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    Re: B & J Serenader Resonator Mandolin 1930s

    That brand name brings back memories. I had a Bugeleisen and Jacobson guitar that somehow acquired legs and walked away from a house I was renting back in 1974 never to be seen again.
  2. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    Do people pay you to perform live? Either solo or with a band? If people will not pay to hear you live you probably will not get a great response with your recordings either. The place to start is...
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    The Siminoff arching is off. If you measure the center height at the width cross sections and in the center lengthwise cross section they do not match especially at the end toward the tailpiece.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mandolin/184023017026?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180911133149%26meid%3D6db32b5f484147bdaa0bde3ceda9262d%26pid%3D101002%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    What would lead you to think that?
  6. Thread: Burns & Clark

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    Re: Burns & Clark

    I like the way Jethro just grins at Roy after the second break. Kinda like top that!
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    If you use redwood or Western Red Cedar the tops have to be somewhat thicker to be strong enough.
  8. And Now for Something Completely Different. Gong Master Sven (NMC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2r6E1E7sM

    I know this is not mandolin related but it is amazing. Something I never would have imagined. What do you tell your kid when they say they want to be...
  9. Re: Song with lyrics "called home". Does anyone know it?

    Thanks Rich. That is a beautiful song. Dennis got me to the one I was wanting though its always nice when you pick up a couple of others in the process.

    I had not realized the Gone Home song was...
  10. Re: Song with lyrics "called home". Does anyone know it?

    That's it. Thanks.
  11. Song with lyrics "called home". Does anyone know it?

    I vaguely recall a bluegrass gospel song with a harmony chorus where they sing "Called home, called home. Called home, called home".

    I could not get anything to come up on You Tube or Google that...
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    Flee!! Run like the wind!! Immediately. Head for the hills. Danger Will Robinson. Get out NOW!

    That is ten times worse than buying and playing them. Once you get started with that there is no...
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    Re: Naked Bridge Post Is Shredding My Palm

    Duct tape fixes anything :)
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    Re: Fingerstyle mandolin

    I ran into this today and thought of this thread. A real nice mix of fingerstyle and pick work from Kym Warner of the Greencards.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnywoS8u-FU
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    Re: Truss rod angle and depth

    The neutral axis will correspond with the center of mass ,the centroid of the cross section. With a rectangular section, like a 2x4, it is in the middle. With a neck it will be somewhat closer to...
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    Why do repairman usually say to humidify first? It seems like if you humidify first it closes the crack making it hard to get glue into it. It would seem better to glue the crack first then...
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    Re: A request of builders

    Richard
    Most of the things John is describing can be found by simply playing each note at each fret on all the strings. There will be buzzes or notes that do not play. If the builder is too much...
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    Re: A request of builders

    Thank you John
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    Re: A request of builders

    John
    What specific problems have you had to correct in the fretwork? Uneven frets, poorly crowned, no polished, action too high or something else?

    thank you
  20. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    I recently purchased some wood from Steve Weill. He really does not do internet much. If you give him a phone call he responds and is really good to talk to. His phone number is on his website and...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    Here are pictures of silking on a Breedlove guitar.

    180465180466180467180468
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    Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    I wouldn't worry too much. It is just a glitch. These things happen. Now if it were a banjo it could be a very serious symptom.
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    Re: Get Up John and tuning

    Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking that as long as I am retuning a mandolin to learn Get Up John that I could pick up something else at the same time.
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    Re: 1934 Rickenbacker Tenor

    In the ad they claim it is all original. Hmmmm.
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    Get Up John and tuning

    Are there any other songs, aside from Get Up John, Monroe or anyone else did in the Get Up John tuning?
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