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    Re: Atlanta Mandolin Luthiers

    You could ask the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra: https://www.atlantamandolins.com/

    They surely know able luthiers.
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    Regal-made Blue Comet resonator mando

    Check out this Blue Comet on Craigslist:

    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg/d/portland-vintage-1932-blue-comet/7260017817.html

    In pre-Covid days, I would have asked if I could play it. ...
  3. Re: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?

    I would think twice before gluing a bridge to the top.
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    Re: Looking for Luthier in central Illinois

    You could ask the Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra, which is based in Bloomington/Normal: https://www.facebook.com/Orpheus-Mandolin-Orchestra-887327961344614/
  5. Re: Another really weird hybrid -- a "cigar box mandolin"

    Sorry about my posts. I figured one click on the links I provided would make everything instantly obvious. I now promise to explain better.

    But back to this instrument, the seller apparently...
  6. Another really weird hybrid -- a "cigar box mandolin"

    https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/msg/d/underwood-cigar-box-mandolin-string/7256808488.html

    Again, I have to ask WHY?!
  7. Proof that a mandolin and a ukulele made offspring together

    Looks like a mandolin, sort of. Strung like a uke, I guess. The first question has to be WHY?

    https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/msg/d/vancouver-mandolina/7256602034.html
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    Hear, hear!
  9. Re: Changing Keys in a Song...Can Someone Help Me Understand it?

    Here's a quick way to transpose to another key:

    http://www.logue.net/xp/
  10. Re: New Superior CD1521 Mandolin case Strong Chemical Smell

    Good call. Some adhesives give off a formaldehyde smell. Open air should take care of it.
  11. Re: Turning an acoustic into a (semi) solid body electric?

    My own daydream on the question: Violins have sound posts. I wonder what installing one in a mandolin would do for the sound.
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    Re: Main Strength

    That's really beautiful. I'm glad you have such good memories of your grandparents.
  13. Re: Robert godin receives the order of canada

    The beer is a nice touch!
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    The Ingles SA20 adjustable violin stand works really well for all mandolins except bowlbacks:
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    Re: looking for Luthier near Atlanta, GA

    You could ask the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra: https://www.atlantamandolins.com/
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    Re: Mildewed Instruments

    Tea oil often is recommended to kill mold and mildew. So about 8 years ago, after I bought a 1914 Gibson A too long in a closed case, I decided to give tea oil a try. I stuffed 100 teabags into the...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I bought an old Geib case through the Mandolin Cafe classifieds -- $200, I believe. After I cleaned it up, I was good to go.
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    Re: Guitar Center

    Any time a paid staff member knows less than I do after my brief research, I take it as a clue to leave. I'd say you made the right decision.
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    Re: Repairer recommendation required

    You could ask someone with

    -- London Mandolin Orchestra: https://www.facebook.com/London-Mandolin-Orchestra-97999609916/

    -- London Mandolin Ensemble: http://www.londonmandolinensemble.org.uk/...
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    Re: Minuscule mandolin on eBay UK

    More like a mandolin-shaped ukulele?
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    Re: Repair tech in Sarasota, FL?

    Someone with the Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra might have a lead:

    http://www.sarasotamandolinorchestra.com/contact
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    After Blue Chip, my next-favorite are casein picks made by Red Bear. They behave quite a bit like tortoise shell (I have one old tortoise shell pick stashed. Don't tell anybody).
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I own -- and play -- a 1914 Gibson A, a 1921 Bacon Artist and a 1925 Washburn/Lyon & Healy Style A Professional. I wouldn't trade any for an F.
  24. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    Have you contacted StewMac or Amazon to raise these valid-sounding issues?
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I bought a Polytune a couple years ago and find it much more accurate than a Snark:
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