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  1. Thread: facebook herding

    by Kbone
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    Re: facebook herding

    What's the fuss, if you don't like it, don't use it - for myself it's a good thing, helps me keep tab on my kids ( all six of them) & through this medium I've been able to get in touch w/ many old...
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    Re: Brentrup mandolin

    Han's guitars are just beautiful, not only the tone but the craftsmanship is out of this world.
  3. Thread: Grey Eagle # 6

    by Kbone
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    Re: Grey Eagle # 6

    Skip (Grey Eagle) has been making some great mandolins - my recent a' is a beaut w/ great tone, had it at a recent jam and couldn't get it back - thanks Bill ( James) lol
  4. Re: Jamming vs. Being In a Band - Is there a happy medium?

    My jam is about the social aspect, most of us are intermediate players w/ one adavanced player in the mix. I think getting together w/ friends of the same mind and goal really. Our goal is friends...
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    Re: Two new mandolins ( Grey Eagle/LaPlant)

    I'll try and post some pics next week - Skip is a character, also great at building guitars & banjos as well.
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    Two new mandolins ( Grey Eagle/LaPlant)

    Let me preface by saying that I was without a mandolin for awhile due to divorce other issues, but now for the good stuff ; Let start with the ' Grey Eagle", having owned a ' Grey Eagle" F5 before...
  7. Re: Are there a lot of builders that go to the SPBGMA awards

    I talked w/ Lloyd last Sat & I believe he said he was going.
  8. Re: Is it worth taking a step back to get a step ahead?

    Let me preface this by saying, " if I were to teach a grip I'd go w/ the Marshall, Thile tech..etc Players that come to mind that use pencil/3 finger = Robin Bullock, Ray Lagere, Wayne Benson, David...
  9. Re: Is it worth taking a step back to get a step ahead?

    Not to be argumentative, but that's not true - many top mandolin players use the pencil grip, or three finger grip - whatever works best IMO.
  10. Thread: Gravity Picks

    by Kbone
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    Re: Gravity Picks

    Received the small triangle (little smaller than i thought, but my fault) & really a great bevel, nicely done, good bargain IMHO.
  11. Re: Right handed pickers who write w/left hand & visa versa

    I'm like Thile well w/ a pencil that is...
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    Re: Your Strengths and Weaknesses

    Right hand, right hand, right hand = weakness/strength - let me think on that awhile..
  13. Thread: Phoenix, AZ

    by Kbone
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    Re: Phoenix, AZ

    True, my late parents live in ' Shoe Low' was actually in a blizzard there a number of yrs ago.
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    Re: Big News for the Mando Music Fan in 2012

    Spot ON Willie...
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    Re: Big News for the Mando Music Fan in 2012

    Ahh, Scotti don't split - I do understand -
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    Re: American made mandos for classical ?

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    Wasn't the first F5 (Loar) intended for classical if memory serves me * Not a fan of American made instruments ? ouch..
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    Bill Monroe Movie - who ( Hollyweird)

    I must have too much time on my hands this morning, but was thinking who in ' Holly wood' would be a good candidate to play Bill Monroe" in a movie about his life. My choice would be Russell Crowe -...
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    Re: Clay Hess, Guitar Hoss, has left Sierra Hull

    That's funny about the " traditionalist comment," as I heard Sierra say awhile back that she was leaning away from the more modern stuff & going the traditional route. I guess, everybody has the...
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    Re: I want a deeper tone out of my loar 600

    yep, or ' silk & steel & a weber brekke bridge, also consider most new mandolins are on the bright/tight side at first.
  20. Thread: Phoenix, AZ

    by Kbone
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    Re: Phoenix, AZ

    Hmm, & I thought of moving there, but isn't the ' Mandolin Store' in the area ?
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    Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    keithf5
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    Re: 2 used Loar 700's for sale at music go round

    I played the one in mpls in case someone was interested ( not me) & I'd say for the money a good deal - the tone was bright, very loud, but not tinny. In comparing a K 1000 I used to own, the Loar...
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    Re: Silk and ? Strings

    I had a ' Pricetone' mandolin that was very bright, so after putting some S&S on it changed it for the better, took the harshness away.
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    Re: Bluegrass Towns/Cities List

    M.B.O.T.M.A - Minnesota bluegrass old time music association for us northerners, some good festivals winter and summer, a good bluegrass store, jams all over the cities.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Just had a Conversation with Lloyd LaPlant

    Just saw Lloyd at our festival, truly a great individual & a fine guitar/mandolin maker.
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