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    Re: Bucky Pizzarelli

    That's awful news. He played a couple of times -- and stole the show -- at the Mt Hood Festival of Jazz
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    Re: Hello, first time player here

    Hello, oldsoldier181. Welcome to the club.

    I would suggest learning to read standard musical notation first, rather than tablature. It will open up all kinds of playing opportunities for you. ...
  3. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    I've bought a couple of bridges from him. He's a pleasure to do business with.
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    Great job! I appreciate your bravery.
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday -- and thanks for all you've already done for all of us.

    Many happy returns!
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    Re: Antique Bowl back Circa 1900

    I have a turn-of-the-century Lyon & Healy bowlback with the same, hinged tailpiece as your neighbor's grandmother's. Helps to confirm the IDs by Nick R and Mike Edgerton.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Good call. You'll be happier in the long run.
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    Re: What is it? UK auction.

    Reminds me of a young teen-aged girl experimenting with too much makeup.
  9. Thank you so much for posting this tribute. It...

    Thank you so much for posting this tribute. It inspires me to recalibrate my compass.
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    Re: C F Martin mandolin

    This webpage says it was built in 1926. Just punch in the number: https://serial-number-decoder.co.uk/martin-mandolin/martin-mandolin.htm
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    Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    You might be the president of a very small club -- guys who have TWO Stroh violins!
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    Re: Coming unglued-several issues

    I accomplished this by getting a small spatula with a thin, flexible blade -- the kind they use to ice cakes. Then, I held the tip of the spatula over the flame of my gas-powered kitchen range until...
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    Re: Ebay: maple top mandolin

    Quite a number of mandos have been made with cedar tops. I'm not sure how how that affects the sound. In the 1930s, Martin made some mandolins completely from Hawaiian koa wood, which often was...
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    Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    Then, there's the strange old Stroh violin, which needs no microphone!

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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Beautiful fit. That case will provide excellent protection. My 1914 Gibson A-1 has ridden many times in an airliner's overhead compartment. Good luck with it!
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    Re: Happy 100th Birthday 1920 Martin Style A

    Lovely! It shouldn't be hard to find a replacement "cloud"-style tailpiece cover, if you want one.
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    Re: Travel to Europe

    Ebony and abalone won't cause a problem. I took a 1914 Gibson A-1 to the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK in May 2018. I volunteered to open the case at every border. Only a couple took me...
  18. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    About 40 years ago, after my former bandmates heard a song I had written, one said I should call Kris Kristofferson to ask if someone had stolen a page out of his songbook. This was not a compliment...
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Excellent! Good luck with it!
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    My 1914 Gibson A-1 loves its TKL 8851. They aren't cheap, but they're very good cases.
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    Re: Fixing a bent tailpiece

    I have bent tailpieces the same way you have. But first, I always grit my teeth and fight the urge to shut my eyes.
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    Re: Satin-nickel plating?

    As I said earlier, there's no way to judge taste -- yours or mine.
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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    Get help -- that is, enroll in classes or take lessons. This will help you avoid developing bad habits. I've been trying to unlearn mine for at least 10 years.
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Another cheap, environmentally friendly anti-mold remedy is tea oil. I have gotten rid of the mold smell from two old oval-hole mandolins too long in their closed cases by stuffing them full of...
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    Re: Satin-nickel plating?

    I've learned since I posted this that the re-plating process could harm the lovely figuring that Bacon put on its tailpiece covers. I don't want that to risk that. So, I am giving up my re-plating...
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