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  1. Re: The Guitars (and Mandolins) of Ken Burns' Country Music

    What has amazed me is the number of Fender Shenandoah guitars (with the Stratocaster-style peghead) that keep popping up. I didn't know anybody except the VERY young Neil Diamond ever played one of...
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    Re: Groovin' High with Isaac Eicher

    Fantastic!
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    Re: String journey on a Collings MT

    I've always been a huge fan of D'Addario strings on both guitar and mandolin. Electric, acoustic, you name it. But when I was going through this same journey, I felt the D-Addario EFW74 flatwounds...
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    Re: Live Jazz -- Tom Wright Quartet

    Sounds great, Tom - thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Another helpful tip re: rewiring archtop instruments - surgical tubing is a great way to fish things into a hollow or semi-hollow instrument. 2-foot sections of surgical tube, one for each pot. The...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    I have a friend who is a prodigious guitar player and top-notch guitar tech. He was on the road maintaining Nugent's Byrdlands for about five years (MANY years back), and spent a lot of time then and...
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    Re: Over the Rainbow chord melody

    I would think that working your way through any of Aaron Weinstein's chord melody arrangements would exercise and stretch every stinkin' finger you've got. :D
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    Re: Best Book for learning Mandolin

    The other thing I have learned with both guitar and mandolin, or music in general - the more you learn, the more you realize you don't know. It truly is a never-ending journey. I have to keep...
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    Re: TC Electronic Polytune Clip-on Tuner

    I bought the polytune, use it on both guitar and mandolin. As others have said, the 'polytune' feature only works on guitar. I personally don't think that feature adds all that much value anyway. One...
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    Re: Tools that you use.

    If you are talking about setup work, the other indispensable tool in my personal opinion is the StewMac String Spacing Gauge. I can't imagine slotting a nut without it.
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    Re: Finished at last

    Beautiful work!
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    Re: Wish You Were Here - with mandolin!

    Well done! Thanks for sharing! Can never have enough Pink Floyd! :)
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    Re: Show off your back side

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    It looks nicer with the Tone-Gard removed, but sounds a lot nicer with it on.
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    Re: Headstock pictures

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    Shape borrowed from a 30s-era Epiphone Broadway.
  15. Re: Back to Back - Jethro Burns (need help)

    Alex Heflin's wonderful book "The Mandolin Omnibook" has transcriptions for both Jethro's parts and Tiny Moore's parts (assuming that's the version of Back To Back you are trying to learn). Alex's...
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    Re: Ten years gone Led Zeppelin tab

    You can find that at Jim's site: http://www.jimrichter.com/. That and a LOT of other great stuff.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Thanks, Pete - great stuff!
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    Re: Happy Fat Tuesday!

    Great tune, and great rendition. Thanks for posting this!
  19. Re: A little not bluegrass by a master bluegrasser

    Wow, very nice! Thanks for sharing!
  20. Re: Sierra Hull's version of the "Tennessee Waltz" (lesson and ta

    Is the tab still available?
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    Re: Smoothing out a Blue Chip

    Some years ago I bought a pack of super-fine fabric sandpaper at the auto parts store. They aren't big - probably 3 x 5 or something like that - but 800, 1600, 2400, 3600 grits. I've used them for...
  22. Re: What are you looking for out of a music camp?

    I attended the Greater Yellowstone Music Camp at Targhee some years back, when Mike Dowling and his wife were running it. Is Mike still involved, do you know, or still in the area?
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hahaha!! I saw the flames, and immediately assumed this was Mr. Condino's post. I see he was first in line to thank you for it!
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    Re: How do YOU sharpen your finger planes?

    Dammit you guys, now I need to make handles for my finger planes!! Those HAVE to make life a lot easier!
  25. Re: New Chord Melody from Aaron Weinstein: Give Me the Simple Lif

    Great stuff, Aaron, as always!
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