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  1. Re: For those that want to build a bass fiddle (NMC)

    Any of those oddball homemade basses would probably need an amp for proper polyethnic cajun slamgrass accompaniment. My bassment tool rack includes a WTF? minstrel banjarron from a 22" bass drum, X...
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    Re: Nugget Info 2021

    At our last pre-rona Mando-tasting, Mike said he has a no deposit list, and calls the next person on it when the next F5 is ready. As with most luthiers, old friends need no stinking list, as long...
  3. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    I've suffered no ill effects from Ellis tasting, can't say the same for Tom's cheesehead sampling.......
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    Re: 9 string ID

    Thanks all! The curator sent a closeup, looks like the nut shows doubled treble courses:
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    9 string ID

    St. Louis Art Museum identifies this 9 string as an "English guitar". Painted in 1766. Anybody seen or played one? What would the original tuning be? thanks!
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    If you're going the gastank route, I'd recommend the Pontiac T1000 with a middle school Kay 1/2 size neck......
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Strung the old home made 30" scale 000 size acoustic bass guitar a fourth above as a-d-g-c for river float trips, kept up with the rest just fine. Never met an ABG e string that floated my boat,...
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    Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    A customer/friend had her mandolin stolen from her house a couple of years ago, an Old Wave she'd worn the finish off the back of the neck playing for 20 years. Made her another that she liked as...
  9. Re: MIM: Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

    Three of my favorites were the Afri-can guitar, the Peter Coombe mandolin, and the air guitar. Allow at least 2 days to see most of it when it reopens.......
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    There will be mandolins in progress as long as there are untreated mandolin addicts and chronic luthiers. Those look good enough to eat, Steve!
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    Re: Mandolin Builders output?

    My 595 over 30 years has been made possible by: no adult supervision M-F, location so far up the creek even the Episcopalians are handling snakes up here, and enough 'mental health' instruments to...
  12. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    Heard that bussguy makes an entire family of fishy instruments, musta just scaled up from mandolin. Appropriate only for marina gigs, IMHO!
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    Re: I built 2 F5s and a custom 3 point

    Fine woods, strong sound, nice workmanship! So glad you were intelligent enough to follow Tom's advice, not mine! no word yet on the mike summit......
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    Tonal qualities notwithstanding, they make fine bolo ties for well dressed spruce wood suppliers, and offer an opportunity to recycle tuner buttons.....
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    I'm a big fan of paleo-torrification. While I'd prefer to build with woods buried in the Osceola Mudflow 5,600 years ago, or salvaged shipbeams from the summit of Mt. Ararat, twenty years under a tin...
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Entered the Jehovah Witness Protection Program recently, still pushing the mandala forward....Happy new year!
  17. Re: What Mandolin Did I Get From the Thriftstore?

    I think it would make a swell festival hat!
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    Re: Removing the Florida extension

    If you do floridectomize, save the cutoff for a swell bolo tie. As tasteful as a virzi bolo!
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    1st fret is a bubble out of a 4ft level, how to tell if the stage is level at a bluegrass festival? drool is coming out of both sides of the banjo players mouth.....left of pizza is a vacuum cleaner-...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Q:If you throw an accordion and a banjo off the top of the Empire State building, which one hits the ground first?
    A: Who cares?
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    If someone broke a string on stage in our family band, the banjo jokes would go nonstop till the string was changed and my lovely wife said: why are banjo jokes so dumb? and the answer was- so the...
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    Re: Show Low AZ

    My son was there last week covering hundreds of miles on trails with his mountain bike, but without his mando. Said he was never outside hearing range of semi-automantic weapons fire. You might want...
  23. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I was honored to get the Charlie D. flowerpot cease and desist email long ago, never heard back about the redesigned FUHJ Arizona pipestone flowerpot or the disturbed master scrollectomy model. Just...
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    Re: Tools that you use.

    Used to look forward to the latest Stew-mac catalog so I could turn yard sale finds into necessary mandotools, till I had twice as many as needed.
    Last time I picked Mike Kemnitzer's brain, he...
  25. Re: Local spruce + tonewood suppliers in the Adirondacks?

    21.3 miles from NY state line to Bristol, VT, on hwy 17, like a used C#........
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