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    The problem I’d have is if it had pockets I fill them with more junk I really don’t need!
    Have we started St. Patricks day Festivities a little early? This smacks of late night, tail end of the...
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    by maxr
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    Case credibility here in UK is having it look like you did 10,000 gigs, with half torn off stickers for bands that split in 1975 and festivals that went under years ago. I think some people take the...
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    Re: Cases and covers

    There’s a very simple answer to this problem. Move to the UK. In nearly 50 years of mandolin playing, I have yet to come across a mandolin case cover.
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    Don, That is hilarious! You made my day!
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    Re: Cases and covers

    I buy a quality instrument that i can't afford to replace. For which i buy a quality case that i can't afford to replace. For which i buy a case cover to protect the lot.
    Ryk
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    Re: Cases and covers

    my thoughts exactly!

    Here's my case and case cover...love them both!

    https://i.imgur.com/QbUQd9sl.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/OifUkYvl.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/zkvHKQ6l.jpg
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    No, no, no, no -- the case cover is soft and easily torn. Don't cover it with something equally soft and fragile. You need something hard and durable. Thus you need a case cover case. (which might...
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    Re: Cases and covers

    Ah, the perennial CCC (Case Cover Critique/Complaint).

    My annual reply:

    1. Provides environmental/weather protection (temp changes, precipitation, etc)

    2. Much more comfortable for...
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    Re: Screw hole in veneer to big

    I like the idea of gluing just the screw head on it and letting the top screw hold it in place (if it lies flat and is tight enough). Here's one I own that it only secured by the top screw and it...
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    Re: Help please!!!! Messed up pretty bad

    Rather than buying him a replacement Mitchell ($180), you could give him say $150 and he can decide whether to buy another Mitchell or use the money towards an upgrade.
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    This is a very interesting discussion, thank you! I have recently acquired a Weber Bitterroot F octave with a 20" scale length. The G string using D'Addario EJ-80 OM strings simply do not sound...
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    Re: Question about CA glue

    I was able to slice it off with a razor blade with minimal damage to the finish. Thanks to all who posted advice.
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    Re: What’s going on with my finish? (NMC)

    Same finish but in satin, which is the same finish they use on the necks of most Standard Series guitars.
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    Re: What’s going on with my finish? (NMC)

    Hey Don, sorry to hear about this problem and I sure hope you can resolve it. Have you thought about contacting Martin directly to ask whether it is a problem they are aware of and if so, how to fix...
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    Re: What’s going on with my finish? (NMC)

    Many years ago when I owned my 24 F4 I took it out for a gig (remember those?). When I opened the case there was a small puddle of condensation on top of the mandolin. I wiped it off but saw a...
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    Re: What’s going on with my finish? (NMC)

    CAB is biodegradeable and mold can grow in nice circles, but unknowns are many. Additives to the coating, something breathed onto the bare wood, some topcoat of wax +++. You’re not likely to identify...
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    Re: What’s going on with my finish? (NMC)

    They used a C.A.B. (cellulose acetate butyrate) on gloss top guitars and full satin necks at the time, still do actually. They don't use "poly" finish on any guitars, other than the older Sigmas...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    Perhaps the builder obtained the giraffe femur pre cites ban and is using existing stock. I feel it is totally appropriate to inquire about whether it was sustainably harvested or not.

    Seems that...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    There's this magical tool on the internet called Google that can often reveal all... Surely not everyone thought this was going to be some kind of secret.

    Not hard to figure out at least one...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    The first question occurring to me is What Are the Properties of Giraffe Bone that Make It a Desirable Nut Material? - and frankly, I guess there are none, which makes any other question about it...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    Why the hip-hopping, flip-flopping, nit picking, Earl-bobbing dingadong stabby-wabby would anyone use giraffe bone? If a builder was advertising using it, the question shouldn't be if t was ethically...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    This triggered an old memory.
    I lived in India for many years, and one day in Old Delhi found myself in a dilapidated Raj-Era shop that you could tell was once a going concern when selling carved...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    Since the animals are in danger of extinction, I would not use the material or buy any instrument containing the material under any circumstances, whether it was documented or not.

    While I do not...
  24. Thread: Harp guy?

    by Greg Mirken
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    Re: Harp guy?

    Are we talking about a pedal harp or a lever [Irish type] instrument? It's crazy expensive to ship harps.
    What is your level of repair experience? I have done lots of work on Irish harps, and much...
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    Re: What Mandolin Did I Get From the Thriftstore?

    The Ernie Ball #2067 "Light" set that Carsten asked about actually is an extra light set: .009, .013, .022, .034. This info comes direct from the Ernie Ball website. They call their 10-14-24-36...
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