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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    I agree, Shaun. Let's face it, hardly any of today's players (not even Mike Compton and Ronnie McCoury) seem to go for the F5 sounds of Bill Monroe, Bobby Osborne or Earl Taylor. Could any of us...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Believe me Bill, that scroll is perfectly normal and on par with other Loar scrolls. I owned this mandolin for almost 9 years, was always interested in details and measured/compared the scroll...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Here's the scroll in question, interesting as all of them, but not extraordinary IMHO.196209
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    #75320, of that coveted, non-Virzi Feb. 18th '24 batch.

    Hendrik
  5. Re: Vintage Bridge Placement - Wrong from the start?

    Be careful, "those old vintage Gibson tuning" machines (Waverly actually) work perfectly well on my two vintage Gibsons. Just sayin' :)
  6. Re: Vintage Bridge Placement - Wrong from the start?

    Jass, please allow to suggest to never trust the "original" bridge position. A mandolin may have been set up incorrectly from scratch, but may just as well have changed/moved a bit from the permanent...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    What Bill Smith said. "Unsigned Loars" have a Loar FON, which is, I believe, in all cases 11985. And that FON is from 1923 (!), rather than 1924 according to Spann. As the FON is normally covered by...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Those tuners are only moderately modern, as they are from pre-2005, when Stew-Mac changed the plate design and width (to the vintage 16.4 mms). And, of course, the five screw holes and the modern...
  9. Re: Virzi inquiry - Models offered? Tonal effect?

    I'd suggest not to be all too enthusiastic about A432. My personal 1924 F5 sounds just fine on either A440 or 432. As our highly respected MC member Roger Siminoff suggests (without giving a source,...
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    Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    Probably not, and it may not even have a slimmer neck. The serial number points to a 1924 shipping date. But we don't know the FON, which may well be from before slimmer neck/snake head time. A truss...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    I played Mike's Loar several times in quiet situations (e. g. at my home) switching back and forth between his Loar, a couple of recent MM Gibsons and another Loar at hand. While Mike is a fantastic...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    Absolutely right, Glassweb. Wonderful F5; I checked it out 2 years ago.
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    Tony Rice passed

    David Anthony Rice passed away on the 25th; very sad.
  14. Re: Gibson Master Model F5 @ the Mandolin store

    FYI, the F5 James is playing in that video is not the one pictured on the MS website (telling from the different flower pots).
  15. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Those spots are to be expected on nickel silver items and shouldn't be anything else than corrosion, as nickel silver is not a precious metal.
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    Several Loar-signed F5s and other Gibsons were retrofit with a Virzi. In order to do this, they just sawed the back off with a thin saw, leaving the back binding "narrower" than the top binding and...
  17. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    As you seem to like the Gibson sound, why not try and get a recent 75th Anniversary F10 or a Victorian? The latter even has a connection to Doyle.
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Quite possible, Peter. After some googling I did find a source for my claim, not sure, if that’s the one I referred to above. However, reliable or not, it does seem like the „white spruce“ was...
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Tim, as to your question, your L & H is from "birds eye maple", a certain growth pattern of acer saccharum (= sugar maple, rock maple). In case you're interested, I read (in some forum with reference...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Those Musiccompo cases are fine, they touched upon a few years back: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/128115-Music-Compo-Cases

    A little problematic is the lack of room for a pick guard....
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    Re: Eric Weissberg

    Yep!
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Don, I fully agree. My comment was a general and sarcastic take on the matter, not at all aimed at anyone here on the forum.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Thanks, Don.
    I'd suggest to isolate the panic makers.
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Loar's personal F5 (#75315) received its Virzi as a retrofit, which is obvious from the narrower back binding telling me that the back was sawn off at some later point, as with so many other Virzi...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    One is, indeed, #75316, the other one is #75318.
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