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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    Part of what I like about older or more trad bluegrass mandolin is that the chop chords were often fingered chords and had actual tonality. Or they were open chords (or double stops) with some ring....
  2. Re: Concert with the legendary Ray Legere and JP Cormier!

    Ray is a great player. My buddy Hugh did a series of Covid session virtual recordings (green screens) and got Ray to play fiddle on a couple of classic Flatt and Scruggs renderings. I'm playing bass...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Hey, I was lucky enough to get a new Rosine that that Oliver put up on the cafe spring of '20. It's an excellent instrument, I love it. And Oliver is great. I'm not far from Pilot Mountain, just a...
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    Re: What is a good beginner song to learn-

    "I'll Fly Away" is a great song, and great to begin with. Can be played in any key too. I learned it in D and the melody is fun there. This is a good take in D with lots of slides and drones...like a...
  5. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    I would highly recommend posting this in the builders and repair section of the forum. You're likely to get good info on repair needs/costs very quickly.

    Cheers,
    Z
  6. Re: Article: Acoustic Disc Announces New Releases with David Gris

    Dang, Tony's singing on On and On can not be beat!
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    I'd definitely buy a trucker style cap. Even pre-order one!

    Z
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Excellent tone Amanda!

    Z
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    "As a multi-instrumentalist with too many stringed instruments I'll confess the difference in nut width between one instrument and another is one of the last things I notice."

    I too play a few...
  10. Re: New music from Adrian Gross and Friends - Adeline

    Sounds good! Whitehorse Breakdown in F--are y'all tuned down a full step or playing it there?

    Cheers,
    Z
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    That Nugget looks awesome. A way I sometimes think about these and similar listings is:

    Could a loar really be 5X better?! I doubt it. Or, I could get the Nugget and a cabin in the woods to play...
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    Re: Definitive DPA mount

    Nice work!

    Z
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    Re: Eastman MD815 vs. MD815v

    Is the difference that the "V" is varnished versus lacquered? Varnish is more sensitive to marks/marring in my experience, but I've heard also has advantages in terms of tone.

    Z
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    Re: 8 months in with my Apitius J Model

    Hey Keith, i was lucky to get a Rosine model last spring. It's an excellent instrument. My favorite that I've owned and one of the best sounding of all I've played.

    Cheers,
    Z
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    Re: Music listening recommendations

    I'd guess you already have it, but if not, Skaggs and Rice may be the finest bluegrass duets ever recorded. Ricky's phrasing, timing, tone, everything, is stellar. And then there's Tony...

    Cheers,...
  16. Re: 49th Mt Airy Fiddlers Convention June 4 -5

    Hey Adam, it was well-attended but it did seem lighter than previous years. But still some really hot bluegrass, oldtime, swing, and cajun jams going well in to the early morning hours.

    Z
  17. Re: 49th Mt Airy Fiddlers Convention June 4 -5

    194578

    A fun convention and the weather wasn't awful!
    Z
  18. 49th Mt Airy Fiddlers Convention June 4 -5

    http://www.surryarts.org/mafiddlersconvention/index.html

    http://www.surryarts.org/mafiddlersconvention/photogallery.html

    I'll be there just Fri - Sun this year. Hopefully the pickin is more...
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    Re: RIP Tommy Edwards

    Here's a nice remembrance by Sandy Hatley:...
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    Re: RIP Tommy Edwards

    Reminiscing about Tommy and remembered some videos of a great time I had thumping bass with him and Andrew at the Blue Note in Durham. His guitar playing was original and so cool!:
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  21. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Interesting thread--thanks. I've spent lots of time playing at fiddler's conventions in North Carolina and Virginia over the last 20 years and I'd like to say I don't find the "rules" about mandolin...
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    Re: RIP Tommy Edwards

    Simply a pillar in North Carolina bluegrass. Fabulous person and musician. When I think bluegrass guitar I think Doc, Norman, Tony, and Tommy. He held down a regular gig at the Q-Shack with Leroy...
  23. Sounds great, looking forward to hearing it. Our...

    Sounds great, looking forward to hearing it. Our son Finn was born just before the lockdown. I guess he sort of rescued us!
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I think that video is really good--they way the designs move through representing the words/themes in the song. It's not what I expected, but maybe that's why I like it as much as I do. Or that I...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    [QUOTE=Jeff Mando;1820673]When Prince changed his name to a un-pronounceable symbol it required disc jockeys and members of the press to use six words to describe him instead of just one -- the...
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