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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Don and Bluegrass Boy - I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I feel the same way about my Heiden F Artist from 2015. Every note is a joy and the aesthetics just make it awesome to play...and it...
  2. Thread: Bill Monroe

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    Re: Bill Monroe

    I don't have a big rumor to spread, but I've heard it said more than once that folks in the immediate community knew who it was right away and that for some reason stayed quiet about it. True or not,...
  3. Thread: Bill Monroe

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    Re: Bill Monroe

    David, it is interesting that Monroe made someone he knew personally angry enough at him that he entered his home and smashed both his Loars to pieces. I haven't read all the biographical material,...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    That's a beauty... Michael's finish work is so great and really let's the wood sing
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    Re: Any recent sightings of a Schmergel?

    Just picked up this Shmergel mandobass (pronouced Shmoy-gul) on Craigslist. Came with a letter of authenticity from Gruhn.178091
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    That sounds cool. #26 is maturing nicely
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    he did Don. lot's of cool detail178022
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    That's the one!
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Thanks for asking gentlemen. Englemann top with red maple. The tail, board and headstock veneer are cocobolo 178020 178021
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Waking up this thread to share a pic of my new Heiden Octave. Incredible tone and really exciting to play.178019
  11. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What is the difference between a banjo player and god?

    God doesn't think he's a banjo player.
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    Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    I'd check pawn shops too...
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    Re: Live From Here video available today

    Love how Sarah holds that mando for her solos!
  14. Thread: Watson's Blues

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    Re: Watson's Blues

    good stuff
  15. Re: Best way to string a baritone uku for GDAE (Octave Mando) tun

    I have a baritone uke built by Kerry Char that I tune GDAE...I use Lava low G tenor uke strings made by Aquila
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Just thought I'd post a quick shot from a gathering at Matt's shop this week of the new owners of his most recent batch. It was cool to see and hear them all together176970
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    Re: Mandolin care??

    I scrub mine with a wire brush and a mixture of Comet and Mr. Clean!
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Thanks Willem - enjoy the weekend up in Portland and your visit to Matt's shop. I saw the A5 tops in progress and they are looking good. The Bridgetown festival will be fun - great line up of...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Just picked up my F5 from Matt Ruhland today and shared a celebratory toast. Will be interested to hear from the owners of the other 4 mandolins in this batch, but from my perspective, this is one...
  20. Re: Man crosses the Atlantic in a barrel - with mando

    You're right and it's strange he didn't talk about whether his wife would kill him if he bought another mandolin...
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    I like the dark bursts!
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    pick the instrument close to or right over the fretboard instead of closer to the oval hole....
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Happy to share a clip when it's ready
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    Re: Show off your back side

    176357 Ruhland F5 due to get strung up in about two weeks
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    Re: A great Sam Bush workshop video

    "I looked like a dog staring at a ceiling fan..."
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