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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    This is stolen from another joke:

    There's a fine line between playing the banjo and not being able to play at all.
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    Now Mike, that's the last straw!

    News Flash, members of Mandolin Cafe banned from Olive Garden.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    My Rigel A ( a recent find) is my current favorite A model.
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    Re: Futura Mandolin, anyone heard of one?

    This one is new to me. It looks very nice. Can you tell us how you came about to buy it? How does it sound and play?
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    Re: Question about glue

    Do you buy it made up like what StewMac offers?
    https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Glues_and_Adhesives/Glues/Wood_Glues/StewMac_Fish_Glue.html

    Or do you have to make up your own?
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  6. Re: Non-mandolin question (electric guitar)

    A tele is a good suggestion. Here's one I built, I call it the cowcaster, lol!
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    I used to own a black top MT, I called it my poor man's Tim O model, lol! Later I was fortunate to get a MF5 that I still own and love, I had to sell the MT to accumulate funds to do so. I was again...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Pete and playing one of his mandolins - two good experiences!
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    Re: Rigel on Ebay

    Mike, A R-100?, that looks like fun. A G110 should be in my arsenal, lol! I do like the look. I wish my Rigel had the built in pickup just to explore. I could see situations where a pickup might...
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    Re: Gibson A-50

    Mike,
    I've used Frank Ford's method quite a bit and it works like a charm.
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    Re: Rigel on Ebay

    Mike,
    I'm a little surprised that it went as low as it did. Perhaps it appeals to less folks being a little (a lot!) not traditional. You're right about the bridge being ugly. I believe that is...
  12. Thread: Only 20k

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    Re: Only 20k

    The listing is a lesson in how to increase the value of an instrument, just add a hubcap!
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    Re: Mandolin of unknown origin

    Is it just me or does that sound hole look like Garth Brook's guitar, lol?!
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    Greg, sorry to hear about your situation. I remember seeing the Bacon, it had/has the unconventional headstock shape, the completed price was low enough for a gamble. I suspect the seller was hoping...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Haven't posted anything in a while. Here's Lauren Price Napier (from the Price Sisters).
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    I've done well with certain pieces on Mandolin Cafe and am happy to donate. I have done well locally with facebook marketplace and some of the other fb selling sites. I'm often approached by friends...
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    Rigel on Ebay

    Spotted this little Rigel on Ebay the other day. Might end up being a good buy. I recently picked up one myself and am pretty happy with it. Off topic slightly but I wonder if the licensed Gold Tone...
  18. Re: Zacro - Your First Name in Pick Retrieval

    I've always had success with the pencil method (I invented it until someone tells me otherwise, lol!), I get the pick located opposite the sound-hole, I then hold it in place with the erasure end of...
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    Re: How do you install an endpin?

    I once cut off the end of a button, drilled it, and attached to a guitar neck, I also put a pearl button in to cover the screw. I later noticed StewMac had them, would have save me work. I'm sorry to...
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    Re: 1940s/50s Flat Top US Made

    Here is a mice mandolin that I used to own. It's a Scutt style Harmony mandolin that had an enlarged F-hole courtesy of a mouse, lol! I guess someone should have kept a rattlesnake rattle in it!
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    Re: Vintage Mandolin Headquarters

    I first met Charles at the Philly Guitar show when I lived near there. I've bought 2 mandolins from him. I even made a 6 plus hour treck back to Philly (guitar show) and bought my 2nd from him....
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    2 questions: are octave strings available with ball ends? I notice some mandolin strings have been added to the Players Circle program to purchase with accumulated points. Would EJ74's be a string...
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    Re: Finished at last

    Beauty! I love the oval hole and rosette.
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    Re: Not mine.....is this bad?

    Wouldn't the correct way to repair this (assuming it was worth enough to repair) be to remove the neck and remaining heel, then glue them together before gluing the neck back in?
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    Re: Looking for info

    I too hope it plays and sounds good for you. You can tell folks it's a "poor man's Collings", lol!
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