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  1. Thread: Used Gibsons

    by GTison
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    Kinda like: why does my wife want to redecorate?
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    Re: SPBGMA Nashville January 2020.

    We picked in the hall way last time. The Showcases were THE place to be for us last time (2 years ago). Showcases are after the stage show this time, though. If there is a "tradGrass" showcase we...
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    Re: 2020 Silverangel Max

    Are you going to have a booth in the vendor hall or how would we find you at SPBGMA?
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    Re: Tuners for an F-9

    Alan please post a pic of the top side too.

    Have you tried a tiny bit of grease in the nut slots and to lube the tuners? I bought the Daddario syringe of it (lubrikit), but it smells like...
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    Re: Baldwin County / Mobile County things to do?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216187491500231&set=a.1512305807833&type=3&theater

    Also at the Campground "Wales West" they usually have weekly or monthly concerts this time of year. ...
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    Re: Baldwin County / Mobile County things to do?

    https://www.facebook.com/stapletonbluegrassfest/photos/a.295949537591532/741344413052040/?type=3&theater
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    SPBGMA Nashville January 2020.

    Iím going w a group of local pickers. We had a blast last time I went. Others here going?
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    A 20's Loar. Around 1986. It was at a music store I drove by every day, and never stopped in. Till one day I stopped and played around on a mandolin. The shop owner showed me the pics of the...
  9. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    I was asking myself the exact same question a while back. I did play an Ellis tradition. What a beautiful mandolin to me. Flawless, beautiful wood. Excellent tone. It just didn't knock me off my...
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    Re: Naked Bridge Post Is Shredding My Palm

    Putting duct tape on this is kinda like using it to tape up your broken glasses. I guess if looks and sticky don't bother you... Try a fingernail File. It won't work as good as a "real" file but...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Like an old Girlfriend.


    This discussion makes me want to sell something. I just sold a guitar I had for 33 years. It took me a long time to let it go but I'm glad I did. The new owner is...
  12. Mountain Song festival, is there any picking

    Never been here, have to go to Asheville this weekend. Turns out a great festival is in Brevard. Any pickin there or is it just people listening. (like a Adams festival) If not any open jams on...
  13. Thread: Woodstock

    by GTison
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    Re: Woodstock

    I once owned a ratty mandolin case they said went to woodstock. It looked like it too. I discarded it.
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Get another quote. Find someone who will do a partial refret. Not everyone will. A full one is not always necessary. Seems like someone close could do it. I would want someone experienced with...
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    Re: Replacement Tuner Buttons

    So, surfing around I ran across an old article by a respected source. How bout this:
    http://www.lutherie.net/gotoh.compared.html

    by this thread BOTH his examples are Sagas. Hmmm.
  16. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I'll throw my suggestions in here. Use the metronome when playing/practicing alone. It develops LISTENING skills, it never listens so YOU have to adjust to it.

    Know how your break or tune goes...
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    Re: Tuning machine ID

    I didn't know Gotohs were not Saga.
  18. Thread: Duffeyisms

    by GTison
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    Re: Duffeyisms

    I've read those old FRETS magazines so many times. It is as familiar as The Bible to me. There is still good information in them. Some instrument knowledge I feel may have advanced since then.
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    Re: Monroe's "Fiddle" Shuffle

    hahahaha

    I started reading all this again and getting worked up, ...knew Id seen this discussed in the past. All before I noticed the date.
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    Re: Waverly reversal?

    The worms are cut //// on both, any way I flip them around looking at them. The picture is not great to tell for sure. But I see now that flipping them around and changing the shafts around fixes...
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    Waverly reversal?

    These are worm over, and seem to turn the correct way. Are these reversable? If so, how do you do it?
  22. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    After reading Dean Guitars reply to Gibson. I hope that mandolin builders join in the consortium or form their own to undo or fight these claims.
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    Re: Do you think this is a loose neck joint

    It's a Custom Builder, rather not say here. No impact happened.
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    Do you think this is a loose neck joint

    Hello
    I just noticed these cracks last week. They seem to be running down the bindings and other places from the neck joint area. Note Chip on scroll side of neck and lacquer crack up the other...
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Here's an article. I was thinking that an "Ozone Chamber" treatment might help. It seems it still needs another step besides this. I'd Get some advice from a mold remediation pro. They may have...
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