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  1. Thread: Need a part!

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    Re: Need a part!

    Check with either an auto parts store or an Ace or True Value hardware store; they often have small bushings available in both brass and aluminum. Another place to check would be a hobby shop, as...
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    Re: Bluegrass songs involving farming

    The late Billy Joe Foster wrote one that Ricky Skaggs recorded entitled "Give Us Rain" and another that the Whites recorded, called "Before the Prairie Met the Plow." Another that I heard done by a...
  3. Thread: Kit Building

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    Re: Kit Building

    I had a high school student who built a IV kit that sounds very good. He did get the Stew-Mac plans showing the graduations and a couple of scrapers, in addition to the tools and materials listed...
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    Re: 1921 Bacon Professional Model

    Hot water for heating the pickguard?
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    Re: Osage orange vs. hickory

    Thanks for the information. I'm sure there are places out there that have what I need, but I haven't found them yet. Thanks for the links, billhay4; I am waiting to hear back from the supply...
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    Osage orange vs. hickory

    Not mandolin related, but wanting some input from the wood experts out there, and the folks at the cafe have proven to be a great source for information. (I do own a couple of mandolins, so...
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    Re: Help with my first attempt at modifications

    Just go with an strap button, either wood, plastic or metal, and use a longer screw and put the button on the tailpiece where you were talking about putting it. The screw shouldn't need to be a...
  8. Re: Basal Thumb Arthritis Surgery options for Mandolin Players

    I am dealing with the same issue in both thumb joints, and have chosen to treat the condition with prolotherapy, where the joints are injected with what are basically inert liquids. One doctor used...
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    Re: David Benedict's Debut Album

    As I read your additional comments, my first thought is that your approach is the opposite to ones taken by many up and coming young artists with successful recording projects, in that they work...
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    Re: David Benedict's Debut Album

    I enjoyed your youtube videos, and liked your original tune. That being said, I had a few general comments and questions regarding your Kickstarter request, since I noticed that you have had quite a...
  11. Thread: Loar Restoration

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    Re: Loar Restoration

    Does Mark cringe every time "Trigger" comes through the door, with a little bigger hole in the top?
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    Re: Gone To Far With That Scroll Theme

    That looks like an Ibanez model from around the mid or late seventies, kind of a "many models" Gibson tribute. A friend of mine had one, and one night they had played a club in a small town, and...
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    Re: Broken Screw in Headstock

    Another lesson perhaps missed--first put soap or beeswax on the screw threads.
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    Re: contact info for Wayne Henderson?

    Availability will the big question. How old are you?
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    Re: CDs, files, Spotify?

    Then there is the perspective from the artist; I read some comments a few days ago on facebook from a well-known regional performer, who had received his $39 dollars and some odd cents payment from...
  16. Re: Anyone have notation of Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms in key o

    If this is for mandolin and in tab, just move it over one string; i.e. move fourth string tab indications to 3rd string, and so on. You won't even need to rewrite it; just rethink it.
  17. Re: Anyone have notation of Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms in key o

    Do you have it in another key now? If so, what key is it in? Is it in tab or notation, or both? There are a couple of real easy ways to transpose either one if you have no luck finding a version...
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    Re: Old age is creeping in

    A friend of mine, who has played rock and roll for nearly 50 years, and is an internist to support his music habit, has chosen to go with Cabela's Archer's Ear, described as being suitable for "baby...
  19. Thread: Fake Gibson?

    by Rroyd
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    Re: Fake Gibson?

    It is a cheap knockoff; there have been some comments here on these, and if I recall correctly, they are plywood and not worth much. The case might be worth more than the mandolin.
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    Re: John Duffey - controversial stage persona?

    I don't know that the word "controversial" would be an appropriate description. It has been said that he did not suffer fools lightly, but I recall only quick witted retorts to audience members,...
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    Re: Unarchived Loar at skinner auction?

    Those little details that have been pointed out that are out of the norm makes one wonder whether this mandolin needs a closer examination to determine whether it really is the real deal or not. ...
  22. Thread: Cracked Neck

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    Re: Cracked Neck

    What kind of mandolin is it? Does it have a truss rod? If it is a low budget instrument, you might be ahead to take it back. The crack is indicative of a neck joint problem, and if it doesn't have...
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    Re: charity gig with horses !!!!!!!!

    Well, there was the time we played with the lawn mower drag races taking place about 100 feet away. . .
  24. Re: Help wanted! Tracking down / Identifying Gibson F4 Mandolin

    Can you blow up the picture to see if there are any identifying scratches, distinctive tailpiece engraving, or anything that might make it identifiable? Does anyone recall whether he might have...
  25. Re: A recent observation from another sound searcher.

    String spacing and neck width can greatly affect tone, as described by Rodney in the last post. Perhaps his comment was in jest, but the likelihood of ham-handed folks being able to sound better on...
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