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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Eastman MD 315 was my first mandolin. Loved it until I advanced a bit and needed more.

    The 315 is a gateway drug...
  2. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    Heh. Probably the first time I've heard of a Gil F5 being used as a backup...
  3. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    Great reading! The photos are a nice bonus.

    Assuming the guy in the photo with Bob behind his company logo sign is Steve Weill and the other guy with full beard is Tut Taylor?
  4. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    +1
  5. Great article - thanks! And, yes, I'll also...

    Great article - thanks!

    And, yes, I'll also take two A's and two F's at the catalog prices....!
  6. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    Can't believe that someone hasn't mentioned this yet, but you clearly need to buy another mandolin... so you can A/B them and find out what's wrong with the first one.
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    Do I get a set of Ginsu knives with it?
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    Re: basic recording setup

    Korg D4
  9. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Go to PBS.org. They'll have links to purchase cd's of the music or dvd's of the show
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Tom's approach has always worked well for me.

    Just like no one will ever complain if you simply play some form of the melody for your break, no one will complain if you announce your tune like...
  11. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Agreed. Not all that interested in the Alabama/Garth Brooks/Lady Antebellum destination...
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    Re: Martin vs D'Addario Strings

    DAddario monels on the mandos
    Martins on the acoustic guitars
    Ernies on the Telecaster
    LaBellas (or RotoSounds) on the basses
  13. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Great start. Good to see the Carters and Jimmie Rodgers getting their due.
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    Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    Allegory of The Cave, anyone? :)
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Over on the TalkBass forum is a very long thread with suggestions for Dad Band names. It's one of the funniest threads I've ever seen. Some examples:
    Steely Dad
    My Morning Meeting
    Velcro...
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    Yes. At least offer, sincerely.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Love this.
  18. Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Heads up for PDX OPB watchers:

    This is on the schedule for Sunday Sep 29 at noon til 2.
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    Re: New player and instrument

    Second the rec on MandoLessons.com.

    Resist the temptation to think of the mandolin as an upside down backwards guitar. It's a trap. Don't ask me how I know.

    My first mandolin was an MD 315,...
  20. Re: For the timid: simulated jam to wet your feet

    There's also this:

    http://www.fbbts.com
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    "The Old Home" on Doc Watson's 'Ridin That Midnight Train' album.

    Sam's performance on the whole album is great, but the first break on that song is just killer. One thing I love about Sam's...
  22. Re: Mandolin Orange and NPR's tiny desk concert

    As much as I love them with the full band, this is the format that first drew me in and will always be my fav.
  23. Re: Mandolin Orange and NPR's tiny desk concert

    WOOT! Been waiting for this!
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    Re: Mandolin Orange: Music at the Mansion

    You know, I watch this video and find myself more drawn to the music when it's just the two of them. Not that I think the band is anything but stellar, just that the key to their magic is the...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Lovely tune, well played. The mandolin sounds wonderful!
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