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    Re: Name This Tune By Benedict and Scroggins

    Billy In The Lowground
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

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  3. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    The link now works. Thanks
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    Hi rpalmer, the URL is not working. I get this when I click on the link... "The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know." -from Google. Thanks for trying to post though.
  5. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    174767On closer inspection, there does appear to be a slight dent or indentation at the typical spot where scrolls tend to break off when dropped. It may have been a poor repair that set this scroll...
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    Re: Killing my mandolins sound...

    Hi Mike,
    There is good evidence that compressing the mandolin back with your body does dampen the sound. Check out the threads on Tonegards... Many mandolin gunslingers like John Reischman and...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin buzz - 1 fret only

    Check out this link from Stewart MacDonald. Using a straight edge can help locate the problem.
    http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Straightedges/Fret_Rocker.html
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    Re: Name that Bluegrass Boy

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    That is definitely Art Stamper. I played with Art off and on in Louisville KY for about 10 years. One of a kind guy! Art passed away January 23, 2005. That is Art on the left, me on...
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    Re: Three Dollar Shoe

    I assume the name of the group is "Three Dollar Shoe." What is the name of the tune they are playing? - sweet!
  10. Re: Would appreciate information about this Gibson mandolin

    If this truly is a Gibson, the serial number would indicate 1918 as the year of manufacture.
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    Re: Sweet mandolin waltzes

    Two Rivers, a fiddle tune in B, by Larry Unger is a beauty that adapts well to the mandolin.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cN3fdglFww
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    Re: Apitius Grand Classic in bound

    I have a 1998 Grand Artist which I love. It "popped" the first time I played it. I also use D'Addario J74's. It has a crisp, penetrating sound on the treble side and a warm, full sound on the...
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    Re: How to get that "buttery" sound

    Also, a more round edged pick (Dawg Pick) also contributes to a fuller, bassie sound. I use a Wegen 1.4 mm triangular pick and have rounded off one of the triangular points to obtain the same...
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    Re: best way to tighten strap button

    I have used a thin layer of superglue to expand the diameter of the end peg. You can always add another layer if it still is a loose fit.
  15. Thread: Tuner Help?

    by dscullin
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    Re: Tuner Help?

    Hello,
    How are you measuring the distance between the post holes? Stewart-McDonald measures from the center of one post hole to the center of the next. Their tuners range from 0.903 inches to...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a Pic from the Past

    This was taken in June 1967 at the first Beanblossom Festival. A trio of heavyweights!
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    Re: Mandolin shopping in New York?

    Check out Mandolin Brothers in Staten Island NY.
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    Re: greenbrier hop

    Mark, Thanks for the help. I will give it a shot. I saw Doyle play this live in Shepherdsville, KY and he did not use a capo, so I think you are correct that he tuned a whole step up. Thanks...
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    greenbrier hop

    Does anyone know the tuning that Doyle Lawson uses on his mandola for "Greenbrier Hop"? The D and G strings are tuned in harmony but i am having trouble figuring it out. Any input would be...
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    Re: Lightness of touch - fretting hand

    Been there and done that. I took some advice from the message board in the past and practiced using the 3rd, fourth and 5th fingers of the fretting hand. It really helps the pinky to get more...
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    Re: Banjo-mandolin head

    Elderly Instruments carries various size heads...
    "We also carry an extensive line of Remo banjo heads to fit banjos with the following rim diameters:
    8"
    10"
    10 1/8"
    10 3/16"
    10 1/4"
    10...
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    Re: i.d. this b#nj@

    David,
    Thanks for the help. The headstock inlay does clinch it!
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    i.d. this b#nj@

    I know this is a mandolin forum, but since other instruments are included in the classifieds, I thought I would query the knowledgeable builders and readers on the message board about that curious...
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    Re: Help wiring my iv electric mando

    I'm new to the message board but have been a cafe fan for years. Just want to say thanks for the wealth of info on this site. I am in the process of finishing an IV electric mando kit and being an...
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