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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    Nice wood in that Richmond!
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I Just got shipping conformation from Nick today. Looking forward to trying it.
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    Re: Monroe's strings

    Past discussion.....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/6327-What-Strings-did-Monroe-Use

    Looks like you hit it in the first part of your query.

    Post #21 is quite telling.
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    Re: Monroe's strings

    Gibson makes a signature set....

    https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/gibimophbrwo.html
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    This...

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/55589/455449/

    :grin:
  6. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    I wonder if that is a repurposed viola neck attached to the body? That might explain the ebony "button graft".

    It would also help with the discrepancy I see with the skill of the scroll carving...
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    Re: A models rocking the classifieds

    Add a Gilchrist, Ellis A-Deluxe, Elkhorn and A couple of Zetas. :mandosmiley:
  8. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    It is cool funk none the less.
  9. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    The scroll looks nicely carved, the sound holes are too crude for Rocca. I doubt it will ever be attributed to a specific maker.
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    Re: Martin Tenor Constuction Plan

    This may be what you are looking for...

    https://cadguitarplans.com/product/cad-tenor-acoustic-guitar-plan-martin-style-size-0
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    Re: Apollo picks -- another option for you

    Ordering one tomorrow. Looking forward to see how it is different from the BC I have but do not care for.
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Joe, I included a Wegen in the second envelope I sent. Hopefully you will get them in a timely manner.
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Gee Zack, thats not even enough for a six pack of beer! What did the winner get? $15.oo?
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    Zach, I did all the work myself, so not a whole lot into it. I also sold off an Eastman 314 that I tweaked a bit at the same time, they were good mandolins but the Girouard was calling my name. It's...
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    Zach, yes I did! A barley played Girouard F-5 came up at a great price so I sold off a few mandolins to make the purchase. The guy who bought the 315 was thrilled to get the upgrades at no additional...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Small pair of wire cutters, string winder, small bag of picks for back up, two digital tuners(one with a dead battery), spare set of strings. I remember when decades ago the little compartment would...
  17. Re: Another really weird hybrid -- a "cigar box mandolin"

    Quite some time ago, I bought a couple of cigar boxes from a flea market, mostly to store small parts. I had one left over so I decided to make a mandolin out of it. Fully lined with kerfing, induced...
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    That would exceed the cost of the mandolin! :whistling:
    Truth be told tho, When I had my 315, in addition to a CA bridge I upgraded the tuners to Grovers and installed an Allen tailpiece I had...
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    Re: 2020 tribute Vessel A model

    Beautiful! Interesting look with the sunburst top and natural back and sides.
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    A models rocking the classifieds

    Man, there are two A models by Apitius, one by Duff and a Monteleone "Radio Flyer" in the classifieds today. :mandosmiley:
  21. Re: "Tripping up the Stairs" with Jackson Grimm on mandolin

    Nice, what kind of mandolin is Jackson playing?
  22. Re: "Tripping up the Stairs" with Jackson Grimm on mandolin

    Video is not playing. :confused:
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    What does that have to do with Bluegrass? :confused:
  24. Re: Nate Lee with his Pava F5 in Bluegrass Unlimited

    It seems that Nate has been a fan of Pave mandolins for a while.
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Well according to Mike Cross " A good Bluegrass picker can play a three minute song in a minute and a half". :grin:

    Of course not all songs are played fast, lots of waltzes and ballads. I do like...
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