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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Bernie, I always appreciate opinions, and I am trying to understand where you’re coming from. You stated earlier:



    I think we’d all agree theft is theft AND trademark infringement is a form of...
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Build Help?

    As you may know dialing in the high Estring with the pick up can be an issue, getting that right can make or break a four string electric mandolin IMO
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Very cool work. I was happy reading the F-5 tribute analysis thread, and thought it was an amazing way to put yourself out there for that detailed of a level of analysis. But this is out of this...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    If I were in your shoes I think a well set up instrument is a must. Any of the aforementioned models could suit your needs or not, but a poorly setup instrument is just going to get in the way. I...
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    Re: Weber Bitterroot Cedar Top

    when I got my custom weber Big Horn two point back in 2004 someone at the shop also had a two point Big Horn that was cedar topped. Both had the all wood Brekke bridge. The cedar top just sounded...
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    Re: Jerman Four String

    Dang!
  7. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Happy Bday Mike! :mandosmiley:
    The Nugget sound has been in so much music that has influenced me over the years, thank you! :cool:
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    Didn’t the originals use some radium paint? Or is there actual fissile material that accounts for the radiation signature? :cool:
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    No one mentioned that the hammering and physical manipulation of the instrument may have caused it to settle in and open up. Kind of like a tone-rite. Or they did and I missed it. But I just wanted...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, I feel like I have read many of your over 3k posts over the years. Your presence is a mainstay here, thanks for being with us
  11. Thread: What is MAS?

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    Re: What is MAS?

    How do you know I’m mad? (Of course you’re mad, otherwise you wouldn’t have come here) :mandosmiley:
  12. Re: Should I consider a very early B.R.W. (Ben Wilcox)?

    Thile had Dude #5 and #14 I think?

    I could see both sides of this, you would think he’d get better with more builds, but he probably had a similar voicing back then. Maybe you could inquire if...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    The “bluegrass police” reference often comes up when you don’t do things EXACTLY the way traditional bluegrass was meant to be, the way Bill Monroe did it.

    The Rigel is an instrument that flies...
  14. Re: Land's End. Tim O'Brien cover with free notation

    Hell yes, I have been meaning to learn Tim’s version for years, well done!
  15. Thread: Delfest at Home

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    Re: Delfest at Home

    The set for tonight looks pretty good!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHrzDKNASc0&feature=emb_logo
  16. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Well done, very musical and you managed to have a very together feel that I find lacking in some of those distance videos :cool::mandosmiley:
  17. Thread: Delfest at Home

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    Re: Delfest at Home

    Oops, Jake beat me to posting this but only mentioned Twitter, also on Facebook and youtube
  18. Thread: Delfest at Home

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    Delfest at Home

    Free streams of select sets from previous years Delfest are being broadcast this weekend, Sam bush band and Del McCoury were streamed on youtube last night:
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Did you have to describe me so accurately?!? :):grin::));)

    Funny comment but also a great insight. Sometimes when there is spontaneous applause after I take a solo I realize I have transcended...
  20. Re: COVID-19; great time to work on my right hand technique

    Listen to Joe. He’d know...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMmSNRilIPQ
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    Re: a guide to instrument valuations

    I know you’re not giving hard numbers, and everyone approaches this differently, I just wanted to say I think you’ve got some pretty high percentages for a couple of these. Up to 30% - even for a...
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    Re: TKL “A” style case help

    I can’t say for sure about fit, but I think a Hiscox case is a heck of a good case for the money. The website is different - and it looks like the case has changed a little since I got mine. It has...
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    Re: Ellis, Pava, or Collings MT2

    In context I felt like I understood what mary was saying, sooo difficult to express sound in words but she did say “throaty volume”
    Sounds like something intentionally vague and the way she was...
  24. Daniel and the Deliverance - trio recording at the DownUnder

    I play in a four piece bluegrass band that really doesn’t play any bluegrass songs. We cover modern stuff, and have a handful of originals we don’t pull out all that often. We went from 4-8 paying...
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    Re: Sam bush and jeff austin slide

    I think he’s just sliding a around with his notes an octave apart (at the 2:08 mark)
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