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  1. Re: New-ish "NewYorker" Mandolins from Gretsch

    Me being a vintage type kind of buyer-I just love old builds/wood. I'd buy an old original Stradolin or Harmony Biltmore or regal or something of the like for pry the same amount of cash and use that...
  2. Re: New-ish "NewYorker" Mandolins from Gretsch

    The G9320 was my first mandolin also. I couldn't get rid of it fast enough, and I did regret buying it as my first. Hard to play, buzzy, even after I had a local luthier look it over and adjust a...
  3. Re: New-ish "NewYorker" Mandolins from Gretsch

    That method precedes me by decades probably :)
  4. Re: New-ish "NewYorker" Mandolins from Gretsch

    The Gretsch is pretty much a straight out copy of a 60's-70's Harmony. Harmony made the New Yorker's this one was based on. Somewhere here I actually posted an early New Yorker with it's Harmony...
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    Re: Tuning Question . . .

    I'll bite... The more desperately it needs new strings the longer it stays in tune.
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    Re: Wireless Endoscope

    Not where I thought this thread was going...:grin:

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    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Another airline problem

    I've seen this story mentioned on several news sites, and only some of them have mentioned the "rest of the story". She bought the cheapest ticket they offer, which specifically says that it does...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Apparently Potrer Wagoner once told Dolly Parton that "If you look like a member of the audience, maybe that's where you should be." Although I don't buy that idea completely (I would look pretty...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Texas Country Thing. Consider it part of the Cowboy uniform. These days a lot of folks do it for asthetics but when I was growing up in cow town East Texas it was for practical purposes. Spend all...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    THE DEATH OF THE HAT
    by Billy Collins
    Once every man wore a hat.
    In the ashen newsreels,
    the avenues of cities
    are broad rivers flowing with hats.
    The ballparks swelled
    with thousands of...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    I wear a white linen wide brim fedora, mainly to embarrass my teen daughter.
  12. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/02/us/monterey-journal-trees-and-trademarks-the-disputes-run-deep.html

    This reminds me of the Lone Cypress tree on 17 Mile Drive in Carmel (see link). Back in 1989,...
  13. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    We could help by writing some themed descriptions of the items for sale:


    Enjoy a crisp Chardonnay on the newly remodeled front porch,
    Late in the evening, about sundown, high on the hill and...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Jim Clare and I doing his song Smoke From a Hawthorn Fire at last year's Springwater Music Festival --final one, unfortunately.



    Red hats were the "uniform" for the Springwater Festival, hence...
  15. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    Was that the original air conditioning unit that Uncle Pen used? It looks like it's in pretty good shape.
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    :disbelief: A reunion? Jist fancy that! A' aroond the werld! :):)
  17. Thread: Speed Neck

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    Re: Speed Neck

    If you ever look at the neck on a fiddle you've seen a speed neck. I really dislike the feel of a glossy finish on the neck of any instrument. Note that it's not necessary to sand off all the color...
  18. Article: Bill Monroe Interview in Denver, Feb. 19, 1986

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content.php?373-Bill-Monroe-Interview-in-Denver-Feb-19-1986
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    It's not the hat, it's the shirt and TIE!? Mr. Bill would think that that made the "right sort" of fellow, indeed. Now, I see more and more guys onstage in t-shirts and shorts, not me you understand...
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    Re: Sunny day mandolin photos!

    I think I remember that scene - in the next scene, the ape learns to play the bodhran with a bone.

    My contribution is from the year 2014:

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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Utah Phillips: "Men should wear hats. Baseball hats worn backwards and sideways do not constitute hat wearing or any fashion statement. If you don't have a Stetson then a Borsalino fedora will do." ...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    A rigid brimmed cowboy topper is better than a snake rattle and a tone guard and an armrest put together at improving the tone of a mandolin - by deflecting sound into the player's ears.
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Three browsers? So I suppose that would be a hat trick.
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    Re: Sunny day mandolin photos!

    You know how hard it is to resist sunny day back-baiting --

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  25. Re: Toned auction in England through Tarisio

    Oh billkilpatrick!
    You didn't invoke the "I ain't ever..." clause, did you?

    Every time I've done that it ain't long before I went and did it.

    It won't be long before winter. A pile of shavings...
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