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  1. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I have a board from the bench to the floor where I hammer in the frets to stabilize the bench.
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    Re: Dampit tube humidifier

    I don't think it is ruined, just a character mark, mine has lots of them.
  3. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    For me I may not like the sunburst on your particular instrument, but I don't care at all for a black top. Easy peasy.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Thanks Bob, my trapdoor has a fyberskin head on it and was wondering why it would have to be skin.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I am not sure why you have to use skin, Elderly has a variety of sizes for banjos, and will order a specific size if you need it. Since you have the skin ordered when you get it you will have to soak...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Same shape, but different engraving. oops upside down.

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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    The tailpiece on my trapdoor is also not flat on top, but curved. It goes over the pot in a rounded shape then flattens out lower. If that makes any sense.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I have a Gibson trapdoor tenor with the same tailpiece cover as pictured above.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I use two sets of tenor banjo strings on my banjo mandolin. Still plenty loud, but not so harsh. Also much less tension, it is a banjo after all. The G string is only a 28 wound. That is the biggest...
  10. Re: Mandolin Orange live streamed performance yesterday

    Definitely and A2, sounds good too.
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    Old strings feel like they have more tension than new ones of the same gauge.
  12. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    Not as fancy as the Delta Queen or the Mississippi Queen, but a sweet little boat.
  13. Thread: Old vs New Oval

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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I have a '22 A2, truss rod, and the playability is as good as any of my newer f hole mandolins. If setup right any mandolin can play well and old Gibson's are no different.
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    I agree, a friendly jam is helpful to new players. If someone doesn't like two finger chords they are not very friendly. We all started with two fingered chords.
    I will, on some tunes, play the...
  15. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    Yes, many times. Loved that boat. The engine man was on there when John Hartford was getting his pilot license aboard the Julia Bell. She was the last of the true paddle wheel boat plying the...
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    Re: String Buzz Octave Mandoline

    I have found the truss rod to be the source of the buzz when playing certain notes. It was loose in the channel and I had to remove a fret around the 6th or 7th fret and put silicone in a hole...
  17. Re: Will installing K&K pickup in a Weber Sage #1 OM decrease val

    There are a lot of expensive instruments with pickups installed. If you are buying one and want a pickup it should have no difference, and may be a plus. If you are buying a collector instrument it...
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    You lowered the action at the bridge, but is it high at the nut. You will spend most of your time learning there, and if it is too high above the first fret nearly all the strings you try will feel...
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    Re: Goodwill Gibson A

    I haven't seen bar frets in old Gibson's. Martins had them, but I don't think Gibson used them.
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    Re: Ebay - A model, lost cause?

    The Everly Brothers sang about this......Dream, Dream Dream Dream, Dream.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    You can change the strap length by moving it to a tuner farther away. Subtle change, but east to do.
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    Re: diminished value from a repair?

    I remember one night when Jim and Kim Lansford, and some other friends, were coming to the house to play music. It had rained and the grass was wet. We had a small, very small, downward slope in the...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

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    Here's how I do it.
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    Re: Convert Grover 309N Tuners to Worm Under?

    I replaced the tuners on my old Gibson long before there were anything available to fit the spacing. I cut the plates at the screw holes to make them fit . They fit the screws holes better if I...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Very nice Sue. I wouldn't drill it for a strap button either. I have a couple that other folks have drilled and I take them out and tie on the headstock. Not behind the nut as I feel it gets in the...
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