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  1. Thread: Goodwill Gibson A

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    Re: Goodwill Gibson A

    Yup!
  2. Re: Need a soft case for an oddly-shaped octave mandolin

    Taylor Baby gig bag is my go to for stuff like this. The earlier ones are slightly better than the newer ones. Nicely made and padded.
    Intended Guitar Type: Baby Taylor
    Int Overall Length: 34.5"...
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    Re: CGDA tuning on Mandolin?

    Yes Sir!
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    Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Agree totally with this. What I have found is similar. I go back to a tune I really like but haven't played in awhile. Breeze through it....then slowly take it back apart and try to make every...
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    Re: CGDA tuning on Mandolin?

    I went back into my notes.....I wound up using the D'Daddario J72 mandola set in the end. 14/23/36/49. The pressures were 21#/24#/24#/22# per string respectively (I do not recollect which...
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    Re: CGDA tuning on Mandolin?

    Yes, you can redo the mandolin as a mandola. No you are not going to increase the loads on the neck by anything appreciable. You are still using the same strings and pressures on six of the...
  7. Thread: 2020 Coall mandola

    by ajh
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    Re: 2020 Coall mandola

    Very nice tone!
  8. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    Play as many as you can. You will know it when you hear it. Very, very clearly.
  9. Thread: New Tenor

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    Re: New Tenor

    Very, very nice!
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Ok...where do you put the obvious indicators that it is a copy? Why the fake label with Loar's signature....for what reason is that? Yes, you are a craftsman and I respect that aspect and believe...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    You kind of miss the point. But carry on.....
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    ....then I guess it would be ok for me to start building and putting Vessel on the headstock and a copy of his sticker on the inside?
  13. Re: What is Today the best Tenor guitar between 500$ => under 100

    Dang....I REALLY did not need to see that. I had asked Mule if they would consider it a couple years ago. They said no so I let it go. Until now. Jeeeez.
  14. Re: Lowering Insert (Saddle) on Non-Adjustable Bridge

    Been struggling to stay away from this one. This is all premised on the old mating surfaces being perfectly matched. Perfectly. One imperfection in either mating surface throws the whole thing off....
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    Re: Are tenor guitars slightly evil?

    I started off playing guitar horribly for ten years...picking it up at 40. Then (long, strange story) picked up mandolin but always disliked the high e's as I did not play BG. Finally cut off the...
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    Re: Amazing Mandola Alert

    I have visited Fiddlers Green and played that instrument the last three times I was in Austin.....and cringed every time leaving without it. Just too pricey for me. Am glad it found an appreciative...
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    A lot of the time I will work out my own charts to get efficient fingerings. My first lessons, years ago, were with Peter Ostroushko.....he really emphasized bass line chromatics. That lead to my...
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    Re: Is this really worth $70k?

    That said....hold my beer and watch this.
  19. Re: Should I consider a very early B.R.W. (Ben Wilcox)?

    For anything over 500 (regardless of maker) my take would be: No trial period.....NO sale. That would be a deal breaker.
  20. Thread: What is MAS?

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    Re: What is MAS?

    The first rule of MAS is to never mention M@%....
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    Re: Red Henry Maple Bridge

    You can go down a very long rabbit hole on this one.... and you will fatigue your ears even more quickly than you will fatigue your fingers (by restringing) with the unlimited number of possible...
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    Re: Building an electric tenor...

    https://www.cbgitty.com/search.php?search_query=bridge&section=product
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    I use one of the cheapies and like it fine. One thing you can do to prevent digging into your fingerboard is to get some cheap drafters erasing templates. Thin sheets of metal with slots precut. ...
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    Re: Garcia guitar Grisman mandolin

    Fantastic stuff!
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    Re: Leather Calton Case Cover

    We do it....because we can. No justification required.
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