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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    After many months of oppresive mid 90's degrees, it's a surprisingly cool 69 degrees today with tropical storm "breezes". Seems like summertime in Florida is finally over for 2022. ;)

    Len B....
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    And we folks in the Tampa Bay region are thanking the good Lord for having dodged another bullet. We were "ground zero" yesterday. We still have a long way to go, but we still have power (for how...
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    The shape gives it some aerodynamic lift??

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Why???

    Len B.
    Clearwater. FL
  5. Re: Your favourite manufacturer offers you a signature model

    No thanks, I already have my signature model ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    It can be concluded that only "honestly" acquired distressing through years of vibrating (mileage) on the box can improve the tone and playability(?) of the instrument. "Artificially" distressing a...
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    So what do you do with all of those old gnarly-stringed mandolins Matt? Curious minds want to know. ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Nick's Front Porch Mandolin

    Hi Nick, keep it up because it's some of the more interesting "non-professional" original mandolin playing here on the MC. I dig it!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  9. Re: Need help figuring out the tuning for this song

    Nyuk, nyuk and I believe that jaycat and Chris Fannin are on the right path with Ab minor (miner :-) tonality. Perhaps a pentatonic scale in Ab minor to get started? Thanks for posting the link....
  10. Re: Need help figuring out the tuning for this song

    This may not be at all helpful but it sounds like an autoharp to me. What is the tune?

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  11. Re: Players in Rhode Island/Nearby Massachusetts?

    The PMO is still active in Providence and you can contact PMO/Cafe member "margora" Robert Margo who is quite active as well. Good luck, have fun and say hello for me.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Marty Stuart cd recommendation

    I'll have to check out WOW and Miltown is correct re: Nashville royalty. They never fail to impress individually and as a band.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4. Difference in sound ?

    Looks great Jimmy!! Here's a close up shot of 2 of my main "squeezes". I see what you mean by white vs. "creamy".

    Len B..
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4. Difference in sound ?

    Glad to hear it Jimmy. They are gorgeous!! Do you have a picture to share??

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4. Difference in sound ?

    [QUOTE=jimmy powells;1871063]To answer Lenf12, I reckon I have as good as I am gonna get in the Uk. /QUOTE]

    Perhaps, but also as good as you're gonna get just about anywhere in the "mando-sphere"...
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    Re: Information on Michael Kelly Mandolin

    His business was called Mail Box Music in Clearwater, FL. I believe that Tracy was a Gibson executive before moving his family to Florida. Nice guy BTW!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Marty Stuart cd recommendation

    Absolutely check out "The Pilgrim". Great playing and a great story line threaded thoughout the entire album.which is a 20 year old album re-released in 2021. Good stuff you should check out. ;)
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    Re: D’Addario flat tops

    I've been using D'A EFT-74s for years on a 1956 F-12 and more recently on a 1992 A5-L. They have the sound and projection of regular PB strings (for BG and folk styles) without the string "zing" of...
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    Re: My Tone Gard review. Get one for your mandolin

    Hi Will, a long time ago the Providence Mandolin Orchestra was invited to play an outdoor gig in CT on a very hot, humid day. The "dress code" was black pants and white shirts. The varnish finish on...
  20. Re: this is so cool-Marty stuart and Carter Webb

    Here's a shot from when Marty and the Superlatives played here in Clearwater last Nov. 2021. Young Mr. Webb and his father played a tune or two with the band that night as well. Agreed that Marty and...
  21. Re: Previously unknown Loar K5 Gibson mandocello shows up!

    You don't see a Loar signed K-5 mandocello everyday, and it was undocumented (in the F-5 Journal or the Mandolin Archives?). It's sure in nice condition for 98 years old. Let the bidding wars begin...
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    Re: Girouard A4 build thread.

    Looking forward to it Chuck.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  23. Re: Doug Unger Artist Mandolin (New mandolin to me)

    That is one great looking and sounding mandolin. I'll have to look for "Homer the Roamer". Very nicely played btw. Thank you!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Need advice between two guitars.

    Well, the Redondo does have that iconic Fender headstock with 6 in line tuners but for a good acoustic guitar, I would stick with the Yamaha. Which one sounds better and plays easier? That's the...
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    Re: Gibson A24 (?) On Baltimore CL

    The top finish looks wrong to my eyes. Too much of a 3 color sunburst to be from the 20's. I'd bet it went back to Gibson (or a competent luthier) back in the 40's-50's for a makeover...my dos...
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