Search:

Type: Posts; User: J.Albert

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: RIP Bill Torbert Jr. (Mandolin player for Jimmy Martin)

    RIP Bill Jr.
    Thanks for posting.
    I saved pictures and discography.
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,356

    Re: No pickguard finish scratches

    sblock has it right, above.

    If you want to protect the finish, use a pickguard/finger rest.

    They can be mounted in such a way (set below the string level) so that they won't interfere with your...
  3. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,646

    Re: This Gibson legit?

    Gibson did make an "M-6" for a while, that's the first one I ever saw "in blue"...
  4. Replies
    19
    Views
    34,638

    Re: Rot smell on strings how to get rid of it?

    Fast Fret.
    Before and AFTER you play it.
  5. Replies
    21
    Views
    39,053

    Re: All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    If this drags on into next year, it's going to seriously damage the bluegrass festival "industry", to the point where many festival promoters may throw in the towel for good.

    Might have a similar...
  6. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,942

    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Bluegrass is played on a 5-string banjo, usually with a resonator.
    Irish/Celtic is generally played on a 4-string tenor banjo.

    Two completely different types of music.
    Two completely different...
  7. Replies
    81
    Views
    10,985

    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    My predic-a-shuns:

    Within 10 years, we'll see signed Loars with asking prices under $100k.
    Within 20 years, those asking prices will drop to under $75k.
    Perhaps 'way under....
  8. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,025

    Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Triflow, if they need it.
  9. Replies
    29
    Views
    3,668

    Re: Reading suggestions

    Don't forget "Man of Constant Sorrow", the Ralph Stanley biography by Eddie Dean...
  10. Replies
    66
    Views
    11,793

    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    allenhopkins asks:
    "does Gibson even make banjos any more, or put their name on instruments made for them by others?"

    No banjos since 2009. Production was essentially ended and banjo-area...
  11. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    I believe the nut width on a Gibson Goldrush -- although not fully 1 1/8" -- is slightly wider than 1 1/16".

    Perhaps 1 3/32" ??
  12. Re: Article: The Mandolin Store Moving to Tennessee

    A good move for them, I think.

    I can remember when Mr. Vance moved from Ohio (I think?) to Arizona. At the time, I thought, "why move a bluegrass-oriented store to Arizona?" I realize the net has...
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,750

    Re: dents in the neck

    I'd just leave 'em alone and learn to live with it.

    Try foolin' with them, and you could end up with things worse than when you started...
  14. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,272

    Re: Home Recording - best bang for buck

    I'd suggest this:
    https://www.amazon.com/UR22-MKII-RP-Headphones-Microphone/dp/B01MSN3RUP

    Will work with PC or Mac.
    Nice Steinberg USB interface.
    You'll want the closed-ear phones for...
  15. Thread: 75 Gibson F-5

    by J.Albert
    Replies
    13
    Views
    2,393

    Re: 75 Gibson F-5

    I'd string that up and make it playable, and... just leave it at that.

    A remembrance of your friend.

    But I wouldn't put any money into it.
  16. Replies
    51
    Views
    5,433

    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    The problem:
    "Showed up to a gig with a local singer/songwriter only to find out he tunes down a half-step"

    The solution:
    Tune down right along with him!
  17. Replies
    3
    Views
    674

    Re: Gibson F5G nut width?

    Standard nut width on the F-5g is 1 1/16".

    There was a special run of them made in the pre-flood days with a wide fingerboard like the Sam Bush model (these are easily recognizable with the block...
  18. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,751

    Re: mandolin same tuning as a tenor banjo?

    OP:

    You didn't tell us what make of 5-string you have, but if it's a "Gibson Mastertone style" (either 1 piece flange or 2 piece flange), there are probably hundreds of tenor necks out there that...
  19. Replies
    3
    Views
    764

    Re: 2017 Boeh A5 sound clips

    That sounds both mature and well balanced for being only 2 years old.
    Very "traditional" tone.
    Playin's not bad, either...! ;)
  20. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,333

    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    If you want a James tailpiece, then be ready to accept the matte finish "for what it is".

    I sense that trying to "polish it up" might make a mess out of things...
  21. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,826

    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    "The serial number is 80107029"

    January 7, 1998, 2nd instrument completed that day.
  22. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,891

    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    With "non-Loar" Loar selling prices in the $150k+/- range lately, $250k seems like a pretty steep premium, even with the provenance involved.

    Will it really sound $100k better...? ;)
  23. Replies
    64
    Views
    6,089

    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    In the field of the study of human intelligence (quite controversial to even mention these days) there's something called the "g factor", more of which can be read about here:...
  24. Thread: Need advice

    by J.Albert
    Replies
    9
    Views
    1,234

    Re: Need advice

    OP:

    You didn't specify a price.

    That may be a "good-enough" sounding mandolin for, say, $300-400.

    Any more than that, and it had better sound pretty good.
  25. Replies
    36
    Views
    9,925

    Re: crossrock fiberglass mandolin cases

    Jonathan wrote:
    "There is no wiggle and the headstock with my little clip on micro-tuner is still a good distance from the bottom of the case."

    I'd take that tuner OFF whenever I wasn't playing...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4