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  1. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I eventually upgraded from my Silverangel econo model, but it was mainly because I wanted something new and a little more balanced tone up the neck. But, it was a professional grade instrument that...
  2. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    It's really not much better than ordinary wood unless it is harvested by leprechauns, and since leprechauns are not normally from the Swiss Alps they must be brought in at considerable expense. The...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Actually their business models are honed precisely to put food on the table, the fact that they are based upon Gibson designs from the 1920's is besides the point. Building instruments that are...
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I was part of some of the efforts to protect their product, trademarks, etc by Gibson while I was there. There is a lot more to this than just emotions or wanting to kick the big dog. I was used as...
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    There's a big difference between a copy and a counterfeit. (A point which appears to be lost on Mark Agnesi in his role as Gibson spokesman.)

    I agree that counterfeit instruments - instruments...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Flatiron: setting the record straight and a bit of context:

    I primarily agree with the prior posts here which emphasize the untenable act of forging the 'Gibson' name and passing off forgeries and...
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    Re: Sunscreen and mandolin finishes

    I use zinc and natural oils...I avoid getting it on my Mandolin, but if I do it’s not eating the finish and can wipe off.
    I don’t use synthetic insect repellent, especially when I’m playing or...
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    I think Ed nailed it, it takes some getting used to a more accurate tuner. The good ones, with a little practice, will let you dial in as accurate a tune as you have time for. My snark tight would...
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    Re: A4 or Fake on eBay?

    Were any older A's constructed with non-integrated fingerboard extensions?
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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    Alec was an absolute genius. To me, he was the sound of De Danann. It was his completely new style of bouzouki playing back in the 70s that gave them their unique great sound. He'll be sorely missed....
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    OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    The recent thread on headstock repair inspired me to bring this up. In one of the posts, one of our members mentioned a fish glue repair that failed twice. When one of my suppliers first started...
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    Re: 3 Best Recordings of Irish Accompaniment

    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the fine recordings of Kevin Macleod, especially those with Alec Finn. Accompaniment and lead shifting back and forth, and with great respect for the melodies.
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    Re: Mystery Instrument

    Dad comes home from work to find that one of the kids, the one with the knack for woodworking, has 'customized' Dad's favorite guitar :disbelief: as a birthday present. Imagine the look on Dad's...
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    Re: I'm cringing...

    There's a twenty minute cutscene of Kristoff in a guitar shop on the Blu-Ray. Luthier: "Oh, see, this is a classic example of wolf defense damage. Stew-Mac makes a tool just for this."
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    Re: I'm cringing...

    Not to worry! Kristoff always takes his beater lute with him when he's travelling.
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    Re: I'm cringing...

    Kristoff needs a steel-bodied National Triolian lute. Kills wolves and plays da blues....
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    Re: Reason I Buy Two Buck Chuck !

    I believe in using my resources to support the type of artisan endeavors I appreciate and want to see continued. I believe there is value in supporting the small estate wineries in which the wine is...
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    Re: Reason I Buy Two Buck Chuck !

    Well, I have to say: I was perfectly happy with Two Buck Chuck for a good many years -- and especially when I was in grad school, and had a net negative income! Eventually, though, my wine-tasting...
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    Mandolin Cafe threatened with lawsuit

    We received an inquiry from a member a few weeks back asking us to remove a couple of threads, said he was being threatened for them being on this forum and would we remove them? After a few back and...
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    Re: Northfield archtop OM

    Then I must apologize. Of the variety of different meanings possible from your statement: "If they miss this detail, what else are they missing where they can reassign responsibility to someone...
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    Re: Stahl mandola

    Yeah, played a farmers' market year before last, tips only, and that was approximately my pay scale. I still took pride, and a small bag of organic vegetables as well.
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    Re: Stahl mandola

    Jeff, I've bought a couple accordions from Shopgoodwill: a nice Paolo Soprani and a very nice Hohner Pokerwork. One came in from WA and the other from IL. Packaging was good in both cases....the...
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    Re: Only took 40+ years to get one

    Welcome FredK. Late start in life with the Mandolin here too. Don't worry. You can compensate for the late start by buying many expensive instruments in a relatively short time.
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    Re: overnight improvements?!

    I sometimes have overnight un-improvements, too.
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    Re: Picks - Science Question

    I've made many dozens of picks from various materials for my own playing over last 20 years and some of the more succesfull designs became favorite picks of several bandmates or picking friends of...
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