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  1. Interesting read, thanks. I attended a session...

    Interesting read, thanks. I attended a session with Randy Woods, Will Kimble, and Paul Duff at Monroe camp that was very good, with most of the focus on Randy and his history. We should have been...
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    Awesome camp. Some of the important stuff I took home was “food for thought”, as opposed to just tunes and licks. It seemed I ended up in lots of fun jams with Don and with Rich from Seattle. It...
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    Here’s a few cafe folks at a class this morning with instructor David Davis. It’s been great!180044
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    I look forward to seeing/picking with y’all too!
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    My wife and I plan to be at camp and Station Inn. We really enjoyed camp last year.
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    Re: Torrefied Opinions

    A torrified top MT2 lived at my house for a while a few months ago. I have played lots of MT2s, and this one would be my least favorite of them all. The e strings had a shrillness that didn't suit...
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Collings MT2

    Website for Axiom: http://www.axinc.net/
  8. Re: stop the flop on TKL zero gravity case

    It was annoying if you had the mandolin in one hand and trying to get something out of inner pocket with the other.
  9. Re: stop the flop on TKL zero gravity case

    Bottom goes up (or did go up!)
  10. stop the flop on TKL zero gravity case

    I had been using a Travelite for my F model for a few years but was always dissatisfied with lack of storage space. It seems my wife heard me complain one time too many, and surprised me with a TKL...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Nice!
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    Re: Sullivan mandolins, fqms.

    Sumi built the fqms Sullivan mandolins. https://reverb.com/item/13297893-sumi-sullivan-custom-f-5-mandolin-local-sale-pending
  13. Thread: Duffeyisms

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    Re: Duffeyisms

    I’m about 3/4 of the way through the book— interesting read but the author could have really used an editor! Some stuff is not accurate—just read on page 341 that Ronnie Simpkins went to work for...
  14. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    Hehe
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thanks for the update, Ivan. All the best to you.
  16. Thread: Duffeyisms

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    Re: Duffeyisms

    I was referring to the mandolins that I owned. Agreed on the tone of early Country Gentlemen.
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Thanks, Mike.
  18. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I searched but was unable to find that thread—- interested to read should anyone run across it.
  19. Thread: Duffeyisms

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    Re: Duffeyisms

    I have had mandolins with that deep neck set, but found them stiff and harder to play. They were indeed louder, but seemed to have more displeasing overtones. Herschel Sizemore played a Kirk in the...
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Does anyone know of action taken by Gibson against other mandolin companies/builders?
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Montana Matt— do you ever go to the Old Time Fiddlers Picnic in Livingston? We had a great time there a few years ago. We had 8 folks from the Carolinas, and they really treated us nice. Enjoyed...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Is he still in the old school building in Logan? We toured it back back in 2008. There was a river close by, and several folks had fishing gear at their workspace. It sure seemed like a happy...
  23. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    The small builder using the Gibson name on a mandolin headstock today would be an exception, not the norm.
  24. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Good point on the x-bracing. Makes me think Gil
  25. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Wayne worked for George some in early-mid 70’s
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