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    Re: Raymond Mandolin Passed Down

    Definitely remove the old strings and clean up the "crud" with a soft damp cloth (old tee shirt or similar). Restring it with light gauge strings but first inspect the neck joint to make sure its...
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    Re: "The Kentucky" vs. "Kentucky"

    Great looking mandolin you've got there Mysticfiddler!! I would think asking $1200 to $1500 would be a fair price range. The slimmed down neck profile may be a deal breaker for someone with large...
  3. Thread: Rigel on Ebay

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    Re: Rigel on Ebay

    I see it's the A Natural model you have there which was their "budget" model without a pickup. I don't remember much about that model re: the bridges they used. I don't remember ever seeing RW...
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    Re: Noisy finish ???

    Maybe not MJ (since he wore leather gloves sans fingers) but that may where John's friend got the idea ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Noisy finish ???

    Au rien or da nada. Take your pick :)

    Here is how I dealt with my "sticky" neck problem.

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    It was refinished (I am guessing) at the Gibson factory back in the '70s with a heavy...
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    Re: Noisy finish ???

    I see what you mean by "noisy" and it is quite annoying. I associate the "noise" with the finish being rather sticky i.e your hand sticks to the glossy finish, especially in warm humid conditions. An...
  7. Thread: MD315 speedneck

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    Re: MD315 speedneck

    Let mother nature and body chemistry take care of that :grin:

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  8. Thread: MD315 speedneck

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    Re: MD315 speedneck

    Hi Doug,

    Here's what the speed neck looks like with bare wood and 15 years of handling. Smooth as silk...

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    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: The day the music burned

    It sounds painfully similar to the recent fire at the Notra Dame cathedral in Paris, France. It gives me a vaguely nauseous feeling.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: The D.Gilchrist in the classifieds

    I almost agree Daniel. I think it "could" be a 5 string (15" scale) or a 4 string (13.9" scale) for that matter. Not necessarily that it "should" be. I do like the 2 pickup and Mann wraparound TP...
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Are you running phosphor bronze G and D strings? It looks to be from your picture. If so, replace them with nickle steel strings which will give a stronger magnetic signal to increase the signal to...
  12. Re: Third string out of tune below the fifth fret

    Try acoustic guitar strings. There should be plenty to choose from.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  13. Re: Third string out of tune below the fifth fret

    Try a different string gauge for the G perhaps? File down the leading edge of the bridge to change the compensation? Just a thought...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Great looking mandolin Michael. Nice score!! I would be strongly inclined to see if the 60 Hz hum could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether using better grounding, shielding p/u and...
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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    I'm thinking it would be worth ~ $3.5K (maybe more) once the work is done, plus factor in the satisfaction of making this mandolin sing again. Of course, you would have to place a "worth" to you...
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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    What are you trading for this mandolin ollaimh? Depends on the trade as this F-5 is going to take some $$$ to put it back together again.Whose autograph is it sporting? Also, if you're considering...
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Here's my (former) blue Rigel A Plus Deluxe, great mandolin with a beautiful finish.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL

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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    "The norm is for people to take their limited data points and draw faulty conclusions."

    While I totally agree with you re: the preponderance of fault conclusions, how many data points would
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  19. Re: Moving between Irish and bluegrass fiddle tunes

    While ITM and bluegrass are stylistically different, they are both "folk music". if your friend is experienced musically, sitting and listening through a couple of tunes then jumping into the fray is...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    The wood used to be a tree. Now it has to learn "how" to be a mandolin or guitar or (?) whose sole purpose is to produce beautiful music. That takes a bit of time and playing to learn. Don't ask me...
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    Re: KM1000 Spec Question -- side width?

    What is the width (probably mean depth) of the body on your current KM1000? Maybe somebody with a Loar Gibson will chime in.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Replacement Pickup for Mandocaster

    Does it have to be a stacked HB? There are twin blade HB pickups that will drop into a single coil space that can be wired through a push/pull pot for hum/sing options. DiMarzio makes one. So do...
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    Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Great project JL277z!!! I am very impressed with your level of detail. I loved the ??? section.:grin: Thank you so much.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Thanks Dennis...The Mandolin Store

    While I have not bought a mandolin from TMS (yet), I jumped on the $15 Eastman gig bag offer on Tuesday and it was delivered yesterday. Nice bag, great service and communication!! I did once sell a...
  25. Re: Where to shop for a quality Mandolin in Southern California?

    PM me your email address and I'll send you to an acquaintance in your area who may be of assistance.
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