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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    So sad, he will be missed. We are fortunate to have his music to listen to, he was a wonderful song writer.
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    Re: Makers getting Top Dollar

    On any of the other closeup shots of the mandolin and him playing it they are not octaves. I think that is a random shot from somewhere???
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    Good advice. Or just one at a time, that's how I like to do it.
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    Re: Fretwire and slot help?

    I put Evo wire on one of my mandolins a while ago, l like it a lot. My mandolin has nickel hardware, never noticed any problem in looks, but then I wasn't looking for it either. It is all about sound...
  5. Thread: V joint question

    by pops1
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    Re: V joint question

    A violin, while it doesn't look like it is still a dovetail joint. It is smaller, and the button helps support it, but it is tapered the same as a dovetail.
  6. Thread: neck strip

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    Re: neck strip

    A two piece neck is plenty strong. The strip, as far as I am concerned, is bling. Some old mandolins would have been better without the center strip. It was dyed wood that is deterioration, making it...
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    Re: Mandolin will not stay in tune

    Well you are playing an hour a day for 3 months, I would say put some new strings on.
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    Most of these mandolins have the nut cut way too high and would explain what the OP is experiencing. A good setup should remedy the problem. A better mandolin is a better remedy.
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Can't you drive to a park for a walk? Is there somewhere that you can go near your luthier for walk, or maybe he/she would meet you there.
  10. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    Here is one that was sent to me, hope you all enjoy and stay safe.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1243611688659750914
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Sore fingers means a smiling face. Enjoy!!!
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    Re: Gibson F-9 repair project

    You can thin it if it will make it fit better. I like it snug, but not to have to force it too hard. With glue on, HHG is my preference, it should clamp and hold.
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    Re: Gibson F-9 repair project

    Jim, if the heel button closes hard it most likely will not stay. I prefer to make a shim and glue that in so it's not trying to pull itself apart.
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    Re: Fretboard repair/install HELP?

    Should just make it easier as you don't have to worry about the finish.
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    Re: Fretboard repair/install HELP?

    Like rcc56 I use locating pins too. You could always pin it on the neck, scrape the binding close, then fret and glue it on. Final fitting to the neck would be minimal then.
  16. Re: Fixing up a cheap case - is 3M spray adhesive a bad idea?

    I have foam, simply wrapped with a blue paper shop towel, in a case to take up some slack. No glue, not as convenient as you need to adjust once in a while, but it keeps the foam separated from the...
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    Re: External jacks on resos?

    Sorry Charlie, I read resonator and thought guitar. I think that would work on a reso mandolin. They usually use a mandola chin rest clamp and it should go out that far. Haven't played a reso...
  18. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    I talked to the owner of our local music store a couple days ago. He said if you call him he will put merchandise on the back porch for you, leave a check and no one has to go without strings. GHS...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    While I miss playing out, I miss playing with friends more. We have jams and square dances here regularly. The thing I miss most is we play for a friend, a musician, who was in an automobile accident...
  20. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    Great music, even without a mandolin.:)
  21. Thread: Simple setup ?

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    Re: Simple setup ?

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and I will email you a copy for free (free to all mandolincafe members).
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Way to go, that was a good buy, good decision. I am sure you will be pleased. Plus it's not tempting the rest of us any more.
  23. Re: Need to find value for 1920ís? Vega Little Wonder mandolin ba

    Haven't been keeping track of prices on these, but this is a nice example with an original case. Big plus. when you string it I like to use two sets of tenor banjo strings. Mandolin strings are too...
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    Re: External jacks on resos?

    A lot of reso's have a screw in end pin. It can be located there. If it is metal and has ff holes Another option is to make a plastic washer (pick guard material) and use the circle of the f hole...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    My first good mandolin was a 40's Gibson A. Served me well for several years. Most have mahogany back and sides and have a different sound than maple. Mine was above average, but they very. While in...
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