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  1. Thread: Stew-mac prices

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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    Heh heh heh:))
  2. Thread: NMD Pava Pro

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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    Nice Dan, I have only played one Pava, but it made an impression. Enjoy as I am sure you will.
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    Re: Replacing Tuners on 1930's Mandos

    Simply wind the string down on the post to keep your break angle close to the same.
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    Re: Sticky Handel Tuners on a 1915 Gibson F4

    I would agree Tri-Flow is a much better lubricant than 3 in 1.
  5. Thread: Dunlop 500 .96mm

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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    I used to use the rounded corners for a long time, but am using a pointed pick now. Like the sound on the G string better.
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    Re: Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    I have a '22 Gibson, the tone is remarkable, but it limits me as I play up the neck. For a long time it was my only mandolin and playing old time it was great. When I started having to improvise...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Sherry, I find the better I know the tune or feel comfortable in a lead the lighter I play. A new tune or something I am not as familiar with has me playing harder. That may be the finger pain....
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    Re: Better tone with light strings?

    I put GHS thin core strings 10-41, on a few guitars a while ago and was surprised at how good they sounded. Started out for an old ladder braced parlor guitar so I could tune it up to pitch. WOW it...
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    Re: Mother-of-Pearl nut?

    I resemble that remark.....
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    With all that is wrong in the world today we need more stories like this. Thanks for posting Bill.
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    I've been seeing that and wondering how it sounds. Must have been an early one?
  12. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I use a diamond sharping steel, maybe 3X8" for flattening frets and for initial sharping of chisels and plane blades. Nothing like getting a tool that can multitask and spend less.
  13. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    It's been tough with no gigs and I am thankful for the few small jams lately. First 6 weeks I cut wood every day. I burn wood for heat and have not ever had so much as now. Between gigs and other...
  14. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I bought the SM fret puller/cutter, many years ago when it first came out. It chipped on the cutting surface and was useless so I make a few sets of my own that have lasted for decades. I don't use...
  15. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I make my own fret pulling pliers, but I cut the fret with a side cutter, it is hardened and designed to cut. I simply cut the tang and bend the fret and it snaps right off. Since I will cut or file...
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    Re: Mandolin setup - rob meldrum

    You can shim your old nut, don't need a new one. If you can get it off a piece of paper under the nut is usually enough to raise it so it works. After a refret you may need a different shim, but for...
  17. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I use the small fret puller I made. Simply hold the tang by it and bend the curve working across the fret. I do one at a time. It's simple and as rcc56 says you don't need special tools.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Style A4

    You might put them for sale on the classifieds here. Much safer than ebay and most folk know what the instruments are. You don't need a "flashy" description, just describe what you have with a...
  19. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    We've been getting together at a couple local farmers markets. Keep the jam small and play for ourselves. sound carries outside well so the venders and shoppers like it. We are outside and stay apart...
  20. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I have a board from the bench to the floor where I hammer in the frets to stabilize the bench.
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    Re: Dampit tube humidifier

    I don't think it is ruined, just a character mark, mine has lots of them.
  22. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    For me I may not like the sunburst on your particular instrument, but I don't care at all for a black top. Easy peasy.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Thanks Bob, my trapdoor has a fyberskin head on it and was wondering why it would have to be skin.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I am not sure why you have to use skin, Elderly has a variety of sizes for banjos, and will order a specific size if you need it. Since you have the skin ordered when you get it you will have to soak...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Same shape, but different engraving. oops upside down.

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