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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    That would be the late, great Paul Hostetter (sp?). Frank Ford also has tuner care pages at Frets.com. I think it would be very cool cleaned up and set up with new strings. Enjoy!!

    Len B....
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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    Yes, take the strings off and clean that thing up......and wear rubber gloves ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: buzzing after string change

    It's "that" time of year as the weather changes, getting drier and cooler, your top has sunken a bit. Assuming you have an adjustable bridge, try raising the saddle a 1/4 to 1/2 turn on the adjusting...
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    Re: Charles Johnson - Mandolin World Headquarters

    Thanks LKN2MYIS!! You saved me a lot of money!! That one was especially tempting. Good luck and enjoy it ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  5. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    After several years of playing in the Providence Mandolin Orchestra as a 2nd or 1st section mandolin player, I switched to the mandola section due to a depletion of their ranks and an itch I wanted...
  6. Thread: 1918 f4

    by lenf12
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    Re: 1918 f4

    Wow Darryl, that is a jaw dropping gorgeous mandolin and the back shot took my breath away. Is it possibly refreshed with an excellent french polishing? Just curious...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  7. Re: Flatirons - festival, performer, artist, signature

    I hope you're right Saxon, but please post pictures if they become available including pix of the label(s). Lots of experts here
    to help guide a purchasing decision.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: F-Style Mandola case on eBay

    Mine too :crying:

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  9. Thread: Cracked Bridge

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    Re: Cracked Bridge

    Many years ago I had a saddle snap during a gig. It happened with a Fishman M-100 bridge with the piezo pickup embedded in the saddle. It made a lot of noise when she let go. I've stayed away from...
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    Re: Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    You'll want to try one in hand to be sure, but they are very popular Celtic, folk, old timey, etc. mandolins. Enjoy the chase :)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  11. Thread: Kentucky km-160

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    Re: Kentucky km-160

    Production in Korea was moved to China some years ago however I don't remember when. Some Kentucky afficionado will chime in hopefully. Without a serial number, it may be impossible to nail down a...
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    Bose tower is a seriously nice piece of gear. I play on Saturdays with some friends and we plug the vocals and instruments into a Bose tower. Lately, we have my jjb electronics equipped mandolin...
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    Re: A12 to F5G part 2

    Wow, amazing, you are practically a lumberjack with the amount of "lumber" you had to remove from the neck block. Thank you for documenting this project and please, keep it coming.

    Len B....
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    It sounds to me like your friend set you up for the tailpiece replacement, Oliver ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Eastwood Cosey electric

    The reverse F-hole need to go away imho.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  16. Re: Soundboard transducer and internal cable noise

    [QUOTE=wayfaringstranger;1732468]Cutting the wires short and resoldering to the jack to take out some of the slack (there's not much to begin with, though)/QUOTE]

    Sounds like the way to go imo.
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    Re: Best Way to Clean and Old Mandolin

    A soft, damp rag and a bit of elbow grease should do it.

    Len B.
    Clearwaater, FL
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    I had to have another listen....:whistling: Good stuff!! I need to play my mandola more.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  19. Re: Lyon and Healy Style C with planed fretboard

    No, it's a matter of removing wood from the base of the bridge that contacts the top of the mandolin. You'll need to remove enough wood to lower the action and to perfectly match the contour of the...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    That is marvelous Jozef!! Great sounding mandola and playing as well. What piece of music is that?
    thank you!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    To their great relief, I deposited the check and left without playing a single note :))

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    I once went into a bank to deposit a check and I was carrying a shaped F style case with my mandolin inside. All the customers and tellers suddenly got very quiet. Wonder what they were thinking?? ;)...
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Great looking rig Michael!!! And I do love the Loudbox Mini. Glad it's working out for you. How about a short sound bite with the dirt please ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: 1955 Gibson Les Paul Tenor Prototype

    A TV Les Paul tenor guitar??? Never seen one before...Thanks for posting!!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Musoo/Eastwood mandocaster

    They are available under any number of brand names, both here and abroad. Mine is a Morgan Monroe.

    179216

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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