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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    JB, was the Bones guy Percy Danforth by any chance?
    We ad him at a local one day festival here in Kalamazoo in maybe 1976(?) he was really amazing! He really made the normally annoying clatter very...
  2. Re: Using cheaper mandolin for extensive practice.

    What sort of “wear and tear”?
    If you are really damaging the instrument you might need to adjust your technique. There are hundreds of instruments of similar age out there being played with no “un...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    JB, there’s room in the corner, sometimes there are cocktails too!
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    Re: Can anyone name this mandolin?

    Id name it Doc!
    Or Nurse, maybe podiatrist?
    Ill go to my corner now.
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    All my instruments have been distressed my my innate clumsiness or erstwhile honest wear, bar aroma, cigarette ash,(back when I used to smoke) beer spillage. It’s all mine. Buying a “relic-Ed”...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Ill simply not buy one.
  7. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Then there is the
    Draught/ Draft debate as well
    I’m going back to bed!
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    That post from Bill Halsey with the shot of the BM varnish can reminded me that I have the label from one of his cans on my old mandolin case!
  9. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I think I need to go paint the house!
    (I don’t care if it’s sided, if I don’t do something soon the strain on my brain will make it a pain to explain)
  10. Re: Question about Vega Fairbanks Mandolin Banjo

    Just had a return message from my friend, he concurred with the “See Mr. Smakula” opinion.
    And he’s the most informed guy on that kind of thing I know so..
  11. Re: Question about Vega Fairbanks Mandolin Banjo

    Mr. Peabody,
    I’m going to send this to a Vega Fairbanks banjo friend, he is very wise in many things (most) Vega. Maybe he will chime in, I know he is in contact with Mr. Smackula so my bet between...
  12. Thread: My New Baby

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    Re: My New Baby

    JB, I’m so sorry to be late to the adoption party! I am so glad (Envious) that now you have a matched year mandolin and mandola set! Teach your children well...
    Happy “new” instruments! I am jealous...
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    Re: Pawn Shop F5L

    I kind of wish I had a reason to go to Cleveland!
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    Re: Flatiron A-5 Artist, 1,500 should I get it?

    Yes, clarification on “seam sinkage” if you look at the pictures there is what appears to be a little distortion in the shine over the top. I have a feeling that seam sinkage is code for top sinkage.
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    Re: Grandfathers Gibson A3 Mandolin

    Katie, that is wonderful for you to have inherited such a nice instrument! Family history is an even bigger plus. Sorry I can’t help with a luthier but, they are out there. And I agree, sending it to...
  16. Re: Is this Gibson A-5 model familiar to anyone?

    “Gumby” is the kind version of what these poor creatures were called maybe it was only in Kalamazoo that they had some of the less “endearing” names but, they did exist.
  17. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    For me it’s more “tooth jarring” notes like that work very differently on fretless instruments the ability to “slur” is part of the design. This strikes me as simply gimmicky. If you really want that...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I have an old hunting case pocket watch case that I use onstage and that stores in the case pocket along with the normal tons of useless crap that seems to grow in there when I least expect it!
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    Poll: Re: Poll - If there could only be one?

    Halsey.
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    Re: Can this Gibson really fetch such a price?

    Only if you’re Sirius!
    Huge range between $15 and 20,000
    Smacks of spoof to me.
  21. Thread: Sorensen VX

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    Re: Sorensen VX

    Pictures?
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    Re: Just saw an article

    Thanks Mark!
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    Re: Cases and covers

    Hey, it would float if you are on a sinking vessel!
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    Re: Cases and covers

    The problem Id have is if it had pockets I fill them with more junk I really dont need!
    Have we started St. Patricks day Festivities a little early? This smacks of late night, tail end of the...
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    Just saw an article

    On the Bluegrass Today news feed that Frank Solivan is making straps during the pandemic driven off season but, the site name is wrong. Id love to see what hes doing if anyone has a valid site...
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