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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    Due to some arthritis in my hand, I decided to reshape the neck of my Northfield Big Mon. After removing the finish and reshaping, I stained it with some amber/brown aniline dye and finished it...
  2. Thread: Who Dat?

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    Re: Who Dat?

    Looks like Bill Amatneek.174443
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    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    I'm not particularly a fan of the white finish or paddle head, but when I visited Austin in July, that A-3 at Fiddlers Green was my favorite sounding instrument in their mandolin room, and compared...
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    Re: Weird thing about the Jim Dunlop Primetone Picks

    I like the grippy PT's, with the grippy removed, better than the smoothies. Non-rehabilitated TS pick users should try them. Just sand off the grippy pebbles, reshape the bevels, and buff with...
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    Re: That Gil Can Sing!

    Here you go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MymWc4pPQCg
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    Re: I might be addicted....Molly Tuttle

    Here's a wonderful rendition of Gentle On My Mind by Molly featuring some tasty mandolin by Joe Walsh.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTj_wY_6Tas
  7. Re: Bill Monroe's Lloyd Loar Mandolin #73987 Returned Post-Repair

    I'm afraid that I can't locate the bookmark for the site where pic #4 appeared. Seems like it might have been posted on an old Café thread, and I think it was just a peghead only shot only as I...
  8. Re: Bill Monroe's Lloyd Loar Mandolin #73987 Returned Post-Repair

    I think you are right about pic #4, Henry. I don't know what that mandolin really is. Here's a couple other pics from after the 1980 repair, and it does look different.


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  9. Re: Bill Monroe's Lloyd Loar Mandolin #73987 Returned Post-Repair

    After looking through old Café threads, The Mandolin Archives, The F5 Journal, Walter Carter’s new book, and old articles in FRETS and Bluegrass Unlimited for information about the various styles of...
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    Re: Monel mandolin strings

    Good news for Monel lovers! Curt Mangan Strings now has Monel mandolin strings available, and I just got my first set yesterday. Medium gauge is 11-15-26-40, which is just perfect in my book. I...
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    Re: Who played mandolin on Tony Rice's On and On ?

    The liner notes say it is Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin and tenor vocal.
    And now I see that while I was pulling out the CD, this information became old news!
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    Re: Correct '24 Snakehead Bridge

    Well, there's this: http://www.mandolinarchive.com/documents/junior.pdf No description of the bridge, but the picture looks like a one-piece. There are also numerous photos in the A Jr section...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    The Northfield web site now lists the Deluxe "Airloom" fiberglass case as a custom feature with the Big Mon. There is no picture or information about price. I assume that these are new and more...
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    Re: Northfield finish issues ?

    Thanks for the information sblock and yes, I am nerd enough to find this all very interesting. I think Northfield is doing everything they can to achieve the highest possible consistency with what...
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    Re: Northfield finish issues ?

    I got a beautiful new Big Mon F5 in August. Within a couple weeks it developed several pea-sized milky spots on the front and back despite being kept in a climate controlled environment. At first I...
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    Re: Found under the bed

    It looks a lot like this example of an A model: http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/81653 I think they often added the silkscreen peghead logo when they were sent back to the factory...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    I received my new Big Mon this weekend. I could not be more pleased. I got a red spruce top, sugar maple back, and the large sound holes. It sounds like a young, frisky Aretha Franklin. Every...
  18. Re: Gibson Jam Master-anyone know this mandolin in the listing

    The Duff was X-braced and was a fine mandolin, but I was just never crazy about the tone. It seemed a bit dull to me. It may well be a matter of my own taste. The Fern was the best of the lot,...
  19. Re: Gibson Jam Master-anyone know this mandolin in the listing

    Well, what I finally learned after going through a Flatiron F-5 Artist, '03 Gibson Fern, '02 Gibson F-5G, a Duff F-5 and a few others was that you don't always get more just because you pay more. ...
  20. Re: Gibson Jam Master-anyone know this mandolin in the listing

    The radius is actually 14". See this thread: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?51219-Gibson-Jam-Masters-New-Models&highlight=master
    I love mine and find the nut width and radius...
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    Re: Bluegrass Album Band reunion

    Don't you mean 6 LP's? The Bluegrass Compact Disc Vol I and II both seem to contain a mix of tracks from volumes 1-4 (and maybe 5?), and not all of the songs are even included. The Down The Road...
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    Re: oldtime mandolin workshop ideas?

    Here's a pretty good article with some historical information and other stuff.

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?74698-Full-mandolin-article-from-The-Old-Time-Herald
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    Re: The definitive mandolin Christmas recording list

    Another good one with some fine mandolin playing is An Americana Christmas which features Ronnie McCoury, Norman and Nancy Blake, Vassar Clements, James Bryan, and Roy Huskey Jr.
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    Re: Ira Louvins Snakehead

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    Here's a color version which was used as the inside cover on Christmas With The Louvin Brothers CD on the Razor & Tie label. Not sure if it was on the original Capital album.
  25. Re: Question, “How small was the Gibson Jam Master run?”

    So let's see, apparently about 15 were made before they started writing in the numbers. The first 100 made were supposed to be numbered and signed by David Harvey, but they were not numbered in...
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