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    Re: Dust My Saddle Seals Crofts Campbell

    Dash Crofts' mandolin, as well as Jim Messina's on Loggins and Messina's "Be Free" are what enticed me away from my guitar and over to mandolin back in 1972 or so. Never looked back. And Glen...
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    Re: Blue Chips

    It's either here: 183737 or its here: 183738 which is a habit of mine that predates BlueChips by decades
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    Re: Sam Bush Fern '34 LE

    Thanks, Karl. Much obliged. Please mention this thread to the current owner...would be fun to get his/her input. As far as the "pilot" designation goes, its starting to look like all 25 of the Bush...
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    Re: Sam Bush Fern '34 LE

    Gonna try once again to bring this thread back to the OP's original intent: to discuss the Limited Edition Bush Fern "Inspired by '34" mandolin.

    I'm curious, like the OP, to know more about them:...
  5. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    KMaynard: here's a shot of the back...I'll try to get some better pics for you when I get a moment.

    181646

    Cheers, Benski
  6. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    To Brad's point above, here are two posts from Joe Vest who worked at Gibson alongside Charlie Derrington and Danny Roberts, among others, in developing and bringing to life the Distressed Master...
  7. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Hey TD: The mandolin to which you are likely referring is D70321 which I was fortunate enough to have purchased from HA in Germany a few months ago. For all intents and purposes, its my "Loar" (and...
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    Re: No more EXP74's?

    OK...so, with Ted clearing things up for me, I went and purchased a couple sets of the XTM1140's (which replaced the EXP74's that I use on my Bush Fern) and a couple of sets of XTM11540's (which...
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    No more EXP74's?

    Did I miss something? Is D'Addario no longer making EXP74's?

    I see EJ74's, EXP75's and EXP74CM's, but no EXP74's available from the online purveyors (Just Stings, Strings and Beyond, Sweetwater,...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I remember once reading somebody on the Cafe has having said: "The plural of anecdote is not data". Point worth considering in this discussion.
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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    There's an old farmer in upstate New York named McDonald that I believe has prior claim to e, i and o.
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    Re: Woodstock

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    And they never collected my ticket..
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    Re: Woodstock

    So....50 years ago right now, I was sitting in the mud following the big rainstorm which stopped the music. After a while, the rain let up, the sun half came out and I was soaked. It was stinking,...
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Then maybe its time to close the barn door.
  15. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Is the horse dead yet?
  16. Re: Flatiron FG5 Sign by Michael Owens Information?Any body know

    About this time is when my wife comes into my home office and sees me poking around inside a mandolin with a dental mirror and surely thinks to herself that I'm nuts. :-)
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Hi Henry! Seems almost every mandolin that has been my main player for the past 50 years has either had a scooped, abbreviated or totally absent Florida. So, while I tried switching from a TAD60 to a...
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    I'm finding this thread very interesting and informative. I like hearing everyone's impressions and particularly appreciate the participation and input from D'Addario. One request: It would be more...
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    Re: Too Quiet - Time To Start Something

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    Re: Mandolin in NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

    An absolutely delightful Tiny Desk concert featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with tasteful, as always, mandola and mandolin from Mike Guggino, can be found here:...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Heiden A50 (one of the 15 Heritage models made in 2009) lives here in NJ with me. All I can say is that it just sings. Beautiful workmanship, wonderful balanced sound with that hard to find mix of...
  22. Re: Does the A vs F style price point even out eventually??

    A sample set of one is statistically insignificant.
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    Re: Gibson head luthiers

    "How come Roger Siminoff isn’t on the list?"

    See posts #35 and #53. Cheers.
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    Re: Ballpark for a Dudenbostel

    I'm under the impression that Michael Heiden only made 15 Heritage model mandolins, 13 being F5's and 2 being A5's. As such, I don't believe the $8K figure presented above is entirely accurate, at...
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    Re: Has anyone played a Ellis

    My Ellis F5 comes with me to bluegrass jams. It plays well with others and fears no banjo!!

    Short answer: its a perfectly fine bluegrass mandolin.

    Cheers.
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