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  1. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    On the Pava website they list the neck profile specs, so you should get an idea.

    https://pavamandolins.com/models/a5/

    An Ellis has a V shaped neck, the Pava more of a rounded V or U shaped. I...
  2. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    I have a Collings MT2 and it has a 1 1/8" nut and a soft V neck that is pretty slim. You might look at Pava's as well. Slightly more U shaped but still in the soft V neck camp. Set up will also play...
  3. Re: Do You Mix & Match Your String Set?

    You might try a set of these GHS strings -basically what you are asking for -

    https://www.juststrings.com/ghs-a260.html
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    Re: Early A4 Needs Fairy Godmother

    The crack in the headstock looks like it goes all the way down the neck to the heal. Also my first thought was that it was wet at some point?
  5. Re: What is a 12-15 Year Old Eastman MD-915 Worth?

    I do think that age would is a consideration in this case and not a positive one. If it is 15 years old it would be a fairly early production. Imported instruments like Eastman, Kentucky, etc. are...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    I like and use the micro tuner. I mount it in reverse so is hardly noticeable. On my Collings MT2 I have it mounted just below the A/E tuners where the headstock juts out and you just about have to...
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    Re: Cotton Pickin Kids

    Nice...home schooled kids that don't spend all day on the computer or watching TV?

    The mandolin player is very good. The banjo player is terrific and the young lady on the right playing fiddle was...
  8. Re: Newbie questions -- where to start?

    - You are currently standing at a fork in the road. I would suggest you first decide if you want to play the guitar or mandolin and pick one. If you noodle around on more than one instrument you may...
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    Re: Am I seeing more A style mandolins?

    I can't really comment on the reasons for certain but here are a few thoughts -
    - Gibson started to transition to only making F5 style mandolins about 15 years ago. About that time Collings found a...
  10. Re: Gibson F5 Hall of Fame Bill Monroe Mandolin

    Here is a video with Dave Harvey at Gibson, about 6:30 he mentions these.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NY6mgm21Bo
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    A Couple To Look At -

    Cruising Reverb (dangerous) and saw a couple that were interesting or had an interesting description.

    Interesting story - to bad it is damaged...
  12. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    You may be thinking of The Mandolin Brothers as being online only? The Mandolin Store was located in Surprise, AZ and relocated to north Nashville last year. The have a brick and mortar store as...
  13. Re: Need a new mandolin -- too many bargain options

    Here is a Gibson A-JR close to your budget.

    Howard (Sonny) Morris builds mandolins in NE Oregon. Carved top and back A style with an oval hole sell for right at a $1000 and flat top/back sell for...
  14. Re: Locating previously owned Gibson...

    If you were the original owner and registered it you might try contacting Gibson and see if you could get the serial number. Without the serial number or something really distinguishing not sure how...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    If you are a member and are looking to find tracks Pete Martin has a page with many tracks. Thank you for taking the time to post them Pete.

    Good app by the way...
  16. Re: FedEx ó wow ó canít follow directions; fakes receipt signatur

    Yes it is....
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    190834190835
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Stunning - should be a tailpiece of a lifetime
  19. Re: How is a kentucky km140 outperforming a Loar LM600

    There was a tread not very long ago about someone who had a Loar 600 and was disappointed. I think the changed to bridge to a Cumberland and did a setup and the difference was pretty big. You might...
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    Re: New Northfield? Custom? Upgrade?

    Looks bound on the back to me?
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    Re: Setup, Setup, Setup!

    I have experienced the benefits of a good setup, but never new string spacing could make such a difference?
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    It would take a bit but have Howard Morris build you one. You can have input on the wood and have it staine4d how ever you would like.
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    Re: Blem Mandolins

    They also get used ones. If you contact them and let them know what you are looking for when something comes up they can let you know.
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    Gibson - Dave Harvey Video

    I happened onto this video on youtube and thought it was great -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NY6mgm21Bo
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    Re: $1000 Budget - What should I get?

    Nice, glad it worked out.
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