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  1. Thread: Need some advice.

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    Re: Need some advice.

    It's good ear/brain training to try to pick out parts from other instruments. If you start with a simple, iconic guitar (or saxophone, or piano, or whatever) lick or two you can build it into a solo...
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    Re: What tune is this?

    I don't recognize the first one but the second one with LRB is called Rebecca, a Herschel Sizemore good 'un.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    No need for a grill here in VA today, just put your grill item of choice out on the driveway and it'll cook right up!
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    Re: And Now We’ve Lost Dr. John

    Sad indeed. To bend a line from a New Orleans song, "Let him go, let him go, God bless him . . ."

    I hope his funeral is New Orleans joyful - he sure brought joy to folks through his music and...
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    Re: Go Down Memory Lane

    I have played a Jacobson and I own a Hamlett and they both are superior mandolins to my '94 Gibson F5G in every way: fit, finish, functionality and (obviously this is highly subjective) tone.

    I'm...
  6. Re: David Grisman & Stéphane Grappelli - The First Session

    I saw Grisman and Grappelli live at Memorial Hall at UNC around '78-'79-'80, sometime after Tony left. It was a fantastic concert, I remember wishing my dad could've seen it - he had far greater...
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    Re: About those magnetic arm rests ...

    Does the armrest wear against the finish where it makes contact?
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Great BAB video, I feel like the little kid on the tricycle in The Incredibles - that was totally wicked!
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    From my experience, hickory of any type is much harder to work than walnut. Walnut works easily, hickory not so much - it's pretty hard.
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    Pecan (Carya Illinoinsis) is a hickory (Carya sp.). The wood is hard and heavy.

    Not related to walnut (Juglans nigra). (What Richard said.)
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Tony was right on the money on the subject of dynamics . . .
  12. Thread: CA Glue Advise

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    Re: CA Glue Advise

    But it does help if you have a cut on one of your your fretting hand digits where a bandage would impede your playing - I've used it before (and during) a gig to help keep me from bleeding on the...
  13. Re: NMC - David Gilmour Instrument auction at Christies

    I'm in for the '67 Danelectro sitar and the '57 Gretsch White Falcon . . .

    +1 on the tweed amps question
  14. Re: This Gibson mandolin deserves it's own page for its back side

    Totally worth looking up callipygous. Note to self: work this into a conversation soon, but with care.
  15. Re: This Gibson mandolin deserves it's own page for its back side

    Yes it does.

    If that thing had block inlays I'd be SORELY tempted because it would make dandy little Les Paul. You'd want to figure out how to hold and play it so the audience could appreciate...
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    Re: Sir Paul on Mandolin Mondays

    I bet the demographic for clicks on that was heavily skewed to baby boomers . . . it got me for a few seconds, but it was a very good idea for April Fools!
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    Re: EMD stress...who has it?

    On the original DGQ, midway through his break Tony Rice does this lick in the bass strings with some filthy spinal vibrato that makes my socks go up and down. ~:>
  18. Thread: Oak? Or What?

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    Re: Oak? Or What?

    They both look like transverse (cross sectional) cuts to me . . . but it's hard to say from a photo. What does the bark look like?
  19. Thread: Hal Blaine - RIP

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    Re: Hal Blaine - RIP

    I'm sorry to hear it, peace and comfort to his family and friends, and the remaining members of the Wrecking Crew.
  20. Thread: Arm rest

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    Re: Arm rest

    If I can do it, I believe most folks, at least those who are inclined to DIY projects, probably can. But it takes all kinds, honestly. Folks who are not inclined to toward woodworking projects may...
  21. Thread: Arm rest

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    Re: Arm rest

    If you are even remotely handy, you can make these yourself. No bandsaw necessary. A drill press is helpful, for accuracy, but is technically a luxury also.
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    Re: Modern bridge on a teens Gibson?

    My '21 A-2 came with the aluminum adjustable bridge, and I didn't like the tone. I made a one-piece bridge out of some persimmon I had hanging around, which worked okay. But living in the East, the...
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    Re: First Time Binding Questions

    Hogo's homemade cutting gauge is one of the coolest I've seen; love the bone fence and how it is oriented - brilliant!
  24. Thread: western redcedar

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    Re: western redcedar

    Interesting page from the American Conifer Society on the genus Cedrus (true cedars) is here.

    For the page on Thuja, look at the options across the top of the page and click on Conifers, which...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    If I saw his name I always read his posts, because I knew they would potentially contain excellent information. I followed his online instructions for rehabbing the tuners on an old oval hole...
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