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    Re: another string changing tip

    Because I learned the other method where there is always a wind above the tuner hole before going down, have not been able to get your method to work for me. Have tried, but am still too fumble...
  2. Re: Source for Gibson banjolele 30's transfer?

    Pretty positive they were painted on. Occasionally a template shows up on eBay.
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    Re: Old Gibson A, AJr. A 2,3,4 Mandolis

    Yup. Will happily have my A Jr. go toe to toe with about any other out there. And it's been through the mill. Repaired top, cracked sides. It's ugly but sounds great. And while I'm pretty sure the...
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    I understand that. Culled two when the opportunity to obtain the Northfield arose. Probably still have too many, but am unable to emotionally get rid of any more.

    Also went through something...
  5. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Nothing wrong with deciding on that path. Do what works for you and don't worry about what the rest of us say. For short periods I can play about any neck shape. But once it gets down to playing for...
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    Re: another string changing tip

    Thanks for the toothpick tip. Hadn't thought of that. Sometimes will delay changing the strings on the Collings for that reason. Now, no excuses.
  7. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    Like Jim said above - what did you think of that Collings? They will mostly have similar playability to each other, so if you like the way it felt and played, then, yeah go for the MT2. While I have...
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    NMD Northfield F5S

    Well, it happened. Am now the new caretaker of Chuck Leyda's 2017 Northfield F5SA. Have been having an itch for one of these since hearing this one two years ago at a festival. With my wife's okay...
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    Re: Norman and Nancy vid

    Totally agree. And it's a great video, IMO. FWIW, my wife used to have a shirt like that. We both thought it was just fine.

    Only thing better would have been if she were playing her Loar in the...
  10. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    To quote Stan Jay "Only a Gibson is glued enough". Or "So is Boris". (That latter one made me think for a bit when I first read that Vintage News.)
  11. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for February 2021

    Okay. That makes sense. I thought the underlined words on the left side of the main page were hot links that weren't working. Yes, everything else works fine with a refresh or two needed. And the...
  12. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for February 2021

    No links working for me either, on the front page using Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. The Tune of the week folder links work as do the tunes. But nothing on the front page of the website...
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    Re: 87 Flatiron A5 Artist

    Checking on Reverb - Lark Street sold one similar in the last year for $1995. (If you do a search on Reverb, you can filter by sold items.)
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    This is very sad. Used to see him around the Twin Cities as he and Dean were regulars playing in office buildings during the holiday season once upon a time. Was fortunate to catch the performance he...
  15. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    Great thought. Have also been thinking about similar things recently. Instead of wanting to upgrade to something "better" am trying more to appreciate and be grateful for what I already have. Doesn't...
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    Re: E strings unraveling

    Depending on when you purchased the strings, it could be part of a bad batch. Had a couple of sets where that happened. I'd email D'Addario and let them know. Mine was a year or two ago and the...
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    Re: New Mandolin day

    Wow! That's stunning. And love the James tailpiece.

    Enjoy. That one is a keeper.
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    There is a recently published book about a Minnesota based Norwegian American fiddler, his tune book has numerous tunes in B flat, E flat, E major and even a waltz that goes to D flat. It's presumed...
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    Re: Taft 2 Point

    Pretty sure. It's also been on Reverb if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    Cold weather really can play havoc on instruments. In the Twin Cities most stores used to have a policy to not ship when it was -10F or lower. And yes, USPS is now the worst for shipping. A friend...
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    Re: Early A4 Needs Fairy Godmother

    Probably not. Seems to be not uncommon on 1910. From what I have read the wood used for the center strip (pear?) rotted over time. Not on all of them. Had a 1910 regular A where a prior owner doweled...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    Yup, have one like Geno referenced on my Flatiron A model. Up on the top of the headstock. Fits fine and is pretty invisible from the front.

    It might get bumped around in the case and maybe...
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    Re: E strings breaking?

    Yeah, sounds like a burr on the tuner to me, also. use a different string, or a small file to lightly smooth over the hole where the string breaks.

    As to replacement strings, most of the regular...
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    Re: Am I seeing more A style mandolins?

    Probably a lot of things - like was mentioned above, Collings really has made quite a few A models. And a few years ago, everyone was pretty over the moon with the Kentucky KM-150, a modest A style...
  25. Re: Virzi inquiry - Models offered? Tonal effect?

    Not sure with a standard, but with the "Super Tight" after turning on the Snark, there is a button the side at about 11:00. Press it once, it goes to the metronome, press it again and it shows 440....
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