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    Re: Mandolin Close Ups

    Don't take this the wrong way, but you've spent a lot of time on this buzzing issue, IMHO. There are basically 3 or 4 causes and that's it. We can obsess until it drives us crazy. If it is still...
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    Re: "Refurbished Gibson"

    Years ago I was looking around a pawn shop at their guitars. A nice lady who was the owner told me that she had a couple other nicer guitars "in the back" if I wanted to see them. I said "sure." ...
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    She is not being mic'd and there is a studio musician behind a curtain playing the real chord.....just a guess!.......:mandosmiley:

    Actually, there seems to be a whole school of hillbilly guitar...
  4. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I still remember those first A Prairie Home Companion shows and how corny they were -- in a very good, happy way. It may have been the first intentionally ironic show produced ever, not sure, but 35...
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    Re: Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    I hope you can understand why the question seems awkward, odd, or even a little nosy.

    Life has peculiar situations like this, of course. I was once "watching" and using a friend's auto while he...
  6. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    What!? Thile uses a tablet holder? Music stand? That's cheating! I thought the man had talent!

    No wonder it is on the radio! Curses!, foiled again by the video camera........
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    Re: Fan-fret mandocello build

    As another grumpy old man, please tell me what is the goal of a fanned fretted instrument? Better intonation? More ergonomic fingering?

    Sure, they look cool, but....
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    Re: Just Installed a New Truss Rod Cover

    Posting a picture might be nice......
  9. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I know how you feel. At some point, I had to let it go and just enjoy the music. At various times I've had similar feelings about Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, Jack White, Harry Connick, Jr., and...
  10. Re: Big Muddy only $209 at Guitar Center (M-20 model?)

    Looks like they hired Raymond Loewy's design team to come up with that elaborate peghead! Ouch! :)):)):)):)):))

    I know, I know, they get great reviews........:mandosmiley:
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    Re: What's the deal with Vintage F4s?

    I would say it was Bill Monroe's influence more than Loar's. Sure, the Loar F5 had to exist for Monroe to play one, but without Monroe it would just be a great instrument and considerably cheaper. ...
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    Re: Gibson Year Date

    Gruhn's Guide shows that number for the years 1965 and 1968. They reused the numbers during certain years. Posting pictures might help narrow it down.
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    Contrary to what we think we know about American made instruments, it has been my experience that the Japanese know 10 times as much and have studied it more. That extends to almost everything...
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    Is this a common practice? Loosening the strings to reduce stress? On what? The glue joints? The wood?

    Never heard of it, except when shipping......

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    Both Ishibashi Music and Woodman Guitar are very well known vintage dealers in Japan. I have dealt with both of them personally.
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    Re: Stradolin Seeks Glue

    Another way to look at it is that these were quickly made factory instruments. A squirt of glue and a clamp overnight held the neck on just fine for 60-70 years. No reason to think another squirt...
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    Around 30 years ago my house was broken into and a couple favorite vintage guitars were stolen. Prior to that I was always collecting and searching for the "ultimate" -- whatever that was in my...
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    Re: Geib Challenge case

    I once found a 1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet with original case at a pawn shop. All original, but sometime in the 60's somebody put a bunch of huge "flower power" stickers on it, but I was afraid to try and...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    There was "Big Bertha" from WWI........
  20. Re: Nitrocellulose reactions with tuning machines

    Looks like the reddish color is only where the open areas are........oil/lubricant reaction? No experience with this, just an observation, FWIW.
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    Re: Geib Challenge case

    Is that sticker of Africa with a wreath around it?
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    Trying to inject some humor, that's all. Sorry, if I offended you. Sometimes our forum gets "tunnel vision" when discussing the finer aspects and details of instruments and their pedigree, IMHO.
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    Out of respect, I refrained from mentioning the state flower was the satellite dish..........:grin:

    And no mention of double-wide manufactured homes, either.....

    Actually, I live in...
  24. Re: What should i'l buy to clean the neck and the frets?

    I second the 0000 steel wool and lemon oil. Been using it for years.
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    Re: Gibson 5-string mandolin oddity on eBay

    It is actually getting bids............! :disbelief:

    NFI
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