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    Re: crack in top, F model

    Why do repairman usually say to humidify first? It seems like if you humidify first it closes the crack making it hard to get glue into it. It would seem better to glue the crack first then...
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    Re: A request of builders

    Richard
    Most of the things John is describing can be found by simply playing each note at each fret on all the strings. There will be buzzes or notes that do not play. If the builder is too much...
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    Re: A request of builders

    Thank you John
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    Re: A request of builders

    John
    What specific problems have you had to correct in the fretwork? Uneven frets, poorly crowned, no polished, action too high or something else?

    thank you
  5. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    I recently purchased some wood from Steve Weill. He really does not do internet much. If you give him a phone call he responds and is really good to talk to. His phone number is on his website and...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    Here are pictures of silking on a Breedlove guitar.

    180465180466180467180468
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    Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    I wouldn't worry too much. It is just a glitch. These things happen. Now if it were a banjo it could be a very serious symptom.
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    Re: Get Up John and tuning

    Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking that as long as I am retuning a mandolin to learn Get Up John that I could pick up something else at the same time.
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    Re: 1934 Rickenbacker Tenor

    In the ad they claim it is all original. Hmmmm.
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    Get Up John and tuning

    Are there any other songs, aside from Get Up John, Monroe or anyone else did in the Get Up John tuning?
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    In the booklet with the cd it says they have a Gold Tone Bass Banjo, as well as the Cello Banjo, and used it on one cut. I am not positive in the concert.
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Bela has one. When I heard him play play with Abigail a couple of years ago he brought it along and it is on their first duo cd on at least one cut. When I heard him and Abigail they played 2 1/2...
  13. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    My only disappointments have been not seeing Homer and Jethro and minimal mention of the Delmore Brothers. I believe it was Hank Williams said "You have not made it in Nashville till your song has...
  14. Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    It possibly could look like this famous example.
    180056

    Satan is real but I doubt a Pava F5 Satan mandolin is.
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    Re: One more banjo question

    It sounds rather fishy to me but is that know as BASS(Banjo Acquisition Super Syndrome)?
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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    Better than matched, pearl handled six shooters.
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    Re: Old Gibson A mandolin copy?

    In 1972 I paid 4 dollars at the university fieldhouse to see Commander Cody followed by Earl Scruggs Revue followed by the Byrds with Clarence White playing lead and an acoustic set in the middle. ...
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    Re: Cracked banjo headstock

    Just by chance did this happen in an attack on a bronze bull statue in New York?
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    You are allowed to keep one string in your shirt pocket.
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    Re: Marty Stuart Mandolin Solo

    After his time with Nashville Grass Marty toured with Doc Watson in the late 1970s till 1980. The first time I saw Doc was from the end of the last tour though Marty Stuart was not nearly so well...
  21. Thread: Cracked Bridge

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    Re: Cracked Bridge

    If you get a new bridge you should fit the bridge to the top by sanding it carefully against the top. The bridge is usable as purchased but fitting it will make a world of difference in the sound. ...
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    Re: Big Muddy has fret buzz?

    His are flattop mandolins. Flattop mandolins generally do not have adjustable bridges because the neck angle and string height do not allow room for it. Much like on guitars where flattop acoustic...
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    Tell her she is lucky you did not have it insured because the insurance company would have paid you and come after her with their lawyers for the full cost plus punitive damages because of her...
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    Re: Altering Original Tempo

    Listen to Bluegrass Stomp on Doc and Dawg then to Bill's version. The one on Doc and Dawg is quite a bit more relaxed in tempo.

    Then listen to Soldier's Joy or Sweet Georgia Brown on Doc and...
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    Re: I know that tune... um... how's it go again?

    Everyone gets crossed up now and then on fiddle tunes.

    I have difficulty between Cherokee Shuffle and Big Sciota particularly and sometimes Salt Creek. It is really difficult if you just played...
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