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  1. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    Dolly is a genius and a terrific talent in my opinion

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    Dolly is a genius and a terrific talent in my opinion
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    https://youtu.be/XjyNe2zUILA
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    https://youtu.be/XjyNe2zUILA
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    Seagull S8

    Here’s a quick review/demo of a Seagull S8 I recently picked up. I teach guitar in a high school and play my own mandolin at work all the time, and I’ve been on the lookout for a mando to add to my...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Man, a good instrument inspires you to play! It’s that simple (to me).
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    To quote Captain Beefhart: “Don’t wipe the sweat off your instrument.
    You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.“
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    Kentucky Waltz

    https://youtu.be/iQQm7V7tYVI

    From one of my favourite albums, Doc and Dawg. Enjoy! Any feedback welcome.
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    Re: Go Deeper, Not Wider

    I really like the whole concept but I realize it's not for everyone.

    I've actually been thinking about this recently. When I really started to take the guitar seriously, I had one instrument...
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    Wildwood Flower

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTis0S9zxXg

    I love the ornamentation he adds to WWF in the beginning of this video - does anyone have any other examples of embellished versions of this tune?
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    Re: Ricky Skaggs arm injury ?

    Just saw them in Moncton this past Sunday and it was terrific. Someone in the crowd requested a song, and Ricky responded "I don't want to put Dom on the spot". Dude in the crowd yelled back "I...
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    Re: Who wants to be the next CEO of Gibson?

    I say this calls for a Reality show!
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    Re: Grisman's impact only as a mandolinist

    I brought Not For Kids Only and Shady Grove to work with me today. These two discs introduced to the pairing of guitar and mandolin (I know...late bloomer for sure!). If this was all the Grisman I...
  13. Re: this is great, 1 hour+ concert with Reischman, Gilchrist, Nyg

    I just found this video as well and I've watched it a few times. I hope they have plans for another album together!
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    Re: What’s this?

    Well, given that this bolt has come loose, what’s the long term solution?
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    Re: What’s this?

    Thanks to all of you who took the time to chime in! I ended up finding the actual tool the builder used and yes, it’s basically a long Allen key. 1/8 of a turn has snugged it up nicely, but I still...
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    Re: What’s this?

    No secret at all. Elmo MacDonald from Fredericton Junction , New Brunswick. I just figured there wouldn’t be any members here familiar with him (although he’s well known around here).
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    Re: What’s this?

    Thanks for your response! Any guess as to the size of the bolt?
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    What’s this?

    I was having trouble with my mandolins intonation, and when the strings were removed the neck moved! A friend of mine thought the glue holding the neck on had failed, but when we removed the tail...
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    Re: I “lost faith” in the mandolin...

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    Re: I “lost faith” in the mandolin...

    I gave it up years ago because I felt like I wasn't advancing as a player. In retrospect I blame a dud of an instrument, my own isolation from the local musical community, and my ignorance of web...
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    Re: Going all acoustic

    If I could only choose one, it would be acoustic. But do you really have to choose?
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    Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ui1HyGTgDc

    Here's my take on it, paired with Fiddler's Dram a la Norman Blake!
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    View from Clinch Mountain

    I just had a little revelation that I thought I'd share...someone at our weekly jam brought out Clinch Mtn Backstep, which I hadn't heard before...for me at least, the tune embodies that 'old time'...
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    Re: Mandolin Hero

    I don't know if it's the instrument or the genre, but I'm a 50 yr old white dude and my mando heroes mostly young women...Sharon Gilchrist, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz...add Thile, Steffey, and...
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    Re: In Defense of F-Styles

    Well I play a 2-point, which might be considered the worst of both worlds - extra work/time/money to make those fancy points, and yet no scroll! :grin:
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