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  1. Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Cool stuff, Jordan. Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of Camp Avalon at Winfield.
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Frank sure dug deep and pulled tone out of that mandolin on Little Maggie.
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    “ I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, but I'm looking for a new mandolin cafe hat after I accidentlly lost my old one while flying last weekend. They don't see to be available in the cafe...
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    Thanks so much, Sheila. This is so kind of you and proof that we meet the nicest folks in the world through acoustic music.
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    Apologies for my comment to the post about Grisman and tone.

    I had total knee replacement two weeks ago, have had some unexpected complications and am on numerous crazy prescription drugs and...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    The best sounding Nugget I’ve ever heard or played resides in eastern Kansas and it IMO is one of the finest mandolins out there. I’ve heard it played on many, many occasions and funny thing is, I...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    First lesson was tonight and, as expected, Matt is an excellent instructor. I'm taking this octave class and learning on my short scale tenor guitar tuned GDAE. Wasn't sure what to expect but am...
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    Re: New Ruhland F5's?

    There’s really something very special going on with Matt’s mandolins. I think his positive, kind, happy, genuine and personal vibe gets built into every one of his instruments and his mandolins are...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    The G string is very strong and very resonant. Jamie has these tenor guitars dialed in. Lightweight, too. Played O’Carolan duets (thanks Scott!) several days ago with a friend. He plays an oval...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    A beautiful playing and especially sounding Fletcher 21” scale tenor guitar. Tuned GDAE and an octave lower than a mandolin. Amazing sustain and presence.

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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Block,

    Who doesn’t love great ”conspiracy theories”? I was one of the original investors in the “Turbo Encabulator” and I’ve never looked back. I’m hoping the dingle arm located as a byproduct...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    “Is there a way for people who aren't on facebook to help?”

    I’m not on Face(less)book either but I hear there is a “go fund” me page that may be set up for Ken and his wife. If it comes to...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I think OSU is a wonderful school, James, and its forestry program is highly regarded in the timber industry.

    I made my living in the 90’s in the forests of the Sierra Mountains in the northern...
  14. Re: Phil Crump & Paddy Burgin OM's - your experience

    I think Phil's shop got pretty wiped out earlier this year by a terrible wind storm but rumor has it he is rebuilding. Also, I think he builds a shorter scale OM. Seems like a very genuine fellow...
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    Re: How Do I Maximize An Octave Mandolin?

    A course on the octave by Mr. Natural:

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20200601
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    Wow, thanks for the transcription, Spencer. That'll keep me busy for a while. I love this tune and call it frequently and first started playing it at Winfield Kite Kamp about eight years ago.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I crossed paths with Matt, too, this past weekend in Tygh Valley, Oregon. Not sure what number the A5 I played was but it was a dandy. Super nice guy and a great builder, too. Got to pick a few...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    My favorite headstock inlay:

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    Re: Father's Hall

    So far, I am playing the tune at about half the speed of Norman and Tony:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U3OpBZ3DAnM#fauxfullscreen
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    Re: Father's Hall

    Just learning this gem of a tune. It’s on the “Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2” CD with Doc Watson and Nancy Blake joining in on the musical mirth & merriment. Another great mandolin tune on this CD is...
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    Re: The Slocan Ramblers

    These guys are fantastic, creative musicians. Look forward to seeing them again at Cowichan Valley Festival on Vancouver Island this summer.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Here’s a link to the newscast:

    http://www.news9.com/story/40014748/2-businesses-lost-in-downtown-guthrie-fire
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    Andrew Mowry article

    We are really fortunate here on the high desert of central Oregon to have a very vibrant acoustic music scene as well as some truly gifted instrument builders. Among the best of the builders is...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I played a brand spankin' new and truly lovely Heiden A5 and...oh my. So lively and a cannon with sooo much balanced sustain. The "pop" was off the charts and, as stated, it's brand new. Englemann...
  25. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    July 12-14 in Merrill, Oregon so maybe this one will work for you...

    https://www.lostriverfestival.com/
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