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  1. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    Hey, Old Growth!
    Are you Dennis Benjamin and is Longfellow's Swing yours? If so, thanks! Nice tune and playing! Should be acceptable, by any standards, in the cafe library!
    Rush
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    Pack a sandwich for lunch and aim your car south along I95, calculus whiz! That'll take you to Rte. 81, about 100+/- miles South. Go west on 81 to Bloomingdale, GA and Randy Wood's Music Store....
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    Re: John Cohen 1932-2019

    RIP John. You and the New Lost City Ramblers helped jump-start old-timey and bluegrass in my heart!
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    "Not to rain on your parade, Dr. Lori; perhaps some general educational information to help! From this view, that 20's Gibson A-Jr., even assuming top condition, is worth right around $1000...
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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    So often, when the scroll breaks, it becomes susceptible to "re-injury". I always thought the idea illustrated here was a good one.
    The Forum>Builders and Repair>Thread: The case against scroll...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Thanks, Jerry!
    1. For revisiting the topic.
    2. For your comment regarding a good, positive way to respond when one sees a topic he or she believes has been exhausted.
    3. For reminding us that this...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    How about this or something to the effect:
    "I'm looking to join a band. You guys check a lot of the boxes. (compliment, but not too wishy-washy) You've invited me to play with you. What do you have...
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    I use a cheap gig bag for carry-on travel, and have for 40 years. I sit, patiently, with my mandolin (a '37 Gibson F12 Randy Wood-conversion)in my lap until almost all travelers are on board. I then...
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    Re: Disappointment

    OTOH, in the '70's, Bob Givens was working, periodically, with the team at GTR (George Gruhn, Tut Taylor and Randy Wood). The instrument you describe was likely influenced by that relationship. A5's,...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Thanks for taking the time to send us all the great photos and reports, Scott! Above-and-beyond!

    Hope you'll take some time to relax!
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    So...I still have some A-Jr. questions. There have been shots across the bow, but NO definitive answers! (Yes. I understand the Gibson record-keeping, over the years, left something to be desired.)
    ...
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    Re: Intonation

    It is said that mandolin players spend 50% of their time tuning and 50% of their time playing out of tune! Part of the lessons of experience include becoming "a little" calloused to the quirks! That...
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Y'know, I've never thought about submitting my '37 to the archives, Bill. I always assumed the archives were for original instruments. Also have trouble knowing, with certainty, that I'm correct in...
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Hey, Bill!
    Thanks for response! Definitely great "bang" for the buck!
    Rush
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Thanks, Bruce! Looks great, and in good condition! More photos?
    Rush
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Thanks, Martin! The serial number/FON contrast is a bit bewildering...wish they were easier to read. I had not seen the Jrs. brochure! Way cool!

    Took the liberty of visiting your YouTube channel!...
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Thanks, Folks! Continuing...

    Question 1: Did all LPJrs. (Loar Period Jrs.) have 1 piece bridges?
    Question 2: Were all LPJrs. sold with the stained finish?

    Rush
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    Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Having, over the years, passed on several opportunities to own LL's, for various reasons, I have finally achieved my goal of purchasing a Lloyd-period Gibson. So... maybe not one LL paid much...
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    Re: 10 Questions for Dan Beimborn

    Envious of your time with Dan, Scott! I'd have at least 10 questions for him!

    Having, over the years, passed on several opportunities to own LL's, for various reasons, I have finally achieved my...
  21. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    It's very simple...Ms. Griffith's A5 Loar! Not for the monetary value; sound, feel and mystique!
    177114

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  22. Re: 2001 Flatiron Festival F - Add a radiused fretboard?

    I have owned a Gibson mandolin ('37 F-12 completely converted by Randy Wood to Loar specs. in '67) since '69. I bought it, in part, because it had a narrow neck (1" at the nut; flat).

    As I've...
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    Re: Mandolin setup - rob meldrum

    Rob sent me the 3rd copy of his excellent book! (I keep losing them in the ether!) Thanks, Rob!

    I've been playing and playing with mandolins for almost 6 decades and have set-up dozens. His book...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Rob sent me the 3rd copy of his excellent book! (I keep losing them in the ether!) Thanks, Rob!

    I've been playing and playing with mandolins for almost 6 decades and have set-up dozens. His book...
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    Re: Five albums

    I wimped out, Roda! There were many, many, great albums mentioned! I was fortunate to be introduced to and become addicted to BG in the mid-60's. I was fortunate to see most of the 1st Gen. Bluegrass...
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