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    Re: any repair for a pinky wear spot.

    One option would be to convince all builders to leave the pinky area on all mandolins unstained and unfinished.
    A preventative measure would be to require mandolin players to have their pinky nail...
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    Re: Gruhn's and/ Carter's?

    Gruhnís has George, the leading authority on vintage instruments...of all time.

    Bob
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    William,
    Bennyís Loars, as well as a few nice Martins are a mystery. After Vallie died, Bennyís son and girl friend moved in with him. His son died first. Then the girl friend took care of...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    According to Darryl Wolfeís F5 journal, Benny Cain published the first Loar serial numbers in Bluegrass Unlimited in the Ď60ís and Ď70ís
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    William,
    Benny Cainís list was his own handwritten scribbling. I think it was even before Daryl Wolfe had a list, but not sure.
    Bob
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Benny Cainís 5 Loars weíre in that trunk in mid August near Winchester, VA. Really hot!! One Loar was exceptional, which he said was insured for $25,000. The other 4 were in rough shape. Benny...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    I attended the last big Indian Springs Bluegrass Festival, I think 1980 or 81. I saw Duffey, Gaudreau with Spectrum and Joe Val. I was inspired! I then went to Harmony Hut and bought an Epiphine...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Welcome to Buckeye country. My #55 just turned 9 years old. It gets louder and fuller every year. A fantastic mandolin.

    Bob
  9. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the worldÖ.

    When I visited Herschel Sizemore about 10 years ago, I played his 2 consecutive serial number Loars. I would want either one of those. The sound seemed come out of the walls of his living room. ...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Itís been a little while. I hope you are doing better.

    Bob
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    Re: Leave leather strap on?

    Did Bill?

    Bob
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    Re: Grieving Sally Goodin

    Slowly getting accustomed to life without Sally Goodin....not something I ever wanted to do. I still find myself wanting to call her name, expecting to hear her bark, and to see her looking at me...
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    Re: Grieving Sally Goodin

    Thank you all for the kind words. Iím doing a little better.
    Sally was my first pet. Like the 60 year old child that I am, I never considered our life without Sally. When she was diagnosed with...
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    Grieving Sally Goodin

    Our dog Sally Goodin went to heaven Sunday morning, May 5. Sally was a 9 year old Sheltie, the most loving, sweet and polite dog. She was a treasure.
    9 years ago my wife, who worked at an animal...
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    Re: John Starling

    He made singing sound so easy, effortless.
    Bob
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    I bought a Flatiron F5 (Weber) new in 1992. I had no idea who Bruce Weber was. I bought for $1,800 including tax and case. I sold it in 2010, excellent condition, for $3,500. From 1992-2010...
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    Re: David Grisman's Dawg pick

    I have a few Dawg picks. They look great. And itís my only connection with the Dawg. But I cannot make it work for me. I canít seem to keep my pick perfectly parallel to the strings, which seems...
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    I never thought I would buy an instrument without first playing it. But I took the plunge 9 years ago and bought a Buckeye, custom built. Best purchase Iíve ever made.
    Bob
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    Re: Interview I did with Tim O'Brien

    Great interview. Tim is one that sounds naturally musical...like he never had to learn or practice. Iím glad to hear he practiced!!! Lol
    Thanks for posting.
    Bob
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    Re: Sir Paul on Mandolin Mondays

    Excellent!!! I bought it, hook, line and sinker.
    My wife has always needled me about the time I spend reading the cafe. So yesterday I bragged to her about Sir Paul on the cafe!!! I was so eager...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    Arenít some of us paying more than $30 for a pick???
    Bob
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    Re: How do small bands do the finances?

    no one told me there was money involved! 👓

    Iíve always played where we split equally. Usually $100 each, sometimes $200. Church or nursing home stuff, usually no money.
  23. Re: Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    I take my Buckeye everywhere. I baby it, but I take it everywhere. Did the same with my Bruce Weber Flatiron that I had for 20 years. Maybe Iíve just been lucky, but no signs of temp or humidity...
  24. Re: What do you recommend for a second mandolin?

    My 15 year old nephew got a $60 Rogue for Christmas. It came with a good set up. Plays well and sounds as good as any Iíve heard that are less than $500. Iím as shocked as anyone.
    Bob
  25. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    I donít like metronomes. Iíve tried several. They all speed up and slow down while Iím playing. 😉
    Bob
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