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  1. Re: Daniel Gilchrist Victorian Electric Mandolin

    Victorian ? That must be from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901..

    Deed for my house says it was built in 1900.. :popcorn:
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Builder of my H style Mandola built a case for it out of Foam Slabs from builder's supply ,
    Plush Lined and canvas covered, closed with a zipper.. (Upgraded to #10 YKK coil)
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    Re: DI Box w/ XLR IN & Mute?

    I, Opting for simplicity, just changed the end of a Mic Cable,
    to a Neutrik Mic cable end with a ring switch .. Made to mute mics without an internal switch..
    It's quite useful ..

    Not from ...
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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    +1) .. Try https://www.banjohangout.org/ ..

    ~o)~o)
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    How to remember where I left my Glasses is the 1st lesson challenge..
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    Re: Vintage 1970ís epiphone mm-70

    Vintage = 50's & before.. when Epiphone was a separate company.
    .. In 1957 the company was acquired by Gibson.
    It soon became the Asian Import line, doing covers of Gibson's classics..


    ...
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    Re: Pro 35 microphone mounting solution

    There are Viola chinrest clamps using 2 separate pieces , I'd expect those will be a solid mount ..

    as long as you don't ChuckBerry across the stage a lot..
  8. Thread: Tuning up

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    Re: Tuning up

    the capo type was made for Banjos, the 4 of 5 or a tenor. they tend to have flat fingerboards..
  9. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    California being a Huge Market, to sell stuff there they put a label on it to be in compliance..

    Bene-sugg one: dont ingest Ethylene glycol (Base of Polyester fabrics)...
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Was thinking https://glenncronkhite.com/ he used to run Reunion Blues* in SFO, A friend in the 80's worked there.
    being hand made , it may cost as much as the instrument in it ..

    * Now brand...
  11. Thread: Tuning up

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    Re: Tuning up

    & My Friend has an Irish Zouk.. its Octave GDAE long scale (fits in banjo cases) there you have a much longer scale
    my friend uses it as singing accompaniment, rather than a guitar ..

    It took...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    https://themandolinstore.com/ & Grunn's [ https://guitars.com/ ]
    are both in Nashville Now .
    https://www.elderly.com/ another good seller..

    Good selection .. Call them up & say what you...
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    Re: Where to buy armguard hardware

    Course correction: As said above, Viola , (not violin) is the parts .. viola rims are thicker, more like mandolins ..

    (trick is it's both Rh & Lh threaded * so turning the thread matched...
  14. Thread: Tuning up

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    Re: Tuning up

    FWIW, Soprano Mandolins are tuned CGDA, octave higher than Mandolas.. they're tuned up safely by being a shorter scale ..
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    Re: Tuning up

    Q gone begging : What Key is the singer's range most comfortable in?
  16. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Re: Guitar Center

    GC ran the Brick & Mortar stores, Musician's Friend the warehouse Mail Order/online business .
    Out of Medford Oregon , Rogue river (used as a Brand) flows just north of the city.
  17. Re: Any clues as to the maker of this banjo-mandolin?

    May be on the Rim stick or inside the rim , but cant see it with the back 'resonator' left on ..
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    May just want to be saving $$* to fund something of quality, but costing 10 X more,
    rather than trying to change what you have into it , but keep playing what you can afford, in the meantime...
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    Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    the bowed Bass Viol and Cello do seem to dominate & carry stronger than the row of mandolins in the recording..


    but a nice effort closer Mic-ing the mandolin section may have helped ..
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    Re: Violinist- New to Mandolin- Any Advice?

    As above.. seek out CF Martin Mandolins, not the Bluegrass favorite , but they build around 13" scale like 4/4 violins ..
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    New Endorsement Deal with a Pick making company. ? :whistling:
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    Re: Which Cumberland bridge?

    My Mix A5 has a Cumberland acoustics bridge, as it came, if you are confused over which

    why not turn the job over to a skilled luthier an have him assist you, seeing the mandolin in front of...
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    Re: 1920's Gibson Tenor Banjo info

    Those Bolts in that don't look right, but it was a basket case instrument he was parting out.. tenor banjo..
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    Hire one made by your local leather crafts person or shoe repair guy?

    2" wide common guitar straps are a larger market than a 3" wide one ..

    I have a Velcro On pad from the bicycle Messenger...
  25. Re: Alternative stringing: mandola strung as guitar (D G B E)

    there was a 6 string A soprano guitar, Gibson made a few, Gold Tone made More ..

    189711 https://www.long-mcquade.com/files/22099/lg_gm-6.jpg
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