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  1. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    "Appalachian Journey" - Alan Lomax
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    Re: In honor of Mr. Bill Monroe...

    I detect sarcasm.
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    Re: Double Standard

    Soundposts is a static yes or no question where the great majority here agrees on no.

    Straps picks strings - dozens and dozens of ever changing options.

    That's why.
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    Those are good things.

    Two or three voicings is realistic for mandolin, it isn't a guitar, it's got only four strings and no duplicates.
    And "obscure" chords are worth knowing about and trying....
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    Re: Central Illinois

    That's okay, you're still welcome to the forum. ;)
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    It's okay. I blew my attempt for the record by replying to myself.

    Anyhow, I have to confess I prefer answers!
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    Venetian! I was blanking out on the term & it was driving me crazy.

    Light plain strings (all unwound) at the moment. I have a D'Addario EJ66 set I'm planning to use (80/20 bronze, 10-14-22w-32)....
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    Looks like I'm going to set a record for Most Views Without A Reply. (856 so far.)
    Hey wait, this one doesn't count!
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    Re: Reverb announces increase in fees

    Fifteen posts and nobody's figured out a way to blame Gibson for this?
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    Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    Date, condition, suggested stringing - all thoughts welcome.
    A little background - I own it; it's been sitting around in its (non-original) case for years; the cracks in back seem stable; any...
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    Re: New Buckeye A model

    There is also a 2002 model (F style) listed in the Classifieds.
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    Delmores Tenor Tuning?

    What tuning did Rabon Delmore use?
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    Pete Hart, Buckeye Mandolins

    Does anyone have contact information for Pete Hart? I have one of his mandolins I am thinking of selling and would like to ask him what kind of woods he used, etc. (I bought it used long ago & don't...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    If anyone is interested, Buckeye #25 is up for sale in the Classifieds.
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    Re: Buckeye Mandolins

    The Buckeye pictured in posts 1 and 7 above is now listed in the Cafe's Classified section. ("Buckeye Mandolin, Perfect Condition")
  16. Re: New and recent Tenor, best than vintage Martin's and Gibson ?

    Better in what way?
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Some people maintain the frets, others remove them.
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    So Babe Ruth was a better hitter than Rabbit Maranville cause he spent more time practicing?

    :)):)):)):))

    Talent is real.
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    Re: When You First . . .

    This is why I play mandolin:


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    Re: Ragtime arrangements on a Tenor Guitar

    "When the World's on Fire" by the Carter Family, 1930:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxo-zayI6tE
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    "Her husband" actually has a name.

    http://www.justinmoses.com/
  22. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    All one of them, yeah.

    It's guitar players who need to have one with mahogany back & sides, and one just the same but with rosewood back & sides,...
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    Re: Resonance of a fiddle vs mandolins (wow)

    Try playing them with a pick instead of a bow & then report back.
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    Re: new bridge for flat top?

    Thanks! Lemme tellya, I could put a sock drawer full of socks in this guy & it would still be loud enough to get people complaining to the condo board. But it sure is fun to mess around with.


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    Re: new bridge for flat top?

    Thank you all!
    Actually I'm thinking of trying it on a banjo-mandolin. Figured it might mellow out the sound just a bit more than the usual banjo-style bridges.
    Adjustable is by no means a...
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