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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    I promise I'll post 'em when it's done. Which won't be a while but will be worth the wait.

    Tonight I'm thinking: clear gloss nitro.
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Update: Rooted around in the basement and came up with a jar of brown gel dye and a rattle can of clear sand-and-sealer. Hit the top four times with the gel dye (a la your advice) and five times with...
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    A friend just bought a used mando online. It arrived in just the case - no box! The case had tape around it, but that was it.

    I'll bet the shipping price was right.
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Based on your photo, I don't think this beat-up mando is the right one for the look you got on yours - too much embedded color to come out well. I'll definitely keep this thread bookmarked for future...
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Gorgeous. Looks like you nailed it!

    How clean did you get the top before dying it? Is there still some old finish residue, or was the wood fairly clean? Mine started as Sheraton brown, and there's...
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Yup! And monotone is a perfect fit for my singing!
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    Getting the Gallatin look

    Thanks to advice from here and elsewhere, I have the old finish pretty much removed from the top of the old Gibson A Junior I just bought.

    Some of the old stain goes pretty deep, so there's still...
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    Which bridge should I get?

    Hello, mando whisperers!

    As I mentioned in my last post, I just bought a '34 Gibson A Junior. It needs a bridge.

    It's a player, not a collectible, so it's sound and playability that matter,...
  9. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Well - mando necks ARE tiny! Just think small.
  10. Re: Refinishing the top: pros and cons

    Know pogrom!
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    Shore is purty! Thanks for the tip!
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    Aha. What happens? Does alcohol melt finish? What am I looking for? Is this instead of sanding? Is the idea to wipe the finish off or to move it around?

    =O.
  13. Refinishing the top: pros and cons

    I just bought a '34 Gibson A Junior with an extremely beat-up top. (It has no bridge or tailpiece. Yet.)

    I can just leave the top alone. It has as relicky a vibe as I could ever hope for. And zero...
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    Re: atlantic city again-PLEASE

    Those are the chords I use. I think we're there.
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    Re: atlantic city again-PLEASE

    Yikes! I thought Springsteen was covering the Band!

    Thanks for keeping me honest.
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    Re: First Mando Buying Advice

    I learned the hard way that, for some reason, the most finicky part of a mando is the nut. So if you get one and find that your hand or arm hurt or are going numb, have a good luthier take a look at...
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Buy 'em and mulch 'em. Four fewer banjo books to worry about.
  18. Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Yes.
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    Re: Z Mandolins

    Carbon fiber guitars sound just like guitars, so that mando probably sounds just like a mando.

    It looks just like a bottle opener.
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    It reminds me of what someone said in a nearby thread: Walk into a bank with a violin case and people panic because they think you have a machine gun. Walk in with a banjo case and they panic because...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    Annoying.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    I've only made it to page 3 so far, but I need to get off the computer soon. So just in case no one's posted these yet:

    How many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb?
    All of 'em. One...
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    Re: New player and instrument

    PS -

    And watch this once a week until you can recite it from memory: Mike Marshall's mando tips
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    Re: New player and instrument

    True and important! And when you're posting here, never refer to a mando as a little guitar. You'll get eaten alive.

    There is one handy guitar connection, though. When you're sitting on your porch...
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    Re: Woodstock

    Jimi and Pete were friends (see Lambert and Stamp), but Pete knew they were different kinds of talents. That's what sent him in the Tommy direction. He wanted to do something different with the...
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