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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 46 (only 6 tunes left!) - a great reel, "The Bird in the Bush"
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    i appreciate all of you who served. Thank you.
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I served in Vietnam which I strongly believe was a senseless war and what makes me sick is that there were over 40,000 deaths of US serviceman 22 years old and younger !
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    I grew up believing military service was what you did, that it was a small price to pay for the blessing of living in this country. I still feel that way.

    I was an Air Force medic back in the...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    https://youtu.be/cN0_9TRESy8
    https://youtu.be/cN0_9TRESy8
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    A big thank you to all who have served our country and made it possible for us to spend time learning to play the mandolin.
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    I was in the final 1974 draft lottery, #35. Graduated High School at 17, so I was in college. My father was Air Force, Korean War. My father's father was a Marine, WWI.

    That year I really...
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    I'm of an age to remember when the experience of military service was much more widespread among the (male) US population. I was drafted in the fall of 1965, served two years in an infantry company...
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    Thank you to all of our Veterans for their service!
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    We Honor Your Service

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    Re: New picks - Flow, Wegen, Primetones

    Donít know how I missed this. Iím sure there isnít a person out there who doesnít have a jar full of picks bought and rejected at little expense. Now however, we have BlueChips and Red Bear and all...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Interesting that it's working for you! I was unaware that I did it at all until Marla Fibish pointed it out to me at a lesson years ago. I've been self-conscious about it ever since, but find it...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Reel de Pointe-au-Pic


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yXqVjraV3M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yXqVjraV3M
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Another gem, Jill. Just curious, are you already familiar with these tunes or are you actually learning a new one each week before posting? Whatever the case, they are well executed at a nice...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the tune for Week 45 - a great Finbarr Dwyer reel called "The Holly Bush":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's what I found on thesession.org about the tune's background:

    "Young lads, Vincent & Peter were out on the bicycle one late night, returning from playing out, when they heard music. Naturally...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 44 of the Tune A Week Project - perfect timing as it's Halloween I've chosen "The Haunted House" a great jig by Vincent Broderick, ghostly lights on the headstock aren't the result of an...
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    Re: Chris Thile's first mandolin

    Bottom of the photo says Jan 1, 1970...Pretty sure that CT was not even born at that time.

    Curious about that.

    Kirk
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers John! I'm chuffed that I've managed to stay the course with the project! As to what to follow it up with, I amn't sure, though I'll probably have to focus all my attention on getting my...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the Tune for Week 43, a reel called "The Thrush in the Storm":
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Just finished an attempt at Gallatin faded leather yesterday. Not sure how close I got as I had only internet photos to guide me. Used Transtint med. brown dye in alcohol(started with recommended...
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    Re: Which bridge should I get?

    They’re not adjustable but I’ve been having really interesting results putting Red Murphy’s 11 hole solid bridges on some of my instruments. Really changes the tone. You’ll have to make one, I don’t...
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    Re: A request of builders

    If you are not happy about the work done on an instrument, I suggest that you talk immediately, directly, and bluntly about your areas of concern -- with the person who did the work. This should...
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    Re: A request of builders

    My feeling is that if a builder charges $2000 + for a new instrument, it should not be shipped with a lousy fret job and a poor set-up. But I've seen both on instruments that cost a lot more, many...
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    Re: A request of builders

    "The problem is, that some customers get upset with the repairman when they should be upset with the builder instead....."

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