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  1. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    FWIW, my own sunny summer "instrument in car" experience:

    If the instrument is well-wrapped in blankets or other insulation, maybe stuffed under duffel bags, AND away from direct sunlight, it will...
  2. Re: Epiphone Mandobird VIII bridge question

    Just a heads-up:
    Some like to maintain a consistent spacing in between the strings/courses, meaning that such center-to-center measurement increases as the string gauge increases. That may be less...
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    Re: Is my truss rod broken?

    Not exactly: It’s going to have whatever natural relief it has when the nut is loose =and= the strings are putting tension on the neck. Parker's question of "did you tune up to check your relief?"...
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    Re: Some Rescue Intruments in Iowa

    Whoa!! Maybe the nicely char-broiled fiddle that resulted from Jim's, ya know, rehearsing for Woodstock? Or maybe that Mr. Devil played down in Georgia vs. Mr. Daniels? Or maybe ... I should just...
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    Re: Unknown Mandolin

    Unfortunately, the inherent quality of his instruments can be marginal at best; over the years, many here have documented their issues. About 10 years ago, I got to see a beautiful "F-style" guitar...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    ... or would be if every dang one of them wasn't broken, ya know, speeding up & slowing down?
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    Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    Not that I have a clue =other than looking somewhat like the highly rounded Dawg pick= but there seem to be some characteristics that might trigger others' attention:

    - The three "points" each...
  8. Re: Unwanted string noises with mandolin and mandola

    Yet one more reason for playing with others: We tend to not hear those unintended sounds!

    Additional good news: While YOU might hear your mistakes, the other folks probably won't.

    Thinking...
  9. Re: Looking for a tuner that saves my sweetened tunings.

    IMHO, "sweetened" means modifying a known tuning by miniscule amounts, to get either a known few =or= the widest possible set of scales & chords to sound good together. OTOH, "altered" tunings bring...
  10. Re: Recommendations for a tenor to hold lower tunings

    It may not be clear, to the few w/ such experience, what your actual concern is. "Holding a tuning" sounds like "staying in tune" while, I suspect, that you're asking what guitar's body, given...
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    Re: Old clipping

    Sorry to open the floodgates of "name that picker", but the Geezinslaws led to this clip, again not very well dated. But hey, there IS a mandolin! I'll start with the obvious Glen Campbell and...
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    Re: Old clipping

    So J.B., ya got me thinking that there are a bunch of names that could be relevant but not recognizeable to the younger-than-us folks around here.

    - Comedy duo Stiller & Meara are the parents of...
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    Re: Old clipping

    Neat! Venues are primarly New York City, and movie Cleopatra came out in June of '63. Maybe from The Village Voice?
  14. Thread: Old Grimes

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    Re: Old Grimes

    Sweet and, yes, "autumnal-sounding"! Gonna dig out that AG issue for some friends I play with. Thanks!!
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    Re: New Player - Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250?

    You seem to be assuming that the KM-250 won't need a set-up? That would be an additional $100, less or more, depending on quality of work, your location, etc.

    BTW, virtually all factory-built...
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    That's worked well for me. ==> But let it dry overnight BEFORE inserting! <==
  17. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    My initial guess was that, being wood (possibly integral to the neck), someone lubricated or "preserved" it with some oil that attracted the local rodents, maybe?

    Interesting that virtually every...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Bass

    The one I'm caretaking for my mandolin orchestra was bought maybe 12-20 years ago -well before my time- for around $6K; not sure if that includes the hefty shipping charge from the midwest. $4K -...
  19. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    Yeah but... The main reason that cheap mandolins are, ya know, cheap is because nobody has put the last hour or two of fine handcraft into it. If they had, the same body would have a higher model...
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    Re: This seems odd

    And it even comes with an "after marked" case!
  21. Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    Back in the '60s, when my college rock band played at a local high school (and none of us had been playing more than 2 years), it would have been nice if they'd warned us that they usually turn the...
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    Re: Something different

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1G0jl0Vc64
  23. Re: Augustino LoPrinzi electric mandolin on Ebay

    Note the 1964 date on the case, long before his full-time involvement, and possibly made on his parents' kitchen table! IIRC, he was in New Jersey then.
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  24. Re: Double Stops with Radiused vs. Flat Fretboard

    That was my first thought.

    A radiused board should effectively give you more "finger-room" between otherwise-equally-spaced courses but, IMHO, that would primarily apply to fretting a course in...
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    Exactly what I've been thinking.

    Just for example, my main '72 Martin guitar has been in -only- for:
    - the backbrace crack that it had when I bought it in '90 (priced accordingly);
    - the...
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