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    Re: Jams near Bend, Oregon?

    Sorry, I'm in Astoria.. Hard to get any place to gather .. :(
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    Re: Contemporary Pumpkin Tops?

    I have a Lebeda F, (Jazzica, 89/01) that is entirely 'pumpkin' with brown tortoiseoid binding , though I've called it 'Cognac'.. ..

    Recently had it re-fretted with Stainless steel .. ...
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    Re: Help with EQ/Frequency Issue

    there are multiband EQ to put in your signal chain to fine tune it .. 10, 12, 24 band , rack mount for the latter ..
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    Re: The Ernst: 1920's attempt at more volume

    Selmer did a double back in the Jean Django Reinhardt Era .. too..
  5. Re: Built a contact mic for string instruments.

    Good luck, I know nothing about the mandolin market place on the Indian subcontinent.

    I'm certainly not planning to import any to the USA.. you grow your own piezoelectric materials ?
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    Re: The Ernst: 1920's attempt at more volume

    So a double back with a separate sound hole for that lower chamber .. a novel build ..
  7. Re: Gibson MB-4 Trapdoor Banjo mandolin info request

    There is an even lighter set 9-13-20-32, than the light 10-15-24-36.

    lighter strings reach pitch at lower tension . so won't force the bridge to be pushed down as much with a given head...
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    Re: Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    I Suppose the Saga Golden Gate replica of the Dawg Pick is the same material, whether mock tortoise shell or 'clown barf' looking colored plastic.
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    Re: Bridge Saddle Sag?

    FWIW if you did not know Fossilization is a slow process where organic materials are slowly replaced by minerals,
    and after some time (thousands of years perhaps) the piece is more stone than...
  10. Re: Strap for a Strad-ol-Lin? There's no strap button.

    BITD , I had an A40 .. clamshell tail piece with a slide up cover ..
    for the heel there was a hump in the tailpiece running across it.. (pushing cover down, it stopped bumping up to it
    I Used that...
  11. Re: Built a contact mic for string instruments.

    Already many Piezo electric wafers stuck on the underside of hundreds of Mandolincafe Member's Mandolin's tops.

    and their owners touting their impression of what they own , check them out..

    ...
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    Re: Bridge Saddle Sag?

    Brekke 'traditional' bridge is not actually traditional .. because ..

    there is a spine connecting the 2 threaded posts inside the wood to prevent sagging ..

    a 1922 A has an aluminum ...
  13. Re: Built a contact mic for string instruments.

    I have a Schertler Dynamic type contact mic inside my Mix A5.. TRS 1/4" end button-jack .

    works & sounds good & is reliable. made in Switzerland.. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Trigger Finger (s)

    I prefer the name of Index finger .. :whistling:
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    Done that , using the classifieds, here .. :popcorn:
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    Re: Mando vs. Mandola for swing jazz

    I have what is a luthier's conversion of a A50 as a CGDA 4 string with a 4 pole pickup It's nice . though, I could part with it ..

    :whistling:
  17. Re: Strings for a Gibson 1924 A-1 in "player" condition

    I put 10 ~ 38 on my pre TR '22 A.. 11 ~ 40 on my TR A4 of the same vintage .

    ;)
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    No. I dont when seated .. One benefit a Tone Gard offers is the back's resonance is not dampened holding it against the body ..
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Had a Online chat with Frank's Manager-Fiddle player , and managed to get them to stop by our little remote town on the coast
    between dates in the bigger cities .. Community College Arts &...
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    Re: Flatwounds on an Eastman MD315

    Have D'Addario FW on my Lebeda Jazzica, F, .. I just splurged on a Stainless steel re fret ..



    I don't own an Eastman. (Well, I have one of their fiberglass cases) .. mandolin..
  21. Re: Looking to Commission Carbon Fiber Mando (1 1/4" nut)

    here is another one to chat up .. https://www.synergyinstruments.com/collections/mandolin

    Across the border up north ..
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    Godin A8 have a closed sound chamber but no sound hole & when you do plug them in they sound nice..
  23. Re: Is this a chord? first fret, D AND A, then G&E on 3rd fret?

    Step 1, try figuring out the names of the notes .. count up half steps 1 half step for each fret ..
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    Re: Banjolele tuner ID please…

    given unknown international shipping cost.. it's kind of unrealistic ..

    I'm not a mail order business..


    :disbelief:
  25. Re: Looking to Commission Carbon Fiber Mando (1 1/4" nut)

    Peter Mix Quit . I own an A5 .. it's 3 cm wide @ the nut online pix
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1310/3673/files/newmad-carbon-fiber-mandolin.jpg?v=1539118076

    there was a new one...
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