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    Re: A Ruhland A5 for sale on Matt's website

    Well I guess it's time for me to jump in, I'm the person who was fortunate enough to be able to purchase the Ruhland A that Matt had for sale on his website (thank you Evan for the heads up). Matt is...
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    Re: Gilchrist and Heiden - Big Indian Blues

    Where can I order one of those? Is there one available where I can get my Gilchrist to sound like a Heiden?
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Jim, I remember asking Phil about the nut and don't remember if it's ebony or the Delrin material that Mike Kemnitzer sometimes uses. There were probably at least a couple of previous owners so it's...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Yeah, the Heiden two point was Phil’s mandolin. I think that Phil would be pleased to know that someone from the Cafe community had it and was going to continue to find more tunes in it. Phil had a...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Yes it's mine, I had been looking for the 'right' oval hole mandolin for awhile and this one showed up used on TME's website and I bought it. It's a wonderful combination of vintage oval hole tone...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    As long as we're in a sharing mood, here's one we don't see very often a 2016 Heiden A Oval A-81

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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Here's my 2011 Heiden Artist Plus, Michael is truly a master luthier. One serial number away from Don's.

    190007190006190008190009
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Sue, perhaps you could contact Scott and see if you can send a donation to the Cafe thatís to be passed on to Ken on FB?
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I met Phil at the Swannanoa Gathering a few years back, I really enjoyed getting to chat and sitting down and picking some tunes with him. A generous man who loved to share his passion for the music...
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    Re: Question on Manzanita album

    David Grisman is on mandolin on 3 tracks, Blackberry Blossom, Nine Pound Hammer and Stoney Point. Ricky Skaggs on mandolin on 2 tracks, Midnight on the Stormy Deep and Home from the Forest. Sam Bush...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Well I got an email this morning from Sweetwater stating that the Chris Thile Sig Casein 1.4mm Mando Pick was shipped on Saturday to me. Guess I'll know in a few of days.
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5 reviews?

    I just got back from TME and had a chance to spend some time with their new Northfield Gen 4 F5 that they just received and I have to say I was very impressed by both the tone and level of finish....
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Sam is the only person that can still look cool in a hospital gown!
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    Re: Del and Dawg

    It really was a fun show and good to hear and see these two legends on stage together. David was playing a vintage Fern and not 'Crusher'. Definitely had a different tone than what I've heard from...
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    Re: Torrified wood

    Using torrefied wood does not make it the same as the wood on a vintage instrument however torrefication does change the wood properties in some ways that are similar. It's not just a drying process...
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    Re: Carters and Gruhns...visit yesterday

    Whenever I've been to Nashville and visited Carters, Gruhns or Cotten I was always generously welcomed to play any instrument I wanted including the Loars. At Gruhn you do have to ask and be escorted...
  17. Radio Interviews w/ John Reischman and Michael Heiden

    A couple of follow up radio interviews from the Canadian broadcast of 'Inside the Craft' with John Reischman and Michael Heiden.

    Enjoy!

    Interview with John Reischman:...
  18. Re: Michael Heiden videos / Reischman comparing his Loar to Heide

    For me, the goal of hearing these two superlative mandolins on the videos really isn't to decide which is best, the group of videos are really a tribute to the incredible instruments Michael Heiden...
  19. Michael Heiden videos / Reischman comparing his Loar to Heiden

    Michael Heiden shared a link with me recently to a series of Youtube videos from CBC titled 'Inside the Craft' which feature interviews with him and also John Reischman playing some tunes on both his...
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    Re: Mando Mania

    Just found out there's a direct link to the show which also includes the setlist:
    http://www.wtju.net/player-past-playlists/?stream=1518210000_14391
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    Re: Who's been/going to Swananoa Mando Week?

    Another outstanding Mando week at the SG. The classes I took were exceptional, both John Reischman and David Surette are inspirational players/teachers, I have enough material to woodshed for at...
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    Re: Reischman superb tone.

    I've been fortunate to do workshops with both John R. and Sharon G. and they both produce some of the most musical and powerful tone I've ever heard. One evening during the workshop JR came out and...
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    Re: Amazing wood for a Girouard oval hole

    Don, you done Norman proud and the Girouard sounds fantastic!
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    When I downloaded Tony's files I noticed that there was an .html at the end of the file name making them unplayable (at least for me). If you delete the .html from the file name and then double click...
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    Re: Voight F-5 #18

    Don, sounds like Ookpik Waltz...
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