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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    This is a c. 1942 A50, Gibson, easily identifiable by headstock. There is no FON or serial number. They were produced and distributed 1942 - 1946. I have had it for over 50 years and I got it from...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Thanks to you all for responding. Not so attached to jam as I am to my friends. Experience has shown me how quickly erosion of friendships can occur in such instances.
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    jams with friends during covid

    Have any of you tried to meet in person, in low covid case areas, with friends who are very well known and almost assuredly virus free (one here is a retired nurse), socially distanced (10"+....
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    My A-50 has that maple!
  5. Re: 1923 Lloyd Loar Previously Owned by Joe Val For Sale

    Just sitting three feet from that mandolin as it sings is an experience. So sad it has to part with a committed and caring owner, but he is wise to take care of his needs and pass it on to someone...
  6. Re: Northeastern Bluegrass festival

    Agree with Jim_G
    Jenny Brook is always extraordinary
  7. Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    Truss rod or earlier?
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    Re: Viva charango!

    Gotta love the charango!
    May you have a speedy wrist recovery.
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    Again, do try (you can research it) isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). I had to remove mildew from an entire room and it truly worked - permanently. No remaining odor, no fabric damage or...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    rubbing alcohol
  11. Re: Enigmatic Gibson A-50 Mandolin 1930s but with 40s metal ware

    Looks like maple to me
    Tuners replaced so no comment on hardware
  12. Re: Enigmatic Gibson A-50 Mandolin 1930s but with 40s metal ware

    Better? photo of bridge
  13. Re: Enigmatic Gibson A-50 Mandolin 1930s but with 40s metal ware

    Approx. 1942 as has been stated
    Diamond inlay
    This one Iíve had since mid 1960ís
    No fon or serial
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan - I can relate - I have had lung cancer. Surgery and stereotactic radiation removed the culprit for now. So hang on to those instruments. I still have and enjoy mine as much as ever. You can do...
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    Re: Power for a PA

    A test run would be essential. A 1000 watt generator is a very small generator. For anything. The plus side is that it may well be a Honda or Yamaha if it is that size. They have built in inverters....
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    Re: PVA glue for case lining repair

    thanks Loudloar and Ivan. maybe I will try hot hide glue. I just needed a little encouragement.
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    PVA glue for case lining repair

    can anyone point me in the right direction to find out the importance of ph neutral vs a more common PVA glue (ph 4.5-6)? I have searched fairly extensively on the subject and looked over MSDS info...
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    Re: Gibson stamped cloud tailpiece

    diamond inlay - 1942 - not usually a FON in them - plain cloud tailpieces
  19. Re: Single Mic Bluegrass: This is How It's Done!

    larry, you are very right it saying it is up to the performers. and I too am much more in favor of using a single mic, disliking the mixing puzzle and forest of mics in multi mic situations. without...
  20. Re: Single Mic Bluegrass: This is How It's Done!

    thanks, Brad. you do good work!
    I would just say that one must bear in mind that the video highlights the performers' side of it. (and they did admirably.) now as for the sound person's? at least...
  21. Re: 15th fret pearl dot position makker.

    The "florida" extension is most helpful in playing classical music transcriptions (for violin) that need those notes, for example Chopin. They may lack sustain, but if they play clearly, it certainly...
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    Re: Sticking to it

    Choose just a few of your favorite songs (whether you play them with others or not doesn't matter) and slowly refine them - make them your own - continually polish your personal arrangements of them,...
  23. Re: how to impree audience with a single mandolin

    you are solo mandolin. that is opportunity for every song to be special. play your very favorite songs (often unusual or overlooked songs/or your own compositions work best). make the effort to learn...
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    Re: Acoustic Deadhead band audio

    we have a Jerry Jam here in NH that I was happy to be a part of one year (2009). a small to medium sized (and now looking even bigger) festival, with bands from many places in the US. so many...
  25. Re: Gibson A-40, A-50 back brace question

    No back brace in 1942 A-50.
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