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    ...Literally.

    This is a cool video anyway, but thought it was worth sharing as it's shot from a rare angle of below, out front, peghead-side. I learned a bit from watching The Man from this angle. Also can't beat that eye contact...


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    Paul, Thanks for the post. That is one huge reverb generator in the background!
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    beyond cool. Thx for posting

    what's the tune?

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    The power in the Dawg's right hand is simply amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    The power in the Dawg's right hand is simply amazing!
    Son!

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    Plain and maybe not so simple! DAWG is the MAN! He can play any style and rather well, the greatest mandolinist to grace the fretboard in any generation! Been a fan since I was a little kid. I'd really love it if Dawg put out a CD of him doing David Appolon style! Appolon had a great style but Dawg can pull better clarity and tone than the ole' DA! IMHO

    Is that a tone guard I see on CRUSHER

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    I'd really love it if Dawg put out a CD of him doing David Appolon style! Appolon had a great style but Dawg can pull better clarity and tone than the ole' DA! IMHO
    I would love to see a reissue, but do you REALLY think Grisman can play Apollon better than Apollon?

    I certainly do not.

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    I certainly think Dawg for sure could! There of course was only one Appolon but if you really listen to the 2 cd set that Acoustic Disc put out on DA, He didn't get the best tone out of his F-5 Gibson's, You can tell when DAppolon used an F-5 but not the best tone! Dawg for sure can! I'd lay a bet about it, I have faith the Dawg can pull it off IMHO,

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    MORE!

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    I don't think anyone can match Appolin. And you can't judge his tone on ancient sonically lousy recordings where nothing "sounded" good. IMHO.

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    Your partly correct but I think Dawg can do it! Don't know for sure just what I heard from some other guys saying Dawg can play that stuff but yes DA's recordings are old but still if you listen close one can tell, His playing was and is still great but his tone sure aint the best that I've heard but we all could debate this and what great tone is so I'll go no further in my beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    I certainly think Dawg for sure could! There of course was only one Appolon but if you really listen to the 2 cd set that Acoustic Disc put out on DA, He didn't get the best tone out of his F-5 Gibson's, You can tell when DAppolon used an F-5 but not the best tone! Dawg for sure can! I'd lay a bet about it, I have faith the Dawg can pull it off IMHO,
    I disagree! I love Apollon's tone! even on the old records

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    Your partly correct but I think Dawg can do it! Don't know for sure just what I heard from some other guys saying Dawg can play that stuff but yes DA's recordings are old but still if you listen close one can tell, His playing was and is still great but his tone sure aint the best that I've heard but we all could debate this and what great tone is so I'll go no further in my beliefs.
    We'll leave this one unsettled.
    I'm not sure we agree what a good tone is even.

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    Both were really fun videos. Thank you for sharing. Pretty cool seeing the interaction between the two.
    Kentucky KM950 and loving it.

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    Even a great musicial like Tommy E. knows that when mama calls everything else has to get postponed. Even if you are jamming with the Dawg.
    "If mama ain't happy;then nobody's happy.

    Where can I find out the total scoop on "The Crusher"? It looks like the remnants of "Gibson" showing a bit after the Dawg inlay.

    I know Don MacRostie made his repro Red Diamond "Crusher";but,wondering where I can find out more about that particular mandolin. ?

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    That was great! What's the name of the song?

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    Yeh "DavidKos" after almost 30 years of playing and owning extremely wonderful mandolins I guess I don't know great tone, maybe someday I will???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    Yeh "DavidKos" after almost 30 years of playing and owning extremely wonderful mandolins I guess I don't know great tone, maybe someday I will???
    Just to be fair, David just points out a difference in opinion of said tone. One thing I think we can all agree on is disagreeing on any opinion concerning looks or tone. I would also add that IMHO Dawg himself would never say he was better than Apollon. Different men from different times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70416 View Post
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    Where can I find out the total scoop on "The Crusher"? It looks like the remnants of "Gibson" showing a bit after the Dawg inlay.

    I know Don MacRostie made his repro Red Diamond "Crusher";but,wondering where I can find out more about that particular mandolin. ?
    Crusher, as named by Gilchrist, December 1922 Loar. The single best mandolin, and possibly instrument in total, I've ever had the pleasure of hearing or playing.

    http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/71635

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    Yeh "DavidKos" after almost 30 years of playing and owning extremely wonderful mandolins I guess I don't know great tone, maybe someday I will???
    I am not a bluegrasser - as your sig notes you are - and I prefer the brilliant clear ringing tone of Italian mandolins.

    I'm sure your mandolins have a fine tone for your music.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankdolin View Post
    Just to be fair, David just points out a difference in opinion of said tone. One thing I think we can all agree on is disagreeing on any opinion concerning looks or tone. I would also add that IMHO Dawg himself would never say he was better than Apollon. Different men from different times...
    Thank you.

    I realize I am in the minority on this forum - I do not play bluegrass as a main thing, I prefer bowlback or flatback Italian mandolins, I use very pointy picks, and like the whole range on that Florida extension fingerboard!

    But to counter bluegrasser78, I am a Sicilian-American and have been playing mandolin for over 40 years, have never owned an extremely wonderful mandolin until recently, and yet have performed as a professional mandolinist in a number of styles of music.

    I also worked for over a decade at a business that wholesaled mandolins and 'zouks from many world-class makers. In addition I have taught music in schools and have also taught mandolin.

    Somehow I also know what good mandolins sound like. There is more than one "great tone"; your great tone for Bluegrass may not work so well for choros; my great tone for Italian music may not be what you want to hear in your bluegrass band.

    Anyway, we all like what we like, de gustibus non est disputandum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    de gustibus non est disputandum.
    Quot homines tot sententiae
    Jethro lives! (Tiny, too!)

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    Very correct David, different tones for different folks as us mandolinists say..I didn't mean to insinuate anything insulting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    Very correct David, different tones for different folks as us mandolinists say..I didn't mean to insinuate anything insulting.
    Nor I, my mandolin friend. Pick on!

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