Grisman in Carmel, Ca. and in San Francisco.

    RIP
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    Re: RIP Charley Pride

    Years ago in another life at night I would sit under a palapa at a local the only) bar in Monkey River Belize with a few of the locals. We had a radio connected to a car battery with a huge antenna...
  5. Re: Robert godin receives the order of canada

    Excellent ! Godin 5th Ave owner here.
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    Re: Guitar Center

    So, what's new. They, and Chrysler need to go away.
  7. Re: Article: Frank Solivan Releases a Pre-Holiday Message and Mus

    A bit of light from the tunnel.

    Calming and well done.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    I especially enjoyed the A style, sunburst electric pickup/controls mandolin. I am quite serious. Great music has been played on "unlikely" instruments.

    Kudos to August Watters. An excellent...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    Bill McCall posted:
    "I use a variety of brands across my variety of mandolins. Iíve broken several, if not many, E strings across brands and havenít had the experience youíve had with DíAddario,...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    Over a several decade period of mandolin and guitar ( steel flat top, arch top and classical) my default strings have been D'Addario. I believe I have broken 3 strings and had one mandolin string...
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    Re: Avi Avital's Kerman mandolin

    Many are made from maple backs and sides. Not sure of the tops, but several photos show quite a range of color so I would think anywhere from spruce to cedar.. just a guess.
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Bummer. RIP.

    My favorite version of Mr. Bojangles was Sammy Davis Jr.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Jeff Hildreth
    "122 wagon 1967 rare with "F" cylinder head"


    Old Man In
    "That'll be the one with the scroll then?"



    Har, Har..
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    In another life I worked at a Volvo/SAAB dealership (SCANDIA MOTORS) on the Monterey Peninsula.
    That began my Volvo and SAAB owbnership

    I have owned:

    Two 444s
    3 544s
    3 ...
  15. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    Just a few thoughts. (in no particular order)

    Since CF is a "modern" material.. why not make a "modern" mandolin.
    Interpretation subjective.

    One specification would be paramount for me to buy...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Having owned in excess of 50 mandolins, a third being F styles, I concluded that a good mandolin does not need to have the affectation of a scroll.
    I prefer two pointers but have also owned...
  17. Re: Alison Stephens memorial tribute online

    A fine tribute.. thanks for posting this.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Conclusion:

    The major shippers: OOPS, Dead X and the rest, have a contempt for their customers and the bottom line is all that matters.

    To repeat... UPS, and possibly others, have a third...
  19. Re: Alison Stephens: Con Espressione availability

    Thanks for the effort Eugene.

    I have been looking for this CD for quite some time.
    I hope that her work will come to light, Alison is deserving.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Imagine..

    If I was an expert detailer of feeblefetzers. Yes I am the best feeblefetzer cleaner in the country.

    The cost of having your veeblefetzer polished and cleaned and waxed is $200.
    ...
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    Re: Jethro Live

    Thanks for posting that.
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    Re: Port Orford Cedar as a soundboard

    Look up Les Stansell (sp) in Pistol River, Oregon. Guitar maker and supplier of POC (cypress) for many years.

    I have a considerable stash of POC. I like it.
    I also have quite a stash of AYC. I...
  23. Re: Alison Stephens: Con Espressione availability

    I went to Chandos web site ... they do not have "Con Espressione". However they do advertise that they "burn" copies of CDs. I sent them an inquiry asking if they had new copies of "Con Espressione"...
  24. Re: Walla Walla the week of the 12th of Oct

    Sorry, won't be there but..
    make a reservation at the Feliciana winery/vineyard. south about 15 minutes in Milton Freewater.. simply outstanding.
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    Re: Washburn Mandolin - from 1980s?

    "I wonder if the instrument mentioned made for Jethro Burns was an M-7S. Here is a thread on that model with a photo further down"

    You are correct .. it was a 7S-BR and of the best quality top and...
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