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    Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    Just got confirmation recently that yes, its on this year! Hard Times Bluegrass Festival near Hamilton, Montana.

    I've never been before, but all other festivals in the NW have been cancelled into...
  2. Thread: NMD Morris A5

    by Em Tee
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    NMD Morris A5

    I recently acquired a morris a5, and I have to say I am shocked by the quality of this mandolin. My A5 has a redwood top and curly maple back. She's loud as all heck and has such sustain that even my...
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    Re: The Heiden F Artist in the classifieds

    I also got to check out that F5 at Wintergrass, and I agree, it's a great instrument.

    Regarding workmanship, from what I've seen Michael's is among the very best. And here's where I'll express my...
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    Re: not counting but

    You have obviously never met my wife
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Greetings, my name is Grant Handley. It was my father, Worth Handley who played in the Hart Valley Drifters briefly in 1962. The flea market find, the $25 Loar F5 Fern, was his. An early photo of the...
  7. Thread: Phish - Waste

    by SammyV
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    Re: Phish - Waste

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgL31mJlcgo

    There seems to be an error with the first link I posted. Let me try this.
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    Re: Dave Olney rests in peace

    We should all be so lucky as to enter the larger life doing the thing we love.
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Dang that Sullivan mandolin sounds good!
  10. Re: NY Times profiles Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co.

    I have seen and tried the one and only mandolin produced by Troublesome Creek.
    What do I think? Well, I built the thing so of course I like it a lot!
    The mandolin is a prototype, made by me....
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I have initiated a charm offensive to pry Evan's Heiden away...he is a fine player, and a handsome son of a gun:/
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Couple thoughts:

    - Matt has an innate "way with wood." It's intangible.
    - He's a master craftsman
    - Flat out passionate about refining his art, seeking information, tips, knowledge, and sage...
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    Re: NW String Summit vs Darrington

    Thanks Willem. Campground jams are a big part of the festival experience for me. Your advice helps!
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    Re: Andrew Marlin and Crew in Portland

    Would have been nice to see you at the show Will. One of the best instrumental performances I've seen in a long time. Among other pieces, they played nearly all of the Buried in a Cape project. The...
  15. Re: Billy Strings @The Loft (City Winery), NY 7/17/18

    I just caught the band again in Brooklyn, They're just getting better, I love these guys. Most dates are sold out, but there's a couple dates not ( https://billystrings.com/tour/ ). The Brooklyn Bowl...
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    Don MacRostie & Red Diamond mandolins

    Dustin & I had the pleasure of a lengthy visit with Don MacRostie at the Red Diamond Mandolin corporate headquarters last week.;)

    I was incredibly impressed with Don as a person- an all around A+...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    #37 arrived a week ago. Enjoying getting to know it and what it has to offer which is a lot. My Heiden is jealous right now. Will make a recording whenever I get some time--it already inspired a new...
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    NMD: Howard Morris A-4 #430

    New, as in straight out of the extremely well-packed shipping box and just tuned up.

    This is a beauty.

    More info and (I hope!) pics to follow shortly.
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    Re: New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

    I love “new mandolin weekend”! Enjoy it in good health.
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    Re: New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

    That's a beauty Willem, and it sounds really great. Matt has it dialed.

    Echoing the congratulations.
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    Re: New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

    Thanks Will...I envy everyone who just received a new Mando, congrats! Looks good, sounds good...years of good, clean fun!
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Ok, these are the last two photos I will post but I just couldn't resist after playing all of these new Ruhland A5's. Enjoy.

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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Sounds great. Very classy looking too.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Very nice, especially for being one day old. Thanks!
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    Thank you!

    This is Dan from the Mandolins and Beer Podcast. Hope everyone is well! I just uploaded the newest episode that features none other than Scott Tichenor, the man behind the Mandolin Cafe!

    This...
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