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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    This^...

    There are plenty of half deaf old geezers who b!tch and complain about everything being," A whole lotta' nuthin'..." and cannot hear major changes to anything, so the whole rest of the...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Bump.

    'Just wanted to bring this thread back up to the surface for folks who have not read it; there is some excellent information in here.
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    Flat fingerboards give me left hand tendonitus regardless of the string guage.

    When I switched to radiused fingerboards, it goes away, regardless of how heavy the strings I use are. My norm are...
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    Re: Bench Heights

    I had a similar experience with the bigger Emmerts- great for cabinet making, but too much for my uses. I cherish the smaller one.

    The bowling ball vise is the same concept as a Panavise, but ...
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    Re: Bench Heights

    Bury me with my Emmert!

    Richard, which model do you have? I had a few of the larger turtle backs and the giant K models. I was always worried that when I titled it up and extended the jaws out, if...
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    Re: Dremel - IKEA Flexible LED Light

    I use the LED light from my music stand that is for reading charts; clamps on to the power cable.
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    Is that the Parrot Loar that used to live in Asheville?
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    Re: Bandsaw upgrade

    Ha! Glad I'm not the only one who struggles with the #@$%ing autocorrect!
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    Re: Bandsaw upgrade

    Bandsaws; one of my favorite wood nerd topics!

    I've had almost a dozen different bandsaw guides over the years from dirt cheap up to approx. $600 a set from Tannewitz. My favorites for the large...
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    Music Nomad diamond nut files

    Does anyone here have experience using the new Music Nomad diamond nut files? They are about 1/4 the price of the SM set.
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    Re: Old Woodworking Machines

    'Just another reason why you and I will probably never go on a roadtrip in search of old tools & fine red spruce while laughing playing tunes driving through the Blueridge Mountains on a beautiful...
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    Re: Old Woodworking Machines

    It was over in Virginia Beach; pretty cool because the seller had a completely rusted out dead one, the middle quality one that we bought, and a top shelf restored one with a big 3 horse 3 phase...
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    Re: Old Woodworking Machines

    'Just got off the road traveling over to Virginia this week (amazing fall colors still holding strong!) and picked up a 16" Walker Turner bandsaw with all of the art deco goodies for a friend of mine...
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    Re: Gibson A-4, Teens vs 20s

    The unicorns and fairy dust left the factory long before Loar did and from what I've heard, they didn't have near the amount of fun that old Lloyd did at the office Christmas party just before he got...
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    Re: Breedlove experimental neck joint

    James Hamm is a friend & bass building mentor of mine. I use a similar process to his for the rib garland on the double basses.

    I don't know anything about the current Breedlove company. I worked...
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    Re: Breedlove experimental neck joint

    That is correct Charlie. I've been using traditional dovetail joints for almost 20 years for the mandolins and have no plans to change them. I do use several different bolt on methods for some of the...
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    Breedlove experimental neck joint

    I don't believe I have posted this one.

    20 years ago when I worked for Kim Breedlove, I was always trying to get him to move away from the big blocky square neck joint that they used for about...
  18. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    'Worked out ok for these guys:

    Mark Knopfler
    Gary Moore
    Steve Morse
    Duane Allman
    Elvis Costello

    My last apprentice and current one are both lefties. It makes for some challenging recoveries...
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    Re: Truss rod advice

    You are not the first person to do a little dance with a feisty router around here. Luckily it will all be hidden inside.

    True African Blackwood, dalbergia melanoxylon, tends to chip out terribly...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    &#@% Bill Monroe; he didn't have %$#@ to do with this!

    That's what they all looked like back in the late '70s punk days when we wore chains and pet jewelry to the gigs.....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Today's view from the workbench: I'm not sure which one has more gig stories, the instrument or my old workbench....
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    Re: Sanding for bass

    ;);)
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    Re: Gibson A-4, Teens vs 20s

    All of those prices seem incredibly inflated; you can get a damned nice modern mandolin for $3-5k that will be much more diverse, useful, and likely blow the doors off a 100 year old Gibson in a...
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    Re: Tone bar placement on an A style

    GAL snakehead plans...;)

    Drop the tonebars in the same spot as on Adrian's plan, use the F5 neck + plate specs, & you'll essentially have the Griffith L. Loar signed A5.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I think this will work well:
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