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    Re: Need help identifying please

    ....... assuming you can take the back off. On many of these, the neck is simply screwed onto the resonator and the head and its metal ring screwed into the top edge of the resonator. Effectively,...
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    Re: Drop In Tuners For 1933 Gibson A

    The problem with measuring them is likely to be being precise enough - we’re talking millimetres here. The best way to find which you have is to look at the worm gears. The teens to twenties tuners...
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    Re: Need help identifying please

    Its a mandolin-banjo or a banjo-mandolin. The zero-fret suggests that it’s European. There’s nothing unusual about the tuners “pointing down” - look at any classical guitar - this is because it has a...
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    Re: Best stage pedal for live mandolin

    Nice to see people are still discussing a topic raised by somebody who joined over nine years ago and has made only one post!
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    Re: Breedlove “Black Gold” ???

    Thanks again Ryan. I assume, because the signature is inside the instrument that, at the time, he was building rather than finishing.

    From the lack of information readily available, the "Black...
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    Re: Thomann review: From Germany to US

    Thanks, I might give them another try should there be anything I need.
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    Re: Thomann review: From Germany to US

    I’ve always been satisfied with the srvice from Thoman when importing to the UK from their German base. Since brexit, however, a single bad experience with, their shippers over tax, has discouraged...
  8. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    ..... or buy a mic(s) which will plug into the XLR sockets on the sides of the unit. https://www.thomann.de/fr/cat_GK_mi.html?shp=eyJjb3VudHJ5IjoiZnIiLCJjdXJyZW5jeSI6MiwibGFuZ3VhZ2UiOjR9&reload=1
  9. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    As Keith says, it depends what type of mic it is. If it needs to be powered the way to do this is covered on page 88 of the manual but be careful sending power to a mic that doesn’t need it could...
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    Re: 1976 Epiphone BG440

    The Ibanez one could have been the 522 model. One from 1976 is illustraeted here - http://s93105080.onlinehome.us/Ibanez-Catalogs/file.php_n=1976-6&p=&y=1976.html
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    Re: 1976 Epiphone BG440

    Same age as my old Ibanez 524. As rcc56 says, Pac-rim instruments were as good as you could get back then and I played it into the 21st century. Likely heavily built and finished. You could do...
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    Re: Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    There is, of course, a halfway house between a soundboard pickup and a magnetic one. Have you considered a Fishman bridge? They don’t sound totally like an acoustic mandolin but likely more-so than a...
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    As a frield of mine always said “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing to excess!”
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    Re: Breedlove “Black Gold” ???

    Thanks for that Ryan. It may well be “Joey” - I’ve only ever seen Angela mentioned - the photo of the signature is on my desktop (it took some taking!). Do you happen to know what Joey’s function was?
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    Re: Any ideas on what this is?

    It’s not slotted, that’s the tuner posts!
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    Breedlove “Black Gold” ???

    Any Breedlove aficionados out there who might be able to add or confirm anything about my beater?

    It’s a so-called “Black Gold” edition and I bought it an auction in 2017. The label gives...
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Even more amazing, it comes with a case!
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    Re: Djangolin, D.J. Hodson, Selmer Mandolin

    A friend of mine has a Hodson; at least I think he still has it, and, a few years ago, I borrowed it for a while. It’s a very early one and the later ones might have been better but it was definitely...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    It’s always puzzled me as to why a new instrument that appears to have been through the wars is worth more than a shiny one whereas an old instrument that looks new is worth more that one which is...
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    Re: a couple of MC related string questions

    Yes, Newtone. Anything from .008 to .119 - https://newtonestrings.com/shop/custom-string-configurator/?v=79cba1185463 - My only criticism is that their new string packets don’t fit in my old size...
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    Re: a couple of MC related string questions

    Back in the day, yes, we used to boil our guitar strings and I suppose you could do the same with mandolin strings. It does work but only for a limited period so I suspect that all we were doing was...
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    Re: Very old Gibson A-styled mandolin

    Going by the dates you describe, it sounds to me that someone between 1906 and around 1925 replaced the original tuners with a set of “Handel” tuners but fitted them the wrong way round. As rc56 says...
  23. Re: Dio Dinos Electric Greek Bouzouki looking for information

    I can see wires through the sound hole.
  24. Re: Dio Dinos Electric Greek Bouzouki looking for information

    Just because the writing inside is Greek doesn’t make it a bouzouki. From the looks of it its either a mandolin or a mandola. Which? Measure the distance from the nut to the twelfth fret and double...
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    Re: Resale Value - Mandolins from Small Builders

    I’d never heard of Will Kimble when I bought my first one. Go with what your eyes and ears tell you.
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