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    Re: New member, old Gibson.

    Welcome to the Cafe, Bazz.

    You could do what I did with my '21 A2, which is also has the beefy neck without a truss rod - I made a new bridge. In my part of the world, humidity increases in the...
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    Re: Aluminum saddle on vintage Gibson ovals

    My 1921 A2 came with the adjustable bridge/aluminum saddle, I didn't like the tone at all - kind of quacky/bright and distracting. I switched it out to Cumberland Acoustic, which to my ears is a...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    If I know what I'm planning to play for a break, I generally focus on my right hand touch and listen hard to what's coming off the mandolin so I can adjust.

    If I don't know what I'm gonna play, I...
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    Re: Get Up John and tuning

    I agree there is no "split tuning" in the live clip posted, but the iTunes version I have is from their debut album Hot Rize (I think), which also includes a fiddle break, and I do hear the split...
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    Re: Get Up John and tuning

    I gotta think Tim O'Brien "split tuned" tuned his E course to something like that for his breaks in Pow Wow The Indian Boy, which (IMHO) are 2 of the most brilliant, bada$$ed mandolin solos EVER. It...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    I'd buy a set today but the spacing isn't correct for my '21 A2. Close, but not close enough to drop in the existing holes and even though I'm fairly handy I'm not interested in retrofitting . . .
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  7. Thread: '17 A-1 Bridge

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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    I also have a CA on my 1921 A2 . . . I didn't like the tone of the adjustable bridge with aluminum saddle that came on it. I made a nonadjustable bridge out of persimmon and it sounded great, but...
  8. Thread: Help with rhythm

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    Re: Help with rhythm

    Listen to Sam Bush and David Grisman when they're playing rhythm. They're not scared of anything . . .
  9. Thread: Need some advice.

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    Re: Need some advice.

    It's good ear/brain training to try to pick out parts from other instruments. If you start with a simple, iconic guitar (or saxophone, or piano, or whatever) lick or two you can build it into a solo...
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    Re: What tune is this?

    I don't recognize the first one but the second one with LRB is called Rebecca, a Herschel Sizemore good 'un.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    No need for a grill here in VA today, just put your grill item of choice out on the driveway and it'll cook right up!
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    Re: And Now We’ve Lost Dr. John

    Sad indeed. To bend a line from a New Orleans song, "Let him go, let him go, God bless him . . ."

    I hope his funeral is New Orleans joyful - he sure brought joy to folks through his music and...
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    Re: Go Down Memory Lane

    I have played a Jacobson and I own a Hamlett and they both are superior mandolins to my '94 Gibson F5G in every way: fit, finish, functionality and (obviously this is highly subjective) tone.

    I'm...
  14. Re: David Grisman & Stéphane Grappelli - The First Session

    I saw Grisman and Grappelli live at Memorial Hall at UNC around '78-'79-'80, sometime after Tony left. It was a fantastic concert, I remember wishing my dad could've seen it - he had far greater...
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    Re: About those magnetic arm rests ...

    Does the armrest wear against the finish where it makes contact?
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Great BAB video, I feel like the little kid on the tricycle in The Incredibles - that was totally wicked!
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    From my experience, hickory of any type is much harder to work than walnut. Walnut works easily, hickory not so much - it's pretty hard.
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    Pecan (Carya Illinoinsis) is a hickory (Carya sp.). The wood is hard and heavy.

    Not related to walnut (Juglans nigra). (What Richard said.)
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Tony was right on the money on the subject of dynamics . . .
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    Re: CA Glue Advise

    But it does help if you have a cut on one of your your fretting hand digits where a bandage would impede your playing - I've used it before (and during) a gig to help keep me from bleeding on the...
  21. Re: NMC - David Gilmour Instrument auction at Christies

    I'm in for the '67 Danelectro sitar and the '57 Gretsch White Falcon . . .

    +1 on the tweed amps question
  22. Re: This Gibson mandolin deserves it's own page for its back side

    Totally worth looking up callipygous. Note to self: work this into a conversation soon, but with care.
  23. Re: This Gibson mandolin deserves it's own page for its back side

    Yes it does.

    If that thing had block inlays I'd be SORELY tempted because it would make dandy little Les Paul. You'd want to figure out how to hold and play it so the audience could appreciate...
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    Re: Sir Paul on Mandolin Mondays

    I bet the demographic for clicks on that was heavily skewed to baby boomers . . . it got me for a few seconds, but it was a very good idea for April Fools!
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    Re: EMD stress...who has it?

    On the original DGQ, midway through his break Tony Rice does this lick in the bass strings with some filthy spinal vibrato that makes my socks go up and down. ~:>
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