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    Re: External jacks on resos?

    I had one of those on my old Ibanez - ‘bout 25 years ago, attached to a Fishman pickup. Problem was that it kept dropping off.

    The problem was that the top/bottom of the Ibanez met the sides at...
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    Re: 1914/15 Gibson A

    Yes, may well do but I doubt they’d tell me who they sold it to or from whom they acquired it.

    The instrument eventually washed up in the UK and I bought it, sans signature, ten or more years ago....
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    1914/15 Gibson A

    Does anyone out there recognise this http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/23871

    I’d like to trace its history and, being so distinctive (pickup and signature), somebody out there must...
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    Re: Feeling Octave Mando

    “Cheap” and “octave mandolin” are something of an oxymoron if you’re going to find something you’re likely to be happy with. As from today, you’ll also have to buy sight unseen as every shop will be...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    The old chestnut. Many will tell you of their experiences of the sound new instruments improving as they are played and age (a posteriori) whilst many will claim that it doesn’t happen because you...
  6. Thread: Eric Weissberg

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    Eric Weissberg

    Seems to have been missed but Iím told that Eric Weissberg died yesterday (22 March).
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    Re: What is it? UK auction.

    Auctioneer’s estimate £40 - £60. Current bid £240. Auction isn’t until the 23rd.
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    Graphic or parametric?
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    Re: Old Levin, strings with green felt slugs

    I remember guitar strings like that gradually dying out in the 1960s and suspect that the ones you have are ready to be changed!

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: What is it? UK auction.

    That’s the one (I’ve done nothing to the link) difficult/impossible for me to post actual photos as I’m on an iPad.

    Simply thought people would be interested. Personally I’ve never seen anything...
  11. Thread: Musician quotes

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    Re: Musician quotes

    1) Jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor, asked his “roadie” to come on stage to sort out his amp at the beginning of his second set. Whilst the roadie is fiddling away, Martin says to the audience “This lad...
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    What is it? UK auction.

    Hmmmmm...... https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/l-s-smellie-and-sons-ltd/catalogue-id-srls10212/lot-cfb7e550-f86c-4de9-915c-ab7a00fdb753 - discuss!
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    Mandolins go to sleep. A posteriori.
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    Re: Samick acoustic guitar

    I remember Paul Brady playing one - about the same time I had mine - plus an old Hagstrom 12 string guitar with the most impossible action!
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    Re: Samick acoustic guitar

    FG180? Bought mine circa.1970. Cost £37-10s. Sold it for £65 some years later. Wish I still had it. The mate I sold it to propped it against the wall in a folk club, somebody tripped over it and...
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    I saw the programme and the bloke that owned it also had a photograph of George Harrison standing amongst a collection of instruments including the one in question.

    A luthier mate of mine once...
  17. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    The late great Victor Borge once told the story of a man he met at an airport who said that he wished he’d brought his piano with him. When the man’s wife asked him why he said it was because he’d...
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    Re: Ebay: maple top mandolin

    To be fair to the seller, it does but it’s really a shadow.
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    Re: Emulation v circuitry

    I’ve been looking at the Iridium pedal by Strymon (it features in the February edition of Guitarist magazine). I’d been thinking of replacing my aging ‘72 Fender Vibrochamp with something more...
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    Re: New member saying Hi

    Not surprised the flimsy record is missing, that book was published 47 years ago and my copy (bought new) is nearly that old!
  21. Thread: electric hum

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    Re: electric hum

    Good idea. It won’t do any harm even if that’s not the problem and one can should last most people a lifetime. I bought a can of Sevisol over 30 years ago - if only I could remember where I put it...
  22. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    Do harpists regularly change their strings? At $500 or so for a full set of 47, I doubt if it happens that often.
  23. Thread: electric hum

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    Re: electric hum

    Likely to be socket corrosion - either in the guitar or the amp. Plug something in once and the corrosion gives you a bad earth, which causes hum and a decreased signal. The corrosion will likely...
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    Re: Ebay: maple top mandolin

    Shouldn’t this really be in the “worst scroll” thread?
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    Re: Help with identifying mandolin

    Unfortunately, I’m on the opposite side of the Peak District otherwise I’d have called in and given it the once over for you.
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