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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    This is from a Hurricane Harvey flood victim who restored a flooded house and eradicated the spread of mold: try concobrium. It is a nontoxic salt that kills mold and prevents it from replicating.
  2. Re: Confirmed: Correct Tone-Gard size for “The Loar” LM-310F

    PS - just a few observations on the LM-310F itself. The neck and frets are terrific. The instrument was pitifully quiet, however, when I first received via mail. I realized after about a day that...
  3. Confirmed: Correct Tone-Gard size for “The Loar” LM-310F

    I am posting this for people who are thinking about buying a Tone-Gard for a “The Loar” F model.

    I recently bought a cheapo “The Loar” F model - the LM-310F, their stripped down F model that has a...
  4. Refret in Houston or somewhere thereabouts

    Howdy all. Are there any recommendations currently for luthiers in the Houston, Texas or greater Houston area for refretting a mandolin and other types of neck adjustments (e.g., replaning the...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Rob Meldrum sent me a copy of his e-book on mandolin set up. Rob, many thanks! The book is really clearly written (easy to comprehend) and the photos are quite helpful. Thank you for providing a...
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    Re: Upgraded Fender Mando Strat

    Help! I just tried to install an Almuse pickup (single coil MS4 mando-strat upgrade)on a new Fender mandostrat but I am confused about what to connect to the pickup's red signal wire and its ground...
  7. Re: Sometimes it's best just to get a drink of water...

    Yeah, I have done the same ( i.e., escaped for water breaks rather than vent). But Greg, where is there a weekly jam in Houston these days? I used to know back when I took lessons from Dave...
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    Re: Luthiers in Texas (Houston/Austin)

    I had Neil Sargent do a setup on my mandolin recently that made it much more enjoyable to play (and better sounding). Recommend him highly.
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    Re: Loar forgery / fake Serial # 80263

    What a great thread and an object lesson in caveat emptor!

    Hmmm, this fake Gibson is acquiring quite a colorful history. If someone ever buys the instrument for a modest price (i.e., does not...
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    Re: Name That Collings Mandolin and Win It!

    Yes, it's a bad pun but I couldn't resist. "Baroque Bach Mountain Mandolin, I wish I knew how to quit you."
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    Re: Name That Collings Mandolin and Win It!

    "To celebrate the release of Chris Thile's latest album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1"

    So it's a celebration of J.S. Bach and his music, played on an American design of mandolin that is...
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    Re: Jesse McReynolds book by Andy Statman

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    - The posting of copyrighted audio files, including offers to sell, purchase, trade or give away copies of copyrighted audio files including bootlegs of live shows is prohibited....
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    I am writing this post to provide some feedback...

    I am writing this post to provide some feedback on a purchase or two I made after reading recommendations from other posts.

    A few weeks ago I ordered an armrest from Doug Edwards (the "McClung"...
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    Good question on the Kentucky A versus the F...

    Good question on the Kentucky A versus the F style. #I should clarify that I can do an elbow tremolo with the pinky as a brace on a Festival F (which is not how I play breaks or rhythm). #What...
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    I have a tremolo question somewhat tangential to...

    I have a tremolo question somewhat tangential to the recent thread on right hand position–how do those people who lightly brush or touch the heel of their palm on the strings behind the bridge for...
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