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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Recession, sickness, and other kinds of misfortune are always possibilities. Buy what's within your reach and pay reasonable prices, and you will be happy and might even be able to make back what you...
  2. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    Let me try to allay some confusion associated with your question. "Standard tuning" refers to the notes of the musical scale that are most conventionally used for tuning the open strings. It does...
  3. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    You are perfectly free to treat your electronic tuner either as a "guide" or an "unquestionable authority." Having said that, a lot of folks who insist on tuning by ear or tend to make systematic...
  4. Re: What Mandolin Did I Get From the Thriftstore?

    I think it would make a swell festival hat!
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    Re: Disappointment

    It would say, "Who the hell put these crappy tuners and funky-a*s bridge on me? And where's my tailpiece cover? Hey, I'm a respectable mand'lin, jus' tryin' to get a couple G's an' a new owner, and...
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    Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    I heard Hilary Hahn last week in a small church in Skaneateles, NY. She started off the program playing JS Bach’s Partita no.3 for solo violin. About a minute into her performance, I realized that I...
  7. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    That settles it. Now I need one. Maybe an electric mandola, too. I think my one in-one out policy just bit the dust!
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    Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Working with my contact at Collings and Waterloo and it looks like this is going to happen at some point in the near future.

    Who'd be interested in a giveaway of one of these very fine mandolins?...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    I have a theory about that, and I think most professional full time musicians recognize it... I have a number of friends in full time music or music related professions, often traveling bands who...
  10. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    I had 52 guitars once, i am at 18 now. I had about the same amount of mandolins last year, but i have sold some to pay for others. I'm not sure how many i have now.

    178958
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Interesting post here from a trademark lawyer: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/dean_guitars_answer_seeks_to_de-tune_gibsons_trademark_claims-93487

    Excerpt:

    Armadillo...
  12. Re: Newbie question: Mandolin for other instrumentals

    You know, a song is meant for the human voice. So any time you play it on an instrument ... it's still the same song. it's just on an instrument. A song played on a guitar is ... a song played on...
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    Re: Long term band

    Timbo, I know what you mean, but I'm not sure that expression is as "solid" as it used to be......;)
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    Re: RIP Tony Glover

    Living in the Twin Cities, I heard Koerner Ray & Glover many times. In the early 90's Tony (and I) dumped many of their gig's from horrible old reel to reel tapes onto better reel to reel tapes in...
  15. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Their latest model is now starting at $7500. Wow. Something I've learned, and it's proven to me year after year, it's not the mando, it's the player. We have a festival in Washington State every May...
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    Re: Help me use this diminished lick

    And on old 45's as well. For example:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFyr49TwuiI

    (FWIW, I'm pretty sure it's Mr. Lennon doing the three-fret slide in Till There Was You, on rhythm guitar in...
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    Re: Leave leather strap on?

    After decades of the strap being on the mandolin in the case I have had no problems. If you have a strap that was purchased you should be fine. If you made your own, make sure it was not salt tanned,...
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    Re: Gibson/Mandolin Orange content

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO3OrfZLuPs&feature=youtu.be
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    Hey! I'm "Album of the year"!!!

    The Spanish independent music association awarded us with the best "world music/folk/fusion" album of the year!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7kDsEekPU&t=9917s
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    Re: An open letter to Classifieds users

    I'd like to address the previous four posts as I find something there in each that I can confirm or comment further on why things are as they are.

    Yes, freeloading is still common, but has risks....
  21. Re: how many of you venture up to-or beyond the 18th fret ?

    I never go there unless accompanied by an adult.
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    In addition to the mandolin I play the dobro and took a class with Billy Cardine called "How to Memorize the Neck".

    Start by using the circle of fourths as your guide. B E A D G C F Bb Eb...
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    Re: How often to change strings

    Sooner is better, but certainly when you have the thought of needing a better mandolin.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Hang on to your hats for this bit of news. What I'm told is Byron and his crew are going to post and confirm this on the web as well, where I don't know but I'd guess on Facebook:

    Byron's Loar was...
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    Re: Gibson A — FON 2542

    That FON shows as a 1913 A in Spann's book. If you search the Archive it brings back 4 A's from 1915. There is a difference between what was thought to be the dates from the serial numbers and FON's...
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