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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    You are 100% right on this, RobP! For me, the faster I play, the worse it gets. I love playing fiddle tunes, and it is a fact that these tunes sound just great when played well at a moderate tempo,...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    I agree, Jeff Mando! I don't think I could have solved the lock issue without the help of Mandolin Cafe members. And often just reading threads that others have posted can be helpful with...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Steve, you were right that I did not really understand how the lock works. So, I set up some good lighting, a magnifying glass and started to look closely. I could see that the key I had fashioned...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Where are you located, Mike? Maybe I should just ship the case to you! Seriously, it might be worth the there-and-back shipping cost if you could do it.
    .....Rick
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    I'm with you on this one, Jeff Mando!! I have another mandolin and have never locked the case for the reasons you have given. However, the subject case, when I purchased it, was unlatched, and...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Well, it may not be rocket science, but for me it is like the old Vanguard days, for those of you old enough to remember the late 1950s.

    I re-sized Steve's photo to true size and used it as a...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    All right! It appears to be far less complex than I thought. Will proceed to fashion up a key per your advice and report back.

    ....Rick
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    The button will NOT move to the left (or the right either), so it is definitely locked. Except for a little free play, the button will not move at all.

    Steve, would you be willing to send me one...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Thanks, Steve. Just to make sure we are talking about the same lock, are the keys shown in your photo very thin, like only 1mm or about 0.040"? When I was attempting to pick the lock, it became...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Have sent Loudloar a PM. Thanks for the tip.
    ....Rickker
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Thanks Mike, yes does look similar, but I think it is a Chineese copy of the same construction, as it is totally devoid of any identification.
    .....Rickker
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    Does anyone have a case like this?

    I recently acquired a fairly decent F5 style case. The middle locking latch is different than most cases, (see attached photos).

    The problem is that there is no key! So if I close the lid, it...
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    Re: Rover RM-75 F style mandolin

    Thanks for your reply, Allen. It does include a good quality case, strap, package of new strings and seems to be in as-new condition. The owner purchased it 11 years ago, but more or less stopped...
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    Re: Rover RM-75 F style mandolin

    Thanks Br1ck. That is very good advice.
    ....Rickker
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    Rover RM-75 F style mandolin

    I am looking at one of these as a 2nd mandolin. This one is supposed to be about 11 years old. Serial No. 1106043. I was surprised that it makes a pretty good sound and is easy to play. Just...
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    Re: Printing TablEdit Chord Diagrams

    Thanks, Fred. I am not familiar with the Snipping Tool, but will look into it. I appreciate the suggestion.
    ....Rick
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    Re: Printing TablEdit Chord Diagrams

    I am using Windows 10 for TablEdit stuff.
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    Re: Printing TablEdit Chord Diagrams

    Thanks, Michael. I will give this a try. But in the meantime, I have found another way that may serve my purposes even better. When I have the 400% enlarged diagrams on the TablEdit screen, I just...
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    Printing TablEdit Chord Diagrams

    I am using Chord Manager in TablEdit to make a library of various 3-string chord shapes. When I go to print these, there is a box at the top where I can increase the size of the chord diagrams up to...
  20. Thread: 1970's F5'S

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    Re: 1970's F5'S

    Thanks Jim for your reply. I guess it's a good thing that I happened to get the one I have, which is quite a story in itself. Also thanks for the kind words about the instrument and my playing. I...
  21. Thread: 1970's F5'S

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    Re: 1970's F5'S

    For what it's worth, I own a 1969 Gibson F5, serial # 814400. I purchased it in 1974 from the original owner. Shortly after purchasing it, I wrote the Gibson company and found it was indeed...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    My first influence was Dean Webb of the Dillards. I'm surprised that no one has mentioned him on this thread. The Dillards were playing fast hard-driving bluegrass back in the sixties, which was a...
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    Re: Which Hofner mandolin?

    "I tried to post a picture but the procedure to do so did not work for me."

    Hey Mando Abe, I have also struggled to post pics. I reckon there are others as well. I will try to document the...
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    Re: Which Hofner mandolin?

    I have a Hofner 545. On the back of the headstock the Hofner name is displayed, per the attached photo. Would seem logical that Hofner would have shown this on all the instruments they made. So...
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    Re: Short Neck Mandolin

    Well, I just read a thread elsewhere on this Forum that violins have a 13 inch scale length, so this is likely the reason. Early or older mandolins were likely following violin practice.
    ....Rickker
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