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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    I'm looking for a new mandolion.
  2. Thread: Tone Guard!!

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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    I don't believe there is a lefty or a righty ToneGard for mandolins. As far as I've seen, they are symmetrical.
  3. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    Sorry so long to reply...

    They don't interfere with each other if that's what you mean. I center my armrests between the G-side of the tailpiece and the lowest area of the G-side F-hole, as such...
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    Re: Is this a serious concern?

    If it exists inside this reso-mandolin, generally the "long stick" would anchor with a screw near the strap button below the tailpiece. The anchor screw might even be in the form of a strap button...
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    Re: Thumb wear on the neck

    Don't be embarrassed -- it also depends on the finish. I know for sure the nitro finish on my F-9 neck was pretty thin and soft and it only took 3 or 4 years of serious playing to go through it. ...
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    Re: Thumb wear on the neck

    My F-9's finish on the back of the neck was well worn but worn somewhat inconsistently, until I had the instrument re-fretted and the back of the neck re-profiled, then it was speed neck'ed and...
  7. Re: Cleaning gunk off a nitrocellulose lacquer finish

    ... And, along with all other precautions, when wiping a finish by hand, always wipe with the wood's grain. Micro scratches happen no matter what kind of cloth is used, so may as well make those...
  8. Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile: Tiny De

    Musical heroes.
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    Re: First World Problems

    The shiny polished aluminum double bass concept is very popular and they are very beautiful that way. It's a huge amount of work though. So much work, that on the market a polished Alcoa is usually...
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    Re: First World Problems

    [Warning -- an off-topic moment...

    Actually there is some history about these in the late 1920s and early 1930s...

    Aluminum was more valuable than gold in the later 1800s... By the mid 1920s...
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    Re: First World Problems

    Is yours an Alcoa or a Pfretzschner? (I've got an Alcoa.)
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    Re: First World Problems

    In my TV/studio experience, most video tech people have been much more interested in video quality than in audio quality and they meticulously applied angled and diffused light whenever appropriate...
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    Re: Information on Michael Kelly Mandolin

    These are actually pretty respectable inexpensive mandolins. I still have and use mine whenever I don't want to expose my F-9 to risky travel, nasty weather or drunken brawls. I've set it up like...
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    I've been severely tempted by these tuners as a replacement for my 2002 F-9's Schallers. The only reason I've held off is that I read lots about proper installation including proper spacing and also...
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    Re: Unique Ball End to Loop End conversion

    This is interesting. Notice, the 8 strings that are played are still-loop end, so the 4 ball ends and the 4 short conversion strings must be for something other than converting to or from ball...
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    Re: Tail piece repair

    I was able to get sheet brass for a 1930s double bass tuner repair a few years ago, McMaster-Carr.

    Be aware, the alloys that are available today may not be the same alloys as were used in the...
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    Re: The wear of celluloid

    Yup, I'm still using Fender Heavy picks. I've been using one in particular for a couple of hours every day for the last 13 months playing online (JamKazam). The pick has worn a bit, I have turned...
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    Re: Custom Gauge Strings

    I use custom gauges for my non-wound strings all the time on my mandolins, on which I also use non-standard tunings.

    JustStrings has consistently provided a good selection for these. My direction...
  19. Re: Songs/tunes that drive our partners (and families) crazy!

    Definitely - Wagon Wheel. Not that I have any complaints about what other folks do or like, but our family has heard that song far too often for one lifetime.

    Used to be FMB, Cripple Creek, Old...
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    Re: Mandolin Players in Los Angeles

    An important question in the Southern California area -- What genre is she particularly interested in? There are lots of mandolinists and quite a broad variety of genre to select from.
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    Looks nice, I don't think I've seen this, perhaps a newer version? 6AA batteries like the other Streets?
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    You're welcomed!

    All of the Roland Cube (and Roland Micro Cube) speaker systems that we've gotten have one phono-plug channel which is setup as an instrument channel which has a full 3-knob...
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    Our acoustic 4-person band has played outdoor gigs for the last 10 years or so, as such we had to figure out a solution for this early on...

    We do have a more formal plug-in sound-system system,...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    From my personal experience, I'd say any instrument smaller than a double bass is a travel instrument... But that's just me.

    I do strongly believe in having a backup/travel/beater instrument and...
  25. Re: Where can a classical/Italian player find a non-bowlback mand

    It might be good to remember that in and before 1924 when Lloyd Loar re-designed the F-style mandolins, they were for classical players. Bluegrass as a genre and bluegrass mandolin as a playing...
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