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    Re: A question about floating pickguards

    Diff schools of thought on 'floating' pickguards. Charlie Derrington crafted this one; he was a firm believer in a side bracket, even on abbreviated guards.
  2. Thread: Back in action

    by AlanN
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    Re: Back in action

    Nice to see an old name come back to the fold.

    Pick on...
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    Re: RIP Al Williams, founder of Calton Cases

    Sad news, condolences to his family. Al custom built a marvelous case for my Loar F-5, complete with a requested face plate.
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    Re: East Tennessee Blues

    [QUOTE=mbruno;1733086]I've always been a fan of Steffey's version

    Adam plays it beautifully here.

    And post #7 is a diff tune.
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    Re: Collings MT2 - Dixie Hoedown

    Mandolin has good tone.
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    Some standouts:

    His solo on Gentle On My Mind, off a 70's John Hartford record
    His soloing on Berserkely, off a Mark O'Connor record
    His solo on Great Balls Of Fire, 1st NGR record on Starday...
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    Re: Top three favorite Bill Monroe tunes.

    Old Ebeneezer Scrooge (what a great title) is the current jam.

    Reading through this old post is bittersweet.
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    Re: Whatís your travel case?

    Case du jour, a Presto made for Duff mandolins. Very nice and certainly suitable for air/car/boat/train/car travel.
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    Re: Cliff Sargent mandolin

    Well, that's a beauty.
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    Re: Phillips Grier and Flinner in Galway NY

    Nice to see this triumvirate once again out and about. Matt will be at Camp Bibey next week, I've never had the pleasure of learning from him. Should be great.
  11. Thread: Woodstock

    by AlanN
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    Re: Woodstock

    No Woodstock, but my summer camp bunk won the clean bunk award and the prize was a show at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. The line-up was The Who, Jefferson Airplane and B.B. King. This was a couple of...
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Maybe pricing is regional, but here in the Piedmont of NC, $450 ain't no part of nuthin...
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    Re: Cliff Sargent mandolin

    Yep, he was one of the later builders to still craft mandolins with The Gibson inlay in the headstock. His instruments sounded great, as does this one.
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    Re: Cliff Sargent mandolin

    At a Louisville IBMA Loar-fest in the late 90's, Cliff was in attendance. Steve Gilchrist was speaking to a group of Loar owners. All of a sudden, we heard a loud clatter in the back. Cliff had...
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    Regardless of the strings, that's a great sounding mandolin!
  16. Re: Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Well-deserved win. Good run on a good mandolin on a challenging number.

    And a shout-out to the 2nd place winner, Vince Bullins. Vince is undergoing some physical challenges right now which make...
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    Re: Country Gazette - A Traitor In Our Midst era

    The II Generation Rome black LP (RLP 1117) is super cool and VERY period-based, complete with a Neil Young song (Old Man), a Beatles number (Hide Your Love Away), Love Is Blue. A couple of the breaks...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    What Ralph says. Everybody's hand, physiology is diff, but the general thrust is that. A crazy exercise I 'used to do' is to take pick in hand and raise it above my head. Then, gently swoop it down...
  19. Thread: Beware EVOs

    by AlanN
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Hey Steve,

    Hope to catch up at IBMA once again and check out your wonderful craft.
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    Re: Bruce Weber bridge

    Well, here they are, Mark...14 months later :mandosmiley:.

    I picked up the Gilchrist from Skip Kelley today. One word: Amazing! The mandolin SCREAMS. I actually have to tone down the attack, at...
  21. Thread: Beware EVOs

    by AlanN
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Have had EVO Gold on my Gilchrist for ~ 3 years now, love them, no negative tonal impact, afaik. But, to be fair, I know of one cat who had them ripped out after replacing the original frets with...
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    Re: I canít play now

    Oh, this sounds bad. Speedy recovery.
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    So many resources out there, but here's one from Tony Rice which helps tremendously

    Play the same note, same string, same fret, but with a diff finger each time.

    Do it repetitively, increasing...
  24. Re: Article: Ben Winship Lights It Up with Two New Albums

    Yay, Ben! Been way too long since this wonderful work!

    (tried to add the .jpg of One Shoe Left, but no work...), well - I guess it did work!
  25. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    That said member who was monkeying with GC and the F-9 was from around here. He has since left this veil of tears.
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