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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I wake up each morning and shake out my wits.
    Bring in the paper, and read the obits.
    If my name isn't there, I know I'm not dead.
    So I walk up the stairs, and go back to bed.

    Told me by my...
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    Re: Billís Dream socially distanced

    Thanks! Enjoyed your recording a lot!

    Sounds simple (record backing track, each player plays along with the backing track, calculates where the break comes in, sends the recording to the banjo...
  3. Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    I like it, alot! Has built-in character, and will always be unique!
    :popcorn:
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    Regarding trigger finger: overall my left hand looks like a war zone. First Dupuytren's contracture...pinky-finger and ring-finger, just ugly and uncomfortable; could play for about 45 minutes at a...
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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    Good luck with YOUR new normal, Daniel! Entrepreneurship, whether by choice or chance, is a tough slog. Once in it, the values and benefits can be well worth the efforts! Been "my own boss, chief...
  6. Re: Looking for info on F body built by Jim Harvey of Western MD

    Great looking mandolin! Real homegrown craftsmanship! I'd be anxious to have it set-up, only to improve its playability and, perhaps, sound. One-way-or-another, I'd be happy with a purchase like that!
  7. Re: Some old-time/bluegrass from Spain during the lockdown

    Thanks, Xavier! I loved the enthusiastic attack...the way I believe Squirrel Hunters was meant to be played!
    Stay safe!
    Rush
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    Re: "Playability"

    Hey, DC! If you take the online purchase route, I would add to Dennis Vance, at The Mandolin Store, Kevin Douglas, at MandoMutt! Both of these guys are 1st class, and very interested that you get the...
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    Re: Quarantine Remote Group Recording

    Thanks for doing this, John and friends! A great result, John! Real music for the times! If I can do it, would you mind if I shared this on my Facebook page?
    Rush
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Not anymore, I'm afraid! (Sold the Monster; will enjoy the Gibsons...'23 Jr, the modded-'37 A and the memories!)
    :popcorn:
  11. Re: I canít play mandolin -no, Iím telling you.

    Thanks, Simon! For:
    #1 A Ted Talk I hadn't seen!
    #2 A good lesson to carry forward!
    #3 A real strong reminder of the cost of the limitations we can carry with us and the value of the opportunities...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Sorry - can't pare down to 1 or 2!
    Sonny Criswell , Danny Curtis, John Duffey
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  13. Re: Just changed my strings. Need to replace leather string dampe

    There's one for sales in the classifieds...NFI. It probably comes with instructions. ;-)
    :popcorn:
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    Re: Professional Mando Names

    And there we have it Louise and all, "and the wide two-drawer filing cabinet answered to Gomez."
    :popcorn:
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    Re: Newest Bulldog off the bench

    Excellent, Barry!
    Rush
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    Re: New original: Beaufort West

    Nice tune and well-played, Gunnar! Keep playing and keep posting!
    Rush
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    Re: Banjo solos /mandolin

    Go into the studio and play your music, as you'd like it to sound, with the instrumentation you like! When you've finished, label it as to the genre where you think it fits! People have been...
  18. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    Hey, Old Growth!
    Are you Dennis Benjamin and is Longfellow's Swing yours? If so, thanks! Nice tune and playing! Should be acceptable, by any standards, in the cafe library!
    Rush
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    Pack a sandwich for lunch and aim your car south along I95, calculus whiz! That'll take you to Rte. 81, about 100+/- miles South. Go west on 81 to Bloomingdale, GA and Randy Wood's Music Store....
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    Re: John Cohen 1932-2019

    RIP John. You and the New Lost City Ramblers helped jump-start old-timey and bluegrass in my heart!
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    "Not to rain on your parade, Dr. Lori; perhaps some general educational information to help! From this view, that 20's Gibson A-Jr., even assuming top condition, is worth right around $1000...
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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    So often, when the scroll breaks, it becomes susceptible to "re-injury". I always thought the idea illustrated here was a good one.
    The Forum>Builders and Repair>Thread: The case against scroll...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Thanks, Jerry!
    1. For revisiting the topic.
    2. For your comment regarding a good, positive way to respond when one sees a topic he or she believes has been exhausted.
    3. For reminding us that this...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    How about this or something to the effect:
    "I'm looking to join a band. You guys check a lot of the boxes. (compliment, but not too wishy-washy) You've invited me to play with you. What do you have...
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    Re: Whatís your travel case?

    I use a cheap gig bag for carry-on travel, and have for 40 years. I sit, patiently, with my mandolin (a '37 Gibson F12 Randy Wood-conversion)in my lap until almost all travelers are on board. I then...
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