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  1. Re: What is the "Must Have" Mandolin Book(s)?

    Might find something interesting here.

    http://www.acousticdisc.com/acd_html/dawg-books.html

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  2. Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG DAWG

    Man, I was praying for a very special Mandolin Mondays. Oh well . . . party hardy Mr. Grisman!
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    Re: Pretty Fair Maid Tim O'Brien

    What Werner says is perhaps a bit short and to the point, but excellent advice nonetheless. Use Amazing SlowDowner or similar app to slow it down (to a crawl if necessary), and you can hear and match...
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    Jethro Swings - Dawg

    Decided to give a shot at "Jethro Swings" - Dawg's new tune in honor of Jethro's 100th birthday. Think it's pretty close . . . close enough to put a smile on my face :) . . . . give it a Swing!
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  5. Re: OneMic Series- The David Grisman Quintet

    I got tossed in the Dawg Pound way back in about 1982. Saw the DGQ for the first time a year or two later at the Strawberry Bluegrass Festival in the San Fran area. A year ago or so when the first...
  6. Re: OneMic Series- The David Grisman Quintet

    Dell & Dawg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csz2hKAjQBk
  7. Re: OneMic Series- The David Grisman Quintet

    This needs to be encouraged to say the least. This video was first posted a couple years ago as a black & white video (since removed). Very artsy and stylish, this color version is certainly nice...
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    Re: Pls critique this nut work

    Just wanted to follow up . . . 1) Filed down the top of the nut to rest the strings with about 1/2 of the string above the nut. 2) added a bit more relief off the back side of the nut with about...
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    Re: Pls critique this nut work

    Hi amowry & others,

    There is a link to a few photos of the nut from different angles in my original post.

    Here it is again if you'd like to evaluate. Thanks so much....
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    Pls critique this nut work

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    I have been trying to improve the nut on my F5. Before, all the strings were filed below the top of the nut. The distance to the first fret is good, so I don't want to alter that. All I...
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    Re: Bracing f5's

    I am really curious to understand the tonal differences between an F-hole mando X braced vs tone bar braced. In searching the forum, I keep seeing this dead link (the link in pickinNgrinnin's post...
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    Re: proper fret dress

    Regarding polishing freshly crowned frets. Wrnchbndr talks about the importance of a good polishing job as the last step in a good fret dressing, mainly longevity of the crowning and ease of playing....
  13. Re: "Perpetual Dawg" . . . a birthday gift

    That is Del & Dawg. The only video I know of Perpetual Dawg is at the 46:15 mark in this live recording of the Dawg Trio at DelFest 2018. I saw him play this tune with Tommy Emmanuel at the...
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    Re: proper fret dress

    Wrnchbndr - that is such a great, comprehensive answer. Thank you for taking the time to not just answer my question, but to elaborate with insights gained only from untold hours practicing your...
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    Re: proper fret dress

    Thx Wrnchbndr . . . I picked these up recently, any thoughts on them? Or is there a set of diamond crowning tools you could recommend?

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    Re: proper fret dress

    Great answers, I get it.

    Lastly, I've always wondered about the fret board wood when sanding / polishing the frets. Does the wood need to be protected from say 600 grit paper? Obviously just...
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    proper fret dress

    Should frets be rounded or slightly flattened? Why and what are the issues if it's done wrong?

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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    Sign me up!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXpGo-bYDM0
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    Thanks DHopkins! They rip . . . WOW


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwiOlGaDSc
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    Wouldn't it be cool if the Naval officer pictured pickin' his mando happened to chime in here! Would love to know his story and I'd love to know what song he's playing.


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    We Honor Your Service

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    Re: Action vs clarity

    Br1ck - I passed the penny test. Just slides under the e strings, just doesn’t on the G.

    Obviously not precision here. A penny width doesn't qualify as "low action", but for me it's a very...
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    Re: Action vs clarity

    I discovered that for myself a few years ago while reading a similar thread. My F5 was set fairly low, I raised the saddle up a little bit and boy, I couldn't believe the added volume and punch. The...
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    What a day!

    Woke up on my birthday this morning to a beautiful Sunday morning - "Bells are ringing everywhere". Took our customary walk with Sadie the most perfect little pal anyone could have. Came home to...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    To our friend Ivan


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI92oDdXazg
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