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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Great job Scott!
    I keep looking at Pava's "F" style, dang it's a fine looking instrument.
    Your pics are making it hard. :)
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    Re: Would someone please buy this

    My heavens, I shouldn’t have looked.
    That’s a gorgeous instrument
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Iíve been a Gibson fan for quite sometime but this rawly ticks me off.
    Concentrate on making better guitars Gibson and less on your oittle snits.
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    I’m afraid I suffer the same addiction, les Paul’s are my downfall.
    I have been looking at adding yet another mandolin to my collection.

    and now for the hard part. Convincing the boss that...
  5. Re: Really fun new Youtube series from Forrest O'Conner

    I like his touch on the mandolin and his personality really shines.
  6. Thread: Wow

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    Re: Wow

    Wow.
    I’m living the way he finished the headstock.
  7. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    Not yet but I suspect I was dang close at times. :)
    We can be our own WORST critics.
    Sometimes its justifies but I suspect more times than not, our performance was just fine.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Wow!
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    Re: Literally had to post this.

    Chris Thile is always a good time, thanks for posting that.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I'm truly, truly sorry to hear this.
    I know of another person who contracted lung cancer and never smoked in her life.

    Concentrate on getting better but stop in to tell us how your doing.
    ...
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    Re: How many tunes is too much to start with?

    In my experience, no more than three.
    It keeps thing fresh to rotate between them but it's not so many that you lose interest or begin forgetting which verse goes with which piece.
  12. Re: Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar Signed December 1, 1924 Mandolin

    This is so impressive for me.
    Being up in that rarefied buying arena
    though alas is beyond me.
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    Re: Resisting the "Iron Maiden"

    It is for certain a love/hate relationship with a metronome.
    Much like yourself, I do exercises with it and I swear there are days itís just wrong or trying to trip me up.
    Alas, itís never the...
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    Re: Resisting the "Iron Maiden"

    Free, now thatís my price!
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    Resisting the "Iron Maiden"

    The "Iron Maiden" is the term I ascribe to the common metronome.

    It's completely without feelings, deadly accurate and is always willing to point out your deficiencies. Still, its the best device...
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    Re: Busking! who's gone and done it?

    Been thinking about doing it in Key West
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    Re: Thankful for this forum

    Its a very good forum.
    I may not post all that much these days but I'm always reading, learning and when I feel the need, offering my 2 cents.
    Lotsa, lotsa knowledgeable people out here.
  18. Re: Are you improving? Talk about humps, plateus, and breakthrou

    I do seem to plateau a bunch anymore but I just keep playing and every once in a while , BINGO, something clicks.
    I think it's just a game of persistence.
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    Re: Best Time of Day to Practice ?

    For me it's late afternoon around 4pm then after dinner till about 7 or so.
    Those are my "golden" hours for playing.
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    Re: Banjo fingers

    Generally, what ever position your hands feel best.
    That said, when I'm playing guitar or mandolin my hand is touching noting but the pick. It allows me to
    float over the strings a bit better and...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    However you celebrate, I hope you all have a perfect day.
    After that huge meal, I'm gonna drag out "Gracie" and play a little.

    Have a perfect day everyone.

    -Doc
  22. Re: Monroe's mandolin at the Country Music Hall Of Fame - Picture

    Wasn't his mandolin heavily damaged then pieced back together?
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    Re: No ordinary banjo...

    Lee VanCleef!
  24. Thread: Roy clark

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    Re: Roy clark

    Yup, caught by autospell again.
  25. Thread: Roy clark

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    Re: Roy clark

    Roy Clark's passing stung a little bit.
    Gee, now all three of them are up there playing away.
    Jerry Read, Buck Owens and now Roy
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