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MandoMonster
Dec-19-2004, 1:35pm
The famous #55 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif . Built by Mr. D. Bruce Taggart in 1983. This baby will be hitting the road with me in January with the Wildwood Valley Boys. You can also hear it on their new CD to be released on Rebel Records in late spring/early summer of 2005. http://www.wildwoodvalleyboys.com

dj9124
Dec-19-2004, 1:58pm
Nice to see your back Jake, haven't seen a post from you in quite some time!
Best
Dave

levin4now
Dec-19-2004, 2:46pm
What's your shirt say?

Scotti Adams
Dec-19-2004, 3:05pm
..yea..welcome back Jake.....have fun with the 'Boys...

MandoMonster
Dec-19-2004, 4:30pm
I lost that thing...but it says "If you ain't mandolovin' then you ain't mandolivin'". #
# David and Scotti, there was something wrong with my internet for a long time where I couldn't post on here, but she's fixed now. #I always kept up reading, just couldn't post. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif #Anyway...the mando is soundin' better than ever and always improving. #A major improvement to the sound are these Gibson monels that I play now...was a big J74 guy. #May have to try the new D'Addario equivalent soon, but I like these Sam Bush strings an awful lot.

MandoMonster
Dec-19-2004, 4:32pm
Banner

mandoryan
Dec-20-2004, 10:13am
What's up Jake? Haven't seen ya in a while. I didn't realize you were playing with the Wildwood Boys. That's great. Are you still going to play with Deer Creek?

MandoMonster
Dec-20-2004, 11:03am
Ryan, I'll be playing with James White & Deer Creek when possible. WVB will be my full-time band beginning in January.

Jake

earthsave
Dec-20-2004, 11:05am
Great to see you moving on up in the mandolin world.

mandoryan
Dec-20-2004, 1:12pm
Good for you. You definately got the chops for it!

bluegrassjack2
Dec-20-2004, 7:53pm
Glad to see you with the WVB.. They are one of my all time favorite bands, including of course the Boys From Indiana.
Be looking forward to seeing you this summer

MandoMonster
Dec-20-2004, 9:23pm
Thanks Jack,
Check out the website http://www.wildwoodvalleyboys.com for our schedule...come see us and please introduce yourself to me. If you liked the Boys from Indiana you'd be pleased to know Aubrey Holt is playing with us still for a little bit longer. Singin' tenor and lead on a few during the set. AWESOME!

Glad to hear from everyone who chimed in so far, the discussion is getting off of the mandolin,which is fine with me, but doesn't really fit the "Post a picture of your mandolin" category. So if you have anything you'd like to say please feel free to email me...I'd appreciate it. mandomonster@hotmail.com

Gail Hester
Dec-20-2004, 9:45pm
Hi Jake, We were discussing your Taggart awhile back and Iím glad you still have it, #55s a real monster in your hands. Do you still have any thoughts about having it refinished? We canít wait to hear the CD and Iíll check your schedule to see if youíre coming out our way.

Chuck Hester

MandoMonster
Dec-20-2004, 9:50pm
Yeah, I thought about it a lot after we spoke about refinishing it. It's finding the time to get that kind of thing done. That's my only mando-axe right now. I never really could go w/out it...and especially not now. I'd have to get a hold of a loaner sometime. If I decide to get it done...I'll contact you. Thanks.

onlyagibsonisgoodenuff
Dec-20-2004, 10:11pm
Monroe never found time to get his re-finished. Even when it went in for repair!

MandoMonster
Dec-21-2004, 4:47am
haha....yeah...doubt if I can either. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif