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  1. Re: High End Left Handed Mandolin Sightings?

    "Here's another. Tom Ellis made this one for me. The first Ellis with a double-flowerpot. A great sounding mandolin. BTW I was the owner of your Heiden F....but developed a penchant for '30s Martin...
  2. High End Left Handed Mandolin Sightings?

    They're a fairly rare breed, particularly F style. Tom Rozum told me about left handed Gilchrist; the name on the headstock was written in mirror image. I had an F style Stiver made, which I sold...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    I don't care how a player gets it done as long a they do. If a player is a beginner who has a hard time keeping up, I try to be as encouraging and helpful as possible and try to keep that stink eye...
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    I wipe off excess beans and lard when I spill food on my Heiden. Spilled beer and whiskey get wiped off it interferes with my playing.
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    Re: Musician quotes

    "I can play as fast as I want and sing as high as I want" - Bill Monroe
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I'm one who is somewhat agnostic on the process of opening up. Regarding the above post questioning the assumption that any change that does occur is sure to be a positive; great point but I do tend...
  7. Re: California Bluegrass Association Father's Day Bluegrass Festi

    Word I hear is Board to decide on April 5.
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    Re: The Heiden F Artist in the classifieds

    Seeing this listing from the builder for a new one makes me feel better about how much I paid for my 2005 last year. Not that I felt particularly bad about it. I continue to get more enjoyment out of...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Montserrat Monastery

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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Well, after five days with this thing I've come to really appreciate what a fine instrument it is and how happy I am that I took the plunge. I guess the best word I can use to describe it is...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Doc, I read on Heidenís web page that each instrument is custom made based on discussion between him and the customer. Iím intrigued now by how that process worked with you and what you were looking...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    It's here and it's a good one. It's replacing my Stiver F5, which is good but this just seems to have an extra gear.

    I just emailed Michael Heiden with a couple of questions. Doc, did I read in...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Got a 2005 left handed Heiden F5 scheduled for delivery tomorrow. My understanding is that it's the only left handed F5 he's made. Pretty damn excited.
  14. Re: The Crooked Road in Kentucky... Americana at its best ?

    Yeah, Crooked Road, mostly in Virginia, overlaps some with Country Music highway in Kentucky. I was on much of both in the last two years. Highpoints for me were Butcher Hollow and the Clinch...
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    Re: Walkin' the Bluegrass/ Old Timey line.

    I think we get into trouble (but also into interesting discussions) when we think that a simple term can actually encompass the definition of a cultural/human phenomenon that is practiced by so many...
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    Re: Yet another Jerusalem Ridge question

    I guess I'm not sure when a "part" is not a part. I play four different parts in the song.
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    Re: Proper Tremelo or not

    Dix Bruce suggested that I use a metonome to practice tremolo, suggesting that steady tempo is a key component.
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    Re: 3 Guitars in Kentucky Thunder

    Hmmm...a fatwah on harmonica players... I think Mr. Hopkins may be onto something.
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    Re: 3 Guitars in Kentucky Thunder

    My local independent market makes great sausages. I don't ask them how they make them, I just enjoy the results and I aint gonna question how Ricky does what he does.
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    Re: 3 Guitars in Kentucky Thunder

    Well, no bluegrass band has as much sheer horsepower as KT. That band is in a class of its own as far as I'm concerned. Each year at the Hardly Strictly Festival in San Francisco, his gets the young...
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    Re: Trem-em-em-em-em-em-emolo

    I've always heard it referred to as tremolo, never vibrato, which is not to say we're right. I'd trust classical folks to know correct musical terms. As we all know, hillbilly pickers have limited...
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    Re: Trem-em-em-em-em-em-emolo

    I've been working on my double stop tremolo, as in the classic Monroe style, and working on getting it smooth. I'm going with the wrist. I've watched Monroe videos and he's all wrist. I was in a...
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    Re: lefty picks

    Don't you need lefty strings with the lefty pick?
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    Re: Hoss before he was whooped

    I believe Sam broke his wrist around "94 or thereabouts. I remember Tom Rozum telling the story about how they both had theirs wrists in a cast at about the same time. He said he heard that Sam would...
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    Re: Reischman's setup?

    Yeah, during a workshop, he handed me his Loar to play. I'm left handed so I told him I'd need to saw off the scroll and restring it. Didn't have my sawsall with me though.
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