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  1. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Wait a minute - geography. Hadn't really thought of that. Not states, but cities. And Gibson started out in Michigan, so these could stand for ... Ann Arbor and Flint. Of course, there's also Holland...
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    Re: Slow down software

    That's so cool! I never knew that was there. And it's been there all along. Real easy to use. I had to figure out how to isolate/highlight the single track - I always just let albums play in WMP -...
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    We have the headstock; that's the most important part. But yeah, several people mentioned the low quality and lacking utility of the photos. Wish I could see what they meant. Oh well!
  4. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I think it's cute, even charming: Nelson Mandola. But then, who cares what I think? :whistling:
  5. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    This is pretty much how my A model got named. After a gig, I was fielding questions from an audience member while packing up. He asked me, "What do you call your instrument?" Not "What kind of...
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    I concur. It even has the requisite eight tentacles.

    But I am grateful for the revival of this fascinating thread. Quite an amusing one it is! I just spent the better part of an hour re-reading...
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    Well, you know us. Always on the ready to mix up some fact-finding and fun. :grin: But I think we actually might have broken some new ground this time around - just a bit. And it's not over yet. The...
  8. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    In my experience, when served that way, they can be delicious - although, in all fairness, most of the flavor and nutrition comes from the spinach. The mandolins themselves are very low in protein,...
  9. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Does that stand for Banjo - Scenic? :confused:
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    Like MikeRoweSoft.com? :confused: Could be trouble.
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    Well, that's a bit more than I thought it would fetch, but I'm not too surprised. Maybe you should raise the price on yours; it'll sell faster. ;)
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Well, to be fair, the Marmite IS labelled thusly. ;) The reason I specified "vegetarian" beans is that that's how they are labelled here, with the color of the label indicating that variety. It's...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    In the first clip, I see a can of Heinz vegetarian (I think) beans, a jar of Marmite, and a bottle of HP sauce - lovely stuff, named for its being served at the Houses of Parliament. (Extra points...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's no such thing as a "last mando." There will always, always, always be another one.

    Oh, wait - did you mean "latest mando?" :confused: Oh, I see. That's very...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The seller is really pushing the alleged rarity of this instrument. Rarity doesn't necessarily mean an item is special; it just means there aren't that many of them. Is "rarity" the same as...
  16. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I say, I say (in Foghorn Leghorn's voice): If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.



    And add to that the LG that Allen mentioned. Yes, it's maddening.
  17. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    No, no, no! :disbelief: If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.

    Seriously. There are many others much more actually knowledgeable who would be far better in that position.

    ...
  18. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I may have found the post you mentioned. It's in a thread entitled "A4, A5, F4, F5--what do the numbers mean?" from October 2020, but it's copped from the Mandolin Glossary, a list called Gibson...
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    Oh, goody! So we've got that to look forward to. :)

    I think this is good enough for our purposes, though. There is a purpose to this, yes?

    Anyway, all I did was put each designation in alpha...
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    Here is that corrected alpha list of Gibson models by model designation. That took a lot less time than I thought it would. It is strictly in alphabetical order, even though chronological order is...
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    OK, I'm looking at this as an editor. I love lists, but they must be orderly. This is not. As introduced, it is incorrect. I'm going to offer some points of correction, suggest some changes to make...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    So, it's code for "rats god?" :confused:
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Because it's there.


    (Thanks and/or apologies to George Mallory.)
  24. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    R U kidding?!? :disbelief: No? :confused: Oh. OK ... :whistling:

    I'm more than willing to accept the "A" designation as representing the first style, the starting point. I have never seen anything...
  25. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    Good thing you're in Ireland. This wouldn't go over too well in Oakland. :cow:



    Very few have even made the attempt, as far as anyone knows.

    There are rumors of some such occurrences, but...
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