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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    Got one for my Lebeda because the way the top and sides edge binding is , results in a sharp angle.

    the Mix Carbon Fiber A5 is rounded edge & so I don't need one on It ..

    (The A Jr...
  2. Thread: Gibson A-40

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    Re: Gibson A-40

    I had one in the 70's .. .. .. Amber- natural finish , Mahogany neck , ff holes , rosewood fingerboard glued to the top
    top carved, back, Arched , pressed Mahogany 3 ply, as seen via un bound...
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    Re: Harmonicas & Mandolins

    Chromatic Harmonicas can do all Keys but takes 2 hands, because the sharps/ flats are via a button on one end..

    Idealizable player : Toots Theilmans Played Jazz Classics on one..
    ...
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    Adding to Allen's Nomenklatura .. the Irish Zouk is also an octave (8va) lower , longer scale , thinner strings, fits in a Banjo case.
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    Re: Inexpensive solid body electrics

    Ought to be able to rework it and put the Strat Jack plate where the pickup selector switch is ..
    cheap enough to not be Precious..
  6. Thread: Tailpiece

    by mandroid
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    Re: Tailpiece

    Guess you answered your own Question .. :popcorn:
  7. Thread: Tailpiece

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    Re: Tailpiece

    From What? there are 2 different 'footprints' the stamped Gibson type larger,
    small to bigger better* than big to smaller..
    *though Plugging and re drilling may be required (Been there...
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    Re: Early Gibson A4 - Different Inlays?

    FWIW, Fleur-de-Lis is the inlay on mine .. just Dot inlays .. (a 1922)


    :whistling:
  9. Re: Differences between Eastwood Mandostag and Godin A8

    A8 has some hollow cavities , the in-bridge 4 piezo pickup pieces and onboard preamp are by RMC of Berkeley California ..
    Godin is made in Canada.

    the mandostang has 2 magnetic copper wire...
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    Re: Pickup for New Loar M-520

    FAQ . this has been rehashed # N times ..

    Piezo type Pickup, Or something more like a contact microphone..

    One issue with Musician's Friend, they Ship unopened boxes ..

    No Predelivery...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    It's the NASCAR of Folk Music..
  12. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    Herco thumb-Flatpicks may be useful .. https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/jimduheflthg.html
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    Time Machine indeed . that and it's predecessor* were bought on installments , savings from low paying wages or Lay Away ..
    * a Gibson A 40 , found for sale on a Bulletin board @ U Vt, for...
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    Re: String shortage!?

    How was it in the 40's, during WW2?
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Geez! Just Buy & Try them ... its not like buying a new car.
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    You could get a Fishman bridge for the addition of a pickup.
  17. Re: Hello! New here with question about best bang for my budget

    A's Rather than F's for one thing..
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    Wally world ships to your door , cheaply .. so go to their website..
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    Re: Recommendation on F style Mandolin?

    Saga's Kentucky brand seems to be another favorite mentioned here often..
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    Re: 1951 F-12 Versus F-5 Construction?

    Wild guess; both Gibson Kalamazoo , same year ? Why wouldn't they be?
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    Re: Round Bevel vs Speed Bevel

    If thick enough a symmetrical bevel can be made.. of course..
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    Re: Round Bevel vs Speed Bevel

    With my arm laying on top of the tail piece the right hand speed bevel is not so useful .. but its there.. 2nd hand BC CT 55.

    or Dawg, Or 346 Fender heavy .. different picks

    On...
  23. Thread: Soundholes

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    Re: Soundholes

    Fiddle & ITB both kind of loud … how about a Banjo Mandolin ? fight fire with fire..

    or a National RM-1 ?:whistling:

    Heavier strings resist you picking harder & it's the added force, that...
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    Rubber bands to put your phone on a Folding music stand?

    make a clear plastic pocket on a page protector ?




    being a late adopter I rarely turn mine on.. :whistling:
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    My Lebeda Jazzica F5 is a Cognac toned finish rather than the Amber shown on many above..

    A couple others with clear finish are not curly maple back & sides, like my D'jangoin,,
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