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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    The "The Loar" website says this model has a two-way truss rod.

    I wonder if the truss rod was installed backwards (flipped end-to-end).
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    Re: Tailpiece help

    Violins have a saddle, usually made of ebony, inlaid into the top or the rib to keep the tail gut from compressing the edge of the rib and to distribute the string load to the tail button..

    If you...
  3. Re: Gibson A project on Ebay - Shipping!!

    Posting now states "Local pick-up only".
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    Re: Help Identifying a Case

    It's made by TKL. It very likely is the case that came with the instrument from Ellis.
  5. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    Martin Stillion sells a number of different string sets for mandocello at https://emando.com/shop/strings_cello.htm
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    Re: Mandolin teacher in Chicagoland

    Don Stiernberg is in Skokie

    https://donstiernberg.com/contact/
  7. Re: how to rip binding strips from celluloid sheet stock

    https://www.micromark.com/Wood-Strip-Cutter
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    Re: Audio on Sessions.org!

    Do you mean https://thesession.org/?
  9. Re: Modern case options for teens Gibson A models

    I have found the only modern cases that fit, unless you want to order a Calton or remove the accessory compartment from a case, are the TKL Arch-top A-5 cases. I have a 1917 A-1.
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    Re: the key of Ab on a 5-string ?

    Five strings?!?

    Try 114 strings!


    https://youtu.be/xDRv_6TZsJ4
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    I haven't seen one, but they used to list a pattern they described as a bowl back. I don't know which shell they would use and they have recently modified their website so I can no longer find a...
  12. Re: Best selections of mandolins near Houston TX

    Fiddler’s Green is in Lockhart, TX, now. Take I-10 west from Houston then north on TX-71.
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    Calton Cases has made cases for bowl backs. You would probably spend around $900 to have one made, though.
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    Re: bandsaw blade recommendations

    Misenheimer Saw & Tool - http://www.misenheimerinc.com/
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    Re: Pinched Nerves and Hand Tremor?

    I have a stenosis in my neck. Ultimately physical therapy eased the symptoms, but it did initially cause involuntary movements, which could be described as tremors, and weakness, as well as nerve...
  16. Re: Travelite Case - doesn't close without applying pressure. Nor

    I used the handle of a screw driver to compress the foam in points where the contact was too close in my Travelite, not so much on the top, but to accommodate leaving a Tone-Gard on my mandolin. I...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    The Ernie Ball Earthwood Bass is the best sounding acoustic bass guitar I have ever heard without amplification. They are the size of a guitarron with a 34" scale fretted neck.

    Conversely, a...
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    At the end of the add it states Gibson would quote the price to install a Virzi in a non-Gibson instrument on request.
  19. Re: i think this would be such a cool tune to play on mandolin

    Based on his finger and bowing, and his sound, I believe he may be tuned down a whole step to FCGD.

    He seems to be playing an Eb with the first finger on the highest string, in half position.
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    Re: James Tailpiece Review

    You can ask Bill James himself.

    You can contact him on the Axiom contact page at https://www.axinc.net/category_s/50.htm
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    Re: Q. Re: up-tuned Eastman mandocello

    About five years ago I bought the medium set of round wound ball end strings from Martin/mrmando and had my Eastman MC setup with a proper nut and the bridge reslotted. It is much easier to play, no...
  22. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    What do you hope to accomplish with polish?

    The Tru-Oil is applied to be able to buff the instrument long before the Epifanes varnish is hard enough. I don't know that it adds any durability. I...
  23. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    Unless something has recently changed, varnished instruments out of the Ellis shop are finished in Epifanes Clear Varnish with Tru-Oil over that. Josh Lutrell does the finishing on both the Ellis and...
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Keeping in mind that Johnny tuned in mandola tuning, he had to play in position to reach the notes you are playing on the E string.
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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    A popular "jamming" activity at CMSA is sight reading sessions, so bringing your mandolin orchestra arrangements is a great idea. CMSA has a number of tunes they usually bring out, too.
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