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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Do you mean in a jam session, or alone in your practice space? The way you phrase this, I assume you mean in a jam setting. Whatever song you’re working on, make sure you have the chord progression...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The Gibson mandolins in recent years are reported to be fine instruments. It is a boutique shop overseen by one guy. At least since the mid 1990s quality has been good and since mid 2000s ...
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    Goat Rodeo Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

    I looked around for this on the forum, and didn't see it - so wanted to share. Nicely edited home "concert" by Goat Rodeo on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts). The music is (of course) amazing, but if you're...
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    Steve Earle and his Gibson mandolins

    Pretty cool segment of Steve Earle discussing his Gibson mandolins.
    Also, is he George Gruhn's brother? Can anyone else see the similarity? lol


    https://youtu.be/oa8zJWVpm-0

    Best regards, ...
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    Re: 1934 F5 copy

    188140 Here is some photos I found of the 1934 Joe Wilson undergoing repair, I have a video but can't yet figure how to post?



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    George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    This is a great video- George describes his personal Loar L5, and talks about what makes it special to him


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoM1EC7I3w0

    I don't have any pictures yet, though it...
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    Re: Sticky Handel Tuners on a 1915 Gibson F4

    I just recently had a similar mando with similar tuners in the shop. The tuners had been oiled over the years and the accumulated oil had hardened to something kind of like chewing gum. I took the...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    I thought it was going to be the D-18 Song(Thank You Mr. Martin) Oh well, The Weight works too! Thanks Brad and thank you Mr. Martin!
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    Re: NBD: 1895 Lyon & Healy (Banjo related)

    Brad

    yes, like these tuners very well.

    I like these older banjos I've gotten from Bob a lot, everything works as it should, they note as one would expect a brand new banjo to do, so its like...
  10. This date 1982 DeFord Bailey passed away.

    This date 1982 DeFord Bailey passed away.
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    Re: First attempt at heat bending: questions

    Home Depot electric charcoal grill starter; $16. 'Best secret heat source going for bending irons! You can bend it and mash it around to fit your pipe size.

    IMO, the Stew Mac electric bender is...
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    Re: Why do people do this?

    Stan was a true gem in the instrument sales world; I miss him too. I can remember first meeting him as a 15 year old with only a few hundred bucks in my pocket and he happily handed me a 1940s...
  13. Re: Required tools for building own fingerboards?

    If you want the independence and autonomy and you feel like you will make a few dozen fingerboards, then by all means tool up for it. Do you have a tablesaw? If so, the LMI templates and fret...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Hey Brad!

    I did not choose to "re-watch" both of them, just watched a little of Don's that day ... but I have watched both those videos numerous times in the past. I was first acquainted with...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y10ZbXSW1Go
  16. Re: RIP Gene Shay - Philadelphia Folk Music Legend

    I remember meeting Gene at WXPN, I was taking phone pledges,Gene noticed my mandolin case and asked me about it. We had a nice conversation about music as I was on to a practice after the pledge...
  17. Re: RIP Gene Shay - Philadelphia Folk Music Legend

    That's really nice Jamie. Thanks so much for sharing those pictures.

    Lise and I were dining at World Cafe Live several years ago, and heard a very familiar voice at a nearby table. We knew...
  18. Re: RIP Gene Shay - Philadelphia Folk Music Legend

    Yes. Gene has passed. I worked at the Philly Folk Fest for 17 years. from 2001 - 2018. I have so many good memories of the music I heard, the people I met, and experiences shared there. Gene was...
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    Re: 1913 A1 thoughts

    Both my dad and my former white face A-3 were born in 1919. I played that mandolin for many years then got my 23 A2 and sold the 19. I should have kept it. Oh well. Now they are both gone, sadly....
  20. Re: Article: A Brief History of Evening Prayer Blues

    One of our more popular features of the past few years celebrating another birthday. Love this Bradley Klein article.
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Dear Mandolin Friends, I am now home and getting stronger each day. Walking with a walker, fed through a tube and a tracheostomy in my trachea, but I am full of gratitude to be alive! I am enjoying...
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    Re: Richter Patent Tuners

    I have my grandfathers mandolin that I just restored. All of the tuners are in tact. Love it!
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    Just an opinion: nothing is going on except you extrapolating a trend on tens of thousands of instruments based on four, unless I counted your references incorrectly.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Worth told me he bought his favorite F5 (I assume it was a Loar) from a lady in SJ for $75 in the early 1950's when he attended SJ State. That was cheap even then, but it's clearly Not the one he's...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Worth with his mandolin and Jerry
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