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    Re: Tuning Machines source

    My money is on “hey we have a ton of these odd screws we can sell you cheap”
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    Re: Help dating an Army Navy special

    Fair enough. I ordered one.
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    Re: Help dating an Army Navy special

    Thanks! I’d heard of Spann’s but hadn’t seemed to need it until this one. Appreciate the help!
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    This doesn’t work for all of the modes, but one thing that helps me remember some of the more common ones, is that you “lose sharps” in the key signature as you go from Ionian (major) to Mixolydian...
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    Help dating an Army Navy special

    Hi,

    Recently came into possession of a nice old Gibson Army Navy special. Iím trying to date it - the label doesnít have a serial number at all, but there is a stamp on the neck block - but itís...
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    Re: cord wood 4 string

    I’m always tempted to try that when I see figured firewood.
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    Re: Picks- Acrylic

    I believe v-picks are acrylic.
  8. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Is there a mechanical reason that snakeheads would be better or worse? That is, on the snakeheads, there’s less of a sideways single after the nut slots on the strings. Does that impact tuning or...
  9. Re: Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    Yeah, Iím part of the group that sponsored it and heís asked that folks not share the recording beyond who was there. He gives online lessons if you want, Iíd recommend him - I havenít done lessons...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    I’ve explored this a bunch, since I travel a lot. Didn’t love either the Seagull or the old Martin backpacker mandolin (hard to find, cheap, but they do have the advantage of being sturdy enough to...
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    Re: Use of Oak in instruments?

    Thatís hilarious.

    Thanks for the insight. Maybe Iíll try to build something out of oak if I find a nice piece.
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    Use of Oak in instruments?

    Apologies if this is discussed elsewhere - I searched the forum but couldn't find anything. I'm just a little curious why varieties of oak are never discussed for the hardwood part of instruments...
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    Re: Mandolin Avenue ( Original )

    Lovely, fun tune!
  14. Re: Mandolin sheet music in standard notation only: where is it?

    http://taterjoes.com/Fiddle/Alpha.html Is a pile of fiddle music in standard, that you can play on mandolin. Also thesession.org, tunearch.org, and abcnotation.com. That’ll keep ya for a while. :grin:
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    Re: What have I got here? Bozeman Flatiron

    I have one of the flatiron mandolas that had a bit of top sinkage like that. Took it in to none other than Frank Ford himself, who diagnosed that the transverse brace had become detached at one end...
  16. Re: Flatiron 1N (The one that got away) and Northfield Calhoun

    I have a 1N, 2MC, and 1C. They are a little different because of the different tone woods, but not much. Pretty much any flatiron pancake is a nice instrument (sorry). Also like the big muddy’s as...
  17. Re: Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    I also use a soft ukulele case for mine. Super nice to just toss over my shoulder. $25 or so on amazon.
  18. Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    Just noticed on this instrument today that there are lots of cracks visible in the finish of the top itself. I’ve seen that before on one of their mandolas. Looks like the finish is just very...
  19. Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    I didn’t know that trick, thanks!
  20. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    You can change mine to Sam Schillace. Thanks!
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    Re: The Flatiron 1DC

    I have to agree with others here. I have a 1mc, burgundy. The c stands for “cadet”. Very nice instruments but the one I have from a nearby year was only $450 and in perfect condition. So with that...
  22. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    One of their ukes has a 15” scale. So close! Tweak the body shape and lose an inch of scale...
  23. Re: Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    Thanks!
  24. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    I love the army navy style flatirons as travel mandolins. Would love a carbon fiber version of one.
  25. Anyone know what the old flatirons were finished with?

    I have a 93 2mc army navy style flatiron. Just noticed a bit of the finish on the neck flaked up and chipped off. I must have gotten something on it, no idea what. Does anyone know what these were...
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