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    Re: A-type oval hole mandolin for $500?

    N F I. If you’re not playing bluegrass the Washburn “Celtic” Timeless flat top with hardshell case is a very good one for about $300.
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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    I am finishing up the two dozen songs I wrote over the last two years.Making demos with my Tascam DP 03.Vocals with guitar,bass and of course mandolin.Electric and acoustic.Am am now officially...
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    Re: Old Flatiron catalog scan

    184199Bought my first mandolin in 1995 at Mandolin Brothers. It was a Flatiron Festival A.It was the best mandolin in the store and I still play it.I remember small ads they had in magazines in the...
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    Re: counter-intuitive use of octave pedal

    A friend lent me guitar synthesizer once and tried it on an eight string and it was horrible.Great on the four string.Liked to play Danny Boy on the violin setting.
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    Re: counter-intuitive use of octave pedal

    Just watched an octave pedal demo and will give it a try.I have tried various mooer pedals and some are very good and others ho hum.Thanks for that.Also looking forward to trying my chorus in...
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    Re: Godin A8 help needed

    I sold my Godin.I just could not get used to the neck.Bought an Ovation msc 148 and did some work on it and like it much better.
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    Re: fret size on Ovation mcs148?

    I got GB Gitty that is very close to StewMac # 764 and worked great.A little taller and that's what I wanted.Shaved the neck down a little and that helped.Took the leaves off and now really liking...
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    It’s tuned e a d g (I got an e string for viola and the neck is the same size as a mandolin)I’m going to put frets on it.It is tuned like a mandola.I was wondering if someone would notice that.
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    Who needs chords?After Jaco pulled the frets on his bass he filled tho slots and applied marine varnish.He found extra notes.
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    Just pull the frets out of your guitar.Jaco did.
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    My viola is my fretless mandolin
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    Ovation MCS 148

    Always been curious about these and picked one up at a cheap price.22 years old.Frets worn out,the leaves peeling off and some cracks in the clear coat.Installed new frets,shaved the neck and cleaned...
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    Re: Ebay: maple top mandolin

    looks like a square neck
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    Re: Anyone seen an Eastman El Rey?

    my local music store has plenty of Eastman guitars and mandolins but have no plans to get el Rey.Tito was a neighbor and he was the King.
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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    Jethro played a Mandocaster(at least in the advert)I think Homer had a Duo Sonic
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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    15.5” scale?6 string mandolin?$495
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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    Duet with Jimmy Page
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    Re: Flat Wound Strings = Noisy Mandolin

    I use flatwounds on a few mandolins but didn't like them on my Breedlove.Very dull sounding.
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    fret size on Ovation mcs148?

    Need to refret my Ovation.First time doing this and wondering if anyone knows which fret wire I should use.Thanks
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    Re: Kentucky 4 string electric on Goodwill

    That bridge,tailpiece and pickup are from the saga kit.
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    Now people can fake Bill’s signature.I started with the same pick made by Fender.It was thin,same shape and white.(357 or 358?)
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    Re: Kentucky 4 string electric on Goodwill

    How is the bridge grounded?
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    Re: Electric Octofone?

    I plan to scale down the neck and nut width and make it a tenor.Then I’ll post it in the tenor thread.
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    Re: Electric Octofone?

    Works best with guitar tuning.Sounds like a 12 string.
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    Electric Octofone?

    Put this together with Epi mini guitar body.20” scale,two octave strings.Still trying different strings.41”nut.
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