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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I am honored that Ivan himself started this thread and was willing to communicate with me and so many others concerning his condition. Thank you Ivan for showing us dignity in the face of long odds.
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    With a mandolin, cost almost always depends on the size of the box, not the weight. A half inch more any dimension can make a huge difference in cost. The guys who do the measuring always round up....
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    Re: Which bridge should I get?

    I do like the newer style ("traditional") Brekke bridge for its adjustability under full string tension. I have old man's hearing, but to me, it sounds great.
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    You might be able to find a Red Diamond A in your range. Or a RL Givens A-6. An you've already got some good ones on your list.

    If you like the Gallatin sound, a Weber Fern might be something to...
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    Re: Back in action

    Nice to meet you, Aidan. And thanks for your efforts on your website.
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    A wise guru once said: "For every mandolin there exists a perfect pick."

    And: "For every pick there exists a perfect mandolin."

    And finally: "And never the twain shall meet."

    shazam! MAS...
  7. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Well, I'll be darned and touché.:redface:
  8. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    That does work, but I believe the Due is named as the Italian word for two, as in two-pointer. Thus no accent.
  9. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    Some would say I am crazy (and I wouldn't argue), but last week a light bulb went off in my mind and I just decided I needed to drive down to Surprise AZ to visit TMS. Dennis and Brian were great and...
  10. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    Seriously, look up Josh Turknett and his Brainjo lessons. He's pretty good. Here: https://clawhammerbanjo.net/
  11. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    How old are you? If you are over 6, you'll never get clawhammer down right. But nobody will know.

    And if you happen to drop a thumb, just bend over and pick it up. Always good for a laugh.
  12. Re: mando in $300 price range for Italian songs

    I paid ~$300 for my Vega bowlback and it looks and sounds pretty good. It sounds good with O Solo Mio and Santa Lucia (my whole Italian repertoire). I see them on eBay from time to time for about the...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    It's a rant.
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  14. Re: Kudos to Bruce Weber at Montana Lutherie

    Bruce and Mary both. Nice folks. Great mando team.
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    pppfffff. a fake metal banjo. if he had gotten hold of my old metal bodied Ode, the bull would have been reduced to scrap.
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Somebody mentioned Folk Alley, which comes from WKSU ( https://www.wksu.org/#stream/1 ). They also have my favorite classical stream ( https://www.wksu.org/#stream/2 ). (WKSU is public radio from...
  17. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    I heard it on The String Band Project, Elektra Records, EKS-7292, in the mid 1960's. It a compilation of various old timey string band musicians, this one done by Stu Jamieson's Boys. See...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Let's say I have $500 - $1.5k to spend on a mandolin. I would not buy one that sounds crummy. I would not buy one that has structural problems or design defects that render it impossible to play...
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    Re: Interesting video

    Wow. I understood almost every word. But the sentences were ... well ... intricate. Am I allowed to be fascinated even though I didn't really get much stashed away in usable form?
  20. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure the banjo mandolin in that thread is the same instrument as the one in this thread. Check the stains on the head. Good catch, Flutes.
  21. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    Whoever made it sure didn't want anybody taking it apart on a whim. I don't think I have ever seen that many fasteners.

    I am guessing it is English, but only on very weak evidence -- a) I haven't...
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    Re: Brid Harper Jig Fingering

    Now that makes sense to me. Thanks , Dagger.
  23. Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Evan, your link takes me to the PBS trailers on a bluegrass documentary produced by Kentucky Public Broadcasting, which I will surely watch next week. But Ken Burns' documentary on country music...
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    Re: Brid Harper Jig Fingering

    That is interesting. I usually cheat to avoid use of the pinkie. Never thought of using it when I didn't need to.

    In any case, thanks for posting: I see that Tergal14 has a great collection of...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Used to. But none of that la-dee-dah three finger stuff. Swore it off, though, and got a mandolin. Haven't looked back.
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