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    Gypsy mandolin comes home

    This mandolin had been with Walt Kuhlman for repair of a back seam that let go. Walt concluded that cocobolo secretions had compromised the adhesion of the hide glue he had used and the back pieces...
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    Re: Did You Ever Regret Selling a Mandolin?

    No. At this stage of my life, regret is counter productive.
  3. Re: U.S. DoT Issues Final Rule - Air Travel with Musical Instrume

    I just returned from Paris where I bought a gypsy jazz styled ukulele (Maurice Dupont). I get the Dupont folks to throw in a Rockbag soft case as that appeared to be my best available soft option. ...
  4. Re: Rest in peace - Walt Kuhlman of Gypsy's Music

    I received an email from Walt in August shortly before I left for Europe. He had been doing repair work on the mandolin I bought from him a few years ago. He mentioned an adverse reaction to...
  5. Re: Learn how to play mandolin subliminal thru hypnosis

    This is a legit offering. The only downside is gradual weight gain and an uncontrollable urge to start smoking. Oh, you might feel a need to wash your hands 30-40 times a day. Others have reported...
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    Re: Pick turning in my fingers.....

    I have been playing these for a month or so. Best grip and tone control I have experienced.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/flat-picks/dava
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    Re: Crazy gigbag idea

    My Mandobird came with a gigbsg that says "Epiphone - endangered species" on it.
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    Re: Mandolin haters?

    I think there are two primary reasons why someone who doesn't play a mandolin might be inclined to bad mouth them. Although, the framework for this sort of reponse requires an ability to form a...
  9. Re: Anyone see any solidbody PRS mandolins in any stores of late?

    There is one on eBay for $8K.
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    Re: Taylor Guitar owners here on the Cafe

    I have several guitars and one of the most fun to play is a GS Mini.
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    Re: Tiny Moore

    And he had a music store in Sacramento that I used to drop into every so often. One of my friends (Kathy Barwick) used to teach banjo there (and I long since stopped holding that against her, not...
  12. Re: Unimpressive Mandolins - The ones no one talk about

    Unimpressive mandolins, in my view, have one clearly distinguishable characteristic. They are poorly constructed. They are either painful to try to play or they deconstruct before their time or...
  13. Re: Octave Mandolin pickup - Fishman M-100?

    Don't have experience with the M-100. But i did have an OM with a PUTW installed. It was great. It basically made the instrument louder with no coloration. I didn't usually use a pre amp but I...
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    Re: What is the Godin A8 Nut Width?

    12th fret is 1.21" and the bridge is 1.43". Again, these measurements are from outside edge to outside edge of the outer strings.
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    Re: Plugging In

    I would never stand in the way of a person playing around with their pickups. That said, I have one of the early Mandobirds and have been through pretty much every practical mod including messing...
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    Re: What is the Godin A8 Nut Width?

    My measurement was by a digital caliper spread across the strings and using the outside edge of both outer strings. I will do a like measurement at the 12th fret and bridge in the morning and post...
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    Re: Paying for Set-up

    Some folks are just hard to understand. A few years ago, I was looking to buy a recumbent trike. I drove 60 miles to test ride trikes since there weren't any closer stocking dealers. After riding...
  18. Re: Moongazer Déjà-vu Electric Mandola kit

    Very interesting thread. Thanks for keeping us up to date with your progress.
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    Re: Red Bear picks

    Oh boy. Another reason to recall the $$ I threw away on a Red Bear that snapped in two within 20 minutes. I have a couple of Blue Chips (mando and guitar) that feel and sound great and that might...
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    Re: Planet Waves NS Mini-Headstock Tuner

    It seems to me that there are enough different finish formulations to suggest that an all incompassing answer to the question of finish damage probably does not exist. For me, the action of taking...
  21. Re: New solid top Army/Navy model from Savannah

    While I have a shop full of all the tools necessary to turn a $149 flat top mandolin into something "playable", I would rather spend $299 on a well built JBovier flat top and simply pass on a...
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    Re: What is the Godin A8 Nut Width?

    Nut width is 1.2". Outside string spacing is 1".
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    Re: Versoul octave mandolin...

    How about the "Blue Light Special"? I like it.
  24. Re: What is the least twangy sounding mandolin?

    But unlikely to sound twangy.
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    Re: The most beautiful instrument?

    Anyone ever heard Paul McCandless play the oboe?
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