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    Re: Where Sitka spruce grows

    The solution is to use dead-fall and reclaimed Sitka Spruce and not buy from anybody who sells logged trees.
    There is absolutely no need to cut down live spruce trees for instruments -- plenty of...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    DOH! Yep, "Big Mon".

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here are The Grascals playing "Wheel Hoss" at Summergrass 2019 with Danny Roberts on his VX --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POD8oJ57Jpg&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
  4. Re: Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Phil,
    I'm bringing at least one AX, maybe two . . .
    Steve
  5. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    We'll be popping down Friday and Saturday with some mandolins in tow.

    Steve
  6. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    A couple of new tunes by Chip Bach on his new Sprite 2X Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtwrkkCCR5U&list=UU23W0TBOYEtJzpGnV8yKVIA&index=4&t=0s

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  7. Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Congratulations to Eli Wildman (The Wildmans) for his second win of the Galax Old Time Fiddler's Competition in the Mandolin category! This year his performance was "Brilliancy" on his Sorensen SX...
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    1976 Gehrardt Green F5 Pictures

    Earlier, there was a discussion of this emerald green F5 built by Rolf Gerhardt and Jeff Harrison.

    Thought it would be nice to have the pictures of this unique early F-style build by one of the...
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    Never seen a violin with a "Florida fingerboard extension" or a pick guard!

    Stick to your vision, Skip!

    Steve
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    That is indeed one classy build! Love the consistent violin style and color.

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    I think this needs to be here with the Sorensen Tone videos!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SIRsQ2AbfE

    Danny Roberts has been playing his Sorensen VX for over three years now and man, can...
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    If it was easy, you could just read this book --

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    (It's always helps to read the book first to best enjoy the musical comedy!)

    Steve
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Unless requested, I use Jescar Gold EVO or Stainless for all new builds.

    There is a learning curve for stainless, but well worth the effort once one figures out how to prep and...
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    Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    Here's a bit of video from FloydFest with Liam Purcell (Cane Mill Road) on his Sorensen Sprite Two-Point and Eli Wildman (The Wildmans) on his Sorensen SX "Stratus" prototype --

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  15. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Here's Chip Bach picking a new tune he's calling L'il Black Dog on his new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point --

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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Always thrilling to see Danny Roberts picking that VX with The Grascals up on the Big Stage!

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    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen AX

    A rarely heard, cool tune from Joey Lazio - Fred Digs Up a Hornet's Nest


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o9S4-1cLWQ&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4J05DHQRm0&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    A great new song from ClayBank with Zack Arnold on his Sorensen VX --

    https://soundcloud.com/mountainfeverrec/claybank-dreamer

    I'm always impressed by Zack's rhythmic chops and his tone on...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's a bit of video from The Grascals from yesterday. Nice mando break by Danny at about 1:50 --

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    Re: Metallic String Buzz

    Also check that the nut and bridge slots are clean. And tuner buttons are all tight. You would be amazed how far a buzz source can be from what you imagine to be the source.

    Steve
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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Wow, Skip! Love the warm subtle 'burst!
    Steve
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    Re: Rounding edges when not binding

    Do not use this --


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

    Steve
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    Re: The new Sorensen Stealth . . .

    Here's Silas Powell picking some Get Up John the black Sorensen Stealth prototype --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is4HChTB2iw

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's a great video from The Ozark Music Shoppe featuring Claybank.

    This is a really good video to hear Zack Arnold's Sorensen VX in a clean setting.
    Introductions wrap-up at about 2:30 --
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