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    Re: Old Washburn Bowlback info

    Thanks so much for that info!

    Topher
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    Re: Old Washburn Bowlback info

    ON this same subject -

    A friend just gave me an old Washburn bowl-back mandolin. Apparently it was last played in the 1950s. The body is in pretty good shape, but the headstock has been damaged...
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    Re: Pickup Options for Reso-Mando

    Verne,

    You are right about the interaction of the magnetic pickup and the strings.

    The problem is mechanical. though, not magnetic. On the hot plate that I looked at for guitar, the magnetic...
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    Re: Pickup Options for Reso-Mando

    Oh, the Hot Plate most likely won't work with the spider bridge as the pickup projects below the plate into the space where the spider is.

    We can sacrifice a couple of the highest frets and put a...
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    Re: Pickup Options for Reso-Mando

    My Mandonators use the spider bridge arrangement, as opposed to the biscuit bridge (which most other reso-mandos use). They are very different, and so some of the pickups are very different. So far:...
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    Re: Resonator Mandolin Coverplate - source?

    Someone asked above what coverplates I use for the Mandonators.

    Mostly I use the inexpensive plated steel coverplates for biscuit bridge guitars. They looks pretty good and work pretty well. They...
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    Re: California Coast Camp 2012

    Here it is several months later, and I guess it's time to report in, as requested, Jill!

    I was there week two, and it was my pleasure to meet Marla then. A sweet, generous gal, a loved teacher,...
  8. Re: Bay Area Smart Jam / SUNDAY, Sunday, SUNDAY

    My first time attending an Art gathering and I sure had a great time! Fine to meet you, Dave, and Lawrence, and all the other fine musicians and mando lovers who were there. I look forward to the...
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    Re: California Coast Camp 2012

    I've been going to CCMC nearly every year since about 2001. The last few years I've also been teaching there (though not this year, as it happens). I look forward to camp all year.

    It is a great...
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    Re: Mandonater

    I was absolutely delighted when John Reischman purchased my trusty Prototype #2 last weekend. He played a swing set on it (it sounded very appropriate in that setting) and he had a jam session with...
  11. Re: Looking for an affordable resonator mando

    You are right! Mandonator uses SPIDER bridge! Heh. Must have been the wine typing!

    Thanks for catching my flub! And I am sure glad you like them.

    I intend to get together soon with David H and...
  12. Re: Looking for an affordable resonator mando

    I like to see all this interest in Biscuit Bridge resonator mandos! As a number of you have pointed out, my Mandonators use the biscuit bridge, and 4 or 5 strings. They have a unique sound, well...
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    Re: more youngin's playing:

    The Murphys are a wonderful family and make fantastic music together. I've known them from years at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp and hope to see them again this summer.

    By the way, RMFC is a fun...
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    Re: My mandolin, a resonator conversion

    That's really cool! The coverplate is striking. Teflon coated, I think? for reduced pick wear!
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    It's my great pleasure to teach at CCMC again this year. But it has been perhaps my even greater pleasure to have been a student at CCMC for the seven or so years before that!

    CCMC was the single...
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    Re: Mandonater

    If you happen to be at the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz CA this week, please try out my personal mandonator. (It's prototype serial #2 on my website) I loaned it to Tom Rozum rather spontaneously...
  17. Re: Regal Dobro mando vs. National Reso new mando

    You're quite right about straying, and sorry about that.

    The new Nationals may not be that similar to the old ones, but they're quite nice instruments in any case! I'd love to play an old one some...
  18. Re: Regal Dobro mando vs. National Reso new mando

    There are two companies that I am aware of that make custom cases. I use Cedar Creek, in Virginia. They have a nice product. Ameritage also makes a great product, but their factory is in Costa Rica,...
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    Re: Wanted reso mando soundhole screens

    Ah, that one is current. nice price, but way too big... I need 1" diameter!

    Thanks, though!
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    Re: Wanted reso mando soundhole screens

    Hmmm too bad, the link no longer works...
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    Re: Mandonater

    Well, I'm not sure why the original poster put this post here, but just to make it apply, I thought I'd mention I am starting a build of a 5-string 22" scale mandocello! I'll let you know when the...
  22. Re: Regal Dobro mando vs. National Reso new mando

    Ballpark, with case, but not including shipping or tax (if applicable) is about $2200 - some options can make it a little less, others significantly more.

    Since each instrument is totally custom,...
  23. Re: Regal Dobro mando vs. National Reso new mando

    My wife has completely recreated my website, lots more photos and sound samples and stuff now. And I've built several more instruments now, too!

    So please visit again. The URL has changed - that...
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    Re: Mandonater

    Hi,

    It is very cool to find folks are looking at my instruments! And I am very glad you seem to like them. If you have any questions about them, I'll be very happy to tell what I can about them.
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  25. Re: Slightly Off Topic Luthiery Repair: Irish Banjo Question

    Hi Ted!

    Nice to find you here.

    I have an old Vega Tu-Ba-Phone which I have tuned to Irish Tenor. The previous owner had a luthier install geared orbital geared tuners, and I am glad of it....
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