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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    Let's end this one now. Thanks everybody.
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    Re: Requirement to login twice

    As long as you click the "Remember Me" box under the login area you can stay logged indefinitely, even between reboots.
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    Re: Requirement to login twice

    What Browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, etc.
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Straight D tube?

    I'm not trying to be argumentative, either, just having a conversation. Wasn't trying to be a jerk.

    Ok - imagine a 1" diameter tube, cut in half (solid D shape), 12" long, made of solid carbon...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Straight D tube?

    rcc56, jusr think of any kind of a stick (or beam in technical words) that is being bent. The side towards the tension is in compression, and the opposite side is in tension. An horizontal tree...
  6. Thread: Old Gibson

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    Re: Old Gibson

    Thanks for all the replies! Rcc56, if I have time tomorrow I will try to contact you.
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    Re: Old Gibson

    If it was in playable shape it would be worth a couple of thousand dollars. In this shape it's worth hundreds of dollars. In great shape it would still be only worth a few thousand dollars. No need...
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    Re: A little F-4 information

    13100 is also interesting for using the earlier scroll carving style (C-shape instead of S)

    There are a few more scattered that come after 11694 too.. some quite interesting ones to see in there!
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    Re: The First Loar F-5 I Ever Played

    I'm not going to "pop-poo" anyone but my guess is that someone (not at Kalamazoo) put a fake label in that F-4 for some reason. There were of course F-2s and F-4s built during the years that Loar...
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    Re: 1922 Gibson Mandocello

    didn't you already do this thread recently?

    HERE
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    Re: OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    Glue tests, by their very nature, and limited.
    To be comprehensive, they would have to test joints under various conditions of temperature, humidity, temperature and moisture cycling, and all sorts...
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    Re: OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    I visited the Martin plant in the early 80's and I have a clear (to me) memory of them using HHG to glue on tops and backs. They used heat lamps to warm up the linings on the rims. It was explained...
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    Re: OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    Nothing to say about specific glues and their uses, but just a general statement:

    If we study and learn glue theory; the 5 phases of a wood glue joint, how glues and adhesives work, relative...
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    Re: Gibson Mandocello

    But before that offer (post#6) you had already been told it might be worth much more than $600 (post #2)? Am I confused on the timeline?
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    Re: 1923 Martin A-style mandolin

    Huh. I agree that I've never seen a Martin with a letter-prefix serial number, yet -- here's an expired Reverb listing for a Serial #15,000's Style A mandola with an A-prefix serial number. ...
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    Re: Recipe for modern Gibson brown??

    I'm assuming that you are talking about spraying tinted lacquer as opposed to staining the wood itself. (a photo of the original back would be helpful). If so, what I do on the rare occasion that I...
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    Re: Can I fix this without removing the top?

    As Rcc56 says the biggest challenge is figuring out how to do something, as each repair is a little different. I don't know about other folks, but I like puzzles, and I feel figuring how to clamp or...
  18. Re: Maple Pattern on Back and General Sound Traits

    That the tone was a function of the top, and not the back and sides.
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