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    Re: Victor? Banjolin

    Might want to try a six string banjo.
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-traditional-instruments/gretsch-guitars-g9460-dixie-6-string-banjo
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    Re: Michael Kelly mandolins

    I bought a Butterfly model ten years ago.
    I was lucky and sold it quick for a few dollars more than it cost me. The fret board was cut wrong and never played correctly.
    I try to guide players away...
  3. Re: Top of the line loar f5 model does not have a bass bar?

    What I find funny is that top of the line and Loar mandolins is used in the same sentence.
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    Re: 1917 F4 Questions

    You might be able to read the label with other lighting. I would try black light first, move to a red lens, blue lens. Faded ink can appear readable under the right light at times.
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    Re: A good, low-cost travel mandolin?

    I would enjoy my Martin if it did have a oval hole. My wife has her packpacker guitar and it has a oval hole.
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    Re: What would you choose for a $5000 A-style?

    I have always been interested in a King Brown
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    Re: I need help choosing a new mandolin

    If you watch the classifieds here some nice used Eastmans come up real reasonable.
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    Re: Gibson mandolin

    Reminds me of posts where someone would claim their Michael Kelly was as good as a Loyd Loar signed Gibson.
    Some people can only play so well. Others know how to push a mandolin and get the sound it...
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    Re: Silly newbie question

    Please do not feel as any question is silly or not important.
    Many people still have unanswered questions regarding mandolin building.
    Many players regard the binding as a way to protect the outer...
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    Re: Eastman cracked finish?

    I have a 2005 blonde with no finish issues at all.
  11. Re: Mandolins stolen so now the adventure begins !!!

    I would search local pawn shops and craigslist ads for my property as well. Supposed to be ran by police but it seems many get lost in the paper work.
  12. Re: Have questions on modifying my Harmony mandolin

    Nothing beats a professional set up.
    You may want to look around at nice A styles and two points before jumping into that F style. A lot of money for a $1000 strap holder.
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    Re: Are there celebrities that play mandolin?

    Steve Martin got his start at Knott's Berry Farm in the melodramas at the Birdcage theatre. My friend Dean has his old fitting room. Steve has visited him a few times at the park.
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    Re: Oval vs. f-hole in A style?

    Do not forget the used market. I have bought many used mandolins at half the price thru the classifieds here. I bought a brown Eastman 804d Two Point for $600 here, sold it a few years later for the...
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    Re: I broke a string on my mandolin.

    Sounds like a title to a new song, or should I say a old song. :mandosmiley:
  16. Thread: America

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    America

    My wife is working the spot light on America tonight, I tried to get in the sound booth, but no go. She at least is getting my old LP autographed thou.
  17. Re: If I had the money, what mando would you buy for 3,500?

    I would look at King Brown or Peter Mix New Mad

    I did love my Gibson F9 and A9, they are in your price range.
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    Re: Wierd sellers

    I had a buyer insist on trading me his Kentucky for my Flatiron Festival F5, he even wanted me to toss in some cash. Did not want to understand I wanted cash and no trades.
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    Re: Should I replace kit components???

    The nut and bridge can be changed out later at any time. I say build it and learn.
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    Re: Its finally happened

    My favorite way to tune a banjo is with wire cutters.

    Here is my friends site for banjo help. Banjo help
  21. Re: what is the function of the fingerboard extension?

    Also called the Florida peninsula. I watched Chris Thile play the full fret board one night.
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    Re: Any Los Angeles Cafe Members

    I am in Bellflower 90706.
    Moving to Columbia, CA 95310 in a few months
  23. Thread: le tour

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    Re: le tour

    Final stage today
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    Re: So, what makes an F4 an F4?

    I had always understood the quick difference between a F2 and F4 was the F4 having a truss rod.
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    Re: Endpin coming out of my Collins

    You can always sent off and buy a few endpins as each will fit differently. The superglue works well as long as you let it dry first.
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