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    Re: What tools do I need ?

    IMHO, 97% of instrument repair can be accomplished with hand tools....small Japanese saw, miniature files, sandpaper (sometimes wrapped around a dowel stick for shaping), small C clamps,...
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    Re: Martin Mandolin Identity

    ok, i had to look up "shoe molding".......
  3. Re: Anyone been to Nashville trying mandolins?

    It doesn't sound like the OP wants to make the trip to Nashville, but here is my experience. I went to Carter's a few months ago and ended up buying a guitar. Due to covid, an appointment was...
  4. Re: F'in Mandolin Shootout with a Nugget, Gilchrist and Hogan!

    Thanks for sharing, Jake! I enjoyed your demo very much. All are great mandolins. Great playing, too. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Monteleones at Rudy's Music

    The Liz Taylor connection is novel, IMHO. At least, as opposed to (the usual) celebrity-owned instruments by Johnny Depp or Richard Gere....
    Very nice picture of Liz.

    At that price, it would...
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    This discussion made me think of a NYC trip I made 40 or so years ago. Walking past of mountain of 20-30 mattresses on the sidewalk in front of a building, I asked my NYC friends what's up with...
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    Re: Gibson A50 on Reverb

    Not sure what it is. Doesn't look like an A50, looks more like an A-5L. Top looks sunken. Tuners are an odd choice, which makes me think they might have actually come from a vintage A50, as well...
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    Re: Grandpa Jones' mandolin (?)

    I got a chuckle that in 1998, not only that Ramona Jones valued it at $50, but that the buyer required a notarized bill of sale stating as much! :grin: (needless to say, the "vintage guitar" market...
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    Re: Guitar Center

    No worries, my prediction is that they will still be around 100 years from now, along with Gibson, General Motors, etc........
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    It appears to have 8 strings on it already. I would be very careful not to break them.........:mandosmiley:
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I have to admit that enjoying Springsteen is a guilty pleasure for me, and not without conflict. I often wonder how a guy worth $500 million bucks can be a spokesperson the the "common man?" But, I...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Coupla thoughts........

    1. I believe 3 different members have mentioned having packages "Lost" and then show up later.(?) In my way of thinking, if it shows up, even a week, month or year later...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    One of the all-time great players and proof that the 10,000 hour practice rule (plus Schlitz beer) works!

    RIP, EVH
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Interesting way to look at it.

    A couple times on my eBay sales, I ended up selling guitars to well-known rock stars. Both times they requested FedEx overnight. Once to a studio. Once to a...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    I'm convinced instruments were "happier" back when they stayed in their own hometowns.........:mandosmiley:
  16. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    1. For the record, StewMac shipping has always been high, even 35 years ago.......I could add their products are priced high, as well....
    2. People want shipping to be FREE, cheap shipping isn't...
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    Re: Anyone seen this before

    Appears to be a bolt-on neck joint? Might need to loosen strings, fill worn screw holes with toothpicks, dowels, glue -- then shim and tighten. You may need to glue fingerboard extension back down....
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    On a more local level, some of my friends have given virtual concerts on Facebook with amazing initial success tip/donation-wise. One man who is unknown outside of his followers and locally made...
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    Yep, "sight reading" (in tempo) is the goal as others have stated......

    As a kid in the 60's I took guitar lessons and my sister took piano. Her first teacher was an older guy, a real square who...
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    I have a similar theory about the name Paul Smith guitars.......didn't sound too exciting until he added the "Reed" in the middle......;)

    Good looking mandolin, by the way...............!
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Buzzing

    It sounds like a ground wire. Same as on an electric guitar. The easiest way to test is with the instrument plugged into an amp and then use a wire with an "alligator" clip at each end (these were...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    I always start simple and see if that works. I would wait a week, then string it up as it sits and see if it holds. It may be fine.

    Otherwise, you have a nightmare instrument as far as a...
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    Re: Once in a Lifetime Mandolin Find

    That is a wonderful conclusion to a long journey, George. I'm glad you got it and that it is everything you hoped for!

    On a similar note, I have a friend I played music with who wanted a vintage...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Every year we have a version of this discussion, it seems. Just like the yearly flooding of the Mississippi river in certain areas and regular hurricane activity in the Gulf of Mexico and...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    My mind went back to being a kid a seeing an early 60's Popular Mechanics magazine article picture of an NBA player (forget which one, the point being he was 6'10" or so in height) and he drove the...
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