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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    Thanks, Bill! Just having fun and cheap therapy for me. Obviously, just as there are many styles of great music and players, there can be more than one correct answer to these questions. And, as...
  2. Re: Looking for information on older F5 style mandolin

    It appears to say "De Fina" on the headstock, to my eyes.
  3. Re: 1935/36 Wards Fall/Winter Catalog Gibson made mandolins

    Ah yes, back when a dollar was really a dollar! Good value for the money.

    About 35 years ago I found a Carson Robinson guitar at a flea market for $10. It needed some setup, so I took it to the...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I wonder if calling it an "unsigned Loar" made it sell quicker? :disbelief:
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Just to clarify........it seems some members here are saying there are no such thing(s) as an "unsigned Loar" while others seem to use the term freely to communicate with others who seem to be "in...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I'm glad to know that the Covid pandemic will be over by September 15, 2021......:whistling:
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I noticed that. Nice!
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    First, please excuse my ignorance on the subject of signed/unsigned Lloyd Loars. I find the subject fascinating, like most of us. I also agree that gimmicks abound and some vintage dealers are...
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    Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    My dear, departed father had an expression he used that covered things like this........"when you throw that thing in the trash, MAKE SURE you throw a dime in there with it -- that way you can at...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Yep, wonderful use of semantics. The old joke from my youth: Kid says, "My mother says I was named after George Washington. But, isn't your name Billy Thomas Jones? Yes, but I was born in 1959,...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    I'm not offended by the term "hillbilly." In fact, it gave me a chuckle thinking of watching Bill Monroe on tv with my parents, Bill kicks it into high gear with his falsetto yodel -- my Dad's eyes...
  12. Re: Question about Vega Fairbanks Mandolin Banjo

    I've had good luck with eBay over the years, if you are patient and don't mind checking every week for a couple years -- amazing vintage stuff does show up from time to time.

    If you need one in a...
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    Re: Is this a serious concern?

    My two cents:

    OK, if you hate it for cosmetic reasons, sure, by all means seek a refund or repair.

    But, if you are happy with the way it plays and it isn't loose, then simply enjoy it! If it...
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    Re: Being pick-y

    I say go for it and have fun! Still cheaper than most addictions, IMHO.
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Interesting stuff! Scroll down on that same Reverb page and you'll see a refinished signed 1923 Loar offered for $89K

    I can't recall seeing one that cheap for a while, FWIW.
  16. Re: Can anyone help me identify this unknown mandolin?

    You might have seen some of the so-called Serviceman's Fender Jaguar and Stratocaster guitars that were complete (yet, terrible) forgeries of Fender's current models in the 60's. These were built in...
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    Absolutely nothing wrong with a mandolin-shaped object being relegated to wall-hanger status. They are fun to look at! Playability is not always the goal, IMHO.

    OTOH, I'm not sure ukulele would...
  18. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    I mean this in the best possible way. What I'm reading from many sounds like a cry for help, IMHO. Why, why, when presented with overwhelming negative information, do people continue to insist the...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    Thanks for posting that, jb! Great song, IMHO, especially the use of harmony.
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    Re: aria pro ll model pm1000 mandolin

    Regardless of an actual lawsuit or not, the mid-70's era of made in Japan "copy" guitars, mandolins, etc. has become known as the "lawsuit era."

    The term is useful for internet searching and...
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    For the lay-person, Mark Ruffalo stars in a major motion picture Dark Waters from 2019 playing a lawyer with 20 years of research against DuPont in rural West Virginia where they make Teflon and dump...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    When Prince changed his name to a un-pronounceable symbol it required disc jockeys and members of the press to use six words to describe him instead of just one -- the artist formerly known as Prince...
  23. Re: Need Help Identifying Old Bowlback, possibly made in Egypt???

    Giving a gentle bump a month later. Another way to ask, assuming the mention of Egypt is unfounded, does the mandolin look like anything we have seen before? American or ?

    Does the case tell us...
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    FINALLY -- Tri-Flow getting some bad press on this forum! That's a new one! FOR YEARS, America's go to lube in a squirt can was WD-40, but the mere mention of it for instrument repair on this forum...
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    Re: Shipping Calton Mandolin Case

    FWIW, the local "big" music store saved their boxes for me and would leave them on the loading dock. I'd fill up my cargo van and drive off, often not unloading until the next morning. More than...
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