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    Re: Repair person in Phoenix area?

    Drive two hours to Tucson, I surely would, and go to Mike Cutler.
  2. Re: Hard of hearing in the session - any practical ideas?

    I had the audiologist program a "music" setting into my aids, no compensation. Playing in a celtic jam is not a problem. MMc
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    After getting more and more ill for a month this winter, I realized it was the mesquite I was burning for heat, doh. I switched to pecan and problem solved. I didn't know pecan was related to...
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    Re: visiting Tucson for a couple weeks...

    In any two week period there are bluegrass, celtic, and old-time jams in Tucson. Minimal searching will find them. Moxie
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    Re: Mandolin builders... of today & yesterday

    Walt Kuhlman of Gypsy made some nice flattops. Moxiemcc
  6. Re: Looking for black walnut back and sides for F5 build

    If you are in Illinois, go to Pekin Hardwood Lumber in the town by that name. Pick out a plank cut from the center and have them resaw it to your needs. Illinois river valley black walnut is world...
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    Re: Loose Grover Tuner

    Those Locktite colors aren't the same everywhere, as my Dad learned writing assembly instructions in Brazil. Go by the numbers. MMc
  8. Re: Caption Contest - Win a free Mandolin Cafe ball cap

    My wife bought these pants.
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    Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90

    I lived in that central Ill. area where Chuck used to tour. He would roll in with only Johnny Johnson the piano man in a big Caddy. If there was an opening act he would practice them and keep them...
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    Re: Why Tonewood Dealers Have A Bad Reputation...

    I grew up in the Illinois River valley, famous for black walnut wood. A lot of trees were stolen there off private property. People said the thieves used "Swedish chain saws with car mufflers"MMc
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    Re: I bought a banjo, so sorry!

    I too went to the dark side in the last month with a 1921 Vega Little Wonder banjolin. Not appropriate for every song (Vivaldi wrote for the mandolin) but a ton of fun for blues and ragtime and jigs....
  12. Re: this is a very nice sounding mandolin, irregardless of being

    I used to have a neighbor who said "Ill-regardless." Made me want to poke my eardrum. Moxie Mc
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    Re: The D'Aquisto Influence ( w/Pics)

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever. MMc
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    Re: Learning Notation: Joe Carr & Deborah Chen

    I took a few lessons in classical mandolin (I live in a college town) and it came pretty fast. MMc
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    Re: Sympathetic Vibrations

    Radio Shack
  16. Re: tuner malfunction (not electronic tuner - actual string tuner

    Loc-Tite colors are not uniform across international borders and product lines ( eg. consumer or industrial) so product numbers should be used instead. MMc
  17. Thread: V-Picks Giveaway

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    Re: V-Picks Giveaway

    count me in!
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    Re: Luthier for a Refret

    I used to live in Peoria and liked Billy Cook at Cook Guitars for careful lutherie. He makes world class archtop guitars and apprenticed old-world style. It might take some searching online. I now...
  19. Re: Blackheathen world starvation and mandolin tour 2013.

    Give us a way to contact you. MMc
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    Re: Mandolin-carry on luggage?

    I flew Southwest last month from Tucson to Indianapolis roundtrip. Checked in online 24 hrs. early, both ways carried my mando case in a tennis racket bag over my shoulder and had no trouble on three...
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    Re: MandoCello Build Thread

    I think the word is solaria. (not sure) MMc
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    Re: Who is the ASCAP ?

    Well Great! We,ve devised a way to cheat the songwriters of their due. They all live in Beverly Hills don't they? Way to stick it to the Man! MMc
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    Re: Free V-Picks - Right Here

    count me in. Moxie
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    Re: High-strung Mandola

    A micrometer or dial caliper on the old strings would go a long way toward solving this mystery. MMc
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    Re: Bandsaws/Blades/Fences

    From a retired research machinist. If you start in inches, stay in inches. Same with metric. Just don't try to translate on the fly. MMc
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