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    Hi Folks, I just thought I'd drop by for a...

    Hi Folks,

    I just thought I'd drop by for a short visit to say a couple of words about Del and the Boys.

    I attended a performance tonight at Carnegie Hall. #They were just tremendous, as one...
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    Jeez, this all reminds me of why I always liked...

    Jeez, this all reminds me of why I always liked this forum so much. I have also received a ton of emails and PM's from folks here. Thank you all for your kindness.

    Regarding all the requests...
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    You guys are great, and thanks for all the nice...

    You guys are great, and thanks for all the nice comments. #Rumors of my demise are clearly premature. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

    Sadly, yes, there is PAS, and...
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    Hello All, It's been a while since I logged in...

    Hello All,

    It's been a while since I logged in here. A lot has been happening, and I thought it was about time I posted something here. A number of folks from this Board have contacted me over the...
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    Hi Red, I mean no offense to you personally. I...

    Hi Red,

    I mean no offense to you personally. I think perhaps your "little lesson in markets" comment set me off a bit. Arrogance? .... Well, I will be the first to admit that I don't always come...
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    [quote=Red Englemann,Dec. 20 2006,...

    Um, well...with all due respect, "red" (or whatever your name is)...I spent four years in a Ph.D. program in economics.... #I don't really think I need a "little lesson" in markets. #But thank you...
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    How refreshing...a sober comment about Eastman...

    How refreshing...a sober comment about Eastman mandolins. Naturally, any candid statements on the subject lead immediately to criticism.

    Hm...let's see...one is not to judge all Eastmans from...
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    What if you learned it from sheet music that was...

    What if you learned it from sheet music that was copied without permission? What if you played it in a public place to listen to yourself and someone else overheard it? What about if other people...
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    Jeez, I'm tempted to extend the guy credit just...

    Jeez, I'm tempted to extend the guy credit just for the privilege of seeing an honest assessment of an MK mandolin for once.... I did say tempted, mind you... Anyway, I don't have anything for sale....
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    I haven't gotten a new screw in quite some time....

    I haven't gotten a new screw in quite some time. I think that's the nature of vintage...instruments. Sigh.
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    Great reviews, guys, thanks! It is stuff like...

    Great reviews, guys, thanks! It is stuff like this that keeps me coming back here. Grisman, Statman...it doesn't get any better than that!

    One of these days soon some of us have to meet up in the...
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    Hi Ellen, Nice to see you back in these parts....

    Hi Ellen,

    Nice to see you back in these parts. I certainly agree with you on this. Unfortunately, Gibson has enough money to be able to use the legal system to bully others into submission. They...
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    They are a bunch of criminals to be avoided at...

    They are a bunch of criminals to be avoided at any cost. Do a search here and on Usenet.
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    Against my better judgment, because the...

    Against my better judgment, because the immediately preceding post tends to suggest something of legal import, I will post again to add the following:

    Having a "registered trademark" is just about...
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    Thanks, Stephen. I'm with you. I suspect that you...

    Thanks, Stephen. I'm with you. I suspect that you and I know far more lawyers than most people on this board. The finest people I have ever met in my life were lawyers.

    As for all the "arm-chair...
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    That top looks very nice. Should be a great...

    That top looks very nice. Should be a great mandolin. Mine is just about 17 months old now, and I can tell you, it continues to develop. Chris told me it would be like this. Some mornings I pick it...
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    Here's another one.

    Here's another one.
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    I understand this is some sort of holiday for...

    I understand this is some sort of holiday for veterinarians. Made me think of the Dawg.

    I got ahold of these cool photos of the Dawg playing one of Dale Ludewig's 2-pointers. These were taken by...
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    How very sad. I never met him personally, but...

    How very sad. I never met him personally, but everything I ever heard about him from anyone was good. I had the pleasure of being his liaison for a week as special guest on the Co-Mando list. I...
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    Huge. The difference between an oval hole and an...

    Huge. The difference between an oval hole and an f-hole mandolin is probably the largest difference there is among mandolins generally. I've owned both a Breedlove OF and an OO. The OO will sound...
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    Very nice. You are a lucky man indeed to get one...

    Very nice. You are a lucky man indeed to get one of these. I've had mine for about a year now, and it sounds even better with a little age. Chris told me to expect changes to continue. Really, from...
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    I was trying to think of something funny to post...

    I was trying to think of something funny to post here, since this topic is so re-hashed...but I give up.

    Nice weather here in NY today...
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    In all seriousness, and in the spirit of the...

    In all seriousness, and in the spirit of the original post, I would have to agree with Phil. Simon Mayor is probably the most versatile mandolin player around today. His technical abilities are...
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    Well, Jamie, my family was in fact dirt poor. I...

    Well, Jamie, my family was in fact dirt poor. I don't make any fuss over it, that's not my style. I'm only responding to your comment. But it would be difficult for me to describe -- and you probably...
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