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    Re: R L Givens

    More than once I have felt that the best sounding mando at Elderly is a Givens A
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    Re: RIP Earl Scruggs

    Just got word of this

    RIP Earl, you added much to many, many lives and will continue
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    Re: The Brentrup Mandolin Registry

    Just remembered the guys handle: Flowerpot, from SC. Thinkin he has a 23 named "The Rat." Also thinkin he had a mando gathering that Hans attended.
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    Re: The Brentrup Mandolin Registry

    Larry- Elderly had a 21 last fall that sold sometime since.

    you go dataman
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    Re: The Brentrup Mandolin Registry

    Yea married or something like that.

    I think she has/had two early A models.
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    Re: The Brentrup Mandolin Registry

    Hi Larry, I have an 03 Brentrup Model 21, I will be contacting you further. Do you remember Ellen the first Brentrup Queen? I have not seen her around here in years. She was later unseated by...
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    Re: When gibson bought flatiron

    Hey loess - I live an hour from Elderly Instruments in West Michigan and have seen a lot of Flatirons in my days. Back in early 90s seemed like every picker I knew around here went to Elderly, fell...
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    Re: Schmergal

    Wish I could afford it
  9. Re: Mandolin pickups - shopping & comparison ?

    Try this Steve

    http://www.almuse.co.uk/
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    Re: Gibson, Collings or Weber ?

    A nice varnished F5 G just hit the classifieds today
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    Re: Blue Chip vs. Wegen

    After using a Wegan TF-140 for more years than I can remember I finally broke down and got the BRW a BlueChip TAD-50 for Christmas. Generally speaking the Wegan is a little brighter sounding. I...
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    Re: Instrument Insurance

    I used Heritage for years, my premium falls into line with what Robin said. Never had to make a serious claim with them so I can't speak on that but I have heard they are very good.

    One time a...
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    Re: Guard Your Instruments at Gigs!

    Yup, that's just one of the situations where I like to carry my case in a bag with a shoulder strap. Kinda nice to have yur hands free.
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    Re: Guard Your Instruments at Gigs!

    I know that my homeowners policy would not cover instruments that are used on stage.

    Tom, remember when we played that benefit for Dan Gorno? I do not think your instrument is covered under a...
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    Re: Wow, Where is this music store??????

    I wouldn't call that a packed house for that place, I have seen good local groups play to larger crowds there.

    Small world; I am from GR MI & recognize half of the folks in the pic.
  16. Re: What do you like most about your mandolin beside it's sound?

    ... and did any one mention that they weigh less than a banjo?
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    Re: Musedit - musical software

    I have used Musedit for years to create lesson plans for students without too many problems. I bought my copy from Elderly for about $50.00. Cheaper than Finale or Sibelius?

    When I needed support...
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    Re: R.I.P. Dick Barrett

    I have heard many stories about Dick from my friend Bob Saddler who spent time with Frank Hicks and others at Weiser.
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    Re: Tuscany played by Eva Holbrook

    Looking forward to seeing her this summer at Blissfest.
  20. Re: Some Irish Tunes From the Jack of the Wood In Asheville

    Thanks Narayan, I see a few familiar faces.
  21. Re: For those who've upgraded: How often do you play your old man

    Still have my old beater:a 1984 Flatiron JR. I use it for a loaner and a travel instrument and recently took a spot in an rough service Irish bar band as a guitar player with a little mando thrown...
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    Re: Needed: Advice for Starting a Jam

    Hi Jim

    Think about posting a flyer in some of the local music shops and see who shows up.

    Helpful would be someone who knows lots of tunes and can lead them or someone who is a strong melody...
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    Re: New member, old A2 mando

    You did well with that one, very clean and from the pictures no work necessary.

    I'll take a guess that the finish is original but the bridge not. You could purchase a period bridge for from some...
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    Re: Flatiron Warranty Repair

    Good question. I have an interest as I am the original owner of a 1984 Flatiron. My instrument has no issues.

    I believe that at a minimum you will be required to prove with documentation that you...
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    Re: some personal questions for you!

    Wow, like me, most of you guys have been at this a while,. I don't feel too out of place.

    I played guitar for 38 years, drums for 46 years, octave mandolin for 13 years and mandolin as a full time...
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