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  1. Re: National Mandolin Tailpiece, repair or replace?

    ^THIS^

    Plus, you could also contact National Guitars (formerly National Resonator) about it. They might just have exactly the part you want, or might even make one for you.
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    Re: semi hemispherical fretting

    I could see using semi hemispherical fret end work on the most visible bass side of the fingerboard, and then install the frets, level them and do the fret ends on the treble side in the conventional...
  3. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    At least here, most of the least expensive (and some of the moderately expensive) Asian import mandolins require a full setup before they are playable. Between less detailed Q/A and shipping, frets...
  4. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    In 2016 there was a Musician's Friend blowout sale of the Michael Kelly LFSTB models... $199(US) for most of them before they ran out. Made in the PRC, these are big-factory, mostly CNC-shaped...
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    Re: Gypsy-Jazz Style Mandolin Plans

    If I were out to buy a mandolin specifically for Gypsy -- and I've been tempted -- the Giacomel style mandolins would be the ones I'd be looking most seriously at.

    No idea if the plans are even...
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    Re: Fret sprout question

    Unseated ("sprouting") frets can be tapped down with a proper fret hammer. There are also fret clamps available for purcha$e that very handily re-seat frets by clamping instead of using a fret...
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    Re: Is my truss rod broken?

    The recommendations to wait for a week or so for the string tension to affect the whole instrument are good... But after that, the frets should be tap-checked for seating and then leveled. Anyway,...
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    Re: Is my truss rod broken?

    Has this instrument been setup yet? Have the frets been tap-checked for seating, and then leveled?

    If not, you really won't know for sure that there is no relief until that work is done...
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  9. Re: Spotted in Phoenix- a Parrot and early Orville

    Yup, and the pics in the archives show a strap pin hole in that heel cap. Interesting.
  10. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    Sad to hear this.

    It would be nice to be able to publicly post the security vid somewhere. That might get some action. In Oregon this qualifies as Theft in the First Degree. Probably not very...
  11. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    We have a close musician friend -- a fine musician -- who is left handed and plays left handed with standard right handed instruments. He plays mandolin, guitar and double bass. All standard...
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    Re: South State 48 - looks awesome!

    Ahhh, sorry you couldn't make it. Was very pleasant, nice outdoor venue, excellent weather.

    Get well soon Lucas!
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    Re: South State 48 - looks awesome!

    My wife and I were there yesterday. Very nice time. Lots of jamming, lots of nice bluegrass folks. Saw and talked with Matt, good to see you there! Lucas, did we meet there at all?
  14. Re: F5 Upgrade Guidance - Gibson, Collings, Northfield

    I was going to point out the tone difference too, but I recognize that I've got a strong Gibson bias. People do talk about Gibson tone like it doesn't come from other modern manufacturers -- I...
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    Re: South State 48 - looks awesome!

    Ok, gotcha... I'll look forward to seeing you! I suspect there will be a good assortment of Sorensen mandolins there.
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    Re: South State 48 - looks awesome!

    I'll look for you. White beard too. Probably wearing a black leather Marlow topper and playing an '02 F-9 in "Vintage Brown".

    Leaving the banjo, Dobro and double bass home. You can have lots of...
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    Re: South State 48 - looks awesome!

    I heard yesterday that there may still be a small handful of un-booked rooms available for this event. Worth checking into for people interested in staying there.

    My wife and I have decided to go...
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    Re: When you get injured...

    Sorry to hear about your fall and injury Ranald. Like you, I've found that sometimes being in a re-learning mode due to physical problems is a good thing, it can result in unanticipated...
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    Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    Actually, the description and picture that the URL points to describes an armrest that includes an integral tailpiece. The armrest apparently does not come without the built-in tailpiece, which is...
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    Yes, sorry, I was being a little facetious about the strap, although the Bass Buggy is on my DB most of the time, so it does have that strap in place. I do sit whenever I can bring my portable high...
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    Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    I have standard CA armrests on both of my F-style mandolins. They probably aren't as comfortable as some of the larger sculpted, small-shop made armrests that we often see available, but personally...
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    I always use a strap with mandolin, banjo and Dobro, standing or sitting. Part of the reason is my lower back does better if I do, and for the same reason I also tend to sit while playing whenever...
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    Re: Pain in fretting hand

    I've got RA in the hands that has resulted in a trigger left thumb and a trigger right ring finger... After talking with my MD, a DPT and an OT specialist, immobilizing finger braces were my...
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    Re: ISO Luthier to carve and install new top

    Sorry to see this. If it were me, I'd definitely replace it ASAP so I have something nice to play again. But also...

    At this point, you have nothing to lose.

    If it were me, I'd learn from...
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    Re: NMD, But there's a problem

    Just tune it like a banjo and she won't have anything to do with it! :grin:

    (Actually, a better solution is to get one for her too!)
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