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  1. Re: Protecting peghead from clip on tuner marring

    Prediction: This may have already been done, but here goes. Tuner technology will get to the point that the tuners will be built into the headstock with a small jack for charging a lithium battery....
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    Re: R.I.P. Mac Wiseman

    I saw Billy Strings play at Wintergrass on Friday night and he dedicated "Shackles and Chains" to Mac during his set. He said mack was in hospice at the time. The band played it straight up and...
  3. Thread: Fretboards

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    Re: Fretboards

    I switch between my Collings (radius) and Gibson (flat) from time to time. The radius vs flat differential doesn't feel that extreme to me. It's the difference in string spacing that I have to adapt...
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    Re: Breaking in a brand new mandolin

    Caleb Klauder wrote in the description of a recent Mandolin Mondays, "The mandolin and I fought for about 8 years and then after beating it into submission it started reacting the way I wanted it...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    That would be fine, but then we're talking what, about $35 - $40K?
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    Re: Resisting the "Iron Maiden"

    Back in the '90s, before there were apps, I was playing the fiddle and struggling with Irish tunes. I bought a small cary-in-your-case 'mini maiden'. It was inexpensive, tiny, adorable and handy but...
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    Re: Chevy Hub Cap Mandolin

    Don't forget to rotate the strings every 7000 miles.
  8. Re: What’s the hardest tune you can play on mandolin? (Or family)

    The hardest ones that I can play up to speed are by Ronnie McCoury Baltimore Johnny and Quicksburg Rendezvous. No where near as clean as Ronnie picks of course. It always helps with difficult tunes...
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    Re: What's Your Score?

    So I like Jazz, big deal. I should get extra points for two pets one named Lester and the other named Earl.

    Score: 30
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    Re: Gibson Goldrush advise

    I switch between my Gibson fern with a flat board and my Collings with radius board without much trouble. The main thing I need to get used to is the difference in string spacing.

    I think you'd...
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    Re: "Mandolin Hacks"

    Agreed.
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    Re: Bought a Jim Triggs F5 V

    Agreed.
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    During the summer of 1992 I rented my house to a gentleman who was simultaneously learning Skruggs style banjo and the Scottish bagpipes. He was one accordion away from the instrument joke trifecta....
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Yes indeed, Happy New Year mandolistas!

    The last tune I played in 2017 between sips of proseco? Temperance Reel, go figure.
  15. Re: I just Googled "Best Mandolin". Amazing results...

    I'm going to stick with the MC forums for my mandolin information needs.

    Am loving use of the english in the articles.
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    Re: Pets with Mandolin-related names?

    Here are my cats Lester and Earl. Flatt and Skruggs weren't mandolin players but still mandolin adjacent.
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    Re: Repair of chip in sunburst

    You're on to something here. Your tenacity is impressive.
    I'll be referring to this thread in the future.
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    Re: Repair of chip in sunburst

    For what it's worth here's a how-to video of Dan Erlewine repairing a chip in a guitar top.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=rTVScFJoe24
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    Re: Repair of chip in sunburst

    I'm interested to see how your repair turns out and what method you use to achieve it. My F-5V has a small chip in the top at the forward point. It's in an area that only has the dark tobacco stain...
  20. Thread: My New Duff

    by marbelizer
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    Re: My New Duff

    I prefer playing old guitars as well. Welcome to the cafe!
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    Re: Distressed Instruments

    No, one would call you a pedant. Great, now I'm one. :disbelief:
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    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    Please remember that when you're playing bluegrass, or a close derivative, you're not playing "songs" or" tunes" you're playing "numbers". ;)
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    Re: Bill Monroe and Tony Rice

    That's why the first half of your name is "Data". Well done. Bluegrass meets Newgrass.
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    Re: any repair for a pinky wear spot.

    This thread might get more response in the Builders and Repair forum.
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    Re: How to tell if a Gibson is a fern?

    Here's the headstock of my '95 F5V and the label says "Master Model" What is it?!!! OMG!
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