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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Yeah, I think folks are just venting. Now's as good a time as any.

    Now where'd I put my ventilator? . . .
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Absolutely! If I can't kill time taking pot shots at the gods, what good is a quarantine?
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Not complaining! At all! (See #12.)
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    I'm simplifying. Here's some stuff from the state website:


    Q: What are the essential personal activities in the Executive Order?

    A: Essential personal activities include the following with...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    I have no compulsion to risk a fine or spread germs, and I wouldn't ask my mando whisperer to risk a fine or spread germs, either.

    (Here he is, by the way: Dennis Patkus.)

    Meanwhile, I have a...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    But because the world is run by Philistines, guitar shops are not.
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Yup! We're all coming up with solutions like that. Not sure how I'd explain to a trooper why I needed to drive to Waterville for groceries.
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    Re: Know You Rider

    Always worth a mention! Yes, that has to be the most listened-to version of the song. The other band whose version reached a (relatively) mass audience was Hot Tuna.

    It shows up on a lot of Dead...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Sure. My guy has a shop, but even if he worked at home, I'd still risk a stiff fine if I tried to go there.

    The Guv's orders: only drive to doctors and food stores.

    That's okay by me. I'll...
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    NOT an essential service?!

    Two weeks ago, I dropped off my new old snakehead Gibson with my mando whisperer to get it up and running.

    Now I have to wait.

    Since when is luthery not an essential service?

    What a world....
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    Buy used. That way you more or less make your money back when you sell it.

    Never played a Gallatin, but they look groovy, Weber has a great reputation, and I've never heard a bad word about them....
  12. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    Oh, man! That's why I got rid of my first mando. It had a single-coil pickup under the strings, right by the fretboard.

    CLICKITY CLICKITY CLICKITY CLICK!

    I'm in Maine. Why send my picks to...
  13. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    Great! Now can you float it to Cuba?
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Commas give me nosebleeds. And nothing's cuter than a snakehead.
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    Re: Know You Rider

    I think it was the Lomaxes who patched a bunch of things together in the thirties, starting with a verse by a woman on death row. They called it "Woman Blue."

    Here's another nice version:

    ...
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    Re: External jacks on resos?

    I'm thinking of this style external jack:

    184545
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    Re: Know You Rider

    Thanks! I needed that! Think I'll head down to the basement tonight and whup out the ol' doby!
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    Re: Know You Rider

    Thanks!

    My Seldom god was Mike A. Saw them in the seventies in New Haven, and his "House of the Rising Sun" solo induced mass involuntary levitation. I can still hear it. In fact, that's why I...
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    Know You Rider

    House arrest has its pleasures.

    Listened to Seldom Scene's "Live at the Cellar Door" last night. It's finale is "Know You Rider," a rock/folk/blues/bluegrass staple that features some mighty mando...
  20. Re: The mandolin is more than just a folk instrument

    She was just saying it was how she liked to do it. Nothing wrong with that.

    It might be how her mind organizes things. Or what sounds good to her.

    Or it might be that on mando she's only...
  21. Re: The mandolin is more than just a folk instrument

    Well, natch! The thing was born for blues. It's mainly what I use it for. Most of the old blues and jug acts featured mando, at least sometimes, for good reason: You can shred.

    If you haven't,...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I'll bet that's true. Something else: The sound of resonator mandos and guitars doesn't improve with age. They fail mechanically. So I've bought a couple of used reso guitars for low prices, just...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    PS -

    From the cafe classifieds, following up on post #20, here's an example of a torrefied top: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152246#152246
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Not on a bet.
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    External jacks on resos?

    Do the clamp-on external jacks I see on A and F mandolins work on resonator mandos, too?

    Thanks!
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