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  1. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    You are lucky! I don't think I was ever fortunate enough to be under forty but I do play mandolin.
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    I have exactly no interest at all in knowing the sex or age of any poster on the forum. Why does it matter? Just saying
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    Re: "tinny" A string?

    I'll throw an additional possibility on this twangy, buzzy, tinny A-string. That is how you are fretting and/or pehaps the state of the callouses on your finger tips.

    I have osteoarthritis and...
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    Re: 50's Kay Jumbo Restoration

    Nice! Sorry I sure don't. I have parts for old Harmony guitars around here some place. I seems almost certain that somewhere there has to be a person who specializes in rebuilding/restoring old...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Very little chance of that IMO. And really what reason is there to expect it? Look at old violins.

    Besides even now MANY people do choose to buy great mandolins for less money but some people...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Humans won't be here in 100 years. I hate to also be pessimistic but I have to say the odds on that statement are more likely to be TRUE than false. If any of you are also interested in human...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    That is another thing. Almost every old classic violin from the 1700s has been taken apart and worked over numerous times and the value keeps going up anyway -- not sure why repairs to a mandolin...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Why would that be so? It has been at least 2 generations already since the first Gibson Loar signed F-5s were made in 1922. The prices did not drop like a rock they have gone up dramatically --...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    OTOH the fact that very high end modern violin makers are producing instruments so good that in blind test they cannot be distinguished from a Stradivarius has not put a dent in the prices of these...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    That's pretty funny!! In fact he has two of them right? :)
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

    The guitar in the center looks like about a 1945 L-50 (or maybe L-48) what is the year and model of the arch top on the far right in the photo?
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    Re: My new tablesaw multi-sled

    That is terrific -- it will be my social distancing project for next week. I know that I have a lot of the parts I need to make it stuffed in nooks and crannies of the metal and wood shops! Thanks!
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    Re: The real glue strength

    Are you sure that your glue supplies are good? Your results sound atypical to say the least? Good luck.
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    Re: The real glue strength

    Good post! I was interested in your comment about using liquid hide glue on frets -- so LHG will hold metal frets in place? That is great info -- I need to glue in three frets and I would sure like...
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    Re: The real glue strength

    why don't you put up a pic of what you are trying to fix???
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    Re: The real glue strength

    Can you site any study showing that epoxy bonds soften with heat and then re-harden? I'm not saying it doesn't happen but in my experience Ive never seen it happen. As you no doubt know epoxy is...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    IMO, that is one of the best posts here in many a coon's age -- that's some good perspective. I came into this Gibson mandolin story in about 1972 so that is good info to me. Too bad Gibson...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    If I'da had a virzi I coulda been somebody -- I coulda been a contenda...
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    Re: Mandolin neck repair: the final solution?

    LOL! If they get to the point of discovering there is no truss rod they will have had to have done something relatively catastrophic to that mandolin. You do raise a point though and I am thinking...
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    Re: Mandolin neck repair: the final solution?

    Well it has been over a year since the repair was completed and I thought a follow up might be in order?

    The neck repair has held up perfectly -- the action (both the G and E courses) has not...
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    Re: Water Damaged Master Model on E-bay

    Just wondering when you completed the rebuild? The last post was January 2011? In any case, your work was certainly was successful - the restored mandolin looks great.
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    I wonder where they get the plans for some of these????
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    Re: Preparing for a Tru-Oil Finish

    I could not agree more -- it makes the whole finishing so much quicker and better!
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    I think the style of the pick guard matches the mandolin very well. Where did you get the celluloid, how did you shape and then bind it to the mandolin top? BTW is that a cedar topped mandolin?
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    Re: Gibson mandolin face repair needed.

    Actually, I think that is no longer true. Jerry put out a new video last week he has over 60 instruments in his shop now and a huge waiting list that goes back two years. In addition he has three...
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