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    Re: The Glory of J75s

    Yes indeed, while it sounded really good before, it's stellar on my speakers. And i do mean r e a l l y good! Thanks for sharing this excellent mandolin with us.
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    pops1 - Thanks for your help and revealing your trade secrets here in front of God and everybody.
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    John - Suspicion is high the stuff you mentioned is either very close to or the same that i used.

    Pops1 - What is the charcoal you've used in the past?
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    Even tho I try to be careful, they always seem to get little marks on it. Fortunately, my favorite had some visible tool marks that blend right in with daily use. Your question is another reason to...
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    There used to be an organic product developed for septic tank use that somehow destroyed awful scents. A friend used it for hunting and found that washing his clothing and pack in it made them not...
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    Re: Replacement Grover Buttons

    Mine came from All Parts. You may have to call to ask.
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    Re: custom saddles for Mandostrat

    TJe153 - Not sure if there's much more to say...good intonation, feel, very fair price, looks and vibe are right, too. Highly recommended and really great folks to deal with. Check out their...
  8. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin

    It may be a good thing that you're not looking for a pristine F, as you may want to have the neck profile changed. My preference is a narrow neck with deep V shape, and I had my Stanley A5 neck...
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    Re: Hot weather shipping concerns?

    I had an old mandolin shipped from the left coast in the middle of a big heat wave, and because the store was closed on Mondays it was shipped on Tuesday and arrived the next Monday. The weekend...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc56 and pops1 - i can't thank you enough for sharing your expertise and showing me how to proceed when I'm ready.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Jim.

    The responsiveness of this model C is really quick and is close enough to a bowl back to scratch that itch so i won't be in the hunt for one. The thing...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc5 - The more info you share, the more boiling water looks like the better option. i guess the notion of immersing a 103 year old unknown fiber material in hot water gives me pause.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    An original L&H TP cover arrived yesterday and with the imprint on the back it looks like the design was stamped. With the base screw hole pattern, suspicion is high the cover might fit a Waverly...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc56 - The original on this model C has curled like a potato chip toward the bridge and isn't very functional as is, which has me thinking there isn't much to lose. However, I wonder what caused...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    All informative posts here. There does seem to be variation in the original looking bridges out there, like you're saying. My bridge may or may not be original. It's compensated for plain A...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc56 - i'm worried about what water might do to the fiber material. i wonder if clamping dry would work any, but that idea didn't happen in your experience if you had to baptize in boiling water...
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    Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    Is there a safe and reliable way to make a model C black fiber finger rest/guard flat again once it has curled up at the bridge end?
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    HA - i suppose L&H was first with the top thickness since the L&H models A/B/C preceded the Gibson F5.

    Would a new bridge be needed when TI Mittle strings are used, as the A strings are wound? ...
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    Pete Langdell

    i'm trying to find his current email addy. Could somebody out there PM it to me, please?

    With huge thanks...dan
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Jim - Thank you for posting the L&H catalog pages. Since they took some liberties with the descriptions, it seems likely they would have trumpeted the notion of violin luthiers if it were so.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Heck, the things are somewhat on the large size anyhow. It would suit me to have a smaller flat one, with or without engraving. i wonder if L&H has the tooling in storage. Wouldn't it be a nifty...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    peter - That's an interesting process that brings up a few questions.
    * Would it be possible to engrave when flat and then put a curve into the work afterward?
    * Or how about just making them...
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    Re: Jammin' with Sam

    Such wonderful but different sounds from those mandolins. Hoss's neck looks so much wider than the Gil. If'n I was forced to choose one, it would be the Gil, but with regrets.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    peter - Thank you for the info. Whoever made your tail piece could sell quite a few if they would fit properly. I've seen the vintage covers go for 300 USD.

    Louise - I appreciate your kind words...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    HH - Peter Coombe had one made for his model A that looks really nice. You might check out his web site and contact him. Let me know about the new purchase.

    I'm grateful for all the knowledge,...
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