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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    Mando&Me - There seems to be more interest in this, so feel free to post your casein pick straightening method here on this thread!
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    M&M - private message sent!
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    The answer is 3: an f hole, a back up f hole that can be used for split and other tunings when not needed as a back up, and one for classical/Italian. i can only play so many to keep them awake, and...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin advice

    i remember wanting every mandolin family instrument. The mandola was well made and good sounding for a mandola, which was the problem - it wasn't different enough from the mandolin and the overall...
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point - Four Month Check In

    Kevin - Thanks for the follow up post and video. The Hamletts i've heard have wonderful projection, workmanship, stain, finish, balance and modern tone. And yours checks every box with conviction! ...
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    p - You're right about this. Chis was enthusiastic about mandolins and kind enough to share a lot of info about these things and didn't get specific about what could be used to coat the inside. He...
  7. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    The black Kluson Gibby strap buttons came the other day. They were real Kluson and the pair set me back $7.90 shipped.
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    That is such a beautiful tailpiece and the Ellis is its equal. Stunning. No doubt you'll enjoy it to the max!! Thanks for sharing the amazing pics.
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    Don - Thanks for the low down on this super fine Stanley. As far as i can tell, 62 and 68 have opened up to sound really close. It would be fun to compare side by side someday. You've done a great...
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    What a nice piece; so glad you got it, Don!

    It looks like Chris made a fraternal twin to #62, with the plain fretboard and point at the end, narrow f-holes, top bound, black tuner buttons, and...
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    Not long ago, I bought 2 L&H style C mandolins to see which suited me. The later short scale sounded so much better to my ears than the earlier long scale, so the short stayed and the long took...
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    Re: D'Addario Nickel Bronze Strings

    The 4 different brands of Monel mandolins strings I've tried sound so similar on my Stanley that it's pretty much a matter of price anymore. And the current fave is Martin, which checks both boxes. ...
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    I found myself in the same situation when ordering a pair of Gibson style strap buttons. Stu Mac and Kluson had them at a fair price, but the shipping was several times more than the purchase. I'm...
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    cc - i'm doubting my skills with a propane torch on a casein pick. It's good for annealing necks, tho.
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    MM - The thing twists in more than one direction and is usable but would be better straightened out.

    Even new ones can warp in the mail, so could dry heat and pressing do the job?
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    SS - thanks for the suggestion. i'll check w/Nik and am hoping for ideas here also.

    BP - Yes, there are 4 or 5 BC's in the case and they're good picks. Somehow for me the casein gives a...
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    potato chip casein picks

    Anybody out there know a tried and true method of making them flat again?
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    Re: No frills vs fancier mandolins

    Chris Stanley made me a very plain-Jane A5 some 9 years ago; top bound only and just side dots and "Stanley" in pearl. It's opened up wonderfully and i've grown to like it's sound as much as...
  19. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    i'm not the most learned guy on the forum, and i mean no disrespect to anyone's taste. Bluegrass music may be the only genre that was created by one individual, who clearly defined it, so whatever...
  20. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    I've always liked Bela's bluegrass picking. "Crossing the Tracks" was wonderful in my ears but his style went a different direction later and I haven't bothered to listen to anything much by him...
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    Re: The Glory of J75s

    Yes indeed, while it sounded really good before, it's stellar on my speakers. And i do mean r e a l l y good! Thanks for sharing this excellent mandolin with us.
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    pops1 - Thanks for your help and revealing your trade secrets here in front of God and everybody.
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    John - Suspicion is high the stuff you mentioned is either very close to or the same that i used.

    Pops1 - What is the charcoal you've used in the past?
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    Even tho I try to be careful, they always seem to get little marks on it. Fortunately, my favorite had some visible tool marks that blend right in with daily use. Your question is another reason to...
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    There used to be an organic product developed for septic tank use that somehow destroyed awful scents. A friend used it for hunting and found that washing his clothing and pack in it made them not...
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