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  1. Re: No Clifftop, play tunes anyway.... Grey Owl/Chinquapin Huntin

    Pete, thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed that!
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    Re: 2020 Silverangel purple F with painting

    Very nice Ken!
    Mike, I think the reason Ken isnít using the Orrico tailpiece is because you canít get them. I believe the guy quit making them.
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    Re: .017 A string....whoa!

    Dave McLaughlin said he used .017 A strings and .028 D strings when he played with the JMB. I don't know what he uses now.
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Steve, thanks for sharing! I really enjoy Chris’ playing and the tone he gets! What a beautiful job on America the Beautiful!
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    Re: Reverb Gibson 2 Point

    Don, you are correct! That is not a Gibson.
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    Re: Strings By Mail

    Two thumbs up for Just strings as well as Strings and beyond.
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    Re: Schaller Grand Tune Tuning Keys

    When Stewmac came out with their golden age tuners, they were stiff. I put valve grinding compound on the gears and turned them for a while with a drill. I cleaned off the gears and used air from an...
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    Re: Adding or replacing binding?

    Yes, I also remember that situation that Gail went through. The individual raked her over the coals on the internet and treated her so unfair. Just like a James said, it’s best sometimes to just say...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Gary, that is one fine looking mandolin!!
  10. Re: Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 a

    Absolutely perfect! Nice work!
  11. Re: An extremely dumb question: Ridges on binding

    Ridges on the binding or is it ripples in the binding? Picture please.
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    Re: Good vs. Bad Satin Finish

    If I were in your shoes, I would share your concerns with the builder. I’m sure they will take care of you.
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Northfield F5S?

    The tailpiece may be stuck to the finish. Be very careful and pull it off.
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    Re: Jimmy Capps

    So sad. Prayers for the family.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, you have always been a very positive part of this family. You are in our prayers.
    God bless you and may you feel his love.
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    Re: Luthier in Cleveland, OH?

    I’m not in Cleveland but, I’m now living in Mount Vernon Ohio. I’d be glad to help if I can. Send me a pm if you are interested.
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    Re: In case someone needs to hear this...

    Nice work! Thanks for sharing; I like your song!
  18. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    Things are looking great! I like your personal touches; they look very nice! Itís going to be a good looking mandolin! I think the problems that I had with heat bending abs binding in the past is as...
  19. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    From my experience, I cannot bend binding that I’ve laminated. I’ve bent the black/white binding to shape and the then the tortoise or whatever binding to fit and then glued them in place. If you buy...
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    Re: Waverly Tuners?

    Hereís some Alessi tuners in the classified ads: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/154310#154310
  21. Re: Could this be real? Martin guitars $90. NO financial interest

    If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
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    Re: Cherokee Lady - Bobby Osborne

    Greg, great job! You play that perfectly in Bobby’s style!
  23. Re: Another in a long line of stupid questions

    I've never used a capo on the mandolin and never will. But I use one on the guitar. Some songs lay out better in some chords than others so a capo is great for that.
  24. Re: Appendectomy: Trust Your Gut (some mandolin content)

    Drew, I'm glad you are doing okay. Things can turn bad quick with your appendix.
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    Re: Custom mandolin finish?

    This is solid advice.
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