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    Re: Help a Newbie identify a banjo!

    FWIW a 5 pin 'no knot' tailpiece can even trap ball end guitar strings in the 4 gaps between pins , or put 4 loop ends over 4 of the 5..

    :whistling:
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    Re: Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

    Back when the Fender FM 60 & 61 were produced, they had a hard case for them, at that time the case cost $100..
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    Re: Help a Newbie identify a banjo!

    Rema makes synthetic banjo heads .. Or you can buy more of the calfskin..

    :whistling:
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    Re: Godin A8 discontinued??

    RMC pickups of Berkeley Cal is who made their electric parts..

    https://www.rmcpickup.com/
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    Re: Case for Eastman MDA315 Mandola

    Weber has cases for their mandolas , don't they?
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    Filling in a larger cylindrical hole bored out for a 1/4' jack/end pins, perhaps?
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    Always can fake it :machine screw & nut & rubber & a strap button.
    get the nut to stick to the rubber , & not turn,
    as the bolt is tightened, the rubber expands, as it gets shorter..

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

    DIY ? Sew a cover for foam blocks (builders supply) with a plush lining inside..
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    Re: GHS Silt & Steel vs Pure Nickel

    LS 250 is wound with silver coated copper. ;)

    [same winding wire as on E A D, 3 lowest pitch on classical guitar]
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    Oversized tapered end pins are available as are the tapered reamers, in violin making & repair tools..

    Weber made a rubber thing to go in the end block as I recall... ~o)~o)
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    Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    You can transpose a tune to another key, but I assume this is about seeking recordings...
    Being written by fiddle mandolin & Banjo players the # side of the circle is most BG music ..

    Lots of...
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    Re: strap for bowl back mandolin ?

    Ukuleles straps hold up from coming underneath and hooking into the round soundhole, the strap looping over your head...

    might be useful /...

    ;)
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    Re: Shopping in Nashville

    Re: "The sales tax is high, over 9%."

    I'd assume if you found a mandolin you liked & had them ship it to a house in another state, they would wave the TN sales tax.

    Washington waves sales...
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    Re: Amplifying a violin in an electric combo

    tried searching .. https://www.musiciansfriend.com/eb-electric-violins?tNtt=viol&tAt=Brands&tAv=EB%20Electric%20Violins

    Viola has more offerings .. ...
  15. Re: Anyone compared Fender 346 EXTRA HEAVY with Blue Chip CT55

    I Believe the plastic Fender uses is different from the plastic Blue Chip uses..

    :mandosmiley:

    there is a straight sided fender triangle pick too if the pointed sound is your preference.
    a...
  16. Thread: Banjolin Case

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    Re: Banjolin Case

    Post that as an Advert in the Classifieds wanted section is a good plan,,,
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    Re: Monel strings

    A non corrosive non magnetic winding wire metal so Monel wont change over such a relatively short time like Bronze does...
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    Re: Handing out some 30-year-old Grisman picks

    I think I have some I bought in the 80's too . some in white colored material...

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Easy playing strings

    A thinner string reaches pitch at a lower tension [physics] that may make it easier playing, as will a setup letting the action be lower with out buzzing.
    After sending a couple of mine off for...
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    Re: Amplifying a violin in an electric combo

    One of my Froends got a Carbon fiber Violin the one he got is finished to pass for a wooden one ,

    there are others like Luis & Clark that display their carbon fabric weave with pride.

    I have...
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    Re: Solid plastic mandolin

    There have been thick plexiglass bodied electric guitars , so why not. (?)

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Re-fretboarding a Vintage Gibson...?

    A Friend, out here had an old paddle head A4, that was just not quite 'right' ... (IDK mis spaced frets from worn gangsaw?)

    That is what he had done, removed the old & replaced it with a new...
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    Re: 16 string mandolin

    I'd Guess like a Hardanger fiddle lots are sympathetic drones .. tunings are your choice, I don't own one/..
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    Re: Amplifying a violin in an electric combo

    A soundboard pickup should work OK, perhaps out of the way, on underside sited near the sound post .

    Wear a lavalier headset mic, that will be close enough to hear the violin, under the chin....
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    Re: Bay Area Instrument Shops

    the 5th string still by the Ashby BART station? I have bought my '22A from them on lay away while they had a Geary St store.
    Was my lunch time haunt while working down the street, a few blocks, in...
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