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  1. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    I don't play out but the versatility of the Small powered PA is exactly why I went with them and sadly I wanted some less, much less expensive ones but these were in store also and I had to try them....
  2. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Ever notice how everyone's tuner is the best? hahaha, I find it funny. Not all are created equal you need to decide what you're after. I suggest trying a few at a store. If they have an HD Peterson...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'm on the outside looking in but from my perspective corporations should have no or limited IP rights. They hire talented people to create and design the companies foot the bill but did no creation....
  4. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I'm eyeing the new Peterson strobo stomp hd, Buffered or true bypass.
  5. Re: Umberto's Mandolin (Ceccherini, double top, restored)

    Didn't even notice that! Still nice work and a lovely tone. Do all of these double tops sound like this?
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    When the last of my last batch of six cats died I told my wife no more pets. One day she said there was a Binks at the pound and sent me a picture. Kids wanted a cat or dog wife wanted one I saw the...
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    Re: Broken Headstock Curl

    I never gigged but I loaded in and out and set up and tore down for a couple groups. I can’t count the number of times a band member would knock around another members cases and just shrug it off...
  8. Re: Umberto's Mandolin (Ceccherini, double top, restored)

    I have always wanted a double top Ceccherini, but they don't pop up too often in my neck of the woods and when they do I don't have the cash. Funny how that works. That one sounds great in the vid...
  9. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    I do not have any experience with Collings Guitars, and very very little with Taylor. We do have a newish Taylor here but it is my sons so I rarely play it or even hear it. I do however have a little...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    For me it has always been a good book on the most stressful days or even a good RPG, no I'm no kid, but a nice round of demon-slaying calms me down, maybe it's just how we Jarheads are wired. Music...
  11. Re: Strange intonation issue with new strings

    My guess would be bridge or nut slot, although it is possible to get a odd string I havenít seen that happen myself.
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    Re: Ceccherini photos

    My Aunt and Uncle live down there somewhere. I am going to ask them how close they are.
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Who's aging? I refuse!

    Seriously though it also does a good job of soothing the soul.
  14. Re: Strange intonation issue with new strings

    I had a goofy issue recently on a guitar and found the nut was ever so slightly back cut, gave me fits. My A on the Oldwave with TI's is off but moves progressively flatter while moving up the neck....
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    Re: How would you do this?

    I have done something similar before using the shavings from a plane then after building it up a bit put it on a dowl and spun it in a drill to thickness it. Worked well but the trick was getting it...
  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Don't lump me into the everybody becasue I don't agree.
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I grew up 30 miles from Iowa City it was a nice town but a typical collage town. Certainly a good place to have a good time.
  18. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: Tone right

    I agree with a sleeping instrument. I feel both of my mandolins do this if they sit to long but it only takes a bit of hard playing to limber them back up.
  19. Re: Need Help Identifying Grandfather's Mandolin

    AJ99, I can understand that you might want to fix her up since it was your Grandfathers, this comes down to a personal decision and you certainly could and no one would hold it against you. But for...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    I would just watch the classifieds then ask a question here. These guys will let you know if they have done business with them and what they think of the instrument. That was how I got my Vega. I...
  21. Re: TurboPlane, Safe-T-Planer - Powering through plate carving

    Plaster is a much more stable choice the foam is not nearly as hard. I have used it but you don't want to do heavy pressing like with gouges and scorps but it holds well for scrapers light passes...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Well my index is only 2.5" and I can play fine but I'm just a kid only in my mid 50's. I notice the more I play the better my finger stretch gets and the stronger my callouses get the better my...
  23. Re: TurboPlane, Safe-T-Planer - Powering through plate carving

    Ever made a cradle with expanding foam? I have for other items of similar thickness just by putting a piece of garbage bag over the item then using the foam over the bag. I take a rasp and level it...
  24. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    If you have phantom power there is always something like the cloudlifter to use phantom to make a clean pre. I think that's what it does.
  25. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: Tone right

    Sounds familiar what was it? I remember it is supposed to break in your instrument. Just set it in front of a speaker or tie a massager on top.
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