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  1. Re: Article: Introducing David Grisman's Mandolin Workshop Books

    Id like to thank all you mandolin players for the great response to these collections of my Frets columns! However thanks to an astute purchaser, Ive realized that the last few bars of my tune...
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    This CD is FABULOUS!!! I mean it! Congratulations to my good buddy. Now go buy it y'all!
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    This thread got me jogging the old memory banks as I recall owning (many moons ago) an original custom F-5 with an oval hole made in the early 1960s. As fate would have it, my wife Tracy showed up...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Thank you all! I'm still trying to get these puppies in tune after nearly 60 years.
    Stay safe and be well!! Mandoln pickers survive!
  5. Thread: Cedar Hill

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    Re: Cedar Hill

    Thanks for the interest in this, my first, tune! Too set the record straight, here's the "official" chart including tab, which illustrates the fact that I use my pinky on the 7th fret in bars 3 & 4...
  6. Thread: Piccolo mandolins

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    Re: Piccolo mandolins

    25 years ago I custom ordered a diminutive (piccolo) mandolin from my esteemed friend, Mr. Gilchrist. I used this instrument on several recording sessions and it is featured on a duet with my bassist...
  7. Thread: Hal Blaine - RIP

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    Re: Hal Blaine - RIP

    Hal was a dear friend and mentor. Knowing him and playing with him was one of the great privileges of my life. He taught America how to tap its foot from the 60s to now. 365 gold records and 8...
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    Re: Dawg's J3 with blonde bridge.

    The "blonde" bridge was a gift from Corrado when Tracy and I visited him for several days a few years back. It is made of a rare species called Ligurian Bosso (Buxus sempervirens) and had some great...
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    Re: RIP - John Baxter of Mandozine

    John was a kind soul and a big friend of the mandolin community. I'll miss him and sending condolences to his family.
  10. Thread: Ricky Jay

    by Dawg
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    Ricky Jay

    It is with great sadness that I wish to acknowledge the life and talent of my dear friend, Ricky Jay, who passed away yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. Ricky was perhaps the greatest practitioner...
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    Re: Bluegrass Players Who Play an Oval ?

    Actually for the record, it's not a bowl back in that photo but an inexpensive bent-top flat-back instrument that I borrowed at the time. I do love oval hole mandolins and have used them on quite a...
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    Re: Dawg Patch chord progressions

    Good job Halfa. Just a few subtle chord changes. See if you can find them on this chart from my volume of Dawg Jazz

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  13. Re: RIP: Jon Sholle, Guitarist with DGQ in the 1980s

    Jon was a great guitarist and a dear friend. We met in the early 60s when he was the prevailing flat-picking wunderkind of the NYC bluegrass scene. He truly brought the funk/rhythm & blues into my...
  14. Thread: What the

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    Re: What the

    Bravo!! I've known these musical phenomenons since they were kids and much appreciate their continuing contributions to the world of acoustic string music. I also greatly applaud this broad...
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    Re: Undocumented Loar? Gibson Style H-5 Mandol

    Methinks not friend. That gentlemen passed away years ago.
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    Re: Is the mandolin inefficient?

    It's been pretty efficient for me! Always fits in any overhead compartment.

    Cheers!
  17. Thread: Frank Vignola

    by Dawg
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    Re: Frank Vignola

    Just a brief reminder that there are only two days left and a bit more to go on this very worthy cause!

    https://www.gofundme.com/FrankVignol...campaign=upd_n
  18. Thread: Dawg Latin book

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    Re: Dawg Latin book

    Ray,

    Actually it was the late, great Bill Keith who pointed out (on stage in Japan in 1976) that the word "opus" was an anagram for the word "soup" and therefore he concluded that it, combined...
  19. Thread: Frank Vignola

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    Frank Vignola

    My dear friend and musical associate Frank Vignola was in a very serious car accident several months ago in which he almost lost his life. After several surgeries, he is now on the mend but will be...
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    Happy Birthday Jerry

    Today is Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday. A great musical presence in my life
    and a wonderful human being whose memory I'll always cherish.

    Cheers Spud-Boy!! Dawg
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    Re: New: Bill Monroe - Castle Studio 1950/1951

    This is stunning. As with the "Blue Moon of Kentucky" set with its 2 CDs of previously unissued Columbia alternate takes, there are so many inspiring musical gems here. This is a musical find of...
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    Re: Svend Asmussen - RIP

    Svend was my hero and a dear friend who taught me so much and provided me with so many great musical moments and memories. Tracy and I spent several wonderful days with Svend and his wife Ellen in...
  23. Re: Travelin' McCoury's, Jeff Austin Band, the Grateful Ball. Wow

    Chick & Ruth's - Crab & Cheese omelette highly recommended!
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    Re: If You Had A Gibson Lloyd Loar Mandolin

    OK gang. “Crusher” (signed by Lloyd on 12/20/22) came my way in the fall of 1989, a day before I played at Carnegie Hall with Stephane Grappelli. The mandolin was in perfect, near mint condition and...
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    Re: Dave Apollon Photos

    Here's perhaps a more accurate color version of the photo of Dave holding the two Gibsons. It's great to see the interest in one of the true giants of our instrument and perhaps the first mandolin...
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