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    Re: Reverb announces increase in fees

    Fifteen posts and nobody's figured out a way to blame Gibson for this?
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    Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    Date, condition, suggested stringing - all thoughts welcome.
    A little background - I own it; it's been sitting around in its (non-original) case for years; the cracks in back seem stable; any...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    This is why I play mandolin:


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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    "Her husband" actually has a name.

    http://www.justinmoses.com/
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    Re: Who wants to be the next CEO of Gibson?

    Gibson is DOOMED!
    Doomed, I tells ya!


    (cough)Norlin(cough)
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Insufficient information.

    Daphne blue? Lake Placid blue? Sonic blue? Mystic Ice blue? ...
  7. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    Why no Andy Statman? Or Don Stiernberg? Or Rich DelGrosso?
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    Re: World's strongest mandolinist?

    Bill Monroe spent a few years slinging oil drums around a refinery in Gary Indiana (or some similar beauty spot). I'd wager he was the strongest mandolin player of his time. Maybe ever ...
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    Re: Finish Worn Off by Strap

    Is that the Pava? Nice instruments! The finish wear really doesn't need fixing, and it won't weaken the top.

    I don't know if this will help, but here's Bill Monroe's mandolin -
    ...
  10. Re: Lost or Stolen: Northfield NF-F5S Stolen In Rochester

    Hurray!
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    Re: Dean claws on mandolin worth?

    Me neither (just looking around, out of curiosity).

    There was at least one advertised in the classifieds here (back in 2005), I don't know if there's any way of searching old sales? Find that &...
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    Re: "Ice tea" sunburst

    Here's some nice photos of an electric guitar in iced tea burst -

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BluesBITB--guild-bluesbird-iced-tea-burst
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    Re: RIP Stacy Phillips

    He got a lot of people started on dobro with The Dobro Book (1977), one of those iconic texts from Oak Publications.

    But probably his greatest work is the two-volume Phillips Collection of...
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    Re: How brisk is the Gibson Loar F5 market?

    "Brisk"?

    It's never been "brisk" and it never will be.

    There are a limited number of these very expensive items whose appeal is and always will be to the limited number of people who (1) want...
  15. Re: Normanís rare guitars guitar of the day: 1923 f5 Lloyd LoGibs

    Well, if it wasn't good enough for Dave Grisman* it sure isn't good enough for me!!!


    *6:52-6:57
  16. Re: Is there a crisis in mandolin, banjo and ukelele tone?

    Might that not be more of a "return to the traditional sound" thing than an "evolution away from the traditional sound"?
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    Re: Are you a mandolin picker?

    Yeah, I've actually even heard that about a piano player - "He's a picker all right!"

    But that is not the same as referring to oneself as a "mandolin picker" - something that I, like others in...
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    Re: Are you a mandolin picker?

    And of course a large group of mandolin players would be a "Big Mon" ...
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    Re: Are you a mandolin picker?

    If we're collecting data points: I've heard "let's pick some tunes" for groups of various instruments; I have heard "I'm a [name of instrument] picker" only when the [name of instrument] is...
  20. Re: Thoughts on Ry Cooder's New Recording - The Prodigal Son

    To the best of my knowledge he has always been very open and forthcoming about acknowledging the artists who have inspired him and urging listeners to check out their work.
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    Re: How do you carve plywood?

    He did consider asking the borrow of Mr Bill's penknife, but that would have meant rambling through dark hollows & down lonesome highways ...
  22. Re: what is the loudest + weirdest sounding oddball mandolin?

    That's a Stroh violin, made for recording with in the very early days. When recording technology improved, the violinists who had bought those dumped them for next to nothing, because outside the...
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    Re: What does Excellent-minus condition mean?

    The description - "UPS did a number [etc.]..." appears to be quite truthful. The word "excellent" seems to be the problem, and it's fair to argue its use, but not fair to accuse the seller of being...
  24. Re: Column: Writing About Bluegrass, Warts and All

    Brooks Robinson? I do not believe that.
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    Re: Mother Maybelle's pick

    The Stevens bar is still the default slide/bar for dobro, maybe at one time they made picks?
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