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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    I met Pete Hart back in the '90's at a festival in Clay City, KY. He is by far one of the nicest people I have ever known. I needed some work done on one of my mandolins and he said he would be glad...
  2. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    I'm of the opinion that you only live once. Do it without any regrets. If your budget allows it, go for it. If you buy right, then when it comes time, you should be able to get your money back out of...
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    Re: Banjo Love from Google

    If you click on the Google logo, you will see that it is honor of Earl Scruggs. Don't know about the rest of you, but I think this is pretty cool of them to do so.
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    Re: Christmas presents for mandolin players

    Not to sound like a smartie pants, but (and this depends on your skill level and on how you learned to play) what about online lessons to suit your wants and needs? If you learned to play by ear and...
  5. Did anyone from the Cafe' win this package? I...

    Did anyone from the Cafe' win this package? I couldn't find anything on Eastman's site about the contest, either.
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    Re: What is Groove?

    It seems that there are several definitions of what the "groove" is so I would like to add mine. Each song has a natural feel to it based on tempo, type of rhythm, and emotion. If you pay attention...
  7. Pete Goble, Bluegrass Songwriting Legend Passes

    Not sure how many of you knew about Pete Goble and his amazing ability as a songwriter, but I wanted to let everyone know that he passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Even if you don't know him, I...
  8. Re: Bluegrass - A question for those who improvise

    When I recorded it with Pete Gobel and Bill Emerson in 1985, Pete had me kick it off on the open A-string and take it into the 4...

    I think the most important thing is stick close enough to the...
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    Re: Standing and Strapped Up!

    Might want to try adjusting your strap to a different position and see if that would make it more comfortable for you. You want to try and get the mandolin in the same position in relation to the...
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    Re: Truss rod question on Stiver

    Looking at a close up of the picture, it looks like it would take some sort of "star" shaped allen wrench. I am sure there are others here that can give more specifics on that.
  11. Thread: Leavin'

    by ManjoMan
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    Re: Leavin'

    You guys are right. I was not looking at the same video as the OP. That guy is way to skinny to be Don Rigsby...
  12. Thread: Leavin'

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    Re: Leavin'

    That is definitely Don Rigsby. His stance and the way he holds the mandolin are unique to tell it's him.
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    Re: 'Danger' of genius?

    Could it be that the reason that some people don't like what Tony Rice or Chris Thile or Noam Pikelny are doing and saying "that ain't bluegrass" is because they are jealous that they can't play like...
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    Re: Since when is 1970s "vintage" ?

    Even Martin guitars created a "Vintage" series of guitars modeled after those that were built in the '30's and early '40's. Yes, the word of overused for sure and as most of the posts say, it's...
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    Re: Who has just one?

    I am on my 8th mandolin since I was 13 yrs old. I still have 5 of the 8. I am considering selling 1 or 2. I have my eyes on a Northfield Octave mandolin that I have been lusting after...
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    Re: Mandolin of MAS Destruction?

    You only live this life once. If you are working and taking care of your responsibilities, there is no reason that you shouldn't have the things that would give you some happiness. Besides, if it is...
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    Re: I Had A Brush With Greatness

    I wonder what year this was taken? And, if some of you don't know this, the guy standing in the background is Dana Cupp. The last banjo player to work for Mr. Monroe.
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    Re: Room Acoustics

    Did you ever play your mandolin in the bathroom? Oh my! What a sound. Makes just about any mandolin sound good. Just like when you sing in the shower. That reverb is absolutely awesome!
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    Re: Learning Opportunities...

    Pete Hart, who builds the Buckeye mandolins, is near Athens as well. I recall him
    telling me that he learned from someone who lived near him. Great guy and does
    excellent work.
  20. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Thank you Mark. I have never bought a book so I did not know that. As a bluegrass picker, I never, ever would have thought that I would be interested in learning to read tab or learning/listening to...
  21. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    I would love to learn some of these pieces and I see that tablature is available. However, in my 50+ years of playing, I have never learned to read tablature. And the funny thing that I find is that...
  22. Re: Why did you choose the mandolin over another instrument?

    Because it was the only musical instrument in the house when I started.
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    Re: Murder Ballads - Pretty Polly and more - NMC

    Don't forget the "Knoxville Girl", whose name was never mentioned. Of course, that may have
    been written without any reference to an actual murder.
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    Re: small workbench

    Most of the benches that I looked at through the links that were posted appear to be kits that would have to be put together once they arrived at your house. If this is the case, I think it would be...
  25. Thread: Stage fright

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    Re: Stage fright

    Within the world of bluegrass, it appears that there is competition between bands and the musicians that are in the bands. I always looked at it from a comparison POV to gauge my abilities as a...
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