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    Re: Monroe's mandolin smashed to bits

    Today is the anniversary of the smashing on Monroe's mandolin, certainly not a pretty day or cause for celebration. A reminder we have the only video interview with Charlie Derrington about the...
  2. Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    CA might be the best thing for you to use anyway, but the typical way to test the finish is to remove a tuner and dab an acetone-dampened swab in the footprint. A cross-linked finish won't be...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Coupla thoughts........

    1. I believe 3 different members have mentioned having packages "Lost" and then show up later.(?) In my way of thinking, if it shows up, even a week, month or year later...
  4. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    Just so I understand this, throwing out paper that breaks down and goes away in a landfill is less eco-responsible than using a bubble wrap plastic product that will never break down in a landfill...
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Just spoke to Dennis by phone. He was with some family at a restaurant having lunch and has been out of the hospital since Monday. Sounded much better than the last time we spoke which was just a few...
  6. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    We lost two sugar maples about 20 years ago. I wish I’d save some logs for a mandolin now. Probably wouldn’t have been that great wood anyway.

    Before we lose this ad, I think the seller’s comments...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Usually a crowd pleaser when I stop playing!
  8. Re: Gibson opposes Collings' headstock trademark registration, ci

    I would push back against this, at least a little. I don't think it has anything to do with employing lawyers or sharp business practice. On the contrary. BlueChip is simply patenting an original...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    Tried(not very hard) to stay out of this discussion since I know so little of the topic at hand.

    I am very favorably impressed with the knowledge and experience being shared here so freely....
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    No arm rest, no pickguard, no toneguard.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    +1 for me. Same goes for Tonegard.
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I have known Bryan for many years. We used to pick a lot together and camp together at Winfield when he comes. Through our network of mutual friends/pickers I have played untold number of guitars he...
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    Re: Why do people do this?

    I have always had the opinion that top wear is almost never "pick wear". It is from fingernails, etc. (pinky and ring). I also don't call the elevated 'guard' on a mandolin a "pick-guard"...it is a...
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    That Gil is awesome! The Kimble (#153 built in 2008) has enough of that tone to have stopped me from repeatedly kicking myself for selling it :grin:
    One of these days I need to do a comparison...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    Yes.
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    I love all the nicely made and machined winders from Frank, Lynn and all but I'm a DIY kind of guy with a saw, some CA and a few Jim Dunlop guitar winders laying around. Cut it and glued it then...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    A used Collings MT would be my recommendation. Good luck and best wishes in the search (the fun part!).
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    Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    I would submit that there’s something significant missing in your assessment process.

    How does it play? How does it feel and sound? That is what matters.

    If you haven’t learned to play yet,...
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    The reaction to Ivan's death, underlines the fact that we really are friends here. A tribute to the nature of this site, the thoughtful way in which it's administered, and the general bond among...
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    NOTICE: regarding GoFundMe projects

    Please note that we have removed an entire GoFundMe thread at the behest of the person it was set up to benefit. I do not personally take this kind of action lightly. The person it was to benefit I...
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    And, many of the old instruments shown in the coffee table books have pearl truss rod covers and many are engraved. It's not something that just happened, it's been around for many decades. Page 129...
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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    Certain things are not meant to be questioned. Just remember it's not your playpen. Things we might consider benign might offend another's sensibilities. This is ment as a general comment not...
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    Re: Zero Glide Nut System

    Why?

    I'm on record about these before - I'm a big fan of a zero fret and use one on all my new builds - these devices though combine all the worst features of a regular nut and a zero fret and...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    All the best to you, Ivan. I've always appreciated your contributions. Take care of yourself. There's always room for you in the circle here.

    Jamie
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