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    Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    The Wildmans - "Monster Ride"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCRo1a72yzE

    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Ready to get serious about French Polishing on this Big Dog . . .

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    Steve
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    Re: Mandolin as carry on?

    https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Final_%20Rule_%20Musical_Instruments.pdf

    "On February 14, 2012, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (the Act) was signed into law. ...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    If you wanted to get a feel for the chopping power of the Sorensen VX under tough jamming conditions, here is a great video with Zack Arnold (Sideline, Claybank), at SPGMA 2020, with his back to the...
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    Re: Mandolin Bridge Woes

    1. Purchase a new set of strings. I suggest switching to DAddario Mediums EJ74.

    2. When you replace the strings, take a piece of folded paper and lightly buff the nut slots -- part of your...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    First quick sealer coat of varnish on this Sorensen Big Dog Octave --

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    (... and why I remain smitten by curly Claro Walnut.)

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Danny Roberts with a bit of his tune "Big Stone Gap" on his VX --


    https://youtu.be/FcvX1hQThE0

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    And one more from Chip on his Sprite 2X Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-Do91_NLE

    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Some amazing Bearclaw Sitka spruce and Curly Claro walnut on this Sorensen Big Dog octave -- wet down with little distilled water and ready for final sanding and her neck --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here are a couple of tunes from tone-man Chip Bach on his Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhaBDZpsJF8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWLKw-MBdtA

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    A couple of VX bodies ready for neckin' --

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    One-piece Sugar Maple

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    Two-piece quilted Red Maple

    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My plan is to accentuate the depth with a deep 'Burst like this --

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    or this --

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    or this --
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Paul,

    I figured I had done enough high-end builds that I wouldn't accidentally screw it up!

    This little billet of extraordinary quilt was so petite that I had to slip the bass side slightly...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I can't wait to bring all the parts on this sweet VX together. I've been saving this piece of wood for about 8 years --

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    Steve
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    Re: Saddle Fail

    It happens. No big deal. Replace it.

    Steve
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    Another variation on the theme --

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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Bill's not dead yet!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    Something a little different --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Need to add this Mando Monday from Tone-Monster Nate Burie --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ag71VTVYNA&list=PLCaUTc3E6s3sbgxpS3M9pOAxqBJjDFBil&index=193&t=0s

    And also an earlier Mando...
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    Re: Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Monroe -- Burns -- McReynolds -- Duffey -- Bush -- Grisman (They all deserve a bigger mountain!)

    Gibson & Loar -- Monteleone -- Brentrup -- Kemnitzer

    Steve
  21. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Another really nice new tune (in D minor) by Chip Bach --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVyMzHrp0-s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1TOaJ09yQa-Ai2BtG_8CrVxm5BAUaSlRQaxH6vV0xLAKczmdyQA0iyh-Y
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    Re: Merry Christmas

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    Life with the Wife of a Luthier -- my Wife's amazing Christmas tree v.2019.

    Merry Christmas!
    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Thank you for watching and listening!

    Here's a bit of "Silent Night" with Zack Arnold on his Sorensen VX --


    https://youtu.be/tnjUwp1D5h4

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    "Cold Frosty Morning" with Danny Roberts --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7XUjbY707k

    Steve
  25. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen AX

    Here's one with some really nice AX mando work. Not classical . . . but definitely not bluegrass from Nu-Blu --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVUPJudtPjg

    Steve
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