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    Wes Wesmoreland won the contest (again) for the...

    Wes Wesmoreland won the contest (again) for the few that may be interested.
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    One of the best in the country and my favorite....

    One of the best in the country and my favorite. 100 miles west of Houston, 100 miles east of San Antonio, 80 miles southeast of Austin. Finals are Sunday afternoon.
  3. Thread: Weber

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    Byron Berline was playing a good sounding Gibson...

    Byron Berline was playing a good sounding Gibson Fern on stage at his festival in 2005. When I saw him at the 2006 festival he had a custom Weber Fern with a cedar top and the Gibson was for sale in...
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    I have a friend that wants to be a tour bus...

    I have a friend that wants to be a tour bus driver. Can you use him? His theory is that if you're forming a band the first thing you do is buy a big, long, shiny tour bus with the name and logo on...
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    I think he puked on the top, passed out, and...

    I think he puked on the top, passed out, and didn't come to for several days.
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    I wish he would have a website that had sound...

    I wish he would have a website that had sound clips of the 4 different models to compare- (M-1)mahogany,(M-2) maple,(M-3) walnut, and (m-4) rosewood.
  7. Thread: What do you use?

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    I use the Frank Ford method with the thumb and...

    I use the Frank Ford method with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand for the E and A strings and the left hand for the D and G strings.
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    Why not get an F2 and save some money?

    Why not get an F2 and save some money?
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    I really liked the 2 Weber cedar top F5's I...

    I really liked the 2 Weber cedar top F5's I played a few months ago. You may want to put on some D'Addario EXP74's to darken up the tone. That has worked for me.
  10. Thread: Krishot

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    I own #269 (2002) and I can tell you that the...

    I own #269 (2002) and I can tell you that the workmanship is much better than "good". You can see pictures on the link to the Old Towne Pickin Parlor, or Byron Berline's website at www.doublestop.com.
  11. Thread: Krishot mandolins

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    I bought one in 2001. It is the only ff style I...

    I bought one in 2001. It is the only ff style I own and my main mandolin. If you think it sounds good now, wait till you play it a few years. The Pickin Parlor in Colorado sells them, and Byron...
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    Get the Mid-Missouri on a 48 hour approval ASAP.

    Get the Mid-Missouri on a 48 hour approval ASAP.
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    Has anyone tried these 80/20 bronze coated...

    Has anyone tried these 80/20 bronze coated strings? Can you compare the tone to the EXP74's?
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    See if you can try out a Rushing Guitar and...

    See if you can try out a Rushing Guitar and report back. Johnny Rushing is originally from the Baton Rouge area and I've heard good things about his guitars from a less than unbiased source. # # # #...
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    I've never had an oval hole mandolin that I could...

    I've never had an oval hole mandolin that I could get a half-way decent chop chord out of;however, a friend of mine has an old Gibson F-2 that can chop with the best of them.

    I have two ovals and...
  16. Thread: One, and one only

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    I have a brunette (Krishot F-5), a blond (Mid-Mo...

    I have a brunette (Krishot F-5), a blond (Mid-Mo M-3), and a redhead (Gibson A-1) that I play about 50%-25%-25%. I like variety.
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    Maybe Peter Mix will loan you one of their new...

    Maybe Peter Mix will loan you one of their new carbon fiber models for product testing. It would be make a great commercial ad.
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    Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in...

    Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie the first weekend in October is only 230 miles from Euless, right up I-35. This is a great festival-not too big or too small.
  19. Thread: Old time tunes

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    Grandpa's in the Outhouse Snaggle-toothed Sally...

    Grandpa's in the Outhouse
    Snaggle-toothed Sally
    Turpentined Tomcat
  20. Thread: Rosewood mandolins

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    But can you smoke a brisket with it?

    But can you smoke a brisket with it?
  21. Thread: Houston

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    Why couldn't you visit the Rice or Univ. of...

    Why couldn't you visit the Rice or Univ. of Houston music departments and meet some classical string players.
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    What does Fazio's Frets and Friends in Manchester...

    What does Fazio's Frets and Friends in Manchester have in stock? BTW, I make a visit to the Oasis (Carrollton) at least once a year. If you know Aaron Steckel in Jerseyville, he may be able to help...
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    He said in an interview that he played some...

    He said in an interview that he played some fiddle, but not good enough to play in public.
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    I believe in having both-I have 2 ovals and 1...

    I believe in having both-I have 2 ovals and 1 F-hole (not Rigels), but if I had to have just one Rigel, it would be an F-hole.
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    I recently replaced the strings on my new M-3...

    I recently replaced the strings on my new M-3 with D'Addario 11-15-24-38 phosphor bronze instead of bright bronze (GHS). BTW, I can't believe how much I like this mandolin. I previously had an M-2...
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