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  1. Re: Ragtime Skedaddlers and The Etcetera String Band

    I'm a fan.
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Suzuki bowlback
    Fender
    Breedlove
    Amateur-built Sullivan F style
    Collings MT2
    Holoubek F5
    Passernig F5 (13 years ago now)

    Oval holes--that's another matter.
  3. Thread: neck bow

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    sorry, trying to delete the post.

    sorry, trying to delete the post.
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    New (to me) Morris 2 point mandolin

    Hi all,
    I just got this mandolin from a fellow member (thanks, Dan!). Number 120, 2008. I've only had it a day but like it a lot. A sweet tone and that compromise that I was looking for in a...
  5. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    I think it helps a lot if you can narrow down what you want in the banjo. 11 or 12 inch pot, type of tone ring, and scale length. I had a Bart Reiter standard (I'm in Canada too and found one in...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Oak Ridge Stomp. My version is mostly from Rhys Jones' fiddle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmKMf5X5WFE
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, it was a pleasure getting to know you a little at Augusta a few years ago. And corresponding with you here every so often. Wishing you peace and comfort and the joy of loved ones in this...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My Passernig F5. Many came and went until I got it 13 years ago. On the other hand, the search for the right oval hole may not be over...
  9. Re: Looking for info on F body built by Jim Harvey of Western MD

    It's a unique variation on the F style, I'd say. The work looks very clean. I love seeing this kind of work. Enjoy it!
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    Re: I'm looking for a $200-$250 Mandolin.

    I don't believe you're going to find a used Eastman at that price. A used older entry-level Kentucky is possible, such as (just for example purposes) this one I found just now on ebay:
    ...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Gibson A4 player.

    Perhaps it made him a better player!
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    Vintage photo of a Gibson A4 player.

    184960

    Here's a nice photo I acquired recently. Wish I knew who it was and where.
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    Re: Woodley Mandolins

    I'm in Toronto and my understanding is he stopped building a long time ago. I've heard two Woodleys played either in jams or onstage and they were both marvellous A style mandolins and great...
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I think I used the gauges mentioned on the Fletcher tenortone site. His are 21 inch scale.
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I only used GDAE. It was good for single note playing, less so for chording. I suspect it likes CGDA better.
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    Sweet. I think they look better with banjo tuners, with that headstock. Of course they originally had friction tuners. Enjoy!
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    Hey, nice! I've owned 3 Regals. I fixed them up and sold them a few years ago. Do sort of wish I'd kept one.
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    Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I bought this small (23" scale) guitar for $30 from a guy. (We did it in a parking lot, like it was a drug deal.) All laminate El Degas, which was a distributor (in the 60s and 70s?).

    The bridge...
  19. Re: Stressful Times: Bringing New 'E' Up To Tune!

    Scares me too. I've broken plenty. So I do it slowly, and I pluck the string as i turn the knob to make sure the note is going up. If it's stuck I lower it again and start over.
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    There is also Neil Rosenberg's "Bluegrass Generation," a lively memoir of working for Bill Monroe and the early 60s scene. I really liked it.

    of course there is Mark Zwonitzer's biography of the...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    Looking at the Washburn book, I see that the mandolin has the headstock commonly called "art deco." It was introduced in 1920 or after (replacing the "stairstep" headstock), which narrows the date...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    Will be interesting if someone can identify the guitar.

    And what's more, who made their matching pinstripe suits? Which indicates that they were likely a performing duo.
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    Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    I recently picked up this swell photo. A style B, I believe. It's a postcard photo; nothing on the back unfortunately.183633
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Perhaps you need to be clearer in your mind whether you want a hybrid or a true F4/2 style. Northfield's are hybrids of course. If you want a true one I'd really consider getting a vintage Gibson...
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    Re: Quick Gibson A set up question

    Actually, I found one. I decided I'd prefer a paddlehead, had one from a dealer sent to me that looked good, and liked it but then realized it had a bow in the neck. Sent it back, too. Thought I...
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