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  1. Thread: Mandolin Banjo?

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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    I’ve heard them described as “the instrument of the devil”!
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I donít have them on any of my guitars either! Iím sure thereís a psychological explanation here; you buy a relatively expensive piece of kit and then youíre persuaded to buy some sort of accessory...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I appreciate that nobody sells them in the UK but you could get hold of one if you wanted to and it suggests to me that nobody has seen the need. The varnish on my GBOM does have a sweat mark so it...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    None of mine have armrests and, come to think of it, I can’t ever remember seeing a mandolin with an armrest (or a case with a case cover) in the UK. Might that say something? I do now have three...
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    Iíd suggest that you look at everything but the Golden Age ďRestorationĒ tuners. Those are made for mandolins made before circa. 1924.

    The give away is that tuners with worms over (like yours)...
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    Re: Eko Ranger 6 - 80's D50 guitar

    A luthier friend once told me that, in some of them, the enormous block of wood the neck sat on, through which the screws passed, tended to disintigrate.

    As for durability, the lead singer in a...
  7. Thread: please help

    by Ray(T)
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    Re: please help

    I’ve not yet got round to buillding shelving but my wife did suggest it!
  8. Thread: please help

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    Re: please help

    I seriously doubt that non mandolin players even notice.
  9. Thread: please help

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    Re: please help

    Looking at the head, it looks to me as if somebody has glued something on it and then peeled it off again. Of course it’s possible that your Grandpa bought it in the 70s when he shouldn’t, sneaked it...
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    Re: Fretboard Frets Question

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/118902-Is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-fretless-mandolin
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    Re: Early Gibson A4 - Different Inlays?

    It looks re-finished to me. If it is from 1918, the tuners have been changed from worm under to worm over - Gibson did this circa. 1924. The fretboard inlays look more 1970s than teens and twenties.
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    Iíd agree that itís confusing but, to me, the terms mandolin, mandola, mandocello and mandobass are direct equivalents of the violin, viola, violoncello and bass and, therefore correctly named. Iím...
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    Re: Lefty Sobell octave mandolin for sale

    This post will soon be deleted by the mods. If you want to sell it, put it in the classifieds.
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    Re: Mandela to Octave Mandolin

    Exactly, if you go up, you’ll end up with a mandolin and probably break something. If you go down, it will tune like an octave mandolin but probably sound terrible due to the shorter scale length....
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    Re: String shortage!?

    The 40s ended 35 years before d’Addario started making strings. I suspect that, back in those days, people put new strings on when they broke; that’s certainly what we did in the 60s.
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    Re: String shortage!?

    Saw some the other day in a UK shop (Richtone Music) ...... and they’re in the sale!
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    Re: Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    As I’ve said before, Newtone will put together sets of whatever you want. Cheaper than buying individual strings in the UK but not sure about the US.
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    Re: Arch-top GOM - oval or ff hole?

    I have no complaints about my Clark and it has the scale length you’re looking for. It has F holes - how much are you intending to spend?
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    I do realise that!

    As for taking a $6000 mandolin to a pub session, Max, I’ve no problem with that and I do so regularly (..... or I did until early last year!). In fact we once did a pub gig...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Any one in the UK currently looking at Primetones should check out Richtone Music (Sheffield - + mailorder). By way of example, they have these at £5.95 for 3 -...
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    Why don’t you add a set of Waverley tuners and a James tailpiece whilst you’re at it?:grin:
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    The trouble with fitting an upgraded bridge on a new instrument is that you’ll never know whether the new bridge improved the sound or you could have got the same result by tweaking the original one....
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    It’s generally a matter of “feel”; just as some people prefer light gauge strings and some like medium or heavy gauge, you should really try ‘em all and find the gauge you like best.
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    Re: D'Addario Chris Thile Signature Pick

    Thanks for that, I’ve always been suspicious of “signature” items. As for me, I’m perfectly happy with the bag of Primetones I bought several years ago and the odd Wegen.
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    Re: D'Addario Chris Thile Signature Pick

    I haven’t the slightest intention of buying one but I do wonder how much they are and how much of that goes to Mr Thile?
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