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    Re: He Was A Friend of Mine - lyrics

    Hey, Ronald. Southwest Bluegrass Club has a meeting in Grapevine, and they put out a newsletter of local/regional events.
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    Re: Joe Stuart and the Thompson Mandolin

    Hi Ginny! I'm just now seeing this. Your Dad and my Dad were friends, and traded for this lovely instrument. I'm sure you and I have met, but it was years ago when we were kids. Again, thanks for...
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    Re: Joe Stuart and the Thompson Mandolin

    Hi, Bernie. I haven't been active on here in awhile, so I'm just now getting caught up. It didn't sell, no. I'm going to put another ad up soon, at a much lower price. It is a very nice instrument.
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    Re: Joe Stuart and the Thompson Mandolin

    Also, I'm not here to make up any stories, to stick with them or whatever other insinuations or accusations you guys want to asssert. Luke told me he made it in 1957. I am not a mandolin expert, nor...
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    Re: Joe Stuart and the Thompson Mandolin

    Thanks to all you smarty pants out there. I did speak with Luke Thompson personally in 2009 at SPBGMA, and I quoted word for word everything he said to me about the mandolin, which I showed him...
  6. Re: Looking for bluegrass pickers in South Louisiana

    Contact my friend Scott Willis in Sulphur. I'm sure he would pick with you. He works for Calcasieu Parish, so he should be easy to find if you call down there. I think he has a website, Louisiana...
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    Re: getting a mandolin today

    How exciting!! Congratulations on your new mandolin! What kind did you get?

    Until you can at least make some chords, etc., the best use of your time and/or money would be to buy a book and teach...
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    Re: Looking for lessons in Plano Texas

    I teach mandolin. What level are you?

    Kim
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    My mandolin on Ebay

    <Ebay, online auctions, Cafe Classifieds, direct dealer solicitations: while discussing online auctions or the classifieds is permitted, posting personal transactions for business or self-promotion...
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    Re: Top Ten Signs That You Are Into Bluegrass

    Oops! I'm sorry, I got sidetracked with actual work, like at my job, which does not -- unfortunately -- involve playing the mandolin! :whistling:

    Yes, I'm not in my 90s... just a big fan of Chubby...
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    Re: What is your favorite Bill Monroe tune?

    Without a doubt, my all-time favorite Monroe tune is Smoky Mountain Schottische. It reminds me of being a kid on a merry-go-round. A close second is Bluegrass Special. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Washburn 275

    Thanks, Barney. I just bought one...
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    Re: Top Ten Signs That You Are Into Bluegrass

    Okay, guys, I've been thinking about this for days, and I think I've come up with one...here's one.... Part I: You know what Chubby Wise's real first and middle names are...

    Part II: and you...
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    Re: I hope my pony knows the way back home

    I heard Tony singing "Pony," too. It's wonderful. Very moving.
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    Washburn 275

    Hi! Can anybody tell me anything about a Washburn 275 model? All I know for sure is that it is old and beautiful. I would appreciate any information. Can anybody tell me what one should cost? Is...
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    Re: Neapolitan Mandolin

    Yes, I will visit the Classical section, for sure. Thank you for the invite. Yes, my surname is Greek--as is yours, undoubtedly! I have been invited to play mandolin on a regular basis at a Greek...
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    Re: Beginner Camps

    It has been my experience that festival "workshops" are very little more than an exhibition of the "teacher's" abilities, and an insight into what kind of instrument and gear they personally use. For...
  18. Thread: What picks?

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    Re: What picks?

    One of my favorites is the Blue Chip 50 teardrop. It is very fast... faster than me! Whatever is in it, it's amazing. I met the guy who makes them, Mr. Goins, at SPBGMA in Nashville, and he explained...
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    Re: Neapolitan Mandolin

    Thank you to everybody, so very much. I appreciate the guidance. I knew I could get some good information here, because I do want to make an informed decision before I make a purchase. And thanks for...
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    Re: Trinity River Mandolins: Opinions Please

    If you just want something inexpensive to learn on, then guitarcenter.com has a Rogue for about under $100. What I was told when I first started playing... I seriously don't know how true this is,...
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    Neapolitan Mandolin

    Hi. I just played a "Neapolitan" mandolin for the first time last night, and I'd enjoyed it so much that I'd like to buy one. The name on this one was Formosa. I don't know the first thing about this...
  22. Re: Rattlesnake Rattles -- anyone here have one in your mandolin?

    I have a 24-segment rattlesnake rattle in my mandolin. I bought it on ebay from a guy in South Dakota. Bill Monroe is my inspiration for that, of course. :mandosmiley: It's neat. It scared me a...
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    Re: Unruly Pinky Finger

    I use my pinky a lot, especially in songs like Bluegrass Special, where there's opportunities for big finger stretches. Every chance I get, I use my pinky. The way I trained my pinky to behave, and...
  24. Thread: Wintergrass

    by KimRoulias
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    Re: Wintergrass

    This was my first year at Wintergrass, and I thought it was great. The Travelin' McCourys were awesome, and Blue Highway... well, that's my favorite band--They were outstanding, like always. Shawn...
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    Re: He Was A Friend of Mine - lyrics

    Yes, thanks! I'm just learning that song, listening to the Rebel Recordings, and I was having a heck of a time with the "Gila Bend Run" part!!

    ~Kim from Texas
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