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    Re: Gibson Grover Tuners

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    I already snapped them up to put on my friend's Givens A3. Most excellent.
  2. Congratulations, Don, and well done!

    Congratulations, Don, and well done!
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    ? :confused:
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    I believe that was post #42 :popcorn:
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    Re: Monel users.....

    Mine were loop end failure, where the twist untwisted under tension.
    Does anyone remember the period (many years ago) after they stopped using red fuzzy stuff, they would drop some soft solder into...
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    Re: Monel users.....

    ..."the Monels give me a sweetness on the A & E strings that I haven't been able to get with anything else. This have come at the expense of volume, but it is worth it to me".

    I wouldn't expect a...
  7. Re: What’s the hardest tune you can play on mandolin? (Or family)

    Sounds like you're doing okay, Mark! It does get easier with time and practice, though - don't you find? :mandosmiley:

    "Never give up"!
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    Re: Monel users.....

    Pardon me while I overthink this..!
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    Re: Stainless Steel Strings

    Combining (actually splitting) two sets to make one set still results in two, and two sets of strings doesn't require any extra outlay. What's the "extra $15.00" investment, Bill? Did I miss...
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    Re: Monel users.....

    A good question, as they are not all created equal. Between the Martin, D'Addario and Curt Mangan, I found the Mangan's to be the lowest tension, and with slightly tighter windings, all of which...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Strings

    I'm curious to experience the results from pairing (coursing?) monel with PB on my next string change. I just restrung yesterday, but I'll re-post when I do it.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Strings

    As I understand it, one has to purchase two sets: one each of PB and SS. After mixing and stringing up using one half of each set, what is left is one more mix set just like it.
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    Pete, if I had your last name, I'd likely be using Martins, too, just 'cause it would be so cool to use strings with my name on the package! All personalized, like.. :whistling:
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    Re: Stewmac Tuner sale

    Caleb _ I have had exactly the same experience as you report here. There's a reason that Collings went back to using Gotoh after a short period of Stew-Mac tuners. I got a replacement set from...
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    Re: Your favorite course of strings?

    Ha! Yes, I believe every word of it, Henry. Believe it or not, my Vanden was a 1985. I saw and played some later ones of his that were really good. He also did an F5.5, which I remember being akin to...
  16. Re: Article: D'Addario Monel String Sets Giveaway

    Mine just arrived. I am so fortunate - thanks again, Scott and D'Addario!
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    Woo-hoo! I'm one of the dozen lucky winners, and boy, am I stoked!
    Thanks again to Scott and D'Addario for making my day today.
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    Re: What's Your Score?

    The bagpipes had nothing to do with it, then..~?
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    Re: Pava

    Congratulations, Greg! I am so happy to learn that it was won by someone who needed it, and got it at just the perfect time. Happy picking, mando-friend!
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    Re: Poor Man's Gibson

    Hans Brentrup used to build a 'Poor Man's Loar' (PML) model. :whistling:
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    My Current Mando Voices (vices)..?

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    Eastman MDA515,
    Collings MF5V (this individual is actually the model from the gallery photos of the MF5V page on Collings' website, so sexier, studio-lit pictures of it can be seen...
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    Re: NAMM 2017 Anaheim

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    Another just like the one he built for John Paul Jones. Yours for $15K from the gentlemanly Mr Manson.
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    Re: NAMM 2017 Anaheim

    Some innovative, eye-catching electric guitar designs that I couldn't resist! Shiny drum wrap covers humbucker pickups. The faux rabbit fur one has a piezo in there, too.

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    Re: NAMM 2017 Anaheim

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    After he handed me his F5 to try (certainly not a bluegrass sound), I asked Andy Manson demonstrated his mermaid guitar. My photos cannot do justice to this beautiful...
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    Re: NAMM 2017 Anaheim

    *Eastman also had a killer 815V in a new model with an aged violin finish. It sounded old and played really well, too.
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