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    Default Re: Article: Bill Monroe Farm Interview - February 25, 1986

    Priceless footage. Thanks for sharing!

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    First one I had was a old taterbug...
    If he'd stayed with it the entire market would be different today.

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    Not sure I agree Mike. Like cars and motorbikes, it's been an arms race. The fiddle has been the volume standard for four hundred years, only the brass, reeds and winds can out forte the violin. Guitars had to resort to electronics. Mando bark was a clear evolution of group acoustic dynamics. Particularly since the banjo "evolved " (liberal use of the word evolved )
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    Default Re: Article: Bill Monroe Farm Interview - February 25, 1986

    I think you're underestimating his influence on the market.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I know he was the bomb, but the florentene (sp?)'pre dated him, as did Loars advancement of the design. I would think that Vivaldi would have embraced the tonal projection of the new design if it had happened three hundred years earlier.

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    Default Re: Article: Bill Monroe Farm Interview - February 25, 1986

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I think you're underestimating his influence on the market.
    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    I know he was the bomb, but the florentene (sp?)'pre dated him, as did Loars advancement of the design. I would think that Vivaldi would have embraced the tonal projection of the new design if it had happened three hundred years earlier.
    Oh, that's just great. This discussion has never occurred on the internet.

    Please. Please...

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    A wonderful archive Scott, "Thank you" to all parties involved.

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    Default Re: Article: Bill Monroe Farm Interview - February 25, 1986

    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    I know he was the bomb, but the florentene (sp?)'pre dated him, as did Loars advancement of the design. I would think that Vivaldi would have embraced the tonal projection of the new design if it had happened three hundred years earlier.
    He played an F style mandolin and that has nothing to do with Florentine. PM me and I'll send some links. No sense in beating that dead horse here.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Great interview!

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    An FYI, the next tape that will be shared will probably be about two weeks out as we have a big feature interview coming with one of the many remarkable players in the mandolin community and I hope that'll be ready next Sunday.

    Next up it's likely we'll share the 17+ minute interview in the Gibson factory with Charlie Derrington. It's both insightful and of course sad that he's no longer with us. A remarkable moment in the video includes close up shots of the second Loar as it is being worked on. What a mess it's in. I'm not as privy on the inside scoop in the Loar world as some but it's my understanding its whereabouts has been unknown to the general public for some time. One thing for certain, it's a very remarkable video, and I think we're all glad those 1980s glasses are no longer being worn by everyone!
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    Loved it! Thanks Mandolin Cafe

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    Lovely. Many thanks.

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    Noting today's anniversary of the publication of this never-before-seen interview with Bill Monroe.

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    Enjoying this and the previous video,thanks.Looking forward to the next.
    Apart from the interview,what lovely authentic footage of the farm and Tennessee countryside.Tempting to imagine that cat might have curled up inside the Loar's case while Bill played on the porch.

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    Fascinating. Thank you!

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