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  1. Re: Martin Krajicek and "unusually octave" mandolin.

    Saw Mike Compton and Joe Newberry recently. One of Mike's mandolins (not the Gilchrist) was strung with the G and D courses strung as octave pairs.
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    Re: My First Festival - which one?

    When you are back in the US, where will you be? There are lots of little festivals, and they can be lots of fun, but aren't well known outside their area.
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    Re: Mandolin-Driven String Bands

    If we are talking about more contemporary bands, Take Two won the Clifftop neo-traditional contest last year without a fiddle, and with mostly mandolin family instruments. They are somehow related,...
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    Re: Mandolin-Driven String Bands

    The Blue Sky Boys generally come up in a discussion like this, but maybe that is not what you are looking for. I think of them as a song-based duo, kind of like the Monroe Brothers. Are you...
  5. Thread: Mandola Hard Cases

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    Re: Mandola Hard Cases

    PM sent - this would be a great service to those of us without cases!
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    Re: circa 1919 Gibson H1 Mandola questions

    That's a good tip, that I might not have thought of, but in my case the cam part is a little bent, so it doesn't register against the little stud, because that is a little worn.

    Thanks.
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    Re: circa 1919 Gibson H1 Mandola questions

    If you find three, please let me know, too. I have one but it is worn in a way that means it doesn't clamp as well as I would like.
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    Re: circa 1919 Gibson H1 Mandola questions

    I had no idea about this. On my mandola, I figured the right strings were the ones that said "mandola" strings, so I used the J76s as well. D'addario also makes light mandola strings, but they are...
  9. Thread: John Reischman

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    Re: John Reischman

    If you like Old Time, it's good. The typical format is the host, Cameron Dewhitt, plays banjo while the guest(s) plays their instrument. They do maybe four or five tunes, and in between talk about...
  10. Thread: John Reischman

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    John Reischman

    John Reischman and Eli West were recent guests on the Old Time focused podcast "Get Up in the Cool." You can find it here, or I suppose through podcast downloaders:...
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    Re: Wish to the lord I'd never been born...

    "Hard for to Love" has another pair of verses that seem to appear in a lot of different songs:

    So it's who will shoe your pretty little feet?
    Oh, it's who will glove your hands?
    Oh, it's who...
  12. Re: Cleaning Mouse feces and urine out of an old garage kept guit

    Thanks.

    I'm certainly open to the idea that I am imaging the difference, but it seems like a real effect to me. However, I was comparing leaving a case out in the sun to a loosely bagged case...
  13. Re: Cleaning Mouse feces and urine out of an old garage kept guit

    CarlM, I'm curious about your experience. Do you think the generators were not putting out enough ozone, or does ozone not react the way we have been told?

    I've used an ozone generator to...
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    Re: Wish to the lord I'd never been born...

    Listening last night, I noticed that those lyrics appear in "Fall on my Knees," as well. Nice song.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Oh, we can confuse it more than that. There is a tune called "Going to the Free State" by John Ashby and the Free State Ramblers:
    https://fieldrecorder.bandcamp.com/track/going-to-the-free-state
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  16. Thread: Ebonizing?

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    Re: Ebonizing?

    I'm late to the party, but I have used this method with good results:
    https://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/ebonizing_wood
    Not for instruments, though.

    I did it for a threshold between...
  17. Re: More albums like Sutton, Holt, and Coleman: Ready For the Tim

    If you start going to festivals looking for the music you seek, you will find that lots of great music is not happening on the stage:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDt-kqcJLH4

    So, now, let's...
  18. Re: More albums like Sutton, Holt, and Coleman: Ready For the Tim

    I can only post three links to videos at a time, so my message continues below:
    Maybe you are looking for a more contemporary type sound. I never heard of Amythyst Kia before I saw an announcement...
  19. Re: More albums like Sutton, Holt, and Coleman: Ready For the Tim

    Whoo. OK, that's kind of a several part question, but the exciting thing is that you have nourishing road ahead of you, as you find the music that speaks to you.

    I am not familiar with that...
  20. Thread: Different G chord

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    Re: Different G chord

    I use it often, too. When playing in D, that shape is convenient when using the 245x shape for the D chord, and the 2245 shape for the A chord.

    You can also think about using the 3 finger version...
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    Re: Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    May I request that some of the more knowledgeable ones here post a couple of video examples in 2/2, 2/4 and 4/4? Maybe even the same tune done the different ways. I know that when I count along to...
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    Re: Old Time Players Decatur Ga.

    I was thinking more that it is proof that the music lives in the area, at least. A lesson or two also might be a way to make some connections.
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    Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    And I had never heard of Vivian Williams before. I am so impressed with the folks who dig deep to save and provide the music for the rest of us. I am further reminded of the efforts of Alan Jabbour...
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    Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    This reminds me of Harry Bollick, who is reviving tunes from a specific county in Mississippi. As far as I can tell, this is a completely dead tradition, except tunes were recorded on sheet music...
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    Re: Old Time Players Decatur Ga.

    I'm not from around there, but the name Decatur rang a bell. I think Mick Kinney is from around there. This article is old, but I saw him performing with his family, maybe last year?
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