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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Here's an unreal time-lapse of the Ian surge at Ft Meyers Beach estimated to be 15' high:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al8yTiCVfro

    It's pretty well known that the trad method to assess...
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    Re: favorite festival tent?

    I do a lot of tenting with kids at festivals in North Carolina. Just a couple things to add:

    --Get a tent you can stand up in -- you may be able to maintain a shred of dignity while getting...
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    Re: Buying directly from a luthier

    Besides what's already been suggested I'd talk to him about the set-up on your new instrument. Like if you know you like the action a certain way and a certain set of strings ask him to get it set...
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Take care Charley. Here's a link to a visible (daytime) satelite loop for Florida:

    https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G16&sector=se&band=GEOCOLOR&length=24

    You can toggle...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    I was told that when I was first starting out on mando about 20 years ago. But I guess I've learned over the years that it's hard for me to imagine the two instruments being much more different. Just...
  6. Re: Jams and Music Stores in/around Boone, NC?

    Hey, if you're doing that trip again in the coming years wait a few days and head up to Galax Fiddlers Convention. The largest collection of red hot bluegrass and oldtime pickers and singers on the...
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    Re: Any BG or OT Jams on Hilton Head Island?

    Hi Rush, thanks for the tip. I knew Randy was around there somewhere - I'll have to see if I can over to his shop during my stay.

    Cheers,
    Z
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    Any BG or OT Jams on Hilton Head Island?

    Going to be there for a few days this weekend and early next week, with mandolin.

    Cheers,
    Z
  9. Re: Which version of Chinquapin / Chinkapin Hunting is the "real"

    I think I've heard it referred to as Dwarf Chestnut before. Have you heard that?

    Cheers,
    Z
  10. Re: Which version of Chinquapin / Chinkapin Hunting is the "real"

    As my veteran oldtime and bluegrass pickin buddy says "can't go wrong with Art Stamper"!

    Z
  11. Thread: Tree planting

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    Re: Tree planting

    "I would love some big Cherry. I love Cherry."

    Yes, it's a beautiful tree. I'd think you could probably be successful with many/most of the trees you mentioned if you plant in the dormant season,...
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    Re: Jam Etiquette re: Playing Mandolin Chords

    Hey, late to the party here. I play a lot of oldtime and bluegrass both in jams and in band/performance settings. As many have indicated there are a lot of ways to skin a cat on the mandolin. A...
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    Re: Dixie Hoedown on a Mountain

    Nice pickin, and that thing is nice!

    Z
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    Re: Guitar flight case in overhead?

    No recent experience with this but I would think with the way things are going with flights, boarding, overbooking, etc. this could be kind of a nightmare.

    Z
  15. Thread: Tree planting

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    Re: Tree planting

    As an employee of the USDA Forest Service I feel compelled to advise against planting anything non-native. Here in the southeast basically all of the non-native invasive species (NNIS) - herbs,...
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    Far SW VA Week of June 13th?

    Hi, I'm going to be in Norton during the week of June 13 for work. Any pickers around there or Big Stone Gap want to get together for an evening? I'm into bluegrass and oldtime and will have a mando...
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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp Abington VA

    Dang I really want to get up there but I seem to be all booked up with kidstuff that weeeknd! It's a real nice area and Carl Jones and Paul Duff will be there!

    Z
  18. For those in the know would Wyatt have done any...

    For those in the know would Wyatt have done any guitar lead at all during these sets? Just wondering.
  19. Thread: "The Tree"

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    Re: "The Tree"

    Interesting, thanks!

    Z
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    Re: Rose F5 #37 finished

    Looks great! Is that Brazilian in the pick guard?

    Cheers,
    Z
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    Re: Old Wave F Style

    Old Wave F-5s are great - love em! I had #74 and regret selling, but I still know where it lives. If I recall that one was from 1995, so maybe yours is right there. Bill may chime-in and let you...
  22. Re: Red Diamond Sizemore Vintage (video with pro audio)

    Hey, the mandolin sounds really good as do the tunes. If I learned those tunes I'm sure I'd throw in quite a few double stops and slides, but they sound good as they are. How much do those mics run...
  23. Thread: 2020 Duff A5

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    Re: 2020 Duff A5

    Thanks Daniel, I really enjoyed the conversation and thanks for posing my question. Paul, really fun hearing your voice and a little about your story. Your A-5 #231 is getting lots and lots of play...
  24. Thread: 2020 Duff A5

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    Re: 2020 Duff A5

    Cool Daniel! I'd be intersted to hear his thoughts on tone/attack differences he hears between his tone bar and X-braced instruments. Also, do you know if he's ever done any oval hole instruments?
    ...
  25. Thread: 2020 Duff A5

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    Re: 2020 Duff A5

    "Congratulations! Man, that’s a gorgeous mandolin. I initially passed on a Duff “Scout” F model, which was supposedly the only one he’s built with the back unbound and some other “Econo” features, at...
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