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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    They get bent out of shape after years. I never heard of no one having trouble. They can be a royal pain. You have to be patient. Someone should invent a tool to make it easier.
  2. Thread: Zenison

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Zenison

    Someone once gave me a Jettison mandolin and I knew exactly what to do with it. :)
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    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Zenison

    Never heard of this make. I did find one model on their website here and am guessing a budget model made in Asia perhaps imported by the company:...
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    Re: Anderson (?) 5-string

    Huh? "Seems to be handmade potato bug style."
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    Re: Gibson EM 150?

    I don't think that the knobs on the OP's are original. I believe they should be bakelite like Martin's and my ex-EM150 below.

    I had one. I decided to sell it but it stayed in an excellent vintage...
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Dagger: I posted a question on one of Michalis’ videos on where to get his recordings. Do you know?
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    Re: Condition of Martin A style

    +1 to the above: leave it as-is. If the fretboard divots affect playing then take it to a pro repair person. The rest is mostly cosmetic. They are sweet little mandolins—enjoy yours.
  8. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    Uses mandolin (metal) strings so will sound different from a uke even tuned to GDAE. Nothing wrong with ukes and this may not be earth-shattering but it is somewhat different from what is out there....
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    Re: old timey challenge

    That is a good trick to change up a standard from major to minor. Also works to Klezmerify with a Jewish mode.
  10. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    mandolin scale length, four strings. Baritone Uke has a much longer scale, usually 19”.
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Thanks, Dagger! Great stuff. YouTube also brought me to this duet which reminds me of some North American fiddle tunes. I also just noticed this in the notes: Michalis is playing his "German...
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    American makers rarely made fluted ones and if they did they were the very top of the line or presentation models. I had a style 6 Martin with amazing workmanship and the early Washburns. I don’t...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    That OP's is a real beauty. I own the precursor '83 A5-2. Main difference is that hardware is not gold-plated. Bought one of the first two carved Flatirons from Mandolin Brothers. They hadn't started...
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    I was just looking to see if it had the fluted ribs but no, so it is a style 80.
  15. Re: Basic Question: Vivaldi Concerto in D major RV 93

    Easily and more conveniently seen here (rather than have to search elsewhere). Caterina's video is easier to see, Avi's is so dark...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSdHYMWv33E
  16. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    Actually Earnest (Joel Eckhaus) also makes a Maccaferri (gypsy jazz) style tenor. I am proud to own one pictured here:
    http://www.earnestinstruments.com/selma-acoustic-tenor-guitar/
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    Re: National Reso-Phonic RM1 Mandolin New

    Boy, prices on these RM-1s have risen quite a bit. Does this have some premier features over others? It seems like it is priced around $1000 more than standard retail.
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    So sorry to hear this news. I recall having some nice email conversations with him as well as postings here. RIP. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Despite the fact that one is in the British Museum this is a simple lower-end German mandolin worth probably at most couple of hundred euros. It looks like it is in decent condition. Put new strings...
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    Re: Sad news: John Goodin died yesterday

    Oh, no. John was a good soul and a wonderful contributor to mandolin repertoire. I did meet him at one of the CMSA conventions. We will miss him.
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    Re: Custom Design Picks (Ultem)

    I made my own Roman/Ranieri plectra from a small sheet of ultem. I don't know what it cost these days but I got a 12X12 of 1/16" for about $25 and 1/8" for a but more. The problem I have seen is that...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Very cool, Sue. I think it is very important as mandolin players to at least experience living with the joys of vintage Gibsons. I love the look of this one even the metal armrest and the wear of the...
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Here's a short bio-pic about Walter Kaye Bauer:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp4D7Vj9cks
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    Re: 1907 Raffael Calace Lyra Mandolin

    I am guessing that this is from the owner’s collection. Rudy sells off some of his more desirable or rare stuff from time to time. The last thing I saw was a Gibson A-3 painted turquoise and adorned...
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    I was just curious to see the other photos. The style 85 is the only one that Washburn made at that time with fluted ribs. Do you have a link?
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