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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    I don't think anyone is claiming to be an engineer in this case. It is merely a job title that comes with the job. And, looks like it has been grandfathered in, due to tradition.

    Sometimes in...
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    You're right, good stuff! Probably because it requires purchasing another instrument to get that sound, I'm guessing. Same with electric mandolin, not to pigeonhole, of course. Obviously, any...
  3. Re: “one announcement we're privy to that will rock the industry”

    I had a Zeta violin 20 or so years ago. It was a beautiful little metallic blue thing! Jeff Cook of the band Alabama was an early endorser back then -- keep in mind, Alabama had over 40 number one...
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    Re: Help Identifying Mandolin

    Well, let's see......Paul Reed Smith can have his artisans inlay a dragon on a guitar, they do a beautiful job, and they will charge you about $20,000 for such a creation. Now, Antoniotsai has it...
  5. Re: My only Mandolin's nut got damaged, what is my best option?

    Sometimes we learn the hard way! I had about 30 years professional experience behind me only to find when I arrived at the gig, my 3-prong amp cord had "danced" inside the amp tearing holes in both...
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    Sold for $518 plus shipping. NFI.
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    My theory is that the clever shape, looking something like an artist's palette, has contributed to its mystery and importance over the years. First and foremost, people like mandolins to be loud and...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    It depends on how long you've been doing this. I started playing in 1966. Instruments were not $5K. (not even a signed Loar, for those who knew what it was) Picks were 10 for a dollar, but nobody...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Just an observation, but it seems they sell quicker at $20 than they do at $165,000
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    Re: Travel to Europe

    We've had this discussion many times on this forum. Basically, I wouldn't take anything that you wouldn't mind losing. Customs agents have an unfair amount of power if they want to mess with you,...
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    Man, that sure is a sweetie -- except for the offending area! What a shame.

    I suppose a clever person could remove a 2-inch section of the rim near the tailblock to gain access without removing...
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    Re: Wide neck Mandolins ?

    I say whatever floats your boat. As a banjo player of over 50 years, I was always repulsed by the idea of a 6 string guitar-tuned banjo. Well, I tried one this weekend and it was a lot of fun,...
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    Re: Weber Redesign results

    Yep, marketing. Burger King introducing the "Impossible" burger creating a buzz, rather than saying "veggie" burger which would alienate meat eaters.....

    I tried one, yep, it's OK, nothing...
  14. Re: How does this happen to a 1924 A-2 at the factory?

    This is one of those "tongue-twisters" for my brain...

    What if you removed these tuners and installed them on the other sides? Would they look right? Would they turn the wrong way?

    OK, I'm...
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    Re: Restored Gibson A jr on FB marketplace

    Well, yes and no. Seller was asking $2000 which was many times what it is worth. He lowered it to $900 which is still too much. Original finish is generally an important feature regarding vintage...
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Been going to Nashville for 30+ years and somewhere in the last 7 or 8 years it went from being a big "little" city to a big city and annoyingly so, IMHO. Great resources for music and instruments,...
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    Re: Overclock your mandolin?

    OK, that explains why I never heard of it!

    I get it, like removing the "governor" on an old school (lawn mower engine-powered) minibike.......we had a kid in the neighborhood with an 8 horsepower...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Agree with stevedenver, the vintage/used deals I have bought from Guitar Center far outweigh any hassles. Granted, they have all been "in person" deals, rather than mail order. Also, many times I...
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    Re: Restored Gibson A jr on FB marketplace

    ugly and overpriced!
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Sorry, that's a bummer, for sure!

    Another way to look at it is that Guitar Center gets some real bargains, mostly due to the fact that they don't care -- which oddly enough, sometimes works in...
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    Re: Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Of course, we are just having fun, but....

    The original Mt Rushmore choices were controversial from start and even to this day as to why Teddy Roosevelt was selected.....

    If it were being made...
  22. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    In this case, the seller is a longtime eBay seller with perfect feedback specializing mostly in mandolins. I would say he knows what he is doing. As an eBay seller myself, the "no return" policy...
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    Re: Is this old Washburn worth restoring?

    Another option is to just get it stabilized and playable rather than perfectly restored. That way you get to hear it.

    When I was in college I had an old Ford van and was lucky enough to find a...
  24. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    It is kind of like a library card, as long as you don't get carried away you can try one for a while and if you want to try something else down the road you shouldn't lose much money.

    That is my...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

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