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  1. Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    It possibly could look like this famous example.
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    Satan is real but I doubt a Pava F5 Satan mandolin is.
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    Re: One more banjo question

    It sounds rather fishy to me but is that know as BASS(Banjo Acquisition Super Syndrome)?
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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    Better than matched, pearl handled six shooters.
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    Re: Old Gibson A mandolin copy?

    In 1972 I paid 4 dollars at the university fieldhouse to see Commander Cody followed by Earl Scruggs Revue followed by the Byrds with Clarence White playing lead and an acoustic set in the middle. ...
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    Re: Cracked banjo headstock

    Just by chance did this happen in an attack on a bronze bull statue in New York?
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    You are allowed to keep one string in your shirt pocket.
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    Re: Marty Stuart Mandolin Solo

    After his time with Nashville Grass Marty toured with Doc Watson in the late 1970s till 1980. The first time I saw Doc was from the end of the last tour though Marty Stuart was not nearly so well...
  8. Thread: Cracked Bridge

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    Re: Cracked Bridge

    If you get a new bridge you should fit the bridge to the top by sanding it carefully against the top. The bridge is usable as purchased but fitting it will make a world of difference in the sound. ...
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    Re: Big Muddy has fret buzz?

    His are flattop mandolins. Flattop mandolins generally do not have adjustable bridges because the neck angle and string height do not allow room for it. Much like on guitars where flattop acoustic...
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    Tell her she is lucky you did not have it insured because the insurance company would have paid you and come after her with their lawyers for the full cost plus punitive damages because of her...
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    Re: Altering Original Tempo

    Listen to Bluegrass Stomp on Doc and Dawg then to Bill's version. The one on Doc and Dawg is quite a bit more relaxed in tempo.

    Then listen to Soldier's Joy or Sweet Georgia Brown on Doc and...
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    Re: I know that tune... um... how's it go again?

    Everyone gets crossed up now and then on fiddle tunes.

    I have difficulty between Cherokee Shuffle and Big Sciota particularly and sometimes Salt Creek. It is really difficult if you just played...
  13. Re: Lloyd Loar Hometown Music Festival in Illinois

    That is pretty cool Andy.

    I attended a folk/bluegrass music festival at the museum there around 10 years ago. They had Robin and Linda Williams as headliners. Jimmy Gaudreau was still playing...
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    If you are looking for a live, local instructor that can sometimes be difficult though with you being near Raleigh I would expect someone to be in that area. There are a lot more guitar instructors...
  15. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    Another door to that era closed today with Peter Fonda's death. The Easy Rider soundtrack was another musical highlight of those times.
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    Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    In a new trademark case Ohio State University is attempting to trademark the word "the". I wonder what this will do to THE Gibson?

    That way lies madness.
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    This ad was on the second page of National Geographic this month.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    When the Flatpick-L list was going seriously the guitarists most definitely did. In fact that list blew up in a big brawl over some petty disagreements and was never the same again. Some of it was...
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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    It would be helpful to know what was wrong with the discussion to keep on the right side of the law and not step on any toes.
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    I usually try to go. Keith Yoder comes back from the Southland for it and Kalona so it is a good chance to talk and pick with him as well as a bunch of others. Plus they always have good bands. ...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    That is a beautiful instrument. On another note, do you attend the Backbone Bluegrass festival at Strawberry Point?
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    The precision should apply only where it makes a difference to you in feel or sound. For people not used to working in thousandths of an inch it sounds like nitpicking. A human hair or a piece of...
  23. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    Down in that part of Iowa illegal is viewed by some as more of a challenge than a restriction. I have friends from that neck of the woods. They also have a fairly nice bluegrass festival in the...
  24. Re: Trying to find old article: guitarist exploring pick grips

    The Tuck Andress article is quite in depth. He is a very good jazz/fusion fingerstylist. Some of his conclusions are a little suspect. They certainly are not really applicable to bluegrass. He is...
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    An angry lady with a fireplace poker.
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