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    Re: Tone right

    In 2008, everyone was playing Mumford & Sons.
    The music was so boring, everyone's mandolins went to sleep, hence the need for Tone-Rites to wake them up.
    It was something of an epidemic. Play...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Got a 2005 left handed Heiden F5 scheduled for delivery tomorrow. My understanding is that it's the only left handed F5 he's made. Pretty damn excited.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    A short break from the mandolins...a dread style axe for friend, multi-instrumentalist and bandmate Brian Carroll.

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  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Flatiron: setting the record straight and a bit of context:

    I primarily agree with the prior posts here which emphasize the untenable act of forging the 'Gibson' name and passing off forgeries and...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 26 - halfway thru the year, just another 26 weeks to go! Here's a short and sweet jig for ye, "The Stolen Purse":
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    New today from guitar.com:

    GIBSON LOSES FLYING V TRADEMARK CASE IN EU COURT

    And yesterday from the same:

    IS GIBSON VS DEAN A SERIOUS CASE OF DÉJÀ VU?
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    It's a tough business... This is making the rounds now.

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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 25 for the Tune A Week Project - a lovely four part jig called "Kit O'Mahoney's", but I only played it once through because I wasn't quite confident of getting through all four parts again...
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    I was honored to get the Charlie D. flowerpot cease and desist email long ago, never heard back about the redesigned FUHJ Arizona pipestone flowerpot or the disturbed master scrollectomy model. Just...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I recently traded this spectacular Monteleone Style B:
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    For this end of the rainbow, exactly what I've always wanted, Gil Model 3.
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    Stymied again by the expiration of the link. To view the tradermarks, go to uspto.gov, then mouse over Trademarks. In the drop-down menu, click on TESS, which is their search engine. Just put in the...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    2006 Heiden A5 Artist, Englemann and Red Maple. It's a keeper!
  13. Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Time this became public because, well, it already is.

    This has been going on for several months now and we were content with keeping under wraps what we knew but it's public now in a not so subtle...
  14. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    To some degree, I think that's just the angle the author took (a good article usually starts with a good "hook"), and to be fair, on the surface it's not a bad angle from which to explore a music...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 24's tune: a reel called "Paddy Kelly's", learnt off of Peter Carberry's album "Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford":
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    Shit, if I could play like Patrick Sauber I’d have a million sound clips available. I did have the Loar copy and the new one side by side this time last year. The one I have for sale was barley two...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Here's a photo of my favourite a style mandolin.177579
    It's one of them 3. :)
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    Brought home a Buckeye!

    Well, it's been twenty years now I've been wanting to get a Buckeye, after hearing Barry Mitterhoff in Rochester, NY one night. I just loved the sound of his mandolin. This winter I saw Pete Hart had...
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    Re: Piccolo mandolins

    Here are two pictures of my Mike Black piccolo to accompany Dawgs. Note the two cat inlays on mine (headstock and neck heel). So we now have a 'Dawg' piccolo and a 'cat' piccolo! :grin:

    You might...
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    Re: Cleaver add

    Shoot, I thought this was some thread about butchers wielding cleavers, or something about Leave it to Beaver.........
  21. Thread: Piccolo mandolins

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    Re: Piccolo mandolins

    25 years ago I custom ordered a diminutive (piccolo) mandolin from my esteemed friend, Mr. Gilchrist. I used this instrument on several recording sessions and it is featured on a duet with my bassist...
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    The world is a little less cool today....
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Catching up now, so here's the tune for Week 22, a jig called "Sean McGlynn's":
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    Leon Redbone - RIP

    Leon Redbone has passed away. Another hard loss for the music world.

    https://variety.com/2019/music/news/singer-leon-redbone-dies-at-69-1203229012/
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 21 is a wee bit late, here's a nice Finbarr Dwyer reel for ye all, "The Kylebrack Rambler":
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