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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    Id say your first perception the best. Dont try to like it if it isnt what you like.
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    Re: New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    Nice
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I only break an "E" string when im tuning up my "A" string but turning the "E" tuner :)
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    I had my mandolin in for fret dressing. I even supplied the strings. When I got it back, while tuning E string broke. hmmm. Put new one on and while tuning other E string broke. I replaced and havent...
  5. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    Well he does have a great reputation and I love that color.
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    Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    Nice mando!
  7. Re: Can anybody Identify this instrument? No markings

    I dont think Ive ever seen a snakehead bowlback...No less one with 14 tuners. Must have been added later so concentrate on the body.
  8. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    I was in the store once when Ricky Skaggs came in to buy a Loar.
    Another time this guy walks in with 2 instruments cases. Upon Stan opening them, was a prewar Gibson banjo and and Martin K5 Uke. The...
  9. Thread: Old Ironsides

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    Re: Old Ironsides

    Country Current one of my favorites to see.
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    You have to play the 8th DDDD if you play 16ths DUDU. You shouldnt change speed of your picking you will never keep time.
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    I have the same mando but without the fret board inlays.
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    Re: Mandolin "L" Chords

    Ive heard of a "K" position reference. Best way to describe is to play an arpeggio or pentatonic scale starting with first finger on "E" (2nd fret on d string). go up as high on E string. Kinda gives...
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Does it buzz open and on all frets? find where the buzz starts. lighter strings vibrate more back and forth and may make it worse.
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    Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Just view this thread... https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/27472-Worst-scroll-of-the-last-century
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Rule number one of the Mandolin Club... Do not get bug repellent on your mando.
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    Re: Rot smell on strings how to get rid of it?

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    I just recall when it would start to wear off, my blades would skip. Same with my fingers
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    Re: Rot smell on strings how to get rid of it?

    I dont use anything on strings except to wipe occasionally (should always), I always found using anything on strings is like using Rain-X. Once you use it, its worse when you stop. I usually change...
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    Re: Ebay - American flag mandolin

    The Red and white stripes are reversed. I wouldn't feel right dis-"playing" an incorrect flag.
  19. Re: Should I consider a very early B.R.W. (Ben Wilcox)?

    No he is not. I got #27. Great mid tones and across strings. Maybe on the heavier side. I still play it. About 6 years ago when I sent it to him for frets, he made me an offer I should have jumped...
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    Correct. The 12 frets to the cross piece compared to 15 better way to put it.
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    Me too. The short scale is what give the ovals their tone. Hybrids usually sound like a not so good F5 in my opinion.
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    The price of Loars went as high as $240K. This was also at the time house prices about tripled and people had lots of money. Somebody who wanted a Gil, was willing to pay $24K to have it tomorrow...
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    Re: Any idea where I can find more music like this?

    Clyde Curley and the Oxymorons. I love Cruel Willie.

    Some sound clips
    https://www.theportlandcollection.com/cd-clyde-curley-and-the-oxymorons/
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    Re: "blown away by this mandolin"

    Im confused. Aren't those guitars? Well at least, they have 6 strings.
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