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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    I'm not sure they're is much to gain by attempting this type of work on a $300 pressed top mandolin. If you want some practice, try building a carved top for it instead.
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    Re: Ebay: maple top mandolin

    I love how it has a scroll with a strap pin in it
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    Re: 8-string tenor guitar

    Mine has tension at around 180# and no problems at all with ball end strings matching Daddario EJ80 set
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    Re: Hola HM-3TS and the noob

    Welcome to the Cafe and to mandolin playing. Any mandolin will need to be properly setup in order to play well. It will likely cost you as much as that mandolin does, unfortunately.
    If you're handy,...
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    Re: 8-string tenor guitar

    I've modified a Blueridge BR-40Tce to an 8 string octave mandolin and it is handling it just fine.
    Same as this thread:...
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    Re: tone guard

    Then perhaps you ought not get one for your playing style.
    Personally, I love them and have one on every mandolin I own.
  7. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    Cool photo!

    I played an excellent condition 100 year old L&H style B the other day at Woodsongs in Boulder. It was great! It was bested by the 103 year old L&H style A that was hanging beside it.
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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    I am a fan of the Epiphone Mandobird 4. Especially if you upgrade the pickup with an Almuse.
    Looks like that one is located in France, so shipping might not be cheap.
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    There really is no substitute to playing instruments side by side to get an idea of which you like better. I think the best idea is to travel to a good shop with many to choose from and try them. If...
  10. Re: Plastic coated or smooth mandolin strings?

    Try the D'addario EFW74 flatwound set
    https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/dmaflme11fw.html
    I love them
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    I'm not sure how far you are from Lansing MI but I'd recommend a drive to Elderly and play the mandolins they have. Maybe a Gibson might sound and feel right to you, like this one:...
  12. Re: Looking to identify a Kentucky Mandolin

    Original retail for that model KM-620B was about $600. Street price about $525.
    In good used condition I'd expect to pay 2/3 of that @ $350.
    In the condition that yours is in, with holes drilled in...
  13. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    I play a Collings MT2-O as my gigging mandolin and I love it. I played it side by side with a Pava oval and I'm glad to not be in your situation. Would have been a hard choice. In the end, I like the...
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    I played a buddies Eastman ElRay a few days ago and I liked it quite a lot. His did not have the issue that you're having, so I'm guessing it is a setup problem.
    Angle the pickup and heavier strings...
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    Re: Tacoma mandolins

    http://jjb-electronics.com/prestige-220.html
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    Re: Mandolin Bridge Woes

    1st, check the height of the bridge. Too high an action can cause issues like you're having.
    2nd I'd take a file to the nut side of the E string section of the bridge and move it back some.
    Then...
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    Re: Flat top Mandocello?

    I've played Joe's instruments and they are superb!
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    Re: What case for my Kentucky KM500

    This is a great case for$50:
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-hardshell-a-style-mandolin-case/544411000000000
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    Re: Kentucky unknown model

    I wouldn't pay $300 for a laminate mandolin like that.
    You can buy essentially the same thing for $120 online:...
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    Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    How big a screen are you looking for?
    I'd personally go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e with 10.5" AMOLED screen.
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Wifi-Tablet-Silver/dp/B07Q5VPXG4

    If you...
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    Re: Picking / strumming wrist

    Advil & McClung armrest
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    Re: Re fret prices?

    Bruce Weber re-fretted my Collings MT2-O for $300 with EVO frets. Included re-plane on fretboard.
    It plays better than ever now!
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    Re: help identify a 5-string e-mando?

    No idea. But those are really nice pickups!
  24. Re: McReynolds Style Crosspicking lesson (I'll fly away)

    Sounds like he's feeling better.
    Was on the Grand Ole Opry last night:
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2480838582042792&id=392729594187045
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    Re: MIC Breedlove Crossover FF

    The Breedlove Crossover instruments have a thick Polyurethane finish.
    They are pretty tough.
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