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  1. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Stan Jay of Mandolin Brothers passed away on this date 2014. Miss that guy. This was an amazing article put together for us by Bradley Klein. It resulted in the second or third time the New York...
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    https://youtu.be/935ExOpT5bI
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    Used my tenor in a school project

    I made this video for a graduate creative writing course. The prompt was to "shoot and edit a TV commercial promoting something you like, hate, or are otherwise interested in or compelled by in some...
  4. Meet new duo The Foreign Landers - David and Tabitha Benedict

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMMIjB27KI

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  5. Another great Bach warm-up from Sierra Hull

    The Allegro Assai BWV 1005 will improve your alternating strokes no matter
    what speed. Sierra Hull plays it at break neck speed but even at slower tempos
    (80 -86), the patterns and piston firing...
  6. Thread: Double Standard

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    Re: Double Standard

    I think the reason for the double standard is this. With the "What strap do I use, what pick do I use ,who is your favorite player type of questions the person is seeking information. They are...
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    Re: Funny reference to Bluegrass in mystery novel

    If you enjoy crime novels with some musical background, here are a few from a book I wrote on crime fiction back in 2008:

    Duchin, Peter, and John Morgan Wilson
    Good Morning Heartache. Philip...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    I’m canceling my Artistworks subscription. This is the only thing I need to learn.
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    I like the old banjo headstock.
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    I second the recommendation by Mr. Garber to attend to the back cracks and leave the pearloid pickguard as is. In fact, I kinda' like the patina. Very cool guitar. It's a design that appeals to me...
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    One last question: are those nylon strings on it now?
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    I don't know what is going on with the pickguard but I would concentrate on getting the cracks fixed and the thing strung up and playable first. Unless the cellulid is about to explode, I would not...
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    Iíll bite: 1920-1930s. (I know they brought back the Venetian shape for mandolins in the 1950s or 60s, but I donít think they did tenors that way again, or at least not with pearloid.)

    CGDA would...
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    Re: Delmores Tenor Tuning?

    I looked him up, I hadn't heard of him before (but now i have!), it looks like he did indeed play tenor along with mando and fiddle as well? It appears that he's using a CGDA tuning in his fingerings...
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    Re: Pete Hart, Buckeye Mandolins

    Howdy,

    I just sent Pete a text message and am waiting for his reply.
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    Harvard Musical IQ

    Hey folks! I recently stumbled across the Harvard music IQ test and was pleasantly surprised by their measurement methods. It's actually three separate tests measuring rhythm, pitch recognition, and...
  17. Re: New and recent Tenor, best than vintage Martin's and Gibson ?

    One name that hasnít yet been mentioned in all of your inquiries is Herb Taylor, who especially impresses with his modern builds and archtops:

    http://www.herbtaylor.com/instruments/tenorguitar/
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    I think the comments have probably gone beyond the posting guidelines. Let's put this one to bed.
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    I hesitated to contact Andy until today as I figured he was in no shape to have other distractions but I'm happy to report I just contacted him and heard back almost immediately with positive news.
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    Re: Choir Practice Turns Fatal

    Sad story but we are headed in the wrong direction here. There are plenty of places to have this discussion on the Internet.
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    Since this was posted in General Discussions, I feel no need to restrict myself to bluegrass/old-time titles. These are some informative and/or highly entertaining books on my shelves. It's been so...
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    There is also Neil Rosenberg's "Bluegrass Generation," a lively memoir of working for Bill Monroe and the early 60s scene. I really liked it.

    of course there is Mark Zwonitzer's biography of the...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    Many of us geezers maintain our good health just to infuriate the younger working stiffs:whistling:
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    The reason for the Collings price increase was widely communicated with their retailers and business partners, less so with consumers, but I saw plenty of evidence on the Forum here it got seen by...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    Don’t assume that companies sit back and just decide they want more money for their product. Costs of doing business increase over time, be they raw materials, rent, wages, taxes, marketing costs or...
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