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    Re: Double Stops with Radiused vs. Flat Fretboard

    I find everything easier on a radiused fretboard.
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    Re: Killer Monteleone at Gryphon

    John made me a Grand Artist model mandolin in 1980, and I also bought a matching Grand Artist model with an oval hole (very rare) from him one day when I was visiting his shop.

    When I spoke with...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    I'm sure Condino's liquor cabinet sounds great... after a few.
  4. Thread: Porch Pride

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    Re: Porch Pride

    Yeah, right.
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    Re: Choro listening recommendations

    Brazilian Strings Trio
    Canta Violino!
    New recording Festa! available July 30
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    Re: If You Use MuseScore

    A couple of questions:

    – I have a staff of mandolin notation with a linked staff of mandolin tab below it. If I enter notes in the tab that are higher than the 10th fret on the E string, the...
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    Upgrade to MuseScore 3.6?

    I've been using MuseScore 3.4 (transcription and tablature writing software) for some time, and considering upgrading to version 3.6, but I remember reading some users here who prefer the earlier...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Mandolins have eight strings, not four. Do I win?
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    Heiden. Oh, yes.

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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    I've found this to be true also... with one caveat.

    Once I was evaluating three vintage F-4s from the 'teens in a music store in a quiet room off the main floor. I had them in front of me, with a...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    ...Usually to the spouse whose permission is required for purchase...
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    Replacement tuners for a vintage F-4

    Anyone know of a brand of replacement tuners that fit a 20's F-4 exactly, without any re-drilling of the tuner post holes? Thanks.
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    Handel tuner buttons?

    Anyone know a source for reproduction Handel tuner buttons that can be installed on modern tuners? Thx.
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    Thanks everyone.
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    Round core mandolin strings?

    Anybody know of a brand that makes round core mandolin strings?
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Here's some eye candy for you Heiden fans: photos of three of Michael's spectacular Heritage model F5s, displayed by their owners. Click to enlarge.

    Michael's made perhaps 20 or so of these using...
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    Re: John Reischman with his Heiden F5

    I agree. Here's mine. Click for close-ups:

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    Re: what mandolin is JR pickin'...

    A Heiden Heritage model F5, #108 (one number away from my #107) has just popped up for sale in the classifieds...
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    Re: what mandolin is JR pickin'...

    It's probably the one in your picture. Heiden has made less than a dozen Heritage models. JR owns one and so do I. Michael Heiden will be finishing one up for Emory Lester later this year.

    Mine...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    At long last, here are a few pics. Click them to see bigger versions. You can find lots more pics and my detailed review from my Instrument Reviews webpage. The Heiden is here. It's still the most...
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    Re: post a pic of your pickguard

    Cocobolo & ebony from a mandolin I designed.

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    Re: Sunday morning Heiden...

    I'm pretty sure Heiden makes everything on his instruments himself, including his pickguards. The similarity is probably accidental.
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    Re: Sunday morning Heiden...

    Mark, this is one of what Michael Heiden calls his 'Heritage' models, using topwood salvaged from a 100-year old building. At the time I acquired it, it was one of only a dozen or so Heritage models...
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    Sunday morning Heiden...

    Click to see the glamour shots.

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  25. Re: What do you consider to to be the best recorded mandolin tone

    Someone PM'd me with this question. Here was my reply:

    It's only been out a few weeks, but Robin's local to me and works as one of my staff instructors at the Swannanoa Gathering, so I got an...
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