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    Re: Key for Presto case

    It is in a small ziplock bag in the case pocket, just to have it!!
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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.
  3. 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.
  6. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin?

    I had an Eastman 915 with a sort of vee neck and 1 5/32 nut, radius fretboard and old hands. For me the answer was 1 3/16" nut, "c" shaped neck and FLAT fretboard. Trial and error.
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    Re: D string intonation

    It could just be a bad string. I would change strings before doing anything else.
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    Re: Looking for Sheet Music

    Sherry, check out this site, the link is for one with a tune open as it has the alphabet on top so you can just click the first letter of the tune you are looking for. The search function on the home...
  9. Re: Looking for Down Yonder in standard notation or tabs

    Here it is plus access to a ton of other tunes.

    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/session-mandolin-tab/down_yonder.htm
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    Re: Frustrated with new Loar 310F

    Years ago I had a "The Loar" and took it in for a truss rod adjustment. The luthier used one of those ball end allen wrenches like Pops1 mentioned, likely metric. No issues in adjusting with it at...
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    Thats funny about the TSA because they have never taken my diagonal cutters, or spare strings, or spare batteries for the tuner, in fact they have never even opened a case. I always thought it was...
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    Re: New Mandolin Advice request

    That bar in Buffalo that has the jams is Rohall's Corner, Amherst St.
  13. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    Can't bring myself to put any stickers on any case or car bumper. Car window is another thing as it could easily be removed without damage. Think I inherited that from my dad, long story. Would...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    If you are drawn to the vintage market I might suggest clicking on the Classified tab and searching Bob Page. He always has a great variety of vintage mandolins for sale on the cafe and has many more...
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    Re: New Mandolin Advice request

    So, I just looked at the Bernunzio website and their mandolin inventory is rather pathetic at this stage. Looks like covid has taken a toll on their shipments.
    So, then I would suggest the...
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    Re: New Mandolin Advice request

    I would recommend you take a ride to Bernunzio Uptown Music in Rochester. There you can hold, play, listen to a variety of mandolins both new and used. I believe they are only open on Saturdays for...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Check out the software program "Transcribe!" (You need the exclamation point). It is wonderful as all of the music on your computer will show up in it (i tunes, cd's, downloads).
    You can slow...
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    In my opinion it is a popular misconception that the only difference between the Eastman models is the "bling" as someone said. This thought is primarily had by those that have the lower grade...
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    You might keep your eye open for a Stradolin. You can pick many of them up for around $500 and they have amazingly good tone and playability and will likely play better than a $500 new one. Usually...
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