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  1. Re: Article: Tales from the Pandemic: New Location and Owner for

    Uplifting story in times where an uplift is greatly appreciated.

    Late last year, I purchased a mandolin from Fiddler's Green, my contact resource was Ben. He was pleasant, efficient and committed...
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    Re: "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

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

    Well, I've had these 2 books for a few days now, and I just love them. I had perhaps 75% of the transcriptions/articles, as I was a FRETS subscriber for a good while. but I did not have all. And...
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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    Ivan Kelsall (R.I.P.) turned me on to this strap. He actually bought one for me. I love it.

    https://www.pinegroveleather.com/mandolin/ms37-1-2-mandolin-strap-f-shape
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    Re: Anybody going/been to Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp?

    This will be my 5th time at this camp. I have loved every year. Between the quality instruction/teachers, the jamming and fellowship (+ the locale), it's hard to beat.

    Yes, it's on. Precautions...
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    Re: Help with case color

    For some reason, I like this color.
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    Re: Wayne’s World of Mandolin Channel?

    Wayne has a nice, easy-going way about him, and shares choice mandolin nuggets with the pickers.
  8. Re: Article: Introducing David Grisman's Mandolin Workshop Books

    Wow!

    FRETS was a gold mine for transcriptions, exercises, tunes by Dawg. I think this is on the buy list, fo sho!
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    Re: Interview with Tom Rozum

    A cool dude
  10. Thread: New F9

    by AlanN
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    Re: New F9

    Per DH, F-9 mandolins are finished with thin coats of satin lacquer. Here's my 2015 (DH signature). Upgrades include Schaller gold tuners, EVO Gold FW74 frets, Bruce Weber traditional bridge...
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    Re: B Natural by the Lilly brothers

    And there's the album "B-Natural", by Herschel Sizemore on Amandolena Records, 2009.
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    IBMA To Be Virtual in 2020

    NASHVILLE (June 16, 2020) — The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and its Local Organizing Committee partners in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that due to ongoing health concerns...
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    The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Called Straight Ahead.

    Not enough ooo's in Smooth on this one. Simply terrific.

    I got mine here

    https://donstiernberg.bandcamp.com/album/straight-ahead
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    I would prefer neck and t/p for touch points, but I would assume the bridge top has no undue pressure on it. I like the 'bridge' cradle construct surrounding the pocket well.

    My Presto has 'Duff'...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    I didn't know of the demise of Presto. Too bad, they were nicely made, especially this one. Beats the Calton, imo.
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Looks good, indeed.

    What cushions are embedded in the underside of the lid? When closed, are touch points the tailpiece, neck, bridge top?
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    Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    Hey bud,

    Think the Dude. Guitar I don't know.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil,

    May God bless and keep you.
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    Re: The way you look tonight

    Lovely.
  20. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    A bit too thick for my thing.
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Yeah, the pick thing is a movable target. I've gone to thinner/more of a point lately. I had been on Kenny Smith 55 fairly exclusively, now on a TAD50 or a Gravity Striker or Classic 1.5. I go back...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Prices have fallen since the middle of the 2nd decade of the 21st century.
  23. Thread: 1975 C E Ward F5

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    Re: 1975 C E Ward F5

    That one cuts it. What does the headstock say?
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Wow, bro...Terrific!

    Even Elvis digs it...
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    Re: Shipping picks: A word to the wise...

    Yes to all those solvents (which I typically eschew the use of). Again, no big deal but it's a pain that is easily avoided by some forethought and common sense.
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