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  1. Re: what glue to use on 70yo mando w/ previous repairs?

    Another benefit of hide glue is if it opens down the road it's easier the fix than with any other glue.
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    I usually get a stainless steel tailpiece like Mike recommends. Different source, but in stainless they are much stronger. Haven't had one of them fail so far.
  3. Re: Finding a strap with holes the right size for my mando.

    If it is too small you can cut a slit, if it doesn't have one already, from the center of the hole toward the mandolin side of the strap. It works best to punch a small hole where the slit will end...
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    Re: Sierra Hullís E-Tune

    Very nice, especially like the blue duck tape over the hole on the side of the bass.
  5. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    Sadly, no
  6. Thread: Eastman MD 614

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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    I play old time and for the last 10 or so years I have put my old Gibson down and been using an ff hole mandolin. Works great and with the pickup I can play plugged in and play other types of music,...
  7. Thread: Pick Question

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    Re: Pick Question

    That's why different picks work on the same or different mandolins, we all hear differently and want to hear what we like. Years ago when I played the Gibson exclusively I was told you could always...
  8. Thread: Pick Question

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    Re: Pick Question

    My BC 35 measures .035", the TF100 Wegen measures ..040", I thin the Wegen to .032". I would have to convert that to mm, but Jill says the BC35 is .89mm. Different material different sound. I am sure...
  9. Thread: Pick Question

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    Re: Pick Question

    A thinner pick may indeed be louder as it will give you a brighter sound and may seem louder. For me it all depends on the mandolin. I have mandolins that I use a thin pick on and it sounds great...
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    A big thank you, best place to hang out that I know of. Happy Birthday.
  11. Re: A banjo album that deserves wider recognition

    Adam is great, we have played his music on our radio show many times. I love the banjo sound he is getting on this recording.

    Another great banjo album from decades ago is "That Old Gut Feeling"...
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    Re: Bridge digging into picking hand

    +1 I do it to all of mine.
  13. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Re: Guitar Center

    Any store that sells instruments that are not set up to play well is not helping a young musician starting out, unless they are helping them to not play music because their instrument plays so hard...
  14. Re: Skill Progression/Benchmarks, MAS and Instrument Upgrades

    Nice Jill, I sit by the wood stove with a glass of wine, might have had a brandy earlier, and play mandolin. Maybe some guitar or banjo, but mostly mandolin. I don't know that I could remember the...
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    Re: Great new videos from the mandolin store

    Yes the most important string to me is the G. Most mandolins sound good to great on the other three. The G string is the one with the most variety on sound and the one I want right. Seems few play...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-252 A model anyone?

    I would still attach the strap there, but Mike Edgerton has a picture of the Hans Brentrup safety for the strap. I am sure he will weigh in and post the pic. Here I just found it read this thread.
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  17. Thread: Allen Tailpiece

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    Re: Allen Tailpiece

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, What did he say, speak up son. Isn't that what caps are for, us deaf old geezers. I am constantly fiddling with my mandolins because I hear something, or think I hear something,...
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    Re: Could a broken truss rod cause a buzz?

    I have had truss rods buzz that were not broken, or loose. It's a pain to find, but it can be fixed. It was in a guitar tho and I doubt the same problem would exist in a short scale neck like a...
  19. Re: Comments on this inherited Gibson 6160 mando and case?

    I have done everything I can to my '22 tuners, they still have the same thing yours does. Works great, binds, works great. I have been thru them several times. I put new tuners on, keep the...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    If you pull the string tight and keep it tight while wrapping it around the post the correct number of times (your choosing) then put the end thru the hole in the post there is no guess work, very...
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    Re: Electric pickup noise at part volume.

    The shielded cable should go to the end and middle, with the other end grounded to the pot. Try that and see what happens.
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    I have found that attaching the strap at the body of an instrument makes the strap pull down on your shoulder. Attaching it to the headstock makes the strap pull across your back, much more...
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    Re: 1920's Gibson Tenor Banjo info

    The one that opens the trap door is correct, but that's the only hardware that should be there. Besides the screws that hold it on that is. I don't know what the other bolt is for, but it is not...
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    Re: Why a carved top and bottom?

    There are cheap mandolins that have the top bent and not carved. Not speaking of a bent top, but made to look like a carved top. They don't sound as good as a carved top IMO.
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    Re: A take on Tipsy Gipsy (clarinet included!)

    Very nice, love the music.
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