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  1. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    We're there now, arrived around noon Thursday, great jamming last night,. Lots of campers already present. From the jamming I predict it's going to be a great festival.
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    Re: Fret level after 10 months

    Yea, I just did a minor level on my F-9... No fret wear (Evo Gold), but I significantly lowered the action to accommodate my aging left hand and fingers, and it became evident that there's been...
  3. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    Great, I'll look for you Bruno, we'll be in Electric.
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Bruno, I've never been there but I've been told that there is repair person in the Lake Elsinore area that many of the pros take their nicer fretted instruments to -- Chuck Block (yes, Ron Block's...
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    Re: Out of my league

    Yea, most full-time (and/or travelling) musicians feel good if their 10 year old car or van is working properly, if their gigs pay what they promised to pay, and if they can pay their rent. If they...
  6. SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WEEK!)

    Anyone from here heading to SummerGrass this week?

    We'll be there! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    I have a theory about that, and I think most professional full time musicians recognize it... I have a number of friends in full time music or music related professions, often traveling bands who...
  8. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

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    We won't get into my other instruments.
    (Suffice it to say the walls are alive with the sound of music).

    Btw, they're all "future firewood" (a term blissfully coined by my two very...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    I mostly play mandolin for my own enjoyment; it's fun, pretty cathartic, reflective, and usually it's the Gibson I pull out for this purpose. But my MK, which is really my backup mandolin, is almost...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    Personally, if I were to buy a CF mandolin, I'd like it to be all CF, showing the CF "grain" and all, with a CF fingerboard, CF briidge and saddle, CF Peghead overlay (if present), CF...
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    Yup, I don't know anyone who knew Bill who doesn't miss him. I only talked with him on the phone a few times, and I miss him. Interestingly, I can think of a number of people who are now missing...
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    Very tastefully done Mike.

    The good news is now people know who you are when you're playing your mandolin.

    The bad news is now people know who you are when you're playing your mandolin.

    :)...
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I'd suggest the Roland CUBE Street. It's very versitile 2 channel with EQ and other controls for both channels, can use either channel for either mic or instrument. And, it operates on either 6 AA...
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    Re: Best suited cast tailpiece

    I've noticed one very significant difference with the James tailpiece on my F-9...

    With the original stamped sheet metal tailpiece, when tuning for example my low G course, I'd tune the 8th...
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    There was some concussion on the tailpiece based on the marks there, but we don't know when that concussion was. If the mandolin had become un-hung, it would have hit the dobro first and flipped,...
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    So, the big question... Is it worth fixing?
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    Hmmm, what if the bass player is also the banjo player???



    Well, not "nobody", but those who have to be, or like to be, careful about money avoid paying list. I've known some folks who...
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    Reminds me of something that happened at a local GC in my area, they had a new RB-250 hanging above a new F-9 and something less pricey hanging below that... Somehow the RB-250 let loose, probably...
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    Looks like the initial break on both sides was around the end of the tailpiece. Probably landed hard on the tailpiece.
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    Re: Best suited cast tailpiece

    I emailed with Bill James about the metal he uses. His tailpieces are made of bronze.

    In my opinion from my banjo experience, the best banjo tailpieces are made either of bronze or of brass. ...
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    Re: I need a mandolin stand for stage use.

    Just to be clear again, I still consider Hercules instrument stand design to be as safe or safer than the best stand designs out there. I hope that Hercules has solved their plastics off-gassing...
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    Re: Best suited cast tailpiece

    I haven't read anything of future James tailpieces being made of titanium, however while these tailpieces are much more solid than the typical stamped thin sheet metal tailpiece, they are definitely...
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    Re: Best suited cast tailpiece

    So, here's my comparison... Quick summary opinion, the F-9 seems to be noticeably louder with the James tailpiece. This is comparing it to my backup MK LFSTB F-style mandolin, which is setup as...
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    Re: Bass Mandolin or fifths ukulele tab

    Yes, uBass is typically tuned in 4ths, like a standard bass. I've also got one, for use as a backup for when I just cannot use my 3/4 double bass.

    And believe it or not, some double bassists do...
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    Re: Best suited cast tailpiece

    I just installed my new James tailpiece on my 2002 F-9... What a beautiful piece of equipment; stoutly built, extremely well designed, totally functional and very pleasing to the eyes.
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