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  1. Re: Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) has new duo recording

    We saw an Andrew Marlin Band show (without her) earlier this year and then saw "Watchhouse" this summer...the latter seemed much like the former, with the addition of Emily mostly as rhythm guitarist...
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    Re: Andy Statman's Opry debut

    I was at that Maine backyard concert. Young Eddy had just graduated from high school two days prior. Statman was fabulous!
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    Re: Paul Hathway Octave Mandolin

    Made in China under the Lafferty name for the Mandolin Store...202179
  4. Re: Previously unknown Loar K5 Gibson mandocello shows up!

    He seems to know nothing about the history of the instrument or Gibson Master Models in general, referring to Lloyd Loar as the "builder"of these instruments. I am sure he will acquire some of this...
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    Re: 2 Finger Pick Grip?

    I will add to the above, that my transition to my current plectral grip occurred at the same time I acquired a very (very, VERY) nice mandolin. In the process of shopping for this mandolin my friend...
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    Re: 2 Finger Pick Grip?

    As a young mandolin hotshot, I held the pick any-old-way, with two fingers, like a pencil grip, with the other fingers trailing/flailing, with pinky planted, whatever, and managed to blaze solely on...
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    Re: Mandolin solo gigs with backing tracks?

    That was James Taylor with the song "Cover The People"...backing singers prerecorded and played back on synchronized reel-to-reel decks on stage. Most famously and widely viewed when he did this as a...
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    Re: Lafferty (again...)

    Of the two, I guess "used Asian" best describes it. Dennis' best recollection was that they sold it new for $2499...I certainly paid less than that. If I had paid "used US" I would have definitely...
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    Re: Lafferty (again...)

    ...dunno why they're upside down...?202070
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    Re: Lafferty (again...)

    202069
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    Re: Lafferty (again...)

    The photo above showing what I refer to as telltale signs of Asian manufacturing. Some other shots...202068
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    Lafferty (again...)

    Adding to the Lafferty discussion I have seen much of on these forums...I have had a yearning for an octave mandolin for several years now. I was in Gnashville a while back and went to Carter's. I...
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    Re: F5 Neck removal

    It is a contemporary-built instrument, constructed in the style of a 1920s F5. I initiated this thread inquiring if any had done it and in hopes of discovering am methodology. I have not threatened...
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    Re: F5 Neck removal

    Plenty of yuks here...
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    Re: F5 Neck removal

    Fortunately I experienced no such memory lapse...Having more than a passing familiarity with adjustable truss rods and their dysfunction, adding a coupla washers and lube was my first approach, in...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Conversely, I never gave it a thought until a non-musician pointed it out (providing the reference to Mystery Science Theatre), and it has happened more than once. This opened my eyes to how it...
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    Re: F5 Neck removal

    Thanks, hoping so, too. My experience is that an adjustable rod has most effect on the first 5 frets. There is an even radius of deflection between nut and body join. But, yes...off with the...
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    Re: F5 Neck removal

    The information offered above confirms much of what I suspected. Removing the 'board will reveal how I may approach the non-functioning adjustable truss rod, expose the neck joint for consideration...
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    F5 Neck removal

    Dunno if this falls under the category of closely guarded trade secrets, or who might be willing to share same, but how the heck does one get the neck out of the dovetail on a traditional-design F5....
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    It has been years now that we've all had that crap clamped onto the headstock. I would like to invite all (at least gigging/on stage musicians) to care about your appearance and employ the micro-type...
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    Re: Re-fretboarding a Vintage Gibson...?

    I would consider refretting with old wire to be a ridiculous proposition. I ALWAYS consider the eventual sale of ANY instrument I purchase, and keep it in mind when considering any modifications. I...
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    Re: Re-fretboarding a Vintage Gibson...?

    As stated above, doesn't seem to be a problem for me with this instrument. I think my plectrum clacks against the scratchguard, when playing the high E strings more than on the extension. I have one...
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    Re: Re-fretboarding a Vintage Gibson...?

    If I recall accurately, Monteleone did the tonebar/regrad work (and the un-Virzi-ing was like a back-alley coat-hanger job...I understand there's a tape...) Seems a more prudent move might have been...
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    Re: Re-fretboarding a Vintage Gibson...?

    My motivation for asking is that I have been playing a 1924 F5 for a few months now. My previous main instrument has a wider nut width and larger frets and I experienced some trepidation about...
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    Re-fretboarding a Vintage Gibson...?

    I see certain working mandolinists with old (expensive!) Gibsons that have the fretboard extensions scooped and/or defretted. In many cases these 'boards are radiused and with larger frets installed....
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