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    Re: Collings MF5 - Any years to avoid?

    They were not around in the 20's So, I'd avoid one claimed to be a '23 Collings :))
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    Re: which DI box for myers pickup

    Read the manual (Link to a PDF of same?) and state the input and output values?

    Mic, hi Z Lo-Z Line (600 ohms or what?), and such are not that much Info
    Only offering kind of plug /jack...
  3. Re: New guy looking for advice on travel with mandolin

    In Its Original hard Case I packed my Mandolin in a duffle bag, thickly wrapped in my clothing ,

    And that duffle bag was strapped to a back pack frame ..

    as I had shuttle vans...
  4. Re: Winding string loop ends for 1890 Vinaccia

    drive a finish nail , in a piece of wood to form the loop around ,
    wind the additional 3 " of wire around it, the standing part of the wire
    gripped by a pair of Vice Grips..

    Prefer a gee...
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    Re: Amplified playing and effects

    I have a Roland AC 60 acoustic amp it has reverb & Chorus and 3 band EQ you can always buy more stomp boxes later..

    Recently got an even smaller Mobile AC, it's good enough .. smaller & a...
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    Re: Gibson A Oval Tuning Machines

    + 1 .. with measured data you can go to the Stew Mac site, they have dimensioned drawings of their offerings.. ;)

    General Tool has a Stainless steel basic caliper found @ auto parts stores .. ...
  7. Re: Fender FM60E 5 string electric mando intonation...

    I use an .050 for C on a standard Mandolin scale .. round wire wound ,

    (but not on a FM60.. ) :whistling:
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    Got one for my Lebeda because the way the top and sides edge binding is , results in a sharp angle.

    the Mix Carbon Fiber A5 is rounded edge & so I don't need one on It ..

    (The A Jr...
  9. Thread: Gibson A-40

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    Re: Gibson A-40

    I had one in the 70's .. .. .. Amber- natural finish , Mahogany neck , ff holes , rosewood fingerboard glued to the top
    top carved, back, Arched , pressed Mahogany 3 ply, as seen via un bound...
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    Re: Harmonicas & Mandolins

    Chromatic Harmonicas can do all Keys but takes 2 hands, because the sharps/ flats are via a button on one end..

    Idealizable player : Toots Theilmans Played Jazz Classics on one..
    ...
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    Adding to Allen's Nomenklatura .. the Irish Zouk is also an octave (8va) lower , longer scale , thinner strings, fits in a Banjo case.
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    Re: Inexpensive solid body electrics

    Ought to be able to rework it and put the Strat Jack plate where the pickup selector switch is ..
    cheap enough to not be Precious..
  13. Thread: Tailpiece

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    Re: Tailpiece

    Guess you answered your own Question .. :popcorn:
  14. Thread: Tailpiece

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    Re: Tailpiece

    From What? there are 2 different 'footprints' the stamped Gibson type larger,
    small to bigger better* than big to smaller..
    *though Plugging and re drilling may be required (Been there...
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    Re: Early Gibson A4 - Different Inlays?

    FWIW, Fleur-de-Lis is the inlay on mine .. just Dot inlays .. (a 1922)


    :whistling:
  16. Re: Differences between Eastwood Mandostag and Godin A8

    A8 has some hollow cavities , the in-bridge 4 piezo pickup pieces and onboard preamp are by RMC of Berkeley California ..
    Godin is made in Canada.

    the mandostang has 2 magnetic copper wire...
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    Re: Pickup for New Loar M-520

    FAQ . this has been rehashed # N times ..

    Piezo type Pickup, Or something more like a contact microphone..

    One issue with Musician's Friend, they Ship unopened boxes ..

    No Predelivery...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    It's the NASCAR of Folk Music..
  19. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    Herco thumb-Flatpicks may be useful .. https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/jimduheflthg.html
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    Time Machine indeed . that and it's predecessor* were bought on installments , savings from low paying wages or Lay Away ..
    * a Gibson A 40 , found for sale on a Bulletin board @ U Vt, for...
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    Re: String shortage!?

    How was it in the 40's, during WW2?
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Geez! Just Buy & Try them ... its not like buying a new car.
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    You could get a Fishman bridge for the addition of a pickup.
  24. Re: Hello! New here with question about best bang for my budget

    A's Rather than F's for one thing..
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    Wally world ships to your door , cheaply .. so go to their website..
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