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  1. Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    Assuming the endpin isn’t going to pop out, you can buy the d’Addario gismos as Lucas suggests but there is a far more enjoyable solution - Grolsch bottle stopper washers; i.e. you drink the beer,...
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    Re: Clifford Essex Flat Back Mandolin 1920s?

    Ah! “Johnny Roadhouse Music” - better known as the Manchester branch of “Hobgoblin”. A popular place (in non-covid times) for traditional instruments in this part of the world and, nowadays,...
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    Fortunately, I’m told that you can buy strings with loops on both ends nowadays. It’s called progress!
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    Re: Old ibanez mandolin

    One of their cheaper models. Probably a derivative of their 512 model from 1976 although I suspect that your particular one could be later.

    If you’ve the inclination, you might like to wade...
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    Re: 1906 Gibson F-4 "tree of life" mandolin

    More likely to appeal to somebody who’d rather look at it than play it.
  6. Re: on Reverb: When a scroll isn't a scroll, or is it?

    Just wondering when it was built - can’t find any reference to in the usual sources. Don’t remember seeing one before.
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    You need a “alicate para torcer cordas“. It’s one instrument I’ve so far resisted, I can reccoment listening to the Fado music of “Mariza” - a bit like bluegrass with more chords!
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    Re: Eastman 305 strap button--friction fitted?

    Which is presumably why Collings glue them in :mad:
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    Re: Learn to shred on this, or sell it?

    Clearly something special insofar as it appears to also have a case - an extremely rare beast!
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    Re: Octave Mandolin -

    As Nevin has said, the position of the bridge isn’t negotiable - it should be just as far from the 12th fret as is the nut. Some players rest a finger on the top of their instrument SE of the sound...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Intrigued as to why somebody would have owned seven Kimbles? I assume you don’t still own seven of them (I only have two) but what was wrong with the ones you no longer own?
  12. Thread: Social Groups?

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    Re: Social Groups?

    Thanks Mandophyte, I was just about to say that. Go to “Learn/Listen > Social Groups” and the groups you are a member of are listed on the left hand side.

    I don’t think anything has changed, it’s...
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    Re: Social Groups?

    Not much use then given that the groups I’m a member of seem to get fewer than a single post every year. I’m not talking “obscure” groups here; I’m a member of the Collings, octave mandolins and...
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    Re: Snakehead vs. Paddlehead

    yes!
  15. Re: Information on this army/navy flat top with no tag

    I think “asymmetric” is being kind! I think Stewmac produced kits for these so it could be one of those.
  16. Thread: Social Groups?

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    Social Groups?

    Can someone please explain what constitutes “activity” within a social group?

    The front page of the group includes a date when the “Last Activity” took place. I’d expect this to be when someone...
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    Re: Anyone seen this one before?

    Definitely not the light on it - it looks like some sort of shim. There’s no problem with a shim as long as it’s a solid piece of wood but that looks to be soething like felt which will kill the...
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    Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Yes, it was a bit of a moment. He removed the tailpiece and held it under his pillar drill to enlarge the hole. Austins tailpieces are basically an “L” shaped piece of brass or bronze with an...
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    Re: Anyone seen this one before?

    Don’t worry, you’re by no means alone! Welcome to the forum. Relatively inexpensive instrument, much newer tailpiece and tuners; what’s that beneath the bridge?
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    Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Didn’t have to wait for mine; I bought it from Tamco, I doubt you’ll be dissapointed. There’s a photo’ of Ted Eschliman around somewhere playing it whilst it was still in the shop.

    Probably best...
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    Re: Does anyone else get "steps" from playing?

    I have a fitbit on my picking/strumming hand which does much the same. After half an hour or so of mowing the lawn it is convinced I’ve spent the time cycling!
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    The discount comes in the auction house charges. If it doesn’t go higher than £300,000, you’ll only have to pay an extra 25% commission + 20% tax. Once it goes over £300,000 the drops to 20%. (That’s...
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    For the record, the “guitarist named Ray” isn’t me!
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    It’s for sale with an auction estimate of £200,000 to £300,000 - any takers?;)

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25996/lot/184/
  25. Re: Pickup replacement for Fender FM61SE electric?

    The standard upgrade for the, more recent, Mandostrat is made by Almuse but it’s a single coil. I was impressed, not only by the sound, but by the short time it took from ordering to delivery for the...
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