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  1. Re: Judge throws out Gibson's claim that Dean is in contempt of c

    Sounds like the motion for contempt was mooted by the parties actions/resolution outside of court, so the dismissal is not surprising.

    More importantly, I've seen Bill's flowerpot inlay before,...
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    Re: Spring Reverbarator---1901

    Well, there's this: https://www.aspri.com/

    Not the same as the patented device, but it seems to use springs and provide some reverb. It is for guitar, and seems to couple to the bridge saddle...
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    Re: Seagull deterrent techniques?

    maxr:

    Two other things: First, if you have thick or dry calluses, they may squeak more. I use Climb On lotion bars in the winter for dry hands, and it keeps playing calluses supple without...
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    Re: Seagull deterrent techniques?

    Not quite sure what you are referring to. String squeak on round wound strings?

    String lube like Fast Fret, or coated strings or flatwounds might help, although I don't like flatwounds on...
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    Well said. My sentiments as well.

    There are many things that can happen to various instruments, and coverage varies. Those with vintage or custom instruments that cannot be or are not easily...
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    Yes, I have all my instruments insured through Heritage. I am less worried about theft than I am damage or loss as a result of a fire, water damage or storm damage to the house. I could probably pay...
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    Re: What is that little instrument?

    I always thought Byrne was insightful...
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    Re: What is that little instrument?

    I was once asked if I was "playing a little banjo." I replied I would prefer as little banjo as possible.
  9. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    Started out with rounded ones, and really liked the Wegens, but switched a while back to the triangles with the slightly rounded points. They seem to articulate better, although it takes a bit of...
  10. Re: My latest build: A Mandocello/Liuto Cantabile/Cittern hybrid

    WOW!

    So intricate, and so beautiful!
  11. Re: My latest build: A Mandocello/Liuto Cantabile/Cittern hybrid

    Another beautiful instrument from your hands. Is it tuned C-G-D-A-E?
  12. Re: Roadie 2 or Roadie 3 Automatic Tuner and Winder

    I am often amazed at the data some apps collect that has nothing to do with what the app is supposed to do. Like collecting location, or wanting access to contacts, or the ability to use the camera....
  13. Re: Roadie 2 or Roadie 3 Automatic Tuner and Winder

    Dunno, I seem to recall that the problem with the Gibson tuners was the weight, the cost and that they were a special item that not a lot of folks wanted, but Gibson was pushing them nonetheless.
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  14. Re: Roadie 2 or Roadie 3 Automatic Tuner and Winder

    Hmm, might be interesting for those of us with arthritis or other finger/thumb joint issues.

    Although, I have to say, I am getting a little tired of gadgets that have to link to a phone app. They...
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    Re: Homemade Tuning Peg Tool

    Yeah, me too, if the price were reasonable. I am mostly OK with larger guitar tuner buttons for right now, but the smaller mandolin buttons are a problem. Now, if it had the "crossways" slots that...
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    Re: Homemade Tuning Peg Tool

    I like it! As a fellow arthritis sufferer, I would love to have one, but my woodworking skills, such as they are (not), are probably too rudimentary for success.

    Cool idea!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Really liking 1, 2 & 4.
  18. Re: Dose anyone know anything about this mandolin or its value

    Also our reliance on the spellchecker and/or autocorrect features. Or, as my loving and long-suffering spouse and I call it, "auto-incorrect." 🤷🏻

    Carry on.
  19. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Those of us who have Old Wave instruments can attest to the genius of Mr. Bussmann. 😸
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    Re: Ever wonder?

    Well, I was thinking it was the dulcimer being insulted.......:whistling:
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    Re: Ever wonder?

    Admittedly off-topic, but last night on Jeopardy, the answer was a picture of an Appalachian (a/k/a mountain a/k/a lap) dulcimer, and one contestant's answer was "What is a banjo?" I nearly...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Bill!

    Glad to see you here again!

    What's the back on the Sandia Spruce?

    I don't need another Old Wave......or do I?
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    Re: Need advice between two guitars.

    Well, they both have solid tops and laminated sides & back. If the specs I saw online are correct, they both are 1 11/16 at the nut, which is pretty standard, although many folks (me included) prefer...
  24. Re: Anyone tried this mandolin-friendly guitar tuning?

    A tuning that Joni Mitchell used a lot is CGDGBD. See "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire," "Don't Interrupt the Sorrow" and others. I read somewhere that her use of the tuning was inspired by a...
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    Re: Travelling With Mandolin

    You don't say how far you're traveling, but given the small size of a mando, and the large overheads and plenty of under-seat storage on Amtrak cars that I've been on, I don't see a reason to risk...
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