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    Re: Unusual rare keroncong cak/cuk

    Interesting take on the zero fret. Looks like a matchstick.
  2. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    If it’s one (few) of a kind - which a 4 string banjo/mandolin may well be - you’re fully within your rights to call it exactly what you want.

    Whether yours falls into the “instrument of the devil...
  3. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    The presence of 8 (4 pairs) steel strings makes it a “banjo-mandolin” or a “mandolin-banjo” or even a “banjolin” if that floats your boat; however, they’re better known in these parts as “an...
  4. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    It’s incredible how much instruments on e owned by famous musicians can make. A, now retired, luthier friend of mine once made a steel bodied resonator ukulele for George Harrison. Apart from...
  5. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Just to be pedantic, the term “Banjolele” is a trade name coined by Alvin D Keech. If it’s not made by Keech its either a banjo-ukulele or a ukulele-banjo; take your pick!
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    Re: A Style in case for F style

    The answer is yes; probably - assuming that the body dimensions of the A are the same as the F the case was designed for. Trouble is that there are large bodied As/Fs and small bodied As/Fs. Older...
  7. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Aesthetics don’t change but fashion does.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    The Cedar Creek case my Clark GOM came in still stinks - and I bought that in 2011!
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    Re: 1908 F4 w/o case serial number 9245

    Most, if not all, serial numbers were written in pencil which tends to fade away. Try looking at it with different light sources at various levels.
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    Re: Please help me identify the mandoline

    I can see where Jimmy is coming from. The green MOTS head veneer says Hoyer. The slot head and zero fret says European but the tailpiece, to me, suggests USA.
  11. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    I always play with a strap but have difficulty jabbing the bottom point in my leg whilst standing.
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    Re: Custom Gauge Strings

    Newtone.
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    Re: Partial capo for OM?

    Never really tried it but I thought I’d see if it worked. The D’addario banjo/mandolin capo (screw fitting) fits well over three courses on my GBOM. The front and back of the capo are more or less...
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    Re: Grandfathers Gibson A3 Mandolin

    Looks to be mid teens. If you post the serial number and the, so called, factory order number - which will be stamped inside somewhere near the neck block - somebody will tell you the exact date.
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    That’s new compared to mine! Same size/shape. Mine’s the same shade of blue but with scratches and a burgundy velvet interior. Keith built it for me in 1976 in the days before he introduced the badge...
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    Re: Please help me identify the mandoline

    Beware - apart from the crack in the front, the centre seam seems to be separating.
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    Re: Can anyone ID these tuners, please.

    After you’ve replaced them and assuming you’re in the US, you might like to send them back to Stewmac and see what they say - it clearly wasn’t worth it from this side of the pond.
  18. Re: Newbie (2 months) on the mandolin and needing help/advise.

    I’ve never been convinced that light strings make a mandolin easier to play. I use mediums on everything (I have quite a few mandolins) and, although marginal, some are easier to play than others....
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    Re: Bridge pins (changing strings)

    Yes, you’ll need ball end strings. If you can’t find any in your local shop, Newtone will sell you whatever you want and they’re generally no more expensive.

    It should be just like changing...
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    Re: Can anyone ID these tuners, please.

    The GA tuners which came on my GBOM were easy to sort. I simply took them off and threw them in the bin. Keith Robson made me a great replacement set but I don’t think he produces mandolin tuners...
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    Re: Elixir Enhanced Strings with CBD/THC

    The disparate nature of KFC & Elixir would certainly put me off even trying them but April fool’s day expired over here several hours ago.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU
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    Re: Lyre mandriola thing!

    I can’t see any point other than the shape increases the internal volume but, more strangely, it has two pairs of the mysterious “holes”!

    I won’t be bidding.
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    Re: Martin with extra sound hole!

    I don’t kow if that’s expensive for the states but prices over here, at least for such things a Martin, Gibson and Fender guitars, tend to be relatively high.
  24. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    Some people like listening to Stockhausen, when asked, Sir Thomas Beecham was reputed to have said than he had never conducted it but had often stepped in it.
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    Re: Martin with extra sound hole!

    I see it’s located in Norwich - the famous acronym!
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