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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Maple octave back, and one of the f holes. No luncheonettes were harmed in the making of the binding, as far as I know!
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    Re: Herschel Sizemore passes

    Rest in peace. A real genius of the mandolin.
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    Herschel Sizemore passes

    From Mike Bub's Facebook page and Bluegrass Today. Rip Herschel Sizemore
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    I think you could eventually find someone that would do this kind of compromising work, but itís kind of like shopping for an unscrupulous plastic surgeon that will perform whatever procedure you ask...
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    Anything is possible if you have enough money, and I’m sure the work you’d like done is not inexpensive, if you can find someone to do it.

    The best option might be to simply buy another mandolin...
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    I guess I'll be the nay-sayer. In my experience, the mass of the neck has a measurable influence on the volume and tone of the mandolin. Shaping the neck by removing additional wood (mass) is part of...
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    I get it. If it's a Collings, you could see if they're willing to sell you a roughed out neck and have one of the Northern California shops install and finish it for you. I'm thinking of Gryphon or...
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    Not sure but didn't older instruments laminate fancy wood over bland, but stable, core for the necks? Seems like you could come up with a process of adding sheets, curing and then reshaping?
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    The difficulties would be blending in the new wood at the volute and heel, and the truss rod.

    If you were to find it necessary to square it off, I would add two L shaped pieces rather than one...
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    I'd call the epoxy idea a no-go.

    If it hasn't got a truss rod, you could take enough wood off the back of the neck to give you a wider base to work with, flatten it to accept a new piece of wood...
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    I’m assuming you are deeply in love with this mandolin and everything about it except the neck? If, so, I would think it might be easier for someone to replace the neck altogether to your preferred...
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    Dick Powell and Chris Bozung have converted 4 string plectrum banjo necks to 5 string necks by removing the fingerboard, adding wood to either the sides or the center of the neck, and adding wood to...
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    Not sure about what you want. More mass, fatter profile, different nut width? Certainly simply adding bulk to it can be anything you like the feel of…wood, plastic, shag carpet….
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    Not "on" the bench. But recently left the bench and headed to Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots in Manchester, VT. Andy built this instrument for the festival's instrument raffle to raise funds for a...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    Keith you can use Media to Human ( free) to download as MP3 from you tube - it will make one large MP3 - I then use MP3 Cutter ( free) to make the individual songs into MP3s.
    I do this with hard...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    thanks for bringing this thread back up. I just found a nice copy of Released on Discogs. A nice addition to my collection!
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    in the book "Still Inside - the Tony Rice Story" I was pickled to read Tony saying his solo on "Miles Mode" was some of the best guitar playing he had ever recorded, the fact that he even mentioned...
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    When someone posted some pics of a 1920s Stromberg-Voisinet mandolin a few weeks back, I was reminded that I had traced the body and head outline of one that someone brought in for some repairs a few...
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    Necking again in the shop while waiting for 'monsoon' season to pass. Ebony/quilt, African Blackwood, Brazilian rosewood, Macassar Ebony, brw/curly, ebony, desert ironwood, brw, brw, ironwood. Below...
  20. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    The individual that started this thread has been permanently banned from the Mandolin Cafe and Classifieds for posing as an interested party for a product and attempting to drum up enthusiasm for it...
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    Frankly, to me it sounds like you have some kind of invested interest in these things from the tone and content of your posts, which rubs me the wrong way. I also think it is hocus pocus. Carry on....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Sides for my first attempt at a violin.
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  23. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    I don't play a vintage instrument. I bought a mandolin new around 15 years ago after some serious research and loved the way it sounded when it arrived. I still love the way it sounds now, maybe even...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Finally got the neck out of my Kalamazoo KG-11. I first used steam then switched to heat rod. Will be doing a refret, new nut and saddle in addition to the neck reset.
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    Still sitting there while my teenagers laugh at me when I try to coach them about persistence and grit.

    My CNC machine died, so that turned into a year-long project and rebuild. It's pretty nice...
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