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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I went to see James Taylor back in the early 1980's and Leland was playing in his band; At one point during the show Taylor introduced Leland and said; 'I have know Leland for 20 years and still have...
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    Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...

    I was recently voted into the 'International Mandolin Hall Of Shame' - so I can't offer any advice on learning to play . . . but I can at least chime in to say: 'Welcome - you have come to a good and...
  3. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    As a teenager (I didn't start my attempts at playing until I was 16) my obsession with music was most beneficial to me in that it kept me away from the drinking and drugs that my friends were...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I wish people would stop posting pictures of Weber's . . . it makes it very hard to say that I am over my MAS . . . . .
  5. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    Do you look like the 'real' Grandpa Jones, or the 'stage' one?

    My old radio boss used to promote lots of country music shows back in the 50's and 60's; (that is how he was once offered the job as...
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    Re: Who?

    THAT'S a great line . . . and so true too!
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    Re: Who?

    Wow, ain't that the truth! Playing in bands for many years I never sang a single note because I was just not a good singer; (and more than a few people told me so, in no uncertain terms), Then...
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Every time I pick up a new instrument, my playing of old instruments improves, to some extent or another; (kind of like musical cross-training),

    I have found that as long as you are playing some...
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    Who?

    I was recently reminiscing abut a local cable television show that I did in Hartford, CT, about 25 years ago. At one point, the co-hostess of the show said that I sounded like a cross between James...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    I am with him on this. After my first album came out in the summer of 1994, I put together a small trio to play my initial gigs with. They quickly grew tired of my songs and bailed out after just 4...
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    Re: Temporary Video

    As Homer & Jethro would say: 'Thank you for your pity'

    Your kind words are most appreciated . . . .
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    Re: A day spent in my home studio...

    The more time in the studio, the better. Enjoy!
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    My first Style 20 had a hairline crack, but it was easily repairable - my second Style 20 was flawless . . . so I guess I got lucky. I never asked Bill Bolick about whether or not his developed the...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Back in my very early days of playing mandolin I wrote a couple of songs that were meant to preformed as just mandolin and vocal, and I had the opportunity to do them live at a couple of local radio...
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    If I still had my 1929 Style 20, I would put in a bid just for the case . . .
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    Re: Foggy Mountain Wedding

    I can't say I have ever seen anything like it before . . .
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    I too am not particularly impressed by speed - I would much rather hear uniqueness of style, nice tone and/or clarity if notes, any day of the week. Most of all, I want to hear playing that...
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    Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Keep up the good work Mark . . .
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nicely done . . . keep up the good work.
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    If you bought the mandolin within the past few days, you may be able to return it, and exchange it for an oval. As Don said in post #2, call Dennis . . . he is very easy to work with.

    Otherwise,...
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    Temporary Video

    Long story short . . . I dug this out the other day - it is one of the few surviving recordings of me playing mandolin in the studio. Against my better judgment, I threw together this video.
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    When I hit my mid-50's my voice dropped a half-step (most people wish my voice would drop out completely - but that's another story) - anyhow, now I just drop all of my other instruments a half-step;...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Well, frankly - everything. I must have been incredibly unlucky and gotten a real dog, because the action was not great (even after many attempted adjustments), and the tone was essentially no...
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    Good thing I'm not on vacation this week - I could do this all day long!
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Yep, a 'disappointment' experience with an F9 cured me too.

    After shelling out more money than I ever payed for an instrument before, I found that I hated the mandolin. The return was a hassle...
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