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  1. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    When I realized I was not excited about playing the banjo! I still like playing some OT banjo from time to old time. And of course playing some guitar too. But, I LIKE playing mandolin.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    That was used at the factory quite regularly according to Al Lakey of Lakey art material here in Kalamazoo, Al has passed to the larger life some years back but, he said that every now and again...
  3. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    I saw that in the Gibson news feed yesterday!
    I thought it was kind of a weird amount too.
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    I used to but, not anymore.
  5. Thread: New f-5

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    Re: New f-5

    Well boys and girls, I understand that the esteemed Mr. H.has decided that he will no longer be building mandolins. He will continue to make some quite beautiful violin bows but, my dream of owning a...
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    Re: Sierra Hull's Wheel Hoss transcription

    Interesting version of “Wheel Hoss”! The deep dark “fat” sound is intriguing!
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    Just an observation

    I feel like I keep seeing the “Save 30%” on Mel Bay stuff every few weeks, am I imagining that? I’d think the “Sale” aspect would start to wear thin after the fourth or fifth time.
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Lately, it’s been swearing at my kitchen remodel and perfect Manhattans!
    Alvarez and Fosters green, or Labatts. “A drygulcher like me can find rounds in any general store.”
    To paraphrase Steve...
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    I remember a guy with a southern drawl who worked at “The factory” calling that “Bubble maple” it was very pretty, so is that piece.
    Again, did you buy it?
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    Re: Lefty f-5 case?

    Gee, that’s a good question!
    I am so happy that I play right handed! One more reason to learn that way.
  11. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    Definitely congratulations are in order for all your achievements!
  12. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    He plays with himself quite well! I’m nowhere that good! My band does not play that well until after after three cocktails!
    Thanks Mark!
  13. Re: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    Now I have a reason to go to Nashville for a weekend!
    What a nice read! Well written, clear and concise.
  14. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Yep, hide heads require a LOT of maintenance!
  15. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    I might suggest looking into “Hornbeam” OT banjos, I think Elderly is the retailer of them. I’ve known the builder for many years and his work is really top notch!
    Jan can do pretty much any kind of...
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    Re: Pearl top Martin

    I like it a lot but, I must restrain myself! Still have to finish the kitchen remodel! Then French doors and bedroom before I start all over again!
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    Re: Bill’s Dream socially distanced

    Thanks Rob, that was pretty cool!
    I’m missing picking with my buddies but, one had back surgery just before the whole covid misery so, it was several months before he had the sawbones project since...
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    When I first started playing music, my guitar playing buddy (far more accomplished musician than I will ever be) told me:
    “Tim, keep playing, you can’t go back for the missed (or incorrect) note,...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church sends his blessing.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church as well as the Rectors of St. John the Evangelist Menominee Falls WI., and St.Patrick’s parish here in Kalamazoo are all praying for you.
  21. Thread: Gibson A-5

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    Re: Gibson A-5

    Scott, you really need to develop a “rimshot” button!
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    When I read your posts Phil I always feel like I’ve just been let in on something I didn’t know before, thank you for all your insight.
    Stay positive. I will request that prayers be offered at Mass....
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    Re: C F Martin mandolin

    Great story, glad you are the new keeper of something which should be able to be handed down for another generation!
    I think you are doing a great job with the cleaning.
    Play and enjoy it! What a...
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    Re: Orville Gibson in sartorial splendor

    It’s my understanding that that was a costume for some sort of theatrical production he was in at the time.
    “Flair” indeed!
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    I’ve said that before Marcus CA,
    It’s called “PLAYING” music!
    Doc Watson once said: “When playin’ music turns into a job it will be time to quit!” Great way to look at it, Doc,
    I have felt that a...
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