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    Re: cheap external pickup

    To add to what I said in Post #10, I fitted a Barcus Berry to my Martin D18 - epoxied it to the bridge plate! - back in the 70’s and, plugged into my Acoustic Image Coda, it sounds as good as...
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    In my experience; I bought my first piezo pickup in about 1974, what you plug it into matters more than the make of pickup. A half decent acoustic amp with the right high impedance inputs or a preamp...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    Thanks, its a bit far for me to have a casual look at. That neck and head look as if they’ve been refinished with “Ronseal”. ..... and those tuners! I have a set without visible screws but they were...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    I’d be interested to know where in the UK it’s being sold. It doesn’t look right to me and it’s clearly been “tarted up” as we say in these parts to within an inch of its life. It’s difficult to say...
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Don - Mine have been on the wall for at least 10 years and support a variety of instruments with various finishes without problem. The only instrument they don’t fit well is my Mandostrat which has...
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    Re: Guitar to mandocello conversion idea

    You might be better posting this question in the builders & repair section.
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    Re: Mandolin or Octave Mandolin

    It’s also a fair example of the same sonic space the two instruments inhabit. You could do much the same with two guitars.

    Incidentally, I find that OM and Dobro work quite well together.
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Hercules; with the weight operated gate. dhergert’s problem is the only one I’ve ever heard and I believe he’s mentioned this before. I have five of them on the wall and a tripple floor stand and...
  9. Thread: Suzuki Mandolin

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    Re: Suzuki Mandolin

    $100- $200 is probably still more than they cost new back in the 1970s.
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    Re: Mandolin or Octave Mandolin

    I’d second what Steve says, I seldom take my octave to sessions as it falls into the same frequency range as a guitar and I can get more sound out of a guitar.

    I too bought a Breedlove (Black...
  11. Thread: Thomann tenor

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    Re: Thomann tenor

    Nylon strings! Is it a tenor or a large Uke?

    I’ve bought stuff from Thoman on a couple of occasions and have no complaint about their service.
  12. Thread: Dots or no dots

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    Re: Dots or no dots

    Possibly a little off topic but it might help if someone could explain how fret markers came about in the first place.
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    Yes, first there’s the one from Wales and then there’s St George & the Dragon. Unfortunately, St George came from somewhere in the middle east but we do have numerous pubs called “The George &...
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    Looks to me that it would probably play better with a speed neck.
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    It’s a “guitar”, how does it sound, or is it a wall hanger? If I had $149,999.00 to spend on something to hang on the wall ...........
  16. Re: Does anyone know anything about this Mandolin?

    That would make more sense but the case certainly doesn’t look even 30 years old.
  17. Re: Does anyone know anything about this Mandolin?

    $200 would have bought an expensive instrument back in the 60s but I doubt that it’s 50 years old.
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    I assume that’s not all it says on the label?
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    You could always buy a new one!
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    Re: broken case handle

    Unless you are heavily into repairing case handles, wouldn’t you be better simply fitting a new one? I’m sure Keith Calton will have fitted a standard off-the-peg handle (with pop rivets) and, if...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Personally, I think it very dangerous to dispose of an instrument you love before you have fallen for the new one. I too am retired, on a fixed income and an RV owner. I assume, however, that my...
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    Just make sure you plug your mixer etc. into the same socket as the house system.

    Strange things happen! On another occasion, at the Leeds festival, they had their own on site electrician. Mid-way...
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    I’d second that. I once did a job in the ballroom a very large hotel in the UK (the national political parties have held their anual conference there so I mean “big”). In order to save time and keep...
  24. Re: Looking for info on Washburn style 1125 bowl back

    It could do with some strings - need more photos!
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    Setting up in a hurry usually results in cables all over the place. When I worked with a PA hire company, the rule was to position the PA’s stage boxes in front of the band and therefore all mic/ DI...
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