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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    I'm working on being there with a handful of toys.
    Glad you're coming Shaun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    I'm working on being there with a handful of toys.
    Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Sheehy View Post
    Isn't Shortymac coming with you guys?

    I guess they dont want me to come with them, lol.

    Im not from SD, am up in the high desert so Ill be shooting across the 138 to the 14 then the 5.

    BTW what time should I be there at?

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    Anyone?...... Time? Need to know to see if I have to re-schedule a house call I have for Sat @ 1 pm.

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Quote Originally Posted by shortymack View Post
    Anyone?...... Time? Need to know to see if I have to re-schedule a house call I have for Sat @ 1 pm.
    It's there in the opening post - event starts at 4 PM.

    (I won't be making it, BTW, though I am in SoCal)

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    DUH! sorry....thank you Jeff.

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    As I was dealing with some belt buckle scratches on the back of a new mandolin (gouged in by by a professional player with wild abandon, I might add!), I realized that some guidelines might be appropriate for the MandoTasting West --

    YES -
    • Instruments with even and odd numbers of strings
    • A wide variety of picks
    • Jamming, playing, shredding, and even quiet picking in a corner
    • Staring in awe at the instruments
    • Fondling and caressing the instruments with loving adoration
    • Smokin' fast licks
    • Beverages of all sorts (not on the instruments)
    • Snacks and food of all sorts (not on the instruments either!)
    • Critical discussion of the instruments
    • Musical diversity



    NO -
    • Metal belt buckles
    • Western shirts with metal-laden snaps
    • Digging fingernails or picks into the tops of the instruments in wild abandon
    • Politics
    • Religion
    • Fondling and caressing of anything other than the instruments
    • Smoking
    • Empty refrigerator or coolers
    • Critical discussion of the players
    • Musical snobism -- It's OK play "Wagon Wheel" if you really want to . . .


    See you Saturday!
    Steve

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

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    It's OK play "Wagon Wheel" if you really want to . . .



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    ok, ill erase the chords to it
    Last edited by shortymack; Oct-31-2013 at 12:12am.

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS View Post
    [*]Musical snobism -- It's OK play "Wagon Wheel" if you really want to . . .[*]


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    OK,

    I'm bringin ear plugs for Wagon Wheel, Get Together, Love The One You're With...LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortymack View Post
    ok, ill erase the chords to it
    Where'd it go? I was just getting up to speed - now I've forgotten it.

    Qantas flight QF0107 will be rolling down the runway at Sydney's Kingsford-Smith airport bound for LA (hopefully with me strapped in to seat 74A) in about 18 hours. Hope I packed enough Reg Grundys.
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Thanks Eddie.
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Pete you takin more than two pair of Reg Grundys, man thats cool heheheeh!
    Have a great flight.
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    Haha - thanks John.
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    If you've got mandolin stands for your instruments . . . be sure to bring 'em!
    Steve

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    Nick...Inventory / participant pics please
    Man, I really wanted to go ...
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Scotty,

    Plenty of video was taken that I'm sure Steve S. will post...Dude it was epic!
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    It was fabulous.
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    ......
    Last edited by shortymack; Nov-03-2013 at 12:32pm.

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    I have been enjoying this thread and am looking forward to photo's and or video's. I think it is wonderful that Peter is getting such a reception to the states.
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Me too Charles. I'm having a whale of a time.
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    I had a great time myself, and the long and hard drive up from San Diego was totally worth it. A special thanks to Steve Sorensen, his wife Gladys and their son Chris for being such wonderful and gracious hosts , and for putting up with this bunch of mando maniacs late into the night. Steve was very generous is letting all of us try out his beautiful creations (I really, really like the new SXS redwood topped model), and in sharing his thoughts about wood, and his work process, and all things mandolin in general.
    All in all, I think everyone had a great time. And oh - there was a lot of picking too

    It was also a pleasure meeting Peter, and trying out his mandolin that he built from scratch. It is a very good sounding and responsive mandolin, and I was shocked to hear that it was his first complete build. I am excited to see what else he would come up with next when he gets home from his travels in the US.

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Pete, did you get your hands on a Blue Chip pick?
    Love this story and thanks to all for looking after the Aussie, cheers.
    John

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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Had a go of one John but I really didn't pay a lot of attention to how it sounded. There was a lot going on.
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    Default Re: Mando Tasting West - Sat Nov 2 2013 @ Steve Sorensen's in SoC

    Thanks Pete. I look forward to your next stop and more photos. The oil wells took me back to watching Jed and Elle May!
    Cheers
    John

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