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    Re: The Loar LM 600 VS

    I recently swapped about $200 worth of welding for a The Loar LM 600VS. My reaction to the very first note I played was WOW! Loud and bright. Sure, it needs some adjusting but nothing major. A...
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    I remember when John Reischman bought his F5 Loar for $8K (late 1970's) and I thought he WAY overpaid for it. HAH!!!! Inflation truly is a bit#h.
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    Re: Virzi "Tone destroyer"

    Yep.........I'm looking for another one but gonna keep the virzi '23. I love collecting teens and 20's F4's and F2's..........
    F5's?? Yeah, but first I'll have to rob a few banks or win the...
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    Re: Virzi "Tone destroyer"

    Thanks for the quick replies. I assumed the same as has been mentioned. I'll leave it alone. Saves me a lot of worry .
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    Virzi "Tone destroyer"

    Couple questions: Is there a way to remove a Virzi "sound amplifier" from a 1923 Gibson F-2 mandolin thru the oval sound hole without damaging the instrument? Would doing it reduce its value?
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    Re: Good Ol' Persons

    My first introduction to the band was right when Sally Van Meter joined them. Paul Shelaski was on mandolin, Laurie Lewis on violin, Kathy Kallick guitar, Markie Shubb bass, and Sally on dobro &...
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    Re: "The Loar" LM600VS

    Thanks Paul,
    The one I acquired had a few minor finish issues around the inner edges of the F holes. The machines were cheap, made in Korea. The rectangular case is without "The Loar"...
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    Re: "The Loar" LM600VS

    The person I got it from said he bought it thru the Music Link. I'll send them an email and see how responsive they are. Hmmm, "musta left it in China"....how clever!
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    "The Loar" LM600VS

    I am looking for any information regarding the early, prototype versions of this mandolin. The one I have has no paper label or stamping of any kind inside the instrument. How many were made? Is...
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    Re: The Loar LM-600-VS

    OOOPS........I hit he wrong button!
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    Re: The Loar LM-600-VS

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    I received this instrument as payment for work I performed on a customer's Weber. I was told it was an early model....
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    Re: The Loar LM-600-VS

    I find the case to be top heavy, especially with loaded pockets. Remove the instrument and over she goes! The foam padding seems quite thin with the feel of wood just under the surface. I would...
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    Re: The Loar LM-600-VS

    Yup, that's the case. Seems to be a lot of wasted space inside. And, I'm not a big fan of those ouside pockets. When I walked into a local music store, the owner thought I had a Tommy gun! But,...
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    Re: The Loar LM-600-VS

    Ok then! For $300 (over $100 of which is in the tuners and bridge) it appears I lucked out and have a nice addition to my collection. But.....who designed that BIG gaudy looking case????
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    The Loar LM-600-VS

    I recently took a "The Loar" LM-600-VS in trade for some repair work. I was not familiar with this instrument, but I figured that by adding a decent bridge and quality tuners I could recoup my $300...
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    Re: Question about tuner washers

    I've had an experience (which ultimately required replacing the cheapo Korean made Schaller knockoffs) with the "toiletoid" buttons crumbling in my hands long before getting anywhere near standard...
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    Re: Reischman's setup?

    I remember when John first was given the opportunity to buy that Loar. If I told you what he paid for it, you'd never believe me. Funny thing is, in those days it was considered top dollar!
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