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    Re: Michael Jackson done right.

    That's a home run! But it would have been a grand slam if he had done Beat It with a mandolin break over Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo.

    His polka version of Shallow is pretty funny as well.
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    Re: Funky logo placement on F4 headstock.

    Maybe Gibson was planning ahead for clip-on tuners. :)
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Tone-Gard YES:
    Chris Thile
    Ronnie McCoury
    David Grisman
    Ricky Skaggs

    Tone-Gard NO:
    Sam Bush
    Sharon Gilchrist
    Marty Stuart
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    Re: Bill Monroe's Actual Pick and Phone Number

    Nashville's original area code was 615. I couldn't resist, so I tried calling the number. The recording said that this number has been disconnected or is no longer in use. I guess they retired Bill's...
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    Re: Gary Vessel F5 #94

    Very nice looking mando, and a Grammy mando to boot... BUT, I can't stop looking out your window. What a view!!!
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    Bill Monroe's Actual Pick and Phone Number

    Check out how puny this Bill Monroe pick is. It is certainly not up to modern material, shape, bevel, or size but it sure got the job done. It measures .040" in thickness and for comparison...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Over the years I have found hundreds of old picks in vintage instrument cases and none of them were anywhere near as thick as modern-day pickers prefer.
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    Re: Autoharps for playing fiddle tunes

    I have bought several very clean Oscar Schmidt autoharps over the years in cases, and all under $100 at flea markets, auctions, yard sales, etc. And those were the ones with a gazillion buttons too....
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    Re: Voight F-Style #10

    Sounding awfully good for only a month old Dan. In fact, it sounds AND looks great. Nice job.
  10. The Story of the "D" Log as Told by Steve Gilchrist

    I was curious as to whether either of my two beloved Gils were made from the fabled “D” log, so I emailed Steve to ask him about that, and also where the “D” label came from. Below is Steve’s answer...
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