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    Re: H. G. Harless?

    Oops. I said above humbucker; they are twin single coil.
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Well-written, thorough review, with an obviously great depth of knowledge. Thanks. It’ll be interesting to see if the weak “e” is addressed soon.

    Bruce
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    Beautiful, Andrew!
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    Re: H. G. Harless?

    I bought one to find an answer to my question. $197 on eBay. Cheap, right? And, yes, it looks cheap: basic spray paint on top of pine body, BUT beautifully setup and better sound from the twin...
  5. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Episode 3, highlighting Hank Williams, will make you cry. Comments from Marty Stewart are consistently good.
  6. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Wow, and Gene Autrey battling aliens from beneath the earth!
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    H. G. Harless?

    Do these get any love? I can't find anyone talking about them. (And from his website it looks a if he doesn't make them any more?)

    Thanks,
    Bruce
  8. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    Thanks again, all! Just bought a used mandostang for $325, shipping included.
    https://reverb.com/item/25973215-eastwood-warren-ellis-mandostang
  9. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    Excellent info. I haven’t thought much about Chinese—that’s what the Eastwood mandostang is, I assume—but will take a look.
  10. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    Sheesh. I missed ALL that on the Jerman. I've been looking at so many, mt mind is blurring. Thanks for telling me!
    I'm just plugging into the band's system at present. All I've got at home is an...
  11. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    Three interesting electric mandolins tht fit my above thinking, I think.

    Here's a used Jerman http://www.crossroadswood.com/forsale.html



    And here's a Girouard one-off? ...
  12. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    You folks are the best. You've given me all kinds of excellent advice and I appreciate it! You've made me think especially hard about the following: 1) Do I want to sound like another electric lead...
  13. If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    —and you sometimes sat in with a loud electric band, playing Neil Young, for instance,
    —and you had around $1,000
    What would you do? Solid body or semi-hollow body? 4 or 5 (or 8) strings?...
  14. Excellent. Thanks so much, Andrew. Wonderful...

    Excellent. Thanks so much, Andrew. Wonderful equipment you’ve got!
    Bruce
  15. Great! Would love to know how the mando was amped...

    Great! Would love to know how the mando was amped and mic’d to get that shimmer and sustain.
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    uh . . .I know one I can't make public but the punchline is "pepper spray." If you know the setup and post it here, it's on you.
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    Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    To the tune of John Hartford's "Theyre Gonna Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry":

    They're gonna auction Bill MON-roe's toaster,
    They gonna sell the machine that made Bill's white bread brown . . .
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    Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    I'm the OP and you guys are famous now! Front page of Mandolin Cafe. Now the screwdriver . . .
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    Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    Just sold on eBay. What items will be up for auction next?
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    The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    Act fast.
  21. How to play and compare a few arch-topped, f-hole GBOM's?

    Does anyone know a shop, group of shops close to each other where I could play and compare some GBOM's that are arch-topped and have f-holes? I look to spend around $5K.

    Thanks!
    Bruce
  22. Re: When a cafe cllassified ad stays up but the seller won't resp

    Hey! He just took the ad down. Thank you! (But he didn't answer any of my anguished cries. Oh well.)
  23. Re: When a cafe cllassified ad stays up but the seller won't resp

    Good idea. I'll see if I can find a phone number.
  24. Re: When a cafe cllassified ad stays up but the seller won't resp

    OK. I'm hoping he's on vacation, and I'll keep trying.
  25. Re: When a cafe cllassified ad stays up but the seller won't resp

    Yes. PM'd too. Nothing.
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