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  1. Re: Found some autographed Bluegrass vinyl at my local store toda

    Very cool find! Wish we had pix of the look on your face when you saw these in the bin. :))

    I've had similar encounters - not bluegrass, and not in stores, but yard sales. :disbelief: Most of the...
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    I'm no expert, but ... When the seller claims there are over 300 years represented here ... I have to question his mathematical methodology. The two "mandolinettos" on either side look very modern,...
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    Re: Patrick Sky RIP

    But he truly did get - well, I'm not sure if I'd use the term "squeezed out," but he did find himself marginalized, by record companies, at least. I think he was doing all right as far as playing...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Oh, yah, right. My bad. :redface: Guess I was just so excited by the Mississippi Fred appearance.

    BTW, introduced as "Nathan Beery-guard?" :confused:
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    That was new for me, too. Sort of. I had to go looking it up, and it was just that year that he recorded and released his first album featuring electric guitar, "I Do Not Play No Rock 'n' Roll." That...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    So true. 'Twas ever thus, and 'tis yet true. Though this builder really went for it ...

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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    I guess the idea was to make their instruments as pretty as possible in order to attract 1) attention; 2) acclaim; 3) sales. If the quality of construction had peaked, then decoration would be the...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    I've noticed before that there is a tendency among bowlback builders to put a lot of time and effort into the decoration. This is an example of how far in that direction some are willing to go. Was...
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    Huh??? :disbelief: What the ... ? :confused: I think you're way off base there, buddy.

    There have been several old threads resurrected recently, and I commend this activity. Don't see any reason...
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    Beats starting up yet another thread, beginning from scratch, when there are existing ones with pertinent insights, ruminations, and observations. Gladdens me to see someone did a little research...
  11. Re: Molly Tuttle and Tristan Scroggins: Olympia, WA

    :disbelief: WOW!!! :disbelief:
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    I dunno. I think people overthink this stuff. I think it's more important to play well than use any particular piece of equipment - more or less. I used to use a Fender extra heavy pick back in the...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Yeah, I think that was meant to be street theater or political protest or performance art or some such. There was a lot of that back then. Why not in Memphis, too? But I don't think that was...
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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Thanks for that. Confirms what the wiki says and much more. Fascinating story. :mandosmiley:

    And then there's all that about building a replica. Holy wow! :disbelief: That is some deep, in-depth...
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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Am I correct in my understanding this is the only A model signed by Loar? That is what the wiki says, which I don't doubt, but I'm still wondering. The wiki also says this was a special order. Isn't...
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    Re: Patrick Sky RIP

    A bit of an advance notice ... Some of you may have heard there was a Celebration of Life being planned to honor Patrick, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2nd, which would have been his 81st birthday....
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Dang! Ya got me! My bad. :redface: And that's all right. Serves me right to suffer ... :(

    John D. Loudermilk starts about the 31:00 point.
  18. Re: Is this a chord? first fret, D AND A, then G&E on 3rd fret?

    So I was just noodling around a bit - definitely, decidedly not practicing ;) - and I thought I'd play this 3001 chord, instead of just thinking about it. It's nice enough, I suppose, sort of moody....
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    Re: Mandolin Coffee Company

    I had no idea. How would I? Would have had no notion of looking for such a thing. Oh well!

    There's a Mandolin Wine company, been around since at least 2004 (that's the oldest vintage mentioned in...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    I suppose clown barf picks could be made with some dedication to consistency in quality, independent of visual conformity. One wonders why one would want to ... :confused: My understanding has always...
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    Re: Name that wood

    Well ... Actually, theoretically, it could be. Inasmuch as white ash (Fraxinus americana) is the likely candidate (if I'm reading correctly the assertions of those far better versed in this area than...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    True dat. My understanding is clown barf picks are made from melted down floor sweepings. Thus they are not the ne plus ultra anything, except leftovers. Their composition is thoroughly random, as...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Define "just." That thread is from 2005. :disbelief: :confused: :))
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Oh, I forgot to mention the most remarkable (to my mind) appearance in the film - John D. Loudermilk playing the great song he wrote, "Tobacco Road," an emblematic 60s song. I've known him as a...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Well, now, there was a time capsule! From the opening number, Rufus Thomas "Walking the Dog" backed by The Bar-Kays to the closer by Mississippi Fred McDowell (and the Bar-Kays playing ""Let The...
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