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  1. Thread: Blue Sky Boys

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    Blue Sky Boys

    Watching the Ken Burns special, I was surprised (and disappointed) to see just a short mention of the Blue Sky Boys. I've long admired the mandolin playing in their music. They are possibly not a...
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    Re: No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    If you look up "Gentle on my Mind" on Wikipedia, you'll see John claims he wrote the song in 30 minutes after seeing the film 'Dr. Zhivago'.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yep!!
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    Avery Mandolin Straps

    Does anyone know if Jim Avery is still active making straps? I had a good look at one a couple of days ago and was impressed.

    Any info appreciated..

    Jim
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    Portland, Maine Old Time Jam

    There's an outdoor old time jam held every Tuesday, 7-9, in Post Office Square in the heart of Portland. Goes through the summer months.

    All are welcome - bring yourself - and a chair if you need...
  6. Thread: Octave Intro

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    Octave Intro

    Mandolessons goes octave...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PoLQflT04I

    Baron Collins-Hill introduces the octave to his audience
  7. Thread: Fretboards

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    Fretboards

    So I'm fooling around with my Breedlove crossover, not anything special, nothing to be called practice. I hadn't played my 1913 Gibson A in a while so I switched over to it thinking I'd give the old...
  8. Thread: Petersen Octave

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    Re: Petersen Octave

    I pulled the trigger on that Petersen octave. Here's a couple of pix. I'm letting it get acclimatized to my place before trying anything with it. I'm used to my Gibson A and Breedlove A. I've...
  9. Thread: Petersen Octave

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    Re: Petersen Octave

    Thanks for all the comments, guys. I'll post some pix if/when I close the deal.

    Jim
  10. Thread: Petersen Octave

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    Petersen Octave

    I have a chance to pick up a 2001 Petersen Octave mandolin L2 under $800. From what I've seen in the forum it looks like a good deal.

    Any thoughts? All info appreciated.

    Jim
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    Kentucky 272 vs 276

    Can anyone provide info re: the differences between the Kentucky models 272 and 276? Not just in appearance but in other factors. I'm considering getting one or the other.

    Any info appreciated....
  12. Thread: 1918 A Tuners

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    Re: 1918 A Tuners

    Thanks for all your input!!

    I'm going to try some of the advice from Paul Hostetter's Tuner Maintenance Page. According to Paul what I have is 'Slop' in my tuners which I mistakenly called...
  13. Thread: 1918 A Tuners

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    1918 A Tuners

    I recently acquired a nice 1918 A. It's in good shape except the tuners are quite worn and have significant backlash in them. I would not care to replace the tuners since they have a nice patina in...
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    Re: Tuning Code - G4, C4, etc.

    I should have put in that our instrument tuning, referring to the piano board, is: G3, D4, A4, E5
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    Re: Tuning Code - G4, C4, etc.

    This might help....

    157756
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    Re: String Rattle & Minor Issue

    Thanks for all the suggestions. It does have an adjustable bridge so I'm going to work with that. If not successful - off I go to a local luthier. I guess I'll bear with the aroma - at least until...
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    String Rattle & Minor Issue

    I recently purchased a Gibson A, circa '26-'27. Finger board and frets are level by straight edge sighting, no visible repair areas.

    My main problem is a string rattle on the A and E strings. ...
  18. Thread: Ear Worm

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    Re: Ear Worm

    As the originator of this thread, I'm calling it 'Big Eyed Rabbit'. I thought it was 'Sally Ann' and, asTobin said above, it has some of the elements of Sally but after listening to the tune a few...
  19. Thread: Ear Worm

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    Re: Ear Worm

    Sally Ann it is! Don't know where my head was on not seeing that. Thank you, Dennis!!
  20. Thread: Ear Worm

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    Ear Worm

    Can anyone tell me the name of this tune? It's tantalizingly familiar but I can't quite place it.

    The attachment displays as an mp3 and, when clicked on, comes up in Windows Media player with a...
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    Ossipee Valley Festival

    In Maine - Last weekend in July - Sierra Hull, Joe Walsh, Brittany Haas, Elizabeth Laprelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt.

    Camping, both RV hookups and tent, is inexpensive, food vendors, jam sessions,...
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    Re: Long Hollow Leather

    Got through to Long Hollow today and had a great conversation with a very lovely and lively Lyndell, 92 YO(!!) order taker. I believe she is Phil's mother.
    Anyway, I was able to get my order in and...
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    Re: Long Hollow Leather

    Thanks for your reply... I'm looking forward to getting one of their straps..
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    Long Hollow Leather

    Can anyone tell me if Long Hollow is still active? I've sent emails, called both phone numbers on their web site but haven't gotten any response. They make a great mando strap. Sad if they've...
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    Black Creek Weekend

    Black creek Fiddlers Reunion and jam at the Altamont, NY fairgrounds this weekend. Camping, jams, Saturday potluck - a good time!

    blackcreek.oldsongs.org
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