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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    This is such a neat old Video! Tony is playing the historic Clarence "Bone" Akira is in a shot with his "Duck", Lots of interesting things going on if ya really focus and know a bit of Grass history
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    Re: Mandola cases

    Out of the ones I scored I kept the Cedar Creek Dola case as that was perfect for my project, the original 20's Geib that came with my busted 2 TL to Dola convert just went bye, the NOS Weber Dola...
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    Is Casein the stuff they used for some of the old buttons on tuning machines by chance? I used to love V-pick tremolo "just don't drop that at a night gig!" they sound pretty great, I liked the BChip...
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    I've used the forbidden for years as I use very old pre CITIES material, its by far the best tone material. One can look on evilbay and find old antique pieces from busted old mirrors, tables, photo...
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Larrys F-5 was redone, not sure who but I'd guess Randy Wood! His also has a tree of life fret board inlay! His sounded like a pretty good ole mando!
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    His Dad made it for him back in the late 60's I'd imagine as he got his Loar in 69, it fits on the bridge below the saddle and angles up as a type of wrist support so his hand would rest on that...
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    That's my Great Uncle Dick Smith on banjo and Chris Stifel on guitar-a precursor to "The Country Store Band" They had a record in 1974 that's a goodun-you can listen to it on youtube!

    At the end...
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    Re: bridge question?

    I fit a full contact to all my keepers! I had a very old Gibson once and at the feet there were indentations-well after I fit a full contact the divots/little dents went bye, bye?
  9. Re: David Grisman - 'Home is Where the Heart is'

    Well for me all of Dawgs music is where its at! I told David he's responsible for my vintage instrument obsession due to the original Tone Poems! That CD sold me in the early 90's when I was a poor...
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Perfect Mike-Thanks a lot brother, great old footage!
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Darn isn't working? Even has Big John Duffey playing the "Duck!" I don't even see nothing that Mike posted? Weird right!

    How come Mike's isn't working for me? Its just all blank?
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    Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Lets see if I did this correctly? This has some footage of my Great Uncle Dick Smith playing with the great Jimmy G. and at the end my Uncle Gene Johnson playing with the II Generation! Also many...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Personally I love imperfection and flaws? Hey to me there isn't anything that is pure perfection, instruments, humans etc...imperfection is life so embrace it, live it love it know it and enjoy it!
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    Re: Trading

    I always swap as its great to try new/old stuff! Sometimes its even sometimes I swap something worth less for something worth more and vise versa, as long as both parties are happy and agree that's...
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    Prayers sent!
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    Hi, if yours is a white faced A-3 it would be 1919-1922 I do believe not a 1926. Can you post some photos and serial # and FON# and we can help nail a date down?
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    Re: What is this? Gibson-ish Mandolin

    Yes it does look like Gibson work but the inlay, tuners, tailpiece are wrong. I'd say someone inlayed that after the silk screen went bye bye also?
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Very Nice indeed, I love the look of the neck on your J! I'm oh so jealous as I'm still waiting on mine-funny! No I have patience but sure I'm pretty thrilled knowing mine's on its way.
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    Re: Levin Model 42 (1948)

    I think Bob Page who posts a bunch of fine instruments here on the Café and on Gbase "NFI" has some old Levin's for sale, I think some higher end ones with F-holes and raised fretboards, He had a...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Mine is scheduled to be delivered this Thursday, so if she arrives I'll have to wait awhile to open the box as well. Its been real fun working with Oliver on my build, pretty easy as all I did was...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Great looking one right there, too bad its backwards;)
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    Those tuners are not Waverly's, they look like older Gotoh's right?
  23. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Yeah man don't even polish a tailpiece cover or base! I know a few guys who polished off the soft Gold plating of some Loar/Fern covers-not real good, expensive mistake considering one can tell from...
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    Re: Katy Hill with a Chinese twist

    That was pretty sweet! Loved the mix of instruments!
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    Re: Levin Model 42 (1948)

    Very Nice! You got a deal on that one!
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