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    Get the Tunes to Your Fingers

    I will be teaching mandolin at the John C Campbell Folk School this fall, Sunday, Oct 27 - Saturday, Nov 2, 2019. The Folk School is a great environment and a total immersion kind of week. It...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes indeed!
  3. Re: Splurging on the Best Possible Mandolin Strings

    Best string, now that is a concept. Got to try to wrap my mind around that.
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    Re: Louie bluie

    Love Howard Armstrong. Don't forget Charlie McCoy and Coley Jones when talking blues mandolin or Yank Rachell.
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Hmm, interesting. I have three instruments with EVO frets and all of them sound great.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Do you like the idea of playing the mandolin more than actually playing the mandolin?
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    Re: TablEdit Pick-up Measure

    If there are 4 beats in each measure and you have a 2-3- or 1-1/2 or 2-1/2 note pickup, fill the measure before the pickup notes with the appropriate rests.
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    Re: Old Ellis F5 vs New Ellis F5

    A fellow stopped in the store the other evening just as I was leaving from teaching. He'd taken a few lessons from me. He was holding a Hoffee case. He asked me to look at his Gilcrist it had a...
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    The Steve James is good stuff, the Rich DelGrosso is better, but the best stuff is what you will hear on the old recordings. Johnny Young is a personal favorite to add to the list. Lots of the best...
  10. Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    I've played 4 instruments for the past 45 years or more. When asked which one I like best I say something like, "Like the late Hugh Hefner used to say, 'which ever one is in my arms'." I don't know...
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    Re: Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin

    Or a used Eastman 305. Used in either the Kentucky or Eastman would be good.
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    Re: Mandolins on Gibson web site?

    I don't see any mandolins when I got to the Gibson page. I only see Gibson mandolins on The Mandolin Store page.
  13. Thread: PA trip

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    Re: PA trip

    I can second that trip to Mark Bluett's shop in York, about 30 minutes away. I've played a couple of his mandolins that blew me away. Bob Campbell at Campbell's Music often has a choice mandolin or...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 on eBay?

    I had an Ibanez in the 70's that looked very similar.
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    I know Bubinga is restricted and it, as I understand it, is not technically a rosewood.
  16. Re: Can we talk about tuning mechanisms for a sec?

    Grover 309's can be had on eBay for about $50 give or take and they are the go to tuner I have used on several mandolins including an Eastman 315. They are great and have a lifetime warranty, just...
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    Re: Gerald Anderson, Rest In Peace

    I first met Gerald many years ago and we picked a few times and he built my wife's guitar. It is a dandy. Gerald was a standup guy and will be missed.
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    I can heartily recommend Pete's books. They are well done and worthy of your attention. Although not chord melody books per se he has laid out a magnificent set of tools for the mandolin or fiddle...
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    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    Good dobro, the bluegrass oxymoron.
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I think they are getting killed (and it is their own fault) in the guitar market where everyone and their brother is making a Les Paul styled guitar or 335 or L00 or slope shoulder jumbo,etc. Who is...
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    Re: Show off your back side

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  22. Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I put up a picture of my most recent mandolin but this Elkhorn is by far my favorite.

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  23. Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Picked up this Girouard used recently. It also has a cedar top.
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  24. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    You can change me to Bob Buckingham if it matters.
  25. Re: Moving between Irish and bluegrass fiddle tunes

    Old time for dances is played around 120 bpm unless they are cloggers then the sky is the limit. Warp speed is what they like.
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