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    Re: A lovely old 1907ish A4 .. but wait ...

    It could benefit from a new back or a back, period, lol!
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    Re: Lost bit of binding, 1915 F-4

    Nice repair Jack! I would be proud of that repair.
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    broke back mandolin on Ebay

    How the heck do you suppose this happened?!!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/294240092819?hash=item4482138293:g:EhkAAOSwl85gyUUf
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    Re: Preferred hot hide glue temp

    I use a wax heater similar to this one, it's easy to maintain the temp (150 avg.) I use a temp probe to monitor. I keep my glue in a small mason jar, small batches go far, put it in fridge capped and...
  5. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I'm not a fast string changer and fortunately don't seem to have them break on me these days. I do take two mandolins to gigs should a string break occur. I saw Sam Bush years ago with Bela Fleck's...
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    Re: Mini LP-Style Kit @ Stew Mac

    Here's an octave I repurposed from a small guitar, overlay on headstock, plus wings added to reshape.
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    Re: Shopgoodwill Auction Handmade

    That scroll, lol!
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    Ebay Luthier Project

    At first glance, this project looked interesting until I realized the body was not a 2-point like the top but rather a banjo body.

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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Looks like they start at about $45.00. I owned a copy for a while, corny jokes! https://www.amazon.com/Homer-Jethros-Cornfucius-Joke-Book/dp/B006SMN2AO
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    I've owned a black gloss top MT, a blonde gloss top MF, and a MF5. They all played well and sounded great with the blond MP being my favorite. I no longer own any but enjoyed them while I did. I am...
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    Re: Bright tuners

    The Peterson stroboclip is supposed to work well in bright outdoor environments. I have one but haven't put it to the test yet. ...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Do we ever tire of "lawsuit" proclamations, lol!
    I believe this mandolin could also qualify for the "ugliest scroll" thread.
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  13. Re: Has everyone seen the new Bluegrass Unlimited?

    Longtime subscriber here, the old format always arrived with the cover torn from mail handling. The new ones arrive intact, a real plus.
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    Re: Glue for case modifications?

    I made the foam (rigid foam) insert for this double mandolin case a while back. I used 3M contact cement spray. It currently houses my Gibson F5L and Fern.
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    Re: Top Crack Affect on Instrument Value

    John, it's a good question with not an easy answer, I've bought and sold instruments with top cracks both repaired and not. It seems to affect price but not sure how to calculate. I know refinishes...
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    Re: gigs .... starting to return?

    My phone is blowing up! Yeah!
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    Re: Loar Case Handle Restoration Inquiry

    Here's a handy tool for opening and closing the d-ring: ...
  18. Re: Using cheaper mandolin for extensive practice.

    I once applied this thinking to getting an inexpensive mandolin to take to practice for the coldest days of winter so as to not expose one of my nicer mandolins. I picked up the least expensive Loar...
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    Re: Who likes Ry Cooder?

    Ry's Election Special has some good bluegrass pickin' on it. I've been a fan since his first lp.
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    Re: helix ??

    What is a helix?
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    Re: F4 Headstock veneers - ebony?

    Sunburst, beautiful repair!
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    Re: Tailpiece donner dml 100b

    If you are trying to remove the cover from a 2-piece traditional (Gibson) style tailpiece, then you want the cover to slide rearward towards the end-pin/strap peg. If tight or stubborn, hold a small...
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    Re: West Virginia BACKHOME FESTIVAL

    I'm considering Friday for Sam Bush. I'm glad they moved it from July to June. It's been so hot in years past. I last went went Dawg, McCouries, & Del did their sets. Great show!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Scott Tichenor!

    Happy Birthday Scott! Thanks for providing a home to us mandolin maniacs!
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Here's a recent shot of Bill Gorby & the Musical Mercenaries. We are now a quintet with latest member, Bailey Stephenson on banjo.
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