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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    Gibson humbucking pickups from that era are legendary, so that doubleneck may sound incredible.
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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    Homer did have a Duo-Sonic, but he also had the famous triple-gold Stratocaster that fender Reissued as the HLE(Haynes Limited Edition).183772
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    Re: Professional Mando Names

    Jethro Burns called his red two point Gibson "Big Red".
    I call my mandolin "Scordato", which is the Italian term for "out of tune".
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    I'd have to bring somebody else's wallet...
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    No problem! I was hoping to have an excuse to go over and play it again.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Greg told me that he got the F4 from Norman.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    What do you want to know?
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    Until the next "study" comes out, refuting the last one...
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    Re: Jethro Burns A 5 mandolin serial number

    https://sitstrings.com/products/mandolin

    I think that Jethro was using a phosphor bronze set, but it has been 37 years...
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    Re: Jethro Burns A 5 mandolin serial number

    I went to a week long workshop with Jethro in 1983, and he was using Stay In Tune strings on his Washburn signature model because he had an endorsement deal with them. He said that he used whatever...
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    Re: Who?

    I was playing with my Gypsy jazz group at a holiday craft fair, and a guy came up and told me I sounded like Jethro Burns. I was pretty pleased, to say the least.
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    It did take a lot of work to piece it together. Parts of the pickup and string mounting holes are visible on the back: 182275
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    Not a mandolin, and not exactly a Christmas present, but I took delivery of a telecaster style guitar that's been in the works for over two years. The body is made out of a 1951 Fender steel guitar...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    I won a Flatiron A-5 Artist in the Frets Magazine giveaway in 1985. I played that mandolin every day for 18 years until I foolishly traded it for an F style mandolin. If anybody here has it, let me...
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    Re: Fender 5 string electric mando

    I think that a good solution would be to buy a set of Kluson 6 in line guitar tuners and use those, minus one.
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    Re: Fender 5 string electric mando

    Here's what a single looks like. You're going to have to find one for the low E string, because you need the full flange on the back end.
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    Re: Fender 5 string electric mando

    They're not really "connected", they're just right next to each other, and share a common screw in the middle. You can take one off and replace it with a standard Kluson tuner from a "six on a side"...
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    Re: Fender 5 string electric mando

    It's like this one, Right? Seeing a picture of the back of the peghead would be a big help. 181622
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    Re: Fender 5 string electric mando

    Stewart MacDonald is probably you're best bet. Does your mandolin have the brownish buttons on the tuners? You probably won't find them anywhere, but maybe if you use a black button it won't be so...
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    The "Norman Blake" one sounds better, in my opinion.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    I've played it a couple of times. It's a great sounding mandolin.
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    Re: SKB Case for 1918 Gibson A Mandolin?

    I keep my 1919 A2 in a modern, tweed covered F style case. Fits perfectly
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    Ira Louvin comes to mind.
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    Re: EM-150 questions

    Here's a picture of another pre-1940 EM-150:180838
    I think that the mandolin in question is an earlier one, because the pickup isn't bound, while later examples had the binding like this one.
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    Re: EM-150 questions

    No, that's a pretty stock looking Em-150, made between 1936 and 1940. The screws in the top hold the "Charlie Christian" pickup in place, and the knobs were on the opposite sides during this period. ...
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