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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Pick me! Pick me!
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    As far as I know, these are the only ones that are an easy drop in fit (and they work very well)....
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    Re: Loud, or Not So Loud?

    I have a portable, air-conditioned and heated practice facility that really works well for me, whether at work or home. Its called the back seat of my car. Seriously.
  4. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    I find that if a student of mine has trouble with a pick slipping around, washing hands and pick with soap and water generally solves the problem. Different people have different oiliness of the skin...
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    Re: Best gig bag Iíve ever owned

    Jeff, do you mean tenor ukulele? I didn't think they had made a tenor banjo case for years before the Continental series came out.
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    Re: Bulmer and Sharpley's Music of Ireland

    Yep, we use them in the Houston, Texas sessions. Some of us have originals, others have copies got from Mr Black's site. My originals are well worn.
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    Re: How snug is the best fit for a case?

    Thanks Tom Wright, that was the reasoning I was looking for.
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    Re: How snug is the best fit for a case?

    Thanks all of you for your input.
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    Re: Funny names for Celtic bands

    I used to be in the Texas Chainsaw Ceili band, if that counts.
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    How snug is the best fit for a case?

    I have a Superior fiberglass case that is a decent fit for a high quality mandolin but it has a 1/4" range that it can shift around from side to side. I am hoping the case doesn't get any rough...
  11. Thread: MAS or not

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    Re: MAS or not

    I would say "What did you work for all those years? Don't you deserve something nice?"
  12. Thread: Reel picking

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    Re: Reel picking

    I endorse Whistler's Approach A (well described by the way!) but do incorporate a fair bit of hammer-ons and some pull-offs for "cheap and easy" triplets also. They do get a bit lost in a session...
  13. Re: Thoughts on humidity...like hurricane humidity...

    Having gone through Hurricane Harvey here, don't forget to take pictures of everything valuable before you evacuate. Just make a movie on your cell phone, with a running description of what you are...
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    Re: Me? A copyright violator?

    I would just delight in the fact that a computer can't tell you from a pro playing that tune - way to go!
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    Re: Practice at the office

    If feasible you can sit in your car. Comes with built in heating and air conditioning for year round comfort, no other instruments needed and you can play as loudly as you want.
  16. Thread: 1970s Sobell

    by liestman
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    Re: 1970s Sobell

    Roger I believe Stefan pegged mine as 1977. Same label as your zouk.
  17. Re: Post a photo of your 70s-early 80s Sobell, Abnett, etc.

    My "I think we figured 1977" Sobell Mandolin with blue Vader-Shag case. It's my baby!
    I replaced the tuners in the mid 80s and the case handle a few years ago, all else is original.

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  18. Thread: 1970s Sobell

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    Re: 1970s Sobell

    Nigel, when we came to visit Stefan in the late 80s (and met you in passing) he told me that Skip had made the tailpiece and that helped him date my mandolin, which I bought 2nd hand. I am not sure...
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    Re: another "flying with my mandolin" thread

    Ivan, nobody here is saying that the airline rules on how they measure carryon bags are sensible. People here are talking about (a) what the airline rules are and (b) what their personal experiences...
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    Re: another "flying with my mandolin" thread

    Boy, sblock, you must be smiling really well because United's policy is to allow the musical instrument as you "big" carryon and then you are also allowed a personal item (smaller than the 22x11x9)...
  21. Thread: 1970s Sobell

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    Re: 1970s Sobell

    Same label as my mandolin. Apparently his son was making the tailpieces back then. I would love to hear your once it gets fixed up!
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    Re: Octave Mandolin or Tenor Guitar tuned GDAE?

    It would cost you some money but - Order one of each from a store that allows returns within a couple days and be very clear with the store about what your intentions are. Try both out at the same...
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    Re: Superior A-model case fit

    I use a Superior CF-1521B Deluxe Fiberglass A Model Mandolin Case - Black for my 1922 A2 and it fits the body really nicely. The neck box is too tall though, so I gently cut it away and lowered it....
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    Re: Instrument Vibrator--It Works!

    I am just thinking that rather than buying 6 mandos in the $400-$1200 range, plus the $150 for this device, I personally would choose to spend all that (or less) on one rather nice mandolin that...
  25. Re: Hearing yourself without playing too loud in a band

    Well bless your heart!
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