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    Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Hi there, Richmond Va. might fit the bill. especially in the surrounding subs.

    Dan.
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    Re: Guitarworks Instruments?

    I live here in Richmond too. the only thing I have about Guitar Works, inc. is they fixed a center seam seoeration on my 2000 Martin HD28 for 40.00 plus cleaned her up, and restringed, and checked...
  3. Thread: Sierra again

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    Re: Sierra again

    I've/w've (my wife and I) have seen her twice, up close and personable, small venues, and I love the way her mandolins look like guitars in her small statue person, but man can she go. love her with...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's health problems

    Wow, not good news, but hopefully, he and his medical team will take advantage of the newer drugs out there today, that as I understand it can really advance stroke recovery with much less damage,...
  5. Thread: Improvised Pick?

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    Re: Improvised Pick?

    I always thought that was what the little watch pocket was for, picks.


    Dan
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    Re: If you had a blank room...

    I'd put a couple sofas, and a bookcase fuul of books and stuff, the more stuff the better. This has worked for me for well over 30 years and I have the recordings to prove it. just saying.
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    Re: 2018 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year???

    OK, and since myself having the stroke in 06, and only able to play with my right hand now, mostly as a percussive chop in the open standard tune of the mando, mostly on "G" tunz, these tracks sound...
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    Re: 2018 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year???

    As an artist, as in painting, I love the cover.

    Dan
  9. Re: Why did you choose the mandolin over another instrument?

    surely for the women, but same as many here, too many guitars at jams and also first and only band. And over the years I was back and forth with mandolin, and guitar, depending on other members of...
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    Re: What was under YOUR tree this Christmas?

    a nice air fryer, and a Greensky Bluegrass cd.

    Dan
  11. Thread: band name

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    Re: band name

    Good advice if'in you were going to use it, but I have no intension of using it, just thought it sounded like a cool name at the time, good tunage, and beer may have been involved.

    Dan
  12. Thread: band name

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    band name

    so I was just sitting in my space, listening to jam night cds from when I had two hands and played a lot of mandolin, and guitar, and thought of a pretty cool band name, "packing wood", may already...
  13. Thread: it amazes me!

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    Re: it amazes me!

    So this evening, going in order, I got the Eastman Md 615 out and it was in tune except some pairs needed tweeking. Hard for me, cause I have to reach over with my right hand and turn the tuner, and...
  14. Thread: it amazes me!

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    Re: it amazes me!

    Sorry folks, I lied, I did sell the banjo!LOL.

    Dan
  15. Thread: it amazes me!

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    Re: it amazes me!

    I guess, when the lightbulb went off, it occurred to me, dang, mandolin is in open tuning, although that was always the case. and the chops really work in G, and D. Blessed that I still have my...
  16. Thread: it amazes me!

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    Re: it amazes me!

    As I mentioned, thanks for the kind words, just finishing getting into Shady Grove, Spencer Hill style, may need to go eat!

    Dan
  17. Thread: it amazes me!

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    Re: it amazes me!

    Well, as normal, same thing, except some nights it just does not happen, maybe the next night. Or sumpin like that.

    Dan'
    oh yeah thanks for the kind words.
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    it amazes me!

    So if'in you know my history, then you know I was a 'grasser, for years, guitar, mandolin, bass, and yes, a little banger, then in 2006 a major stroke took my left side out. So music was a done deal,...
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    Re: you folks that got more than 1 mandolin:

    Shirley, mines are never on the floor, always up about countertop level, but that is the problem, you run out of counter space, or so it seems.

    Dan
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    you folks that got more than 1 mandolin:

    And maybe some other string boxes, how's your storage, cases sitting up or flat? I've always been a little anal about mine being flat, which always causes me problems when spaces allowed change, or...
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    Re: Mandolin for Grandson

    dang, pops1, you said that soooo much better than I did.
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    Re: Mandolin for Grandson

    my own view is I will wait until the child knows the importance of taking care of an instrument first, so maybe a little older wouldn't hurt a thing.

    Dan
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    Re: Headphones recommendations?

    Sorry folks, but I recommend a good pair of room speakers, cranked above conversation level, before headphones, which for me the cans were for studio/tracking stuff..

    Dan
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    Re: Headphones recommendations?

    since my first push of the red button, I have used Sony 7506 cans and still do, been more than 20 years and I'm on my second set.

    Dan
  25. Thread: just researching

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    Re: just researching

    thanks folks, looks like the ticket.

    Dan
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