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  1. Re: How do you test the qualities you're looking for in a Mandoli

    That’s exactly how I feel too Tom,
    You can get an idea if a few things but, until you “baptize it by fire” in a band (or whatever situation you will most play in) situation you can’t really evaluate...
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    Re: I canít believe it!

    I expected as much!!!
    Wise apple!;)
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    I canít believe it!

    Itís almost Noon and not one mention of it being Mr. Monroeís birthday!
    Happy Birthday Bill!
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    You bet!
    It makes me wonder what her credentials are? Or was she simply available and her white gloves were clean?
    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    I have not only heard that “Value” scale and even used it more than once, both in instrument sales as well as jewelry! It tends to make the person on the other side of the item pause!
  6. Re: Bucolo Mandolin. Where can I find info on the model

    Ern, I’m fairly sure that’s not a mandolin but a bouzouki, there will be someone here with far more knowledge than I who will confirm or repudiate my opinion.
    When your uncle played do remember what...
  7. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    I have the “wouldn’t that wood have been better used...” fantasy all the time!
    As for seeing someone with a case, not so much. I have mine and I’m reasonably content so, why torment myself so much!
  8. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    Speed kills!
    Drive carefully.
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Thanks Adrian, that was exactly what I meant, though I didn’t express myself correctly!
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    No, you don’t, she’s not as well versed as she seems to think she is.
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    Re: Marty Stuart Mandolin Solo

    There is a famous Lester Flatt intro of Marty at 13 years old doing “Rawhide” with Bill Monroe standing in the wings it has the most electrifying last lick ever!
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    Re: Gibson A5-L unsold for 15 years

    One day, someone will come in and make him the right price at the right time.
    This thing is, ďaskinĒ ainít selliní!Ē If a seller can afford to wait, thatís entirely up to them. I say, sell it when...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Sorry, fumble fingered response I think.
    What I meant to say is that they are not so much “mismatched” as much as “casually imperfect” there are several examples of that.
    I seem to remember...
  14. Re: Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

    Streamed it yesterday, really well done.
    Why is it that Del always gives the impression that there is a joke that only he knows and it’s cracking him up!
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    What would YOU expect?
    I’d offer and, not let him decline the offer, I’d try to contact the shop and simply pay for the repair.
  16. Re: suggestions/thoughts for someone wanting to learn inlay work

    John, jewelers saw technique is not mastered in eight blades or the first dozen pieces. Don’t ask.
    I’ve seen lots of blade pieces in a bin after a day in a jewelers shop, they are rather like film...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    I’m not so sure that misma
  18. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    Say Mike, have you seen the tires on my Jeep? Not a whole lotta bounce there either! Are you ever coming to Michigan? Love to have some dinner and chat time pal!
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    Re: Gibson Shipping Ledger - November 29, 1951

    Well Tom, that may have shortened the reading of Mr. Ewingís book by a few pages but, I doubt it!
    It is really amazing to have the wide knowledge from members who ďWere thereĒ or at least alive when...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Why isnít there a ďcracking a beer and ordering a pizza icon?Ē
    Not to be a complete jerk, ĎĎtis a subject that has been discussed ďad nauseumĒ with numerous links above.
    I agree some of it may...
  21. Re: suggestions/thoughts for someone wanting to learn inlay work

    Letís face it, the best answer for this is.....
    Practice, the first ones will be rough and it will improve with every subsequent endeavor! Not getting discouraged is the MOST important thing.
    Oh,...
  22. I’m ready!

    I’m ready!
  23. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Well, now I’d have to look at the secondary market for one of Bill Halsey’s F-5’s. But, the grow the retirement account thought makes lots, more sense.
  24. Re: Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

    Nice teaser! Looking forward to having the Oporto see the whole thing!
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    Nothing suitable for a family friendly forum like this!:))
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