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  1. Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    I had a Telecaster that I sold to a friend and immediately regretted it. About a year later I asked him how it was working out for him. He said he was going to sell it because he bought another Tele...
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    Re: Woodstock

    So you really were on acid at Woodstock.....
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    A trip to Elderly

    (NFI)

    I havenít been in to Elderly in a while and I stopped in yesterday. Wow. Thought I had died and gone to mando heaven. They had two Ellis Mandos, one with a one-piece back and another blond...
  4. Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Another glimpse of the madness that is emanating from Gibson lately.
  5. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    I have a K&K in my Breedlove ff and my Acoustic guitar and I go directly into my Fishman Artist with both. It sounds good. I sometimes will use the DI out on the back of the Artist into my Fishman...
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    Re: Song Writers???

    All good advice. There is no right or wrong way to write a song, and a songwriter can’t tell you how to do it, only how they do it. I have found that keeping a journal is essential. Sometimes I write...
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    Re: Long term band

    I’ve played off and on for the last 45 years with the same couple of guys. We’ve had several different bands playing rockabilly, 80s rock, blues, and now acoustic Americana. We’ve had our ups and...
  8. Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    Check in the washer, or the lint trap of your dryer maybe it went to the place where old socks go :)
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    Re: Intentionally Imperfect Tuning

    One time I heard an OT string band with two fiddlers. One was a little sharp or one was a little flat. Iím not sure which, but it sounded terrible and it drove me nuts. I realize that fiddles are...
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    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    And the strap goes over the shoulder, but not over the back.
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    Re: Expensive mandolins

    He also had a habit of ďborrowingĒ guitars from friends and not returning them.....
  12. Re: An extra finger can be incredibly handy

    Then again, Django did pretty with less than a full compliment of digits.
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    Re: Bridge "leaning" toward peghead

    Its the pressure of the angled strings behind the bridge that tries to push the bridge forward. Its easy to fix as noted above. Just don't slack the strings so much that the bridge moves or it will...
  14. Re: Anyone near Camarillo want to make a few bucks?

    Great price for a vintage case. Hope you can arrange it.
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    Re: Giving credit where credit is due

    I bought a Snark a couple years ago and it broke after about two weeks. The store— a well known retailer who is mentioned here often— refused to replace it. I guess I should contact Snark directly.
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    I had an MT for a while. It was a really good Mando. Shoulda hung on to it.....
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    Re: Strap Locks

    I use those plastic thingies that keep your bread bag closed. The best are the heavy duty ones that come on a sack of potatoes. Also have used rubber o-rings and faucet washers. Or you can use a...
  18. Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    Be advised that shipping costs have skyrocketed over the last few years.

    As far as consignment, the usual fee is 20%.
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Everybody says that they're instrument has improved over time but nobody has any recordings to prove it. The recordings would have to be in the same room with the same mic at the same temp and RH,...
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    Re: Leave leather strap on?

    I've left my leather straps on for years with no issues. I did, however, own an Eastman varnished mandolin that the PO left the tuner clamped on to the headstock, and it damaged it.
  21. Re: Externally vs Internally mounted Piezo?

    I have a Breedlove American FF that has an internal K&K mounted with the adhesive supplied by K&K. One of the discs let loose and I had it reattached with CA glue. I can tell the difference between...
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    Re: Thanks Dennis...The Mandolin Store

    You cant go wrong at TMS.
  23. Re: How much should I ask? Weber Black Ice Octave + mandolin

    I would sell separately for the aforementioned reasons. You will have much larger markets for each if you do. Selling as a pair limits the number of buyers.
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    Re: CGDA to GDAE tuning

    Elderly Instruments sells John Pearse TG strings.
  25. Re: This is not your mothers cutting board mandolin..

    When it gets down to $4.25 I might be interested.
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