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    Re: the Small Dog

    Mark,
    That was an option. I've had it on a couple of Small Dogs including one for a rectangular mando case. (Available.)
    Ryk
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    The first step on the road to recovery is to acknowledge you have a problem. You're on your journey.
    (I'm sure you know it's a joke Allen ... but just in case ....)
    Ryk
  3. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Anything by Don Steirnberg (On any instrument ... i just heard him on tenor banjo. Wow!) Anything by Kenneth 'Jethro' Burns. Skip Gorman's 'Mandolin in Cow Camp'. Anything by Rich DelGroso, Dave...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    The problem seems to be the "hand offs" from another shipper. I always ask who the shipper is. If it's UPS i'll give my street address. If it's USPS (my preferred) i give them my PO Box. If they...
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    What William said about Heritage is spot on. I've been with them for years and they're great to deal with. Fortunately i've never had to use the insurance but discussions from a sadly gone guitar...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Many ... many emails and phone conversations with Paul as he worked on my '28 L-5 and afterwards. Always a joy to talk with someone whose sense of humor was much like my own. His site was a...
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    Re: If You Were Famous . . .

    I hope i'd be as class an act as Don Stiernberg is here.

    Ryk
  8. Thread: Condon

    by Ryk Loske
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    Re: Condon

    Don is right that Condon played a tenor guitar tuned plectrum C G B D. He did end up having a plectrum guitar from Gibson, an L-5, but i've never seen a picture of him playing it. A great read is...
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    Re: Practice strategies

    Pete,
    Many thanks for the videos. I've been floored by how well the 10 minute thing works!
    Ryk
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    Re: cross-border travel

    Jill,

    Don't sell it!!! You may want to check out the info in this Fretboard Journal link: https://www.fretboardjournal.com/columns/have-guitar-passport-will-travel/. It may be the same info you...
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    Re: P.H Kirk Mandolin

    Phil and Pattie have moved back to Vermont. I'll try and get in touch with them and have Phil check out this thread.
    Ryk
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    Re: Visit to Schoenberg guitars, Tiberon, Ca

    I was quite happy with the work of Paul Hostetter http://www.lutherie.net who did work on the above mentioned L-5 for me.
    Ryk
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    Re: My New Girouard Oval !

    Lynne's Girouard is treasured here as are the memories of meeting Max and Laurie when they were still in New Hampshire. My only problem is that i can't go to the Music Emporium's site anymore. ...
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    Re: Case question

    I find it interesting and a bit amusing to hear fellow mandolin players complain about the weight of a case. Walk over to a bandmates dreadnought case and heft that ... then wander over to the banjo...
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    Re: Cat smell in a mandolin case

    There are gallons of things that say they will remove odor ... and a lot of them work for a lot of odors. I have tried them all to remove cat odor or that musty smell that cases can get. The ONLY...
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    Re: Odd case “Stuff”

    I bought a '34 Gibson L-12 guitar. In the pocket were two small envelopes ... one that came from Gibson had a truss rod wrench in it. The other had the original of the contract when the guitar was...
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    Re: Buyer does not cover PayPal fees

    If you have used PayPal you have read and agreed to the way Pay Pal operates. If you won't honor that agreement what is there to make a seller comfortable purchasing from you. Read the agreement....
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    Re: Buyer does not cover PayPal fees

    All 10 thumbs up from here!
    Scott has covered this amply; the buyer paying fees and the seller wanting to use "friends and family". The seller has an agreement with PayPal but intends to disregard...
  19. Thread: Carl Kress

    by Ryk Loske
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    Re: Carl Kress

    Bob,
    Thanks for bringing up one of the early greats. Kress did tune his guitar in 5ths but early in his career the tuning was Bb-F-C-G-D-A. Later on when he was playing with George Barnes he...
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    Re: $3000 limit Weber, Collings, Pava or?

    The Weber Bighorn in the classifieds would cover all your musical wants but doesn't satisfy your scroll lust. Think outside the box time maybe?
    Ryk
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    Re: Jamming in St. Johnsbury, VT

    Thank god it's Dog and not Dawg: https://www.dogmt.com/Dog-Chapel.html

    Ryk
  22. Thread: A vs F style

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    Re: A vs F style

    What's a Blue Chip pick?

    Ryk
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    Re: Jamming in St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tom,

    You may want to try and contact Northern Lights music in Littleton, NH, just south of St Jay: http://northernlightsmusic.com. They would have a better idea of actual jams. North of St Jay...
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    Re: "Crusher" Value?

    I'm with you Allen on the whole collector thing.
    Never having met David ... never having seen him play live ... but my guess would be when the time comes "Crusher" will be put in the hands of a...
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    Re: Should I get rid of my other instruments?

    Wait another six months before you do anything.

    The instruments from your parents stay. You'd regret letting them go for what little you would get for them.

    Not mentioned in your post ... are...
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