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  1. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Well, you know us. Always on the ready to mix up some fact-finding and fun. :grin: But I think we actually might have broken some new ground this time around - just a bit. And it's not over yet. The...
  2. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    In my experience, when served that way, they can be delicious - although, in all fairness, most of the flavor and nutrition comes from the spinach. The mandolins themselves are very low in protein,...
  3. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Does that stand for Banjo - Scenic? :confused:
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    Like MikeRoweSoft.com? :confused: Could be trouble.
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    Well, that's a bit more than I thought it would fetch, but I'm not too surprised. Maybe you should raise the price on yours; it'll sell faster. ;)
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Well, to be fair, the Marmite IS labelled thusly. ;) The reason I specified "vegetarian" beans is that that's how they are labelled here, with the color of the label indicating that variety. It's...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    In the first clip, I see a can of Heinz vegetarian (I think) beans, a jar of Marmite, and a bottle of HP sauce - lovely stuff, named for its being served at the Houses of Parliament. (Extra points...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's no such thing as a "last mando." There will always, always, always be another one.

    Oh, wait - did you mean "latest mando?" :confused: Oh, I see. That's very...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The seller is really pushing the alleged rarity of this instrument. Rarity doesn't necessarily mean an item is special; it just means there aren't that many of them. Is "rarity" the same as...
  10. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I say, I say (in Foghorn Leghorn's voice): If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.



    And add to that the LG that Allen mentioned. Yes, it's maddening.
  11. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    No, no, no! :disbelief: If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.

    Seriously. There are many others much more actually knowledgeable who would be far better in that position.

    ...
  12. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I may have found the post you mentioned. It's in a thread entitled "A4, A5, F4, F5--what do the numbers mean?" from October 2020, but it's copped from the Mandolin Glossary, a list called Gibson...
  13. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Oh, goody! So we've got that to look forward to. :)

    I think this is good enough for our purposes, though. There is a purpose to this, yes?

    Anyway, all I did was put each designation in alpha...
  14. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Here is that corrected alpha list of Gibson models by model designation. That took a lot less time than I thought it would. It is strictly in alphabetical order, even though chronological order is...
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    OK, I'm looking at this as an editor. I love lists, but they must be orderly. This is not. As introduced, it is incorrect. I'm going to offer some points of correction, suggest some changes to make...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    So, it's code for "rats god?" :confused:
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Because it's there.


    (Thanks and/or apologies to George Mallory.)
  18. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    R U kidding?!? :disbelief: No? :confused: Oh. OK ... :whistling:

    I'm more than willing to accept the "A" designation as representing the first style, the starting point. I have never seen anything...
  19. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    Good thing you're in Ireland. This wouldn't go over too well in Oakland. :cow:



    Very few have even made the attempt, as far as anyone knows.

    There are rumors of some such occurrences, but...
  20. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    I respectfully disagree. If you play only one instrument, and you are avoiding practicing, yes, you know which one it is. If you play many instruments and are avoiding practicing, you know that's all...
  21. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Oh, now! Everyone knows (or should) it stood for "Mandola." ;)



    Somehow, recently, I ended up looking through C.F. Martin's and the company's history, having stumbled onto a fascinating...
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    Re: Hot Shot Players on Electric Mando?

    I don't know him. But a bit of my brilliant amateur sleuthing reveals that he is Tony Rothrock, with Rhonda Bozikis on the keys.

    If you watch this on youtube, you'll get to his channel. He plays a...
  23. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    When you say "farm chores," does that include milking the cows and chickens, as in the refrain of this charming ditty? :confused:

    JthjEP6M4W4

    I ain't got nobody, just as blue as can be
    I ain't...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Well, it IS rare, right? Though I don't know if it's very rare. :confused: Nor, for that matter, very very rare. :confused: And no, I'm surely not Sirius. And don't call me Shirley.
  25. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I've heard or seen a rumor to the effect that "F" stands for "fussy" and A for "awright awright awright!" :cool:

    I've no idea if that's true, and the latter seems anachronistic, but that's how...
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