Happy Webtrails, Bob Loomis
Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk
I checked his myspace page out. This guy is doing something that needs to be done. I hope he wins.
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Thanks for the mention, fellas! #
It was an honor to be considered, even though I lost to perennial favorite Robert Randolph.
I'll be on the road quite a bit with Nick Moss this summer, and I play some mandolin at every show - so come out and say hey!
Hi Gerry, congratulations, again. I recently purchased your CD new from a shop here in Portland (OR), and I like it very much. Oh, and what strings do you use on your Batwing? I will keep an eye out for you if you are ever out this way.
My H35 "Batwing" was one of two things that survived our recent van & gear theft in Montreal. #I really enjoy playing it. #At time I did the CD, I was using Ernie Ball Earthwood Mandolin Medium-Light Strings. #Since then, I put Ernie Ball Medium Mandolin Strings (steel-wrap) to get a little more bass out of that DeArmond. #
One thing about it is that the binding on the back seems to be shrinking/peeling away from the wood. #It seems stable, but I am concerned about it from time to time with all the travelling it does. #Any suggestions?
hey gerry love your stuff please carry your new cd with you when you come back through des moines
I've never seen slide mandolin. Sweet.:D
Obviously you're not a golfer.
I'll see you at the BOG next Friday! #Were they closed by flooding?
Thanks! #I appreciate you checking out my stuff!
You will need to take the Harmony to a luthier, I would imagine. I don't think there is any way to stop or reverse the binding shrinkage (though I do not know this for a fact).
I know I have too keep mine out of direct sunlight/heat extremes because it seems I can see the binding going through a chemical change if I don't.
Sorry to hear about the gear theft. Was your electric Kay one of the victims?
gerry will see you at blues on grand they were on much higher ground and werent effected by flooding nice to hear you are playing a few songs on mando with nick look forward to it
no, thankfully I lost no mandolins in the theft. #I lost two guitar amps, a guitar, and a mess of miscellany including 14 harmonicas.
in other news, though, I did get a DeArmond "monkey-on-a-stick" pickup for my acoustic Kay mando and it sounds great! #I'm always surprised at how powerful and toneful DeArmonds are, especially compared to modern pickups. #It seems like they got it right the first time - kinda like Leo and the Tele.
I'll have to find a DeArmond for my '63 Gibson B-25 now...