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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Don't leave your 'Bone at home alone....just ask Tony Rice
  2. Re: New San Bush album focuses on John Hartfiord tunes

    I've heard a few bands do "Steam Powered Aeroplane" but never anything as great as Sam and NGR's version on "Commonwealth"
  3. An American Treasure; He overflows with...

    An American Treasure;
    He overflows with talent....
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    Monroebilia With Glen Duncan

    A great gift from Glen Duncan: "I never knew a time I did not know Bill Monroe....."

    "We played together....."

    Earl Scruggs


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-6PIuc9YL4
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    It's also had it's Virzi ripped out, it's back removed and it's top and Tone bars re-graduated from the inside by John Monteleone.
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    When Charlie Derrington was piecing back together the splinters of Monroe's Pokered Loar, Charlie kindly offered Bill his own Pristine Loar to play in the meantime.
    Monroe gave it back with a...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    After T's hitch with Grisman, he proceeded to release a succession of Acoustic Jazz recordings under his own name. The quality and originality were without parallel. Unfortunately, except for myself...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    It's mighty fine; I really like this version by Hag as well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qYWbxyhp6U
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Big T...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb1L_Q_gsdU
  10. Thread: Kenny Baker

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    Kenny Baker

    Good Fiddler Magazine article on Kenny Baker, recalling Roy Hall and his Blue Ridge Entertainers, one of the lost Bluegrass pioneers
    ...
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    Re: replacing Flatiron tail piece?

    Until you see it happen, it is hard to believe such a thing is possible.
    I built an F-5 that my brother has and he called me one day to tell me that the stamped tailpiece had suddenly just...
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    This post kind of circles everything back around to what the main point of my original post was, which was that drilling a large tapered hole through the small tail-block of an instrument that has...
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    It's called a "Gozinta"...
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    That's a good idea when having to deal with an existing tail-block hole;
    Leather laces knotted through the F-Holes, pulled back and then attached to the strap's end is a good solution as well....
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    Mandolin Tail Pin

    Every so often someone will post about a loose "Strap Pin", when what they are more properly referring to is actually a misbegotten VIOLIN style tail pin.

    Violins are very well designed. A...
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    Re: Billy Strings on Mando

    It's Ronnie's Gil alright; there isn't another mandolin on the planet that sounds like that X-braced monster
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    Re: Jimi Hendrix Mandolin Auction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTHg2ApnkO8
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    Mike Marshall tells a story about when he needed to get a guitar to play in the DGQ.

    He asked Tony Rice to help him find one, and said that T simply walked down the long row of Martins in the...
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    There are two distinct tiers on the same instrument;

    (Unfortunately, they are both going to be pretty much inaccessible to being effectively addressed by a novice)

    The first is mechanical...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Off to the Races, with "Tony putting a hurt on them..."


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bK4UUM6bek
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    Re: Natural / Blonde Gibson F5s?

    Pretty sure Jack's F-5 was a retopped/converted F4.....
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    Re: That Feeling…

    Edit
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    Re: Eastman truss rod question

    A spacer of some kind (such as a ground down washer or three) can be installed under the bottom of the truss rod nut to extend the working length of the TR threads. Care must still always be exerted...
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    Re: 1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    There is also the fact that the fretboard will almost certainly not intonate accurately.
    So you have immediately purchased three new problems;
    A very expensive instrument
    That doesn't play in tune...
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    As Robbie added, that while it turned out to be true for the most part, there was a definite issue regarding quantity vs. quality......(!)
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