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    Re: my first build

    i fully understand, nice mandolins you build ,if my staining comes out that good i would be happy ive never worked with wood until i wanted to do this, i retired from the army in 96, and worked as a...
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    Re: my first build

    i know, that piece of ivory has memories and i wanted to put it in there for a special reason and therefore didnt have much room left, so i barely got that piece on the top, ebony hard to carve...
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    Re: my first build

    thanks will put it on when stained
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    my first build

    i started last feb. this is how far ive gotten. im trying to be very patient and sneak up on every step so far its paid off i had to string it up could not be patient any longer. i was sure surprised...
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    Re: I don't like the sound of tremolo.

    if it wasnt for tremolo id have a lot of wait time in my songs tremolo O holy night all the way through nice soft and lightly- its wonderful
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    Re: Del McCoury

    I really like del McCoury band and he has done some excellent albums but my favorite song is 52VINCENT i play it every day
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    Re: Pick grip again

    I have found that if I let just enough protrude from the end of my first joint with thumb on top so my finger doesnt touch the string that I get good pick control I LIKE THE FENDER HEAVY SMALL PEANUT...
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    Re: Suitable songs for an Easter service

    a wonderful song (because he lives) very nice with mandolin lead also (low in the grave he lay)
    I HAVE PLAYED THESE AS WRITTEN IN THE HYMN BOOK-play each note as written on mandolin with guitar...
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    mabels boogie

    does anyone have the tab or notation to mabels boogie i played it a lot and kept it in my computer that sits between my shoulders but it wont bring up the file anymore(somekind of virus i think)...
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    Re: jessie polka

    thanks for helping me get it i dont know what i did the first time(i probably was on the wrong web site) but i got it there on mandozine(now if arthur will leave my fingers alone for a while i will...
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    Re: jessie polka

    i looked on mandozine but couldnt find it if someone finds it please let me know
    richard
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    Re: assembly of a good kit

    im building the A model I hope to make an oval hole also
    richard
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    jessie polka

    today jan6 the mp3 of the day is jessie polka would someone know where i could get the notation or tab for this i have looked everywher i know, maybe someone has an answer
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    Re: assembly of a good kit

    i will get that book thanks for any info. The fret job is what bothers me
    Richard
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    assembly of a good kit

    I am currently in the process of assembly of 2 mandolins (for my grand kids)
    i fell i can handle everything but the fret job this seems to be most critical they are both A models I know there are...
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    Re: set up question

    you are right i used a sabine ST_1100 its has good sensitivity, a very good luthier once told me that if you get at least the Eand G string in then let the others fall where they may that i wouldnt...
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    Re: set up question

    thanks for that information i was sort of puzzled by the harmonic at the 12th fret i tried to do the (touch lightly) but could not get my tuner to display the note but then im no mandolin mechanic...
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    Re: set up question

    i have a question here--if you play the open string and then fret it at the 12th fret and they are the same note would that be close enough
  19. Re: Who Only Plays Mandolin and No Other Instrument

    a mandolin is all i can play my hands are small and i had trouble even playing a mandolin till i met mr hutto he fixed me one to fit my hand and not give up anything very intelligent...
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    Re: hutto mandolins

    one thing for sure that 1990 hutto must have been good because they wore about all the finish off it
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    hutto mandolins

    have you noticed that some huttos are showing up for sale there are 2 in the classifieds :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Nice StewMac on Nashville CL

    thanks for that info im going to do it:mandosmiley:
  23. Thread: F5 kit

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    F5 kit

    hello everyone
    im thinking seriously about making an f5 using a stewart Mcdonald kit has anyone ever used their kits( i have the patience its the understanding i desire):whistling:
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    concerto mandolin

    anyone heard or seen a concerto mandolin,I have my grandfathers old mandolin it has concerto on the peg head -looks similar to a kay:whistling:
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