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    Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    I'm not sure if it's ok to refer to another music discussion website, but The Session site for Irish music has several interesting threads about swing in Irish traditional music that may be helpful....
  2. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    I don't think I've seen High Lonesome listed yet. Also, Spout Wings and Fly about Tommy Jarrell.
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    Re: Finding Parts for Banjolin

    I've bought mandolin banjo bridges from Elderly. They are not repros, but they did a great job. And I'm another vote for Smakula.
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Keep us posted on your search and especially if you buy something. I've been thinking about getting something along these lines too.
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Hey Gary, would you have brought it to Grass Valley had the festival occurred? I always enjoy seeing you there. Maybe next year.
  6. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Happy birthday Mike! I thank my lucky stars #116 (a MAS killer) came my way a few years back, which I acquired from fellow mandolin enthusiast and gentleman Bob Blanchard (RIP).
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    You are so right. I've just been yearning for a Clareen lately and it was on my mind when I was typing! You are so lucky to have had a lesson!
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    I had a Flatiron OM a long time ago (I don't know what the scale was) and it was really tough to play. The 19 fret tenor banjos usually have such easy action (single strings instead of double...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    I agree with Shaun Garrity above, having also taken the tenor banjo journey recently and finally deciding that 19 frets works better. There's something about the longer scale that fits with the GDAE...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    I used to buy comic books and candy from Rudy in San Francisco when I was a kid. His store was called Rudy's Book Nook. He was always behind the counter with his black oval hole Gibson, with staff...
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    Re: A Willing Vessel

    I played this instrument at the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival either last year or the year before. It was outstanding! One of the best mandolas I've played. To my ear mandolas can often sound buzzy...
  12. Re: American flat top/back mandolin - for Italian style playing

    I used to play my Larsen flat back for Italian tunes. I thought it worked great. However it sounded very different from an Italian style bowlback. It has a short scale and low action, which is great...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Mike Compton does some amazing solo work. Also Evan Marshall. I wouldn’t mind hearing Marla Fibish play some unaccompanied Irish tunes.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Just curious what kind of music do you play on your RM1 Jim? and
  15. Re: Red Haired Boy - Did Monroe ever record a version?

    Never heard Mr. Monroe play it, but Mike Compton played a tune with John Heartford called Shove That Pig’s Foot Further in the Bed that had some similarities on the Down From the Mountain CD. I would...
  16. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    Jim, I can't tell exactly what mandolin you have posted. Is it an A4?
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I know Adam Tanner has put Allesi's on some of his vintage Gibsons and raves about them.
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I couldn't find prices on Allesi's website. I emailed and never heard back. Anyone know the price?
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    Re: Early Bluegrass in Canada

    Wow thanks for posting. does anybody know where we can hear more of these guys?
  20. Re: Country Mandolin players in the Honky-Tonk era

    The Armstrong twins had a bit more of a honky tonk feel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqy0bb1_III&feature=share
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    Re: Tenor banjo help

    I’ve also found a clear head can brighten the sound dramatically on an old muddy sounding banjo, whether it’s 17 or 19 fret. I’m not wild about that look, but in the long run it’s good tone I’m...
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    Re: Compton and Newberry show

    Saw them in Ukiah CA last month, they were fantastic! Highly recommended.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Now I see it. The beveling of the fretboard extension is very attractive. Congratulations!
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Valbert, where did you find such a beautiful instrument? I don’t see the crack, it must be a hairline.
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Philphool, I just want to make sure I understand, when you say "towards the forward edge" you mean towards the nut?
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