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    Re: Old Gibson A, AJr. A 2,3,4 Mandolis

    Basic issue with making something of wood, a natural material , is it's not all the same ..

    A friend Managing the local music store , back when we had one,
    went to the Eastman Importer's...
  2. Re: A Reference for The Differences in oval holed Gibson A's?

    As I offer below trying to string together a bunch of words to describe a sound ,

    Only counts if you are paid in advance ..
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    Re: Gear for Electric Mandolin

    Though I do have 1 set up with both divided 4 pickups in bridge & a Magnetic Pickup , > 8 conductor patch cord >..(3 unused)

    that are combined in a black box with a preamp for the bridge...
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    Re: F style mandola tuners

    They have dimensioned blueprints on their site .. it's up to you to measure what is in front of you and compare the numbers..
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    Re: Vega Cylinder Back - armrest solution

    A set of RH & LH taps can make a version of the tube part longer , the pairing is also used on turnbuckles..
    that is how they pull together when the center is turned .. :popcorn:

    I recall...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I have adapted open string chord forms , by re assigning fingers , to make them movable..

    try those based on G & C.. ;)



    ..
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    Re: Gear for Electric Mandolin

    I have a Roland AC 60 to haul out of the house & a smaller Mobile AC made by them .. to use @ home ..

    My Magnetic pickup mandolin of note is an EM 150 like luthier modified A50
    as a...
  8. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    10 ~ 36 bronze , adequate? I use lighter strings on a couple mandolins ..

    Wonder if corrosion was a factor when left un played for a year or so?
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    I'm confused about a nylon string topic in an electric (steel string, Magnetic pickup) typical .. section.. :confused::disbelief:
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    .. Or Consign the trade in , the commission is typically 20% .. so you get the 80.. when it sells ..
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    Re: Vega Cylinder Back - armrest solution

    I believe the "Cylinder Back" problem is the back edge is not parallel to the top edge..
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    Rumor was in North Africa you could even haggle the price of a postage stamp..
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    Re: Vega Cylinder Back - armrest solution

    [Hack] Put an athlete's (tennis anyone?) elastic Terrycloth wrist sweat band
    on your arm to pad your forearm from the corner, with the sharp edge..

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Nova Scotia any one?

    Trailer Park Boys Location, was set in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


    :cool:
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    Re: Drop - in tuner upgrade for Eastman 305?

    Not a 305 owner who did this for you to say from experience..


    I'll Refer you to Stew Mac .. they offer dimensioned drawings to match your own carefully done measurements ..
    (the blue...
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    Re: Mandolin In Elvis Songs?

    Wasn't there a Famous Studio Musician, who tuned a Mandolin like DGBE,
    so he got the Job done when the recording session required a Mandolin?

    (My name dropping memory is old grey cells )
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  17. Re: Does the mandolin world suffer much from fakes?

    well Not everyone can afford real Gibsons so there are Kentucky & several other brands Imported to fill the need ,

    a fake is one that copies the Brand name inlay , or gets close Ala...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    One here closed over 6 years ago..
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while, Interactive version :

    There is the classic: Q , How do you tell the stage is level?

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Site says they have.. black button type sold out first.. Looked?

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-style-for-guitar?category=A%20Style%20Mandolin%20Machines
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    Re: Strap for a Martin Style C

    FAQ.. :whistling:

    If it has an end button the other end goes around the headstock

    Can You Tie a Knot in Parachute Cord?

    how about a Uke strap, hooking onto the sound hole? (I use one...
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    Re: Gibson Old A - tailpiece - refit

    James ones look similar from afar, better up close..

    Unless you mean the 'Cloud' type they used on many mandolins for years..
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    Re: E strings unraveling

    GHS (& D'Addario?) finish the loop making on plain strings with 3 windings at right angles to the rest of the string to resist this..



    Whammy bar resistant guitar strings add a spot of...
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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    Oregon. No Sales Tax..
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    Re: Sound Reinforcement Mandolin to Computer

    Shure them selves has a XLR in and a USB out the X2U .. which also adds phantom juice via internal battery for condensers,
    the 57 you have doesn't need it
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