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  1. Re: What to do about a big increase in my mandolinís value?

    Like you JonZ, I bought a (then) home-made instrument from an unknown maker from down Warrnambool way in the Western District of Victoria...not that far from home. In 1979, there weren't a lot of F...
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    Re: Odd blackface A4 that needs help

    A soupcon of caveat emptor might apply with this item. Reference to the Archive (p3) lists Nos. 7850, 7851 & 7852... all A4's, all blackface, all with Handels and Pineapple t/p's. Also, #7851 has an...
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    Re: Do you think this mandola has top sink?

    Without a doubt! Well - maybe more sort of "level playing field" type profile rather than an inny. Gibson didn't brace the H1s and H2s for the long haul. There wasn't any support under the bridge so...
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    Re: Safe buying on Reverb?

    G'dae Scott,
    The Cafe has expanded my mandolin and general music horizons to an unimagined degree since I was lucky enough to find y'all some years past.I have made many friends in four (4)...
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    Re: Old Regal Reso

    This thread becomes more interester as it progresses....i.e, similarities & differences vis a vis Dobro & Regal reso mandolins. There appears to me to be four (4) evident individual styles, all based...
  6. Re: For the price of a single Harley Davidson...

    The Leader of the Opposition has categorically stated that if I bring another bike home she will up & leave - tempting thought isn't it?
    But she still hasn't nutted out how mandolins breed. There...
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    Re: Old Regal Reso

    I have both the Dobro & Regal versions of this mando. They are virtually identical in construction - wooden bodies, aluminium (that's how it's spelt in Australia) spun cones & nickel plated cover...
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    Re: Dupuytren's Contraction

    Hope you can find a remedy soon Larry. Dupuytren's is an insidious affliction. The seriously talented banjo player in our old group, which played together & stayed together for 14 odd years was...
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    Re: Why is this posted here???

    Mind like a steel trap, that boy.
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    Re: Relatively expensive mandolins

    Nice comment Man, from the heart...you read as if you have come to terms with life on the positive side, without mandolins or whatever dominating or becoming an obsession. A low key, mature attitude....
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    Re: RIP Greg Allman

    Who said that gettin' old was fun? Utter bullsh*t. Gregg has gone. Another one of my music heroes. Life is a little emptier. Gregg's work was always there, always good, always inspiring and another...
  12. I can recall an article in ( I think) a Frets...

    I can recall an article in ( I think) a Frets magazine wherein Mr. Derrington had just received the iconic F5 for repair. There were plenty of good photographs It was also the 1st time I had seen...
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    Re: Andy Tobin Cedar Bouzouki Build Diary

    G'day Andy...following this thread has been very instructive. Every builder has his/her own particular methodology and timbers/materials. I agree with the choice of WRC (Western Red Cedar) - it's a...
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    Re: clinch mountain backstep

    Back in the days (yawn) when we were bright eyed & bushy tailed, the bane of the band's life was half stewed audiences clapping along with the music... so - we would rip into Clinch Mountain...
  15. Re: Caption Contest - Win a free Mandolin Cafe ball cap

    They bloody well told me not to feed them after midnight and don't get them wet!...Now look what's happened!
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    Re: Two Master Models or One Gil?

    Hey John, I have! I own a 1979 Gil and have compared it with a couple of Gibson Master models. My F5 Gilchrist is not as loud or strident as later models but has a "dark" sort of tone I really like....
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    Re: Ever regretted a Gibson?

    No sir, I have never regretted buying a Gibson (or other) mandolin. I live in Australia, they come from the USA Some are good, some are ordinary, a few are bad. Regardless, with the help of a few...
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    Re: Gilchrist Restoring the First Loar

    Yeah - this attachment doesn't bloody work. Lay another one on us.
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    Re: Three vintage Gibson F-5 mandolins!

    Pardon my dumb hick ignorance, but what is meant by the "Hippy sanding" mentioned by Bernie Daniel?
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    Re: Celluloid Binding Supplier

    Can't get celluloid binding from the States. The airlines won't carry it due to it being "a potential fire hazard." However, celluloid does not self combust to my knowledge, it has to be heated or...
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    Re: Would someone please identify this tool?

    People hate bloody knowalls, but I am averse to ignorance being uncorrected. A sailmaker was (an is) called a sailmaker. A chandler...the word comes from "candle"...was (and still is) a merchant who...
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    Re: Would someone please identify this tool?

    G'day Willy - had a metal scraper when working in high tech medical equipment manufacturing. It was made from an old 3 sided (triangular) file with the abrasive surfaces ground off, hardened and...
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    Re: Would someone please identify this tool?

    No way Pete: Fids don't have sharp edges, else they would tend to cut the material you are sticking the fid into.
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    Re: Would someone please identify this tool?

    CeeCee - I am a leather craftsperson & this looks like something I could use, but I have seen its like before. It has a Tandy Tool-like red stained handle that their cheaper end pieces have. Don't...
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    Re: Headstock pictures

    If Mandolins are an Illness, you better call a Vet 'cause I'm as sick as a dog
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