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  1. Re: Helping out a mandolin themed film: Jacob's First Mandolin

    Awroit! Worthwhile support for this film, and easy to do. I was able to Wade right in and cast a vote. It looks like one can vote once per day, but I'll know more tomorrow!
  2. Re: Article: New Music: Le Passe-Temps by Jonathan Bélanger

    Beautiful. Lovely tone and expression, too. Bravo!
  3. Wonderful! Kudos, Petri and Timo.

    Wonderful! Kudos, Petri and Timo.
  4. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Thanks for all the response and ideas, folks. Despite my attachment to this mandolin, I think that the best advice I can take from this thread is to part with it.
    Thank you all for your collective...
  5. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    It sounds like maybe you've had a bad experience as a repairman, but thanks for your input.
  6. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

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  7. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Wouldn't this upset the symmetry and angles/set-up of the mandolin? The string break angle at the nut, and even more more crucially, at the bridge?
  8. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Funny you should say that. This mandolin was originally built to the neck profile and measurements and 'aircraft carrier' overhanging fretboard of Mike's Loar. It later got a shim under the fb before...
  9. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Thsi is all great info, rcc56. Thank you, sir.
  10. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    The builder is not still active. It's not a Collings, and I know that they would have offered to sell me a neck if they were willing to do that when I asked! Are Dennis Berck and Alan Perlman located...
  11. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Thanks so much to everyone for the constructive responses so far. I won't be tackling a neck removal myself, as I don't have the workspace and tools. Otherwise I think I'd have a go at that. I don't...
  12. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Aha! I like your thinking, there. Two or three straight strips shaped would be easier than a channel, indeed. It is a custom built valuable instrument. If I weren't so loath to part with its voice,...
  13. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Yes, Jim. I am deeply in love with this (F5 with a truss-rod) mandolin, or I would have parted with it. I haven't found anything to 'replace' it with, as nothing else I've found sounds this good to...
  14. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    Nah-yeah-nah...That sounds like a huge project! I'm not looking to increase the width. Just the depth would be fine, leaving the fretboard untouched. If I had the tools/equipment, I'd likely cut the...
  15. Re: Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow

    More mass to a fatter vee profile. Keeping the fretboard as is, adding more 'meat' for the hand. Shaping/fitting with marine epoxy or similar would be easiest, I imagine. Perhaps I'm overthinking...
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    Re: Interesting crack on shopgoodwill?

    That's a very desirable case, though!
  17. Is is possible to increase neck mass by buiding it up somehow?

    It's taken me a while to post this here, because I do risk sounding crazy (or worse), I know, so please be kind to this fool. This is an odd question I'm throwing out there, but rather than replace...
  18. Brilliant. A must-have for any collection. Thanks...

    Brilliant. A must-have for any collection. Thanks for this, MC.
  19. Re: What's the best way to dust my fretboard?

    I knew that if I scrolled down far enough I'd find someone else who'd already suggested this. I've been 'dusting' with a designated shaving brush after every session before applying Fast Fret for lo,...
  20. Awroit!

    Awroit!
  21. Bostin stuff! Congratulations, and well done.

    Bostin stuff! Congratulations, and well done.
  22. Re: Article: New Music - Let's Swaaaaaaang!! by the Appalachian M

    Sounds of fun!
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    Re: Girouard Mandolins

    Congratulations! It's always a big win when we're happy with a mandolin purchase.
  24. Re: Article: New Music - Mike Marshall Mandocello Solo J.S. Bach

    Mondo Music Monstro, Mike Marshall. Always a treat.
  25. Excellent!

    Excellent!
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