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  1. Re: Replacement tailpiece for a Gibson A 5 jr

    Yes, it's a mistake but I think we can overlook that on a first post. I do wish they had made an A-5 Jr though.
  2. Re: Replacement tailpiece for a Gibson A 5 jr

    They all look close, you could take a chance and see if it works. The size differences are small. The cover is generally the thing that is missing so you're better off if you have it.
  3. Re: Replacement tailpiece for a Gibson A 5 jr

    Here's one on eBay.

    Here is a base only. It may or may not fit your cover assuming you have one.

    Here's another on that's pretty rusty.

    Here's a cover only in rough shape. Things can be...
  4. Re: Replacement tailpiece for a Gibson A 5 jr

    I'm going to guess it's a Waverly Cloud tailpiece like the one in the picture. The good news is that same tailpiece was used for decades by all of the manufacturers from Gibson to Martin to Harmony...
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    Re: ZETA acoustic mandolin question

    The electronics are either side of the endpin in two separate compartments. It almost has to be for the neck. From the website:



    The preamp appears to be included in the jack compartment.
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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    By the way, there's no "é" in MandolinCafe.
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    Re: Kelley A-V-5 advice needed

    If you have a question for the builder regarding the warranty then perhaps it might be best to take that up with him or perhaps the person you bought it from. There's no reason for this to continue...
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    Re: My mysterious JBovier Knock-off

    I'll be honest, I don't know why anyone would counterfeit an Ibanez let alone a JBovier but I'd be looking really hard at the factory where JBover mandolins are produced. That's a whole lot of...
  9. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    Bill Monroe's mandolin didn't look all that great. The back was a little mismatched and as the years went by it didn't get any newer. If you pay a bunch for a mandolin I'm of the opinion that it...
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    Re: Converting left hander to right

    People here have been converting them from righty to lefty for years. Other than the bridge saddle and the nut the only issue is that the dots on the top of the neck will be on the bottom. I'm with...
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    That's addressed in the post Allen.



    By filling the end you can't get close enough to the headstock to scratch it. The second alternative is to grind off the end and round it side to side to...
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Probably the cheapest answer. Cut down a John Dunlop winder into a Jop winder. Fill the unit about half full of baking soda and drop in a few drops of CA (Superglue). Let it harden. The crank is...
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    Re: Kay F style Mandolin

    These were imported with lots of different brand names. The only connection that has to the American company is the name on the headstock. We have another thread here with A style Kay mandolins in it...
  14. Re: Is there a reason for the fretboard extension without frets ?

    It's simply a nod to tradition, nothing more nothing less.

    I scooped my Gibson years ago because of the pick click. It may be that the scoop isn't deep enough. Lots of people over the years have...
  15. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    By the way, there's some information here but I don't know if Gold Tone is still selling these.
  16. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    I didn't know Bill James made one like this. I've never seen it on his website.
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    Nah, nobody cries when they cut up a mandolin banjo. The only problem I ever had with them was keeping them in tune.
  18. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    Post a picture of the tuners from the back showing the plates and the button. The tailpiece might have been unique to the mandolin but the tuners were not.
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    Does anyone know the difference between a mandolin banjo and an onion? Asking for a friend.
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    Re: Kentucky km1000 serial number age?

    If someone doesn't come up with an answer you could try contacting Saga.

    https://www.sagamusic.com
  21. Re: Refurbishing my old Stewart MacDonald (kit) mandolin

    Tops can be graduated from the top side or the bottom. It's just harder to check the thickness with the mandolin intact. Keep in mind you may need to refit the bridge if you change the graduations...
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    Best of luck, let us know how it comes out.
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    Re: Tone bar question

    Thanks John.
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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    You know, if the tailpiece cover was there....
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    Those will be the dimensions of the tuners. If they match up with your post holes center to center it should work. Mark the middle of each hole and verify you are close to that dimension on each hole...
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