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  1. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

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    This is a Belknap Blue Grass Claw Hammer with a ripper claw. Very effective for banjo tuning and head maintenance.
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    Don't give up on Skye. It is a great island and Portree, the main town, is a lovely place. Don't try to walk it in a day; that would be daft. Instead do some sections of the 7 day Skye Trail. Lots of...
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    Just seen this thread, sorry for the delay in responding....

    The Waverley Bar in Edinburgh sunday afternoons 3-7 is usually excellent, and Sandy Bells Bar has sessions and music every night, and...
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    Re: Monteleone style mandolin

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Monteleone-style-Mandolin/293211442374?hash=item4444c38cc6:g:dD0AAOSwTmRdbU8J
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    Re: Friendly reminder

    Just today. And I sneezed in front of a wall of banjos, and even with my mouth covered, they self played a bar of Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    Have fun!!
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    Re: Gibson Shipping Ledger - November 29, 1951

    New information about the famous "botched" Gibson repairs was found in the new Tom Ewing book on Monroe released last Sept. It seems this shipping ledger from Joe Spann is for a previous repair...
  8. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    [QUOTE=Daniel Nestlerode;1729172]https://www.facebook.com/pg/belvoirguitars/
    https://www.belvoirguitars.co.uk/

    Pete Malinson of Almuse, who may reply on his own behalf, has given his gear to the...
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    Re: Monroe on another guitar

    We have a way to embed Facebook videos in BB Code.

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  10. Aaron Weinstein Transcription - Pennies From Heaven

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    Hello,

    I've been studying jazz mandolin with Aaron for a little over a year.
    During the course of our lessons we worked on a chord melody for Pennies From Heaven. As we worked on...
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    Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    Slow and steady wins the race, and trying not to get too far ahead of yourself are good things to keep in mind.

    It's all so much fun to want to play every instrument that we're attracted to but...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I was part of some of the efforts to protect their product, trademarks, etc by Gibson while I was there. There is a lot more to this than just emotions or wanting to kick the big dog. I was used as...
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    Renfro Valley Barn Dance Crew

    I tried to find a larger copy of this image. I was pretty excited to see the two guys sitting on the floor on the left of the picture. I've never seen their pictures when they were that young.
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    All right, thanks for your patience, here are my remarks.
    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/columns/hands-on-eastman-erm-el-rey-mandolin/
  15. Article: Sam Bush in the D'Addario Studios - Red Haired Boy

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/566-Sam-Bush-in-the-D-Addario-Studios-Red-Haired-Boy

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  16. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I'm just not sure why the OP would ask the question in the first place. What difference does it make?

    If you purchased a $5K Northfield because of all the things you liked about it, would it make...
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    Re: Lower tension strings

    Short answer is it will be fine, assuming you are prepared to do a setup to match the strings, electrics have easily adjustable bridges, so easy to dial in a string tension change.

    If you are...
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    Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    My try at a Temptation Rag arrangement with play-along scrolling sheetmusic and tab video that has melody & mandolin tab, guitar chord tab, mandolin chord diagrams, ukulele chord diagrams, and a fun...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    Just a quick aside:

    I think if one is continuously conscious of the impact of their various options on resale value, that person doesn't really consider themselves the owner.

    If you are...
  20. Paul Buskirk's HOT PICKIN' and the mystery 5-string

    In 1975, Paul Buskirk released an album on Stoneway Records called HOT PICKIN', featuring a 5-string electric mandolin. It must be heard to be believed.

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    Re: $270,000 Loyd Loar on Facebook markeplace

    Oh wow - it just so happens that I had $300,000 set aside for a gold hardware 1922 Loar that was signed in 1924 . . . but I really wanted one in a light sunburst color . . .

    Oh well - maybe next...
  22. Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    So, I’ve got my next archtop underway. This one is having Brazilian rosewood for the sides (and other parts) and a maple back. I’ve put together a couple of video; the first dealing with bending the...
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    The Mountain

    The last few videos I posted have been practice videos where I've been exploring songs that interest me -- not polished performances, but raw iPhone video and audio footage. This one is no exception;...
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    Re: Do We Really Need Another Pick Thread?

    Mike - if you want to remain blissfully ignorant click away now.
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  25. The Bluegrass Situation, Billy Strings and Don Julin

    found this on facebook

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plb9xy4HQR0#action=share

    awesome
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