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    Re: Old vs Old vs Old/New Quandary

    SNAP OUT OF IT MAN!!
    Seriously, why would you ever think of selling that A, way too good to let go of!
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    Re: Case Covers

    Casedillo
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    Re: NMD: Ellis A5 Special

    Same for Me, and also in Colorado. A Pava Satin F, torrified top.190415
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    Collings neck more V shaped. Pava neck is rounder.
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    Re: glitch on guitar ad; do your math

    May I suggest having a cocktail?
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    Eastman Serial Number Lookup

    Trying to find date of manufacture for Eastman MD-315, 10446574.
    Thanks
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    Mandolin size strap button - source

    Guitar sized strap buttons are plentiful but mandolin endpins are smaller in diameter than a guitar and so a strap button should be as well. Does anyone have a source for a smaller diameter screw in...
  8. Re: Microphone recommends for home studio recording?

    Shure SM-81
    Rode NT5
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    Tabledit Transposing Question

    I'm trying to use Tabledit to help create up the neck solos on guitar. However, when I transpose a melody up 1 octave, Tabledit puts almost all the notes on the 1st string.
    I've tried using the...
  10. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    There's an amazing, fully tricked out Pava oval at Music Emporium as well. Incredible quilted back and sides, Waverlys, EVO frets, pickguard, tortoise binding, etc. I'm a Pava owner and have heard...
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    Re: Waverly Tuners tight

    New from the builder
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    Waverly Tuners tight

    Waverly Tuners on a new mandolin. Some turn easily, others very stiff - even on the same pair of strings.
    Remedy?
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    Re: Strap installation question

    No need to cut it. Slide the end of the closed loop under the strings from the treble side to the bass side. Then pass the other end of the strap thru that loop and take up the slack. Hopefully you...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    My soon to be completed Pava Oval #328180611
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    Re: Gryphon is 50

    I was able to visit Gryphon last spring, and had a wonderful time. Frank even gave me a shop tour and woodworking machine history lesson.
    Great place!!!
  16. Thread: My Pava

    by Rich Benson
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    Re: My Pava

    I'm about a month away from delivery of my 2nd Pava Pro A, this one an oval. What a great shop! Can't say enough good things about the group of people Tom has assembled. Everything about the process...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Going into a Pava Pro Oval
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    Re: Mando Fret work in SF/Marin?

    I played the Northfield A last week, it's a good one, really liked it. But it was my second favorite in the store. Number 1 for me was the Collings MFO.

    BTW, I got a tour of the shop area from...
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    [QUOTE=peter.coombe;1708049]My latest. The short neck mandolin has the 12th fret lined up with the cross piece. I have made roughly about 170 so far and counting.

    Peter's work is stupendous. I...
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    Calton Case Cover

    There have been lots of case cover discussions. My specific question: Is there a case cover available for a Texas made Calton Mandolin case. I emailed Calton but received no reply.
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    Re: Collings MT NMD

    Quite a Beauty!! Congrats.
  22. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change to my name, Rich Benson
  23. Re: Mandolin Orange Live in Studio "New Sounds"

    They’re both very appealing, and I greatly appreciate their musicanship, but all of their material I find depressing, not just this album. Sorry, that’s just me.
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    Re: A Couple of Greenbriar Boys

    I always thought it was - Rinzler.
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    Re: Strap pin yes or no in a A-5

    Yes
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