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    Re: Sonny Osborne passes

    Sad news... another Bluegrass legend has passed. Not only a fantastic musician, but a hell of an intelligent, decent and funny man. I'll miss him...
  2. Re: Warped top. How worried should I be about this?

    I've been avoiding posting here because all I can see are internet photos displayed on a monitor, but it looks like there might be a fracture across the grain of the top right at the edge of the...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Most of the new RMp sets are available with the worm over design right now.
    The new Traditional Series will have worm over option in January 22.
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Toilet paper and mandolins aren't interchangeable. Don't ask me how I know that.
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    Re: Virzi Tone Producer

    The Virzi device continues to be a topic of great interest and endless discussion and speculation. The 1920 patent has been mentioned before but I post it here for convenience.

    The remarkable...
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    Chewing gum. Never fails.
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    I can corroborate that from personal experience. When I was playing in a jug band, part of my functionality was to synch up with the guitarist, both rhythmically and chordally. The guitar filled the...
  8. Re: Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    The mandolin is a Lyon & Healy style B with stairstep or art-deco peghead, 13 3/4" scale, and a low 3 digit serial number.
    The bridge has an ivory saddle inlaid into it, which appears to be factory...
  9. Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    If I could play like this just once I would call my musical career accomplished.
    I believe that's a Lyon and Healy style C maybe?
  10. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    Yes, thanks Mike!!! In my little circle, myself and 3 non-MC folks are enjoying these mandolins because you posted about them!

    (I have a link to the original "$199.00 solid F style" thread in my...
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    Re: Wood ID

    The bottoms of the drawers are veneered. Everything else is solid. Sides, top, and drawer fronts a little over 3/4" thick. It was an ugly reproduction with little value, so time to repurpose.
  12. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Stan & Hap's original Mandolin Bros. incarnation on Bay Street on Staten Island was amazing. In the earliest days it was all vintage... no electrics, no gear and I don't recall any new instruments...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Yeah, it could be -- but not convinced that all participants are equally on board for discussion of pet-toxic houseplants. Check out Hudmister's Post #10.

    If the OP's cool with it, forget what I...
  14. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    As a matter of fact I was playing mine this morning thinking what a wonderful instrument it is, and such a good deal (thanks Mike). Lots of volume and crisp "snap" but with body. Great neck, tuning...
  15. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    What an enigma. I just enjoyed reading most of that thread. I think i just figured something out. I feel much less guilty not playing my MK, than if I had an F5G.
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    That "wandering Jew" plant has nothing on the meanderings of this thread...

    Not even a "ham sandwich," Mike, this is like asking about the sandwich and getting replies discussing sanitation in the...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    The next time I post a photo of one of my mandolins I will be very careful to not show the contents of my house.
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    Re: wood as a resonating substance when struck –– there is the marimba...
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    Modern Instruments

    I was checking out this 1995 Rice and Grisman performance and got to thinking after the commentator mentions that the Gibson design we all know and love as traditional, is really a 20th century idea,...
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    Belated follow-up but our son arrived for a visit today and brought his 310F. I was wrong that it was a hex nut because, as the poster discovered, it needs an Allen wrench. This one is 4mm, and...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    It isn't the microphone or his fancy old mandolin.....;)
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Chris arrives at venue and asks "what type mics do you use in the house?" The sound man "we've been 57/58 shures for decades now". Chris "cool man, that will work". Bottom line, they could have...
  23. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Yeah, this Sept. 20 thread.
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    Happy Birthday, Jim Simpson

    10-4 Good Buddy! I still miss jamming with you at Sellersville. Many happy returns!

    Jim
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    He's playing into a 57 and singing into a 58. There is a reason people have been doing that for decades.
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