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    Re: Charlie Monroe's Mandolin players

    Allen, Thanks for the book tip. I just ordered it and look forward to learning more about Curly. I wonder if "Smilin Bill" might have also been a partially sarcastic reference to his brothers stage...
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    Re: Charlie Monroe's Mandolin players

    Hadn't noticed this thread before. For the last 30 years or so my playing partner and mentor has been Rocky Harper who played an toured with Charlie in the Baltimore days. I just called Rocky to...
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Bill, How come when you are quiet everyone gets concerned? Go Packers.
    Jim
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    Re: Sonny Osborne

    I believe that was one of the most honest columns I have ever read. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Looks to me like he is just having fun. Sometimes, these days, it seems like technical prowess comes at the expense of enjoyment. My hat is off to him.
  6. Re: Tony Williamson's 2019 IBMA vintage instruments session

    Great seeing and hearing Tom Gray. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    AI certainly means different things depending on if you are in the computer world or cattle business (artificial insemination).
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    Re: IMO - Why red spruce is the loudest top wood

    Not a luthier but Bill McCall's "The plural of anecdote is not data" is one of the best things I have ever read on the Cafe.
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    Re: Country Gazette - A Traitor In Our Midst era

    Good stuff Alan. Takes me back. Jim
  10. Re: Traditional or modern design, what's your strategy ?

    Wish I could remember his exact words but Bill Bussmann, one time told me, that for some pretty far out folks, musicians get mighty conservative when making instrument choices.
  11. Re: A Good Gal Singing, A Large Orange Gretsch, & Some Mediocre M

    Don, you are welcome to sit in anytime you are in the area.
  12. Re: A Good Gal Singing, A Large Orange Gretsch, & Some Mediocre M

    We are in SE Arizona in the Sonoita area. That in the grasslands about an hour or so southeast of Tucson.
  13. Re: A Good Gal Singing, A Large Orange Gretsch, & Some Mediocre M

    Thanks Don, Yeah that is me on mando. It is an Old Wave, some of Bill Bussmann's handiwork. Most night we do some Billy Joe, Townes, and Guy Clark.
  14. A Good Gal Singing, A Large Orange Gretsch, & Some Mediocre Mando

    Here area couple of unedited clips of the SE Arizona centered Grasslands Band playing. It is Rana Tucker on guitar. my son Clay on large orange guitar, and myself on C# Old Wave. I know there is a...
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Thanks for the link to an interesting and especially honest interview. Definitely worth the time to list to.
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    Re: Separation of Singing and Playing

    Hey Folks, Thanks for all the good replies. There is some good usable info there. I tried Josh's recommendation to go over the first line of the next verse before launching in on my break on Big...
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    Separation of Singing and Playing

    I have found that often when coming back into lead singing, after really concentrating on playing a break, I can get lost as to what verse is next or where I am in the song. It is kind of like...
  18. Re: how many of you venture up to-or beyond the 18th fret ?

    As it has been said before "Ain't no money past the 7th fret".
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    Re: Smoothing out a Blue Chip

    Alan, If you know anyone who does silver or lapidary work they should be set up to fix this in about 5 seconds. Trade them a tune. Jim
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hey Bill, Some situations call for fine art and some for a wrench.
  21. Re: CBA Fund to help fire victims who lost instruments.

    Just donated. While food and shelter might be a more immediate need, sometime just just strumming a chord or picking a tune can make the world seem right for short time. Good luck with the campaign...
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    Re: Straight Up Stings - Review and Question

    Update: Strings have settled in. Played the weekly gig last night and didn't have any tuning issues. Well, no more than expected with any strings. Still really liking the way they sound. Am...
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    Re: Straight Up Stings - Review and Question

    Philphool, This is kind of above my pay grade but wouldn't "optimal downward force" depend on the characteristics of the individual mandolin, especially the top?
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    Straight Up Stings - Review and Question

    Recently restrung with as set of Straight Up Strings. The quick review is that I absolutely love the way they sound on my mandolin. (Old Wave C#, maple and spruce with ironwood fingerboard) It is...
  25. Re: Bill Monroe's mandolin played once again - now with video

    Very cool event. Thanks for posting. Sure hope Sierra got a chance to take it for a spin while it was out of the case.
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