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  1. Sticky: New Forum Software Being Installed: all members must read

    Starting this Friday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. Central Time we will begin installing the next generation version of our Forum software. As a result, the Forum will be off-line for between...
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    Re: Professional Mando Names

    For those who wonder why reading this thread makes you feel vaguely uncomfortable, here's an article about the concept of naming stuff that you own:
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    Yes, the shellac goes on the bare wood. Only a very thin coat. You can rub it in with a lint-free piece of cloth. Thin the shellac at least 30% with Golden Grain or Everclear booze. Don't drink...
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    My new favorite description is Taylor Guitars' "layered backs and sides". Reassuring to see that the backs and sides aren't mere laminate.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Worth with his mandolin and Jerry
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Greetings, my name is Grant Handley. It was my father, Worth Handley who played in the Hart Valley Drifters briefly in 1962. The flea market find, the $25 Loar F5 Fern, was his. An early photo of the...
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    Re: Storage box for sheet music

    Use bridge pins: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JH7GW96/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_7oeoEbQA6DGXE
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Yes, there are many victims who "hear with their eyes." Just my opinion. Wonder who has that Dudenbostel now?
  9. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    Classified, classified, classified. OMG classifieds.
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    15 minutes of football stretched out over nearly four hours, those watching will need snacks.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-much-football-is-even-in-a-football-broadcast/
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    I'll say this about Loar sounds. When I had a brief minute to strum one (Steve Martins) I sounded just like me. I fully get that these well made instruments have huge potential but, unless you have...
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    Re: Advice for a pre-professional luthier?

    Tools are tools, but I would focus on the instruments. I was lucky and started at a vintage shop as a salesman and watched the repairman there. That led to setups, bridge reglues, and some...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Lots of info on this subject in the interview we did with Chris in 2012: Chris Thile in London Interview.

    Picture below: the photo that came with the mandolin when Chris bought it that had no name...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    *bump* A week without news now.
  15. Re: Flatiron, A-5 Artist Mandolin 1997 Thoughts?

    Not to derail from the original question, but yes, eBay's buyer protection will protect your money. But, it is at the expensive of the seller, if I may explain...

    As a longtime, 20+ years, 4000+...
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    Re: Bill Monroe's Actual Pick and Phone Number

    I wonder if Autumn McDaniel, ever gets calls for Bill Monroe?

    ;)
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    Re: Advice for a pre-professional luthier?

    Repair stuff. Know your limits and take on repairs accordingly. When we take instruments apart and fix them, we can see how they are built, what went right and what went wrong. Study different...
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    Re: Does anyone recognise this Gibson?

    The tuners have been changed, those aren't original.
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    Re: Does anyone recognise this Gibson?

    Mahogany back, sides and neck = A40. Lp
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    People feel the need to discuss things, I understand that.

    This is how new folks become familiar with things. Kind of like going to the Library (If anyone still does) and reading the Periodicals...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    Wouldn't it be great if we had a 'Repeat' button on the Cafe so the next time this is brought up, we could just hit Repeat and save everyone all this needless typing. The same posts would reappear...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    The most common externally mounted vibrating or muffling mass is the players right arm.
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    Re: Dave Olney rests in peace

    I agree with both of you guys. If you have to check out, it would be nice to do it while you're doing what you do and what you enjoy.

    On the other hand (and no disrespect intended), as a...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    If Bill Monroe had a Virzi in his instrument, every tone deaf horrible sounding player over the last 75 years would blame it on "no Virzi" instead of "no practicing".......
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    Re: Finally Completed!

    Welcome to the world of getting the neck angle right, something I've screwed up more times than I care to admit to over the years. Congratulations on finishing it. :cool:
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