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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thanks Brad. Sad news. Ivan was one of a kind.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What is known in Scotland as a long road to a wee house.
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    If you do go to Falkirk, you'll be duty-bound to visit the Falkirk Wheel, a modern mechanical and engineering wonder every bit worth a stop.
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    Re: Robson A style tuners

    I've never seen Waverleys, but I do have a set of Robson tuners on an A mandolin, and they are wonderfully engineered. Keith Robson is a real craftsman and a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    If I was an established instructor I think I'd be insulted by the idea of a complete novice player with no musical knowledge somehow thinking he might be able to 'audition' me for a task I could do...
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    Re: Paul Shippey Tone Mandolin

    That's a beautiful instrument. I bet it sounds great.
  7. Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    Interesting article in a publication where a story about bluegrass might come up once every few decades.

    It strays into areas that will get the thread closed down very quickly if you insist on...
  8. Oliver Craven on Cy Winstanley's new video shot in Nashville

    I'm biased - Cy Winstanley, a New Zealander now living in Nashville, is the son of good friends of mine. As well as touring nationwide as the side man for rising stars of the country/Americana scene,...
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    Re: Problems with my first mandolin

    It needs to go back to the store. I can't see that doing anything other than getting worse.
  10. Thread: Primetone

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    Re: Primetone

    The large, grippy Primetone triangles are my go-to choice. 1.4mm or 1.5mm - I have both and can't tell the difference between them.
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    Re: My band's second video

    I enjoyed that, but couldn't help but notice the complete absence of chop chords or cowboy hats.

    It looked like you had fun making it, too - which is important, I reckon.
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    Re: Mandocaster?

    I had one, though not a Fender. I spent quite a lot of money on upgrades from Almuse, and the results were very pleasing, though not pleasing enough to make me play it very much, so I sold it.
  13. Re: Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Eric Idle's Guitar Case!

    Entertaining video. I had to look it up to discover that 'spastic', which in British English is extremely offensive, in American English is not at all so. So I learned something new, too.
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    Re: Strap Advice

    I don't actually understand the need for a strap to be 'comfortable', since the mandolin is so light. I've been making straps for myself and for friends for years and these ones, made of four-strand...
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    Re: Small grippy Primetone triangles

    GAK (Guitar and Keyboards) in Brighton stock a good range of primetones of different shapes and thicknesses. And if you don't want to order online, there's always TAMCO to visit a short walk away.
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Ten hours of reading speculative guff or ten minutes of practice. Which one's going to make you a better player?
  17. Re: silver color eastman tailpiece wanted

    You're looking in the wrong place. Put a listing in the classifieds.
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    Re: Stewmac Tuner sale

    Same here. A well-known American luthier whose name somehow still commands respect in these parts supplied me a replacement instrument that came with Golden Age instead of the Gotohs on the first...
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    Re: Custom Build Luthiers

    Best bang for the buck custom A5s that satisfy your need for American manufacture, in no particular order (and all of whom have been mentioned already)

    ** Girouard
    ** Mike Black
    ** Pava
    **...
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    Re: Nava Walnut Archtop

    Yet another fine video and another lovely instrument. Well done Gary.
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    Re: Nava Walnut Archtop

    I look forward to seeing that one completed, and hopefully being played on camera :)
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    Re: Mandolin-related multitool?

    A lame joke detector might be most useful around here
  23. Re: Best skills to learn to quickly be able to jam/play with othe

    Robert this looks intriguing, but the website doesn't do a very good job of selling the service, and really could do with a sample lesson to hook potential buyers.

    But since it doesn't have that,...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen F8-X

    Superb work, Steve. We are lucky to have you keeping this updated.
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    Re: Introducing the new Sorensen Stratus

    Sounds fantastic. What a superb opportunity to hear a master play your creation, and boy did he give it a great work-out. :)
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