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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Jeff Hildreth
    "122 wagon 1967 rare with "F" cylinder head"


    Old Man In
    "That'll be the one with the scroll then?"



    Har, Har..
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    In another life I worked at a Volvo/SAAB dealership (SCANDIA MOTORS) on the Monterey Peninsula.
    That began my Volvo and SAAB owbnership

    I have owned:

    Two 444s
    3 544s
    3 ...
  3. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    Just a few thoughts. (in no particular order)

    Since CF is a "modern" material.. why not make a "modern" mandolin.
    Interpretation subjective.

    One specification would be paramount for me to buy...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Having owned in excess of 50 mandolins, a third being F styles, I concluded that a good mandolin does not need to have the affectation of a scroll.
    I prefer two pointers but have also owned...
  5. Re: Alison Stephens memorial tribute online

    A fine tribute.. thanks for posting this.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Conclusion:

    The major shippers: OOPS, Dead X and the rest, have a contempt for their customers and the bottom line is all that matters.

    To repeat... UPS, and possibly others, have a third...
  7. Re: Alison Stephens: Con Espressione availability

    Thanks for the effort Eugene.

    I have been looking for this CD for quite some time.
    I hope that her work will come to light, Alison is deserving.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Imagine..

    If I was an expert detailer of feeblefetzers. Yes I am the best feeblefetzer cleaner in the country.

    The cost of having your veeblefetzer polished and cleaned and waxed is $200.
    ...
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    Re: Jethro Live

    Thanks for posting that.
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    Re: Port Orford Cedar as a soundboard

    Look up Les Stansell (sp) in Pistol River, Oregon. Guitar maker and supplier of POC (cypress) for many years.

    I have a considerable stash of POC. I like it.
    I also have quite a stash of AYC. I...
  11. Re: Alison Stephens: Con Espressione availability

    I went to Chandos web site ... they do not have "Con Espressione". However they do advertise that they "burn" copies of CDs. I sent them an inquiry asking if they had new copies of "Con Espressione"...
  12. Re: Walla Walla the week of the 12th of Oct

    Sorry, won't be there but..
    make a reservation at the Feliciana winery/vineyard. south about 15 minutes in Milton Freewater.. simply outstanding.
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    Re: Washburn Mandolin - from 1980s?

    "I wonder if the instrument mentioned made for Jethro Burns was an M-7S. Here is a thread on that model with a photo further down"

    You are correct .. it was a 7S-BR and of the best quality top and...
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    Re: Washburn Mandolin - from 1980s?

    I owned the identical instrument.
    Mine was custom made in the late 70s early 80s for Jethro Burns. Not just a Jethro Burns model as was my same vintage F style top of the line at that time, also...
  15. Outstanding. Thanks for the early morning...

    Outstanding. Thanks for the early morning surprise ! (Pacific Coast Time)
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    I am in Jacksonville, Jackson County in So Oregon. It is choking here. Hard to describe.
    Then I drove ( the back way up 238) to Grants Pass this afternoon. Worse.. because the Happy Camp fire and...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    Anyone recall the introduction of "German Silver Spruce" ?

    Snake oil of the instrument grade timber hustled by German and American con artists of the 70s and 80s.
  18. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Tab preceded standard musical notation.
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    The arsonist was seen starting the fire in Phoenix (north of Talent) as the Almeda fire was coming north to Phoenix.. he accelerated the tragedy. He is under arrest.
    Yes, a body was found near the...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Don't leave out arson which is the case with the Almeda fire in Talent/Phoenix, Oregon a scant few miles from my place. We are still on evacuation alert , though at level 1 currently.


    Grab the...
  21. Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    I believe he also had a radio program.

    Best wishes to him. Ready and able to help if Ken needs it.

    We are in Jacksonville, Oregon.. about 8 miles from the ALAMEDA FIRE in Ashland, Talent,...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    The Eastman E20M may be called a 1 3/4 nut.. possibly true.

    However on the ones I have played the string spacing at the nut was cut as if it were a 1 11/16ths and the string spacing at the bridge...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Thanks for the heads up.. just ordered his 3 CD recording "The Mando Chronicles".

    Podcast was first class.
  24. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Excellent list Nick.

    Formerly from Aptos,

    Jeff
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    Re: Douglas fir

    And the mysterious death Of David Douglas of Doug Hyphen Fir fame..

    FYI:

    https://keolamagazine.com/then-now/the-mysterious-death-of-david-douglas/

    and this :
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