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    Re: sound post experiment

    Great idea...if you play the mandolin with a bow....:(
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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    1- Check inside the soundhole on the bass side to see if the transverse brace under the bridge may have popped loose.

    2- Ship it down to the southeast this week and watch the whole action swell...
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    Re: Binding methods

    I use wood for all my binding and purfling. The main problem is with the fiber based purflings- the not wood not plastic flexible and easy to cut black gasket material that most of the suppliers...
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    Re: buying tonewood

    Most of the old timers who get to the point of selling their equipment also have a huge stash of old wood sitting right next to it. One of the things I like about the hunt for old tools is that often...
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    Re: buying tonewood

    I saw the one on marketplace. That is a 14" Walker Turner. They are a completely different saw and much smaller than the 16" although they were both designed by the same person and look similar. For...
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    Re: buying tonewood

    BANDSAW!!!!!!!

    If you are patient, you will be able to find an incredible old bandsaw for under $1500 that will far exceed anything you can purchase today. Up until this year, my old bandsaw made...
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    Re: Damaged teens Gibson A3

    If it was his great granddaddy's mandolin, fix it at any cost and remember that there is only one Stradivarius violin in the world with the original neck. Be prepare for a serious dumba$$ tax for all...
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    Re: Binding methods

    If you use wood or worse, that fiber based binding that is basically carburetor gasket material, it will swell a few thousandths in small areas that will be visible. Add to that, there is something...
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    Re: Rattlesnake Mandolin

    I spoke with Olin a while back and repaired on of his mandolins. As far as I know, he no longer builds mandolins and now is a commercial hemp farmer.
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    The "witches brew" formula adds eye of newt and toad stool...;)
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    For all the time you'll spend searching for a commercial product that will inevitably change their formula, you are probably better off learning to make a good version of your own finish. Since Lloyd...
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    Re: What is Jeff Austin using here?

    Most piezo pickups sound pretty bad when you run them through a Tube Screamer. I've had the best luck using a Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive- basically a tube screamer circuit but with an additional ...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Condino 16" & 17" cutaways....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    'Burstin' away another Saturday...
  15. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Gibson has always been known for practical design and function. :popcorn:
  16. Re: Gibson opposes Collings' headstock trademark registration, ci

    I was hanging out at the late luthier John Sullivan's place in Portland back when we were neighbors. One afternoon the mail was delivered and he received a long legal document form the Sullivan Banjo...
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    I saw the thread title and opened it up all excited to find some new secret method of using bug spray to fix nitro repairs!
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    About ten years ago I built four different ten string mandolas. No current orders for one on the books.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    1922 with beautiful curly maple back & sides!
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Nope.

    The Oberlin summer workshops are a tremendous source of cutting edge lutherie from all angles, but their emphasis is not on publishing. It is about inspiring people with a hands on...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    That's a great comment! (For the confused observers, I also build double basses.) The two have little in common, but I'll admit that building basses seems much more of a peaceful athletic undertaking...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    It is loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong overdue for a lot of people to drop all of the Loar unicorns + fairy dust and actually get a job in a factory to see how production...
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    Re: Rot smell on strings how to get rid of it?

    A new set of strings only cost $6.....;)
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Longer than an A0-A4, but the same as an F5.
  25. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    Quite often the changes we associate with different instruments over the decades of our lives are not responses to different instruments, but changes in our hearing as we age.

    What sounds...
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