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    Re: comparing Eastman Mandola's

    With most Eastman stuff, the higher the number the more bling and possibly better hardware, and, oh yes, a free apostrophe!
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    Re: Radiotone Double Chamber Mandolin

    Not only donít I need another mandolin, I donít need a repair job sitting around so, unless anyone has anything to add, Iíll probably give it a miss; thanks.

    I doubt itís the one from Gumtree...
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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    It thought that word already belonged to “The Beatles”.
  4. Thread: Mandolin Mecca

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    Re: Mandolin Mecca

    Yet another misunderstanding of the GDPR - I have the same problems accessing some sites in Yorkshire!
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    Re: Radiotone Double Chamber Mandolin

    Has anyone ever had their hands on one of these? I’ve spotted one locally and, from the photographs available, it looks as though it’s in dire need of a neck re-set. In fact it looks so bad, i...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Reminds me of a story on UK national radio a few years ago when people were asked if they had met any interesting people.

    A journalist said he’d been talking to a man in an airport departure...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It “.......could be a collectors piece”!
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    I’d like to win one but the last thing I need is yet another mandolin - I’ve never yet won anything but, if I did win it, could we auction it for Cafe funds?
  9. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    You know, I don’t get the point in Appalachian dulcimers - the bridge is fixed to a lump of wood rather than the top so their design defies “luthieran” logic - but each to their own!
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    Re: Country Gazette - A Traitor In Our Midst era

    I did much the same as mandocrucian - bought both on vinyl back in the 70s and the CD back in the noughties.

    My favourite bit has always been Clarence White’s guitar solo on “Huckleberry Hornpipe”.
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    Re: Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    Just make sure the screw misses the truss rod.
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    In today’s world, if you can make money building guitars, build guitars. If you can make more money producing widgets, produce widgets. If you can’t make money doing either leave your money in the...
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    I think youíll find that most strings are wound onto a hex. core. To a large extent, this is for the advantage of the manufacturers as a hexagonal core tends to grip the windings and stop them from...
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    Newtone will do nickel plated steel. https://newtonestrings.com/shop/mandolin-strings/
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    Re: I need a mandolin stand for stage use.

    If you gig with three instruments, the Hercules tripple stand would be my recommendation. I use one for just that and have no complaints. I think dhergert’s problem is unusual. Apart from the tripple...
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    Re: Removing the Florida extension

    I freely admit that I’m no luthier but doesn’t it also depend on how well the top is finished beneath the appendage?
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    Yes, the StewMac Golden Age “Restoration” Tuners are the only ones routinely available.

    As Mike says, check out Paul Hosetter’s page but I think that mainly covers how to free up tight tuners...
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    Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    With respect to earthquakes - not that common in the UK - Hercules make locking devices to fit the spring loaded arms which, although intended to stop people picking up instuments in shops, would...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    I do remember one night at an intimate concert in a local stately home. The jazz guitarist Martin Taylor was having trouble with his amp at the start of his second spot. A “roadie”, who had been...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    The 13th fret markers would drive me mad! But for $50, so what.

    Looks to me like it was built by a tallented amateur. Not sure if the tailpiece is original or a replacement - unscrewing it will...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    A drummer and a guitarist had an argument about which of their instruments is the more difficult to play so they agree to go away and try each other’s instrument for a month. The guitarist buys a set...
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    Just a thought. Pianists have to replace broken strings one at a time so there must be some way of ordering them. What sort of ends they have and whether they would be suitable for bass, I wouldn’t...
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    The mail was delivered by the peasants before; it’s simply that they’re no longer working for the parasites.
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    Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    Phantom power can be scary if you try to connect unbalanced sources to balanced inputs. Don’t turn it on in such circumstances if you don’t know what you’re doing!
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    Re: string gauges

    I use J74s on my ‘14 Gibson A without any problem. Their necks are shorter and beefier.

    I suspect that strings back in the teens and twenties were heavier anyway and people didn’t agonise over...
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