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    Re: Sonny Osborne passes

    Saw the Osborne Brothers live and up-close at Club 47 off Harvard Square, probably 1963 or '64. They were working as a trio with Benny Birchfield on guitar; obviously cashing in on the "folk...
  2. Re: One of those days - string changing woes

    Just be glad you weren't restringing an Autoharp.
  3. Re: ISO Luthier to carve and install new top

    Unless you want to play mandolin repair-person yourself, at the price point of your JBovier, I'd say go hunt another mandolin.

    Perhaps homeowner's insurance might offer you some compensation –- if...
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    Re: What next to get?

    Honestly, it's pretty rare for even cheapo tuners to be responsible for instruments "not staying in tune." Usually there's some binding in the nut slots that means string tension's not equally...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I believe that's the legendary "nine pound hammer"(?)

    One can finagle with the cover's rim, using needle-nose pliers, to "loosen it up" a bit -- but beware the too-loose cover (not to be confused...
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    Re: Zenison

    Yeah, but that's a lot of doe for what you get.

    I know I make great puns, doncha all fawn on me.
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    1. Number one profession for men without college degrees, is driving (not just long-haul trucking, of course).

    2. Self-driving cargo vehicles are on the not-too-distant horizon, which is gonna...
  8. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    Iff'n yore in Topeka, check out Banjo's Cafe. Their Foggy Mountain Pumpkin Spice latte is, I hear, unforgettable...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Yeah, it could be -- but not convinced that all participants are equally on board for discussion of pet-toxic houseplants. Check out Hudmister's Post #10.

    If the OP's cool with it, forget what I...
  10. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    What Deering models are you looking at? I'm guessing the Goodtime because they come in 17- and 19-fret tenors, and at Ī$600 they're not "super expensive." In my experience -- I don't own one, but...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    That "wandering Jew" plant has nothing on the meanderings of this thread...

    Not even a "ham sandwich," Mike, this is like asking about the sandwich and getting replies discussing sanitation in the...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    Re: wood as a resonating substance when struck –– there is the marimba...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Industry standard for many years; touring bands used to specify them 'cause they knew what they were getting.

    I've pretty much switched to condenser mics now, but there's nothing finicky about...
  14. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Yeah, this Sept. 20 thread.
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    Re: Cavaquinho?

    Think you have one of these (recent Dusepo posting).
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    Re: My new Aria M-300

    That hump in the neck where it joins the body, and the extreme elevation of the bridge adjustment nuts, are dead giveaways. That mandolin ain't never gonna work. Send it back, get your money back. ...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    My inventory/signature list is 'way out of date; too lazy to clean it up. The Eastman mandola and mandocello are gone, replaced by two Stahl (Larson Bros.) instruments, a mandola and a mando-bass....
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    He also invested all his money in toilet paper and revolving doors, but was wiped out before he could turn around.
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    Yeah, at my age (pushin' 78), I get nervous about buying green bananas. The instrument's gotta be available right there in the store, for me to show even a little interest. There are many many good...
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    Re: Starting to see the difference

    IMHO mandolin is linear, guitar and banjo chordal.

    Doesn't mean you don't play melodies on guitar and banjo, chords on mandolin -- just organizes the way I approach the different instruments.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Mandolin + clarinet = klezmer, at least in my experience. Learn that freygish mode...
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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    One of the first things buyers noticed about the first Japanese instruments to appear around 1970 or so, was that they looked like the higher-priced instruments that many of us wanted but couldn't...
  23. Re: Nature of instrument in 1845-1847 painting

    Perhaps a "potato bug" in advanced pregnancy?
  24. Re: The Ernst: 1920's attempt at more volume

    Other examples of the "louder!" movement were resonator-backed banjos, the National/Dobro introduction of aluminum-cone resonator instruments, and, of course, the construction of larger guitars, both...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    Many "presentation" instruments made over the years (hey, check out Martin's D-100 guitar). Some made to compete in expositions and World's Fairs, some made for celebrity clients, some -- honestly...
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