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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    getting ready to do some therapy with a group in a middle school with my dog otto (he is a therapy pooch-awesome!). no mando- but that is the cedar top guitar i was asking about on another thread...
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    Re: cedar top- the good and bad

    very accurate description...i always think deeper sounding (so hard to put words to perception of tone)...
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    Re: cedar top- the good and bad

    so....moving in on the 9 month period of time with my cedar orchestra model guitar- very pleased- sounds great when fingerpicked and with a plectrum played with a large group round a camp fire...it...
  4. Re: Jimmy Ryan's new CD "Mandolin" (just a mandolin & vocals)

    what a bold move to create this cd...posters are correct- it is full in its simplicity, though one might picture a pretty stark sound- bare but complete is more accurate.
    i was lucky enough to take...
  5. Thread: Your summer daze?

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    Re: Your summer daze?

    summer at camp JORi in rhode island with lots of tunes played with the kids, some days at the beach, block island, and a few gigs with the pop stars..............
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    Re: What do you think about quilted backs.

    don't know about how it affects sound but i love the look.
  7. The Pop Stars- Music by parents about parenting

    Hey folks,
    As it defies genre to some degree, wasn't sure where to put it. My dad's band, The Pop Stars, just came out with 2 cds- the pink album and the blue album (yes, plays on the beatles white...
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    Re: What do you do for your "real" job?

    i work as a public school speech-language pathologist for most of my day, i have a private practice working with children dx with emotional and behavioral issues in the afternoons, and in the summer...
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    Re: cedar top- the good and bad

    thanks for all the input folks....:)
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    Re: cedar top- the good and bad

    thanks so much for the feedback...one last question..what about the truth/myth about cedar not "opening up" i know that an instrument opening up in sound is a controversial thing anyway, but i've...
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    Re: Mandolin on New Dylan Album

    i think the guitar player on the disc- mike campbell from tom petty and the heartbreakers plays mando
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    cedar top- the good and bad

    Hi,

    looking at a cedar top/mahogany back and side..
    never owned cedar ...like how it sounds, but i've heard things about projection issues and durability...could those in the know give me a...
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    Re: He Was A Friend of Mine - lyrics

    to give a listen to this trio do it- kind of an amped up version:
    http://amiestreet.com/music/the-washington-squares/
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    Re: He Was A Friend of Mine - lyrics

    a neo folk group in the 80s- the washington squares (who also did their own tunes as well as other blues/folk covers-including a great "samson and delilah") also covered this tune.
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    Re: What song was #1 on the day you were born.

    ticket to ride by the beatles- woohoo!
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    Re: Where were you that day? -- no mando, long.

    i wasn't born till a coupla years later...but it is amazing to me how buddy's tunes are as relevant today as they were then...copied regularly by many who play...
    i do believe that he would have...
  17. Thread: Hero Worship

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    Re: Hero Worship

    mandolin: tie- sam bush, d.grisman, r.delgrosso
    guitar: jerry garcia
    bass: phil lesh or john entwistle
    keys: dr. john
    vocals: james taylor
    song writer tie-: john lennon, robert johnson, robert...
  18. Thread: saga kits

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    Re: saga kits

    hi,
    looked at the threads.(thanks) .don't own band saw or anything like it...so that is one concern...
    more concerning is the discussion of "set up" for those who know about this kit and set up in...
  19. Thread: saga kits

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    saga kits

    hi builders and repairers,
    i know this has been covered, but i guess i didn't search the right way on the cafe as i couldn't find the threads....

    how easy is it to build an e-mando using the saga...
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    anyone figure out the intro riff to the tune and the riff/progression to the chorus for dark star (mando, guitar, anything?
  21. Thread: RIP Merl Saunders

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    Re: RIP Merl Saunders

    the jerry-merle keystone sessions 1 and 2 are great cds---really good rock tinged blues- garcia and saunders trade solos and licks- great stuff (hi -heeled sneakers is perfect!)/

    a great talent...
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    Re: Difference in jam etiquette - bg versus old time

    these situations can happen anywhere. rudeness or politeness can be found in all walks of life and certainly at musical jams and isn't limited to bg or ot.
    the issues, imho, are two fold:
    1....
  23. Thread: Check out da tunes

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    Check out da tunes

    my band of dads (we sing original songs about being a parent),is almost done with mixing our cd and put a few clips up in their almost finished state...fun stuff, especially if you are a parent if...
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    i do they're red hot. but just chords...really...

    i do they're red hot. but just chords...really simple majors and 7ths- loads of fun especially duet with guitar.
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    and here he is doing one of his favorite...

    and here he is doing one of his favorite activities- slidin!
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