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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Below: the first "official" carriers of the new Zeta Mandolin line, Elderly Instruments, although I'm aware of three other major retailers that have said they are definitely in, just in a more...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    There's a bunch of black magic going on with these bridges. I don't want to hand out information I'm not 100% sure on but I was like, "it'll do WHAT?" when I heard. I may be seeing Steve again late...
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    Mandolin Orange & Colorado Symphony!

    Sweet and Powerful.....

    The group played last night accompanied by a 30+ piece orchestra and it was just amazing. Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver was sold out for this performance. Emily...
  4. Andrew Marlin "Cody Road" Artist Session at GMBR

    I am not sure that too many "session" type videos exist out there for Andrew Marlin's solo effort tunes off Buried in a Cape...so I am sharing this session we filmed at this past year's Green...
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    Loarfest 2020

    'Miss all of you at Loarfest & Banjothon in Knoxville today! Thanks to everyone that helped to make it happen.

    Here was a single table sample in an ocean of vintage goodness and fun....;)

    j....
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    brand spankin' new: 2019 Meredith

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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Here's four of my five old Gibson A's (the fifth is in the shop at the moment)...

    Left to right: 1913 A1, 1909 A, 1920 A, 1921 A (at least that's what I think they all are, pending any corrected...
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Dang that Sullivan mandolin sounds good!
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    You can play any style of music on any mandolin. Furthermore, if you ever get to the point to where you are playing live, the audience doesn't care what kind of mandolin you have. I agree with most...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    You are correct and I know these are few and far between. I do wonder what the fancy abalone etc adds to the price. I looked in the archives and a standard A-5 goes for about $13K. I think Nuggets...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I have played mostly old time fiddle tunes—it can compete with a full OT jam with fiddles, banjos, guitars and bass. It is nice for blues, of course, and ragtime. If i found myself in a full...
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    182429182430 Nugget 272 Art Deco A style
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    New original tune, Midnight Firefly

    https://m.soundcloud.com/user-609577945/midnight-firefly
    Can't get the soundcloud embedded player to work, any tips?

    Wrote this tune the other night on clawhammer banjo while looking at a Firefly...
  14. podcast FB Journal, Craig Korth, his '23 F5 loar, and much more

    extremely interesting podcast, amazing story of an amazing artist:
    For years, Nelson, British Columbia’s Craig Korth could be seen at bluegrass festivals sharing a trio of exceptional (and extremely...
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    For a brand new mandolin, it sounds wonderful already. Some very nice picking as well!
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    I agree about loving coming into the Café, and the civility and helpfulness of the community. We are blessed with wonderful instruments, and people who understand our enjoyment of them.
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    Obscure Tony Rice tabs. No mando content.

    I'm posting this here because many of us play guitar in addition to mando. And the fact that Tony's work reaches beyond just guitar, influencing other musicians no matter what instrument they play. ...
  18. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    To Brad's point above, here are two posts from Joe Vest who worked at Gibson alongside Charlie Derrington and Danny Roberts, among others, in developing and bringing to life the Distressed Master...
  19. Re: Article: New Music from Gregg Daigle and Don Grieser - Palata

    Thanks! pheff: That back cover pic was taken about 20 years ago when I was younger and stupider. I found the right mandolin now.

    In case anyone wants to know, the mandolin is my 2010 Heiden A5...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks!

    So, let's try this again (if only editing posts was allowed beyond a certain time...)

    Here's me playing a 4 course medieval lute I built. The song I'm playing here is 'Douce Dame Jolie'...
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    Re: Jeremy Kittel Band featuring Josh Pinkham

    Thought I’d bump this threading give a shout out to Josh Pinkham and his amazing mandolin chops. I saw them for the third time since the release of “Whorls.” They had the full 5 piece band last...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Here's a little sample of #37. The tune is "Monroe's Farewell to Longhollow."



    https://youtu.be/gVlcd98NqT0
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I went with the old bridge sitka--Matt seems to really like how that wood works for mandolins.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    The Heiden is 9 years old and has a more complex and mature voice. Really not a fair comparison. The Ruhland's really amazing for brand new and has a lot going for it already. I think it needs some...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    #37 arrived a week ago. Enjoying getting to know it and what it has to offer which is a lot. My Heiden is jealous right now. Will make a recording whenever I get some time--it already inspired a new...
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