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    Re: Ronnie McCoury In Bloomington, IN!

    Best in the Business
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    Re: Nut Slots Cut Too Low

    A quick and dirty fix is to loosen off the string just enough to get a narrow shard of paper underneath the string. You might have to make a few attempts and position the shim to start a little...
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    Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Canadian guitar virtuoso Stephen Fearing has played his original Manzer "Cowpoke" for the last three decades. I just returned from seeing him in concert, and is it very difficult to make any kind of...
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    Re: Improve playability on budget mandolin

    Get a guitar capo and put it on the first or second fret. This could make it more or less playable. If it improves anything, then there could be hope that the nut or bridge could be adjusted lower.
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    I have more and more respect for MS as time goes on.
    The fills he plays on this duet with Del of "What Would You Give (In Exchange For Your Soul) echoing Monroe's original recording, give me chills....
  6. Thread: StewMac kit

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    Re: StewMac kit

    There is plenty left over from the rest of the cut offs to make a small joint to cover the widest part of the peghead; it's what I did when I made mine. Forgoing the back binding is also an option.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Actually, it won't (compared to how it will)
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    Re: Jimmy Gaudreau

    Jimmy did a great job during his hitch with the Unit.
    When T joined J.D. Crowe's band, he had left JG and some others others in the lurch, when they were just about to start a band with the best...
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    Jerry Rosa & Rosa String Works

    I have become a big fan of Jerry Rosa;
    His YouTubes are both entertaining and highly educational.
    Check him out, but leave him alone about using Titebond, he knows what he is doing.

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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    Seconds after routing my first binding channel in a spruce top, with the set up that the OP describes, I knew that it was not going to be powerful enough for the hard maple back (I ended up not...
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    Revival: The Sam Bush Story

    This can now be easily rented for streaming (or bought outright) through this Vimeo Link.

    An important and well-deserved documentary on the great Sambo.

    "I think he is on the same level as...
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    https://jambands.com/news/2019/05/13/sam-bush-hospitalized-for-gastrointestinal-infection-cancels-missouri-gig/
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    Re: Tony Rice Article

    And Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt.....
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    I was watching this and getting off on it and then looked and realized that Jan (the fellow that interviewed Tony) had just posted it 79 minutes before. His intro about Tony's Volume I at the top is...
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    He is such an interesting and unique cat.
    I don't believe (when he was in his prime) that any other human being (musician) has ever had more power and technique under his command, and yet because of...
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    Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Just came across this today:

    Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BY3hJBgS1U
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    That case not only kept it initially unburnt, and secondly dry, but then also protected it inside that safe during it's violent fall into the basement.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    I seem to remember Byron being a Loar owner;
    Wonder if the fire got it.
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    Re: Was he really a lefty?

    Pretty sure that Tim O'Brien is a lefty who plays right as well
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    Re: Whither the Compton/Blake record?

    Bibs and vests;
    Stylin'!
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    Just get some low tack masking tape (green or blue) and tape right up to the sides of the bridge base and the ends too. If your bridge gets moved by any adjustments, you will know exactly where it...
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    Wolf Trap Blues

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIS1EOmyCdE
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    Re: The great guitar break that wasn't!

    He was; every day.
    He was doing his hitch playing guitar and singing lead for WSM.
  24. Re: NEW Kentucky KM906 - end pin fell out (only owned it 3 months

    They will fall out. Why trust them? A knotted length of rawhide laced through the strap end and knotted off inside the tailblock through the end-pin hole will never fail.
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    Re: Was Bill Monroe The First?

    If we are talking Bluegrass Mandolin, as opposed to Bluegrass Music, I would suggest that Bill was not only it's first practitioner, but that he was doing it well before 1945.
    His brother Charlie's...
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