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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen FX Blade

    Again, thank you for all the kind words on the design and style. This was a fun build.

    I'll admit, I did take peek at some of the sword designs from Lord of the Rings while I was working on early...
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    Re: Sorensen Mandolins

    By the way, here is a bit of Sprite "B" video (where I think Randy Jones is using a BlueChip CT-55) --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TokOg6L_p78

    Steve
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Working on a prototype for a new design -- The FX Blade.

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    Color is on and varnish is going on . . . so more to follow.

    Steve
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    Re: Advice for a new pick

    A smart mandolinner named Dave
    Found some flat rocks in a cave.
    They sounded scratchy and thin on his old mandolin
    But think of the money he'd save.
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    New Jethro Burns Photo

    Cool photo received via email today with the following note:

    Hi - I just saw your wonderful Oct. 5, 2014 article about the new Jethro Burns album, and thought you might enjoy seeing this photo...
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    Re: How long, really, until I can unpack it...

    Full disclosure: The mandolin arrived about 30 minutes ago, and I opened it up about 28 minutes ago. Couldn't help myself...
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    Re: Sorensen Mandolins

    yep, baby-blue terrycloth is my absolute favorite backdrop.

    Stumbled upon Bob Bronow's build thread. Love the binding on that one.
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  8. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I think that has been here before.
    I wouldn't necessarily give it a "wow" but more an "ewww" especially as it has one string broken!
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    Re: Sorensen Mandolins

    Love building these sweet babies and then watching them fly out in the big world --

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    Steve
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    Re: The Devil and The Gibson Loar

    I think if we're speaking strictly hypothetically, and I'm going to remind people not to get into a deep religious discussion as the OP left it open to "whatever" as a reference to a common story...
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    Pava Knesevic

    Saw this on Facebook from Ellis, thought I'd share it here:

    http://www.themandolinplayer.net/pava-knesevic
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    Re: The Devil and The Gibson Loar

    I get you Terry, I think I will stay out of this one. But, for the record, If somebody has a Loar that they want someone else to own, PM me, we can talk!
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    Re: iPhone Inside of Guitar

    Well I guess that settles it. 24 X 18 = 432

    (If you saw that thread you'll understand.)
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    Article about Ricky Skaggs

    Short little article about Mr. Skaggs
  15. Re: Anyone who doesn't believe that instruments open up from play

    The real problem we have in ever answering this question is the fourth dimension -- time. Oh, and the Fifth Element -- human feeling.

    No one who is alive now knows what the Stradivarius or...
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    Re: Playing Seventh Chords Cleanly

    If you really want to get fancy, learn to play 7th chords up the neck with a "filler chord" between each inversion. You could play these all night for blues:
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    Re: Playing Seventh Chords Cleanly

    If you don't mind a little transposing, try 3-note chords with Four inversions of the same V7 chord.
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    Re: New Craigslist Loar

    Brian Williams may have planted it..........
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    Re: What makes a good mandolin

    Well, what mainly makes for a good mandolin is the PLAYER! Folks like David Grisman, Chris Thile, and Mike Marshall can make nearly any mandolin sound good. So that answers your question.

    What...
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    Re: Howdy y'all...again.

    Welcome back.

    Jamie
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    NPR Posts a Mandolin Orange Video

    [/B][/B]This may be Alt-Country or Americana (my music of choice), but regardless of your preference, this pretty song is definitely worth a listen. Looks like they are out of the North Carolina...
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    Chord Chart/Circle of 5ths.

    Here's my (first) contribution to music theory on this forum.

    A lot of players I've met are unfamiliar with key signatures, and don't know much about the value of the Circle of 5ths. Attached are...
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