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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp goes virtual.

    I’m considering this as well. $250 for some good instruction and material.
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    Re: Banjo Ben Clark Instruction

    Completely agree. I really like Ben’s presentation for material. Haven’t been a member long but can say for certainty it has kept me motivated and inspired to learn. And I am learning.
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    I had reached out to Collings regarding the endpin. Mark Althans, of Collings, got back with me and said their endpins are indeed glued in. There wasn’t really any residue or evidence of glue being...
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    Mike is correct. The end pin hole on the James tailpiece is slightly elongated making it easier to refit the endpin. I was hoping this was a direct fit but it wasn’t. Luthrie friend had to do this...
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    Yes, the endpin hole on the James tailpiece is in a different spot than on the Collings tailpiece
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    The end pin is glued in. Had to be drilled out by a Luthrie I know.
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    Thanks, Jim! I appreciate the tip. I felt confident on the swap-out, however, I wasn’t for certain in how the end pin was attached. I’ll study on a tool as you mentioned.
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    Thank you, Mike. So really it should pull straight out from the body. I will try and gently pull it free from the body.
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    Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    Purchased a new James tailpiece for my Collings MF Deluxe. Does anyone know exactly how the strap-button is attached at the tailpiece? I feel competent on switching the tailpiece out but the button...
  10. Re: Get up John/ split tuning, with Sierra Hull improvising

    Love this tuning. Have wrote several tunes with this particular tuning as well as other Monroe cross-tunings. This one is my favorite though.
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    Re: Wide Nut Mandolin

    Thanks, Jim. The mandolin is being sold at a Collings dealer and they assured me I had 72 hours to try it and if I didnít like it I could return for a FULL refund. No lose situation. The Collings get...
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    Wide Nut Mandolin

    New member here, hello. Iím looking at purchasing a new Collings F style mandolin and this particular model has the wide nut option. 1 3/16Ē width vs standard 1 1/8Ē. I know itís going to be subtle,...
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