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  1. Re: Ain't in it for my health; a film about Levon Helm

    Robertson needed Levon & the rest of the Band to create those songs.

    He WAS an inspired composer and skilled player but like one reviewer said,
    "Levon was his muse and his voice."

    After the...
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    Re: Eastman 305 & 315 blemished

    A retailer can get around distributor price agreements by selling new stuff as 'blemished' to lower the price,
    at least occasionally.

    Glad you got a nice instrument!
  3. Re: Carter Vintage Guitars is now Carter Vintage Exchange

    Seems to me that some of what is being expressed here represents an inter-generational conflict that has nothing to do with and ignores marketplace dynamics.

    I am nobody's dad. Must be why I...
  4. Re: Carter Vintage Guitars is now Carter Vintage Exchange

    There will always be a market for expensive vintage instruments.

    People with money, and money for this sort of investment have
    different priorities.

    I don't have money but I own a brace of...
  5. Re: Judge throws out Gibson's claim that Dean is in contempt of c

    This article in 'Forbes' might be of interest.

    Be sure to check out the link embedded in the 5th paragraph
    about A.O. Appleton's pre-Les Paul-Les Paul.
    ...
  6. Re: Judge throws out Gibson's claim that Dean is in contempt of c

    The right thing to do, of course.

    Good Luck! :)
  7. Re: Judge throws out Gibson's claim that Dean is in contempt of c

    Yes.

    I love my old Gibson guitars and I am glad Gibson survives along with the craftspeople/ employees.

    Still, when I hear 'Gibson' I remember Frank Zappa singing, to the strains of 'Midnight...
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    Re: Praise for the Northfield Calhoun

    Congratulations & enjoy!

    I own a Calhoun, my only mando, and it's worth the $.

    I'd say you've got good taste, sir.
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    Re: Snark tuner

    Just in case it is useful to anyone: I recently purchased a D'Addario Nexus 360 rechargeable tuner.

    Small, bright, good mechanics and of course no batteries to replace.
    Not a very good tuner. The...
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    Re: What is the story behind the "scroll"

    Decades ago, when I was working up to the purchase of my Stratocaster, a great pal encouraged me,

    "they sound great, feel great and it looks like a spaceship!"

    Properly or not I feel ...
  11. Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    I apologize in advance but I have not read thru this thread entirely.

    Has any mention been made of the OP recording his sound
    for an appraisal from a different perspective?
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Can't resist: how about an acronym?

    - - - Updated - - -



    Adjust to "Fretation." :)
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Sorry, I completely missed Peter Coronodao's post!

    Time for me to 'tighten up.'
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    How about "Fretbboard Shorthand" ?
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    The jazz guitar guys use this method over on their forum.
    Jazzers have a big interest in chords of course.

    I've never seen it named.

    This method and the fact that I tend to see all fretboards...
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    Re: Eastman 515 neck too heavy

    I own a Taylor "Baby" guitar that neck-dives.

    I found a small leather draw-string pouch, like for coins or marbles.

    Put just enough nickels in to get the balance right and hang it off the...
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    Re: Tenor ukulele

    "Pono" brand is worth a look.

    My tenor is a Deluxe model and so has a radiused fretboard and adjustable trussrod.
    Excellent build quality and made in Indonesia. Lower-priced brand of 'Ko'olau'...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    I'll see that & raise you a duo:

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dolly+parton%2C+bill+monroe%2C+muleskinner&t=h_&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTWh07XHVRdI

    :)
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Someone, inevitably, is going to post this; might as well be me.

    For me second only to Rodgers' original and definitive of Baker's perfection:

    ...
  20. Re: Northfield mandolins - USA or China made?

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  21. Re: Gibson Must Now Face Antitrust Litigation in Heritage Case

    Very Good!

    Reminds me of this 'headline:"

    https://www.theonion.com/august-5-1914-1819588242
  22. Re: Gibson Must Now Face Antitrust Litigation in Heritage Case

    Mr. Curleigh, who runs Gibson these days, ran Levi's for a long stretch in the 'teens.
    Before, during and after his stewardship Levi Strauss & Co. led the apparel industry in infringement...
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    Re: Bourgeois Mandolins!

    <This post violates Forum posting guidelines>
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Am kind of new here and delighted to discover "Women with Mandolins." A happy thing.

    Glad to receive A J Lee's vocal on Harvest Moon.

    Her voice & delivery a perfect for this song & the...
  25. Re: Mandolin Orchestra Recruitment Poster Needed

    Sorry, I can't help you with the poster.

    Hello Tucson! Lived there in the '80s.

    Are the Titan Valley Warheads still going? (hope so)

    Best Wishes,

    thumbknuckle
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