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  1. Thread: Tuscon???

    by desertnight
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    Re: Tuscon???

    All is well thanks. Hope to see you down the road. Keep in touch with the DNA camp page. There's lots going on. Be well, S
  2. Thread: Tuscon???

    by desertnight
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    Re: Tuscon???

    Howdy David,
    If you can hang around a few more days in Tucson there is the Urban DNA music camp sponsored the 17th Street Music Club the Hard Road Trio and the Desert Bluegrass Association....
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    Re: Albuquerque relative humidity

    I'd like to add to this as a New Mexico resident. I do agree with Louise on humidity and swamp coolers and will add I run a humidifier 24/7 in my adobe studio. I have swamp coolers in my house and...
  4. Re: This old Merle Travis song has the most amazing mandolin play

    Quite possibly Loyd Armstrong of the Armstrong twins from Arkansas. Cool playing for sure.
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    Re: mandolin camp

    As an alternative November 1,2,3, 2019 marks the first ever Southwest Mandolin Camp in Kingston New Mexico. Instructors are Marla Fibish, Jordan Ramsey, Tim May and Steve Smith. This camp is All...
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    Re: Mandolin Secutity

    I'd suggest a good quality/capacity gun safe. Sporting goods and gun stores have them and there are excellent safe company's too. They can be bolted to the wall or floor and with enough capacity are...
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    Re: Mandolin Advice

    You might take a look at a Pava Satin model. All Pava mandolins really hold up in any kind of musical setting. Excellent tone, build quality and they are from the Ellis shop.
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    Re: String Winder

    You can find nice ones at Wildwood Mandolins. I use them for my mandos.

    Find them on wildwoodstringwinders.com
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    Re: Old wave luthier

    Bill is a fine guy and a good friend. I use one of his early Octave mandolins on stage in every show with the Tim May/Steve Smith duo and the Hard Road Trio. His craftsmanship creativity and humor...
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    Re: Tougher mandolin

    Hi Don,

    I live in southern NM and watch the humidity issue constantly (sometimes single digits). As said by Yankees1 you really need to run a humidifier 24/7. A small room even better and crank...
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    Re: Instrument upgrade / Gibson eras

    One might seriously consider taking a look at and playing a Pava Satin F-5 in that price range. Bell like tone, lots of volume and power and superior work-woman ship. Check out Nate Lee playing a...
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    Re: Has anyone played a Ellis

    Hi Friends,
    I started using an Ellis F-5 in January 2008 and have not looked back since. I am now fortunate enough to have two of them. Since that time I have not used my '24 Loar in studio or...
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    Re: hats off to Pava Knesevic!

    Yep Tomando, Ellis is my #1
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    Re: hats off to Pava Knesevic!

    Howdy Mando Friends,

    I am in total agreement on the Pava mandolins. I too just got a Pava A player model with the new shellac finish and currently using it on tour in Florida. The clear bell like...
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    Re: Pava A sound

    The Pava A model mandolins hold their own in any situation. Don't let pre conceived notions spoil a good time. I have used them on stage and in jams with great results. Check out the many Nate Lee...
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    Re: Orrin Star Passes

    I'm saddened to hear of his passing. Orrin Star was a fine guy and great musician.

    I had the chance to teach a few camps with him and we had some great jams. As I recall he was quite the...
  17. Mandolin and Guitar Workshops in Big Horn WY August 22nd

    Join Tim May and Steve Smith in Big Horn WY for mandolin and guitar workshops 7pm. Contact John at (307) 752-2814 for reservations and directions.
    www.desertnight.com
  18. Re: Article: Tim May & Steve Smith - Murder of Crows

    Howdy Don. Thanks. Hope to have some tunes with you in the future.

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    Thanks Gary, S

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  19. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Those tire tracks are an incredible testament. I own and use six Calton cases for various instruments and have never regretted owning them. I've seen them knocked off of airline baggage conveyers...
  20. Thread: Santa Fe

    by desertnight
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    Re: Santa Fe

    Hi,
    Steve Smith here. I'll be in Santa Fe doing workshops, Private lessons and a house concert with Tim May on Friday, Oct. 16, 17. We have not announced details yet. There will also be a small...
  21. Re: Pava Mandolins: Are they as good as people say they are?

    I have played many Collings mandolins and like them all but when I played the Pava mandolins I knew there was much more to the depth of tone, playability and another level of workmanship. They've...
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    Re: Any players in New Mexico?

    Howdy in Taos,
    There are a couple of sources to check out. Doug Goodhart (Taos shoes on N. Plaza) is a master fiddler in many styles from old time and celtic to african music and is one to know....
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    Re: Happy 70th Birthday, David Grisman

    I'll never forget the adrenaline rush I got the first time I put the needle to vinyl and EMD. The bass and mandolin groove grabbed me by the shirt and those first notes lifted me. (You all know the...
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    Re: Freezing when it's my turn to play

    I see many fine suggestions listed here but there seems to be what I think may be most important missing. Don't forget to breathe! Be sure to get a good breath right before you begin to solo. Be...
  25. Re: Anyone picking in Sarasota, FL Christmas week?

    Howdy Steve Smith here. Any possible interest in mandolin and guitar workshops and possible hues concerts with Steve Smith and Tim May in Feb/2015? We'll be around Florida and have a few more dates...
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