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    Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    A few days ago I had a pleasant email exchange with Mike Compton over a CD of his ("Gallop to Georgia") that I ordered but that for some reason got sent back. it sent me to his website, where I...
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    Re: Help Identifying Galiano Guitar

    It doesn't look like a Chicago shape and the square tuners move it out of that realm. It actually resembles the stuff coming out of Egmond if you look long enough. I'm assuming these were at the tail...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    Tonal qualities notwithstanding, they make fine bolo ties for well dressed spruce wood suppliers, and offer an opportunity to recycle tuner buttons.....
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    A Willing Vessel

    I think I first became interested in a mandola when the snakehead H2, nicknamed “The Centaur,” turned up at ETSU back in 2015:
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    by OldSausage
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    Re: Who?

    No-one has ever told me I sound like anyone. I've always assumed this is because they have never heard anything quite like it.
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    Re: Iluak Ivory - gone??

    and........ they're back! Thanks all.:)
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    by Jill McAuley
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    Re: Who?

    When I (reluctantly, because I preferred to play guitar or drums) sang in punk bands my friends said I sounded like a female Oscar the Grouch....
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    Pre NAMM discussion

    Headed to the Winter NAMM Show tomorrow. Have a few things on my list to visit but always interested in what others than can't attend might wish to hear or see.

    Visits I make every year, not in...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    And don't you forget it.

    Excuse now, whilst I light this Cuban cigar with a crisp $100 bill and have my secretary fetch a glass of champagne and fresh strawberries as I prop my feet up on my new...
  10. Re: How does this happen to a 1924 A-2 at the factory?

    That's where you blame the night shift.
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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    I have been playing ten years also but I started a little late ! Now 73 !
  12. Thread: Banjo evil (nmc)

    by CarlM
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    Re: Banjo evil (nmc)

    Some people say that Deliverance is the movie that lead them to take up banjo. I say it is the movie that lead me to take up archery and bowhunting.
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    Re: Tunes from the BMG Magazine 1947-50

    Further to her lovely "Scherzo" which I recorded back in September, here is another short piece by Louise Harrison, also written as a trio of two mandolins and guitar.

    Louise Harrison (1951):...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Nobody said it HAD to be Mandolin related right ? How 'bout a nice 1938 Trutone D-723 restoration !! Gotta get that 'Glow' . ;)


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  15. Today's recording session yielded this song...

    This song means a lot to me, right or wrong, based on the memories it conjures up in my heart.

    I used a Pono guitar-shaped octave mandolin for the "rhythm" track and my usual Breedlove Crossover...
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    Oh wow, I came home from work to find a huge wealth of really valuable input! Thanks so much, everyone, really!!! It's incredibly reassuring to know that this is totally normal and quite common (I...
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    Kalamazoos and a Waterloo

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    My flat tops
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    by Fretbear
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    Sonny Osborne

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/ask-sonny-anything-monroe-and-his-loar/
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I'll jump in - I own a Duff, a Heiden, a Sullivan and a Voight as well as a Ruhland F5 (and miraculously, I'm still married!!) and have previously owned a couple Nuggets.
    My Ruhland has the best...
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    182429182430 Nugget 272 Art Deco A style
  21. Is there a mandolin equivelent out there?

    The Octobass.
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    Re: Flop Eared Mule -- by Stephen Foster (?!?!?!)

    Thanks, Hank. That's news to me.
    There are quite a few tunes with a similar history, moving from one style of music and another. In the 1990's, I asked my Folklore students in Newfoundland what tune...
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

    ROW 2019, all the mandolins came out to play

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  24. Re: Makes me long for the old "Photoshop This" threads

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    http://geargems.com/images/cat computer 1.jpg

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