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  1. Thread: please help

    by Ray(T)
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    Re: please help

    Looking at the head, it looks to me as if somebody has glued something on it and then peeled it off again. Of course it’s possible that your Grandpa bought it in the 70s when he shouldn’t, sneaked it...
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    Adieu to a friend

    Forty-four years ago I purchased a Gibson F-5, Serial #A17518, from Stutzman's Guitar Center here in Rochester. My first (turned out to be my only) bluegrass band had just broken up, but I knew that...
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    Re: Monteleones at Rudy's Music

    Could it be they meant to sell the necklace that graces Liz's decolletage at that price instead of the Monteleone? Possibly an errant listing, an honest mistake?

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    someone's gotta say it

    Happy New Year all! :mandosmiley:
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    Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    I would like to thank Scott T and all those involved in the operation of our favorite website today. The quick news section on the front page allows those of us releasing recording projects to reach...
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    Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Weldon Lister engraved tailpiece on my Kimble 2 point! (THAT is an understanding wife, lol.)
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  7. Great quote about instruments from Gordon Lightfoot

    I just watched the new documentary "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind," which I highly recommend. It is excellent.

    He says something that really grabbed me about the guitar sound he goes...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    A mumblemouth singer who is lucky enough to catch the current spotlight, backed up by an Ace studio band. 'Twas ever thus.
  9. Re: Improving action by sanding non adjustible bridge and reslott

    For minor adjustments, I usually prefer to take material off the top as you are suggesting. I generally avoid taking it off the foot unless the fit is poor or the necessary adjustment is large.
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    Why the hip-hopping, flip-flopping, nit picking, Earl-bobbing dingadong stabby-wabby would anyone use giraffe bone? If a builder was advertising using it, the question shouldn't be if t was ethically...
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    Re: Giraffe Bone Nuts

    Since the animals are in danger of extinction, I would not use the material or buy any instrument containing the material under any circumstances, whether it was documented or not.

    While I do not...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy vs Gibson

    Well it is higher. You really need to get an original into your hands and study it closely, there are lots of details that will have you saying oh so that is how they did it. They are challenging...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Yeah, I get that: you think you only need one airplane, then you want a "beater" Piper Cub to take camping, then you think you want something different and larger -- maybe a twin-engine -- then you...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    This is the friendliest, most informative music forum on the internet. Period. Full stop.
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    Eric,
    I was a bit surprised by your comment. I have found this to be one of the most civil message boards that I use. It most cases the few personal attacks or political posts that pop up are...
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I'd like to add to this post the response that I received from Phil's daughter Becca when I sent her the link to this thread. Thank you all for your comments!

    "Oh Drew, this means the world to me....
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    Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Cafe members,

    I regret to inform you all that Dr. Phil Goodson, known around here as Philphool, has passed away after a strong battle with cancer.

    In additional to being a well respected OBGYN...
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    Re: New kind of to site

    Well, I hope all is going a bit better for you and for your wife. I'm making the assumption that you have some history playing another stringed instrument like the guitar. If that is the case you...
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    Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSseN0A3kRw
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    Re: Acquired a Strad-O-Lin

    Another look at the bridge:
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    and the catalogue pages shared by Jim Garber. He gave the catalogue dates as 1952 and 1953.
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    I have a 98 Kentucky KM200S I got in March (1st mandolin - couldn't find a suitable used KM150 at the time, but that's what I wanted) and a 40's Strad-O-Lin I got in July. Both are well set up now....
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    I would rather own this all solid woods 1930's Vintage STRADOLIN https://ebay.us/Iatg5f and you could get it for $395 (I asked / he wouldn't take $350).
    I like the Kentucky KM-150 but I love...
  23. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    Welcome to the reality of MAS
    Acceptance of this terrible disorder is the only way to begin recovery. Though, it is most likely (no, nearly inevitable) that you will forever be affected.
    The...
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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    Years ago a mandolin made by a friend of mine showed up in the classifieds with what I will call an unusual color and inlay pattern on the fretboard. When I called him to rib him about the instrument...
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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    I can’t say that I’d care to see it :))
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