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  1. Re: Warped top. How worried should I be about this?

    I doubt living in the south would have caused that, but I am no expert. Living up north and have it sitting next to a heat source would be another issue.
  2. Re: Warped top. How worried should I be about this?

    I would contact Northfield. At a year old I would expect they would either replace, repair or something to that effect.
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    Re: Monel strings

    Have any of you monel users tried the Pure Nickel from GHS?

    Pops1- I had always used J74 but put a set of the pure nickle GHS mediums on. Loved the vintage tone but to me the G&D strings were...
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    No clue about that but when I get near a locksmith I can see if I can get a few copies made
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    It is in a small ziplock bag in the case pocket, just to have it!!
  6. Thread: Arpeggio's

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    Re: Arpeggio's

    Simply put they are the 1,3,5 scale positions
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    Thanks again Alan, great lead, Paul was kind enough to send me a perfect key.
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    I once had a " the loar" and had to use one of those ball end hex wrenches to adjust the truss rod. A standard one would not work, funky angle. I believe it was metric though.
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    What program on the pc are you using to record the video? I was looking on mine the other day and saw "voice recorder" but nothing apparent for doing video. Thanks
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    To clarify further, I asked the rep the questions of latches, handles and its ability to stand on its edge, her response follows:

    "It has 5 latches and two strap handles (side and top).
    It will...
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    I was recently thinking of a crossrock case and contacted the crossrock company via email. They were very accommodating answering all my questions and were working on a deal for me of $219 shipped...
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    Thanks Alan!
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    Key for Presto case

    No need to repeat all the comments from the recent hiscox case thread. No, I will never use the key but just bought a Presto case and would like to find a key for the lock, just to have it, not use...
  14. Re: Strap for a Strad-ol-Lin? There's no strap button.

    As with many other A models you can run it between the strings and the headstock. Thats what I do!
  15. Re: Need help identifying a problem with my mandolin

    In Episode 166 of Brad Lairds "Grass talk radio" podcast Brad does a wonderful job discussing rattles, buzzes, twangs. It would be worth a listen whether you are of the Bluegrass persuasion or not....
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    Re: Bobelock arrow case

    Thanks to everyone, especially John for his in depth review. I located a smoking deal on the Bobelock Arrow fiberglass case by searching around the net. $186 shipped to me which was $118 cheaper than...
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    Re: Question about shipping

    You can also arrange/sign up to pick it up yourself at the ups depot which will save a day. I have done this several times.
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    Re: Leather Handle for G&S case?

    Here is a link to previous cafe forum posts

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/137714-Vintage-Case-handles
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    Re: Leather Handle for G&S case?

    Bernunzio uptown music in Rochester has the on their website, I would call rather than text or email as their response to me via those means has not been good, but they do answer the phone.
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    Re: Bobelock arrow case

    Hopefully my 1955 F-12 will fit, that is what I wanted it for.
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    Bobelock arrow case

    Is there a general opinion on these cases as compared to others in that price range-$200-$300. Thanks
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    Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    There is one in classifieds right now!
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    Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    You could also contact Steve Kirtley at
    kirtleymusic@stevekirtley.org. He does case restoration, available on facebook also.
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    Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    Someone is selling a banjo mandolin on craigslist cleveland for $95 with a Geib case that is too big for the instrument.

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg/d/mentor-banjo-mandolin/7357529928.html
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    Hi folks, although this thread is not very old I am wondering if anyone has ordered one recently and if so, what you received. There appears to be many iterations of this case floating around- 3...
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