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    Re: 1960s Kay Electric Mandolin

    Interesting.....good catch! I think you are correct. New pickguard, cleaned up corrosion on pickup, missing tailpiece cover would lead to this conclusion. I still think he took a gamble that the...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    I always had a feeling that a handful, if not a single company made most of the strings in the USA. I know Pyramid and Thomastik are made in Europe. And, the strings that come on cheapo beginners...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Historically interesting, today would offend some people. Seems to borrow some lyrics from Sitting On Top Of The World or vice versa, not sure...both from the same time period...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    an often overlooked part of the process.....
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Lotsa good versions, not necessarily bluegrass, but I like the Fendermen version best! :cool:
  6. Re: Tips for someone who took a 6 month break and is changing fie

    I agree with others that the knowledge is still inside of you. Maybe just a little practice to get up to speed.

    FWIW, I played banjo as a teenager. Now, 50 years later I only pick one up when I...
  7. Re: Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    Wonderful story! :mandosmiley:
  8. Re: ID? F-style mandolin with Eagle front/back and wood trim

    Agree with Charley and Mike. This one is interesting in that it has a somewhat Americana eagle theme. Most of the Vietnam stuff has ornate dragon inlays. The more I look at it, the eagle starts...
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    Re: Homemade Tuning Peg Tool

    Sometimes a little lubrication helps, to state the obvious. Also, be careful when putting too much "leverage" on vintage tuners -- I learned the hard way. A little lube probably would have kept me...
  10. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    It was also my impression that a couple of the postings sounded more like an advertisement that a question. Not accusing anyone, but....

    I do know that a great instrument sounds great right out...
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    Re: 1960s Kay Electric Mandolin

    Thanks, that is a nice song. The mandolin is in the background, but it is there. Guitarist seems to be using a mandolin tremolo technique.
  12. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    I know that and you know that, but nobody else wants to listen to me!!! :));):)):crying::cool:
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    Re: 1960s Kay Electric Mandolin

    Just for fun I followed this auction. It sold for $146.94 plus $43.49 shipping. So, a few people thought there was hope. The big IF for me was not knowing if the pickup worked. The seller mostly...
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    Re: Bar Frets from Wiper Blades!

    Not to mention getting a fret "buzz!" :crying:
  15. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Basically, people like what they like -- even in the face of overwhelming facts to the contrary. No, I'm not talking about politics, just an observation on how our minds work. And how it concerns...
  16. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    One of my more humbling experiences as a music store employee when discussing the "finer points" of tone with my boss -- he said, "You're not a good enough musician to worry about such things!" ...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson Fun Pack

    Bidding is already beyond what I would want to pay -- lotsa fun, though, for a repair guy!
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Sure, there were others but Doc is the one who gets credit for flatpicking because he first took it to New York City and performed it to a new audience who had never heard it before and was written...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    That might be part of what Doc was thinking. Before Doc and maybe later with Norman Blake and Clarence White the guitar was just a rhythm instrument in a Bluegrass band. Flatt had the "G run" that...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Thanks everyone for your responses. It seems the term is interpreted many different ways. I probably first heard the term from a Doc Watson record 50+ years ago or read it on a Doc Watson record or...
  21. Re: 3-point Gibson conversion from 1972 on eBay

    It sold for $2500 plus shipping. Only one bidder.
  22. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Enjoyed the "discussion" so far, so I'll jump in.....let's see, in addition to vibrating devices, there's torrefied wood, sinker wood, cryogenically treated strings, degaussed guitar pickups,...
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    Re: Jerry Capehart

    I've seen people sell misc musical lots on eBay with pictures and a list. Depending on condition, etc., -- you might find a buyer. I'm not sure the Jerry Capehart connection would make much...
  24. Re: Previously unknown Loar K5 Gibson mandocello shows up!

    He did not say basement, he said under the house! That scares me, unless crawlspaces in California are a lot nicer than mine.....

    Also, I'm working on the timeline in my mind. If the owner's...
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    Re: 1960s Kay Electric Mandolin

    It looks rough. The pickup, if working, would be worth $200 to someone with a Kay Jimmy Reed guitar or Howlin' Wolf bass needing a pickup. Even if it worked, it still has A LOT of rust. Knobs and...
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