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    Re: Strap Button Recommendations

    Thanks for the suggestions. I have done that in the past where i tie it around the headstock. Not my favorite, but ill try it again (it has been a while). I currently have it tied around the base...
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    Strap Button Recommendations

    Howdy. Planning on installing a strap button on my Collings A. Looking for something that is a middle ground between security, and looks (or better yet, minimal visibility). I really like the...
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    Re: Peghead Nation Black Friday??

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Peghead Nation Black Friday??

    Anyone know if Peghead Nation is running a Black Friday or Cyber Friday deal? Artistworks is running a deal of 40% off annual membership.

    Thanks
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    Re: Assi

    For some reason the pdf shows up black in the image, but if you right click and save as, it will show up when you open it with adobe.
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    Assi

    Howdy.

    My mother recently gave me transcriptions of old journals that belonged to my great-great grandfather while he was serving as a missionary in North Texas in 1900-1902 for the Church of...
  7. Cleaning up Superglue and metal corrosion on old Bowlback

    Howdy. Two quick questions. I have received a couple old instruments that had cracks on the top and back repaired with superglue. The cracks are stable, but the glue job was a little messy. Any...
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    Re: Wood Bending Irons on Ebay

    khbllc. Did you get one that has variable temperature?
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    Re: Replacing Violin Fingerboard

    nice work Riverview! seriously. That one went through a complete transformation!
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    Re: Replacing Violin Fingerboard

    Thanks all. I completely understand that the monetary value is likely minimal on this instrument, but i love learning how to repair and restore instruments. Will it be a keeper when all is said and...
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    Re: Old Taterbug. Any Ideas??

    Jim. Thanks for this info! It does very much resemble it (and gives me something to start digging into). Off the top of your head any idea of the time span that they built this model? I have...
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    Old Taterbug. Any Ideas??

    Howdy. A kind woman in my neighborhood gifted me an old bowlback that was her grandmas (late 1800ís/turn of the century). According to the woman her grandma played it when she was younger, so...
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    Wood Bending Irons on Ebay

    Howdy.

    Disclaimer: I am not looking to spend a lot of money, don't want to use a small torch, and simply build mandolins for fun in my garage. Not looking to spend a lot of money.

    For...
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    Re: Replacing Violin Fingerboard

    All. thank you very much. I will definitely dig in to many of the references that yall have mentioned. Excited to do some experimenting. Actually, i came across this violin because i posted on the...
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    Replacing Violin Fingerboard

    All, A kind lady in my neighborhood gave me an old hopf violin that belonged to her dad. She knows nothing about it, but that it, along with a bunch of other really beaten up instruments were in...
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    Violin Bridge Templates

    Howdy. I found a decent 3/4 violin that i fixed up for my son. Normally runs around 400 dollars new, i got it for 20 bucks (just had to go in and fix a crack in the top; stable now). At any rate,...
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    Buying instruments in Ireland.

    Howdy. Heading to Ireland in a few months. Thinking of picking up a fiddle in Dublin while Iím there. How do the prices compare to US prices? The dollar is above the euro at the moment, but how are...
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    Re: Music documentaries.

    Thanks for the idea (avett bros). I saw them at red rocks this year. Awesome!

    If you can get your hands on it the punch bros documentary is good (used to be on Netflix). Called something along...
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    Music documentaries.

    Howdy. First off. Thank you to all who contributed to my post a few weeks ago regarding music biographies. I finished the Ralph Stanley and bill Monroe bios and am part ways through the Carter...
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    Re: BG literature

    Holy cow! Thank you all for the great suggestions! Iíve definitely got a lot of reading ahead of me! I just purchased a couple of the books on amazon, so here I go! Thanks again for your help!
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    BG literature

    Howdy. A little off topic, Iím looking for suggestions for a good book to read. I recently finished the Bill Monroe biography:?canít you hear me calling, the Jimmy Martin short story, and the...
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    Garage heating options

    Howdy. Looking for suggestions from the wise wonders out there. I currently live in CO and build for fun in my in-insulated garage. Insulating is out of the budget at the moment so I'm trying go...
  23. Re: Snake Head strings for old time fiddle tunes

    Not necessarily a snake head, but I've got a 21 A. I first had flat wound. Too quiet for a jam. I switched to J74s. Just right. Loud,but still retain the sound of the oval hole.
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    Wood suggestions

    Howdy. It's that time agai. Time to buy wood and build another carved top. What are yalls latest suggestions on wood? Looking to buy top, sides, back and neck. Also. Does not using a truss rod,...
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    Re: Rockygrass Academy 2017

    I'll be there. First time. Wow, your comment on putting your car in line freaks me out a little. I guess I didn't realize what I'm getting myself into. I was planning on camping during the week...
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