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  1. Re: Gilchrist Model 5 - how long to get it to open up?

    Gil is one of the most foremost experts on Loars in the world. He has studied more than most, and from what you describe it sounds like it is operating as designed. Bass is not the strong point, but...
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    Re: New music video w/ Gilchrist F5 1997

    Nicely done, and I saw a Jacobson in the beginning, not sure what model :)

    Sean
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    Re: Chicks dig guys who play an instrument

    Well, in this internet age of infinite information, many women (or men) quickly find out by one way or the other that most musicians are total lunatics with many, many hang ups of all sorts, at least...
  4. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    No idea why I spent hours trying to arrange this on mando? I guess I learned a few things in the process, but the problem is I have since forgotten almost all of them now.

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    Re: Plastic Bushings! Yuck!

    Don,

    I was talking about replacing the tuners not the bushings, sorry for the confusion! In fact, I was wrong and it appears your gear configuration is standard. I had a set that looked very...
  6. Thread: Meow tones

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    Re: Meow tones

    Check for any loose fitting tuner parts and remove the tailpiece cover just to eliminate those possibilities. I have seen these annoying buzzes come from unlikely sources, just about anything that...
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    Re: Plastic Bushings! Yuck!

    I believe they are Golden Gate tuners made by Saga and are very inexpensive, though I am still surprised the bushings would be plastic. Because they have the gears on top of the shaft, this limits...
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    Re: The Joe K. Walsh Interview

    Thank you for the interview! Does anyone know whether Joe is anticipating an A or F style Nugget? Not that it matters, but I am curious.

    Sean
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    Re: Gibson Oval-Hole Recommendations?

    With a budget up to $7500, you can get one hell of a vintage A model Gibson. With some searching, you could even get a Gilchrist Model 1 which is the modern king of oval holes IMO. You can pretty...
  10. Thread: Northfield?

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    Re: Northfield?

    I played Larry's (mandobassman) Bovier A5 last week for a bit while he checked out my Nugget A5. While we were in a noisy bar, I could tell that mando had the mojo. I would stack that mando up...
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    Re: BRW Summit held in St. Louis

    Very cool, Ben is a very talented craftsman. My recent A5 is nearly flawless in construction and sounds and plays wonderful. Wish I were closer!

    Sean
  12. Re: How does the Gibson F-9 compare to the Gibson F-5G?

    My memory is a little foggy, but I thought the Flatiron Festivals were X braced?

    Sean
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    Re: Old Levin mando, 1938 top of the line model.

    Thanks for the video, as I have never seen or heard of one of these Levin two point archtops. Is that tuned to standard pitch?

    Sean
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    Re: Message in a bulb

    That is the widest grain Engelmann I have ever seen! Amazingly cool Bill, is that a one piece top?

    Sean
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    Re: how does this CL scam work ?

    I actually had not one but TWO very authentic money orders (Moneygram) sent just last fall both totalling around $900 each. This was for a $100 grill I was selling on Craigs List. I was told to cash...
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    Re: Acute MAS: Gil fever

    I once suffered with a brief bout of this. A Nugget Ajr was the cure. Now I have the opposite "problem" of not being able to embrace the F.

    Sean
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    Re: Trammel of Archimedes for oval rosettes

    I have nothing to add to this interesting conversation other than to note that this mandolin must have been made before Jimmy's later "anti plastic binding" phase. It is indeed still "superfly...
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    Re: Best Book for learning Mandolin

    I agree with Caleb. I have bought many books and DVDs over the years and the most helpful by far were the beginners books written by Joe Carr, who sadly passed away only last December (RIP). His Mel...
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    Re: Will Kimble "Trident" Mandolin

    Didn't Jim Nikora have a Kimble or Dude that was nearly identical to this mandolin? I miss my two point. Sold it to the Dawg a few years ago. This one looks exceptional, congrats!

    Sean
  20. Re: Refretting In The Lower New York Area Without Breaking The Ba

    My only suggestion if you do plan on getting all frets replaced is to go with EVO fretwire. It has a golden bronze color and lasts much longer than regular fretwire. The cost should be the same or...
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    Re: Pics of JBovier Mandos Please...

    Love the flame in the neck Larry. One of these days I hope to run into you and check this one out. I did play with Jimmy Heffernan a few weeks ago and man that guy can pick that dobro! I had a Bovier...
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    Re: Used Northfields

    Anyone else happen to notice that the "random" builder of the day is Northfield!? I have been impressed with these instruments from the beginning. They just seemed to present a level of quality that...
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    Re: Zeidler in the ads

    The one and only Carrera I ever saw and played was in a small upscale guitar store in Jenkintown, Pa circa 1996 or so. I think it was going for 11K back then which was A LOT of money. I was probably...
  24. Thread: JBovier FM5

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    Re: JBovier FM5

    I had one that I sold a couple months back. It was a well crafted instrument, with a nice THROATY voice and a beautiful instrument. Also came in one of the nicest custom shaped HSCs (brown faux...
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    Re: music everyone loves

    Germans liked the Robbie Robbertson penned "Am Tag, als Connie Cramer starb"

    Well, well, learn something new everyday! Can you translate that, not the whole song, but does it loosely have...
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