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    River mandolin

    While browsing my local music store I noticed a good looking f mandolin with River on the peghead. Does anyone know who and where they are made?
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    Re: D’Addario Nickel Bronze Mandolin Strings

    I agree with Pete,,I took off a not to old set of Sam Bush monels,,and replaced them with the new Nickel Bronze set,,really,,couldn't tell much difference,,I would not have wanted to take a blindfold...
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    Re: Did You Ever Regret Selling a Mandolin?

    lol,,nope,,that makes it a little easier I suppose,,
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    Re: Did You Ever Regret Selling a Mandolin?

    lol,,nope,,that offsets the hurt a little,,
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    Re: Did You Ever Regret Selling a Mandolin?

    Early 80's Stiver kept it for 16 years,,divorce got it,,sold to a gent in Pennsylvania I believe,,gosh,,it was the best mandolin I ever owned,,,beast,,,would love to have her back,,I hope shes still...
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    D'addario sample strings on Facebook!

    Has anybody else saw the ad on facebook about D'addario sending out new sets of prototype mandolin strings for trial,,it looks legit,,suppose to send out medium set and then you fill out a question...
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    Stripped bridge adjustment nuts!!

    It seems that the prior owner of my mando at one time has attempted to raise the treble side of the bridge without loosening the strings,,now the thumbscrew or the screw itself is stripped,,the nut...
  8. Re: Are Peterson Stroboclip Tuners worth the price?

    I've owned one of the Petersons,,it was ok,,hard to get it to settle,,somethings I've always found with strobe type tuners,,I'll settle for the old Snark,,close enough for bluegrass,,lol.
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    Re: Are the Gibson Sam Bush strings defunct??

    Thanks guys,,,I did place an order with amazon,,maybe its time to start experimenting for an alternative.
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    Are the Gibson Sam Bush strings defunct??

    Ive always liked them for my arthritic hands,,but,,cannot find them anywhere,,does anyone know if Gibson has discontinued them,,or a seller who still carries them,,thanks to all.
  11. James Tailpiece mounting holes,,are they the same?

    I have a Passerniq F which appears to has a stock Gibson type tailpiece,,Im really wanting to change it out to a Bill James model,,wondering if the mounting holes will be the same,,if not,,is it a...
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    Re: Did You Ever Regret Selling a Mandolin?

    Yup,,,going through a divorce around 2001 and needing money,,I sold my '85 Stiver,,it had matured into a beast,,sold it to a Gent in Pennsylvania,,wish I had it back for sure,,but,,I think it got a...
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    Re: Weber Bout Thickness!

    Yes,,I apologize,,the side height,,,
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    Weber Bout Thickness!

    After seeing my Yellowstone beside a Gibson and a BRW mandolin,,I noticed how much thinner the body was,,Im sure Bruce knows mandolins as good as anyone,,and the tone is super,,just wondering if its...
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    Have all the loar F5s been accounted for?

    It seems theres always another popping up,,which makes us all happy,,just wondering how many more may be in the closet?
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    Re: sam bush strings

    I love them on my BRW,,last a very long time,,seem to stay in tune fairly well,,its either them or the great J74s.
  17. Gloss nitro to satin finish,,,is it possible?

    What procedure short of refinishing is possible to change a gloss nitro lacquer finish to a less shiny satin finish,,just on the top of the mando?
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    Re: Best Strings for Mandolin

    I have simply soldered the ends on the unwound J74s,,simple to do,,takes less than a minute to do four strings,,never had any trouble with them after that.
  19. Re: Bottom two sets of strings,,,callous builders,,cause??

    it was buzzing when fretting around the fifth fret,,so I raised until you could really dig into into the e strings without getting that buzz and ping around the fifth and seventh fret.
  20. Bottom two sets of strings,,,callous builders,,cause??

    After raising the action at the bridge to take out buzziness on the chop,,the bottom two sets really are tight,,doesn't seem that high of an action,but compared to other mandos I've had and played...
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    Re: Snark attack!!!!

    Hands down,,for the money,,best I've ever used,,works very well,,very satisfied with it.
  22. Re: anyone use these nice looking Mandolin stringwinders?

    I got one of the Dude's,,super quality,,works great and super to look at also,,
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    Re: broken collar bone

    Hey Bob,,sorry about your bad break,,I broke mine,,or a seat belt did last year in a head on collision,walked around three weeks with it before I thought I should have an orthopedic look at it,,it...
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    Re: Dempsey Young

    I met Dempsey Young twice,,always a gentleman,,open to questions,,quick to answer,,and to help,,the mandolin worlds misses a Master!
  25. Bridge in the middle of the sunburst,,right or wrong?

    I've always wondered,,I guess the loars were much that way,,its just seems like the bridge would look better if it was in the center of the sunburst area,,some builders do it that way others dont,,no...
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