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    Re: Help!!! Sanding High Gloss Down to "Satin"

    By the way, I followed through! Not the best "de-glossing" job but I personally am happy with it!

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/145866-Modified-Rogue-RM-100A?p=1725721#post1725721
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    Modified Rogue RM-100A

    I got a ~$50 Rogue RM-100A mandolin years ago and it's been my only mandolin since then.

    The first set of pics is from before I did the modifications that I'm posting about:

    Within the first...
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    Re: Gibson mandolin hope to find info

    $5.00! Really?!!! Please tell him I'll happily double his money and pay the shipping!;)
  4. Re: Lakeland Florida intermediate player seeks jamming partner(s)

    I’ve never been there, but a place in Plant City, called the Krazy Kup has a Bluegrass Jam the first Saturday of each month . https://www.krazykup.com/monthly-events
  5. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    With $1000 you could get 2 cheaper ones maybe a 4 string mandobird and a 8 string one should be able to get both under 1k178090
  6. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    To some degree, I think that's just the angle the author took (a good article usually starts with a good "hook"), and to be fair, on the surface it's not a bad angle from which to explore a music...
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    Re: Noisy finish ???

    Hi Len !

    Thank you very much for this precise answer :)

    I will try to reduce the glossiness of the finish. I’ll tell you if it worked !

    Thanks again !

    Jean
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    Re: Tools that you use.

    Used to look forward to the latest Stew-mac catalog so I could turn yard sale finds into necessary mandotools, till I had twice as many as needed.
    Last time I picked Mike Kemnitzer's brain, he...
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    Re: Noisy finish ???

    Take a look at this search of the Cafe using the search term "speed neck".
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    That’d be great, Gary. I’d be interested in hearing how it measures up to your H5 mandolas, which are most impressive.
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolins

    Hmmm, from what I read, it’s just a different color option........ also saw that it’s the same price as the rest of the “270” series. You may want to shop around a bit. Hope this helps.
  12. The D.Gilchrist in the classifieds

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/140405#140405
    No connection to me whatsoever.

    I look at the work and I think, "That's beautiful stuff, but it should be 5 string with a Jonathan Mann wrap...
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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    ok any opinions on this one??177416177417177418177419177420177421177422177423


    might trade for this
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Big Mon never played no blue man'lin...no part o' nothin', IMHO.
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Personally, I hold the scientific method in high regard in its ability to determine objective reality. The issue, as I see it, is that "good" tone cannot, to my knowledge be objectively defined. The...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Well, there are myths and beliefs. And they change over time. Torres, the famous guitar luthier, believed that wood type for the guitar back has nothing to do with the sound. He built a papier-mache...
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    Re: Recommendations for a ruined(?) finish

    I cringed every time you talked about "failings." None of what you did are failings. They're successes. They're successes because you tried, and successes because you got in the game. You didn't...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    Jail...or strings?
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    Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Thanks Brian! :mandosmiley: It's a cool tune, and I had fun putting the arrangement together.

    I'm still in awe of that original 1909 piano score with all those intriguing harmonies. It's one...
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    Re: Snakehead Buzz

    It’s a lot more fun to help someone else hunt down a buzz than it is to find one yourself on your own instrument.

    I’ve found and fixed a few. I remember one (not even sure what instrument...)...
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    dont't practise scales, practise pieces, chopped into measures
    Sing the melody with your voice, then sing it with your mandolin.
    Avoid thinking - thinking comes from the wrong type of memory, the...
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    Re: Shadow bridge pickup?

    I did once have a mandolin with one on - http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/23871 - but I donít ever remember trying it. I canít imagine it sounding that good, however. I took the thing off...
  23. Paul Buskirk's HOT PICKIN' and the mystery 5-string

    In 1975, Paul Buskirk released an album on Stoneway Records called HOT PICKIN', featuring a 5-string electric mandolin. It must be heard to be believed.

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    Re: Sam Bush rocks out on E-Mando

    Awesome. Great sounding band and certain to polarize as is Sam's wont. He pulls some fantastic tone from that Mandocaster (would love a detailed rig rundown) and his wah-wah-filled solo at the end...
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    Sam Bush rocks out on E-Mando

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/sam-bush-stop-the-violence-song-811903/?fbclid=IwAR1RXB1gDCOY9i97x3lULCL3Zf5DqCUhBlFuzjYgTOTVC3Dp5HNBLLOOFJo
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