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  1. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Nice going on #638! One below Reischmanís M1 according to the Gilchrist archives. http://www.gilchristmandolins.com/638
  2. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    The Collings and Pava are much different animals as I mentioned in my earlier post.

    Jr. is from the same batch of 16 (affectionately known as ‘sweet 16’) in ‘09. They were all very consistent in...
  3. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I owned a Collings, then a ‘24 Gibson and then a Gilchrist Model 1jr. Not to say that the Collings wasn’t nice but perhaps just more modern sounding than I preferred. As I recall, brighter and...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    I honestly canít see how the body would be able to shift enough to nail the lower point based on the way the bottom end fits on either side of said point. I suppose anything is possible though.
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    I think the Texans figured this out a few years ago when the case was redesigned.
  6. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    Believe that Gilchrist still uses a simple pantograph router on his plates.
  7. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    Amen
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Oops sorry, yes, Gilchrist.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Steve made this Model 1 for him last year, so 80+ y/o hasn’t stopped him :grin: Steve’s ovals are incomparable.
  10. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Agree, check set up/intonation. Perhaps it’s just the photo but the bridge looks a tad forward. The mandolin looks great.
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    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    The James tailpiece is incomparable to a stamped piece imo, end of discussion.
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    Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    Reboot....:grin:
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    Re: Opinion on nickel vs. gold aesthetics

    It depends...gold hardware can be very appealing with gold matching jewelry and bad rug or comb-over.
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    Re: My new Apitius build

    Thanks for letting us know, Iíll mark my calendar for approximately two years from now! I may be living in a different country by then, but hopefully Iíll have uncensored internet. Lolís. Great...
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    Re: Compton and Newberry show

    Thanks much for sharing Don, listened to all of it. National treasure, both so talented.
  16. Thread: Straps

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    Re: Straps

    I’m not a big fan of looping a thong around the body under the fingerboard on an A style mandolin. I assume you’re referring to your Collings...if you don’t want to install a pin, go to the headstock...
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I won’t belabor this but so there’s no misunderstanding, I did read the thread before my earlier comment... and my point is that it would have been nice to know the mandolin was a freebie and why it...
  18. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    Agree completely. At the time I purchased my Ellis F5 I owned an earlier numbered (1500 range) Collings MF5 blacktop (probably should have kept) but nevertheless I spent about 2 weeks or so with them...
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I always recommend contacting the person or company who made it first and resolve it that way rather than taking it to an open forum like this. So much can go wrong with this process...
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    Anthony Hannigan

    I just found out that Anthony Hannigan has some probs. He’s a great talent with ability to really connect with people, anyone know what’s going on?
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    Re: Squirrel hunters

    Okay, I’ll bite on a 12 year old thread because I like the tune as well. Here’s the Forward Backsteppers from Oz a few years back.
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    I agree, thereís a used one in the classifieds now for under $5k, thatís about half price from a new one. Youíd have to check it out with an approval period.
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    Re: No mando content: Remembering Ginger Baker

    What more to say. One of the all time greats, maybe the greatest... can’t help being reminded of Jaco, his undeniable musical genius and intense struggle with his own personal demons.
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    Clean fingerboard on my 5jr. I can’t actually recall when (if ever) I looked to locate a marker on the fretboard.
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    Re: Pre Gibson Epiphone Mandolin

    Total respect, I’ve been a fan of the machine for years. His current lineup kills.
    There’s a great story that accompanies that guitar btw when Rawlings was living in LA. It’s part of his DNA.
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