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    Re: What strings for 10 string Bandolim?

    Iíve just tried a couple Savarez Argentine loop end silvered guitar E strings from Just Strings on my ten string Bandolim. The gauge is only .0046, but they donít feel at all floppy, and they ring...
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    Re: What strings for 10 string Bandolim?

    Thanks for your suggestions, Tom. Very helpful. A friend recommended Gianinni mandolin strings of a sort I can’t find, but I found Gianinni Canario strings on eBay for a good price and also bought a...
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    What strings for 10 string Bandolim?

    Is there a serious player of high-end ten string bandolims here who can advise me on what strings to use? Thanks.
  4. 1923 Movie Showing Tap Tuning, Sand Vibration, etc. with violin

    While Lloyd Loar was tap tuning his mandolins in 1923, James Reynold Carlisle of Kentucky was doing the same with his violins. Some consider him one of the best American violin makers ever. This is a...
  5. Re: Two New Michael Dubova 10 String Mandolas

    Do you mean a fan fret pattern? I made one about eight years ago, a five string. It worked well for soloing, but with the fan pattern I used, I found the Jazz chords I used rather difficult. I think...
  6. Re: Two New Michael Dubova 10 String Mandolas

    He's a young builder and player. His wife's a lawyer and guitar player. He takes care of the kid and builds mandolins. Yes, he sells some things on Etsy, but mostly word of mouth in Virginia. These...
  7. Two New Michael Dubova 10 String Mandolas

    My two new 10 string mandolas, made by Michael Dubova, a luthier who lives near Charlottesville, Virginia. I'll be picking them up in a couple weeks, try them out in my swing band, then eventually...
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    Re: Side sound hole

    I agree with Sevelos that a sound port doesn't seem to change what the audience hears, but it can make an immense difference to what the player hears. When I tuned up my new ten string Mandola, I...
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    Re: Mandolin parts.

    Check the store of this eBay seller from Taiwan: http://stores.ebay.com/libraguitar2012/_i.html?rt=nc&_pgn=2&_ipg=48
    If they don't have one sort of like yours for sale, try writing and sending a...
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    Re: 5 coarse mandola.

    I have one 10 string mandola, another arriving Wednesday, and two more next month. The first two are pancake mandolins with a 16" scale, fourteen frets to the body. (The first one has a body 3/4"...
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    Re: Iucci mandolin on eBay

    Thanks for posting the link to my old photos of the Iucci mandola, Mike. Interesting similarities. I ended up selling the mandola to a descendant of Iucci who lived in New England, essentially at...
  12. Re: Lyon & Healy A style "Professional" No. 754

    These are superb Mandolins for classical music as well as very beautiful. The little metal foot to keep the mandolin from slipping on your thigh has a little sort of snap when it's out all the way...
  13. Re: a couple of ?s Lignum Vitae, ebony dust etc

    Last night I needed to fill a non-bearing hole in an old mahogany guitar neck. I mixed some mahogany sanding dust with a drop of StewMac tobacco brown stain and stirred it up and let it dry. Then I...
  14. Re: Paste Wax as Lube for Tuner Holes Without Bushings?

    Thanks. I think I'll drip some melted paraffin from a cheap all paraffin candle onto a cotton swab or two, then rub some onto the wood when the wax hardens. Candle wax like that works great...
  15. Paste Wax as Lube for Tuner Holes Without Bushings?

    I've been rescuing some 20s and 30s mandolins, some of which don't have tuner bushings. I soak the tuners in naptha and lubricate them with Tri-Flow, and they work well, but if they have bushings, a...
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    Re: 5-string solid body electric--advice?

    Wanting a five string electric mandolin and being on a budget, I bought a cool-looking little Chinese 8 string electric mandolin that looked a bit like a Rickenbacker. I found a five string...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    I bought the 1981 blond about six years ago on eBay for $100. The brace below the sound hole had come unglued and the top had cracked and sunken about a half inch. It also had a lot of stress cracks...
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    Gibson Tenor info needed.

    Can a Gibson tenor banjo tuned like a mandolin count briefly as a mandolin for information purposes? I need some help on this.

    I've had this for five or six years, but I rarely play it (I'm a...
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    Re: Swing Jam PDF

    If you are going to the Mandolin Symposium and planning to attend the Swing Jam but don't want to print out fifty pages of music or can't, I've printed out 11 extra sets of these songs, printed front...
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    Re: What do y'all think of THIS fake Gibson?

    I'm the seller. I really do NOT think that this was originally an import. 1. I think the scroll is a bit awkward, not quite right, whereas a lot of eastern makers have better scrolls. 2. There are...
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    Re: What do y'all think of THIS fake Gibson?

    You can hear it here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMgWzMhyEqo
    Despite my very nervous playing and the low mic volume, you can hear that it has a very pleasant tone. I've posted this on the ad,...
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    Re: What do y'all think of THIS fake Gibson?

    Hi there. I'm selling the mandolin. I've tried to advertise it accurately. I grant that f5loar knows a LOT more about Loar tailpieces than I do, and he's played a thousand Gibsons more than I have....
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