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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    Super excited about going again. Now to practice the camp song!
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    I'm trying to see if I can make it happen. Would really, really like to go again. Fingers crossed!
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    Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Friendly reminder that this airs on PBS tonight.
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Sounds great! Thanks for taking the time to put that together. Look forward to more of these. You seem quite elated!
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I played it for a few minutes today. Seems really well built. Had a nice chop. Overall really nice.
  6. Re: Best USED Mando under $500 with Radius Fretboard: Your Picks!

    Nice looking Eastman 305 in classifieds right now with upgraded Cumberland bridge. NFI.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/128981#128981
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    Re: Autumn family pictures 2018

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    Here are my two. Sitting on the porch waiting on the humidity to go away. Doesn't quite feel like autumn yet.
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    Re: Dennis Vance and The Mandolin Store

    What a fun game this is. Amp Acquisition Syndrome?
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    Re: SURPRISE!!!... Best Wife ever!!!

    There is a Hattie Bís just down the road from Carterís and Gruhnís too (Melrose location). Worth a try if youíve never had Nashville hot chicken. There are a lot of fun things on that same road....
  10. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    In all seriousness, part of me wants to take all the different videos that music stores have put up, strip out the audio, and see if honestly we can identify the builders by tone alone.
  11. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    Ha! Itís a blessing and a curse. Where is this free time you speak of? :)
  12. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    I would *love* to hear and observe this. The closest I've found are these videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlf3wctqD3k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SOmtaCXlzc
  13. Re: So who makes armrests besides McClung and Cumberland?

    Dan Voight here in Nashville also makes mandolin armrests. I recently bought one from him and it's great. Probably worth contacting him to see if he could make something like what you're looking for:...
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    Re: Cat smell in a mandolin case

    This is what worked for me when I couldn't get the cat smell, and likely cat urine, out of a used guitar case. I tried several commercial pet odor and stain removal products. Even tried scented dryer...
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    Re: NMD: Rattlesnake F-5 "Loar"

    Until I can find the time to take more comprehensive photos, here are a few I posted on Instagram last week:
    - https://www.instagram.com/p/BlXEA8YBPe3/
    - https://www.instagram.com/p/BlXEVvbheJk/
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    Re: NMD: Rattlesnake F-5 "Loar"

    Super excited about it. Will post some pictures this week when I find some time. I saved the ones from Lowe Vintage but I'm sure y'all want "in the wild" photos.
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    NMD: Rattlesnake F-5 "Loar"

    Hello,

    My search for a great traditional sounding F-5 came to an end this week when I acquired a Rattlesnake F-5 "Loar" mandolin, number 73, made by Olin Davis.

    Wanted to take the time to say...
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    Re: Visiting Nashville

    So Nashville is pretty famous for something called hot chicken. It's basically spicy fried chicken and can be ordered in levels of hotness. There are often debates, and strongly held opinions, by us...
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    Re: Nashville with Kids?

    Adventure Science Center and The Frist are both just a few minutes away from Carter's:
    http://www.adventuresci.org/
    http://fristartmuseum.org/

    You can also check out this calendar for other kid...
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    Re: Looking for an office mandolin

    You might find a used Big Muddy, formerly known as Mid-Missouri, round hole flat top mandolin for around $300. Bump up that budget a bit and you can order a new one from Mike:...
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    Re: Monroe mando camp in Spt

    For me one of the highlights was seeing how welcoming, friendly, and accommodating everyone was to a beginning picker like myself. When I got there Thursday evening, I was blown away by how good...
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    Re: Monroe mando camp in Spt

    What a great weekend! It was great meeting and jamming, or trying to jam in my case, with everyone. Will definitely attend next year!
  23. Nickel Creek - NPR Tiny Desk Concert just posted

    Looks like NPR just posted the Tiny Desk Concert with Nickel Creek. Always fun watching these folks perform.

    http://www.npr.org/event/music/343144121/nickel-creek-tiny-desk-concert

    P.s. This is...
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    Re: Monroe mando camp in Spt

    As a fellow beginner, I was a bit intimidated as well. But couldn't pass up the opportunity to go and learn at something like this that is literally just down the road. Hope to see you there!
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