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    Re: Extended Range Electric Mandocello

    One of these puppies? ...
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    Re: Estate sale find in Ohio -- maybe

    Quick search finds a 1946 000-18 (mahogany back) for $6K and a 1946 000-28 (rosewood back) for $18K. So that is a worthwhile guitar; makes you wonder about the mandolin.
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    Estate sale find in Ohio -- maybe

    Here's the ad; the estate sale was last week but the ad is still up.

    Ad says "a 1946 Martin guitar and an older mandolin." The guitar is (I'm no expert) a 000, I think; can't tell if it's 18 or...
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    Re: What's up with this A4?

    The H2 is back in my possession. Paul says he was able to get the bridge off by using something called "vinegar gel" to dissolve the glue.

    Because Paul had to rotate the bridge base 180 degrees...
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Tuned up with lighter strings and the problem is gone! Nonetheless, Paul the luthier will check it out. He may lower the action at the nut. As predicted, 56s are somewhat floppy when tuned to low C...
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    I can certainly procure something in the range of 60 or 62, but 56 is what I have in the building at the moment.
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Well, I can confirm it was strung with either suspension-bridge cables or the D'Addario set, take your pick. I'm going to go 56-42-32-20 and maybe let it sit a day or two before bringing it up to...
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Yes, I can make up a flatwound set with D'Addario chromes and use .065 for the C strings -- but I think I'll experiment with phosphor bronze roundwounds first; they are cheaper.
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Well, I used the D'Addarios on a 1917 K1 for a number of years with no problem, but this '12 might be more delicate. I use 70-46-32-20 on my Steve Andersen but it has a truss rod.
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    I don't know exactly what gauges are on it, but I'll get the calipers out and measure. I have most gauges sitting about up to .056, but after that the next heaviest I have is .070.
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    I did check the brace and it doesn't seem amiss. But it has been mighty warm by Pacific Northwest standards and the action does seem to have climbed up a bit.
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Hm. Well, it's a 1912 and has what I think is the original 1-piece bridge with removable ebony saddles that sit in a slot running the length of the bridge ... and it looks like there's a bit of a gap...
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    Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    I have a vintage Gibson K2 mandocello that I thought was all set up and ready. I pull it out tonight and discover that something's wrong with the C course: suddenly both strings buzz a lot and have...
  14. Thread: Kent mandolin

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    Re: Kent mandolin

    That depends. There are at least five distinct models of Kent e-mandos; not all of them have the long scale or the screw-on tailpiece cover.
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    Re: Kent mandolin

    If you can find me a photo of Gate with a mandolin or mandola of any kind, please pass it along. He's credited with mandola on his Black Jack album.
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    Re: Kent mandolin

    Whether this is a good deal depends on which model is being offered. Do you have photos?
  17. HOLY BEANBUCKETS! The Colonel's Mandolin Band LP AUTOGRAPHED!

    We've discussed this LP many times but I've never seen a signed copy before! By the Colonel hisself!

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/99230403
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    Re: Goodwill Gibson A

    $1289
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    Re: Goodwill Gibson A

    Well, I *could* call the Seattle Goodwill and ask if they'll let me preview it ...
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    Re: Shutt on Reverb

    Probably was picked up in the Skinner auction and being flipped.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rMGtxDxGjM
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I love that this ad includes the original $886.89 sales invoice from 2010. That mandolin was quite the investment!
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I love the "Siminoff" on the headstock ... that's a sick burn.

    It looks kind of like a James Docy but even more hastily assembled.
  24. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Shipping Ledger

    It's in the privy, I'll see if there are any pages left.
  25. Re: Seattle Mandolin Orchestra: Virtual video of "Yes Yes Honey"

    I didn't actually work on this one. But yes, we have Man with Stick (actually he doesn't use a baton) and perhaps we should include him on the next one.
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