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    Re: Siminoff Straight Up Strings

    I can't imagine using anything else. I love the lighter bass string gauges. Also, the heavier treble strings allow for lower action and stay in tune better.
  2. Re: Tiny Grimes for tenor Guitars or mandolin tuning(GDAE)

    I'm enjoying Tiny! Thanks for making me aware of this.
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I've gone from SR60 to SR50 and now to SR40, playing all of them on the round side. I prefer the thinner, currently.
  4. Re: Grass Valley Fathers' Day Bluegrass Festival (CBA)...

    This was my first time at this festival. I enjoyed the Sorensen and Clark instruments and had never played either of them before! Quite sweet. m
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    Re: A trio of Nuggets

    another hat trick, Telluride Music co./ 2011175846
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    Re: The old time camp-out

    ~:>thanks jim, tucson was good fun last year. centralia was great, but we had noisy folks camped next door[jim & katie]. HA! see you soon! let's all go to croma.....
    haven't posted in a few, hope...
  7. Re: Free Matt Flinner CDs - 100th Music du Jour performance

    i have both cds and listen to them as much as any mando music, thanks!
  8. Thread: New Nugget F5

    by blacktop
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    Re: New Nugget F5

    great posts by jim and jim. i like how a pic can generate all these reactions.
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    Re: Bela Fleck is on Jimmy Fallon tonight

    two cents-i thought they were great. i saw them when they were in k.c..it's so refreshing with the original lineup. their take on jazz may not work for everyone, but it's perfect for me. totally...
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    Re: Awesome FREE!! audio slow down software

    thank you for sharing this. i had used other methods of slowing down stuff, but this is way easier. thanks again.
  11. Re: Grisman's best album (if you had to pick just one)

    i really like dawg '90, it was the first one i listened to. however, the one i keep going back to is "dawg a nova". very cool!
  12. Re: Thile's Duo Project will be released this Spring

    very nice post by charlie/moderator. thanks for getting right to the point!
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    Re: Rest in peace - Gary Palsmeier

    i met gary this year at winfield. we certainly enjoyed some tunes together. this is very sad news.
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    i lost my td40 at winfield. it may be at the campground in oxford if anyone would care to look for it. i was by the next to the last tree on the southeast corner next to the gravel road. it's...
  15. Thread: Black #5

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    Re: Black #5

    nice work again. you know i'm a fan. hope to see you at windyfield, and an octave possibly? mark c.
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    Re: Ray Legere playing his Nugget

    listen to him on "the young mando monsters" from 1995. same great tone and a couple of great tunes. i believe this is the mandolin he won by placing 1st at winfield in 1986. wow! he also stepped in...
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    Re: Wayne Henderson

    if you like to read-"clapton's guitar" is a great book about wayne henderson and his pals that hang around the shop. a music pal of mine gave me the book and i could hardly put it down. i'm really...
  18. Re: Free David Grisman Quintet Tickets - Seattle, April 22-25, 20

    posting a reply, wishing me luck, thanks. m.
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    Re: Mike Black Mandolins

    i still get excited when i think about playing that octave mandolin at winfield. if i had some extra dough laying around i would put in an order for one of my own. the sound port for the player is...
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    Re: Nugget A5 deluxe

    this instrument knocks me out every time i see it. i put it in my favorites the very first post. i love the contrasts all around. the f-hole binding is so killer. somebody's going to get real lucky...
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    Re: New Octave Mandolin

    i also played this beauty at winfield, and it was a real treat. it seemed to bring alot of smiles all around. it got me thinking about a new instrument. great work mike.:)
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    i got nothin'. i must have missed this before....

    i got nothin'. i must have missed this before. what a big giant hoot. thanks.
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    very nice,thank you.

    very nice,thank you.
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    what a hero. he is missed everyday. another that...

    what a hero. he is missed everyday. another that went too soon. i like to watch his fiddling video, and don't even play one. his records will be heard for eternity.
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    i didn't read all 900 posts, but i loved my...

    i didn't read all 900 posts, but i loved my little flatiron buddy. bought in 1988 from quigley music in k.c. after being on vacation, and watching a guy play mandolin in the ozarks. my 1st- for about...
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