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    Re: today is the birthday of Jethro Burns

    Jethro, Happy Birthday!
    You inspired me to try and learn "There Will Never Be Another You," and doing so taught me a handful of voicings I needed to learn.
    Don, how lucky you were to have played...
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    Re: Dick Nunnely: 1953- 2010

    I only knew Dick through his work on the Mando Boys' "Holstein Lust" recording which was given to me a number of years ago because it wasn't bluegrassy enough. Well, it became one of my all-time...
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    Re: The David Grisman Interview

    When in a musical quandry I ask myself the question WWDD?
    Been listening to, admiring and being inspired by the DAWG since the 70s.
    I play along w/ Traversata every day.
    Thanks to DAWG for a...
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    Playing with jazz musicians

    For the last year I've been playing here in the Hampton Roads area with a jazz guitarist (elec.) and an electric bassist. I'm playing a mid-70s Givens A-model w/ a very old Fishman pickup, and I'm...
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    Re: Pearse String Swipes

    Well. . . Color me pink! I looked around and found Caig's Deoxit at Winter Sound in Gloucester Point, VA (near where I live). Of all places - a music store! And I am embarrassed to admit that...
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    Re: Pearse String Swipes

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.
    Will try both Stringlife and Caig Deoxit.
    Sure didn't want to toss the swipes as they worked so well when moist.
    Also I will summarize this info and send it...
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    Pearse String Swipes

    Anybody have suggestions as to what to add to the Pearse string swipes when they get dried out? I like what they do for my strings. But....I've only used 3 or 4 and the remaining ones are dry as a...
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    Re: Augusta Swing Week 2009 Slide Show

    Seth,
    I attended Swing Week 2008 and had a fabulous time. Never got to 2009, but plan to go in 2010 (especially since it doesn't clash w/ Galax). Roger did a great job and I hope both he and you...
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    Re: Dudu Maia & Caraivana - Tico Tico

    Viva Dudu. It's a joy to see/hear that much fun combined w/ excellent arrangement.
    Bruce, I also, many decades ago learned the tune in a different order than what I sometimes hear nowadays. It...
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    Re: SE Virginia swing

    Hi ALB,
    Trying to make my version sound similar to Reischman's. Such a wonderful (and challenging tune). Probably a touch over my head.
    Spent a bit of time in Port Townsend last summer on our trip...
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    SE Virginia swing

    Any swing guitar players out there who want to get together to play the Real Book stuff - old standards of the 20s, 30s, 40s :cool:- jazz, choro, dawg, gypsy, etc.? Been looking for a while and...
  12. Thread: Galax :

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    Re: Galax :

    Just had to chime in re Galax. Had a great week there although I was under the weather. Thanks to Jeff Jenkins, Carl Kirby and the guys at Swingtown for letting me sit in. Promise next year I'll...
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    Re: Hampton Roads VA. 2009 Mandotasting II

    One of the most fun musical events ever!
    Hard to believe how many excellent mandos are out there.
    Played a large handful that I wouldn't be disappointed if they were my only instrument.
    Most...
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    Re: Hampton Roads VA. 2009 Mandotasting II

    Will be there w/ the new Bryce 2-point, the old Givens A, and the Hutto. The Hamlett's on loan to my son in WV. Would like to have brought it too. Think I can scare up an extra stand or 2. Thanks,...
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    Re: El mecado testaccio

    Been playing along with the Mando Mafia version of Mercado for years, and am grateful to get a few new ways of hearing it. Thanks all !

    Joe Hannabach
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    Re: McClanahan F-5 , Trinity model

    I've played 2 of Bill D's McClanahans, and I can witness to the fact that they are extraordinary instruments. I'm trying very hard to be cured of MAS or I'd be giving Jon a call. Among the best...
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    Re: Sound Clips of my Band

    Thank you for sharing your music. I particularly liked Biruta & will try to insinuate it into the tunes my pickin' buddies play. We are just starting to play some choros and this one would be a...
  18. Thread: Arm Rest

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    Re: Arm Rest

    I have 3 of Doug's arm rests, and concur w/ everything good that's been said about them. To add one small detail, I sent Doug a picture of my new custom Bryce which has a highly (deeply?) quilted...
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    Re: Don Stiernberg's Rosetta

    Hello Don,
    Can't wait to meet you at Kamp (my first). Have been a huge fan for many years. Finally retired and can make it to events like Kamp, Augusta, Galax, etc.
    Your approach to the music is so...
  20. Re: Ninth Annual SE Comando Gathering May 13-17

    John,
    Thanks for helping to make my 1st Comando Gathering a real pleasure. Wish I'd chosen to do a bit more socializing. A group of really nice folks, and all I did was sit and pick (haha). ...
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    Re: "A" style mandolin for bluegrass?

    Played my old Givens A-model in bluegrass bands for many years (in Virginia, to boot) and got nothing but compliments. About the instrument, of course. Plenty of chop, great overall volume, woody...
  22. Re: Ninth Annual SE Comando Gathering May 13-17

    Shaun,

    Surprise! Will see you at Helton Creek - w/ my son Joe. This'll be my first Comando Gathering and am ready to pick.

    Joe H
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    Re: My 'new' Givens mandolin

    Maybe there's a more appropriate thread for providing this info but I'm new to the website and haven't explored 1/2 of it yet.
    I have one of the ODE Givens A-models. The sticker say it's an A-10,...
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    Re: Lovin' the mp3 section

    The mp3 section has swelled/swollen my pathetically large list of "tunes to learn," as well as my list of music to buy. There is some awesome music on there. Thanks to whomever conceived of the...
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    Perhaps I haven't looked far enough, but I...

    Perhaps I haven't looked far enough, but I remember seeing somewhere on cafe that The Real Book Volume I has some incorrect charts on some tunes. Whoever was giving out that info specified which...
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