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  1. Re: Lowering Insert (Saddle) on Non-Adjustable Bridge

    as others have mentioned, be sure to keep the bottom of the saddle as square as possible. when I started doing this sort of thing and did not have the more proper tools that I have now, I used a...
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    found these a few months ago and I've given away all other winders I own. I've owned a couple of names mentioned in this thread, all good winders, but nothing touches these.

    bearings for silky...
  3. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    here's Riley, listen to the whole start up, this is funny, Riley is funny, neat guy to hang around with
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YagpXvSn2iQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YagpXvSn2iQ
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    Thanks Phil, excellent info and answers.all very helpful for me
  5. Re: Just for fun and interest - favourite acoustic tones

    acoustic guitar- martin tallstrom
    electric guitar-brian ewald/ lari basilio
    mandolin-kym warner/mike Compton
    weissenborn- ed Gerhard
    mountain dulcimer-Jessica comeau
    clawhammer banjo-tom Collins...
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    shipping costs have went up, but everything pretty much has. I have a heritage account so I never have to include insurance which helps about 50%, but there's a slight up charge each year on my...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    wondered if anyone would catch that....lol
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    its been said there are two types of banjos.........Nechville and all the others...i have a custom Nechville and having owned a couple models from Reiter, OME, Ramsey, Pisgah, and a few one man...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    i probably heard a few of the same stories, i did hear there will probably only be around 200 of the Utes made due to the supply of material already available for such-not sure if that is true but it...
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    thanks rcc, I am learning about all these finishes, lots to learn
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    Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    this one at MusicEmporium(and in our classifieds)
    https://themusicemporium.com/mandolins/northfield-a5-special-black-top#&gid=1&pid=11

    185906
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    I like a nice black top...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    and I was just captivated with this one last night, sent thru weekly Gryphone email
    https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/products/5-string-open-back-bart-reiter-banjo-dobaphone-11-new-56233

    I like...
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    Same thing here at my house. Django comes flying when I go in my work room. He goes crazy with the strings. I have to roll them up and keep them within easy reach and eyesight.
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    thanks for the pictures as the build was happening, that thing is beautiful!

    you must post up close pics of the headstock inlay when you get it in hand, that looks great.

    I wouldn't have...
  15. Re: was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.....

    Just finishing a plate of crow. All I can say is, "and suddenly there were three".
    These last two, within a month, each so different in every way, but both exceptional in every way. And the mainstay...
  16. was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.........

    let me start by saying,
    1)the Bend boyz got it going on
    2)i pledge i will not look at TMS website for the next 2 years
    3)checks all the boxes, and then some
    4)i was not expecting to do something...
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    Re: Mandolin Setup Walkthrough Videos

    thanks Marty
    those were excellent in videography and explanation. And i picked up some new useful info/ideas.

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  18. Thread: Forked Dogs

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    Re: Forked Dogs

    I think the topline of the pillowbacks of the couch is kinda slouching in the middle due to the way that couch is made, and with Kevin and two dogs centered midwise-I have one similar and its puffy...
  19. Re: **Josh Pinkham, Red Diamond Mandolins, and D'addario Picks**

    that was cool, I love this sort of video, keep'm up Dem!
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Our small rural hospital just got designated as the regional covid19 treatment center. They moved surgery,OB, medsurg, outpt, cardiac studies to another local facility. Working 7 days on with round...
  21. so cool sounding, Sierra Hull on split tuning

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJYgxbiqRao



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJYgxbiqRao

    and more sierra video while we are here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBTh4O-_wjM
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    Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...

    hello Norm

    I'd highly suggest signing up at PegheadNations with Sharon Gilchrist and study from square one with her unique, fun, and easy method of quickly progressing, in mandolin. They have a 30...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    wow, this looks amazing. it just looks like it would have a deep, thick voice, with milk choc sustain.
    any chance you caught the scale length?
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    as years have gone by, I've reached a position for myself that I know for sure neck profile can make or break my keeping an instrument. I loved the tone of the Pava I owned, but found the neck...
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    Re: Reducing chrome Grover F tuner shine.

    maybe call OME banjos, they inhouse "age" tuners and hardware on a lot of the banjos they make. they might give you some advice.

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