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    Re: torrified wood woes

    I have a Bourgeois guitar with the AT top. It is going on three years old now and has not exhibited and problems. Knock on wood! (Sorry...) LOL
    I don't know who Dana sources his wood from, but I...
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    Re: eastman md515 vs loar lh600

    I had an Eastman 515. Very stable instrument with a good bluegrass chop. Great value for the money. I couldn't find any flies on it......
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    Re: Deck the Halls

    Nicely done! Merry Christmas!
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    This!
  5. Re: Any tips on this technique before breaking into a tune?

    I hear that kind of thing frequently in old time music. A Fiddler friend calls it "Potatoes." It's a way of getting everyone in the groove for the tune.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Good idea / Bad idea ?? Suede back

    One would think that covering any part of a string instrument would adversely effect the sound, but Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and others put tooled leather covers on their guitars. Martin has even...
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I got my hearing aids at Costco. The cost was less than you might think. Worth checking out, in any case!
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    My hearing aids have four "programs" that I can chose from. Automatic, Noisy/Party, Television and Playing music. I can switch between them using an app on my phone. If I use the "playing music"...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Eagle Island Blues, as heard in the villages along the Yukon River.
  10. Re: St. Anne's Reel -2019 National Mandolin Champion

    Congratulations! That is a wonderful rendition of a fine old tune!
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    Re: One more banjo question

    I think your overtones problem is the "cheap" banjo. My Wiildwood is an open back, and I have no ringing overtones. The only reason I can think of to stuff the banjo pot is for practicing while the...
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    Re: Eastman Comfort Comfort

    Never seen the Eastman comfort edge, but I have a Washburn GS Mini Koa guitar that has the comfort feature. Here is a shot of it from their website. I like it!:)
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    So, his buddy says, "You coundn't hit a bull in the a** with a banjo." And he says, "Hold my beer.":grin:
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    Well, the chase is all part of the fun.:) If possible, go play some of those on your list, and see what YOU like. I would not dismiss the Washburn M118SW out of hand.
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    Re: Number 99 and 100

    Beautiful instruments! Love to hear how they sound. :)
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    The 5 string banjo is my "first" instrument. I have been playing the banjo for over 50 years now, mostly bluegrass, but I can "claw" some as well. I find the mandolin easier to port about....
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    Re: Woodstock

    I was on my way to Vietnam. I think I was in SERE School at the time.
  18. Re: The Washburn M1SD or Ibanez M510DVS dilemma!

    The Washburn sounds like a good deal for a starter, and it fits your budget.;) Learn to play, and save your money for a bump-up on down the road.
  19. Re: Micing my Farmers Market/Retirement Home Bluegrass band

    With 7 folks, you are really approaching a Bluegrass Choir! It's going to be easier to teach folks to move in and out on a condenser mic using the classic old school BG band model. It just takes...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Is this a trick question? :grin:
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Life is short. Eat off the good china.;)
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Indeed, a positive mental outlook does seem to allow the body to heal itself.
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    I have also found (<.3% THC) CBD oil and creams to be effective. The oil taken orally is best. Note that it is available in different strengths.
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    Re: Gibson F9 Dilemma

    Dave Harvey and his crew at Gibson are building an awesome mandolin.
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Looks and sounds great in the video! Given the Collings build quality, and a HSC, I would say the WL is an excellent value. I will be lookin for an opportunity to play one.
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