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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Big Bends Nut Sauce works for nut and saddle.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NutSauce--big-bends-nut-sauce-in-groove-luber-1.5cc-tuning-lubricant
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    I try different strings (different gauges, metal, etc.) once in a while, but always come back to J74s on my MT and Thomastick Mittels on my old A2 oval hole.
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    Re: Jam with Jake Workman- Cherokee Shuffle

    That was great! Speed and timing (which I struggle with) were excellent.
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    I have a CA on my 1921 A2. It is great!
  5. Re: my goodness, that Ellis F in the classifieds, geewhizzzz!!

    I know! And then this incredible piece of art gets listed!

    https://themusicemporium.com/new-arrivals/ellis-f5-reserve-w-torch-wire-inlay-and-engraved-tailpiece-8171
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    Re: Mandolin Orange Information

    Sorry I can't help locate the EP, but they are featured in the latest issue of the
    Fretboard Journal.
  7. Lowell Levinger with Little Steven & Disciples of Soul

    For an early Mother's Day gift I surprised my wife, a huge Steve Van Zant and Springsteen fan, with tickets to a Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul show in Asbury Park Wednesday night.
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  8. Re: thinking about getting a mandolin looking for advice

    Putting aside the handmade / factory discussion, a preowned Collings MT with wide nut option is a great choice.
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    Re: Harmony H35 Mandolin Chicago

    Hey Headstock - congratulations - sounds like a great find! Can you post some photos?
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    Re: Blackwell Mandolin - Looking for Info

    Great catch! The last line "one of the best luthiers in the business" sure is something to go on. I hope he responds.

    Thank you for going above and beyond Tommcgtx!
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    Re: Blackwell Mandolin - Looking for Info

    Thanks Jim. The seller had no info and Googling didn't yield any info.

    It probably is a one-off, though Mr/Ms Blackwell was pretty talented - it is pretty well made, fit and finish are really good.
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    Re: Resale Value of Northfield

    "The wear on that mandolin is “honest play wear” and shouldn’t effect price."

    I believe the wear shown will affect the price - especially the nicks, scratches and dings on the peghead overlay.
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    Re: Rare Gibson mandolin 1911

    Fix it and play it - then you will realize it's true value!
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    Re: Mandolin in NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

    The Jayhawks visited WFUV (Public Radio Station at Fordham) recently. Not a TD Concert but has mandolin and great songs from their latest album.
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    Re: Gotoh Replacement Tuner Buttons

    Hi All

    Josh Gemmell at Japarts.ca was able to get Gotoh tuner buttons for me. They were the tuners supplied on my Pava Pro A style.
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    Re: Mandolin straps for an F5

    Sully's straps are great. Sully is great to work with and he'll make you a strap that fits perfectly.

    sullysstraps.com
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    Re: String Suggestion for Vintage Gibson

    Like Fatt-dad, I use Thomastiks on my 1921 A2. They are smooth and balanced; perfect for Celtic, Old time and fiddle tunes. They are initially expensive, but they last so long that they are quite...
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    Re: Headstock Virzi type device

    Pick holder?
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    Re: Happy Birthday! Brutus & Big Joe Vest

    Best wishes from me as well. His knowledge and class are unparalleled. I had the pleasure of speaking with Joe a number of years ago and had him do some work on my F9. A great experience all the...
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