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  1. Re: Trying to date/source/validate Gibson F-4

    Haha! Thanks guys. Either way...for 650.00 I think I scored.
  2. Re: Trying to date/source/validate Gibson F-4

    Thanks for all the looks, guys. I am certain you are right Tom. I set it up today and changed the 2006 strings. I think I can account for where this mandolin's tone comes from. It does have that...
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    I'm home sick today so I am going to restring it and have a look inside.
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    A few things to note. I don't think the top or back has ever been removed. Whomever finished it left off about halfway along the inside of the scroll curve and the finish is a continuous line across...
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    Thanks Jim. I think the original owner was probably closer on his first guess. It is definitely unusual. The tone is out of this world. Go figure.
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    Also identical tailpiece on the Mickey.
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    And for that matter, follow binding specs which weren't particularly attractive. The top has nothing that says anything other than really well done hand carving, as does the back.
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    Actually, if you look at this mandolin then I would disagree with you concluding it is not a Gibson. Identical neck on this mando. Who bothers to replace a top and back though?
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    Oh, my fault. Let me fix that.
  10. Trying to date/source/validate Gibson F-4

    Hello gentlemen.

    I came across this mandolin in a Pawn Shop with what amounted to a collection of vintage mandolins. The mandolins were all in varying conditions but it was really something to...
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    Re: Help with mounting Bartlett Mic

    Thanks Bruce. I will be ordering one shortly.
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    Re: Caleb Roberts and Open Road

    I heard only a couple of Open Road's songs and then bought their entire catalogue. A real shame this act isn't together anymore. This is what I think modern bluegrass should sound like.
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    Re: Help with mounting Bartlett Mic

    Somehow I missed the guitar clip, Curt. Thanks for the heads up on that.
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    Re: Help with mounting Bartlett Mic

    Thanks for the suggetions, guys. I am investigating the tie clip angle. For you guys who actually put the mic down into the soundhole, do you find that causes any problems with the sound? I know...
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    Re: Help with mounting Bartlett Mic

    Oh, and to finish my thought--I did try bundling the cable up and that seemed to help, but if I shifted away the clip went. This might take some creative arrangement, I think.
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    Re: Help with mounting Bartlett Mic

    Lol, I am just eaten up with the white-guy-bend-at-the-waist moves. It really only takes the slightest downward pressure to cause the arm to start to tilt. The Bartlett website recommends putting...
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    Help with mounting Bartlett Mic

    Howdy all. Hope I can appeal for assistance from some of you guys who regularly mic your instruments. My Old Time band has gotten heavily involved with doing Contra dances, so much so that we decided...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I don't think I have posted to this thread in a long while. Seems like I cruise the "Song of the Week" Social Group, but it was cool to catch up on this one. Here's a couple we did over the weekend. ...
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    Re: New Campanella A

    Hey Marc, I chose tone bars and Red Spruce over Red Maple. It seemed to get that midrange punch I really wanted.

    Thanks Hank--I think it fits right in.
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    Re: New Campanella A

    That's right, Russ. It was Mississippi Waltz I was thinking of on the other one.
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    Re: New Campanella A

    Thanks everyone. Jim, I don't have the written music for that one. I learned it from two local fiddlers, Bob Buckingham and Josh Johnson (any mistakes are my own). I know Kenny Baker does a version...
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    Re: New Campanella A

    You're right, Jim. I miss that Gibson...and that Collings. Both great mandos.
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    Re: New Campanella A

    Thanks guys. Jason, that was a medley of "Sugar Hill" and "Julianne Johnson". With some of those dances going ten or fifteen minutes we sometimes change gears once or twice just to break the monotony...
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    Re: New Campanella A

    This pair might be a little better.9892098921

    Here's also a link to a recording made during a dance my band played Saturday--a marathon break-in for a new mando....
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    Re: New Campanella A

    Thanks guys--as soon as I get a nice day out I will try to take some better pics. These don't really do it justice.
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