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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Great job! This has been a very fun thread to follow and it’s nice to see an instrument brought back to life. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    And they were probably mostly guitar, uke, and banjo players using an earlier version of this fine publication:

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    And probably playing & singing something like this:

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    Re: Bluebell Polka

    Fun little tune. Nice job. And nice looking prickly pear flowers for the visuals.

    As a schottische, which (I think) is popular with German decedents in central Texas, I figured the name was in...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Hawkeye - Thanks for keeping us updated on your repair of this Harmony 410. As an instrument that has survived nearly 80 years, it deserves to be restored so it can continue to make music and last...
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Unlike their guitars, Harmony seemed not to date their mandolins; however, there were changes to design features that are useful in estimating the age of a particular instrument. I looked into this...
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    Cool Banjo Physics

    I got this link in a recent issue of New Scientist: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/

    There’s a professor at CalTech who’s been looking into how sound is produced and transmitted in banjos. A...
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    This isn’t vintage, but it is cool. The headstock on my Phil Crump OM, which incorporates his initials and a cool floral design. As a botanist, I like it. Phil also has a botanical degree.
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  8. Re: Which Stradolins are best to look for?

    Or one like mine! Since they were sold by Monkey Wards, there should be a fair number out there. Have faith and one will enter your orbit.
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Here’s a close-up of the sycamore (Platanus racemosa) armrest.
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    I recently started using armrests on my mandolins. I like them. My first was a nice ebony McClung that looks great on my black Weber traditional. I’ve made two (so far) of my own out of California...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    I have a Weber Sweet Pea which I plan to take backpacking and on river trips. The tone is not as rich as my “normal” Weber mandolin, but it’s great for what it is and the Sweet Pea is way, way cooler...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Wonderful acquisitions, Sue. As someone with a serious case of GAS/MAS, it’s probably good that I don’t live closer to Nebraska. I’m kinda lusting after the Gibson mandobass currently listed in the...
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    Re: It Made the Mandolin Sound Better

    Thanks for the link Catmandu2 - A very interesting read. I didn’t realize guitar players were so cerebral! In regards to our thread’s topic, I’ve found it fun to occasionally use Cannabis and mess...
  14. Re: Definition of a good mandolin player’s spouse

    For all of you who still have your spouses, please take the time to show how much you appreciate them, even if they sometimes look askance at your mandolin addiction. I lost my wife to breast cancer...
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    As a long-time guitar player (mostly fingerstyle) and now a mandolin aficionado, I’ve found the solution to dealing with the different neck sizes is to purchase, besides the diminutive mandolin, is a...
  16. Re: Modern case options for teens Gibson A models

    I also got a Superior fiberglass case for my 1919 A3, in white, to match my whiteface Gibson. I had to push the front neck support down a little to make it fit, but that turned out to be pretty easy...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    I’m definitely more of the monkey mind/serendipitous type of collector/accumulator. I’ve had GAS for years, which seems to have morphed into a pretty serious case of MAS. It’s amazing was pops up at...
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    Re: Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    I actually live in Bakersfield, but not being a fan of bluegrass, have not attended the 48; however, I can recommend a few things about the city (primarily downtown area near the 48 venue):

    Front...
  19. Re: 1939 Regal Custom Mandolin- Carved Top- Two Point- Oval Hole

    I have a Regal mandola that I traded a banjo for many years ago. I was told it was a mandolin and at the time didn't know any better. It has no label or any other markings, but I was able to ID it...
  20. Re: Odd Oscar Schmidt 12 string (four courses) mandolin

    I have a Mexican instrument called a tricordia that has 12 strings in 4 courses, tuned in unison. It has a deep body and I believe that it is used more as a rhythm instrument. I picked it up at a...
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