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  1. Re: Three Early Kentucky Mandolins Made In Japan

    My second mandolin was a 250S from that era that I bought used in a Pawn shop for $45, at a time when I didn't have a mandolin. Pressed top, if I recall, and the short neck, but it was playable. It...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I think this thread should be renamed "This is how it started". :))
  3. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    The tricone Nationals have a totally different vibe from the single cone biscuit bridge Nationals. If it weren't for a nickel allergy, I'd still have my '28 square neck Style 1 tricone. Sweet and...
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    The ever-inventive Danny Knicely

    From a pre-covid concert - Caravan - Danny mandolin, John Previti bass, Amie Curl vocals & guitar, Baakari Wilder - tap percussion:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGm8HO66_2Q
  5. Thread: In The Mood

    by John Soper
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    Re: In The Mood

    Definitely in the mood for this tune - done masterfully! My parents loved big band music and would be caught sometimes playing this on our stereo and dancing. We kids always thought it was so...
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    Re: Slide mandolin in Quebec City

    Hope he didn't spill/waste any on the mandolin!:grin:
  7. Thread: Fake Book

    by John Soper
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    Re: Fake Book

    Lotsa wrong chords in the original FB - Berklee student jam book, but what so many of us play - my brother was a Berklee student in the late 70s & said that it might get you in the right ballpark. ...
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I knew Phil professionally. He was a fine physician and a fine man. My condolences to his family, his community and this community.
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    This is great news for Dennis and my thoughts are with him and his family. Just a reminder: there aren't enough organ donors & plenty of patients left on dialysis or worse because of that. Please...
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    Re: Storm videos

    As a native Iowa City boy, the pictures of the devastation are awful. Many friends lost beautiful mature trees in Iowa City & farmers are hurting. I hope the governor pushes for more aid!
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    Howard and Jethro

    This recently released CD from Howard Levy's vault contains material from a concert that he and Jethro Burns performed in the 80's. Very good sound quality and performance quality. Recommended for...
  12. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    You can always email the Pava folks and get the best recommendation from the maker:

    https://pavamandolins.com/contact/
  13. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Big fan of pre Loar oval holes (A and F), Loar era instruments (oval or FF holes) - and have owned a few (but not the Holy Grail). Despite the management over the past 20 + years, the mandolin...
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    Re: NMD Late 70's Ibanez 524?

    Hopefully, you'll spend more time playing it than looking at it! The tragedy of those special mandolins with visually astounding backs and workmanship is that we only get to see them when we put...
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    Re: A Four Clothespin Day

    Not quite what I expected! Glad I clicked the link!
  16. Re: Talk me out of replacing an ABS nut with a bone nut

    The biggest difference in tone with a nut change is likely going to be on the open strings, and I do like bone better than Tusq or other plastics. A good set up will likely affect the tone of...
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    Re: New Buckeye A model

    Pictures or it didn't happen! Also sound file, if you can.
  18. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    That mandolin player is great... and the fiddler, and banjer picker. And then the guitarist and bass player... wait - the same person. Some people have developed more talent than they need. Please...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    At 68, I'm a practicing physician in an academic setting. Every July we get new medical students, residents and fellows on our clinical service. I have to keep up with the current information in my...
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Stivers are really good bluegrass mandolins - at least every one I've played. Congratulations! Photos & video, please!
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    Re: A-style and F-style.

    You can get 99 to 101% of the same tone, volume, etc from an A with F holes compared to an F with F holes, if they are built by the same luthier with the same wood selection. You just don't get the...
  22. Re: Rosanne Cash - I Will Miss What I Wanted to Lose

    Wonderful article, Scott. This is a perspective form someone close to the top rung (at least upper quartile) or music performers. And it is a real experience that expresses the need to get out...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    lflngpicker - your budget is right in the sweet spot for a lifetime A5! It is unfortunate that I can't recommend that you take a trip to Carter's or Gruhn's in Nashville at this Covid time to sit...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Be very careful. Once the flame of MAS is started, it is very, very difficult to extinguish.
  25. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    If you want a paying gig, learn Bass! A good bass player (pre-quarantine) could always find a job, often in multiple bands. If you are a casual player who wants to accompany themselves or friends,...
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