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    Re: Does my mandolin sound cheap???

    Your mandolin sounds fine. Agree that you may be just picking one string. I would imagine Joe is using 11-40 guage strings, not to mention the high value mandolin. I'd say strings is the quickest...
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    Re: Gibson Adjustable Bridge

    I have recently fitted a one piece rosewood bridge to a 1919 F4. I like it much better than the ebony original. I also changed the pearl nut for a bone one. I think a pearl nut and ebony bridge can...
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    Re: Strings for an F4 - Medium Okay?

    J74s work fine on my 1919 F4. Having said that when I got it, it had the lighter 10-34 and they worked fine as well but as I've always used 11-40 phos bronze, I felt it had to be them. In an ideal...
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    Re: aria pro ll model pm1000 mandolin

    I had a couple of the Ibanez F5s. They looked fantastic back then but quiet as a mouse. I was desperate for the scroll model and just had to have one. Happy days.
  5. Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    $350 seems a lot for a re-fret. Do all the frets need replacing ?
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    I thought Schaller Grand Tuners were reverse tuners. Do they do them in 'normal turn' as well?
  7. Re: Any info on this mandolin would be appreciated

    Hi. Are you in UK? For beginner I would recommend a Republic mandolin. A- style from Cash Converters.

    They are basically a Savannah SA-120 all solid wood mandolin with very good projection. May...
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Most performances you see of live bluegrass mandolin is players standing up and they don[t seem to have any problem with control.

    I've never had any issue playing standing up. Like everything else...
  9. Re: Please help me identify the mandoline

    Hofner or Perhaps Arnold Hoyer. As mentioned above, possiby German made.
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    I don't do facebook but I've just googled on youtube and found https://youtu.be/qF-iNlSgDKA this concert where the F4 works great in a duo setting. He has an F5 hanging on the wall but good to see...
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    On the youtube video of The Lovers' Waltz you can see what looks like an F4 and a guitar behind Jay Ungar and only the two of them on stage. Don;t know if ne of them played the F4 or if they were...
  12. Re: Is this Gibson A-5 model familiar to anyone?

    In the early 1980s, although I had owned 2 Gibson oval holes, I always fancied a scroll model Gibson and this was the nearest I could get at the time. I bought it from an Italian Ice Cream seller,...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Dean Martin song Sway.
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    Re: Help with mandola strings pls

    I reckon mandroid is about right for ease of playing. Just that little bit heavier than the 12 20 30 and 40 that I had. I used very light at my friend's request and the bottom C on 40 gauge was...
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    Re: Help with mandola strings pls

    I strung up an Eastman Mandola today with very light strings as the elderly gentleman can't handle heavier strings. Scale length is 16" and we used 12 20 30 40 which is very light but it worked...
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    Re: Eastman "Logo"

    I think a slanting headtsock inlay would have been better and although the font is fine for me, perhaps a little bigger or thicker.

    With Eastman I think their F-holes are really good without...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    I agree with AllenHoppkins about the F4 beaing the most beautiful. Whilst I absolutely love the look of something like a 1927 F5, the soundhole rosette on an F2 or F4 really does stand out and make a...
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    Re: Handel tuner buttons?

    I think Mike Blohm has one set left. I just bought a set from him. They fit on Stewmac Repro tuners. Don;t know if Mike wants his email publicised but I will email him and let him know of your...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - If there could only be one?

    Paul Schneider. Summit Mandolins.
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    Totally different animal from an F-hole mandolin, in my opinion. I've had several F4s (8 in last 40 years)and none of them worked in a large ensemble and certainly not in bluegrass. With that in...
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    Re: Pickguard or no pickgaurd?

    I think that, without exception, they detract from the appearance. Never seen a mandolin that wouldn't look better with thepick guard off. However, for all the people who wear the treble side of...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    As The Beatles sang in 'Rock and Roll music' 'Unless they try to play it too darn fast -- And lose the beauty of the melody'. I usually think the melodies sound very much better at a mid tempo....
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    Eastman H4 style Mandola

    Does anyone have experience of the Eastman H4 stye mandolas.

    I've had a few Eastman mandolins through my hands and always found the F-hole mandolins to be pretty good without being fabulous but...
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    Re: Ads without a price

    Perhaps it is wanting to click on the link to a dealer's website which is just a normal entrepreneurial thing to do. Doesn;t bother me at all. If I am seriously interested in the instrument then it's...
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    Re: Hands on with a Zeta acoustic mandolin

    So many mandolin and guitar cases never seem to consider the fact that there will possibly be a strap permanently on the instrument. Don't know what that one is like but there looks room at the...
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