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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Have you ever seen the stairstep before?

    Here's how much I like the Stradolin - if I had to pare my belongings down to what fits in my car, this mandolin would make the cut.
    I'm not...
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    Re: Kent wc26 mandolin pickup

    As noted above by nmiller, Japanese gear until the mid to late 70s was called "Jap Crap" because that's what it was. Kent's were on the lower rung.

    The reason they became so "popular" had nothing...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    When I bought my first car back in the late 60's it was a 64 VW Beetle. I was able to buy these seat extender brackets to move the driver's seat back about so it touched the back seat. I couldn't...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Hey, some of us are "bass nerds" as well. I've done a fair number of bass gigs, mostly playing country dances, and am the "official house bass fiddle player" for the annual Genesee Country Village...
  5. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    With 37 bids already and over 2 days left to go, I’d expect a lot more movement before the auction closes.
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    I traded my blonde Collings MF with white binding earlier this year. I had valued it $3500 to $4000 as did the other parties' instrument. I think you're valuation is good. It will be interesting to...
  7. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I agree. The tuners alone are a $400-500 upgrade. $4000 would be a good price.
  8. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I would expect this mandolin to be valued around ~$4K if it were listed in the classifieds.
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    I have a set of those Waverly tuners on an old Kay- they are replacements for a set of Kluson tuners- you can see the outline of the scalloped ends of the Kluson tuners at either end of the Waverly...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Your mandolin has Waverly tuners- not Kluson units and this probably means it is from the 1950s, assuming they are original to it and not replacements. If it had originally had Kluson tuners then I...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    That's a good looking Stradolin, definitely solid top. Fretboard looks great, did you polish the frets ? It should sound great once you string it up. Congrats !!
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Ha, the candy wrapper was actually a tube rolling around in the cavity of the instrument. The only way that it could have ended up there if it was put thru one of the circles of the F hole. I was...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    All these Stradolins showing up make me slightly regret selling mine to my duet partner. They really are surprisingly good. Enjoy yours.
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Yes, that sounds familiar. I have an Eastman 305, it's well-made and looks nice, but it's hard work to extract any sound from it. The recently-acquired Stradolin barely needs a light touch of the...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Nice! I hope you love your Strad-O-Lin as much as I love mine!
    Did you get to play it before you started tinkering, or did it come without strings?

    Sue
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    Received my Ebay Stradolin

    I've had an urge to tinker lately and after reading about Stradolins I decided to get one and it arrived yesterday and I'm in the process of cleaning it up. I think that it is a solid top with...
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    I have a 98 Kentucky KM200S I got in March (1st mandolin - couldn't find a suitable used KM150 at the time, but that's what I wanted) and a 40's Strad-O-Lin I got in July. Both are well set up now....
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    All the teens and twenties Gibson A-models (A5 notwithstanding) had the integrated fretboard. My A3 is over 100 years old. I am spoiled!

    f-d
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    Kentucky KM-150 Standard A-model Mandolin - Sunburst https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OQC75K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_O8PjFbKWWG2Y1
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    Amazon warehouse deals

    Hi all, newbie here. Bought my first mandolin on amazon warehouse deals. A km 150. Original packaging damaged but mandolin in perfect shape. Positioned the bridge tuned it up and sounds great. ...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Sue, so glad you're getting such satisfaction out of your Strad-O-Lin. I've owned a couple of them over the last 25-30 years; the first one I bought, badly cracked and with super-alligatored finish,...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Wow Sue, That is a really nice Stradolin! Like what Jake had to say about it's sound. I took a '40 to Randy Wood a while back and he had the same reaction. Thanks for the post.
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    Re: Gibson A-5

    Scott, you really need to develop a “rimshot” button!
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    Re: Gibson A-5

    Ya know, I've never had much luck with on-line dating...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The nut width is actually specified in the ad that you’re referencing at 1-1/16”. I’ve never measured the scale length but assume that it is the traditional 13-15/16” Loar spec. I do know that I have...
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