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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi all,
    I haven't been brave enough to post on this yet, and I'm a bit daunted by all of you with "more perfecter" timing than I seem to manage whilst playing along with meself, but what the...
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    Re: Gypsy Jazz stylez tenor

    Thanks for this post. I've been looking at the hole in my collection that would be filled with a gypsy-style tenor. For those of you who have them: what thinks you about how different they may be...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    Interesting question! I've tried to articulate the fences I'm putting around my collecting aspirations (cuz you can't buy 'em all!) For me, its a bit of both:
    • I'm looking for vintage resonator...
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    Re: National Triolian Mandolin Info Help

    You can check listings here on mandolin cafe classifieds, reverb, ebay, etc, which will give you asking prices not necessarily selling prices. The style 1's are generally listing in the 1600 +/-...
  5. Re: Framus Black Rose Baby Deluxe Mandolin #10501 or #70507

    Here's mine, BTW, with original tuning pegs. 190382
  6. Re: Framus Black Rose Baby Deluxe Mandolin #10501 or #70507

    Hi Maggie,
    I have a Framus BRBD that I acquired this summer - and it's vying with my '24 Gibson snakehead as my favorite mandolin. The odd stringing of the tailpiece is because the tailpiece was...
  7. Honest brokers of instruments from Brazil through mercado livre

    Hi folks,
    In my quest to add to my collection of resonator mandolins and tenor guitars, I purchased a Del Vecchio Dinamico tenor through Reverb, and it ended up being such a sweet, uniquely-voiced...
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    Re: National Triolian Mandolin Info Help

    Hi Crane, I'm looking it up in Brozman's book on National instruments. That serial number would probably place it as a 1931 build (although National serial numbers can be confusing, and I can be...
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I used the Inkbird Humidity Controller (Amazon has them for about $40. No financial interest here!) and found it to be very reliable. I also have the Caliber IV to make sure the inkbird switch is...
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    Re: Bandola / Calvert-Parker

    Ah, the other bidder! Congrats, sorry if I drove the price up! Looks very cool: please let us know how it sounds. Glad it's gone to a good home....
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    Re: Any one playing on Jamulus?

    Ive tried both jamulus and jamkazam, hoping they would allow for some real-time remote practicing or playing with others. Both claim to deal with latency issues (the delay resulting from signals...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Well, I was planning on posting my tale-of-woe about US postal service tonight anyway so here goes. USPS insurance is NO BETTER than UPS. Purchased a Martin made Paramount Style L tenor guitar...
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I concur that the Burgess site has good advice. For several years, I have used three cheapo sunbeam humidifiers, hooked up to a reliable humidity-sensor on/off switch. The humidifiers are on a wall...
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    Re: del vecchio vintage mandolin

    Thanks Jim. That's me looking for the del vecchio in the classifieds. I'll follow up on the Mercado Livre tip. Do you or any other forum users have experience using Mercado Livre?
    Best, Michael
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    Re: del vecchio vintage mandolin

    I realize this is many years later: I’ve recently acquired a del vecchio tenor guitar and would love to have a del vecchio mandolin. Anyone know of one for sale?
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    Re: Lyon and Healy Style C with planed fretboard

    Thank you all for the wide-ranging suggestions. It is indeed hard to know for sure without the instrument in hand, and I'm the only one with that opportunity. Given all the uncertainty, and the fact...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy Style C with planed fretboard

    thanks everyone for the range of opinions so far. Should I be concerned with how thin the fretboard (original or not) gets as I move down the neck? Would it make fret replacement hazardous ?

    I...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy Style C with planed fretboard

    Good suggestions - keep em coming!

    I usually take my instruments to Bob stubblebine in Cambridge ma but hes always way backed up. Further complication is that Im on cape cod for vacation -...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy Style C with planed fretboard

    Good idea - here's a side view. Paid $750 for it and I rarely see them listed for less than $1800, so it might be worth it.179321
    Thanks.
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    Lyon and Healy Style C with planed fretboard

    Hi folks, I'm into 12 hours of a 48 hour review period for a 1920's Lyon and Healy Style C. I was hopeful that I was purchasing a "player's instrument" that had been compromised because of a...
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