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  1. Re: Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    I see from a previous thread that some folks install one below the tailpiece. I may try that.
  2. Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    My Strad-o-lin now sounds and looks good, but I don't know how to attach a strap to it. What do others do? :)
  3. Re: What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    So it came back all set up, oiled and sounding pretty good. The tuners are even facing the right direction! Worth the expense, as good craftsman service usually is.
  4. Re: What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    Yes, a good set-up is important, but can we be more specific?
  5. Re: Anyone use a Fender Mustang GT40 amplifier?

    The Fender modelling amps give you the option of manual settings. The presets are just a quick base if you're looking to emulate a specific popular sound. I previously had a Vox amp that didn't.
  6. Re: Anyone use a Fender Mustang GT40 amplifier?

    Thanks. This was just a concern I read in a few reviews of the product. As noted, I have no experience with it. Hopefully, I'll find it in a local store to try out, though not the firmware update.
  7. Re: How to make your own A-style strap from paracord

    Now fixed.
  8. How to make your own A-style strap from paracord

    I made a few of these for myself over the years and figure I would share what I've learned over time. I've never had an issue with this design, but do check the slip knots. If you have a great...
  9. Anyone use a Fender Mustang GT40 amplifier?

    These things look cool. I like that they use smaller speakers and a closed back to be good at both instrument amplification and playback of music, so one can jam with recordings. Looking for...
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    Re: Thick Picks?

    Vinny Smith's outdone himself with that one! Heck, I'd give it a try; If it's too hard to use I can always mount it on a cuff link. :)
  11. What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    Granted, I live on Long Island where prices are high, but I was wondering what it runs. I'm having a guy invert my tuners so they turn in the right direction, put on a new set of J74s and adjusting...
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    Re: Thick Picks?

    I just don't get the appeal of thick picks like the Dawg or Golden Gate. Sounds good when Dawg uses one, but for me it sounds thin. I much prefer an old Red Bear or Wegen or Blue Chip. I'd rather use...
  13. Thread: Straps

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    Re: Straps

    Thanks atsunrise! I have not experienced any of these problems but it's good to be aware of the risks. I'm currently working on a strad-o-lin project, but after that I'll probably get the Lakotah...
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    Eat your heart out mandobass fans!

    A statue in New York City near Battery Park, where boats leave for the Statue of Liberty.



    Created by British artist Tony Cragg, Resonating Bodies consists of a pair of bronze...
  15. Thread: a link

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    Re: a link

    Simple, bold, balanced. That's bluegrass to me.
  16. Thread: Straps

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    Re: Straps

    I don't own one yet, but I like the looks of the Lakota Leather straps, made from elkhide. In the mean time, I made my own for my A model from paracord. It was quite simple and it works great. A...
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    Re: This is mind blowing....

    Put it on a slicer and it would be a mandolin on a mandolin.
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    Re: Just got a Strad-o-lin as a gift...

    A childhood friend was cleaning out his uncle's apartment and came across the mandolin. Knowing I play, he figured I would know what to do with it; I would be honest if it was something like a Loar...
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    Re: Just got a Strad-o-lin as a gift...

    If it does outplay my Eastman when renovated, I'll have to consider keeping it. Depending on the cost of renovation I may sell it or see about donating it, but let's see and hear how it goes through...
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    Re: Just got a Strad-o-lin as a gift...

    I'll probably replace them, but thanks for pointing this out
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    Re: Just got a Strad-o-lin as a gift...

    Thanks. There may have been something on the inside, but it's long-since worn out.
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    Re: Just got a Strad-o-lin as a gift...

    Watching this to see how it's done.

    https://youtu.be/woHwJBAhZ9w
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    Just got a Strad-o-lin as a gift...

    Cool. A friend was cleaning out his uncle's apartment and he came across an old Strad-o-lin A-model mandolin, no inside label. Knowing I play, he just gave it to me hoping it would either be played...
  24. Re: Just downloaded Rob Meldrum's free Mandolin set-up book

    That's cool. My mando was set-up well by the Mandolin Store, but I understand it's an issue with the lower cost mandolins. I know from being a student violin player as a kid that the playability of...
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    Sam Bush interview

    https://www.artsatl.org/sam-bush-embraces-role-as-elder-statesman-of-modern-bluegrass-music/
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