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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Here's an article. I was thinking that an "Ozone Chamber" treatment might help. It seems it still needs another step besides this. I'd Get some advice from a mold remediation pro. They may have...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    When I bought my Mandolin new, I bought it for what it sounded like then, and I advise anyone to do the same. I did expect some changes from a new mandolin in the store. In the store new it was in...
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    Re: Identify a Kentucky KM-1000

    My KM-1000 serial number is 212 09, purchased in '84 I don't think mine had the outlined truss rod cover, but I put a pearl one on it for years. But that is a very interesting point.

    fun how...
  4. Re: Bridge angle to fingerboard or top ? Arching

    Thank you for the excellent replies. I've tried fitting a bridge before and I WON"T be trying it on this one. If I owned it I wold have someone fix this into an upright position at least. It leans...
  5. Re: Bridge angle to fingerboard or top ? Arching

    Usually when I reset my bridge on the Gibson, I kinda look at the rim and set it perpendicular to that as you say. With this arching, that would seem to make the bridge "cut in" to the top on the...
  6. Bridge angle to fingerboard or top ? Arching

    I've got a mandolin on loan for a while. It's a fairly well known maker. This one has arching that peaks behind the bridge. (My normal modern Gibson bridge sits rather on top of the arch, so I'm...
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    1. Try a round edge pick or the round edge of a standard fender heavy pick, (or ex heavy) play with the loose grip. Play around with your grip too.
    I used to like D'Addario delrin picks for...
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    Re: Identify a Kentucky KM-1000

    Blue interior of the case, I assume. Was the interior crushed velvet or velour? I've seen some I thought were later 80s that had velour. Also as long as those inlays look exactly like the pics in...
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    So consider what kind of answers you are going to get here. Everybody here has a different mandolin,along with the pride and prejudice of owning each one. There can be many factors that go into a...
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    Re: Buzz Busby

    Here's the BU cover I ran across that relates to this. I didn't see any date for the mandolin. Perhaps a mandolin detective can narrow it down better?
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    I was just about to start a tread about interest in the Gibson A model. It seems to me that they are a real bargain. I have a beater Gibson A model and it is a really good mandolin. It plays...
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    Re: How do you get better at the mandolin?

    Almost 10 years since the original post! Someone PM the original poster to comment. Did he get better?
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    Re: Identify a Kentucky KM-1000

    Always a pet subject of mine. I don't remember the year they really started making these. The earlier KM-1000 models all seem to have that "K" without the tail, and they appear in the...
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    Re: Changes in Neck Relief

    That could have used some editing.
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    Re: Changes in Neck Reliea

    Iíve read articles in the last few years about Over Humidification in the last tree years. Google that. You appear to live in east Texas. Somewhat similar to here in NW Florida. So I would think...
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    Re: Season's Greeting from Big Mon

    I needed that
  17. Re: Who is left of the 1st generation bluegrassers?

    A rare proud moment in my membership here.
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    Re: Was Bill Monroe The First?

    Tom Ewing's new Bill Monroe biography is a great resource for these kind of questions. Including: his purchase date of the mandolin, the several dates of when his mandolin was worked on, (neck...
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    Re: "The Kentucky" vs. "Kentucky"

    A photo of the headstock will tell a lot. The inlays can give hints as to when and where it was made. Does it have the country it was made in on it? Label styles may also tell or give hints.
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    post hurricane blues

    We are sitting around in the light of flashlights and lanterns. I took out the mandolin for the second time since the hurricane hit. Broke a string and put it away. Too tired to change it after...
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    Re: The bible of monroe is released by tom ewing

    "Got mine, I enjoy these types of books but I'll have to work at it. Amazing amount of bibliography.
  22. Thread: Gibson A5L

    by GTison
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    Re: Gibson A5L

    He could have built some A5Ls. He DID build some F5Ls, in the late 80s or very early 90s. I saw him working on them at the Jemmison Alabama festival back then. I don't know who signed them.
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    Re: Tuners and frets Gibson A-Mandolin

    I've seen plenty of modern, new, unbound necks with visible fret slots under the frets. If that paint is not sticky I might would leave that too for now.

    Consider what the the whole repair back...
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    Re: Removing frets without damaging fretboard

    Im no luthier but, I wouldn't put any oil on it until I finished the job as a fingerboard treatment. Oil seems like it would prevent any repairs from being made to the chip outs. No glue I can...
  25. Thread: Nut slot lube

    by GTison
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    Re: Nut slot lube

    I wanted to try some and I ordered D'Addario Lubrikit friction remover. Mine came in incomplete from amazon. But the grease smelled and looked like petroleum jelly. So I made my own "kit" with a...
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