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  1. Re: A beginners 'riff' and my thanks to mandolin cafe

    It seems like you have pretty good instincts, or perhaps are just a lucky guesser. This right here IS the place to post your thanks! :mandosmiley: "General Mandolin Discussions" is a wide-ranging...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Thanks. Yeah, she came with that scraping and short crack above the soundhole I mentioned. The crack near the bridge happened on my watch. It's the most pressing issue. I hope my luthier doesn't try...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Ah, yes! I like a good cold Moosehead. I used to go to a monthly potluck/hootenanny, and our hostess-who-was-the-mostest loved the stuff. Would often provide a case. I'd often bring the same, if I...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Exactly. I feel the same way. As can be seen quite clearly by the picture of my player. I am most likely going to be sinking some serious bucks into getting her spruced up, if my luthier is willing...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I'm not losing any sleep over this either. And I am being a bit tongue-in-cheek in spots. But I do find this practice puzzling, and so I'm ponderously puzzling my way through, hoping to comprehend...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Ye, Tim, I'm sure there is, and there are. Lord knows, you've put in enough time there over the years, I'm sure you've made it much more amenable to long-term living with comfortable conveniences. ;)...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    You've made several good points here, and really got me thinking about my own situation with my main player. Good old Molly, she's been through a lot of rough use, but like the old Timex commercial...
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    I believe you can lubricate the tuning machines a tiny bit and they will be easier to operate. Slack off each one while doing this so you can work the oil in well. Someone else will be able to...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Well, maybe you are being obtuse, because you seem to have forgotten how this thread started. To refresh your, and everyone's, memories: A member asked the question, "What do you think?" Twice, even....
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I'll quote another philosopher, Sir Ian Hunter:

    Some spade said "Rock 'n' rollers, you're all the same
    Man, that's your instrument!" I felt so ashamed

    "Man, that's your instrument!" That...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Seriously. Think of all the times someone posts a grandpa's attic find, all excitedly, and everyone concurs with wonder that a century-old instrument could look so wonderful and sound so great....
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    Are we clearing things up or muddying the waters? :confused: I've always thought V - IV - I in G. Now I'm not so sure ... :crying:

    Perhaps, as the old philosopher said ...
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    Re: My latest oud, completed today :)

    My goodness! You do turn out instruments with impressive frequency! This makes me wonder whether they are easy to build, or you are just that adept. I'll wager it's the latter, as your skill seems...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    What the -? :disbelief: Are you inferring these traits are intrinsically characteristic of them folks what pick b*njos? Seems prejudicial to me! :mad: Then again, if the shoe fits ... :whistling:...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Sure, why settle for half-measures? I mean, if you're trying to project a certain faux-authentic image, might as well go all out. :whistling:
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    Re: Finger style Mandolin

    Too much guesswork, sir. In answer to your three assertions: Dunno, but quite possibly. Wrong. Wrong.

    "Why not?" is one of my driving forces. I had an idea, and said, "Why not?" Voila!

    I know...
  17. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    Sadly, no MC ... :crying:
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    One of my all-time favorite TV shows, "Lovejoy," starred Ian McShane as an antiques expert with an uncanny ability to spot overlooked antique treasures as well as such intentional fakes as you...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Is it requisite for the owner of such an instrument to present a distressed appearance in toto? That is, would one also have to wear distressed jeans with the proper amount of fading and tearing, as...
  20. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Yes, indeedy. And I've chided people about this, suggesting they take a little time and make sure their message is clear and correct before sending - but I get a lot of pushback. It's as if their...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    I dunno. Perhaps "Gloria" just sounds so straight-ahead, with very little melody. There is something mysterious about the organ part in the second verse, though.
  22. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    One can only do so much ... :whistling:
  23. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    Hey now! Not so fast. A couple of us'ns picked up on that and said so. And it's worth noting these are guys who have been around a while and seen a fair amount of what the world has to offer. Not...
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    The picture of the back of the headstock shows no crack. Hopefully that's just in the top veneer. Hopefully ...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    OK ... I fear we're going to veer into a discussion of enharmonic equivalence. The mixolydian mode does include these three major chords, yet I don't think these songs sound mixolydian. I think the...
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