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    Re: Need advice on selling Flatiron mandolin

    I'd think pricing much over $500 a bit aggressive. It's a post-Gibson, truss-rod pancake. The color option is cool; however.

    I'd liken the $700 price point to those that are pre-Gibson and those...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    let your ears get used to it.

    f-d
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    . . . like I really want to relive such feelings. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    They are flat-wound strings. Regular strings have a diameter that includes gap from the wire being round rather than flat. I think for an f-hole, arch-top, I'd start with the 154ST (what was...
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    x-bracing seemed a Flatiron thing. I think other than their Jr. Models, they were all x-braced.

    Sounds like a good example of a great Flatiron mandolin. Enjoy it!

    f-d
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    those were interesting replies.

    Sorry to see the thread close.

    f-d
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    I got a few guitars!

    I used to go to the AGF and also the unofficial martin guitar forum. These are a bit dated in their interface; however.

    Want to discuss, Gibson, Taylor or Martin. That's...
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    Re: Oval hole differences

    I'll defer to others on wood and how it affects tone. I just have my one oval hole mandolin, any more and it's birch sides and back. I have had maple before, but notice little in those regards.
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    Nice Flatiron!

    f-d
  10. Re: A newbie player looking for an affordable entry level mandoli

    Get a 300 series Eastman from a café sponsor where it'll be set up properly. I'd go with an f-hole.

    don't get your hopes up on a 200 dollar mandolin, unless you love 100 dollar guitars?
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    pictures would be nice. . .

    Is it x-braced or parallel?

    I'd agree on the '98 vintage. So, that's after Gibson bought Flatiron. It's likely too early for the Asian pedigree? It's also too...
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    Re: Effect of storage on a mandolin

    I've owned my 1920 A3 for over 35 years. I've owned my 1930 L-1 (guitar) for over 30 years. They've been tuned to pitch all those years. I don't have problems.

    YMMV.

    f-d
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    Re: Effect of storage on a mandolin

    it'll be fine, unless it gets all dry and cracked.

    f-d
  14. Re: How to lower action - old Gibson A1. Top or bottom of bridge?

    all adjustments on my one-piece bridge have been from the bottom. I drive a 1920 Gibson A3 paddlehead. No adjustable truss rod.

    f-d
  15. Re: 1923 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    Just so interesting! Makes me wonder just how many white face A3s (all years)? Also, I echo Felix. Just how many A2Zs were made?

    What a legacy, Joe! You are Mr. Gibson!

    f-d
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    Re: 1923 A4 Gibson Value

    snake or paddle? For a paddle-head, it seems high. For a snake, it may be a good deal?

    Not that I'm looking. I'm happy with my A3!

    f-d
  17. Re: Question about 'hybrid' mandolins in old time

    I sold the one I bought. I prefer my A3. Heck, I prefer any A5 over the hybrid I bought.

    f-d
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    For me? I like knowing the horsepower is there if I need it.

    My struggle; however, is managing the dynamic range. That's the hard part, for me!

    f-d
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I think the hardest instrument is the larynx followed by the pucker. I mean, think of the 10,000 hrs we invested between the ages of birth and 4 to learn how to operate the larynx. Not everybody...
  20. Re: Thank you Mandolin Cafe community! 1000th post

    congratulations DanG!

    I'm posting to see my count. Heck, I think I started in 2003, so that'd be 16 years! Hard to believe. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    he dances like that girl on Seinfield!

    f-d
  22. Re: Gibson Army Navy (Reissue) AN Custom (mid-90s)

    Love it!

    Cool mandolin!

    f-d
  23. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    more at the nut, less at the bridge.

    f-d
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    I've kept the original bridge on my A3 for the last 35 years. I did have it adjusted. I've had it lowered. I've had it raised (glue on a shim).

    I did have a luthier replace the one-piece with a...
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    Re: My new mando!

    My Stiver was great! I'm sure that's a fine instrument!

    f-d
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