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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    those locks are rudimentary on those.. and so, a locksmith should be able to pick it open in 60 seconds..

    no real purpose in locking it.. someone will grab it and run, not stay & open it..
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    A 5 or the A 0 / 1 thru 4? It appears the redesigned Eastman FG was made to fit F5 & F4, and by extension short & long neck A 4 & 5.

    I have the discontinued A5 only FG Eastman for my...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I'd Say ... the Steel Drum,... If all you have is an old empty steel barrel..
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    You look at what they shipped, and None of them are mandolins All are guitars..
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    the wound A in the FT set what did you have in mind for the playing style??
    I've never had more than a Day before it broke.. :(

    Bene Sugg : a 10 string set, buyer needs spare wound A's (or...
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    Re: New case option

    Which specific case are you referring to? and use how air travel in cabin or checked luggage? hauling around festivals ?

    weekly gigs, putting it in your car & driving across town?
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Production shifting off shore? as it was only the Bourgeoisie could afford them ...
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    Re: What kind of tuners are these?

    Asking 'what kind?' is more general than brand, you obviously were asking what brand Manufacturer made them..

    what kind= open gear, worm over, A style.. the F mentioned is Worm Under.. the...
  9. Done Much Woodworking before?

    the body block the neck is glued into is substantial enough..

    I saw a tool stew mac sold ... is the same wood screw size,

    but, its slotted length ways , to act like a tap so cuts the...
  10. Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    Yea, FT is round wound then ground flat, so half round, where flat wound is a flat ribbon winding..

    My Issue with them was using a wound A. super thin core wire breaks fast,
    if your RH...
  11. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    A friend, worked in local music store , went to Eastman Importer's Warehouse,

    and auditioned a dozen or so Identical Looking Mandolins .. F5 styled

    Then he selected the one he liked best...
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    equivalency?

    But an injection Molded plastic chair is not made of a woven nylon.. fungi have roots.
    so you don't have that issue with a solid plastic chair, right? .. you cleaned the surface....


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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    Yea, Pacific North Wet , western coast, its Mushroom season.. , after all Mildew is a fungus..
  14. Re: Gibson Army Navy (Reissue) AN Custom (mid-90s)

    One of my friends had an olive drab painted .. originals.. as I recall.. 30 years ago..
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    Re: Today the Music Died

    I was thinking : February 3, 1959 .. in Iowa, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died ...
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    Re: Index finger pain

    Not starting out but over 30 years on, in my 70's on my R one, after holding onto the pick all this time

    & left one curling up to hit the 1st fret notes..
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    Tone

    I dont know what tone you seek , hence my guess, a multiband EQ would let you shape it, to make your ear happy.

    I suppose you would tweak the EQ, accorting to the room acoustics

    Im, old and...
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    Re: Sustain pedal for 200$ !!!

    You looking at Electric Guitar Sustain pedals, instead ?
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    Bene Sugg : get one made...

    I had a Custom Install of RMC pickups (on a 4 string, solid body) after having an A8,
    best build, for pickup performance, \
    has more down force on the bridge
    added benefit? as is the top...
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    Re: Playing a five string vs a four

    just saying simple 4,1, 5 chords are all on the same fret
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Yea the release part of Catch and release takes some effort.. Pictutes posting and fielding replies ..
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    Re: Schertler DYN-V on a cello?

    I Believe only the Cord is different.. I have an old one with the M designation .
    Air sealed via ring of clay/putty and single point of contact same ?

    New one looks smaller & flatter .. ...
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    When will we get one made in Vibranium?

    Yea that's true .. a pickup works on the vibrating surface its attached to, a microphone the air pressure waves coming out of it's body.
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    But not as good.. I have fixed worn case bare patches with Gaffers tape , 20 years ago ..
    whole different adhesive and better cloth backing.. YGWYPF..:whistling:
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    Yes.

    A Roll of Gaffers tape is always useful.. :cool:
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