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  1. Re: Looking for advice for a 1918 Gibson Model A

    Those are workhorses with great sound. Well worth bringing back to life.
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    "A" strings don't stay tuned

    I have a 2019 Big Mon. One of the things I most enjoyed about it for a long time after its purchase was how stable the tuning stayed during a gig. It seemed with a reasonably new set of strings,...
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Coffee and mandolins. Two best vices I can think of...
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    Re: Need some advice on a tuner pedal

    One more observation about the device. I thought I had completely unpacked it last week. Yesterday, about 30 minutes into the set, the display screen on the Polytune3 started bubbling. My initial...
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    Re: Need some advice on a tuner pedal

    Update on the Polytune3. The band played yesterday late afternoon at a craft fair in central Maine. Hotter than blazes, the sun just radiating into the semi-enclosed bandstand we played in...
  6. Re: Solved! Follow-up to "A pedal tuner question"

    Charlie - XLR to 1/4" adapter plugs are pretty inexpensive and easy to come by. That would solve your XLR to pedal in issue...
  7. Re: Solved! Follow-up to "A pecal tuner question"

    I have a Fire Eye Red Eye Twin preamp that I use - one input for a mandolin and one input for a guitar. I have been using the effects in and out for a Polytone 3 tuner...works fine. From the Fire...
  8. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Playing the Devastator card? Josh, you just upped the ante.
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    Re: Need some advice on a tuner pedal

    Took Brad, Rob, and Kevin's advice. Bought a Polytune3. Marvelous bright, easy to connect to my Red-Eye Twin. Works well with both my D28 and the two mandos with K&Ks in them. Thanks for the advice...
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    Re: Guitar flight case in overhead?

    Maybe Southwest is different, but I've flown a lot this year for work on other airlines (masked) and have marveled at the "fighting" and juggling that goes on to find overhead bin space. Even first...
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    Need some advice on a tuner pedal

    I'm using a Fire Eye Red-Eye Twin preamp when the band plays out with sound. Would like to add a tuner pedal to the chain. Been running into a challenge with seeing the clip-on tuner when playing...
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    Re: NMD My Pomeroy A

    Welcome to the club from Pomeroy #243
    200015
  13. Re: Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    Hey Mary!
    For some reason, I went back and read this thread again. After reading your note about the "special Engelmann," I was curious about what my June 2019 Big Mon was topped with. Pulled the...
  14. Re: Sturgill mandolin and guitar on fb marketplace

    Word of mouth is the best advertising, and the Cafe has done a lot for this brand!
  15. Re: Duff A style mandolins, like to hear owner thoughts, some ?

    I rest my case...
    Thanks Mary!
  16. Re: Duff A style mandolins, like to hear owner thoughts, some ?

    Daryl - You and Mary ought to look into setting up as mandolin matchmakers. Between the two of you, there is a world of knowledge and experience regarding hunting for, assessing, and purchasing...
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    Re: Anyone on Jamkazam?

    Lucky Beanzy with Fiber connection. That likely would have helped our experience. Here in coastal Maine, we're not that fortunate - especially with several of us living outside town in the woods....
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    Re: Anyone on Jamkazam?

    Gave up on it.
    Our band used during the height of pandemic to very limited success. It seemed to get somewhat better as time went on - two of us could play together pretty much in sync. The...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    An "Old Sausage-ism" if there ever was one.
    Thanks, Dave.
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    Re: Tone Gard on a Northfield Big Mon

    My thanks to Jake at Banjo Ben's shop who talked with me about the proper size ToneGuard to fit my Northfield Big Mon. As Jstring mentioned (above) about his own Big Mon, Jake said the standard tone...
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    Re: Northfield Recurve Case

    I have two Bobelock cases that I use and like a lot. Reasonable storage - especially with the case cover. Light on the shoulder with a strap.
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    Re: Tone Gard on a Northfield Big Mon

    I actually use a Bobelock for the Big Mon because it has a case cover which is very useful this time of year. I have my Collings MF in the recurve. My Northfield F2s is in a Northfield deluxe...
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    Tone Gard on a Northfield Big Mon

    Anyone using a Tone Gard on a Big Mon? If so, what size are you using? The standard or the vintage? Appreciate the advice...
  24. Re: Eastman fiberglass cases still available?

    I have had Eastman cases in the past - swapped them out for Bobelocks. The Bobelocks seal well, come with case covers, and hold my instruments tight. Well worth the hunt and purchase. I have a...
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    Re: Pickguards and Tone

    From what I have read, on the Devastator, touching the finger rest unlocks the secret chord that David played...but that could just be hearsay. Our resident Schmergel experts will know more. Allen?
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