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  1. Thread: Stahl Mandolin

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    Re: Stahl Mandolin

    100+ years ago I have also seen Mahogany back and sides with stunning hand painted Brazilian grain that until you looked inside would fool you.
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    Re: Shopgoodwill F5 Gibson???

    +1 If it's a Gibson whoever cut the scroll must have had a 3 martini lunch. And was joined by whoever did the binding.
  3. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Yes there seems sometimes to include sarcasm and judgment, but usually it is a light hearted discussion, giving opinions, which there seem to be a lot of. It's seems harder to gauge how something is...
  4. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Well, I know these get a bad rap for being obnoxious, but most folks put mandolin strings on them. Even the X-light 9-32 mandolin strings are too heavy. That will stress the instrument and make it...
  5. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Yup, that happens a lot around here.
  6. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Back to the original subject.

    I have had a Polytune on my guitar for several years, even in the case, no marks on the guitar. I just looked. I take them off the mandolins when I put them away, but...
  7. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    I can remember somewhere in the late 70's or early 80's playing in a loud college bar and having to step outside to tune. You simply couldn't hear enough to tune in the bar, even thru the PA. Since...
  8. Thread: Women Builders

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    Re: Women Builders

    Lauri Girouard does all the finish work on the Girouard mandolins.
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    The nut may be too close to the first fret. If that is the case a shim between the nut and fingerboard would correct this. I had to do this for a couple of '22 Gibsons. It would take a measurement to...
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    Re: Tail piece repair

    Ha mandroid, I do know a machine shop where I can get some, but like you I am in the boonies and would have to drive a bit to a town big enough to get to a machine shop.
  11. Re: Will I Notice A Difference? Gibson 1917 vs 1922-34

    Late '21 and '22 had all the Loar era improvements except the thinner necks and snakehead headstock. My '22 A2 has a paddle head, truss rod, adjustable bridge, and sounds great. I had an earlier A...
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    Re: Tail piece repair

    If it is brass and not bronze you could have it brazed. Any machine shop should have a piece of brass.
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    My oval Gibson sounds good with most any pick really. If BC a 35, but sound wise it is better with lighter picks. I usually use a 72mm D'Andrea pro-grip. Being a regular shaped pick I can use the...
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    Measurement only gets you close. Play the note open and then fretted at the 12th fret. If the fretted note is sharp move the bridge back, flat, move it toward the headstock. Do this for the E and G...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Well there is an ear missing on the top of each tuner plate, but what I think you are looking for is the fact the worms are both the same direction on both plates, but they will need to turn...
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    Move the bridge so it is more than reasonably in tune at the 12th fret, but in tune at the 12th fret and see if it still plays sharp.
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I hate it when I lose something. I keep a pick in my pocket and when I went to play a mandolin in a store, pre covid, it was gone. Days later I found it, at least I didn't lose it forever. Ha
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    Re: Terminology Question

    I play banjo, therefore I can tell banjo jokes. I think banjo players know more banjo jokes that most other folks.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    I used manufactured charcoal, whatever was around. This was at least 35 years or more ago tho so. Charcoal and newspaper will both absorb odors and worked very well.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    OK here is the serious method. Wrap some charcoal, a lot of charcoal, in a lot of newspaper and put it in the case and close it for a week. Take it all out and do it again if it needs it. I did this...
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    Put it in the sun outside open each day for a few weeks so it can air out. Hopefully that will help. I would not put your guitar in the case until it airs out. I would not place vinegar inside with...
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    Re: Custom Gauge Strings

    GHS is very accommodating to custom orders. Any GHS dealer would be able to order you custom sits of your preferred string material. I use custom gauges strings on most of my guitars.
  23. Thread: stand or sit?

    by pops1
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Another one who has done this for decades. Some styles of music we all sit, performing live depends on the group and venue. With a strap, as has been said, makes no difference. When I played more...
  24. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    Also the Pure Nickel from GHS will not corrode like phosphor bronze.
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    Re: The wear of celluloid

    These days it's more about sound and the way the pick glides thru the strings. The new materials do that better than celluloid for me. Played BC for a few years and loved the glide, but couldn't get...
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