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    Re: Mandyln on FB marketplace

    Balalaikas generally have even smaller sound holes, I have one that measures 3/4" accross.

    Dave H
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    Re: string gauges

    Thanks sblock, this what suspected.

    Dave H
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    string gauges

    Can anyone tell me the recommended string gauges for a mid teens Gibson F4

    Thanks in advance, Dave H
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    Re: Clean picks

    I have played mandolin for over 45 years and never had to clean a pick yet, what's up with you Americans ?

    Dave H
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    A man walks into a bar and says to the barman ' you wanna hear my new banjo joke ? ' the barman says to him, listen I'm a banjo player, Big Mike at the end of the bar, he's a banjo player and that...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    Simon is playing ' The Lark in the Clear Air ' absolutely beautiful.

    Dave H
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    and the difference between a violin and a viola is ?

    violas burn longer.

    Dave H
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    The definition of ' perfect pitch ' is hitting the dumpster first throw with a banjo and it smashes an accordion and a bodhran when it lands.

    Dave H
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Q, what is the difference between a 5 string banjo and a trampoline ?

    A, you take your boots off to jump on a trampoline.

    Q. what is the difference between a 5 string banjo and a...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What do you call 5 bodhrans on the bottom of the sea ? a good start.

    Dave H
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Banjo player and the fiddler in a bluegrass band are having a real nasty argument, the band leader interupts and asks what the problem is, the banjo player points at the fiddler and says it's his...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    I sometimes get the impression that in the USA you seem to care more about looks than anything else, no-one else is going to see the back of your mandolin so why bother ? I've got a Gibson F9 that...
  13. Re: How did you feel about your new build Mando?

    My only mandolin ordered from a builder is my Paul Shippey, it was far better than my expectations, without doubt one of the UK's best builders.

    Dave H
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    Re: McIlroy Mando-Gazouki

    Personally I prefer mandolin shaped mandolins and mandolas. For quite a few years there seems to be a move towards making everything guitar shaped.

    Dave H
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Konig & Meyer, great stands.

    Dave H
  16. Re: Larson Harp Mandolin on Antiques Road Show

    Apparently we in the UK are not allowed to see this because of ' rights restrictions '

    Dave H
  17. Re: The Fearless Flyers - Daddy, He Got a Cessna (feat. Chris Thi

    looks like he's in a lot of pain to me !

    Dave H
  18. Re: PSA - those old-school wooden pyramid metronomes

    I've just dug out my Witner Pyramid, it's a modern plastic one, it keeps the timing perfectly.


    Dave H
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    Re: What is it???

    I had one of these many years ago, there is virtually no break angle at the bridge, hence the
    device to force the strings down below the bridge, ergo no volume or decent tone, piece of slightly...
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    Re: R.L. Givens #393 and Jade

    Ah yes a guard cat, very nice.

    Dave H
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    Re: Loar Tone "Sweet Spot"

    200 or more year old Stradivarius violins don't apprear to be getting worse so why should mandolins get worse ?

    Dave H
  22. Re: Protecting peghead from clip on tuner marring

    I believe it's the solvents that keep the tuner pads soft that damage the finish, never leave them on your instrument after tunining.

    Dave H
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    How is it that I can import D'Addario mandolin strings [ my favorite ] cheaper from the USA than I can buy them here in Great Brittain ?

    Thanks, Dave H
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    Re: Mando Tasting, interested in your vote.

    Both links worked for me, the second mandolin is much mellower than the first IMHO.

    Dave H
  25. Re: non-builder question re. wood and ivory bindings

    My Eastman 915 has maple binding.

    Dave H
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