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    Re: My New Baby

    Thanks for the tips. I think they're GHS. There was a note in the case of string gauges, and I think it was on the back of a GHS envelope. It's around here somewhere. That leads me to believe they're...
  2. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Probably, poor dear. Never did anything to hurt anybody, then gets treated thisaway. :crying: Honestly, even though I no longer had a professional use for her, she was a good-sounding instrument, as...
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    Thanks, guys! I've been trying to solve a mystery about this beautiful instrument - which is, why does it not sound as good as it looks? :confused: It does not have a woody or tubby sound - it's very...
  4. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    I picked one up when I was in a jug band, and fearless leader wanted to bring that sound into our arsenal. He called it "the happy sound," which it kind of was. It was utterly impossible to play...
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    Of course! :))
  6. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    That does refer to one of the all-time greatest banjo jokes. ;)
  7. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Yeah, right? The question was pretty much settled long ago. Judging by responses, a majority of members aver tuners do cause some damage, and advise use only as needed. The news about that tuner is...
  8. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    It's still a banjo mandolin. If precision drives you, perhaps calling it a "single string banjo mandolin" (or banjolin) will suit you.

    When I was having tuning issues with my EM-150 electric...
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    Re: My New Baby

    OK, fine - good to know. As I said, I was expecting something else. But since it's the same on both mandolins and mandola, it stands to reason. Living and learning, one day at a time. :mandosmiley:
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    Also regarding price, that auction is a benefit fundraiser.

    The Melody Majors I've seen (only a few, admittedly) have a distinct tailpiece, not the generic clamshell type here. But that headstock...
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    Re: My New Baby

    So anyway ... The reason I bumped this thread was because I had a question. The little 3" piece of wood glued inside the top just below the sound hole - that is the brace? Is that really enough to do...
  12. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Well, now! One learns so much around here from so many different directions. I did not know that. And now knowing it, I vow never to so misuse the term again. Uh huh, yeah, right! :)) (There's a...
  13. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    I took some time to scan through google images to see if I could find a similar instrument. I found this - the one on the left - and elsewhere a closeup of the headstock. It's not an exact match, and...
  14. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Hello, and welcome to the Café!

    I'm not sure why you call it "7 string." It clearly has 8 tuners, and even 8 strings. :confused:

    Also, it looks like a banjolin (or mandolin-banjo), not a...
  15. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    You know, back when this thread started, there were lots of responses to the OP - and the title, too, which still refers to the main point concerning damage to your instrument, not appearances - and...
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    Thanks, I think (ignoring possible irony and/or sarcasm), but you can set your sights a little higher. ;) :grin: :whistling:
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    Yes, well, I did that for a year once, won hardly anything. The fortune had said, "Your luck has completely changed today." I thought that was a good omen; seems not so much. Perhaps my luck hadn't...
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    Yes, apparently standards have lowered to this extent. :crying:

    We're never going to agree on this. I think it's unsightly, lazy, and damaging (as several have attested) to leave the tuner clipped...
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    Re: My New Baby

    Here's a little better side-by-side than previously presented. Mandolin-mandola, in case you're wondering. ;) I get confused myself, and I know what to look for. :whistling:

    193587 193588
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    Re: My New Baby

    Thanks. I was expecting something longer for a brace. Maybe I'm distracted by the size of guitar braces.

    Yes, I've been putting off changing strings because I think these are pretty new, and I...
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    Thanks, Tim. Maybe you've been spending too much time in the corner ... ;)

    Well, ya know, what else am I going to spend my retirement money on? A sports car? A motorcycle? Nope! :)) And since...
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    Et tu, Thile! :crying:

    It takes a whole 2-3 seconds to pull a tuner out of one's pocket and clip it on, when needed, ready to tune. The rest of the time, leave it in the pocket, marring neither...
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    Hey, I think I was in a band with him! :)) Well, probably someone else. In addition to the above, a guitar strap. And even a couple of my harmonicas. And he was the leader of the band. Maybe he...
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    So what's wrong with this picture? (OK, video.) And I don't mean, Robert Fripp covering Judas Priest, nor him "singing" - all good on those scores. No, it's the tuner on his headstock, and also his...
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    Re: My New Baby

    BTW, it's been a month and I still haven't heard from the consignor about the previous owner. :(
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