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  1. Re: A Gibson A3 in the white. In the white ó get it?

    I get the impression that refinishing an instrument only tends to reduce an instruments value when you’re trying to sell it rather than buying it.
  2. Thread: Secure Endpin?

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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    For screw-ins, I like the Schaller strap-lock ones. You can get them from StewMac in chrome, nikel, black or gold.

    I should add that you don’t have to buy the bit of the strap-lock that attaches...
  3. Thread: Secure Endpin?

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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    No offence taken; I was being sarcastic but if it does come loose, at least you have options. If its been out a time or two, both the pin and the hole may have smoothed off and the first thing Iíd...
  4. Thread: Secure Endpin?

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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    Glue it in! That’s what Collings do. .... Oh how I wish I could remove the endpin from my Collings Mandola!
  5. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    You could probably break the barrel on one if you drove over it with a truck!

    The good old British Broadcorping Castration, in celebration of Paul Simon’s 80th last week, featured the S&G concert...
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    Re: Epiphone Electric Guitar Mandolin Combo

    Unfortunately, mrmando beat you to it - https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/157004-Beware-the-mighty-doubleneck
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    Re: Mandolin Identification Gibson A Oval Hole

    Can’t read the label? Is there a numberstamped inside - up near the neck block? This will be the Factory Order number and should help date it.

    Difficult to see from your photo’s but does it have a...
  8. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    Dynamic mics (57/58) tend to work better with high sound pressure levels. Condensers, such as the 1000s, are also worth considering. It needs phantom power but, although Iíve never tried it, you can...
  9. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    !!!!!
  10. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    SM57s are unisex and mine have been used by both men and women - one should be fine but, if you’re picky you could do better but bear in mind that a sound system is only as good as its worst...
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    Re: Strings for sore finger tips

    If its well set up, its a trade off between patience, perseverance and changing to playing air guitar!
  12. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    The SM81 is way ahead of the SM57 but it’s also way ahead interms of price and it needs phantom power. It’s probably more durable that the 57 - I remember when they first came out and the design spec...
  13. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    Nothing wrong with an SM57 but I suppose we should ask what you want it for? Live work, recording? And what you’re intending to plug it into?
  14. Thread: ebay h1 mandola

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    Re: ebay h1 mandola

    “Metal fatigue”. Which reminds me of the bar-man at our resident gig back in the 70s - his real life job was lecturing on metallurgy at a local univrsity. We had many late night conversations about...
  15. Thread: ebay h1 mandola

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    Re: ebay h1 mandola

    Those tuners appear to be what Mr Hosetter describes as often seen on Snakehead Juniors here - http://www.lutherie.net/tuner.maintenance.html

    Does anyone else agree that the bridge/saddle doesnít...
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    Re: Fender mandolin and amp

    I have the “vibro” version, it dates from the late 70s and I bought it used not long afterwards. I hadn’t used it for years so decided to get it serviced and discovered that it had been fiddled with....
  17. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    Not sure how an espresso fan can have a problem with a daity allergy as espresso is always taken black. With milk, it’s no longer an espresso!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thanks Frankdolin, I hadn’t realised. We’re away staying on a dark campsite on the Northumberland coast this week.
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    I remember doing a sound job in the Channel Islands (off the south coast of the UK but nearer to France). I decided to use the house PA as it meant I could fly over and avoid a 4 hour ferry trip each...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    From a practical viewpoint, a Neuman through the average PA system is unlikely to sound that much different than an SM57.
  21. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Looks like the strings started out as a length of bicycle brake cable which came unwound.
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    In my experience, a touring performer hires a sound company, the sound company puts together a suitable system and the artist uses whatever is provided. A half decent sound isn’t solely dependent on...
  23. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    The old brain is still working then!
  24. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Didn’t this, or something similar, crop up a couple of weeks ago?
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Bought a couple of SM57s 30 odd years ago - still going strong. The only difference I can see between these and their modern equivalents is that they’re cheaper today than they were then!
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