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  1. Thank you Mandolin Cafe for putting this out....

    Thank you Mandolin Cafe for putting this out. Makes me proud to be part of this community! Thanks a lot CJ! I love your picking!
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    Re: Thile's personal luthier

    Tom Crandall is a super nice man. I was in his shop Thursday and played a bunch of the guitars and mandolins he has set up and restored. Itís a fabulous acoustic instrument shop. One of the best I...
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    Re: NMD Ellis A4 Deluxe with Hummingbird inlay.

    Gorgeous mandolin. I have not had MAS for so long I thought I was cured...until now.
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    Re: Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX spots?

    Garland square still going, weather permitting. Sons of Herman Hall on Thursday night in Deep Ellum is closed for now but hopeful that it will open back up soon when the bars open.
  5. Thread: Bryan Kimsey

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    Re: Bryan Kimsey

    He’s doing great. He is moving his home and shop a bit farther north in the Taos area. He will be back up and going again. That said, I had Dave Harvey in Nashville refret my mandolin last time. He...
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    Re: Monroe's strings

    I have gone back and forth between j74s and j75s for years. Currently I am on a j74 kick. The 75s give a more explosive pop and rapid note decay which is awesome. The 74s are more resonant and also...
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    Re: Over $21K for a NEW Gibson F5 MM

    The Mater Models are every bit the exquisitely made and sounding instruments as the Gilchrists, Red Diamonds, Nuggets, Heiden, etc. I have no issue with the price if that’s the going rate for that...
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    I play a lot and 2-4 weeks depending on how much guitar playing I’m doing. After I get the new ones up to tension and play a bit I’m happy that I took the time to change them out.
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    Re: Adrian Gross - Maiden's Prayer

    I thought my version of that tune was the best ever. You certainly destroyed that myth! So well done. I look forward to hearing more of your music. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    I use J74s as well and go through a set every two weeks when I am playing a lot. The exps last longer but do not sound or feel as good to me so I change a lot of strings. You will get to where you...
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Mark I agree with your Mount Rushmore lis. Like Waylon used to sing Bob Wills is still the king!!!
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Being a Texas boy I always thought of Jerry Jeff was thought as a deity. I heard him so many times. The most memorable was in a bar in Amarillo during a blizzard with John Inman on guitar. The Mount...
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    I still have a couple of TS picks and must say they produce fantastic tone and projection. However I stopped using them years ago because I knew that I would get to the end of the road and would not...
  14. Re: Our version of David Grisman's 'Ricochet' / quarantine video

    That is fantastic. Give us more!!!!
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    Re: Grisman or Bush?

    Bush or Grismam? I prefer both.
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I have known Bryan for many years. We used to pick a lot together and camp together at Winfield when he comes. Through our network of mutual friends/pickers I have played untold number of guitars he...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    That is a total downer. The show was exceptional and I loved the fact that a show like that existed in our current culture. I thought Thile was always captivating and the content wonderful.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My Gibson Distressed Master Model that I have had since about 2003. As they say...”til death do us part...”
  19. Thread: Gibson A9

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    Re: Gibson A9

    My main instrument is an '03 DMM but I also have an '02 A-9. I always love playing that thing. I have played several and liked every one that I have played. I have never played an instrument that...
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    Re: Some very fine Nancy Blake mandolin

    The tune is called Hangin’Dog off the “While Passing Along This Way” album. Great album BTW! I have been playing this tune for years. Good to see that I mostly got it right. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    If John Hartford was a mandolin picker he might have said...

    Mando can get you through times of no money but money canít get you through times of no mando
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    It does. This was proven by Einstein in his theory of relativity. Waiting on delivery of his new violin gave him the idea from his observation of common phenomena. His wife worked out all the math...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday Dawg! You are my musical hero. Your music inspired me to pick up the instrument 20 years ago and i have played everyday since. The mandolin has brought my life joy and blessings...
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I once owned three really great mandolins. After quite some time I found that I really only played one of them and that it was the one for me. Still is. I still only have one mandolin. When itís...
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    Re: Sorry for this string height question

    If you don’t own calipers then try this. Get a blue chip 60 pick and adjust the bridge until the strings just touches the pick at the 12th fret. Easy and accurate. You can easily make micro...
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