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    Re: Does this octave mandolin...

    My friends refer to it as the Covid 19! :))
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    Re: Looking for beginner oval Mandolin

    One source that I read (quickly) seemed to suggest that Tibetan mandolin tuning was reversed, meaning that you might need some nut and bridge saddle work regardless of the mandolin that you pick.
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    Re: Looking for beginner oval Mandolin

    Any time I hear folk music on a budget, I think of a used flattop. Fortunately, England has a fine tradition of builders, and you can read about them here:
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  4. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    They are not the new instrument you seek, but how about an Antoine DI Mauro mandolin? There are several available in Europe and within range of budget. Christian Hamonic has two posted to the...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    As for the scrollidocious, its flamboyant display is found on a range of modern mandolini. My personal favorite it the stefani:

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    Now, unlike our earlier examples, there is significant...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    Well, if we are being strict in our classifications, the gibsonus genus has evolved over the last century, with several subspecies apparently going extinct though their DNA continues to be expressed...
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    Re: Mando flatiron buying advice.

    A 1996 model would have been built in Bozeman, Montana, after the Gibson acquisition which is not a bad thing. I am not familiar with that particular model, but I will say that Japanese dealers like...
  8. Re: Are Thomastik-Infeld Strings That much Better?

    I believe that his is 20”, yours is 21”, and mine is 21.5”.
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    Re: Informal Poll

    My concern is less the small buyer pool and more the limited number of dealer’s stores stocking them. As I posted above, I would consider buying a higher end mandolin if it rendered every other one I...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    Br1ck, I’m what you call a social media influencer. :))
  11. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    Imagine how well this octave would complement your piccolo! https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152413#152413
  12. Re: Are Thomastik-Infeld Strings That much Better?

    The TI’s might make for a fun experiment on one of your teens Gibson’s. I know that fatt-dad has installed them on his A3 from time to time, and they might provide a different tone and feel to your...
  13. Re: String recommendation for Northfield NF-F5S ?

    Have you tried monels? They’re very resistant to corrosion for an uncoated string.
  14. Re: Are Thomastik-Infeld Strings That much Better?

    Hey Dan, I like TI’s on my National, and Mangans on my Passernigs, but thus far I’ve only used EJ80’s on my Black GBOM. I have thought about flatwounds though and would probably build my own set...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I could, but it would have to render all of the others unnecessary.
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    It’s this one: https://gregboyd.com/product/2006-will-kimble-f-5-butch-baldersari-2-of-5/
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    Re: flatiron pancake 1N vs 2K

    N refers to a maple back, K koa. 1 denotes the lowest level of trim (no binding or rosette), 2 one step higher (bound but with no rosette).
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    Re: Mando flatiron buying advice.

    The good news is that Flatiron Festival F-styles from the Nashville era (1998-2002 or so) are frequently available within your budget. There’s one in the classifieds here currently:
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    It’s a clean job to make the neck more playable and a convenient way for installing a strap.
  21. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    To be safe, should they already be installed on a new mandolin?
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    So why are you waiting?
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Charles has some of those 40's Gibson A's as well, so you could ask him. I would rather have the longer neck of a modern A5 with the 15th fret body join.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    You’re unlikely to find a used one much cheaper than his new Econo model:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152035#152035

    A Silverangel that I previously owned traded for $1400 used. Plus, Ken...
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    Re: Weber Redesign results

    “Pre-Harvey” and “Post-Harvey” are Gibson terms referring to Dave Harvey who took over the mandolin division in 2008. “Pre-Hippies” and “Post-Hippies” are Weber terms referring to the buyout of Weber...
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