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    Re: Trapdoor Restore

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Trapdoor Restore

    Thanks for your reply, pops1. The tuners work, the head is intact, but I think bridge needs replacing, and it appears that the frets might need leveling. In addition to that, head tension probably...
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    Trapdoor Restore

    Hi,

    I have a Gibson Trapdoor four string banjo that I would like to have evaluated and set up for playing. I am in Tallahassee, FL. Are there any luthiers in my area that specialize in this kind...
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    Tuning Machines for 1920 Gibson A

    The tuning machines on my 1920 Gibson model A bind, even though I have ensured that they are free from debris and lubricated. I would like to replace them, preferably with tuners that have the worm...
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    Re: TONERITE DE-DAMPER - Results, anyone?

    I have not used one, but something that I regularly do with my instruments seems like a somewhat similar process, and consistently yields positive results. I will sit my instruments, guitars and...
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    I did a search before posting this; really I...

    I did a search before posting this; really I did...

    What is the "power grip"? #I've never heard of it. #The name makes me think of these words: #stiff, tense, and energy hog.
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    What kinda axe do you have?

    What kinda axe do you have?
  8. Thread: Trill

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    What John is saying can be directly applied to...

    What John is saying can be directly applied to the Vivaldi exerpt you are referencing. Isolate that trill and use it as an exercise. I would also suggest including a few notes before, and after the...
  9. Thread: Gibson a9

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    I really, REALLY like my MT.  It's an instrument...

    I really, REALLY like my MT. #It's an instrument that could last you forever. #Here's one in the used classifieds for $1750.00


    I got mine from browsing the classifieds here; I'm very pleased
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    eight strings four courses endless possibilities...

    eight strings four courses
    endless possibilities
    infinite music
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    As Terry mentioned, you can take any pick and...

    As Terry mentioned, you can take any pick and alter its sound producing properties by shaping and sanding. #I have a TF140 Wegen, and find it to produce quite a bright tone right out of the package....
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    Thanks Doc. I was kind of thinking what you are...

    Thanks Doc. I was kind of thinking what you are saying about the MT and the price range, but wanted to pose the question here as there is, collectively, much more experience in the mando cafe...
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    You did notice that the Johnson sold before...

    You did notice that the Johnson sold before either the Loar or Brutus, didn't you?
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    Here ya go, Joe. An MT for $1700 popped up in the...

    Here ya go, Joe. An MT for $1700 popped up in the classifieds. Just copy and paste this into your browser:...
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    ...hmmm, a Phoenix, huh? I've read a LOT of good...

    ...hmmm, a Phoenix, huh? I've read a LOT of good things about them; never played one though.
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    Pathfinder, why don't you go off by yourself and...

    Pathfinder, why don't you go off by yourself and start one of those non-frivolous, good-mannered threads chock full of proper etiquette, and leave Amandalyn alone!!!
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    Thanks to all for your shopping advice. Although...

    Thanks to all for your shopping advice. Although I'm exploring the possibility of upgrading at this point; I really do still like my MT very much. Maybe instead of upgrading I'll save up and simply...
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    In light of my previous post...

    In light of my previous post (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=13;t=46349), I would like to give one big, gigantic vote for the Collings MT. For under $2500.00, well under...
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    I have a Collings MT that I like quite a lot, but...

    I have a Collings MT that I like quite a lot, but am just wondering if, sticking with the A body style, I could have something significantly better in terms of sound, playability, or both, without...
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    MM, GOOD CHOICE!!! I just don't see how you...

    MM, GOOD CHOICE!!!

    I just don't see how you can go wrong chosing the MT. I would still want mine no matter what else I added to my arsenal.
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    I really REALLY like my Collings MT. I found mine...

    I really REALLY like my Collings MT. I found mine in the used classifieds here on the mando cafe site. I couldn't be happier with the purchase; significantly less expensive than new, the instrument...
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    I recently did some shopping for a multi track...

    I recently did some shopping for a multi track recorder for practice purposes. After research, I settled on the Boss Micro BR. I am very happy with the device; it fulfills all my requirements in a...
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    Steve at giannaviolins.com hooked me up with...

    Steve at giannaviolins.com hooked me up with exactly what I was looking for. Thanks much Steve!
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    Thanks John. I'll look Rob up online.

    Thanks John. I'll look Rob up online.
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    Thanks all. Dave, the dog case cover costs...

    Thanks all.

    Dave, the dog case cover costs almost as much as the Eastman oblong case, which has the cover and my case beat as far as storage goes. I can't imagine why a cover would cost just about...
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