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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Yup 5 string. Been playing bluegrass banjo for 43 years and mandolin is my second instrument.
    Always kept my day job because a family needs to eat!
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    The pleasure of playing a high quality instrument has very little to do with where you play it. My mandolins can fill a room at home and fill the room at church. In the rare case that I'm in a jam...
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    Re: Whatís your travel case?

    I use a Pegasus case for all of my travel, planes, cars, gigs, even to church. I don't like taking risks.
    Cheers
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Your first was a Gilchrist ? Wow ! You saved a lot in the decision making process on what to get next ! You don't need a next ! Congratulations !

    You have to remember that in 1987 Gilchrist was...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    The first mandolin I ever bought was a Gilchrist. I do have a banjo mandolin that was given to me prior to that. I should add that I was already playing banjo in a band before deciding to get a...
  6. Re: My band playing Manzanita in the Telluride Band Competition

    My band won that contest back in 2000. The main stage is a hoot! Did you stand on the stage for the land rush?
    Good picking!
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    Gerry, yup that’s the one. Tone bars The other one is 188. X braced
    Cheers
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    Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    God bless our greatest generation! Those who served and those at home. Our world is a better place because of them.
    God bless America!!!
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    To be honest, scraping together $2250 was really, really tough in 1987. I’m glad I did it though. #179 is a great instrument.
    Cheers
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    In 1987 I got mine for $2250!
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    I have Lloyd's first varnished mandolin. It is really a great instrument and I think Lloyd has varnished all of them since then. I remember chatting with Lloyd and Steve Gilchrist at IBMA in...
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    You can’t talk about Lloyd LaPlant without mentioning his guitars. 176528 You also need to know that he’s the nicest guy you will ever work with.
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

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    Three LaPlants in this picture

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    The other two are from some guy named Steve
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    Re: Clip-on mic setup, anyone?

    I use a Shure sax mic clipped onto the pick guard.
    Works just fine for me.
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    Re: Five albums

    Old and in the Way
    Plus what everyone else said!
    Enjoy
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    Re: Stationary mic vs. clip on

    I use a shure clip on sax mic. I clip it to the pick guard and place the mic over the bass side F hole. I’ve had to change my touch on the strings in order to balance myself in the mix. No more...
  17. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change my name
    Homer Savard
    Thanks
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    Re: If You Were Famous . . .

    I’ve searched my name and find only myself, my father, and my grandfather. They are both gone so I may be “Homer the last”.
    Signed
    Homer Savard ,the last.
  19. Re: How do you store your instruments when not playing

    In the case, always!
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    Re: Mandolins on airplanes

    I flew Southwest in September with my banjo in a calton case. I paid the extra fees for group A and had no other carry on bags. Walked on an went to the back where there was an empty bin. No issues...
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    Re: Glass mandolin syndrome

    Play it and enjoy it! If you need a back up get a good one. I consider a back up to be a replacement for the main instrument when that tool is out for repairs or set up. Therefore I have sets of...
  22. Re: What to do about a big increase in my mandolinís value?

    Play it and enjoy it... I bought my first Gilchrist for $2250. I still play it and take it wherever I want to. Don’t just lick it up!

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    Oh geez, don’t LOCK it up!!
  23. Re: Any builders/aspiring builders/luthiers in Minnesota?

    I sent you a PM with Lloyd LaPlants phone number.
    Worth the trip!
    Send my greetings
    Homer Savard
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    Re: Improvement By Thinking.

    Yup. I’ve written songs in my head on the way to band practice.
  25. Re: Mandolin lessons in the Phoenix area?

    You can try to look up Billy Parker or Mark Miracle. Both are members on the cafe and in the phoenix area. Billy is farther South and Mark is in the North Valley (New River) Mark plays with The...
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