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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    I wonder if the mandolin underwent a refret at some point. The pits in the fingerboard indicates it had the dickens played out of it but the frets look pristine for a mando of this age.
  2. Re: Never Returned (Stolen) Brilliantone Mandocello

    Is there a roster for the Munier Mandolin Orchestra? Perhaps you could discuss with the orchestra’s director/leader as to who may have taken it. Just a thought or perhaps you have done this already.
  3. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    Don’t forget to listen to Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. His “Tennessee Dream” album has some great instrumentals. Any of his many albums contain very traditional style bluegrass music.
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    Re: Blackberry Blossom

    There is a nice version on Mandolessons.com with video tutorial as well. The sheet music/tab is downloadable for free:

    https://www.mandolessons.com/lessons/fiddle-tunes/blackberry-blossom/
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    Re: The newest hot mandolin accessory!

    It’s way better than putting electrician tape over the logo!
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    RIP J.D. Crowe - Bluegrass Legend

    Sadly, I learned this from one of my banjo playing buddies. J.D. Crowe has passed. I used to see him at The Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington KY. Another legend has left us....
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    Re: Beginner staining & finishing

    Rc556, do you use alcohol or water based aniline dyes? Thanks for you erudite and educational posts on this site.
  8. Re: National Mandolin Tailpiece, repair or replace?

    Resophinic outfitters also stock something that looks similar to the Elderly product:

    http://www.resophonicoutfitters.com/product/BTP-8.html
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    Re: over vs under tuners why?

    I agree with the second part of MikeEdgerton’s last post. I am looking to replace some Grover butter bean tuners on my Martin 00-18 with Waverly tuners and lo and behold StewMac no longer gives...
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    Re: Hutto mandolin

    There is one for sale on reverb: https://reverb.com/item/27496007-usa-hutto-f-style-mandoin-w-c-1970-s-brown
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    Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Are you using the Target Coatings that Peter recommends and if so, which product? Thanks.
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    Re: Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down…

    https://youtu.be/vCfFNfcPckg
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    I had the same problem and solved it by putting a thin layer of superglue on the end pin all around the shaft. Let it dry thoroughly and then put it in place and see if it holds. DO NOT GLUE IT INTO...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    I have a 1998 Apitius Grand Classic and I love the sound of it. It has rich warm lows and bright but full (not tinny) high notes. Here’s a YouTube clip of a festival we did in2009. ...
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    Re: How to appraise a Petersen Bouzouki

    I purchased a Petersen Level 3 bouzouki for $900.00 at Gruhn’s about 10 years ago. There is a Level 2 for sale on reverb for about the same price....
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    I met Art at the 2005 Mandolin Symposium. A great guy and great artist in glass. His website shows some of his work.
    http://www.arthurstern.com/
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    Re: Intonation woes

    OK, now you’ve done it! What is the more complex process?
  18. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    In regard to the second picture it looks as though the E and A slots on the bridge are too wide for the string gauges. I will defer to the experts ( Sunburst etal) as to whether this might dampen...
  19. Re: Need advice for repairing/restoring FAB banjo-mandolin

    For metal parts try Sullivan Banjos website:
    https://sullivanbanjo.com/collections/metal-parts
  20. Re: Need help identifying a problem with my mandolin

    You said you bought it a few months ago. Did you buy it new? If so, it may be under warranty and up to the manufacturer to replace the mandolin or repair the loose brace. Just a thought…
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    Re: Siminoff neck joint snafu

    I think the distinction is that with the V- joint, the head block (body) is cut at a six degree angle whereas with the dovetail joint tenon it is cut at a six degree angle and the mortise is cut at...
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    Re: Raising 12th fret, worth it?

    I don’t know if he is stil active but Harry Sparks has been in the Cincinnati area and written up in Cincinnati Magazine in 2013:

    https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/columns/fret-master/

    The...
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    Regarding USAA... I am a USAA member and went to their website re: valuable personal property insurance. In regard to musical instruments, it says “ for personal use only.” Therefore if you are...
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    Re: Fretboard Frets Question

    Here is a page from StewMac explaining the relation of fret distance to scale length:
    https://www.stewmac.com/fretcalculator.html
    what you propose would eliminate some notes from the scale making...
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    Re: Do you have tabs for this Tarantella?

    I think this might be it!
    http://www.mandolintab.net/tabs.php?name=Tarantella&id=03077
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