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    Re: Rest in Peace - Byron Berline passes

    How sad, one more of the greats gone.
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    Re: Replacement for Loar Tailpiece Cover

    Ron, that is really stellar work!
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    194969I like mine (see avatar) I think about the day Bill Halsey have it back to me! Reminds me of simpler time in my life, there is a “Yellow Rose” below the script.
    Oops, sorry it’s upside down!...
  4. Re: Jethro & Steve Goodman "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

    There was, nor ever will be, another Harry Carey!
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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I don’t get it either, it’s not hard or even dangerous. Take your time, do it right do it the same way each and every time and you will build up speed and accuracy, try working in an acoustic music...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    You know JB, I’m getting to like my corner.
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  7. Thread: Porch Pride

    by Timbofood
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    Re: Porch Pride

    Sorry to see you go but, I understand.
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    Re: Ellis vs Hester

    Different wrenches for different nuts!
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Denny, that’s just down to the ground bad.
    I’ll use it later when I go to the post office!
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    Re: Road trip music

    I have a B.B. King sized thumb drive which has something like 1700 cuts on it from classical mandolin through B.B., Clapton, Prine, Mr. Monroe, and pretty much all points of the compass, roughly...
  11. Thread: Poor Old F2!

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    Re: Poor Old F2!

    It’s not the saddest one I’ve ever seen but, it’s a bit rough.
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    Re: favorite festival tent?

    When I was a kid, we camped in my fathers Greenbrier van, dad had done a really clever conversion set up I was small enough to sleep crossways on the front seat. There was a set up that lifted and...
  13. Re: Possibly 1930’s ‘The Ellis’ banjo mandolin

    Some pictures would be a lot of help, if you can get some.
  14. Re: New (to me) Gibson A5L . To scoop of not....

    Start with that, easily enough replaced if you don’t see the improvement you are looking for. Typically, the fingerrest is below fingerboard level so it may (or may not) have any impact. Since you...
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    Re: Happy Victoria Day

    I just had a crappy day yesterday and nothing seemed to get my interest!
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    I have wind!

    I know... “To the corner!”
  17. Re: Rare Ibanez Mandolin For Sale in New Zealand

    Q

    I completely agree that anything’s rarity is in direct relativity to its desire and prospective audience. If there were ten gazillion of these things out there and five gazillion people wanted...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    JB, was the Bones guy Percy Danforth by any chance?
    We ad him at a local one day festival here in Kalamazoo in maybe 1976(?) he was really amazing! He really made the normally annoying clatter very...
  19. Re: Using cheaper mandolin for extensive practice.

    What sort of “wear and tear”?
    If you are really damaging the instrument you might need to adjust your technique. There are hundreds of instruments of similar age out there being played with no “un...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    JB, there’s room in the corner, sometimes there are cocktails too!
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    Re: Can anyone name this mandolin?

    I’d name it “Doc”!
    Or Nurse, maybe podiatrist?
    I’ll go to my corner now.
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    All my instruments have been distressed my my innate clumsiness or erstwhile honest wear, bar aroma, cigarette ash,(back when I used to smoke) beer spillage. It’s all mine. Buying a “relic-Ed”...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    I’ll simply not buy one.
  24. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Then there is the
    Draught/ Draft debate as well
    I’m going back to bed!
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    That post from Bill Halsey with the shot of the BM varnish can reminded me that I have the label from one of his cans on my old mandolin case!
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