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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    It appears to have 8 strings on it already. I would be very careful not to break them.........:mandosmiley:
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I have to admit that enjoying Springsteen is a guilty pleasure for me, and not without conflict. I often wonder how a guy worth $500 million bucks can be a spokesperson the the "common man?" But, I...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Coupla thoughts........

    1. I believe 3 different members have mentioned having packages "Lost" and then show up later.(?) In my way of thinking, if it shows up, even a week, month or year later...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    One of the all-time great players and proof that the 10,000 hour practice rule (plus Schlitz beer) works!

    RIP, EVH
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Interesting way to look at it.

    A couple times on my eBay sales, I ended up selling guitars to well-known rock stars. Both times they requested FedEx overnight. Once to a studio. Once to a...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    I'm convinced instruments were "happier" back when they stayed in their own hometowns.........:mandosmiley:
  7. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    1. For the record, StewMac shipping has always been high, even 35 years ago.......I could add their products are priced high, as well....
    2. People want shipping to be FREE, cheap shipping isn't...
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    Re: Anyone seen this before

    Appears to be a bolt-on neck joint? Might need to loosen strings, fill worn screw holes with toothpicks, dowels, glue -- then shim and tighten. You may need to glue fingerboard extension back down....
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    On a more local level, some of my friends have given virtual concerts on Facebook with amazing initial success tip/donation-wise. One man who is unknown outside of his followers and locally made...
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    Yep, "sight reading" (in tempo) is the goal as others have stated......

    As a kid in the 60's I took guitar lessons and my sister took piano. Her first teacher was an older guy, a real square who...
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    I have a similar theory about the name Paul Smith guitars.......didn't sound too exciting until he added the "Reed" in the middle......;)

    Good looking mandolin, by the way...............!
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Buzzing

    It sounds like a ground wire. Same as on an electric guitar. The easiest way to test is with the instrument plugged into an amp and then use a wire with an "alligator" clip at each end (these were...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    I always start simple and see if that works. I would wait a week, then string it up as it sits and see if it holds. It may be fine.

    Otherwise, you have a nightmare instrument as far as a...
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    Re: Once in a Lifetime Mandolin Find

    That is a wonderful conclusion to a long journey, George. I'm glad you got it and that it is everything you hoped for!

    On a similar note, I have a friend I played music with who wanted a vintage...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Every year we have a version of this discussion, it seems. Just like the yearly flooding of the Mississippi river in certain areas and regular hurricane activity in the Gulf of Mexico and...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    My mind went back to being a kid a seeing an early 60's Popular Mechanics magazine article picture of an NBA player (forget which one, the point being he was 6'10" or so in height) and he drove the...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    How do you get to $200? Washtub is $24 or less at the big box stores, a used broomstick (free), and some kind of line (free or almost free)....looks like $35 should make one on the high...
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    Re: Well set up beater mandolin??

    Our puppy (6 years ago, now a good dog) chewed everything in sight -- chair legs, books, screwdriver handles, shoes, remotes, well, the list is too long -- she would also bite anything approaching...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    You mention it is just for noodling.............

    There is a pretty steep learning curve if you haven't played an upright bass before, IMHO. Even as an experienced guitarist, the upright bass is a...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    Many years ago at a party I met a young doctor who was a police scientist working with blood spatter analysis. Trying to make conversation, I mistakenly, I kept calling it "blood splatter analysis"...
  21. Re: Need Help!!! Dating a Vintage Fender "Mandocaster"

    Nice payment for a days work! :grin:
  22. Re: May Bell mandolin on Pottstown PA craigslist

    Great site, Mike! I know Slingerland is considered one of the very first companies to make an electric guitar with a Spanish style neck, 1930's, I believe.

    I had a small 30's May-Bell flat top...
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    I hear "as low as you can go without buzzing" from most people....................:redface:
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    Just for fun I did a Google search for "Kasuga mandolin" and got quite a few results including some old threads from Mandolin Cafe, as well as images!
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    I have an early 70's made in Japan Cortez Les Paul Goldtop electric guitar. It is good, but not great quality, IMHO. My guitar was said to come from the Matsumoku factory, according to online...
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