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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    These guys are in deep shit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_The
  2. Thread: Mandolin Mecca

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    Re: Mandolin Mecca

    I guess Lawrence is like the town in the Dominican Republic where everyone becomes a baseball shortstop
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    Re: Whatís your travel case?

    I didn't notice what mando he was talking about... though Hoffees can often be had used for a good price. I recommend a Northfield recurve with backpack straps so you have your hands free for other...
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    Re: Whatís your travel case?

    Almost any mandolin case will fit in an overhead compartment. I have been traveling constantly this past year and always have a mandolin with me. Lately I've been using a Hoffee - it is slightly...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I didn't realize Kai's Heiden was one serial number away from my #129. That was a good batch!
  6. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    I've heard they are starting to use mandolins to keep those hay bails from falling over.
  7. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Did you change cases? i think that might be it
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    Re: I canít play now

    Heal quick. I had a very bad hand accident and surgery 7 years ago and couldn't fret an instrument for 2 years. It was very demoralizing. I messed around with a resonator guitar to keep my ear in...
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    Re: Octave sound diffence?

    I agree with previous responses that arch tops have a darker more mandolin like tone, transposed down an octave. Flat tops, to me, sound like 12-string guitars...can be very tinny and jangly
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Stopped in to Matt's shop yesterday to say howdy and got to see this batch of A5's ready for varnish. They're all gorgeous. Some lucky folks getting these soon.178581
  11. Thread: Josh Rilko

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    Re: Josh Rilko

    Saw Lindsay Lou and Josh Rilko at String Summit - one of the best things at the festival. As Old Growth said, her voice is fantastic...shades of Raitt and Tedeschi. Josh's mando and guitar playing...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Gilchrist F5

    That Gilchrist does sound great. I just saw Joe two days ago at the Northwest String Summit in Oregon with Danny Barnes and Grant Gordy. Joe performed with his Nugget. His playing was phenomenal...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Don and Bluegrass Boy - I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I feel the same way about my Heiden F Artist from 2015. Every note is a joy and the aesthetics just make it awesome to play...and it...
  14. Thread: Bill Monroe

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    Re: Bill Monroe

    I don't have a big rumor to spread, but I've heard it said more than once that folks in the immediate community knew who it was right away and that for some reason stayed quiet about it. True or not,...
  15. Thread: Bill Monroe

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    Re: Bill Monroe

    David, it is interesting that Monroe made someone he knew personally angry enough at him that he entered his home and smashed both his Loars to pieces. I haven't read all the biographical material,...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    That's a beauty... Michael's finish work is so great and really let's the wood sing
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    Re: Any recent sightings of a Schmergel?

    Just picked up this Shmergel mandobass (pronouced Shmoy-gul) on Craigslist. Came with a letter of authenticity from Gruhn.178091
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    That sounds cool. #26 is maturing nicely
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    he did Don. lot's of cool detail178022
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    That's the one!
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Thanks for asking gentlemen. Englemann top with red maple. The tail, board and headstock veneer are cocobolo 178020 178021
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Waking up this thread to share a pic of my new Heiden Octave. Incredible tone and really exciting to play.178019
  23. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What is the difference between a banjo player and god?

    God doesn't think he's a banjo player.
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    Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    I'd check pawn shops too...
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    Re: Live From Here video available today

    Love how Sarah holds that mando for her solos!
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