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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Or, more accurately, asymmetry.

    Says it was his "main gigging instrument for years." Wonder why I never saw him?
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Supply chain bottlenecks probably won't be alleviated until next year.

    So -- buy used! They're already here...
  3. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    This recent thread is worth a review.
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    Re: Condition of Martin A style

    I'd be a bit unhappy with the fretboard divots, otherwise it's a 50-year-old instrument, showing it's been played quite a bit.

    Rosewood's not as hard as ebony, and a rosewood fingerboard's gonna...
  5. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    Iff'n yore in Topeka, check out Banjo's Cafe. Their Foggy Mountain Pumpkin Spice latte is, I hear, unforgettable...
  6. Re: New mandolin question. (eastman, the loar, richwood)

    Richwood's all-solid-wood, but heat-pressed and not hand-carved like the Eastman or the Loar Honey Creek. I sorta second JeffD's suggestions that you look into other types of mandolin available in...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Yeah, it could be -- but not convinced that all participants are equally on board for discussion of pet-toxic houseplants. Check out Hudmister's Post #10.

    If the OP's cool with it, forget what I...
  8. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    What Deering models are you looking at? I'm guessing the Goodtime because they come in 17- and 19-fret tenors, and at Ī$600 they're not "super expensive." In my experience -- I don't own one, but...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    That "wandering Jew" plant has nothing on the meanderings of this thread...

    Not even a "ham sandwich," Mike, this is like asking about the sandwich and getting replies discussing sanitation in the...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    Re: wood as a resonating substance when struck –– there is the marimba...
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    I have a B & J Victoria bowl-back that's the spittin' image of a Lyon & Healy product, other than a differently-shaped headstock. The B & J firm sold instruments from a variety of sources, for sure.
  12. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Most extremely "compensated" bridge I've ever seen. Does one of our experts know of a type of stringed instrument where the bridge is angled that way, to produce significantly longer scale for the...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Industry standard for many years; touring bands used to specify them 'cause they knew what they were getting.

    I've pretty much switched to condenser mics now, but there's nothing finicky about...
  14. Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    I octave-strung the lower two courses of my Octofone, using strings as follows;

    4th course G .045 wound/.018 plain
    3rd course D .030 wound/.016 plain
    2nd course A .020 plain (both)...
  15. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Yeah, this Sept. 20 thread.
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    Re: Cavaquinho?

    Think you have one of these (recent Dusepo posting).
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Iff'n ya can't spell Shmergel, better avoid invoking the Devastator...

    Bad mojo, y'know?
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    Re: My new Aria M-300

    That hump in the neck where it joins the body, and the extreme elevation of the bridge adjustment nuts, are dead giveaways. That mandolin ain't never gonna work. Send it back, get your money back. ...
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    Re: Gibson epiphone red mandolin

    Gibson Inc. owns the Epiphone brand. They bought the Epiphone Guitar Company, a separate manufacturer of musical instruments. For years they made instruments labeled "Epiphone" in their Kalamazoo...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    My inventory/signature list is 'way out of date; too lazy to clean it up. The Eastman mandola and mandocello are gone, replaced by two Stahl (Larson Bros.) instruments, a mandola and a mando-bass....
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Well, showing my age. Paid $450 for my first (teens) F-2, $1,500 for my current 3-point. So a +$2K F-2 exceeds my experience.

    Still, not sure I'd call this one "clean," with all the repairs,...
  22. Re: Lyon Healy bowlback? Approximate date?

    Pics didn't show up on my screen.
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    Re: martin bowlbacks

    Martin instruments are nearly always immaculately constructed -- at least at the vintage you're considering.

    Having said that, they do get a premium market price because of the label. In the US,...
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    Re: I want my chops back

    Don't ever practice. Practice is what your piano teacher made you do at age 10, and you hated it.

    Just spend a lot of time playing. It's called "playing" music, not "working" music -- for a...
  25. Re: Epiphone MM-30: Should I Improve It, Or Upgrade?

    Should be a finite limited amount of "upgrade" money put into an instrument with a heat-pressed top and laminated back and sides. The fact that OP did some of the work him/herself reduces the bill,...
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