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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I'll sort of agree, when the notes remind you of the melody and then you just play your memory is not quite memorization. There are tunes I just can't kick off (Nail the Catfish comes to mind). I...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I play by ear. The music reminds me.

    f-d
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    A classmate gave me a Kay in 1968. That was my mandolin for about 15 years. Didn’t play it much. Mostly in college and working many of those years (field geology).

    Went to grad school (Virginia...
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    Re: ‘Beach’ mandolin

    Hahaahaaahaa!

    To the OP: carry your new Eastman through your adventures! In a few years, heck, it may wear a few battle scars! Meanwhile, the case queen remains undisturbed.

    It’ll be the...
  5. Re: Brazilian musician Joćo Gilberto dies aged 88

    (anybody here been listening to Babel Gilberto, Joao's daughter? She's great!)

    f-d
  6. Re: Brazilian musician Joćo Gilberto dies aged 88

    Son told me last night. In the soundtrack of my life, for sure!

    RIP

    f-d
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    It’s better to focus on the music rather than the instrument. The, “Chase for sound” is endless! Yes! Get a top-tier mandolin. Get it setup. Then learn!

    My take? Bring it everywhere too! Then...
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    Re: Looking for My 1st Mandolin

    Cafe sponsor is good advice! Look at Kentucky or Eastman. Solid carved top.

    Expect twice the budget of entry-level guitar.

    Get an a model.

    f-d
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Late ‘70s, Boulder, Colorado, working as a geologist! Ah, the memories. . .

    My first awareness of Hot Rize!

    Had my Kay. It took a while for me to upgrade!

    f-d
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    Re: My first mandolin

    it's like a Persian rug. Their value is shown by the imperfections. Otherwise, a machine made it!

    So cool that you built your own!

    f-d
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    they go anywhere!

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    (last month in Frisco, NC)

    During this time of the year, my 1N is always entertaining the neighborhood too! I just walk about the yard playing random fiddle tunes!...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    when Flatiron started arch-top f-hole mandolins they had the A5-1 and the A5-2. Those were the trim levels. That was '83 for sure. Not sure if it was also '82. Sometime around '84 they changed that...
  13. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    (Flatiron may have actually started in Boulder Colorado in the late '70s. Back-porch productions got into making the army-navy styles (aka pancakes). I think it was after a spell they moved to...
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    Re: Gerald Anderson, Rest In Peace

    met him once. Known of him for decades. Rest in peace, Gerald.

    f-d
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    wall hangers go where they belong. Musical instruments go in cases - at least in my house!

    Then again, it's easier to find placed to squirrel away cases then places to hang instruments.

    I have...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I've had the A3 for over 35 years. It's one of my favorites. ('30 L-1 is one of my favorite guitars too!)

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    I just love the Flatiron 1N! Likely always will too!

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    My redwood...
  17. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I'd like the understated elegance of the Loar A5.

    f-d
  18. Thread: Rigel on Ebay

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    Re: Rigel on Ebay

    I've told myself if I found one at or under $800, I'd buy it!

    Missed one. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Roanoke, VA jams, pickers, etc.

    Hey! This is great news! I'll likely be in Roanoke next week!

    Thanks!

    f-d
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    Re: Should I take my Eastman MD305 on vacation?

    Don't do it! They're fragile!

    f-d
  21. Thread: At the beach!

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    Re: At the beach!

    been there too! (Studied geology at CSU.) Wasn't playing much mandolin back in those college daze?!?!?! Had one though!

    f-d
  22. Thread: At the beach!

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    Re: At the beach!

    Oh yes! Bubba’s! We used to go there!

    Every year we go to Frisco, I see the, “Bluegrass Jam” sign on the Pottery Shop. Never been.

    Then again I rarely go out. We bring most food in.

    f-d
  23. Thread: At the beach!

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    Re: At the beach!

    Dude at pottery shop? Yes. No jam this year. I’ve never gone?

    f-d
  24. Thread: At the beach!

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    At the beach!

    It’s been a great week in Frisco!

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    f-d
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    Re: eBay flat tops - would ya?

    I love my Flatiron 1N! I’m at the beach works by on tunes!

    f-d
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