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    Re: Phoenix mandolins closing shop?

    Terrible news, and a damned shame. My second mandolin (the first was an Eastman) was a Custom Deluxe made by Rolfe (a Deluxe with Bluegrass style binding and inlays) in 2005, and it will go to my...
  2. Re: Who Do You Think The Top Five Mandolin Players Are?

    Got two to add which have not been mentioned yet:

    Gerry Hundt, who plays blues mostly.
    Jim Nikora, who studied with Jethro, prefers Irish music nowadays.
  3. Thread: Tube Amp

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    Re: Tube Amp

    I am contemplating stepping out of the cold to play blues on my Phoenix Deluxe (which arrived with a McIntryre Feather pickup). I have a Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 guitar amp, through which the Phoenix...
  4. Re: How Long Blues: Richter, Richter, and Bonham -- a 10 yo first

    Buy that lad a nice used Alembic short-scale bass! Hohners are all 'thump' and no tone, no better than Gibsons. ;-)
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    Re: Strap for Phoenix

    I used a tape measure to get a pretty good idea of how long a strap had to be after putting an old strap on the mando and fiddling with where I wanted to sit. Then went to a leather-maker's shop...
  6. Re: Blues Mandolin Madness!!! DelGrosso, Flynn, & Hundt

    I was there, brung SWMBO and Jim Nikora with me. One hell of a show, and Gerry blew the doors off the joint. When someone can impress Nikora, they're doing damned well, and Jim was quite impressed...
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    L.R. Baggs A-Ref

    is a new(ish) amp designed for acoustic instruments, has what amounts to a PADI built into it. One review <http://#######.com/yaz86d6> suggests that it rolls off at the bottom too soon for a mando....
  8. Re: Blues Mandolin Madness!!! DelGrosso, Flynn, & Hundt

    Gonna be there! Will bring friends!
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    Nifty new tuner

    I've got a Phon Tuner on my Palm Treo (it comes in versions for other phones as well). It listens on your phone's mike (old-timer's gripe: NOT "mic") and displays how far you are from the...
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    Re: Would you rather?

    Phoenix. Hands down. And I'm keeping mine!

    bevel Ducati or RubberDuckie?
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    He's right, you know.  You can play the blues on...

    He's right, you know. #You can play the blues on an original 1959 Les Paul that costs a mint ... or you can play 'em on a cheap Silvertone (as did Mississippi Fred McDowell. #I've got me a reissue...
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    Have a look at a used Phoenix, for they appear on...

    Have a look at a used Phoenix, for they appear on the classifieds now & then. Fab axe, beautifully made.
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    Heard Billy Flynn last night, playing with the...

    Heard Billy Flynn last night, playing with the reconstituted Cash Box Kings. #The man really has the sense of the Chicago boys, plays with fire. #Hides out up there in Green Bay, reappears now & then...
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    Another fab player from Madison, Wisconsin:  Jim...

    Another fab player from Madison, Wisconsin: #Jim Nikora, who studied with Jethro hisself. #Doesn't play out much, but when he does, people listen!
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    OK, I've got it in mp3 format now.  Still looking...

    OK, I've got it in mp3 format now. #Still looking for score or tabs.
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    Me, sir.  Been riding (off & on) since 1956.  Am...

    Me, sir. #Been riding (off & on) since 1956. #Am afflicted with MLI (Moto Lust Italiano). #Live 80 miles from the HD factory, and never been tempted by one (well ... I rode a fairly nice Buell once)....
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    There's a saying amongst...

    There's a saying amongst collectors/riders/guardians of old Italian motorcycles: #One does not sell Ducatis; one buys them.

    Of the five guitars I own, I'd never sell the 1942 Gibson nor the 1973...
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    Well, I'm an even greater klutz, almost entirely...

    Well, I'm an even greater klutz, almost entirely an "ear" player. I have a pretty good knowledge of theory and history, but can only read with great difficulty (sight read? fageddaboudit!) I learned...
  19. As Mr. Jazzmando suggests (among others) have a...

    As Mr. Jazzmando suggests (among others) have a look at Phoenix. I have a custom Deluxe (see avatar) that came in under your budget and which I think is incredibly versatile, long sustain, fab tone...
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    That'd add insult to injury....

    And chicks for free?[/QUOTE]
    That'd add insult to injury. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
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    Can anyone lead me to music for Marco Cara's...

    Can anyone lead me to music for Marco Cara's Poiche in van ... or to a downloadable mp3? #I have it on vinyl, but no reasonable way to convert it.

    TIA
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    Astonishing. As Mark Knopfler once said ... money...

    That's the way live auctions work, although Skinner does add an extra premium for on-line buyers. When the final sale prices are reported they include the buyer's premium.

    There is an auctioneer...
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    There's a very pretty style B Lyon & Healy mando...

    There's a very pretty style B Lyon & Healy mando on fleabay, as item #350052884105.

    Unfortunately it is an auction house selling it sorta via fleabay ... and they will require a 22.5% buyer's...
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    I had a similar (though greatly reduced)...

    I had a similar (though greatly reduced) experience when buying my first mandolin. #I had a budget that was semi-limited by the Gibson Les Paul I was trading in, but I tried mandos in the $1,000 to...
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    Bugger.  Looks like I'm 3rd oldest.  Started at...

    Bugger. #Looks like I'm 3rd oldest. #Started at age 65. #Just passed 67th b-day. #Marginally competent at best, though.
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