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  1. Re: What if I removed the nitro finish from the sides of my mando

    I just had an older steel string with what sounds like a similar finish. I had to remove the pickguard and ended up removing the finish underneath ó it was peeling off the wood in large, somewhat...
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    Re: Transtint Dye for finishing HELP?

    Canít speak for anybody else, but in my case, I was unsure about the effect of adding so much moisture to my instrument. I figured if I ended up building color very slowly (and making some mistakes...
  3. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Luckily the nursery specs male ginkgo for that reason! We have several planted on campus at my work and I've never noticed a stench. Bradford Pear, on the other hand....
  4. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    I just moved three little 12" pines out of my "no grow" landscaped area and am looking forward to seeing if they can take somewhere more appropriate.

    I planted our new maple over the footprint of...
  5. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Yep, no need for bragging, high horses, soapboxes or shaming. I love and respect wood (both trees and lumber) and I want my kids to get the same enjoyment out of watching them grow and change.
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  6. Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    I live in my childhood home, in a cul-de-sac that's mostly surrounded by trees. Over my 32 years I've seen us lose one maple tree to a storm, another to old age, two dogwoods to sewer / drainage...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Got mine in the mail Saturday from American Musical Supply. It was glassy smooth out of the package, but becomes a bit textured with some hand warmth. The tone is brighter than my normal Wegen. I...
  8. Re: Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    I can't remember the story behind this one -- I think it was some kind of award or gift? -- but if you follow his Instagram, he fairly regularly showcases this one and his other instruments when he...
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    Re: D'Addrio picks?

    It looks like they keep getting backordered -- my wife pre-ordered one that was supposed to be here shortly after my birthday in early January, and now the website is showing "expected March 8." Like...
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    Re: Inlay colors

    In those colors, I'd be thinking about a dyed maple or colored epoxy. The benefit (or problem, if you will) of epoxy is that it depends on the accuracy of your mortises.

    Google turned this up...
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    Re: Tailpiece for Eastman 515

    I had the same issue just a few months ago. I contacted Eastman and they shipped me a replacement with a week. Great service, and no extra work on your part. I can’t imagine any tailpiece providing a...
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    Re: Who can repair a top plate joint?

    Member rcc56 is just down the road here in Chattanooga and has vast experience!
  13. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    When I was primarily a sax player, I got compared to Paul Desmond a couple times (think "Take Five"). I don't sing enough to draw a comparison, and I'm not sure any of my peers know enough mandolin...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    My lovely wife pre-ordered one from one of those sites for my birthday. I'll be happy to report back on how much I like it and how I improved 200% overnight.
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    Re: Dorrigo Fiddle Tune

    I learned an arrangement of it -- this Instagram link should be public:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BzO-1RcnLNc/

    There's also a David Benedict tune by the same name, which I suggest checking...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Iíve been doing 12 Days of Christmas Tunes, on 12 different instruments. MAS? Nah, Iíve only got 5 mandolin-family instruments out of those. Hereís ďSleigh RideĒ on a borrowed e-mando. Merry...
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    Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen AX

    I just want to say thanks for using Rocklite so extensively! I'm glad builders are thinking about sustainability and hopefully passing that along to consumers.

    I just bought some Rocklite Sundari...
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Nobodyíll miss my Eastman if they bury me with it but I think some people would be upset if yíall took your F4s or Loars to the grave :cool:
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Thatís one way to look at it. Another way is, Norman isnít getting any younger and he has played and collected a huge number of instruments over the years. You canít keep every instrument forever....
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    Re: Because of course she is....

    Don't think too hard about this. If you use Spotify, you get to listen to music on demand. Then they give you a fun recap of the music you've listened to. I may not have listened to Chris more than...
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    Re: Because of course she is....

    I just checked..... Chris Thile in all his various iterations! Kind of surprising because he wasn't in any of my yearly top songs. But there was a clear swing toward bluegrass and newgrass over the...
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    Re: Why do I want this?

    Because amber + tortoise binding is the best color scheme out there!
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    (sorry for the accidental hijack)

    In my case, it was basically a do-over / afterthought / experiment -- I was decently pleased with my thin shellac finish but ended up wanting a tougher topcoat....
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    Is the Behlenís stain alcohol-based? If so: Whether you spray or hand-rub, youíll have to take care not to smudge the stain. I donít like using water-based dyes in general, but as shellac is my...
  25. Re: Article: Guess the Mandolin Dawg is Playing, Win $100 Gift Ce

    I used an astute combo of careful listening, comparing against known recordings (Tone Poems) and blatant guesses. I'm thinking I got 3/10 on purpose and maybe a few more by accident.
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