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    Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    I was at a conference several years ago and found some great blues. Crowded even on a Tuesday evening.
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Ordered books from Amazon with Prime. They were supposed to arrive the next day when I placed the order. The order confirmation email said the they would arrive the following Monday. Monday I...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    As a woodworker, NOT a luthier, I favor old wood when I can get it. Generally, the grain is tighter and the wood is straighter. It is a pleasure to work with hand tools. So, my guess is that the...
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    KBOO radio, 9:00 a.m. Saturday Pacific Time.
  5. Re: I know that tune... um... how's it go again?

    Somewhere in YouTube-land there is a video of Sierra Hull on stage asking the audience how Whisker Before Breakfast starts. She was laughing along with the audience. It can happen to anyone.
  6. Thread: OM Setup

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    Re: OM Setup

    Thanks, I was sort of leaning that way but I got to overthinking things. :)
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    Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    So, the elephant in the room is a job and medical insurance. If these are not a concern then literally you have the whole world available to you.

    Places I have lived that I liked: Austin, TX;...
  8. Thread: OM Setup

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    OM Setup

    I have an Eastman MDO305. It was the only one available at the time and came from an unknown, to me, seller in the unopened original factory box. No complaints, I received what was advertised. Now...
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    Recent experience with hiring a teacher. I found a teacher at a local guitar store. Everyone loved him and gave him high recommendations. He was charming and funny. His major focus was on getting...
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    Notation for Long Black Veil

    The subject says it. Can anyone point me toward mandolin notation for Long Black Veil?
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Welcome to the club! I started playing at 70. Unless I am unique, which I doubt, you will go through an evolution of instruments as you learn and play. The most important guidance I received was...
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I have used Reverb twice. No problems. One was a smoking hot deal.

    I have asked questions of sellers in the Classifieds here with mixed success. Guess it has more to do with the seller than the...
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    Re: Fiddle tunes jam in SE Portland OR?

    Sunday jam at the Ladd Taphouse, 2-5 p.m. The location should be easy for you to remember. ��

    Check out events on the Oregon Bluegrass Association web site.
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    Re: River of the West 2019 - Who's Going?

    Fun stuff!
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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    I bought an OM “just ‘cuz’”. It is a lot of fun but it will never replace my mandolin.
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    Re: River of the West 2019 - Who's Going?

    I am in!
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Party on dude!
  18. Thread: Dilemma

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    Re: Dilemma

    I play a TOH Weber Yellowstone. Great mandolin.
  19. Thread: Dilemma

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    Dilemma

    What to do.

    I have been looking at octave mandolins. The Clark has bubbled to the top of the list until I ran across the Northfield. I had lunch with a man who deals in high end violins who...
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    Mandolin Pricing

    Lately, I have seen a lot of good quality mandolins for sale with some pretty high prices. Since there are so many available I keep asking myself what is holding the prices up? I am not looking for...
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    Re: Would it be a dumb move?

    There is a bluegrass band from Norway, Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra. It’s close to Sweden. :)

    I Had been looking for an F style and stumbled across a killer deal on a Weber Yellowstone A style. I...
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    Re: Mando Ideas for a 12 Year Old

    She has asked for a mandolin. She noodled around with mine over Thanksgiving weekend and did pretty well. Mom is worried about long term interest so she doesn’t want to invest a lot right away.
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    Mando Ideas for a 12 Year Old

    A friend is wanting to buy her 12 year old daughter a mandolin. The daughter is pretty accomplished with a violin using the Suzuki method.

    My thoughts, Eastman, Kentucky. Loar or ?????? Any...
  24. Thread: mandolin camp

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    Re: mandolin camp

    Bluegrass Camp at Menucha in the Columbia Gorge. You need to pull the trigger fast, it usually fills quickly.
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    Re: Montana Lutherie

    Ordered a Ranger in cherry as a traveling mandolin. Spoke to Bruce about my requirements (Arizona in the Winter, Oregon the rest of the time) and he recommended cherry. Darn, now I have to wait for...
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