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    Re: Back in action

    Just tried again and they are working now. Strange. Could well be The Session was down when I checked it yesterday.
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    Re: Back in action

    Glad to know you're back. Totally understand on the issue of self-confidence. One of the reasons I'm now playing mandolin is a collapse of self confidence on guitar after 20 years. Slowly doing more...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    Only on the early Gibsons, if I remember correctly. During WWII I think it was walnut with maple or mahogany. Some guitars had 2 stringers to make a 5 piece neck.
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    Re: Swapping Taylor guitars pickup

    ES2 is a saddle transducer. Behind the saddle instead of under the saddle.

    Have just run my Taylor controls flat and let the sound person do any changes. Now with just a GS mini with electronics,...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    Like others have said, three piece necks are not uncommon. Even on Gibson. Looks to my eye like a wartime neck. Tuners are definitely wartime era. Which could even be correct on a 1947.

    The...
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    Re: Swapping Taylor guitars pickup

    There are at least 3 variations of the Taylor ES1 pickup system. And the newer Taylors use the ES2 which is entirely different (saddle transducer rather than body and under the fingerboard).

    I...
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Dakota Dave Hull was selling one on Facebook. A copy of a Washburn parlor. Not sure if it's still available.

    I played a couple of the Larson inspired/copy guitars. They were incredible, IMO....
  8. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Yes, it's hard. Tried it for a while, but then lost it. Seems like I left my harp in San Francisco.
  9. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    Oh man, I just hate when that happens. Here I get the tuner all warmed up and ready to go. Figure I gotta turn each tuner a good quarter to half turn, then, oops, too high. Back down and tune back up...
  10. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    Reviving an old thread to thank everyone for these suggestions. Am just starting to learn some Quebec tunes and this thread was a great source.

    The link to Pete Braccio's site ("this site" in the...
  11. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Yes, diatonic accordion has me stumped. Mainly because I haven't taken the time to practice it enough.

    But watching folks play English concertina makes me think that's more difficult. Maybe not...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Just played another Eastman 315 last night. They are good instruments. I started off with a Loar. Different model than what you're looking at. Ended up giving it away. The feel and the sound did not...
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    Re: Gibson A5G, 1986, Nashville, Derrington ??

    Well, it's more than just mis-identification. This one was a full forgery. Logo, label(s), tailpiece, all stating "Gibson".

    Maybe the new owner can salvage the tuners. Hopefully those were real....
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    Re: Eastman MD514cs cantilever

    You made a very good choice. I really like the sound of the Eastman oval hole mandolins. And think the x14 series is very nice looking, to boot. Remember, a lot of old-time musicians have played...
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    Re: 1919 gibson a3 #mandolin

    Interesting for the hex nuts on top of the bridge. A friend just recently got a nice A3. I missed it by a couple of hours. The white top with nice wear on the edge is something I've always liked.
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    Re: Late 30s Regal/Wards F hole archtop

    Very cool. Glad you were able to get it up and running again. Always nice to see an old non mainstream mandolin make it back to working condition safely. Betting the sound is cool being a big body...
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    Re: Ideas for a mandolin, $500-1,000

    Agree, either an old Gibson oval hole A or a Morris. Have played only one Morris but it was a very nice instrument. Both in build quality and sound.

    The vintage Gibson market is very weak right...
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    Re: Recording King by Gibson

    Okay, on that Recording King the last person to string it may have been a bit, uh, distracted? G strings cross below the bridge and one of the A strings is wound around backwards on the post.
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  19. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Someone had a banjo bass at Winfield this year. Saw at least one photo of it.
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    Re: Gibson A5G, 1986, Nashville, Derrington ??

    Looks to me like the neck has been off. That's one reason for the sloppy binding glue there. Also looks like the neck angle may still be wrong. Wondering if the dovetail split off and the screw is...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Put a Brekke on my 1910 A. It came to me with a Kay/Harmony type straight bridge. They look closer to the originals but are still adjustable. Although I know that many folks don't like them.
  22. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Hmm. And no "make an offer" button. Guess they wanted to show it off. Can't see it selling at anything near that price.
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Have had some quirks here and there with receiving items in the past year. A book went from here to Chicago and back before delivery, and a friend who sent garlic from AZ watched it bounce between 3...
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Oh my. After watching it through (with mute on) sure looks to me like a late '20s Jr. The headstock logo appears more the painted silver "The Gibson" rather than the inlay. Although if someone...
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    One other thing to remember - what you hear as a player isn't the same as what a listener hears. So maybe when you take it in for setup, have your person play the Kentucky and then your MK to you....
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