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    Re: How many of you knew or knew of Don Brown?

    I didn't realize this was an old thread on which I already posted. As least my story about Don is consistent. DOH!
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    Re: How many of you knew or knew of Don Brown?

    I worked with Don Brown and his sons Denny and Don Jr. for many years. I was put on the same team with Don Sr. at the Wentzville GM plant. I liked Bluegrass before I met Don and had bought a mandolin...
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    Re: Dave Olney rests in peace

    What a way for a songwriter to go, in the middle of a song, on stage. My wife and I had the privilege of sitting about 5 feet away from David at the Bluebird Cafe a couple of years ago. It was...
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    Re: Why is this Gibson being called an A-5?

    My first Gibson mandolin was the oval hole gumby, it sounded like a brick with strings on it. No volume, and harsh & brash were it's redeeming tonal qualities. Thankfully, I've since learned what a...
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    The store owner who brought the guitar to me stopped by with more repair work on Monday. He told me the man's daughter picked the Hummingbird up over the weekend and was very happy with it and a bit...
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    The story was that the guy committed suicide, maybe he could have been charged with attempted murder on the guitar, had he survived. Might be more than one song here!
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Skip is correct it is a battery clip. Thanks for the compliments. It has a nice tone, but not a lot of volume. It is a very sad story Allen. Since it came into my shop I've wondered what would make...
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

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    I finally got this one back together and playing. The Microban seems to have done the mold killing job very well. There's no odor of mold, though some stains remain. I...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Back in the late 90s or very early 00s, Dana made a deal with Akai (if I remember correctly) and they tried to take the company over from him, he nearly lost the right to use his own name. That was...
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    Re: Measuring the top/back through soundhole.

    MAG-ic Probe. magicprobe.net, or a Hacklinger gauge.
  11. Re: So what would a 27" scale mandocello sound like?

    I don't have any sound or video clips of that one. The sound wasn't vastly different, I just thought the C string in particular had a "better" tone and projection on the longer scale. I have large...
  12. Re: So what would a 27" scale mandocello sound like?

    Yes it is. That's the one.
  13. Re: So what would a 27" scale mandocello sound like?

    Matt (Mandowalt) and I talked about the scale length a lot before we decided to go with 27" on the advice of Rick Turner and Paul Hostetter, and others. Tone was the big factor in going with 27"....
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Something called Microban has been recommended by a mold remediation specialist, I'm going to give it a try first. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

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    This a 2007 Gibson Hummingbird that was submerged in the Missouri river. Apparently a troubled man handcuffed himself to the steering wheel and drove into the river with his...
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    Re: Richlite bridges

    I'm finishing up a Martin 000 kit for a customer and it has a Richlite FB and bridge. I've had no problems with it at all, fretting was no different than ebony. Up close you can tell, it's too...
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    Re: Incra Measuring Tools

    I have a handful of Incra tools. A mitre gauge for my table saw, a 6" square, the 12" precision bend rule, and the 6" T rule. They are high quality tools, all very well made and well thought out. For...
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    Re: Water based Finish

    I have been using EM6000 for several years and I think its wonderful stuff. I tried KTM9 and it turned me off water based finishes for years, it was absolutely horrible for me. I interviewed Jay...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Wonderful news that his website will continue. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul years ago, though I didn't know him well. He did help with advice via email on more than one occasion. I'm sorry...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    So very sorry to hear this news Ivan, I will keep you any prayers. I'm with Dale, keep one mandolin and banjo, you never know, things may work out better than you are feeling they may now! Stay...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    Just finished this "Man-jo!" The customer came up with that name and I like it better than banjo-in! It's loud! Hopefully the heavy rim will keep it from potato-chipping...
  22. Re: Bryan McDowell on Mendel Octave w/ Claire Lynch

    Here's the Youtube link to the video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSe2tzdIi8E&fbclid=IwAR2WVaxcpTXRpd4nh3rjdn0BUfx7U0qOIVaIh48roKBTTuIO3XKNEjIZjZM
  23. Bryan McDowell on Mendel Octave w/ Claire Lynch

    Claire's husband Ian has posted this on Facebook the last couple of years. I've been a fan of Claire's since her days in the Front Porch String Band, just love her voice. I met Claire through Ian and...
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    Re: Mandolins in Heaven ?

    We have mandolins here. I think a bit of Heaven came to earth!
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    Re: Plans for "pancake " Mandolins

    Thanks Willy. Here's one from a couple of years ago. Steve messed the words up a little bit, he was nervous, he followed a Grammy winner.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_P0WTRB4E0
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