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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Star sighting. I see a guy out by the food trucks on a break and think, "wow, that looks like Leland Sklar." And it was! Brief chat with him, what a genuinely nice guy. Asked him who he's playing...
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Cool story on Bill from the Seattle Times. Right down the road from Caballo, NM.
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    Re: inlay replacement problem

    Good work!

    I had a similar experience to you, where I used to get very frustrated about mistakes, but over the years I've tried to re-frame my thinking to consider fixing mistakes to be a normal...
  4. Live From Here Joni Mitchell musicians' birthdays

    The whole musicians' birthday segment featured Joni Mitchell songs. Aoife O'Donovan really nailed a couple songs. Skip to the middle of the video if you watch nothing else. Unbelievable renditions....
  5. Bob Wills short on TCM, Thursday Oct 03

    Perusing the Turner Classic Movies schedule, I noticed this item. Only 11 minutes, but that what DVRs are for.

    Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys (1944)
    Thurs. Oct 03, 2019 , 1:15 PM (EST)
    B/W -...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Actually on the bench , a travel training mando
    sides are removable for going in a little bag , it goes with a shadow undersaddle piezo pickup , a guitar amplifier and a 9 volts battery
    tuners are...
  7. John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Deep End Sessions

    One of the best total band sounds in all of bluegrass. And one of the best mandolinists on the planet. A whole set to enjoy.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNj9jmWi6M
  8. Thread: Heroes in a jam

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    Heroes in a jam

    In Englewood, NJ (my old homeplace) ca. 2002.

    Awesome.
  9. 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: Chord notation questions re + - and o

    Eø7 = Em7b5 (half-diminished)

    the slash (Eø7) notation tends to be used in classical. Jazzers will use m7b5

    Cm6 = C Eb G A = C minor triad with a major 6th change the root to A (A C Eb G)...
  11. Re: Local spruce + tonewood suppliers in the Adirondacks?

    Swing a bit east to Tommy Lathrops millworks near Bristol VT, flew 140 curly pounds home for additional $50 on Southwest, he cut it to fit the megasamsonite. As far as I know, John at Old Standard...
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    "Leon Redbone"....one of the coolest names ever given an entertainer. RIP, rest easy Mr. Leon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGUW0uAwDyw&list=RDjGUW0uAwDyw&start_radio=1
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    Re: Finger plane question

    I cut sort of a mortise & tennon in the back of the plane ad the used superglue to hold everything together....
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    Re: ebony filler for inlay

    I use ebony dust. Kind of pack the little gaps with the dry dust. Then drip the real watery superglue onto it. It wicks its way through. Sand flat. Repeat as necessary. Don't hit it with accelerator...
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    New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Here’s a few pics of a special order Apitius Club Jazz mandolin I just just received. I knew Oliver Apitius was a one man shop, and wondered if he could do a custom headstock inlay . I provided him...
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    Re: Shop organization, layout suggestions

    I like to keep as many of my tools as possible on the walls above my benches. This way they are easily and quickly accessible and are also easy to put away. I learned this from guitarmaker Grit...
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    Re: Shop organization, layout suggestions

    I used to have a whole house (1500 sq ft or so) as a shop. It was cool, but each room was about 12x12 maximum, so each room kind of evolved into a specific use.

    Now, I have a single 20x25 foot...
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Just posted to Sam's Facebook from Lynn:

    The most recent Grad of WKU!
    We want to thank all of you for your love and concern for Sam. Sunday,
    Sam was taken to the ER (thank you Stephen Mougin)...
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    Re: Old Woodworking Machines

    The Walker Turner table saw is coming along. I've still got to track down a motor and a fence system and have a machinist work a little magic on the tilt assembly, but everything else has cleaned up...
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    I was watching this and getting off on it and then looked and realized that Jan (the fellow that interviewed Tony) had just posted it 79 minutes before. His intro about Tony's Volume I at the top is...
  21. Jacobson Nautilus Mandolin #39 - Ziricote and Birdseye

    Hello folks,
    The last year has been interesting, full of a lot of changes for us. I'm building mostly as therapy these days, but am really grateful I get to work with awesome woods and make cool...
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    Molly and Sierra doing "Salt Creek"

    not much to add to this other than to say there is a lot to like about it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0kefEVR56U&list=RDx0kefEVR56U&start_radio=1
  23. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Norman Blake

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    RIP Dick Dale

    The king of the surf guitar. The musicians of my youth seem to be leaving us.
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    Re: Hal Blaine - RIP

    For anyone unfamiliar with Hal Blaine you need to watch the documentary about the Wrecking Crew.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhl-3EOYTkc
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