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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    Gene Stroupe was a 2 finger mandolin player from the Mt Jackson, VA area. Only had index and middle finger on left hand. Excellent player. I think of Gene anytime my hands hurt!
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    Girl from the North Country. His version is classic, unique Sam Bush. Itís not full of tremolo, not a bunch scales, not a bunch of melodic stuff. Doesnít sound like a fiddle, banjo or guitar. ...
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    Re: Gruhn's and/ Carter's?

    Gruhnís has George, the leading authority on vintage instruments...of all time.

    Bob
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    William,
    Bennyís Loars, as well as a few nice Martins are a mystery. After Vallie died, Bennyís son and girl friend moved in with him. His son died first. Then the girl friend took care of...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    William,
    Benny Cainís list was his own handwritten scribbling. I think it was even before Daryl Wolfe had a list, but not sure.
    Bob
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Benny Cainís 5 Loars weíre in that trunk in mid August near Winchester, VA. Really hot!! One Loar was exceptional, which he said was insured for $25,000. The other 4 were in rough shape. Benny...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Welcome to Buckeye country. My #55 just turned 9 years old. It gets louder and fuller every year. A fantastic mandolin.

    Bob
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Itís been a little while. I hope you are doing better.

    Bob
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    Re: Grieving Sally Goodin

    Slowly getting accustomed to life without Sally Goodin....not something I ever wanted to do. I still find myself wanting to call her name, expecting to hear her bark, and to see her looking at me...
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    Re: Grieving Sally Goodin

    Thank you all for the kind words. Iím doing a little better.
    Sally was my first pet. Like the 60 year old child that I am, I never considered our life without Sally. When she was diagnosed with...
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    Re: John Starling

    He made singing sound so easy, effortless.
    Bob
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    I never thought I would buy an instrument without first playing it. But I took the plunge 9 years ago and bought a Buckeye, custom built. Best purchase Iíve ever made.
    Bob
  13. Re: Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    I take my Buckeye everywhere. I baby it, but I take it everywhere. Did the same with my Bruce Weber Flatiron that I had for 20 years. Maybe Iíve just been lucky, but no signs of temp or humidity...
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    I donít like metronomes. Iíve tried several. They all speed up and slow down while Iím playing. 😉
    Bob
  15. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    The recording doesnít lie. Itís a learning experience to me.
    As for voice lessons....yes, they helped me a lot. Get someone who has done it for a long time, and is willing to give candid...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    Thereís a buyer for everything I guess. Big Monís signature endorsement of another mandolin pasted inside of one made 20+ years after his death is not something I would buy, even with a video tape...
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    Jethro - tasteful

    Jethro is a master of tasteful music.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z91n3kM2wXA
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    Re: Who wants to be the next CEO of Gibson?

    When can you start?
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    Re: On stage banter

    Fine line between dreadful banter and engaging the audience. Duffey set the standard for bluegrassers....with engaging the audience.
    Bob
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    Re: Skaggs

    I've seen Ricky's live shows about a dozen or so times since the "Highway 40" days. His shows are always spectacular. He and his band are always studio quality. I first saw him in about 1984...
  21. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Herschel Sizemore - Bounce Away
    IIIrd Tyme Out - 1st project
    Fred Geiger - self titled with Akira Otsuka, fantastic music
  22. Re: Winter is here. How best to humidify instruments?

    Play them!!! The moisture from your hands and breath. Keep them under your bed at night. Again, the moisture from your breath. Unless the instrument goes unplayed for a long period of time,...
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    Re: $199.00 solid F style mandolin

    The buzz is gone! I tightened the truss rod....it WAS loose. Then - there was still a buzz in the top D string when played open. I rechecked the button screws. One was loose, but it wasn't on...
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    Re: If You Had A Gibson Lloyd Loar Mandolin

    What did Jethro tell Sam a long time ago, according an old Frets article that I can't find? I think it was, "it ain't got anything to do with tone. It's notes that matter."
    Anyone remember that?...
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    Re: If You Had A Gibson Lloyd Loar Mandolin

    Nick,
    I've never smelled napalm in the morning. But a Loar in the trunk of an Escort in 90 degree heat is a distinct odor. I do think Robert Duvall could describe in a good movie. All of us...
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