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  1. Re: Question you’ve all answered a million times

    See my sig for how to get Rob Meldrum's setup book.
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    I bought a used Red Valley about six months ago. Even though the sound sample I heard before buying sounded good, I must confess that the looks of it really captured my interest. When I got it, it...
  3. Re: Using Tabledit to transpose from Manadolin GDAE to Mandola CG

    No problem. Click on the module box up in the upper right corner and the module dialog should come up. Click on the Tuning tab of the module dialog. Then change all the notes for each course from...
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    Re: Ebay - American flag mandolin

    I am not attracted to this mandolin at all, but a couple years ago there was a special Weber A (I think it was an Absaroka) with Stars and Stripes treatment that really tugged at me. Considerably...
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    Re: Schaller Grand Tune Tuning Keys

    I know it is small comfort, but StewMac will tell you the pretty much the same thing with regard to Waverly tuners that seem tighter than necessary. But, StewMac would probably offer to send you a...
  6. What is Andy Irvine playing in this video?

    What is the proper name for this instrument? Any idea who made it? How is it tuned?



    Fantastic singer and fantastic instrument! Yes?
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    Re: Very small mandolin

    Maybe the camera angle is misleading, but my eyeball says that it would be close to unplayable if restrung (and if it didn't collapse while being brought up to pitch). If you do try to restring it,...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    As a genuine old geezer, I will note that my education pounded home the concept that there is reality and there are opinions. Many opinions, some of which may turn out to be pretty close to reality....
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    Re: Three Mandolin Sound Test

    I am still surprised and pleased when I pick up my RV AM custom, built for the previous owner.

    I see you have pretty much the same tailpiece that I have. My one rather mild dislike is that...
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    Re: First attempt at heat bending: questions

    Yippee! I hope you will post pix of your challenges and successes on your journey.
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    Re: fiddle tunes alto clef

    Oops. Sorry. I misread your post and answered the wrong question.
  12. Re: Virtual Shop Tour(s)... I'll show you mine

    I have visited four mandolin builders' shops (Bruce Weber, Sonny Morris, Dale Ludewig, Matt Ruhland). One thing that impressed me is that they all had a zillion tools and that necessitated strict...
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    Re: Why do people do this?

    I'd hate to see their "pretty good, all things considered".
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    Re: The sound of a Girouard mandola

    Great tune and great sound from that mandola. I liked both so much that I just went to your website and downloaded the album.
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    Re: Strings Catching on Higher Fret

    Sounds like the top is sinking.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Even though your news is hard, thank you for sharing it with us. Your strength is obvious.

    As I typed the preceding, a few lines of a gospel tune came into my head -- "... keep you hand upon the...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    What a wealth of information is in this thread! Spence, thanks for initiating it, and thanks to all who are being so generous with their hard-won experience.
  18. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Pete, can you point me at a notated or tabbed or abc-ed copy of the version you are playing? Everything I have found by that name has been quite different. Fiddler's Companion (ibiblio) mentions a...
  19. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Very nice, Pete and family! I think I need to learn that tune. Thanks for posting it.
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    Re: I sure miss my Collings

    I know your Washburn does not sound like a Collings, but I must say that you make amazingly good sound emerge from it. Still, I know what you mean.
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    Re: Shipping: how much???

    Given that a mandolin will always ship based on box volume rather than weight, two inches in any one dimension makes a huge difference in price. Two inches in two dimensions is HUGE huge. When I ship...
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    Re: HIGH action banjolin

    See that relatively clean rectangle on the calfskin just beyond the fretboard? At one time, this instrument had an extended fretboard. Now it doesn't. hmmm. Next look at the picture closely and it...
  23. Re: No mandolin content: Nursing musical grudges?

    Well, if the woodwind is being played by a wannabee oboe-ist, I agree wholeheartedly.
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    Re: Saddle and bridge

    Droopy saddle is not an uncommon problem but it IS a problem. It should be replaced. But you probably will not be able to find a replacement saddle without buying the bridge that it mates with. If...
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome! Come visit us in the Newbies Social Group.
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