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"I'll let others respond to your question but...... have you given it a try?  If not,…"

Al Smitley replied Sep 21, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 Sep 19, 2019
Reply by John Masciale

"Looks like it's closed on weekends.  Can you get away during the week?  If so, let's…"

Al Smitley replied Sep 20, 2018 to Jim Crow Museum

9 Sep 20, 2018
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"Geez!  Didn't realize Big Rapids was that far north.  2 hrs and 47 minutes away! "

Al Smitley replied Sep 20, 2018 to Jim Crow Museum

9 Sep 20, 2018
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"Thanks for posting that.  I think I've seen something about this but was not aware i…"

Al Smitley replied Sep 20, 2018 to Jim Crow Museum

9 Sep 20, 2018
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"Matthew Menice wrote, "Popular culture can prove to be quite the inconvenience for h…"

Al Smitley replied Jun 25, 2018 to A Question

11 Jun 26, 2018
Reply by Mike Bostock

"I'm fascinated by the antebellum era, anyway, and have played 1860s base ball. I've…"

Al Smitley replied Jun 25, 2018 to A Question

11 Jun 26, 2018
Reply by Mike Bostock

"Joel is correct on the chin rests.  Forgot to mention that.  Forgot about shoulder r…"

Al Smitley replied Jun 21, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"They help.  Not particularly "authentic" probably but I confess to having them.  Str…"

Al Smitley replied Jun 20, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Yes, David Caron.  I agree.  That's why I'm not much interested in cross-tuning, etc…"

Al Smitley replied Jun 20, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Oh,....just read your last reply, Chris.  Yes, I agree.  I still sometimes feel as t…"

Al Smitley replied Jun 20, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

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