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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Yes my grammar sometimes gets away with me among other things! I try to be helpful to all when I can be and that's what its all about for me sharing knowledge and the passion for what we here all...
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    Re: Gruhn's and/ Carter's?

    Yes Gruhn's has, I know had a room above the ground floor at his old place the "inner sanctum" where all the Loars and high end stuff is at. His new place I haven't been to but its probably the same....
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    Yes its a problem when people even reputable dealers in the business send you an instrument-high end packed like a 4 year old did it! I guess I don't get that one bit as I've gotten damaged...
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    Re: Scrolltastic 30s Oddball Mandolin

    Wow I like it and its long 5 scale! I don't get all the bullet holes but hey I've seen similar guitar tops, not as many holes though? It may be a fun neat mandolin to play. But I don't believe I'll...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I love the sound most importantly, feel, vibe, neck shapes, inlays etc. On many different mandolins/guitars, so if you have the means get what you want. My wife is awesome, she has never gave me an...
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Sorry about that, actually I'm an avid reader but I agree I'll start writing without thinking as my mind always is in wander and wonder mode, and yes without thinking about proper English! Guilty!
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    All the snakes I've played and owned were very fine sounding for the round hole shortneck sound, full of tone and plenty of volume-I think personally most all the Loar period instruments are very...
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    Re: Gibson “Black Night” at TMS

    Love black tops! I don't care about smudges, scratches and stuff, to me its all about the sound, all my mandolins have play wear granted they're all 20's-30's except a rare one of 5 according to...
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    Re: Happy fourth of July!

    Didn't Ben Franklin want the tune "Liberty" to be our County's song instead of America or Star Spangled Banner?-what one was it? I know he loved that fiddle tune. Happy 4th to all you patriotic...
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    Right on Adrian and we all know what a bad set up will do even to the best of mandolins! Its always worth it to put the time into a perfect set up be it doing it yourself if you have some skill or...
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    Re: Gibson “Black Night” at TMS

    I just watched the you-tube demo of this one and I must say under Mr. David Harvey I think their stuff is very on track with the old Gibson F-5 sound! Very great sounding mandolins under David! Just...
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    I thought the one on you-tube was very nice, the fit and finish! And the sound reminded me of a Collings MT2-V I had once upon a time, I'd say go for the more expensive model and if they'll build one...
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    Even if its a pressed top, for the $ the you tube link video that A-5 style sounded pretty sweet-granted the guy said he had to do a major set-up? If one has a little skill they can do the work...
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    Re: Fret setup.

    Wow brother your being very picky-you know what mandolin stands for-out of tune! No, joking aside I love spot on intonation but I've never heard of this, I've heard of fret slots being cut wrong and...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    All I have to say all that's going on in our world all this wood stuff is NUTS!
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    Re: Bluegrass

    I'm not afraid-I LOVE it also, grew up in a musical family and I sure have fun with it, playing old instruments is my weakness and luckily I have a wife that doesn't complain-not once with my MAS and...
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    I watched that you-tube link and that's really a fine mandolin for the $, way better than many costing 5 times the price! Maybe more with a killer set-up if your into the modern sound so to speak, I...
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    Re: best method to clean mandolin surface?

    Well how I clean my Loar with gasoline-leaded! Sorry couldn't help myself!
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    Ah they can print any name huh "lets go with a discussion on another thread I want mine called GIBSON" LoL!!! But seriously where do you find them at? evilbay?
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    Who has these for sale? They look pretty good and I can rework anything! Thanks, Will
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    They both look very nice! What is the brand name? I'd see if the more expensive has a dovetail neck joint? I personally don't care for a bolt on neck-Gibson did this on the 80's-90's F5-L's and I had...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    I'm not sure you may have to message a big dealer like Elderly, Gruhn's, Carters or I'm sure one of the cafe's many great builders can help? Is there a website for this kind of stuff? I personally...
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    Re: Sides "denting" under tension?

    Sides too thin? Just a thought?
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Hey Bob-a bluegrass mystery like Monroe's F-7 and herringbone D-28, Cain's Loars, the blue Busby or Wakefield spray painted Loar? John Duffey's carved tops/the old F-2 he maybe did with the step off...
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