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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Those are posted for our benefit. When things slow down, they throw one of those up.
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Well, I believe "our" trademark lawyer provided some good insight on this subject. ♫
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    That "Mae West" shape has been around waaaay too long for anyone to even remotely consider calling it their own. It defines "generic."
  4. Thread: string gauges

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    Re: string gauges

    I have a 1916 Gibson Oval hole F-4 and I use the EXP-74s. It sounds great.
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I don't think they have a snowball's chance in hell of defending the f-style design. Like I said 3 weeks ago: it's too little, too late. As for the rest of it, I know what think should happen but...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I don't think they really care. Mandolins are a very poor second (or worse) on their priority list.
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Can you patent or copyright a hole?
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    That legalese for "We've been sitting on our thumbs until now" and the unstated idea is: "We hope it's not too late."
  9. Thread: Clean picks

    by DHopkins
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    Re: Clean picks

    Yeah, that might work, too. While I sometimes fiddle with a fiddle, I don't usually have it on the stage when I play. I only used it only 3 or 4 times in the last year. Stuart Duncan has nothing...
  10. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    Because of age and diabetes, my skin is dry. Winter is the worst. That's why I use the Monster Grips. They work great for me.

    And, no, I'm not affiliated with them in any way.
  11. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    I have monster grips on my picks. Over time, they can lose their stickiness but soap and water brings 'em back to new. I also keep a couple of alcohol prep pads around just in case.
  12. Re: Breedlove “Black Gold” - Lacks Volume

    I've never played a "Black Gold" but I have two Breedloves, both made in the U.S. They have outstanding volume. The Legacy is my main instrument and the Quartz is my backup. I had a re-fret job on...
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    Re: best method to clean mandolin surface?

    It appears from these posts that almost any reputable furniture wax/polish will work if someone wants to deviate from the damp cloth mandate that most manufacturers recommend.
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    Re: Long term band

    Since 2006. We're also old. The youngest is 62 and I'm the oldest at 75.

    And it's getting tougher and tougher to be a chick magnet at 75. :) ♫
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    Re: best method to clean mandolin surface?

    Does that come from tables, chairs or what? And, how do you milk a piece of furniture? ♫ :)
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I know.
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    Based on information from a friend, I visited Reverb one time looking at a particular mandolin. I didn't buy it but after that, I was inundated with pop-up ads for weeks, more than any site I've...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    I also grew up in a musical family. My mother played organ and piano in church. She had a beautiful alto voice. I learned harmony techniques and how to read music from her. My father sang and...
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    .....and rubber gloves.
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Okay, listen carefully. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say............. ♫ :)
  21. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Bob, don't hold back. Say what you think!!

    :grin:
  22. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    You're right. I don't own Gibson (but if I did, I would have done things differently a long time ago, but that another story). Anyway, being prolific doesn't legitimize the process. Well, maybe it...
  23. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Design specifications are not proof of quality. They are proof of design. And no one is demonizing Gibson. Let's face it, their business model hasn't been the best of late. Overall, they're...
  24. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    There are others:

    TENNESSEAN® (U.S. Reg. No. 38846555) (That's also a newspaper in Nashville.)
    THUNDERBIRD® (U.S. Reg. No. 3989004)
    PURE® (U.S. Reg. No. 2644117) (But not 99 44/100%)
    ONE MORE...
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    Re: An extra finger can be incredibly handy

    He is amazing!!
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