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    Re: Darragh Ó Ciardha Ó Cinnéide

    Really unusual right hand technique. Looks like he uses one of those triangle shaped Herdim picks. They come to a very sharp point. And he holds it by the corner instead of at the top. Obviously it...
  2. Re: What Mandolin Did I Get From the Thriftstore?

    No NOT light gauge. EXTRA light only on bowlbacks with no truss rod. GHS makes a good set.

    Does anyone know why it looks like there is a big space between the nut and the headstock overlay?
  3. Re: What Mandolin Did I Get From the Thriftstore?

    It’s definitely not worth putting $240 into. That exceeds the value of this instrument. What the heck is the luthier charging you $240 to do, exactly? Sounds like someone has a bill to pay this...
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    Re: Advice needed for this seam separation

    Just for the record, when I made my strong recommendation against superglue for this, I was taking the OP’s word that this was a seam separation, meaning wood. Not a binding repair.
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    Re: Advice needed for this seam separation

    NO,NO! A thousand times NO! :disbelief:

    Superglue would be exactly the wrong thing to use here. And it would make things extremely difficult for any future repair person.

    If it is indeed a...
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    Many people like short scale octaves for ease of play. 2 inches (20 inch scale versus 22) makes a big difference in both chords an scale patterns. Trinity College octaves are just a bit over 20 inch....
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Carl’s post made me think of this whole issue in another way. I’m surprised I didn’t think of it sooner. I was a music major in college and although I was concentrating on an eventual career in...
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    Re: Tone wood Backs

    First of all, the woods that are usually used for the backs and sides of instruments are tonewoods too. Clearly, they resonate. You can feel the vibrations all over every part of your instrument. Or...
  9. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    You could say exactly the same thing about guitars. Just substitute “guitar” for “mandolin” in your post. And yet the popularity of electric guitars far outpaces acoustic guitars in terms of units...
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    Re: I am considering a Lafferty LF-5B....

    I thought the B meant “Burst”. Mandomutt had one for sale a while back and it was a sunburst.
  11. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    If anyone is wondering, practically the same color scheme used by Gibson circa early 2000’s on some Les Pauls was called “Gecko Burst”.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Joe, I’m the one who brought up thousands of an inch, and if that put you off I’m sorry. But the truth is that using feeler gauges to measure string action and relief has been standard operating...
  13. Thread: Neck Bow

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    Re: Neck Bow

    Thank you for clarifying. The amount of relief you are talking about on your Weber is negligible, and shouldn’t cause any harm. It’s really about the same I use. I know Bruce sets them up dead...
  14. Thread: Neck Bow

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    Re: Neck Bow

    I’m confused now. In your original post you asked quite clearly if your set up with maximum relief would cause “harm to the instrument”. I assumed from the wording that you were concerned with the...
  15. Thread: Neck Bow

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    Re: Neck Bow

    It is possible, even probable, that given enough time the neck will acquire a “set”. Right now there is relief because the string tension is pulling the neck into a bow shape. One day, when you’re...
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    Re: Sawchyn for a newb?

    The pictures look mighty good, but of course nothing beats a hand on inspection.

    The main things to watch out for would be neck joint issues and a sinking top. The pictures of the neck joint look...
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    Re: Sawchyn for a newb?

    The Sawchyn Beavertail is a very nice, well made instrument. But it is a flat top oval hole. More specifically, it is a copy, more or less, of the Gibson “Army Navy” design, also known as the...
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    If it makes you feel any better regarding your choice being limited to Eastman, that is without a doubt the most commonly recommended quality beginners instrument here. You just won’t find better...
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    Even though the odds are way way against it, on the off chance you are not pleased by The Mandolin Store, they will bend over backwards to make sure you are a happy customer. Customer satisfaction is...
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    I support Br1ck’s statements as well. Especially that you can’t go wrong with a Cafe’ sponsor. Very true indeed. Great folks, all of them. All I’m saying is, why dismiss the local store out of hand?...
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    So, you’re going to play the instruments at your local brick and mortar store, and then if you like it, you’ll order it from The Mandolin Store? There’s just something wrong with that to my way of...
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    Of COURSE we want a review! We live for stuff like that. The more details, nitpicking, and minutiae, the better we like it!:popcorn:
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    Re: inside the instrument

    Some do. The late Walt “Gypsy” Kuhlman used to coat the inside of his instruments with shellac. I talked with him once about why and he claimed that it was an “Old World” technique that protected the...
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    Re: Advice about Bouzoukis' prices and value.

    If I am wrong about Hora making that model, I apologize. But I know for a fact that Hora makes at least some of the Thomann Instruments. I just don’t know which ones. That laser cut soundhole looks...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    True Scott, I guess I could just buy one off Reverb, from some store I never heard of and no idea about it’s reputation for customer service. But I would prefer to buy from someone I trust, like...
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