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  1. Thread: Tonegards

    by Bill McCall
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    Re: Tonegards

    But what about Dawg?
  2. Thread: Tonegards

    by Bill Findley
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    Re: Tonegards

    Interesting thread. My $.02: I’ve had one for several years on my KM 1500, a newer Tonegard with the clear tubing on the clamps. I play sitting down usually. with only the very back of the mando...
  3. Thread: Tonegards

    by Jeff Mando
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    Re: Tonegards

    I repair a lot of instruments every week, probably hundreds every year......these devices are already leaving marks that won't come off. Also, marks from people who "park" their capo on their...
  4. Re: Who makes A-style mandos that sound similar to Givens?

    How about Bob Givens? https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/143892#143892
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    If they stay in tune 131% better than other strings like the ads say,and last 4 times longer,I'm in for a trial set or two.

    They had me at 131%. But it's really hard not to want to try out a new...
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    When I played my way up the import ladder at The Mandolin Store, coming from my Eastman 505, I did not notice much difference until I got to the KM 900. The master series Kentuckys are noticeably...
  7. Steffey, Van Cleve, Jones, Moore, Stewart

    this is just so good..
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    Re: Michigan Koa Armrest

    Read the link... They call it Koa b/c it looks like Koa. It's maple, from Michigan.

    Jamie
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    If instruments do not "open up," then why are the older ones so sought after for their sound (even electric guitars)? Age and play-time bring some kind of mojo to a guitar, mandolin, violin, etc. ...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised any more when someone new to the Cafe asks an honest question that you all think is old hat and rather than be kind to the guy, you turn into the worst kind of social...
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    The trait that IMHO makes a Collings desirable is they hit a spot that is bright enough to cut through in a jam, yet resonant when playing alone. It has been a tone that has taken me a while to...
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    Re: Travel and humidity

    For what it's worth, high-end violin cases are often silk-lined, with a silk pad covering the instrument. My understanding is that the silk fabric acts as a buffer; it absorbs/adds moisture to the...
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    Re: My New Hinde Mandolin!

    Thank you!! Here’s a song I’ve been working on... hopefully it will give you a good idea of the sound. It’s just recorded with an iPhone.https://youtu.be/YMJW170mQko
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    Re: String journey on a Collings MT

    Update....

    The La Bellas were great strings, probably my favorites so far. Installed them back in Feb and played them in for a long time. Then I put the mandolin away for a few months. Got it...
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    Re: Love the One You’re With

    There also seems to be a phenomenon in which our mind and ears recognize our mandolin as the sound a mandolin is supposed to make. It can take a while to reprogram, more than a trip to Elderly.
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    Re: Love the One You’re With

    Once you reach a certain base line of quality tone, and your F 5S certainly qualifies, it comes down to subjectivity, both in tone and feel, but also your personal relationship to your bank account....
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    And, many of the old instruments shown in the coffee table books have pearl truss rod covers and many are engraved. It's not something that just happened, it's been around for many decades. Page 129...
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    No, but it looks more "right" with slotted screws. Same with tuner screws. Having a long time focus on vintage instruments, certain things catch my eye. On guitars it's the proper bridge pin color...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    Episode 3 with Jenni Lyn Gardner was fantastic ! Now I have to go listen to that last Della Mae ep. ... And try some flat wounds...And lean in to it !
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    OK I finally had some time, here is my 30's F-7 conversion with a very nice scrimshaw type ivory "fossilized" TRC by Ed Weber he did of a photo of my wife, I think it turned out fantastic!


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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    It's not a stupid question. I tend to want to make my mandolins (and guitars) that are supposed to look like vintage instruments look like vintage instruments. Henry Phillips developed the Phillips...
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    Re: Always surprised how people send stuff

    And if you have a local music dealer, ask him/her to save for you one of the shaped instrument boxes that factories/distributors use to ship to his/her store. You can re-use it, with proper packing,...
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    Mike who???

    I have one with my first name on it but that's more for my benefit. Old age ain't for sissies.
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    Working with Daniel for the Cafe to be one of his permanent sponsors. This is one of the best new additions to the internet for mandolin promotion since Mandolin Mondays in my opinion.
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    Re: Rubner Tuner availability?

    Very old thread but an update you might not know about ! Rubner had a fire and they are in the process of retooling, etc ! Rubner has redesigned their F tuners and hopefully will become available in...
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