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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Just got home with the F2. Lotta driving.
    Yeah, there were angels and rainbows. It looks and sounds amazing. Amazing. I knew in about 3 seconds.
    The pictures don't do it justice. I'll post pictures...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Yes, Sue bought my F-2. The price reflected what I paid for it, and the numerous repairs I made, mainly the refret. "Luthier' can indeed mean many things these days, which is why I listed a link to...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    It would only be #5 if you leave out mandolin banjos and octophones.
    1-4 total were slightly higher than the asking price for the F2, not counting setup, needed repairs, or additional cases. Pretty...
  4. Video demo of my new Craig Wilson "Griffith Loar"Tribute mandolin

    https://youtu.be/qzNPojq25hI

    wilsonmandolins.com
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I wonder how will they wear. The glass filled plastics tend to wear into somewhat grainy surface and will be hard to polish back to smooth without some special abrasives because of the glass fibers....
  6. Thread: Griffith Loar

    by EvanElk
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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Thanks Pheffernan - that's a great question. I don't consider myself any kind of expert, but I have gotten to experience quite a few mandos. Of the mandolins that folks brought to the get together,...
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    Here is the sound of my Lawrence Smart mandola - did that vid some time ago as a mic/pickup comparison.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpV2kP8UFqE&t=70s
  8. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    This was well done. Appreciate the time and effort that went into this. These blind comparison threads are always so humbling for those of us that are constantly seeking that special something. She...
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    Re: Action high - but why, I cry!

    Rising action on a guitar is usually the top rising from string pressure, as opposed to sinking, causing the need to reset the neck to the new top height. Different stress on a mandolin. The top will...
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    Re: Action high - but why, I cry!

    [QUOTE=Willi Bahrenberg

    One photo shows that the bridge is set as low as it goes so the action must have gotten higher over time.



    Please help me understand what you are asking. If the...
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    Re: Action high - but why, I cry!

    That can be true. However, more often than not, I can often dress the frets and modify the bridge to get mandolins playing again as long as the neck joint hasn't moved or the neck relief isn't...
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    "Conversely, Jeff Hildreth has consistently posted that anything less than a wide nut is unplayable for him."


    True then, true now. Anything less than 1 3/16ths is, for me, unplayable. I prefer...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    Thank you, Pat! That was very helpful information. I checked out your reference you shared. It’s a beauty!
  14. Re: Installing a K&K in OM - Question about location of endpin ja

    I didn't get around to doing it this past weekend, but plan on tackling this project this coming one. I ended up buying #42 (the answer to life, the universe, and everything else) directly from Mike...
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    That's a lovely tone.
  16. Re: Tear drop or pear-shaped A style--what's your preference?

    Well.....I'd say get one of each, play 'em a while and make the decision you like them both.
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    Nugget Tailpiece on Flat-Top

    I was just changing strings on my flat-top and noticing how quickly it goes since I put a Nugget (by Northfield) tailpiece on this mandolin. I thought I'd give a quick post on this tailpiece in case...
  18. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    https://www.banjostudio.com/collections/openback-5-string-banjos/products/ome-omega-openback-5-string-banjo

    https://folkwaymusic.com/new-instruments/item/id.4146

    There you go!
  19. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Lol. P, the tone on an 11 inch is more suitable towards Adam Hurt style playing. The Flora is more Abigail Washburn style. So, neither one is going anywhere anytime soon.
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Having owned several of the brands in this thread I think the builder mentioned that comes closest to the tone you seek in my experience is Kimble. When I listen to Castle Studios I hear those...
  21. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Hilarie Buhrans if you are looking to learn tunes. There is also Banjoquest if you want to learn techniques.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Looks like it's going to happen. Sending him a deposit. :mandosmiley:

    Already passed the hurdle of mentioning it and hearing about how many instruments I already have.
    I played the investment...
  23. Thread: OM Sinking Top

    by rcc56
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    Re: OM Sinking Top

    Yes, try the EJ 80 set. They are the heaviest set I would use on any octave mandolin. You might even need to go a little lighter.
    The 72's are a very heavy set, and not only will they tear an OM...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    It's about 2-1/2 hours away. I messaged him a bit ago :cool:
    We'll see what happens.
  25. Re: Black Walnut flat-back Mandolin just finished

    Let's try again. Here are the pictures (I hope).

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