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  1. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    Nice to hear from somebody else who dislikes the Collings tailpiece. They’re even worse on the mandola.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I know there's diminishing returns as you go up but I can't imagine an A getting too much better than this one:...
  3. Re: “Going to California” with a Stradolin and Ovation mandolin

    This one is my favorite cover (David Rawlings Machine with John Paul Jones on mandolin) https://youtu.be/jYeq6XoOg8s
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    Re: For John Prine

    When I get to heaven, I'm gonna shake God's hand
    Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand
    Then I'm gonna get a guitar and start a rock-n-roll band
    Check into a swell hotel; ain't the...
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    Re: For John Prine

    Damn. News just in, John Prine has passed. :( They sent him an angel from Montgomery, carried him to Paradise. Damn.

    The Angel Band is getting to be a bit too good. :(
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    Re: For John Prine

    Kevin Bacon and Kyra did a great job on that tune! John wrote a bunch a great songs.

    I've told the story before on this forum. FWIW, years ago I saw a guy at a local yard sale who looked...
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    Jethro and Roy 151 Seconds of Fun

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YhiBqeIooo :mandosmiley:
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    Re: For John Prine

    Sam to John Prine

    259477575073309
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    Re: For John Prine

    Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick posted a sweet video of themselves on Instagram doing Prine's fun "In Spite of Ourselves," with Sedgwick playing uke and Bacon playing what looks to be a Kentucky F...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    The flu is manageable as there are vaccines, medications, and some built up immunity in strong, healthy individuals. Corona is like the flu 100 years ago - unknown impact and duration and until they...
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    Re: Finger joint fusion?

    Well, speaking in general, bones spurs (if these are the problem) can sometimes be trimmed with surgery, but if the loss of cartilage is the real underlying problem, then there exists no practical...
  12. Hoping for the safety of those in Nashville & My Thoughts Are Wit

    Hello All,
    Thinking and praying good things concerning those in Nashville, TN this morning.
    Hoping for good reports from those who live and work there.
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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    Jo makes beautiful straps. We corresponded and she made me one exactly to fit my Ellis A. For those wondering, they're smoother and smaller diameter than the cowhide type made by Lakota et al. A...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    The Pegasus cases are as cool as they look, yes. They're all custom order for your preference of outside color and interior, either solid color or Tartan plaid. What I like the most about them is how...
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    Re: Northfield Recurve Case

    I have one of these with my N5S. Overall I like the case, though a few negatives IMO. The storage area is small. A set of strings in packaging will not lie flat, though it will fit at an angle. ...
  16. John Reischman (with Eli West) at Green Mountain Bluegrass & Root

    Wanted to share this little gem filmed with John Reischman and Eli West at this past August's GMBR in Manchester, Vermont.

    John's playing seems to effortless and smooth. Getting to be up close...
  17. Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisation

    Hi Bluegrass mandolin pickers and improvisers!

    I’m Jesper Rübner-Petersen, the author of “The Mandolin Picker’s Guide to Bluegrass Improvisation”.

    Ten years ago, on February 17th 2010, my...
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    as years have gone by, I've reached a position for myself that I know for sure neck profile can make or break my keeping an instrument. I loved the tone of the Pava I owned, but found the neck...
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    The Weber Build Part 1

    This showed up in my e-mail today. For those that didn't get it, take a look!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, I'm really sorry to hear that you possibly may have cancer. I am hoping the biopsy is negative, and you may just have a "nodule," or perhaps were exposed to something in your younger years that...
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    Re: Which mandolin should I buy?

    To your question, I'm not familiar with Jerry Rosa's mandolins, but did play a Big Mon at Gryphon for a while yesterday. Very nice mandolin.

    I agree with the suggestion that if you want to spend...
  22. Thread: Collings

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    Re: Collings

    Despite what the guy at Elderly calls it, that looks to be an MT2
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    Billy Strings & Del McCoury

    Billy on mandolin, Del on guitar, Midnight On The Stormy Deep

    478908402639345

    https://www.facebook.com/billystrings1/videos/478908402639345/UzpfSTI5OTAzMzI3Njg0MjA3ODoyMDEyMjg4ODM4ODQ5ODM4/
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Wish you a happy new year 2019. I play this tune to everyone who is with your family.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM8MG8mHy5U
  25. Re: mandolin comparison of three high class F 5 mandolins

    Doing some serious hair splittin here.

    The biggest difference I hear is the wonderful voice and accent.

    Would you read me a bed time story ?
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