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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    “How many Bill Monroe albums have you listened to? You should wear the grooves out on several. I really mean a thousand hours of it. No joke. And then add in John Duffey, Jesse McReynolds, Bob...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I've got a '96 varnished Gibson F5 that I've had since '04. I've had a lot of other mandolins come and go but that's the one that I've held on to. The neck is very comfortable (a big thing for me!)...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    Yup, lots of good points made above, nature vs. nurture. I'm a Veterinarian and my wife is a Psychologist and we used to have lively discussions about this...
    I believe that what it comes down to is...
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    Re: holes from pickguard removal?

    I took mine off 15 years ago (full size one on a Gibson mandolin). Pick guard in a drawer in case I every sell the mandolin.
    The tiny hole is nowhere that it will ever be seen - not really a...
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    There's also the guy, every mandolin he sells is a TONE MONSTER!!!

    All caps always makes it feel like I'm being yelled at....

    Kirk
  6. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    Also, there's a lot of picks to be had between 0.35 per pick and $50 per pick!

    I really like the sound of Primetone picks - they also only cost a buck something each so I don't cry when I lose...
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    D'Addario and/or Planet Waves make a plain flat mandolin strap. Available in brown or black. I have several, they do the job well.

    Kirk
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    I think it's like calling yourself a "sandwich artist"...

    Kirk
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    You might try the Douglas Corner Cafe. Singer/songwriter stuff - wasn't featured prominently on a TV show about Nashville...so less crowded and annoying.

    Kirk
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    Re: Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Wake Frankfield was fairly innovative as well...

    Kirk
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    182277

    182278

    Maybe this will work?

    On the first page of this thread I posted the '70's Givens mandolin (A5) that I have - it's number 131.
    This black top Givens (A6), as I said above, is...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Sorry about that link above...trying to do this from my phone and I’m technologically challenged...
    ‘92 Givens. Story is that the original owner played the snot out of it - but strung it for a...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    https://exmail.oregonstate.edu/OWA/attachment.ashx?attach=1&id=RgAAAACnfp2IDcU3TpLX%2bMu61Q7YBwAyaBK0lXyJR7e%2bA%2bLOGVF6AAACMoPwAABjYA2EAhGRTYlwHeCfzOqqAAFZ7dfYAAAJ&attid0=BAAAAAAA&attcnt=1
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    Re: The Band Jackstraw

    + 1. Big fan here.
    And thankfully the Laurelthirst Pub (like the rest of Portland) went smoke-free a number of years ago...

    Kirk
  15. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    Unless I'm going to be gone for more than 2 years I won't need to change my strings.

    But that's a different thread...

    Kirk
  16. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    I fly a couple of times a year with a mandolin. Usually domestic but also Mexico, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and twice to China.
    (knock on wood) Never a problem. As stated above, i usually just have...
  17. Re: Kris Kristofferson: the Austin Sessions...

    PS - I share your enthusiasm for that disc.
    Really good versions of some classic songs
  18. Re: Kris Kristofferson: the Austin Sessions...

    I like some fiddle tunes - in small doses.
    But I read here many years ago - “have you ever met someone who could play a bunch of fiddle tunes and couldn’t play the Mandolin?”
    Sounded like good...
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    I'm not necessarily a fan of Chris Thile - FWIW I tend to fall more into the Mike Compton camp (playing, stage presence, hair style...).

    But, a couple of years ago Live From Here was passing thru...
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    Re: Chris Thile's first mandolin

    Bottom of the photo says Jan 1, 1970...Pretty sure that CT was not even born at that time.

    Curious about that.

    Kirk
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    :grin:

    Good point!
  22. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Yup. $500 road trip would still leave $4,000 for a killer A-style mando.

    Kirk
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    It's not necessarily my cup of tea either...but my Mama always said that if you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything at all.

    Kirk
  24. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Since you don't need an F-style...(awesome!)
    You can look at the best A-styles around. Dudenbostel, Nugget, and Gilchrist A-models would all be well within your means. You wouldn't even need to sell...
  25. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    I play Bluegrass so how "in tune" do I really need to be?!?

    Just kidding.

    Unless something is way off I tend to play for a bit and let the mandolin warm up/acclimate to it's surroundings...
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