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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    I had the exact same experience with the Golden Age tuners that came on my Collings MT mandola. At the request of Collings, StewMac sent me a replacement set - they were no better. Purchased a set...
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    Re: Bunch mandolin

    Seventeen or so years ago I met a fellow named "Carlos Bunch" at Cumberland State Park near Crossville, TN. He made and played his own mandolin and in talking with him he'd made a few and sold them....
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I've had a set of (.11-.40) XT's on my 2010 Weber Fern A model for about a month and I'm pleased with how (for a mandolin) they seem to stay in tune during a two hour weekly jam and practice time...
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    Re: Upgrading a tailpiece

    I've changed the tailpiece on three mandolins from the original to a James. I couldn't really tell any difference in the tone, volume, etc. However, changing strings on the James is so much easier....
  5. Re: Flatiron Signature Series F5 Master Model

    I know this is an old thread, but I just discovered it and thought I would add the following information to it. I own Flatiron F5 Master model #9212731. I ordered it through a small music store in...
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    Re: Looking for set up in Washington

    If you're in the Kitsap Peninsula or Olympic Peninsula area I would recommend Gail Hester. Very pleased with her work this year on two of my mandolins.
  7. Re: Midnight on the Water-10.Anniversary of my Pomeroy A2 Mandol

    Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Avery Mandolin Straps

    I don't know if he is still making straps, but I have an older business card of his with his summer phone #.

    419-636-4652

    I still use straps(4) I purchased from him 15 years ago and love them. ...
  9. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change mine from jedennis to Eldon Dennis
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    Good luck in your search and hopefully you will find the "compromise" that works for you. It seems many of us are always on the search for that "sound in our head", thus MAS!
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    I don't know the answer to your question about needing a different gauge for your longer scale length. As I recall the D'Addario flattops only come in the EFT76 gauge (at least that's the only one's...
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    I found this set of strings to be very nice sounding and easy playing on my Collings Mandola. They are not as loud, but have a nice warm sound and you don't notice the noise when making slides. All...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

    I agree with some of the other commenters, it will not get better and the longer you wait the greater the risk of some permanent damage. I've had both wrist done (approximately 20 years ago) and I...
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    Re: Stewmac Tuner sale

    Agree that Collings and StewMac were great about providing replacements for my Collings MT mandola. However, after receiving and installing the second replacement set from StewMac and still having...
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    Re: .017" A strings?

    In reply to Chris B.

    Just the heavy A strings. I replaced the 0.017 with a 0.016 and liked the set just fine. I also liked their medium set on my Flatiron F5.
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    Re: .017" A strings?

    Siminoff "Straight Up Strings" Heavy has 0.017 A strings. I tried them on my Weber Fern A Model and they were just too "stiff" for my taste.
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  17. Re: Stopping the strings resonating behind the bridge?

    The link below is the internet source I found for the little rubber grommets. The part number I ordered was #9600K17 and the price was $4.07 for a package of 100.

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  18. Re: Any Mandolin Players on the Southern Oregon Coast?

    Helen - you're going to be very greatly missed here in Sequim! We've so much enjoyed our jam times with you and watching your rapid progress. Keep that great-grandpa's mandolin busy once you're all...
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    Re: Modifications to my 1N?

    I ordered a Cumberland bridge for my Flatiron flat-top and it just wouldn't go low enough. The bridge is first class looking, but the action was just way to high with it on.
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    Re: Looking at BlueChip picks.

    When I purchased my first BC I was surprised by how much I liked the speed bevel. I am currently using CT 55 with the speed bevel and find it a very versatile pick. However, I read that some folks...
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    Re: Blue Chip picks website down?

    I just checked and was able to select and add a pick to the cart with no problem. Didn't proceed to purchase, but it seemed to be working normally.
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    Re: Loar type adjustable to Brekke?

    I'm certainly no mando expert, just one of those people that likes to "fine tune" and experiment.

    A few years ago I tried an original Brekke bridge(wedge adjustment) as a replacement on my...
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    Re: Modern mandolas

    For what it's worth I really enjoy my Collings MT mandola. It's 15.9 inch scale length is much easier for me to play than one with a longer scale. The sound is different from that of an older...
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    Re: Overtone Grommets

    I can't find the previous post, but three or four years ago a post was on the Cafe that gave the following information about the source of the small grommets at a more reasonable cost.
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    Re: Questions Flatiron A-5 artist

    My 1992 F5 Flatiron Master is x braced. It is signed by Bruce Weber and was made in Montana.
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