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  1. Re: In need of repair: Peter White mandolin

    Unless you can own up to leaving it in the trunk of a car during the hot days of summer or something similar, that is not normal fatigue. It should be going back to the person who built it for...
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    Perhaps one day the crusty crusty crusty folks will realize that it wasn't the mandolin that made Monroe. Being a great mandolin player is so much more than just your mandolin. If he was alive today,...
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    Re: Binding router

    If you use that small little thing that fits on to the end of the Dremel and requires your fingers to hold it up against the body about a centimeter away from the cutter, you'd better start learning...
  4. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    Nope.

    Would you put a sticker on these?
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    It really depends upon your individual body chemistry.

    I get about a month of great tone from them & then it very gradually goes downhill for the next three months. I regularly get shop visitors...
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    Re: Mildewed Instruments

    Mike: NO way do I want a dead guy's guitar that survived the accident in my shop! No! Nada! Not happenin'!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope! Nope! NOPE!!!!!


    I deal with ancient mold, mildew, and the funk of...
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    Perhaps the best response I've read all year!
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    Put away your calipers and magic probe.

    Turn off your computer.

    Put strings on your mandolin and play it for a few weeks.

    Listen to your ears & your heart knowing that red spruce will take a...
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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    Bummer.

    I liked them- a lot.

    Great ideas don't always translate into successful business models. I know many people who were hoping they would turn into a standard issue item when you bought...
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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    Currently listed at $995 on the Collings website and sold out.
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    Re: Could a broken truss rod cause a buzz?

    A loose truss rod is more common than a broken one. They can cause a bad buzzing sound all the time or at certain frequencies they can cause a loud wolf tone.
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    Re: Allen Tailpiece

    Randy Allen makes a nice product that has been used successfully on 1000s of instruments.

    There are plenty of half deaf crusty old geezers around here that cannot tell any difference and will...
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    Re: David Russell Young (NMC)

    About a year after I found David Russel Young's book I wound up being stationed in Oklahoma City (the run down old school version of it, not the hipster one today...) and Don lived about a mile down...
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    Re: David Russell Young (NMC)

    Gibson has a long history of "breakaway pegheads"!
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    Re: Front porch furniture + mandolin

    !!!
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    Re: David Russell Young (NMC)

    David no longer makes guitars. He is a violin bowmaker these days.

    I first found his book when I was a freshman working on an engineering school project. Tucked away on a campus library shelf next...
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    Re: Looking for Gary Vessel

    He is on facebook pretty regularly; often with some very direct political commentary!
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    There is a lot of controversy on this statement within the woodworking community. Many believe that wiping it down first will actually cause more oils to pull to the surface of the wood. There are...
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    That simple grain canary wood will be a lot easier to carve by hand than complex interlocking grain curly maple for a novice....
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    Canary wood is commonly used in the boutique steel string guitar world. With any non-traditional choice, you are on your own for figuring it out.

    Using comparative analysis with traditional woods...
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    Re: bridge question?

    You can always start with a full contact bridge & modify it to a "two footer" later if you don't like it; 'easier to take away wood than add it...
  22. Re: Mandolin repair luthier in Charlotte NC area?

    "........some body repair......"

    ???
  23. Re: a suggestion for not mutin you mando with your belly

    https://www.goldsgym.com/
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    Broken E string on my mandolin = $2

    Broken E string on my upright bass = $100+

    'Nuff said....
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    "......they can take their time and choose their words carefully ....."

    You must get different texts than I do. The ones I get always are filled with spelling and grammar errors that make the...
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