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    Re: Larrivee mandolins

    I think that numerous Larrivee guitar owners would be interested in any new Larrivee mandolin shape as these guitarists are already Larrivee fans but getting a new shape right for the general market...
  2. Re: Question about customising a mandolin

    Go for it. Won't affect the sound unless you put a tin of paint on it. It will, of course, affect re-sale value but then again, you'd maybe want to keep it for ever.
  3. Re: Japanese Mandolin made by Hoshino Gakki

    For a starter mandolin, volume and tone become secondary. Low action enables the beginner to actually be able to play it. I've had a few of these made by Ibanez, Suzuki, Antoria and they are usually...
  4. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    Sorry I cant help btu I agree about the album, Theur treatment of 'Waltz in the bluegrass' is totally brilliant with guitar sounded tremendous. One of my favourite all time mandolin recordings.
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    Re: 1st fret playability on your mando?

    I've lost count of the number of times that I thought the slots had been lowered enough only to find that they could be lowered further. I just use a fairly thick kitchen knife, slip the blade across...
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Northfield F5S?

    I put a James on and it went straight on no problem. The one which is 'stuck' just needs a little gentle persuasion. Stanley knife or similar. Maybe hardrier for 3 seconds or so but no more.
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Hi again Dave. John Alvey Turner has a 1929 TB3. I know the owner Phil Alexander VERY WELL. If you wanted a great deal, mention my name and let me know.

    When Corona is over I am going to see the...
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Hi Dave. If it is the 1915 one with Handel tuner buttons then fairly certain that will be the one I had. Bit of a co-incidence between you and I possibly because I went down there three days after he...
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Hi Dave It's just the neck that is Gibson. The fretbard is Gretsch so they hven't bothered to change to dots.

    I had a 1915 Gibson F4 that I sold to Tamco couple of years ago.

    regards

    Jimmy...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    Wegen 2.00mm guage are 'simply the best'. I've been on mandolins and acoustic guitars for 50 years and tried all the Dawg and every other but for the past 17 years or so I've used nothing else. The...
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    You lose the beauty of the melody with all that speed. Does nothing for me. Listen to something like Russian Rag. You get all the intensity without that 'I'm gonna play this as fast as I possibly can...
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    Re: A real Gibson A two point?

    Ebay UK has just listed a Ventura with the S for Suzuki on tailpiece. Antoria, Suzuki, Ventura all looked the same, or very similar. I once had an Ibanez Artist A5. Very pretty. Bound all round and...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    I've been handling all levels of mandolins for 50 years and the Big Mon I have is as good as it gets. I'm not saying better than things like a Paul Schneider custom Summit which I had which was also...
  14. Re: Mandolin theme song? “Oh, Mandolin.”

    There's a great Version by Valerie Smith (Liberty Pike) with Tim O'Brien singing the harmony.
  15. Re: Monteleone F5 - #4 of his original 10 Loar copies

    I've always wondered what Gibson's reaction was to Monteleone (not being the first one) to make mandolins with The Gibson on headstock. Did they just allow it? Feel it was good for them?
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    Re: James Tailpiece Opinions

    I agree with all the other comments. No change in the sound. Brilliant design. Having the Gibson engraved on? I wouldn't see any reason at all not to have that done if it floats your boat. Sued? ...
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    Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Been playing for 50 years and never lubricated any tuners. Maybe I should have but I wouldn't worry about it. Small squirt with WD40 shouldnt do any harm once a year I dare say.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin suggestions please

    I would try and get a maximum of 20" scale length. Its just easier to play normal mandolin tunes.
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    Re: best mandolin for 700.00

    The Loar LM 700 Used would no doubt be available within that budget if a scroll is desired. Whatever mandolin, I'd say 100% USED if you want value for money. Having said that, some poeople buy an...
  20. Re: British. Ukulele Orchestra & Mandolins

    We ll they are in the key of F so if you are on Mandolin and can't play in key without capo, put capo on 3rd fret and imagine you arev playing in key D.

    Better still just listen to the bass which...
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    I've been looking extensively at mandolins for 50 years but never seen a Yamaha. I always thought they should have brought them out but they know more than me. I have a friend who tells me he has...
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    Re: Some very fine Nancy Blake mandolin

    Hi my friend. You bought the Bluett F4 years ago from me. Sorry I can't recall your name.

    Anyway I bought the Norman Blake album years ago initially because I also loved the cover. When it was out...
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    Re: Mandolin will not stay in tune

    Put plenty string on. Have it wound round the machinehead about 5 times at least. Heavier strings stay in tuen better I reckon. New strings take time and quite likely to still be stretching. I...
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    That is absolutely brilliant service. Great to hear of a company not passing the buck to the retailer or anyone else. In this climate as well. Yes if the base is sitting perfectly at the minute, be...
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    Re: For John Prine

    Always loved Joan Baez singing this song. Lovely intro and we all pray for John Prine and his wife. A legend.
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