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  1. Thread: Framus

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    Re: Framus

    Been playing a Framus cutaway as my outdoor bass since I bought it out of an old house in a ghost town west of us (it had been collecting dust there with a broken neck for 30 years) for $150 40 years...
  2. Re: Judge throws out Gibson's claim that Dean is in contempt of c

    Only email I ever got from Charlie D said I could no longer use their flowerpot. My next one was pipestone/abalone. No complaints......yet!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Maple octave back, and one of the f holes. No luncheonettes were harmed in the making of the binding, as far as I know!
  4. Re: Shop disc sander for small delicate work

    Race car builder friend once showed me that 20" disc with red semicircle that had once been half the first joint of his thumb. Slow and easy does it!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Necking again in the shop while waiting for 'monsoon' season to pass. Ebony/quilt, African Blackwood, Brazilian rosewood, Macassar Ebony, brw/curly, ebony, desert ironwood, brw, brw, ironwood. Below...
  6. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Built a mandospanker long ago, strumming a mando all day with a doublepick loaded turntable made the open strings irritatingly loud, did nothing for fretted notes. Maybe if I'd had an Arthur Godfrey...
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    Re: Avenue Guitars in Colorado?

    John sold a bunch of mandolins for me back in the 90's. Total Straight shooter. I even bought a Brazilian Washburn from him for $10 to make a swell festival hat.....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    After shoveling out this last batch of ovals I was going to enter a 12 step program to break my addiction to mandolin building syndrome(MBS). Then I found a piece of maple cut in Abany, Mo. by my...
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    Re: Building a violin... easier?

    James- Alicia called me out of the blue 20 years ago. She was living over the mtn west of us and packing to move to Mexico. Said come get all this wood before we haul it to the landfill. I was there...
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    Re: Upright Electric Bass Build

    Built a couple, keep one in a corner of the shop for 41" scale hand exercise, has an old fisherman pickup. Got several fingerboards from Randy Allen long ago, built up from there.
    Traded the second...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hitched up the horse to shave braces on the octave equivalent of a rotary phone....
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    Re: Quilted Maple

    If I was always playing in a circle of drunk banjo players, I'd use a harder back material, like sugar maple or titanium! For warmer jams, quilted maple is not so scary....
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    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TAMCO retirement.

    Thanks for all you've done to expand the mandoworld, and wishing you a long and satisfying retirement. We'll have another Bruichladdich toast if you make it this way again!
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a builder to me?

    No longer taking orders, except from my recently retired lovely wife, but I dig those old oval hole designs updated with x braced Engelmann and radiuses boards. No woods seasoned more than 40 years...
  15. Re: Has anyone modified a mandolin for travelling?

    Sawed part of the peghead off "The Awful" to fit in a dry bag for a river trip, worked great!
  16. Re: Gibson is preparing to sell NFTs of its most famous models

    I'd like an NFT of Mike Compton's "The" ballcap!
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    Re: Help identify this wood

    Rodrigo Gomez mandolin, palo escrito/cedar, from Paracho, MX. Tonewood? Si!, Farwood? También!
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    Re: Bowl Backs

    Broken bowl backs seem to find me and quickly become festival hats!
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    Re: Gone fishing

    Thought for a moment that Mr. Bergethon had sold "The Guppy"!
  20. Re: For those that want to build a bass fiddle (NMC)

    Any of those oddball homemade basses would probably need an amp for proper polyethnic cajun slamgrass accompaniment. My bassment tool rack includes a WTF? minstrel banjarron from a 22" bass drum, X...
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    Re: Nugget Info 2021

    At our last pre-rona Mando-tasting, Mike said he has a no deposit list, and calls the next person on it when the next F5 is ready. As with most luthiers, old friends need no stinking list, as long...
  22. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    I've suffered no ill effects from Ellis tasting, can't say the same for Tom's cheesehead sampling.......
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    Re: 9 string ID

    Thanks all! The curator sent a closeup, looks like the nut shows doubled treble courses:
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    9 string ID

    St. Louis Art Museum identifies this 9 string as an "English guitar". Painted in 1766. Anybody seen or played one? What would the original tuning be? thanks!
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    If you're going the gastank route, I'd recommend the Pontiac T1000 with a middle school Kay 1/2 size neck......
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