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  1. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    Most people under the age of 40 wouldn`t know bluegrass if it came up and kicked them in their butt...I guess the folks that do the nominations at IBMA are all under the age of 40...

    Willie
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    Re: McCoury's CD's

    If I may add something ...I always loved Jesse`s Gibson mandolin`s sound and never really cared for the sound he got from the Stiver although I know Stiver makes a great mandolin, but it all depends...
  3. Re: Best skills to learn to quickly be able to jam/play with othe

    The best advice I ever received was to learn as many songs as I could and learn to play them in a key that didn`t use too many open strings, then you would be able to play them in just about every...
  4. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    I`m with Banjo Boy, I thought this site was the one place where we could voice our opinions and not get raked over the coals too badly, we are all intitled to our opinions and do like to express...
  5. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    +1 for what Ivan said....It is a bluegrass contest and sure some of them do play bluegrass when the promoters book them for a festival but with this "new bluegrass " sound it is hard to define where...
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    Re: Gibson A40 (1954)

    While it is true that Skaggs and Monroe started out on instruments of lower quality it is also true that there wasn`t that many different models to choose from in those days...GO FOR THE KM-900......
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    Re: Kentucky vs Northfield

    It would be nice to hear a sound test of the Ky 1500 compared to the Northfields, I have heard that the fellow that oversees the Northfield building also at one time worked for Saga so he may be...
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    Re: A square surface for a new nut - ?!?!

    I bought a set of jewelers files with six different shaped files, the flat one fit perfect into the space where the nut is glued in, I`m sure there are plenty of places that sell the correct size...
  9. Re: Why is the Kentucky KM900 being discontinued?

    One more time I will say this, and I don`t have any irons in the fire for Kentucky`s...I have compared both the KM-900 and the KM-956 with other big name A model mandolins and the Ky`s don`t have to...
  10. Thread: Critics

    by Willie Poole
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    Re: Critics

    I don`t really need any critics, I just look at the line at our CD sales stand after we finish a show...If it is a long line then I know they enjoyed the show if it isn`t then I know we didn`t do as...
  11. Thread: Critics

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    Re: Critics

    There is also a few folks that come up to you after a show and say how great your band sounded when you know you didn`t sound up to par, they just don`t want to hurt anyone`s feeling, they may belong...
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    Re: Adjusting Handel tuners?

    Billy, Are you sure you mean worm over and not worm under gear tuners...I see a lot of tuners that are worm over...didn`t the Loars have the worm under the gear....

    Willie
  13. Re: Would really appreciate some help choosing between these 5 ma

    The Kentucky KM-956 is the same mandolin as the KM-900 with out a sun burst, they also have a radiuse fretboard that is scooped and a pearl nut and larger frets...I have owned both the 900 and the...
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    Re: Whats wrong with my mandolin?

    As I have asked before...Why don`t folks let us know where they are located, there just may be someone that could take a look at this thing in person and see that it just might not be a huge problem...
  15. Re: Why is the Kentucky KM900 being discontinued?

    Some of you keep mentioning the KM-950, well they also make a KM-956 which is the same mandolin except for the color, go onto the Saga web sight and look at the difference, the 956 doesn`t have a...
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    Re: Whats wrong with my mandolin?

    Measure from the nut to the 12th fret, then set your bridge that same distance from the 12th fret, that will get you in the ball park as far as intonation goes and then adjust the height of the...
  17. Thread: Setlist

    by Willie Poole
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    Re: Setlist

    I have done a few strolling gigs and depending on how large the room/area is you most likely can play a lot of the songs more than once....I played once for Ted Turners Olympic fund raiser and the...
  18. Re: Why is the Kentucky KM900 being discontinued?

    Ky was also making the KM-950 and 956 models, the same as the KM-900 except they have a radius fretboard, larger frets and a scooped fingerboard extension, BUT I have also read where even those...
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    Re: Bridge not perpendicular

    When the bridge was fitted to the top maybe the person doing the work wasn`t holding it straight up so the base would tend to be higher on the back (tailpiece) side so it would lean even though the...
  20. Re: Weird phenomenon: strings going sharp when detuning?

    IF she is using nylon strings on the uke and keeping it stored in a warm room and then taking it into a cooler room wouldn`t the nylon (Plastic) strings tend to tighten and go sharp...Just a thought,...
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    Re: old repair

    If it was mine I would have it re necked and it should still be considered "original", many banjos have different necks than the originals and they are considered original so why not a Mandolin type...
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    Re: Glue for F-5 Bone Point Protector

    I glued one back on with Elmer`s glue about 20 years ago and it has never came loose...
  23. Re: Column: What Happens When Boundaries Bend?

    DrBluegrass is repeating just about word for word everything that I have been saying on here for the past 8 years...Play what ever you like but don`t call it bluegrass if it isn`t traditional...
  24. Re: Article: D'Addario Announces Monel Mandolin String Sets

    I checked them out on their website and they don`t list any prices...How can they sell anything if they don`t show what the cost will be? I`ll wait and maybe win a free set...

    Willie
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    Re: Kentucky vs Eastman

    Tony, I can`t speak for an Eastman because I haven`t played on since they first hit the market and then I wasn`t impressed with them but from what others say they have improved quite a bit...BUT I...
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