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    Gibson BANJO. NMC

    I know this ainít a mandolin but I have a 1957 Bow Tie 250 that I was told by someone that should know, that it should sell for about $3000 several years ago. At that time the deal fell thru, and I...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I own 4 A style and a F2,The F has some sentimental value because it belonged to a friend that passed away and my wife bought it from his wife and gave to me. I donít dislike Fís it is just that I...
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    I play strickly by ear, although I have a limited education in theory. My pick direction is determined by what feels natural. What is the advantage of studying pick direction if it makes it awkward...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Above a certain point it's the name. When I was a kid and starting out ( late 60's early70's ) Gibson ,
    Mandolins were JUNK. several people were making hand made copies of older mandolins and...
  5. Thread: Need help

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    Need help

    Does anyone have a contact number for Daniel Smith mandolin player in Blacksburg (or somewhere close) Va. I need to contact him . My name is Ricky Edwards. PM me if that would be acceptable. Thanks
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    Oregon Jim I wasn't disagreeing with you, just stating that we are all different. That's probably why they make both
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    Re: Acquired a Strad-O-Lin

    That bridge looks like a 2X4. I can't believe, no matter how good it sounds, that a bridge with less mass would sound better, more volume , more open and clear notes!!
  8. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    What you need is one more mandolin I found my lifetime mandolin, a Dearstone with redwood top, in 2000. Since then I have bought 5mandolins sold a couple but still looking for one more. When they...
  9. Thread: Chop Chords

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    Re: Chop Chords

    That is what a lot of people are doing now And I hate it. Bill didn't do it that way, he was very percussive but Each chop had tone not just rhythm. If all you want is racket on the off beat you...
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    My thoughts are opposite of Organ Jim. I much prefer a flat fingerboard for the same reason, it's easier for me to note cleaner. What I'm saying is we are all different. I would recommend playing...
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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    I have never understood the need for hybred instruments like this. I don't really sound like a mandolin andvyou can't play it like a guitar
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    I love and play BG almost exclusively and I seldom use 4finger chords, two and three since my 67 year old fingers are getting stiff. Like Jethro I can get bored playing all chops and it is not...
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    Re: 'A' String Intonation Question

    Sunburst is correct they can be tuned but few are. Several years ago we played a church with along with another group that had a 12 string guitar. After the program I told the 12string guitarist...
  14. Re: pickup/mic vs. studio condenser microphone on a Collings MF 5

    Wonder what that mandolin sounds like thru a external mic. Both tests sounded thin or trebley ( is there such a word) to me. Sustain is unnatural also. If youíve ever picked a guitar thrower up with...
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    I have played mandolin for 50+ years on many different mandolins. I have NEVER replaced tuners. What is it yíall are looking for? I keep mine LIGHTLY lubricated and have had no problem.
  16. Re: Mando Nut - Open A and fretted notes on A string bad

    +1 on the string leaving the nut. Iíve bought several mandolins with that problem, but and saddle must be back cut so the last place strong touches is the edge. I suppose this is true on any...
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    I use the reverse lock method, canít slip, once or less around tuner post so no taking up slack in windings, can put through tuner peg hole first so no need to come up with ways to hold on tailpiece...
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    Re: Gibson F5's from the 70's

    Mike Edgerton
    I didnít mean that I thought Gibson was garbage now, I havenít played any from the last 20 years or so but I know they made some good mandolins in the 80ís and 90ís.
    What I donít...
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    Re: Gibson F5's from the 70's

    I agree these mandolins were dogs, but what I donít understand is why did that the name still sell mandolins? All custom builders of the time put Gibson on the peg head, even those with a reputation...
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    Re: Banjo solos /mandolin

    I lovevit when people start talking about music getting too "busy". Ever listen to an orchestra?
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    I've played mandolin for 50+years and sometime when I am trying to learn new break or run I'll work and work at it with no apparent progress, just can't make my fingers do what know they need to do....
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    Re: Unusual Suspects

    I don't understand where this " can't play bluegrass" stuff come from. Red Rector played an oval hole A and recorded with Carl Story and Reno and Smiley. And the king Jimmy Martain insisted that his...
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    Washburn bowl back

    A friend of mine has a Washburn bowl back mandolin numberinside230294. Anyone know age and approximate value? I should see it Sat. as we will be picking and he is to bring it -- will try to get...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    My first question. What does a bluegrass mandolin sound like? Bill Monroe or Doyle Lawson--- Jesse McRenyolds or Red Rector. My point is the bluegrass sound is varied, listen to the one you like...
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    Re: $200 to dress mandolin frets? Ouch!

    I agree with Brick. I know nothing about PLEX, but I'm old enough to remember when computerized wheel balancer first were used extensively. I had a set of tires installed on my car and the salesman...
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