Search:

Type: Posts; User: Hendrik Ahrend

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Ben, to avoid the clicking noise and scooping, you might also try a smaller pick; just saying. But of course, green light.;)
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    389

    Re: Tailpiece Cover

    Is there a possibility that those tail pieces are made by Prucha? Not sure.

    http://en.pruchabanjos.cz/part.php?part=mandolin-tailpieces
  3. Replies
    16
    Views
    846

    Re: Gibson F-5 on eBay?

    It's definitely a Gibson, but - Paul, I understand your second thoughts - a few parts must have been ordered from Japan, such as the entire neck with inlays and tuners included. Also, the tailpiece...
  4. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,071

    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    That F5 extension looks really wonderful to my eye; I'd never scoop it. I found that it's the large (triangular) picks, which produce the clicking noise, hardly the smaller ones.
  5. Replies
    59
    Views
    11,160

    Re: Montana Gibson Mandolin Specifications

    AFAIK only the Monroe F5 and very few custom F5s had silver plated metal parts. I'm quite sure the F5g tail pieces were nickel plated or even from solid nickel/"German" silver like the '20s examples,...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Paul Fox's Guide to Gibson Mandolins is a nice book, but to be taken with a grain of salt in several aspects, I'm afraid. On this page Paul Fox - still - links the production date to the serial...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Hence, Gibson shouldn't be talking about someone, who invented something and should get payed for his - now, what is it after all? - idea, talent and labour. It's entirely about proprietary rights of...
  8. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,969

    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    David, would you consider this a classical grip?
    177621
    177622

    Or how about these? Most of the right hands look pretty bluegrassy to me.
    177623
  9. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,969

    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Guess I can relate to that; changed my right hand technique 35 years ago. So did Roland White in 1967 - well, through Monroe's influence rather than Compton's. Happens to the best. ;)
  10. Re: My new Price mandolin/Violin Combo case

    That Price case looks really fine. Gary’s older version was way bulkier and a bit heavier. My Calton combo case (s. the current Calton thread) weights 14.5 lbs. BTW Mainstage still makes those...
  11. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,179

    Re: Calton Cases

    Here's is another queen size (UK-) Calton made in the early '90s:
    177409

    It's a similar shell to Alan's, but with different layout - French, if you will:
    177410

    The case originally came...
  12. Re: how to get perfect compensation, tool perhaps?

    Kurth, just to make sure we're on the same page. On fretted string instruments (today) we strive for equal temperament. Hence, perfect intonation means that all notes are perfectly in tune with a...
  13. Re: Gibson's Historical Mailing Address

    ...plus another early street address: 515 Harrison Court.
  14. Gibson's Historical Mailing Address

    Most of us mandolin geeks are aware of the famous "225 Parsons Street" address in Kalamazoo. Reading through Gibson literature (Spann, catalogs, The Crescendo) several other Parsons Street addresses...
  15. Replies
    2
    Views
    634

    Mike Marshall on Fiddle

    Mike had a few friends picking with him last Friday in Wuppertal Germany; great fun! Enjoy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw84SNAyzRQ
  16. Replies
    46
    Views
    2,681

    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    In the past, I asked several players, if I could check out their mandolin. I never failed to mention that "I won't scratch it". Among the players I remember well were Kevin Lynch, John Reischman,...
  17. Congrats again to you C. J., great find, and...

    Congrats again to you C. J., great find, and wonderful mandolin. (Love that pearl TR cover as a nod to dear old Bobby Osborne.)
    As for Fern Loars, neither 71628 (the Lambert F5) nor 71057 nor 73485...
  18. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,139

    Re: A little F-4 information

    I find it just as interesting that #13100 doesn't only share its FON (1663) with 13092, another three-pointer, but also with F4 #13406, which is a two-pointer. Apparently, according to the FON, they...
  19. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,367

    Re: It has finally happened (HELP!)

    175870
  20. Replies
    54
    Views
    2,787

    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I'm interested in Gibson mandolins, Gibson serial numbers and their meaning and possible interpretationm, and I find this discussion fascinating. How did Gibson go about production, numbering and...
  21. Replies
    54
    Views
    2,787

    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    This would make make sense, if Gibson started building instruments and left them on the shelves in various stages of completion. And in the case of the A2-z it would make extra sense, since it has...
  22. Replies
    54
    Views
    2,787

    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I find it interesting that all of those A2-z mandos were apparently built in 1923, except for #78974, which was built in 1924 - according to Spann. (#78977 remains uncertain.) A2-z #74987 was shipped...
  23. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,014

    Re: 'Radius" Bridge

    Okay, I admit, not all of them sag. :)
  24. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,014

    Re: 'Radius" Bridge

    I agree. But those bridges sag.
  25. Replies
    54
    Views
    2,787

    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I agree, that may well be what happened, and it really makes sense.
    Please forgive my persistency, but I still cannot understand, why this could not have happened in late 1923, as Joe Spann's list...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4