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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Best strings ever.
  2. Re: Gibson opposes Collings' headstock trademark registration, ci

    I have a 1922 A Junior that i respect very much. I am disappointed by the behavior of the current Gibson people.
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    Re: Thomastik starks on an arch top for classical

    I have used Thomastiks for some time for classical music on my 1922 Gibson A Junior and also on my 1930s Dobro resonator. In my opinion, they are outstanding, far better than anything else. They have...
  4. Thread: Resonators

    by Strabo
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    Re: Resonators

    I have a 1930s Dobro that is quite wonderful. With Thomastik strings it has beautiful, clear tone and very good sustain. It did require a neck reset but it now plays easily and intuitively. I use it...
  5. Re: Recommendation? Light/Medium Strings for CGDA 16.5" scale man

    I’m a Thomastik fan and have used them on mandolins with excellent results. I tried the 164 strings on my 16” scale mandola. It was necessary to remove the silk wraps from some of the strings. But...
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    Re: Classically Trained, wanting to expand

    And well she should. Several interesting and enlightening comments here. Thanks to Emily for triggering it.
  7. Thread: Restringing aid

    by Strabo
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    Restringing aid

    When restringing a mandolin, I find it helpful to have a way to hold the instrument steady so I can use both hands to guide and wind the strings onto the posts correctly. I have tried different...
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    Re: Flatwound or regular strings for restring?

    A few months ago I acquired an early Gibson A with newish J74s installed. I didn't care for the tone they produced, so I tried a variety of other strings. Somehow, each of them had some negative...
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    Re: Stradolin pickup installation -- no end pin

    I checked the f-hole and discovered that I can get the 1/2" jack through it, but just barely. The internal nut will only go in if it is separated from the barrel of the jack. Of course then it would...
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