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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Great observation. Letīs get the mind rambling... Chinese immigrants are able to play the mandolin whereas african immigrants have the banjo reserved for themselves... the spanish have the guitar and...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    I thought it was okay to arrest the guy for harming a banjo by banging it on a metal statue.

    Of course I do not condone violence and vandalism. But I found this thought more apropriate than taking...
  3. Big Family (and other movies); availability in other countries

    So documentaries like Big Family air in the US ( So far, so good. With the internet I would have thought, that an availability of...
  4. Re: Frank Wakefield, Taylor Baker ..LIVE SHOW..

    Great videos. As long as bluegrass is in the hand of such (young) pickers bluegrass is doing well.

    Does anyone know how Frank Wakefield is doing these days. He‘s getting on in the years.
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    Re: Need some advice.

    Itīs all about how the music is put together. So a mandolin might fit in a rock band. But if the musicians do not know what they are doing even an all bluegrass cast suck at playing "Will The Circle...
  6. Re: 1976 Gehrardt Green F5 Pictures

    For whatever reason the other thread got closed. I think that the mandolin and its builder deserves recognition. So hereīs my amended post from the other thread.

    The mandolin was built in a period...
  7. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    Maybe someone can lift the pictures from reverb and post them here (I seem to be to lazy or dumb to do it).

    I find it interesting that very little is being said about the mandolin. I donīt know...
  8. Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Actually itīs not a "Gibson"-bashing thread. Itīs a thread about the questionable destruction of salvagable (reusable) materials.
  9. Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    That makes it even more painful (and I donīt want to go political, even though we understand each other).
  10. Re: Played a Loar F5 for the first time and met Mike Compton

    You probably received an ear adjustment. After Playing a Lloyd Loar F-5 gor the first time my perception was never the same anymore.
  11. Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    No need to be a tree hugger. But I donīt understand, why they donīt salvage the raw materials (to heat the office, to sell the copper wire etc.). Where do they go from there? The video borders on...
  12. Re: Back in Southern Germany. Any pickers in the Ulm area?


    die Illertal Cowboys sollten nicht unerwähnt bleiben: "Big" Herbert Schildhammer informiert neben "Pee Wee" Wroblewski...
  13. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    No, you donīt.

    @ Mike Edgerton: You have to remove the black from the writing. Itīs not the old "Gibson" that you must punish. (as I am very [!] much in favor of my Southerner Jumbo)

    I think...
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    Re: Doyle Lawson One Tear Solo

    Nice, there are some essentials in there.
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    Re: Vivitone Mandolin Registry

    Play it im memory of your wife.

    May your path be as beautiful as the sound that may come from the instrument that you have received.
  16. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    Absolutely! Know your chords, know your melody.

    And while youīre at it find some room to be educated by Carol Keye:
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I hate to point out something, but here it goes:

    The GIBSON vs. DEAN case is old news. Gibson tried to hassle Dean and finally lost the case in 2018.

    That does not mean that itīs not worth...
  18. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Let me ad one thing. I have learned a lot from Gibson‘s true ambassadors on this forum. Foremost they are Big Joe, Charlie Derrington and Dave Harvey.

    Big Joe was allways the consumate gentleman,...
  19. Re: South Petherton Mandolin Workshop, England

    South Petherton brings back fond fuzzy memories from half a lifetime ago, when Sommerset was cider, sunshine, cream teas and mint Sauce. Whoeveer goes there, have a wonderfull time and pick one for...
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community


    The master of blah blah, Marc Agnesi... (if you watch his videos as an employer of Normanīs Rare Guitars).

    Though it might seem like venting: I donīt think that people like him...
  21. Re: Gibson Shipping Ledger - November 29, 1951

    More geekery...

    We know that BM used an F-4 for the Big Mon, Monroeīs Hornpipe recordings in ... 1958 (did I get the date right?).

    Is there any "eye witness testimony" what BM used in the...
  22. Re: Gibson Shipping Ledger - November 29, 1951

    Now thatīs a fun geek fact.

    So we may assume that this is the fabled repair entry that caused the longtime estrangement between BM and Gibson.

    As I remember it from my Bluegrass history...
  23. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    1) Itīs a book review by the author.

    2) The article gives a more in depth historical rundown than most other articles.

    3) It speaks of the deep love for bluegrass music (as the author defines...
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    The Adi Hester A-5 clip is new to me. Whoīs the picker (nicely played)? The Alan Bibey clip is also nice. Thirty-something instruments in more than 10 years is not much. If you think about HoGo...
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    Nice thread from over 10 years ago.

    Still no soundfiles anywhere. Iīm still interested. Whatīs the going rate for a Hester A-5 these days?
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