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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Yes, I was always under the impression that a refinished instrument is worth half of full value-that's what I was taught anyway, so even at 90K its pretty deep right? So if it wasn't refinished would...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Q: What's a four-letter word for 'NMD Killer'?
    A; 'Wife'
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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...
  4. Re: need help, neck profile compare of Ellis A and Pava

    Thanks. I guess my assumption that the Ellis A-style neck was the same profile as the F-style neck was incorrect?

    Here's a photo (poor quality cell-phone camera) of the necks on my Ellis F5 and...
  5. Re: need help, neck profile compare of Ellis A and Pava

    My Ellis A5 has the same neck profile as Ivan's.
  6. Re: need help, neck profile compare of Ellis A and Pava

    From Tobin - "The Ellis line has a more V-shaped neck profile,.....". Mine doesn't. The profile on mine is almost identical to my Weber Fern - very rounded with no sign of a 'vee'. You might be able...
  7. Re: need help, neck profile compare of Ellis A and Pava

    No, they're not. The Ellis line has a more V-shaped neck profile, while the Pava line is more U-shaped.

    I notice the difference when switching between my Ellis F5 Special and my wife's Pava. ...
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    Re: The Slow Downer

    At 50% or 70% there is almost no change or affect at all. Especially with dry recordings. Pitch remains same. One of modern software marvels imo. Below 40% there starts to be a increasing...
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    Re: The Slow Downer

    No, at least in the case of the Amazing Slow-Downer, which is why such programs are great. They slow it down while maintaining the original pitch.
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    Re: new gibson octave cutaway

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    Re: new gibson octave cutaway

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    Re: new gibson octave cutaway

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    Re: Custom Mandolin Questions

    Hi Bill,
    I've been playing mandolin steadily since I was 15 years old and I am now 32, playing everything from Bill Monroe, David Grisman, Sam Bush to Chris Thile as well as compose my own. (I was...
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    Re: Vincent Black Lightning 52'

    Have you heard Richard Thompson's original version? Awesome.
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    Re: Mandolin for Dummies

    Thanks for the suggestion. I was able to open the audio files on Ipad using an ap called Filemaster.
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    Re: Mandolin for Dummies

    Try this link, posted on this forum by Don Julin.
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?92576-Dummies-Audio-Tracks&highlight=dummies
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    Re: how much does humidity matter?

    John is spot on in his description of what happens to wood during humidity shifts. And that it is most critical during the building phase goes with out saying.

    There is something that does make me...
  18. Thread: how much?

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    Re: how much?

    Its nobodies business.

    The two questions I refuse to give a straight answer to:

    How much did you pay for that mandolin?

    "Not as much as I could have."

    How long have you been playing...
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    Re: Understanding Prices

    There is a strange game that has developed over the years where a manufacturer assigns a price to an item, then sells it to dealers at a "discount" price. Many times, different dealers get different...
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