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  1. Re: Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

    Was well made. Learned a lot, and enjoyed the music. Who knew Japan has a thriving bluegrass community?
    You can stream it from PBS if it isn't scheduled on your local station.
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Bluegrass Country...WAMU in Washington DC.

    https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU

    I listen to this or New Orleans Jazz on WWOZ all day long while working.
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    My first was an Aria A in about 1974 or '75. Fell in love with mandolin at a bluegrass festival in Cato, New York and had to have one. Kept it for a while, but couldn't make any headway on it, so off...
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    Re: Michigan Koa Armrest

    I have one that I bought for my Gibson A1. It is handsome and does the job. I have several McClungs and prefer those. The Northfield isn't as wide as the McClungs are, and I don't find it as...
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    Re: Thinking About A Pava

    The days will never seem as long as they do between now and Saturday...
    congrats.
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    Re: Out of my league

    Braggart! Not supposed to tell...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    That was a leading question, Scott!
    Absolutely interested.
    With double exclamation points.
  8. Re: Alan Bibey & Friends in Freeport, Maine

    Here's a shorter clip, courtesy of Eli...



    https://www.facebook.com/eligilbertbanjo/videos/10215394213068160/
  9. Alan Bibey & Friends in Freeport, Maine

    Great show last night with Alan Bibey, (mandolin, vocals) Tony Watt, (guitar, vocals) Eli Gilbert (banjo, vocals) George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals), and Grace...
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    You're welcome, Life-Long!
    It's been a few days now and the tuners are indeed doing a better job of holding the strings to pitch. Well worth the expense and completely reversable should I ever...
  11. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    Ohhhhh,,,,Mike.
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    178774 178775

    Here are pictures showing the new tuners in place on the 1917 A1.
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    Hi folks.
    I promised pictures but found the job finished before I even remembered I was going to document the process.

    It was really easy.

    I did one side at a time. Made sure I had the correct...
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    Re: Finger Ease

    Brian - One finger's worth or two? Hopefully not both hands! :)
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    Re: NMC - The Boaz One

    My reaction as well...
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered a set for my 1917 A1. Will post pictures as I do the install.
    Russ
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    Re: Doyle Lawson One Tear Solo

    That's Eli Gilbert playing the mandolin. He's an amazing banjo player, teaches at Bates College in Maine, is currently a member of Dale Anne Bradley's Band as its banjo player, and jams all around...
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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    Perhaps all first-time posters here should be introduced to the mandolin beyond all others that must not be named. Might as well set the bar high and unattainable!
  19. Re: Are Lilliputians allowed to sell on ebay?

    I am surprised none of you noticed the significant savings if you buy in bulk!
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    Re: Music Streaming service question...

    If you have a phone or computer, Bluegrass Country is just about all you need!
    They have an app for phones and an app for computers.

    https://bluegrasscountry.org/
  21. Re: Check out the old "repairs" in this guitar

    I thought the video was interesting, the comment thread here fascinating...
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    Re: Wow. What won't they try next?

    Who cares what Martin thinks of it. I want to know what Givson has to say about it!
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    Mandolins in New Orleans?

    Hey all.
    Any recommendations for instrument stores in New Orleans?
    Russ
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    Re: Separation of Singing and Playing

    I experience this acutely when learning new songs. With tunes I've been playing a while, it seems that "muscle memory" takes control and it all just flows...except for that embarrasing moment not...
  25. Re: BAHHHH HA HA HA HA!! Loop end you say??

    Callous builders!
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