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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I believe that's the legendary "nine pound hammer"(?)

    One can finagle with the cover's rim, using needle-nose pliers, to "loosen it up" a bit -- but beware the too-loose cover (not to be confused...
  2. Thread: Zenison

    by allenhopkins
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    Re: Zenison

    Yeah, but that's a lot of doe for what you get.

    I know I make great puns, doncha all fawn on me.
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    by MikeEdgerton
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    Re: Zenison

    No, I gave it to a young friend that wanted to learn to play.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Seriously, though, I end up using a small flathead screwdriver to start moving the tailpiece cover on my SOL (and Gibson A Jr for that matter). Both are very tight fitting and difficult to remove....
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Gee, maybe he was being, I dunno, sarcastic? :confused: :disbelief: :whistling:
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I had a similar experience with the exact same type of tailpiece cover. When I told one of the moderators about it, he was like, what are you talking about, nobody has ever had a difficult time with...
  7. Thread: Zenison

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Zenison

    Someone once gave me a Jettison mandolin and I knew exactly what to do with it. :)
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    by Charles E.
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    Re: Zenison

    And I bet it only cost a Buck.
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    by jim simpson
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    Re: Zenison

    I once owned a Venison, it was very deer to me.
    *ok, I'll go back to my corner, lol!
  10. Re: Vega cylinderback with no logo ... made for the trade?

    They are not good at replying to inquires either (it's been 24 hours, almost). Maybe they don't work on Fridays. :(
    So I did what any red blooded American would do ...I put in a bid.

    I've never...
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    Re: Bela at Carnegie Hall

    For my birthday yesterday, my son invited me to fly to NYC to go to this concert with him! I’ve got a flight and I am beyond excited! :)
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    I purchased it!

    Anyone want to buy a lefty D28, LSL bad bone, or Fender Princeton special edition?! :-D
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    Re: old timey challenge

    Look at this. OMG. I guess I am late to the party. You Are My Sunshine by a band called The Dead South. It brings out a darkness that has always been there in the "original" lyrics and but not...
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    You should always buy two instruments at a time so they won't feel the need to compete (good idea, huh?)!
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    Re: URGENT: Found stolen Pegasus case - Goshen, IN

    Another sidetrack....I retired from design engineering just over 10 years ago. I used to have this quote on my wall. "Statistics are a group of numbers looking for an argument".

    That said, it...
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    Re: Strap Button Washer

    ACE Hardware has a good supply. I posted one a while back.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/155001-Lakota-mandolin-straps?p=1831031&viewfull=1#post1831031
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    Re: Strap Button Washer

    This particular size isn't real common, doubtful the big box stores would have them. I got them from a seller on eBay. Just search "7/8 OD X 3/8 ID X 1/16 thick" and you'll find them. Re the Fender...
  18. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    Paleontology, micropaleontology to be more accurate (I did that as a career for many years)
  19. Re: Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    “Turn your blackberries off” ;)
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Very cool, Sue. I think it is very important as mandolin players to at least experience living with the joys of vintage Gibsons. I love the look of this one even the metal armrest and the wear of the...
  21. I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    I continue to study mandolin with guitar and it is my new composition - maybe it will be interesting for someone!)
    As always, I give the timecode - the mandolin line starts at 1.35 (If someone is...
  22. Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    if you have the time, this is worth just playing in the background if you are doing house work or something,



    What a perfect moment captured in time
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Yes, Sue, it is best not to hang her on a nail.
    Gibson mandolins of this age are susceptible to cracking from rapid changes in humidity and/or humidity below 30-35%.

    The best way to prevent this...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    A nice old mando that will get more respect than it's seen for a while, I'd guess. That case is one of the least sanitary bits of music equipment I've ever seen.

    D.H.
  25. Another young player to keep your eye on...Joselyn Sky

    Joselyn also plays ukulele, harp, piano and guitar. She has her own youtube channel with over a thousand subscribers.
    It will be interesting to see where music takes her.
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