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  1. Re: Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    Interesting. I took some mandolin lessons in the late 80's from a Danny Gotham in Potsdam NY. If I recall correctly he sat in with Frank Wakefield on campus at Clarkson University. And did some...
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    I listened to her music a lot in the 90’s. I always thought her harmonic for the elevator “ding” was the most appropriate use of a harmonic ever.
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    My only concern is how will I ask Alexa to play music by them considering there are two band names.

    :-)
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    1919 Gibson A - loose tuning knob

    I went to tune my 1919 Gibson A this morning and one of the knobs spins on the shaft. It doesn't wiggle - just slips. It does have some friction and is possibly capable of getting halfway up to...
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    Cassette Tape -> MP3 -> Youtube

    Not sure if this is a good forum to ask this...

    I dug out my old Walkman Professional and the 3-4 tapes I kept the other day. After 25 years it still worked, although I'm not sure how well. May...
  6. Re: I decided to hang it on the wall: it might be safer there

    A compromise storage idea that displays well is a barristers bookcase. I used that method in the past although it would have looked better if I had made something to tilt the mandolin at an angle. ...
  7. Refurbishing my old Stewart MacDonald (kit) mandolin

    I built a StewMac kit mandolin when I was in my teens around 1980. It has held up well over the years but it could use a refinishing. Solid spruce top with laminated mahogany sides and back, and I...
  8. Thread: Main Strength

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    Main Strength

    (not sure how interesting this is, but I felt like writing it today)

    It was 40+ years ago that I (at about 14 years old) was given a junky old mandolin from my grandfathers attic. After arming...
  9. Re: Ricky & Marty Play Bill's Mandolin on "Big Night"

    My impression on the different tone was that Ricky played it like it was a fragile treasure and Marty played it like it was his own. There are arguments to support either approach.

    Jim
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Thanks Doug, I received the armrest from you the other day.

    I decided to try one to keep my forearm sweat off the top of my mandolin. But from the playing perspective I like how it is keeping my...
  11. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    As hinted above one never knows if the case is exactly the one it came with from the factory (or store). I had three nearly identical Gibson A's 30 years ago. All likely had original cases since...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    I'm considering an armrest for my 1919 Gibson A. Will it (or will some armrests in particular) fit in the original Gibson case?
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Health wise - certainly. But his 2018 album was his most successful and by all accounts he was thrilled with that and with all the touring, awards, etc that went along with it. Jason Isbell wrote...
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    Re: Stripped screw on case

    If screw head is raised so you can get some "bite" on it, I generally use a small pair of vice-grip pliers. Clamp down squarely on the head and lock the pliers. Get a good tight grip before trying...
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy (Reissue) AN Custom (mid-90s)

    Back when I was in high school 35+ years ago an acquaintance had an original Gibson Army-Navy mandolin that needed some work. I hoped to purchase it and get it fixed professionally but ended up...
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    NOT much Bluegrass, but for mostly Americana I like WMOT
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    The strap I have is very small and I was able to pull it thru the small "slot" in the tailpiece. A piece of rawhide would probably work there as well.
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    Re: old mandolin

    So I snapped a pic of my mandolin and then a couple pages from the assembly instructions. I was 15 when I put it together. Made a brass truss rod cover and the strap was from an old purse of my...
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    Re: old mandolin

    This is almost certainly a kit from Stewart McDonald. I bought and made one around 1980 and still have it. Looks identical to mine in all ways. Same tailpiece and bridge and all the wood looks the...
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