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    Re: Broken Headstock Curl

    Yes, I’ve seen those pictures of Bill’s but Charley D. put a new headstock overlay. I did it somehow not Kids to blame or dogs, cats or turtles either.
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    Re: Broken Headstock Curl

    I did not think it would just break, but I don’t recall any drops or hard knocks.Thans John. There are a couple of guitar repair luthiers.
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    Broken Headstock Curl

    I opened the case to take my Mandolin to a gig this afternoon (Wed) and noticed a crack at the big curl on the headstock. I know this happens often. I played it Monday night at a gig wiped it down...
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    Re: Taking tuner buttons off

    The original tuners are NOT smooth, tge replacements are. Well, I used a stack of open end wrenches wedged between the tuner fram and tge button and was able to pry them off no breakage. Plus the...
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    Re: Taking tuner buttons off

    I may try wedging a couple of wrenches under the pearloid buttons and pry them off that way.
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    Re: Taking tuner buttons off

    I want to replace the tuners that are on the Mandolin with a set I have on hand, but use the black buttons on them. The new tuners may be Grover’s not sure.
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    Taking tuner buttons off

    I have a set of F style tuners with pearloid buttons. They have a screw on the end. I am not sure what brand they are, but are very smooth. They have a different screw threading than my Gotohs.
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    Re: J. Bovier F5 or Loar 600/700 with CA bridge

    I have had 2 J Bovier mandolins, one A model X braced very nice and al custom J Bovier special that I bought directly from Jeff and it is a fine mandolin. I have played a The Loar LM-700. A good...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Gibson F9?

    I had an F-9 and 2 A-9s they played great and sounded wonderful . But I wanted something with just little more ornamentation.
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    Re: Low End Kentucky VS Washburn

    One of my friends has a washburn like the one you are looking at and ut sound very good in our jams. Only when you reach a level of preforming or recording will there be a substantial difference in...
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    Re: Nut files recommendation please

    The Stu Mac files are great, but expensive for hobbiest. I found a cheap-quality and inexpensive on EBay. I use welder's tip files to polish and finish the grooves. The tip files come like feeler...
  12. Re: Help with terrible sounding K&K Twin Mandolin Pickup

    I use a LR Bagga Para DI which has several features to shape the tone. I use it with a banjo also which requires a very different setup on the Para DI.
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    Re: comparison of samsung tab and ipad

    I just updated my iPad and did a lot of soul searching and research. I also have a 7" android device so had hands on experience with both platforms. My wife has a 12" iPad Pro.
    The 12" with a...
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    Re: Festival camping advise

    I take a cot or Air bed. I do like one of those pop out canopies to block the sun and have a little shade or maybe Shelter from a light drizzling rain.
    As far as cooking I'll take some of...
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    Re: well, that was fast...

    I have had a custom built Bill Northcut mandolin since 1988 and have had the frets dressed once about 5 years ago. I bought an Eastman MD 615 in 2005. I had the Eastman 615 for about 6 months and...
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    Re: Suggestion for android reader

    I like The program I use on my iPad and I will continue to use Dropbox as a transfer file between both devices. I was really looking for something to you for the android.
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    Re: Suggestion for android reader

    I have a small LG Tablet (7") that is convent to carry in a case for back up. I use an IPad with "FourScore" and transfer files from Dropbox which is linked to my android LG so most of the same...
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    Suggestion for android reader

    I'm looking for a program that will read cord sheets and PDF files.
    I would like to be able to put together a set list and to access the funds alphabetically do not need one that reads music...
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    Re: I had no idea.

    The Chinese ones that I tried did not live up to the original but I thought they were better at the Eppiphone MM 50. I guess you sometimes get what you pay for as I remember about 20% more thN Eppi.
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    Re: Where to find J Bovier

    I appreciated all the help in selectting my F5T. We talked about what sound I was lokking for and he put a custom SS# on the label. I have a fine mandolin mathring more every day. This mandolin is...
  21. Re: Ideas to get a replacement pick guard for Pava #14

    Have you tried Tom Ellis' shop?
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    Re: Looking for a Beginner Mandolin - Help

    Good choice, I've iwned seceral over the years & and some were not all that great. earlier Chinese builds and first run Korean made. This batch are some of their best made.
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    Re: JBovierA5 vs Eastman 505

    When I ordered my J Bovier black top F-5T directly I spoke to Jeff C about finding one tgat closely matched the tone I was looking for. He did a good job on selecting one for me. My 1st preference...
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    Re: JBovierA5 vs Eastman 505

    I would not use "chunkier" just larger nut width. Eastmans a little more V on the profile.
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    Re: Newbie Question

    On those few occasion when I use a capo on mandolin I use my Shrubb banjo/mandolin capo. Ironically it is usually at Church. Keyboards m-piano like flatts.
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