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    Re: Interesting K2 mandocello

    Any chance that they had a stock of older neck/headstock bits they were using up, or just found one behind a bench and decided, "Why not use this here?"

    But, oh, that doesn't cover any serial...
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    Re: Me? A copyright violator?

    Thanks for the clarification, Carl. My intent was not to recommend to the poster that he could make money from protest, but that presently in force laws might be usable to make the practice about...
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    Re: Me? A copyright violator?

    CarlM: I'm asking, not claiming expertise -- are you saying that were I to start charging for the right for others to watch a copyrighted movie, say a recent Disney adventure epic, using an internet...
  4. Re: So I tried to improvise for the first time, live in a jam ses

    I mostly do improvisation when singing. Somehow I can sing a note I want to hear more quickly than I can pick it out on the fretboard. But the same "hear it in your head" is what I'd like for an...
  5. Re: Thoughts on humidity...like hurricane humidity...

    This is a belt-and-suspenders suggestion, but if you have the instrument in a case with its humidifier, that should maintain a lower level of humidity for a few weeks. Placing that into a couple of...
  6. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    Not much experience, not much skill here, but I read through the thread and saw (noticed) no mention of the skill level of the player being involved. It is my suspicion as a listener more than a...
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    Re: Me? A copyright violator?

    Opinions following are the author's, and come from my own potentially flawed understanding of the presently enacted copyright laws. I'd be very happy were I mistaken, but I've read too many tales of...
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    Re: samick sm-40s

    This is an old thread, but I thought I'd mention the Japanese Epiphone BG-440 (yes, BlueGrass "A" 440Hz) like I have. It was probably made by the same factory because it looks EXACTLY like mine. My...
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    Re: Spann's Guide To Gibson 1902-1941

    Another thing you might consider: If you don't know the date your mandolin was made, how would you know when to hold its birthday party?

    I have a 1964 Volvo 1800S, and know where its...
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    Re: Orpheum A-Type Mandolin(s)

    That headstock looks quite "Kay"-ish to me. You folks are sure it's not a Kay?
  11. Thread: Gibson F9?

    by DerTiefster
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    Re: Gibson F9?

    You know, I never did learn how your F5G worked out. I hope it was well.

    Michael
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    Re: My thoughts on FW-74's

    I'll repeat a common caution: it is generally believed that older bowl-back mandolins were built for relatively light string tension. It might be a good precaution to look up the string tension for...
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    Re: mystery of bridge shapes

    In the simplest terms I can think to offer, a perfectly flexible string has a very simple relationship between frequency of oscillation, string free length, and mass per unit length. But you can't...
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    Re: Mandolin Setup - How Often?

    As said above, different parts of the mandolin will go out at different times for different reasons. Top sag (oh NO!) would do it for sure on an unpredictable time scale. So would neck bowing. ...
  15. Thread: Gibson F9?

    by DerTiefster
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    Re: Gibson F9?

    This thread turned to the F-9 because of the paucity of Jam Masters on the market. The O.P. bought an F-9.
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  16. Re: Rigel Tailpiece Failed- anybody know how to contact Rigel

    Check the link to Langdell in the builders database at the top of the page. There's a web-site and a phone number.
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    Re: Bridge Doubt

    Yes...you should see the A side from the tailpiece. That's consistent with Paul Hostetter's updated comment above and with Jamie's picture and with the link Paul made to his post #10 in that other...
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    Re: Bridge Doubt

    And, along with post #4 above, that makes two requests for a shot from above. Given the dimness of the photos in post #1, I'd think that would be the best course.
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    Re: Mandocello players>>>>

    If push came to shove, the wound strings are pretty abrasive. You could attach one into a hacksaw frame and use it as a friction saw. Just be careful and keep things aligned. You should be able to...
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    Re: Bridge Doubt

    The compensation needed is driven by string core rigidity and will be string-dependent. Mandolins use plain/plain/wound/wound courses and the added length is required to make the stiffer thick-cored...
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    Re: Is my mandola bridge on backwards?

    Looks fine to me.

    Thicker cores require more compensation due to stiffness effects in the string. Try to point a perfectly flexible string at someone, and it will lie down along your hand and...
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    Re: First Post - Big Decisions

    What the O.P. actually said, and what lots of folks are trying to respond to is:

    He said he finds himself looking only at F5 styles, but asks on a tone and sustain over bling basis whether there's...
  23. Thread: Stradolin

    by DerTiefster
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    Re: Stradolin

    I've put a two-point Strad into a TKL 8851 archtop case (nice case) with no problem. I am confident that the A-body Strad will fit with loads of room, possibly too much room. The very inexpensive...
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    Re: viewing classified ads

    It's doing that on my computer, too. It seems that when somebody cleverly decides to change things in computer graphics display, my antiquated Linux box doesn't like it. I'm sure the purpose is to...
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    Re: First Post - Big Decisions

    Well, there is all the money the maker saves from having the strap hanger there already when he hangs it up in the spray booth for finish work.... There must be -some- reason for that little curlicue...
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