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  1. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    He plays with himself quite well! I’m nowhere that good! My band does not play that well until after after three cocktails!
    Thanks Mark!
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church sends his blessing.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church as well as the Rectors of St. John the Evangelist Menominee Falls WI., and St.Patrick’s parish here in Kalamazoo are all praying for you.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    When I read your posts Phil I always feel like I’ve just been let in on something I didn’t know before, thank you for all your insight.
    Stay positive. I will request that prayers be offered at Mass....
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    Re: Orville Gibson in sartorial splendor

    It’s my understanding that that was a costume for some sort of theatrical production he was in at the time.
    “Flair” indeed!
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    I’ve said that before Marcus CA,
    It’s called “PLAYING” music!
    Doc Watson once said: “When playin’ music turns into a job it will be time to quit!” Great way to look at it, Doc,
    I have felt that a...
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    There is a great tendency for break neck speeds for breakdowns (sorry, I will go to my corner) and a very great amount of Bluegrass music, the problem is so many replace “Drive” with SPEED! And it’s...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I know but, I don’t think it’s my place to tell.
    Demetrius, let the world know buddy!
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    This reminds me of being in the jewelry business and people asking if “Gold was up or down?” The answer was generally “Yes”, it’s all relative.
    They are still “up” from the time they were first sold...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I was wondering if Demetrius was going to ring in with that one! When I gave it its test run back in ‘07 I really didn’t want to give it back! It just felt good!
    Play it long!
    I’m particularly...
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    Re: That Stitched band around a case lid

    Mike, why didn’t I think of that just ten seconds earlier!?
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    Re: Lester 'Road Hog' Moran

    Mike I’m going out to work on dinner and will rack up some of the you tube offerings. I was actually introduced to Lester through Bill Halsey! Those were the days!
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    Re: Lester 'Road Hog' Moran

    But, we are a rather “obscure bunch” aren’t we? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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    Re: Concerning Loar copy mandolins

    Bill was involved with the initial F-5L project with Roger Siminoff and Aaron Cowels but, aside from that he was not “employed” at the factory.
    Demetrius, take a close up of the treble side point,...
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    Re: Concerning Loar copy mandolins

    P[QUOTE=FLATROCK HILL;1768074]Yes.



    Yes.



    Exactly
  16. Re: What's that white thing on the Bobby Osborne's nut?

    I would think it’s a shim. Stop gap measure until he could get a new nut cut.
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    Re: Gibson F5's from the 70's

    Nice thought but, I think it was more due to the loss of “talented, experienced” bench hands through the Norlin acquisition and dismissals. The guys “nailing them together” was because they didn’t...
  18. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Mine might go toward the servicing of a 1901 Chelsea “Lighthouse Service” clock that came off a boat my Dad had when I was a kid. Or a new printer. The check won’t stimulate my account enough for the...
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    Re: $25,000 Gibson on FaceBook Marketplace

    There is always one of that kind of guy that “KNOWS” that he has the unicorn horn! Can’t change human nature.
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    Re: $25,000 Gibson on FaceBook Marketplace

    Well, we are all drinking the same Kool aid here anyway so what does any member really know?
    Sounds like the seller (hopeful) suffers from recto-cranial insertion!
    Hasn’t this come up before?
  21. Re: Grand daughter is a Lefty - Help needed converting RH to LH

    I will say what I always say, first instrument, at that age, start her righty and she will not know the difference. Then when she gets more proficient she can walk into any store and play anything on...
  22. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    That’s pretty good!
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    I remember the chickens on the muppet show when he did that!
    I saw the Steve Martin clip the other day, made me start thinking of getting out the old Washburn and getting back into old timey banjo a...
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    Re: Gibson necks for sale

    Yep, that stuff shows up from time to time. When they had a big sale when they bailed out on Kalamazoo there was a LOT of stuff that ended up in people’s garages. My brother got a bunch of mahogany...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Just heard my wife may be working from home for the next 60 days! Not firmed up yet but, that’s the most recent scuttlebutt from her office.
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