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    Quietly Making Noise Dave Greenspoon's Avatar
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    Leesburg, VA

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    Went into Lark Street Music passing through town yesterday for some business. Buzzy had a couple Gibby's that particularly caught my eye; an A2Z, and a 1928 F-4. I spent about 25 minutes between them, and rehung them on the wall. Nice pieces, fairly priced for their condition; still not worth the cost of the marriage counselor.

    What really blew my mind were all the amazing vintage amps. Those nice, tweedy, late '50's Fenders were especially throwing off some major mojo. Oh, and not one, but two, TWO clearly different Dumble Overdrive Special amps. I've never seen >$250,000 worth of two amps like that before.

    I bought a set of strings for the playing time. Buzzy was gracious as always to an irregular visitor he wouldn't necessarily recognize. Always a treat to spend some time there.
    Axes: Jerman custom 5 string, Eastman MD-515 & El Rey
    Amps: Fishman Loudbox 100; Rivera Clubster Royale Recording Head & R212 cab; Laney Cub 10 & Cub 212 Cab

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    Registered User mandolinstew's Avatar
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    Warwick,New York

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    Great store

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    I was a regular lunch hour visitor when the shop was on Lark Street. Buzzy was always welcoming and very generous with his inventory, up to and including a July 9 Loar that he must have known I could not afford. One day I was playing that mandolin when two elderly gents stopped in. They explained that they were very excited to see the mandolin because for many years they had played in a band with its long time owner. Each of them got a guitar down from the wall and we had a little jam session right there in the store. Many thanks to Buzzy for that cherished musical memory.

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    I remember the Lark Street location. Oh well, I just killed an hour looking at his online inventory.........

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    Mando accumulator allenhopkins's Avatar
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    Rochester NY 14610

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    Still have a "Leno" (no relation to Jay, I assume) Dobro capo I bought at Lark Street when it was still in Albany.

    Great place to stop for a couple hours when driving to Boston, from Rochester. Can't quite do the same when it's in NJ.
    Allen Hopkins
    Gibsn: '54 F5 3pt F2 A-N Custm K1 m'cello
    Natl Triolian Dobro mando
    Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back
    H-O mandolinetto
    Stradolin Vega banjolin
    Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola
    Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
    Flatiron 3K OM

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