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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Not just mandolins, it seems....
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    A year and a half later we are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, besides the obvious loss of life. Initially, toilet paper hoarding, limits on Bounty...
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    It is in a small ziplock bag in the case pocket, just to have it!!
  3. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    Nice mandolin. Fair play to you.

    What Nick said.

    Do not use those strings on this mandolin.

    Mick
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    Re: Zenison

    I once owned a Venison, it was very deer to me.
    *ok, I'll go back to my corner, lol!
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    I don't know how they pack them but having a mandolin sitting in a shipping container off the coast of Cali for a few weeks can't be good
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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    Re: sax guitar

    Shelley (Lee) Sax built guitars in my friend John Stewart's wood working shop just across the street here in Crescent Beach, BC in the early seventies. Lee went back to Connecticut where he became a...
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    Re: Condition of Martin A style

    +1 to the above: leave it as-is. If the fretboard divots affect playing then take it to a pro repair person. The rest is mostly cosmetic. They are sweet little mandolins—enjoy yours.
  9. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    For anyone that might be interested the mandolin was made by Kay in Chicago.
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    Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    I found the same problem when I briefly tried octave strings my OM when playing melody. The original melody line was fractured too much by jumping back and forth.

    Also, I think you lose some of...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    I never really gave that much thought until just now. They sold those same Mics for years and I don't remember ever having one go bad. I'm sure they did just none that were in my control. They had...
  12. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Thanks both, I'd completed missed that previous thread!
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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    I'd say... To achieve a different sound, in this case fitting within a certain musical tradition.

    They are also maybe slightly easier to build (I've never built one, but appears to be),...
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    Re: martin bowlbacks

    prices here in norway are quite steep, allenhopkins. and though we do get a very nice selection of new instruments in the stores, people tend to not want to sell their rare older ones, so such things...
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    Re: I want my chops back

    Perhaps you saw this thread and took too much of it to heart, on face value, rather than embracing the irony and sarcasm woven through many of the posts.

    I like what Allen said - spend time...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Allen, current asking prices are up around $3500 +/- these days for 'teens models in reasonably good condition.

    And I see a 3 pointer at a long established store for $5750, although I don't know...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Yes, but ... You don't say how long ago those purchases were made. Prices for vintage Gibson goodies have gone up a good bit, pretty steadily, even during the 14 years I've been in the market. The...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    The ad mentions replacing the tuners with Stew-Macs, so no real mystery there.
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Allen, have you seen recent prices on clean F-2's? You can't find them for $2500 any more.

    And yes, the cl mandolin is missing the original tuners, bridge, pickguard and mounting hardware,...
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    Re: Starting to see the difference

    Ow! Power to you! I tried concertina for about a day and half and finally threw in the towel. In fact, I threw in the whole laundry load. Hadn't been that stymied since I tried pedal steel.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Yeah, it's a Bb like I had back in high school, and it's probably the only woodwind I need ;)

    I don't know how old it is, I think older than the plastic one I had in the 70's, and it seems pretty...
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    Re: Starting to see the difference

    Every guitar player or teacher I've ever had an in-depth conversation with, it's been obvious that their brain is perceiving the instrument in terms of chords first. Melodies happen within that...
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    Re: Gibson A-4, Teens vs 20s

    I’ve always thought that the snakehead was just a recognizable visual cue signaling other developments (adjustable bridge, adjustable truss rod, more narrow neck, profile, etc.) favored by modern...
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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    Exactly. Here a 17 year old guy from Oregon named Mike stands in front of his senior assembly at James Madison High School and plays a Donovan song on a Yamaha 12-string. :)
  25. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I've always felt that the day that the builders of the AntonioTsai and BruceWeiarts mandolins figure out how to get the shape and dimensions right and figure out the things can be sold without the...
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