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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    Well, banjos are simply LOUD! Mandolins, not so much, as Mr. Hamlett said, and I seriously paraphrase “It’s not a level playing field, and it never will be.” Yes, F holed instruments project forward...
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    If memory serves, Bill made that case too.
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    The one that was at Elderly was built when Bill lived in Maine, I never saw that one. When he was here in Kalamazoo, I was often lucky to see them in the white and test drive them a little bit. He’s...
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    I remember that one! It was one of three of the prototypes offered to Bill Monroe, who chose the one built by Aaron Cowles.
    I was lucky enough to have played quite a few of Bill’s mandolins, I think...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    I was pretty lucky, I had a couple of really generous people around me when I started playing mandolin. I had originally thought I’d get more dates with guitar, that didn’t work. Then I went to old...
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    Re: George Washburn Mandolin Model M-1S/TS

    If YOU like it, you did fine! Have as much fun as you possibly can with it. Only you will know when you think you want to get something different.
    Welcome to one of the many levels of Hades! After...
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Never had the pleasure of meeting him face to face just through the cafe postings, I will miss the fun banter he and I used to exchange, always good natured and intelligent!
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    Re: My grandfather's mandolins

    “I got a rock”
    Charlie Brown
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    Re: New kind of to site

    The thing is you are learning a different instrument, don’t think of it as a guitar, it’s not. It is an instrument unto itself, use what you have, adjust your grip, endeavor to persevere. Once you...
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    Re: In honor of Mr. Bill Monroe...

    Do I feel temperature rising?
  11. Re: Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    That’s cool!
    Too rich for my blood.
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    Re: Repair Estimate too High?

    The thing is on so many of the “price it high, because I’d rather not do it” ideas is, the customer is not just paying for this project but for the knowledge attained through doing myriad repair jobs...
  13. Re: An interview with the last Gibson Gal - NMC

    What a sweetheart! I bet she was full of “vim and vigor” as they used to say.
    Yep, it was a factory. My wife used to work on the line at Upjohn (night shift) and said the same thing, days were...
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    Re: George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    What a great story! Early happy birthday, Mr. G.!
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    Re: Never seen one of these before.

    Something? Yes, what? I have no clue!
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    Re: Michael Jackson done right.

    This came up on my Google news feed this morning! Pretty silly but, good for the poster, I thought it was funny.
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    I still dream of the day I find a D-18 (#196835) so I can return it to Bill Halsey! It was stolen from me 40 years ago!
    It’s refreshing to hear of things getting back to their rightful owners!
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    Well, I’m glad that wasn’t what had gone through my warped brain!
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    Re: No motivation

    Yep, I’m about as motivated as molasses in January!
  20. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    When I realized I was not excited about playing the banjo! I still like playing some OT banjo from time to old time. And of course playing some guitar too. But, I LIKE playing mandolin.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    That was used at the factory quite regularly according to Al Lakey of Lakey art material here in Kalamazoo, Al has passed to the larger life some years back but, he said that every now and again...
  22. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    I saw that in the Gibson news feed yesterday!
    I thought it was kind of a weird amount too.
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    I used to but, not anymore.
  24. Thread: New f-5

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    Re: New f-5

    Well boys and girls, I understand that the esteemed Mr. H.has decided that he will no longer be building mandolins. He will continue to make some quite beautiful violin bows but, my dream of owning a...
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    Re: Sierra Hull's Wheel Hoss transcription

    Interesting version of “Wheel Hoss”! The deep dark “fat” sound is intriguing!
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