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  1. Re: Ricky Skaggs receives Presidential Medal of the Arts.

    I'm not sure I understand the popcorn GIF reaction. I'm not a troll and just posting legitimate mandolin-player news. I one thing I think most folks on this board would agree on is that Ricky Skaggs...
  2. Thread: Blonde Loars ?

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    Re: Blonde Loars ?

    I got the blonde Wide Body Gibson F-5M, circa 1941 while playing with Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers around 1985. I used it on the now classic Sparks recordings Gonna' be Movin' and Silver...
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    Re: Over $21K for a NEW Gibson F5 MM

    If you go to a site like Carter's and sort by price, there are options from just below $1,000 all the way up to $150,000. We certainly live in a golden age of choice!
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    Re: Over $21K for a NEW Gibson F5 MM

    I can not verify the validity of this statement but have heard it said many times that " A Rolls Royce is purchased for the privilege of having the hood ornament, not for the car".
    Not a mandolin I...
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    Go America!!!!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpZMQa7-H-A
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    Re: new: Northfield neck rest!!!

    One I made years ago from a cheap neck rest (I think meant for use when receiving a massage), a piece of timber cut to size and some leather.

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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Northfield is not an Asian import company. It is not a business entity that solely purchases items from an external country and separate business entity and then resells in the U.S. for profit. The...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Retirement income is affected. The market is a little crazy right now, and lots of retirement income, including pensions are tied to the market.

    But what you are seeing is that as Shaun stated,...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Well... not exactly! Thile bought an exceptionally good sounding Feb. 18th Loar which, given his standing in the mandolin universe and his current occupation as host of Alive From Here, seems to be a...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkYOLK0Lf0g
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FUbclPs17U
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    For Laughs:
    - Just started watching old Bullwinkle and Bugs Bunny cartoons on YouTube; (that Daffy Duck is a great actor).

    For Sanity:
    - I am happy to report that after 6 months of writers...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrq2bRvvG8E
  14. Would You Like To Play The Guitar? (or Mandolin)

    A little humorous advice for would be musicians from Jim Kweskin



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BLwIepxNk0
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_5btYYCTaI

    - - - Updated - - -


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHGxP9lem0A


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DbChOUotfo
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm65dbcietQ
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I work in the entertainment industry. Our company was hit very hard and we had to furlough over 100 people. There are very few of us trying to keep it afloat and also helping the fight by making some...
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    Re: Live From Home

    This might be the best video yet.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D3q2hiiIzg
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    Re: Live From Home

    Sierra Hull.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYlK7UUZfgE
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    Re: Live From Home

    Here's Mary Chapin Carpenter with a video that reminds us that this human self-isolating is quite hard on dogs (there was a hilarious and not-appropriate-for-the-cafe Onion article to this effect the...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    You scored there, by the sound of it. Well done, you.
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    Re: Silver vs. Nickel James Tailpiece?

    Nope, but they feel nice, work nicely, and last really well.
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    Re: Silver vs. Nickel James Tailpiece?

    As much as anyone wants to talk about improving the sound they really don't. No tailpiece does. They do make string changes easier and they are a work of art.
  24. Re: So... They seem to think I'm starving and homeless?

    FWIW

    I'm wrapping up the busking season here in NYC (man it's cold).
    I started in May and did it 2 or 3 times a week for the last 7 months.

    I learned a lot also (as Chris Calley above said)....
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