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    Re: Weird Intonation Issues

    I totally agree with Rob. Have a VERY CLOSE look along the NUT. Apart from the fact that the slots should be cut as Rob describes, I wouldn't mind betting that the A strings are actually a little...
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    Re: Brekke vs Traditional Bridge

    I once sold an F5 Mandolin and years later bought it back after the owner had died. Initially I was so disappointed in the loss of volume and then I realised he had put on a Brekke bridge. This was...
  3. Thread: Trading

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    Re: Trading

    When it was made or who made it has no relevance. You answered your own question. Current street value is what it is all about.
  4. Re: 1906 Gibson F-4 "tree of life" mandolin

    Dan Beimborn's one was about a third of the price of this one although not quite so elaborate as I remember. It's like a painting in a way. People pay massive amounts for something which tickles...
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    Re: 3 Month Stiver Review

    You talk quite a bit about tone but no mention of which plectrum you use. I find a Wegen pick of 2.00 will give fabulous tone so if it's tone that players put a high emphasis on then Wegen fits the...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Tone guard is seldom used in many years experience so it's an option but I'd forget that. I've always loved the shape thst Gibson created but I agree that playing sitting down has the point sticking...
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    Kentucky Traveller by Ricky Skaggs and The Bill Monroe Reader are a decent enough read. Satan is real gets my vote as well.
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    Re: What mandolin is this?

    I saw a 1922 A4 where the headstock inlay The Gibson looked a little bit unlike earlier ones and it definitely is a Gibson. I reckon this one probably had a neck issue with subsequent truss rod...
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolins in UK

    Yeah I did see that one. The very first Gibson I had in 1973 was a blavk A style but I've gone off black now. Lovely F2 at Elderly but 1926 so Vat and Duty and a whiole lot of hassle with Cites...
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolins in UK

    Hi Sir Guy. I had a 1915 F4 couple of years ago and that's the one I should have kept. I've had 7 F4s over the last 35 years. Seldpm to they work in sessions etc but now I ust play at home so I'll...
  11. Re: Kate Wolf Accompanied By Two Mandolins 1985

    Loved Kate Wolf. So many reall great songs, especially Here in California. Lovely recording. Full marks to the mandolinists on this live one as well.
  12. Thread: Tamco?

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    Re: Tamco?

    I usuallu look at his site every day on New arrivals/blog as I am looking fir a Gibson mandolin and saw the Waterloo pic there for months. I emailed him about 3 or 4 weeks ago and he said he was open...
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    Old Gibson Mandolins in UK

    Seems like a lack of old Gibson mandolins in UK. I've been looking for a clean oval hole for a good while now and apart from a cream top A3 (which just doesnt appeal) just none advertised.

    Where...
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    Re: Martin Copy--Rokkomann

    Brilliant reply Allen. This could maybe be an early one. He knew what he was doing.

    Many thanks

    Jimmy
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    Martin Copy--Rokkomann

    Bought this Martin Copy recently. In the 1970s I remember Maya and Hokada doing very good copies of the Martin mandolin.

    I've never seen this name before. Rokkomann. Inside it has 'Made by Tahara'...
  16. Re: Helpful hint for those with Ashton Bailey or similar tailpiec

    Excellent idea. Simple things are best.
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    You could try an Eastman dealer for case.

    As for getting a mandola I've lost count of the number of people who buy one and it never gets played. May be an idea to take a cheap mandolin, get rid...
  18. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Rising Fawn String Ensemble's "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South". Norman Blake and ensemble. Dave Appollon's compilation which David Grisman put to market.

    These two stand out...
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    Re: Mystery Brand Mandolin

    I have seen Maya mandolins like that in the 1980s.
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    Re: New Northfield Big Mon on it's way.

    I've had mandolins of every type for 50 years or more. Literally hundreds and none better than my 2016 Big Mon. I've always said I reckon I got the best one ever to come out of their factory. I'm not...
  21. Re: Advice needed on shipping Gibson A-Jr to UK

    As far as the buyer is concerned, if he waited till next year it would be over 100 years old and therefore be classed as eligible for Antique relief which means he would not have 20% VAT to pay. That...
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    Re: Larrivee mandolins

    I think that numerous Larrivee guitar owners would be interested in any new Larrivee mandolin shape as these guitarists are already Larrivee fans but getting a new shape right for the general market...
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    Re: Question about customising a mandolin

    Go for it. Won't affect the sound unless you put a tin of paint on it. It will, of course, affect re-sale value but then again, you'd maybe want to keep it for ever.
  24. Re: Japanese Mandolin made by Hoshino Gakki

    For a starter mandolin, volume and tone become secondary. Low action enables the beginner to actually be able to play it. I've had a few of these made by Ibanez, Suzuki, Antoria and they are usually...
  25. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    Sorry I cant help btu I agree about the album, Theur treatment of 'Waltz in the bluegrass' is totally brilliant with guitar sounded tremendous. One of my favourite all time mandolin recordings.
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