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    On the South Coast Craigslist:

    https://southcoast.craigslist.org/ms...634829861.html

    This is a "local buyers only" listing. So pick it up for yourself, or send me a PM if you want to be my proxy buyer and earn a little something ($50? Some strings or spare mandolin parts? CDs? Fretboard Journals? My undying gratitude?).
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    Am I missing something or did they not state a price?
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    It says "BO," which I pray means "best offer."
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    Cool. Wish I was in the area. I'm certain I could provide BO. Seriously though, that's a neat mandolin.
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    Here's Eddie Peabody having some fun with one of these (and other Vegas).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Here's Eddie Peabody having some fun with one of these (and other Vegas).
    "And here is Eddie Playbody to pee for you, I mean Eddie Peabody to play for you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Moss View Post
    Am I missing something or did they not state a price?
    It says $500 in the tittle line. Below it says or best offer.
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    They want too much for that doubleneck I got mine new for half that
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Here's Eddie Peabody having some fun with one of these (and other Vegas).
    Just makes you crave a “Trader Vic” Mai Tai doesn’t it?
    Great video!
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    Well, I bought it ...

    Turns out to have a repaired headstock break (including a nice big screw through the back of the headstock), and the pickup doesn't work. Eep. Dangers of long-distance CL transactions.

    It is probably worth what I paid for it, as a project. Definitely not the bargain of the century.

    Must find someone brave enough to pull that horseshoe pickup out and get 'er working again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Well, I bought it ...

    Turns out to have a repaired headstock break (including a nice big screw through the back of the headstock), and the pickup doesn't work. Eep. Dangers of long-distance CL transactions.

    It is probably worth what I paid for it, as a project. Definitely not the bargain of the century.

    Must find someone brave enough to pull that horseshoe pickup out and get 'er working again.
    Maybe Curtis Novak? If you want to keep it local, maybe he can make a suggestion.

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    Curtis Novak is near San Diego. I'm in Seattle.

    It does need a piece of binding reglued, or perhaps all the binding redone ...
    Thought perhaps I could get Jason Lollar (he's local) to work on the pickup.
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    I would wire the pickup hot without any volume and tone controls in the circuit first to determine wither it is the pickup or something else. Other components will usually fail before a pickup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    I would wire the pickup hot without any volume and tone controls in the circuit first to determine wither it is the pickup or something else. Other components will usually fail before a pickup.
    Right. Pickups are just a big coil of wire and rarely go wrong (though you can get breaks or shorts in the wires - easy to check with a meter). Anything with a moving part, especially the pots are much more prone to breakage, and thankfully much easier to replace.

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    Remember when soldering around a pickup never use a soldering gun, they are an electrical magnet and will demagnetize your pickup. Use a pencil iron, it doesn't need to have a lot of watts.
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    Well, there's something rattling around inside the mandolin, so it could be that one of the connecting wires between pickup and pots has come loose. I know nothing of soldering, so I will have to entrust this to someone more experienced than myself.

    This mandolin has no removable back panel, so the pickup assembly will have to be pulled no matter what.
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