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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    If you haven't yet, see your doctor. I suffered for 6 months with pain much like yours, doing everything I could think of to include not playing at all to give the left hand a rest. Nothing worked....
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    Thanks for pointing this out. I have to keep my cats away when changing strings, because they're so attracted to the movement of the strings as I put them on. I have a cat that is crazy for rubber...
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    I also want to thank the moderators and administrators for creating and maintaining a site that is helpful, friendly and interesting. It's a thankless job to maintain such a positive atmosphere. I...
  4. Re: At what point in your build should you avoid heat and humidit

    I'm also in NC, and even though my workshop is insulated, I bring into the house all the wood every day when I'm done working. I figure its safer in the house than in the temperature and humidity...
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    Re: Tremolo technique

    I really like your teaching style. I'm looking forward to the next two installments. Thank you!
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    Re: Charmed life picks

    I have two. I like them for guitar but haven't found one I like for mandolin. The owner is a good guy.
  7. Re: Article: Introducing GreenChip Picks by BlueChip

    Good one for April Fools!
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    And you never know, you might just fall in love with the A style. I thought I'd want to move up to an F after having my first mandolin, a Kentucky KM505 (A style), but I found out that the A style...
  9. Re: Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    The wood is beautiful. How are you going to finish it?
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    Shout out to De Paul Supply

    Due to having to re-do my fretboard, I ran short of 4mm MOP dots...by just 1 dot. I couldn't find anybody selling single dots except De Paul, who I had originally ordered my inlay supplies from. I...
  11. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    I'll never spend that much for a mandolin just because I am not a performer. There are a lot of wonderful instruments of great tone that are appropriate for my "hobby/passion" . That said, I can lust...
  12. Thread: Whatcha up to?

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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    Working on build #2. Just closed up the box and now sanding, probably forever. Next I'll install frets. Anxious to hear the first note on this A style,Gibson-bodied mandolin. The wood is all AAA...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    No, when I inserted the photo I didn't realize it wouldn't display the mandolin at the lower left of the painting. It just doesn't display in the post. You'll have to follow the link to see the...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    I found this while exploring museums online. The painting is resident in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is dated about 1633 and appears to be a celebration related to a successful hunt. You can...
  15. Thread: Fretboard Riser

    by Rdeane
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    Fretboard Riser

    I am building my #2 A style mandolin and have a question about the fretboard riser. #1 was an IV kit. I have to make my own riser and don't see any reference anywhere as to the height relative to...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    I was truly sad at the prospect of losing this forum. Thanks a million for pressing on.
  17. Re: Grover? Gotoh? Schaller? Golden Age Mandolin Tuners?

    I have Gotohs on my Collings, but I prefer the Grover 309s. They are a bit easier to tune and hold tune beautifully. If you want to change the tuner buttons, it's easier to find replacements for...
  18. Re: needing help with using leather dyes on a finish. and help?

    What do you recommend to avoid a splotchy spruce stain? I thought of using a light wash coat of shellac prior to staining. Will the stain take over shellac?
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    It's beautiful! I'm going to finish my current project with Tru Oil. How many coats did you put on it to get that lovely shine?
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    +1 on Sully Straps and Long Hollow
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    Re: Left hand position

    I just watched the videos and can recommend them. They are super easy to understand and clearly explained. I am beginning to focus on my pinky, and I expect these exercises will really help me.
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    Re: What case for my Kentucky KM500

    I found that a Travelite worked great for my KM500 with tone guard and arm rest. It's great for most purposes, but if you're going to be travelling with it other than by auto, I'd get something like...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    I listened to the three tracks, and I much preferred the sound of the 1909. It seemed much more resonant and deeper in tone. All three tracks and instruments are lovely. Thanks for including the...
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    Re: Picking / strumming wrist

    FWIW, my experience may be of some help. Don't assume it's tendinitis unless your doctor has diagnosed it.

    Last summer I started feeling what I thought was tendinitis in my fretting wrist. I...
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    Re: Bought this on Ebay, HANDMADE J.W BRADFORD

    Very cool design. Close enough to traditional but enough creativity to be very attractive. I love the elegant line from the body to the neck.
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