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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil,

    May God bless and keep you.
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    Re: The way you look tonight

    Lovely.
  3. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    A bit too thick for my thing.
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Yeah, the pick thing is a movable target. I've gone to thinner/more of a point lately. I had been on Kenny Smith 55 fairly exclusively, now on a TAD50 or a Gravity Striker or Classic 1.5. I go back...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Prices have fallen since the middle of the 2nd decade of the 21st century.
  6. Thread: 1975 C E Ward F5

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    Re: 1975 C E Ward F5

    That one cuts it. What does the headstock say?
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Wow, bro...Terrific!

    Even Elvis digs it...
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    Re: Shipping picks: A word to the wise...

    Yes to all those solvents (which I typically eschew the use of). Again, no big deal but it's a pain that is easily avoided by some forethought and common sense.
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    Shipping picks: A word to the wise...

    Recently, I've purchased and traded picks via the classifieds here. No problems with the sales/purchases/trades. However, the picks I've received in the mail have been taped, either together or to...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Puddle Jumper, by Ray Legere. It's like Leather Britches, buf different.
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    Re: On The Road Again-chord melody

    Brilliant.

    Brings to mind the old SNL skit where Anthony Perkins was guest host and did the Norman Bates School of Motel Management.

    A weary traveler shows up at the front desk late one night....
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    Re: $25,000 Gibson on FaceBook Marketplace

    I dig the case.
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    I love playing chords, so did this guy :))
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Dill Pickle Rag, via a Joe Carr tab.
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Here's mine, after the upgrades. A dandy little mandy.
  16. Thread: Bucky Pizzarelli

    by AlanN
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    Re: Bucky Pizzarelli

    Sorry to read of Bucky's passing, a true Jersey boy from Silk City. Saw him one time with his son John at a NYC club. Very approachable and gentle man. R.I.P.
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    I recently bought a 1984 Flatiron A5-1, Steve Carlson, all original with warranty card, case key. No corrosion anywhere, although there was some fret wear. I had Skip Kelley replace the frets with...
  18. Thread: Case search

    by AlanN
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    Re: Case search

    I like this case. I don't use a tonegard, but it would surely fit.
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    Re: Fret Size Opinions

    I've had a few mandolins refretted in EVO Gold FW 74, the larger size (one being a 2015 F-9, also). I love the play, feel, look and longevity. I hear no diff in tone between this and what was on the...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Feliz Cumpleaņos, Perro!
    :))
  21. Re: Article: New in Print - Old Time Fiddle Tune Favorites by Tri

    Yep, Tristan send out a note about that. Handy to also have a soft copy.
  22. Thread: Bridge problem

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    Re: Bridge problem

    Maybe hard to see, but here's the slight backwards tilt that Skip is talking about on a 2015 F-9 fitted with a Bruce Weber full-footed trad bridge. It's perfect, all the way around.
  23. Thread: Musician quotes

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    Re: Musician quotes

    Let the pick do the work.

    - Butch
  24. Re: Article: New in Print - Old Time Fiddle Tune Favorites by Tri

    What a lovely book! Selection of tunes is generous, well-notated and documented with sources, historical info and where to go to hear played/performed. The transcriptions are easy to read and follow,...
  25. Thank you (x 10)! Just with a brief review of...

    Thank you (x 10)!

    Just with a brief review of this page, it's evident the work, thought and love that went into it. Will delve deeper later.

    Too Marvelous For Words...
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