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  1. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    I'd imagine that for $400 or $500 bucks you could sand the radius out and get a refret?

    I'd shoot for a Sam Bush Gibson, but I'm a fan boy!

    I'd love one of Hamlett's mandolins!

    f-d
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    Re: Thomastik medium on Eastman MD305?

    yes the Heavy set has a wound A string. Thomastik strings last a long time. Then again, I'm not a big string changer!

    I use the medium set on my flat-top (not always, but they are well suited for...
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    Re: Thomastik medium on Eastman MD305?

    I like the heavy set for arch-top mandolins. The mediums are too light!

    f-d
  4. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    hahhhaahhaa - geologists write papers!

    f-d
  5. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    very happy with my Muth (Adi/maple)

    very happy with my Cohen (redwood/walnut)

    Would certainly consider Hamlett.

    Waiting on Wayne; however. . .

    f-d
  6. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    well done! Perfect oval hole!

    Then again, I'm not a fan of the hybrid ovals and a big fan of the Model 1!

    f-d
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Son in law has my original '84. Gave it to him as a wedding present!

    Immediately bought an '83. And, yes, it does have the five-latch case!

    Still love these mandolins!

    f-d
  8. Re: Article: The Mandolin Store Moving to Tennessee

    surprise no more!

    f-d
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    Re: Flying with a mando

    Never retuned/detuned any mandolin for air travel. Always fly with my mandolin; however.

    f-d
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    the notation informs your ear. Muscle memory makes your fingers produce the sound. It's like singing.

    f-d
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    Wal-Mart. get three 72" shoelaces and make a pigtail braid. Voilla!

    f-d
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    I've owned my 1920 A3 for 35 years. Bought it from the original owner when I was living in Blacksburg, Virginia. During the time I've owned my A3, I've also owned a black snake and an a2z - both...
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    Re: Need advice on selling Flatiron mandolin

    I'd think pricing much over $500 a bit aggressive. It's a post-Gibson, truss-rod pancake. The color option is cool; however.

    I'd liken the $700 price point to those that are pre-Gibson and those...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    let your ears get used to it.

    f-d
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    . . . like I really want to relive such feelings. . .

    f-d
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    They are flat-wound strings. Regular strings have a diameter that includes gap from the wire being round rather than flat. I think for an f-hole, arch-top, I'd start with the 154ST (what was...
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    x-bracing seemed a Flatiron thing. I think other than their Jr. Models, they were all x-braced.

    Sounds like a good example of a great Flatiron mandolin. Enjoy it!

    f-d
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    those were interesting replies.

    Sorry to see the thread close.

    f-d
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    I got a few guitars!

    I used to go to the AGF and also the unofficial martin guitar forum. These are a bit dated in their interface; however.

    Want to discuss, Gibson, Taylor or Martin. That's...
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    Re: Oval hole differences

    I'll defer to others on wood and how it affects tone. I just have my one oval hole mandolin, any more and it's birch sides and back. I have had maple before, but notice little in those regards.
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    Nice Flatiron!

    f-d
  22. Re: A newbie player looking for an affordable entry level mandoli

    Get a 300 series Eastman from a café sponsor where it'll be set up properly. I'd go with an f-hole.

    don't get your hopes up on a 200 dollar mandolin, unless you love 100 dollar guitars?
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    pictures would be nice. . .

    Is it x-braced or parallel?

    I'd agree on the '98 vintage. So, that's after Gibson bought Flatiron. It's likely too early for the Asian pedigree? It's also too...
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    Re: Effect of storage on a mandolin

    I've owned my 1920 A3 for over 35 years. I've owned my 1930 L-1 (guitar) for over 30 years. They've been tuned to pitch all those years. I don't have problems.

    YMMV.

    f-d
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    Re: Effect of storage on a mandolin

    it'll be fine, unless it gets all dry and cracked.

    f-d
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