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    Re: Speaking the language of bluegrass

    If, when you are listening to a song, you can hear Bill Monroe saying (in your mind) either of these phrases, "That ain't no part of nuthin'", or "That's mighty pahrful, right there", you'll have...
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    Re: Hearing aids?

    I have worn hearing aids in both ears for about eight years. Also have mild tinnitis (low cricket sound). Thanks to the VA I now have the digital Bluetooth type of aids...l have no problem hearing...
  3. Thread: Tone Rite

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    Re: Tone Rite

    I used one on a couple of different mandolins....I can't say that it helped or not, but just the idea that it might help, helped me..After a couple of years I gave it up. I still liked it, but just...
  4. Thread: Rover RM-75

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    Re: Rover RM-75

    Steve...good move on the Rover...good starter mando...When you change strings-take one string off from each pair first...then put a G string on...when that is on, take the second G off and put the...
  5. Re: Silverangel MAX distressed with painting and carving

    If there's anyone in the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area wanting to sample what a Silverangel F model or the Ken Ratcliff A-model (distressed with angel painting and carving) sounds like...please...
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    Re: LaPlant Mandolins

    He might be in his eighties, not sure, but he looks and acts like he's 60...
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    Re: LaPlant Mandolins

    Wow!!! Talk about resurrecting an almost ten year old thread. A friend of mine, Lisa Horngren, has a LaPlant, and it is wonderful...I've met Lloyd a few times at SPBGMA...
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    Re: Buckeye Brand Mandolin

    I don't know about the old original Buckeye brand mandolins...but the F-5 copies that are Buckeyes are wonderful instruments. I know of just a couple and they are fine..If you put up a photo folks...
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    Re: Silver Eagle Mandolin sighting

    Hi Van, I'm not Ken (obviously) but I feel I can speak for him and his mandolins. I'm Ken's Nasville and Middle Tennessee representative. I have the last Silver Eagle mandolin Ken made before he...
  10. Re: Next mandolin: high end import or low end domestic

    A second to CES, who mentioned his Silverangel a short time ago. Ken Ratcliff makes the best mandolins, A style and F syle...I've been playing mando fifty-two years now, and in that time I've had a...
  11. Re: Why do people buy Gibson copies when they can buy a Gibson?

    from post #41..."Your LaPlant is a better mandolin that everything I have here." Of course I agreed with him."

    I feel the same way about the Silverangels I have...
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    Re: Lost and found 1916 Gibson F2 - Need input

    To keep this discussion on lost and/or stolen mandolins, etc, going.. 1..In (circa) 1970 I had a 1962 model D-18 guitar stolen from my car while I was playing a gig inside (I know, dumb)...Serial...
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    Re: Fullerton Gloucester VS Eastman MD515

    I don't own a Fullerton nor have I ever played one, but over the years I've heard and read enough good things about them that, if I were in the market for another mando, I wouldn't hesitate to buy...
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    Re: '58 F12 in Rhode Island

    Obviously they don't deal much in "high end" mandolins...They stilll aren't...
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    Re: Who's The Oldest?

    The big 7-0...
  16. Thread: A Question?

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    Re: A Question?

    To rev214...This is the Mandolin Cafe. Things do not happen that way...soon you will get used to it and maybe eventually, dig through the sarcasm and comedic activity to mine the occasional pearls...
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    Re: Wish I had money..

    Joey, You have made a very wise decision...For that money you will get a wonderful sounding mandolin that will sound fantastic. Ken's A models can't be beat. I've been playing well over fifty...
  18. Thread: Bill Monroe

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    Re: Bill Monroe

    Another Bluegrass "concept album"....Reno and Smiley..."Songs of the Civil War"..*
    *may not be the exact title but you know what I mean...
  19. Thread: Bill Monroe

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    Re: Bill Monroe

    Hey there Marvino...I'd venture to say that every one of those hot new young mandolin pickers you're talking about paid their dues sitting in front watching Mr. Monroe and taking notes. And would...
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    Re: New Stelling S5Q

    If I remember correctly (and that's not always a given, these days), didn't C.E. Ward build for Stelling for awhile? His were some of the most desirable ones...
  21. Re: How Many LOAR Mandos Do You Think are Stil Out There??

    And if you do find a Loar cheap, then you still have the moral struggle with your conscience, at least if it's the "old widow"...do you, knowing that it is worth X amount of money, try to buy it for...
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    Re: Who are the Nashville Mandolins?

    I have this set. It's not bluegrass by any means, and there are not any flashy hot licks. What it is, is popular songs, most from the 30s to the 60s, played cleanly and clearly and simply. Very...
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    Re: I still don`t believe it...

    Don't panic, Willie...fifty years from now the jam standards will still be Blue Ridge Mt Home, Salty Dog, Blue Moon of Ky, etc...not these new ones with fifteen minor and dim7th chords that ain't "no...
  24. Re: Has anyone built a mandolin trying to get the most bass possi

    Good to hear that folks are beginning to realize that Ken Ratcliff's Silverangel mandolins are top class, especially when it comes to the bass end of the musical spectrum. And still very...
  25. Re: He is... the most interesting mandolin player in the world...

    I think he asked Monroe if he couldn't find a mandolin that sounded halfway decent...
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