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  1. Re: Northfield (& Beyond) Dilemma: A5 Special vs NF-F5S/NF-F2S

    My vote is for an NF-F5S. Was very happy with mine (that used to be Chuck's). The only reason I moved on it was getting the Brentrup. Had good cut and I really liked the tone. In fact, that...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Ha! Am sure the archives of the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum has a lot to say about that. As did Flatpick-L back in the day. (Then again, these were folks that could and would argue over what the...
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    Re: Drop In Tuners For 1933 Gibson A

    Another vote for the Golden Age tuners. Put them on after getting my A Jr. and haven't complained since. Plus, I think black tuner buttons look cool on a Junior.
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    Re: A Strad-O-Lin almost identical to mine

    Good deal. Even with shipping. Let us know whether the back is solid or not. Interested in finding out.

    Also, if you can, show what the other items are in the case. Looks like an old receipt...
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    Re: Yet another string winder thread

    Okay, will admit to using a "Frank's Crank" purchaed from Gryphon. Definitely worth it to me. Usually only do 2 winds on my instruments, but it does a nice job helping. Plus, it's a joy to use.
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    Re: A Strad-O-Lin almost identical to mine

    Back is also giving away on that one. Interesting coloring on the front and blonde sides.

    Had forgotten that Sue's is the one on Jake's site. My bad.
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    Re: Strings Question

    Elixir has stopped making coated strings for mandolin. It was reported on here earlier this summer. Some stores might still have them in stock. Worth buying if you find them, IMO.

    Have used Magnan...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    My main guitar is a 000-15 Martin Streetmaster. With incredibly fake wear on it. Bought it because it had the sound I was looking for. Yes, many folks don't like them, but they must sell as Martin...
  9. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    Have some Tortex purple (1.14) with the Daddy's Junky Music logo on one side and a peace symbol on the other. Got them from a store here in St. Paul, MN. Not sure where he got them.

    Back to the...
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    Re: Don't Lament -- "The One That Got Away"

    Have only occasionally regretted the one that got away. But more often it was sellers remorse. (Buyer's remorse is pretty much a constant with me and I've learned to ignore that voice.)

    Have...
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    Re: Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    Nice look. Always liked the looks of the Festival models in black. Or really any Flatiron instrument.
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    For posterity - these are some photos of the 1989 Flatiron PX1917 I missed. Since this model doesn't turn up that often figure it might be worth documenting. From what I can tell, it looks like a...
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    Re: A Strad-O-Lin almost identical to mine

    Definitely understand. Was playing my SOL all the time except for performances and band practices.

    Of course, now with the Flation, that's taking all my attention. And will probably drag it along...
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    Re: Just changed up my strap

    Prefer mine at the heel. For A style. And will put in a strap button if needed. Also have it guitar style over the left shoulder. Just started that way and am too lazy to change.
  15. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    Am now running lights on all my mandolins except for the Coombe which has D'Addario flatwounds. Don't notice a difference in sound. Although have to be a little pickier on setup to not get buzzing.
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    Gig bag for pancake mandolin?

    Figured would start a new thread here. Couldn't find anything recent with a Google search. Anyone have a favorite gig bag they have for a Flatiron type of pancake mandolin? Right now am leaning...
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    Re: 1909 Gibson mandolin

    Besides fingerboards, they also used pearwood for a stringer in the neck around 1910. A lot of those rotted. The one I had was repaired by screws and dowels through the headstock to hold it in place....
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    Re: Shopgoodwill . Com, says Gibson

    Am very glad this site still warns folks about those MSO's.

    On our only trip to Nashville, was thinking about stopping by Opry Mills and getting one. Both the folks at Cotten Music and Gruhn...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Am back in! Was thinking of getting the PX1917 that was on Reverb, but dilly-dallied too long. Then got thinking about one that has been hanging at a local store for a long time. Like years. Was...
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    Re: Mandolin case comparison (for A-models)

    Great review! Thanks for your insight and being willing to compare.
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    Re: Humidity control, ay ay ay

    Since Mark Gunther had the photo from this post - here is Bruce Weber's opinion on humidity - https://www.montanalutherie.com/dreadful-over-humidification/

    I do use in case humidifiers in winter,...
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    Re: Collings MT with tone-gard case?

    A Hoffee would definitely fit with a tone-gard. Have my Brentrup in a Hoffee. not only does it have a tone-gard, but due to the neck angle, the bridge is more than 1/4" taller. The mandolin fits...
  23. Re: Resale Value - Mandolins from Small Builders

    That's a good point, sometimes a local builder will have more resale value in their area than in other parts of the country. Folks like Lloyd LaPlant have a big following around here. But would...
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    Re: Calton/Hoffee Cases

    There is one used Calton in the classifieds. There are two others on Reverb. Haven't seen any used Hoffee.

    Have a Hoffee and am quite satisfied. Lighter than Calton and it fits my Brentrup with...
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    Re: Just tried a Blue Chip pick on my mandolin

    Will switch between a BC 40, Wegen and a tortex .88 on the Brentrup. Depending on who I'm playing with and how much treble I want to hear. Most of the time my bandmates don't hear a difference.
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