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    Re: We're not so weird...

    I worked m a recycling center during high school in the 70s. One of the guys, same year as me, collected everything he could get his hands on. When we all left for college, he stored it, all...
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    Re: Eurovision song contest worst song?

    It is hard to live here and avoid it completely, but I managed to keep my exposure down to a couple minutes.

    Elvis Costello once said something like “If you can’t play a song with just an...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Ken sent me these photos. Should ship tomorrow. Looks like mine and yours are sisters, Chris.

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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

    Just the opposite for me. I bought a banjo to learn clawhammer, but itís such a bizarre technique I canít quite get it. Many many years of ragtime guitar make the Scruggs style relatively...
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

    I am learning 5-string and have a Slingerland tenor on the way. There’s lots of work here with tenor - the players are dying off and the trad bands are getting desperate (trad is very popular here). ...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Hi Doc, no, it’s in final assembly. It will take some time.
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

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  8. Re: Reversed mando tuning/strings for guitar player?

    For what it's worth, TommyTedesco tuned everything he played (which was quite a bit) like a guitar.
    I'm sure this has been posted here before.
    Here's a link to the gauges he used -
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Will do, but ... customs. Who knows how long it will sit there.

    Steven
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    I donít know, but Ken says heís shipped often enough to Europe, so weíll see. He sent me photos yesterday. This isnít helping.

    Steven
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Well, I just got the word we are waiting for the varnish to cure, and then Ken will finish it up. Then it has to cross an ocean and make it through customs. Aaarrrggggghhhhhh so close ...

    Steven
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    Re: Richlite bridges

    I have a D12X, which has a spruce top but everything else is ‘alternative,’ including the HPL (Formica ) back and sides. It sounds surprisingly good - no comparison to my OM-21, but in a different...
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    Re: Predicting the Future

    You know, something odd occurred a few months ago.

    Let me first say I am not particularly a fan of rap or any related forms.

    I was at rehab (following a heart attack - gives you an idea of my...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    You know, when I decided it was time to upgrade, I looked at all the usual suspects (in Europe we don't have the choices you have in the US). Basically it came down to Loar, Eastman, then a few...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    I decided it made no sense to buy an Eastman that I would just replace in a few years.

    I’ve never played a SA, but every description I’ve read tells me this is what I’m looking for.

    Steven
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    And he’s a ‘straightahead’ guy to deal with - I just ordered my first good mandolin from him and now I have to wait.
    I can use the time to practice on my cheap pressed-top mando.

    Is it done yet? ...
  17. Thread: I never learn

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    Re: I never learn

    In the mid 80s I was doing heavy-duty C programming on Vax and Unix systems, using a PC-XT as a terminal. I couldnít boot one day and called support. He came, checked a few things, and plugged my PC...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Many thanks to Rob for the booklet. Iím new to the Mandolin (and this forum) and this looks like a big help.

    Steven
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