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  1. 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
  2. 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
  4. Thread: Cracked Bridge

    by lenf12
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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
  6. 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
  11. 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
  14. 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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    Re: 1981 F5L on ebay

    If you ask Randy, he will mark it. I asked him to sign and date the underside of my top when he regraduated my 1956 F-12 back in 2008. He gladly complied with my request. Good guy!!

    Len B....
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    Re: Modified Rogue RM-100A

    Part of the "learning curve" is avoiding something more expensive that you would consider doing this kind of job to. If it needs it as bad as you think this Rogue did, then best to keep on looking...
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    Re: Modified Rogue RM-100A

    A bit of lipstick on a pig but you did a fine job Yeet. Good on you and I bet it sounds way better too.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Got any artistically creative friends?? Commission one of them to paint the face of your A8 or design a stencil of suitable ethnicity. You will always remember that friend when you play. Fond...
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    Re: Gibson mandolin hope to find info

    Looks like the A-40N, probably from the 1950s. It should clean up quite nicely.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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