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  1. Re: Sam Bush plays Clarence White’s mandolin

    Country Suite - Byrds
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    Re: Humidity control, ay ay ay

    When one begins to worry, perhaps it is time to take action. Worry/anxiety not a good thing.
    Humidity control is not without minor maintenance and not so minor electric costs, but far better than...
  3. Re: 3-point Gibson conversion from 1972 on eBay

    Yes, bridges and fingerboards on the c. 1942 A-50 that I know of, in my limited experience. That’s the reason I keep them on mine although both are seriously showing their age.
    But the sides and...
  4. Re: Old-style taipieces with covers: threat or menace?

    corks work, too
  5. Re: The Ugliest Mandolin Cafe Hat in the World

    speaking of casual and formal, just to put Scott’s mind at ease, I wear a more respectable one in public
  6. Re: The Ugliest Mandolin Cafe Hat in the World

    Not so ugly, but old. Does that count?
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    Re: Is a new mandolin the answer?

    As has been mentioned, the dynamic you are encountering may not be resolvable with an f-hole mandolin. You are going to get a different projection, and probably not much more volume from that of your...
  8. Re: Shackleton's ship found (and yes, a mandolin!)

    My mandolin was cooped up with me on a diesel sub in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. We both survived the experience and are both still making music. And it was quite a while ago.
  9. Re: Going from scooped to unscooped fingerboard

    199161

    mini-scoop. c. 1942 A-50
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Journeybear how do you do that rotating of an image? You can pm me or post, whatever suits.
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    Re: Case repair

    update - I found a better fabric after much (more) searching. If it is actually true to the photographic color swatch, I will redo whole project, slightly wiser in technique, and will post more...
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    Case repair

    I started planning this project in 2015, but delayed for a variety of reasons, including cold feet. Finally did it, thanks to encouragement of Loudloar and Bazz Jass.
    The case came to me without top...
  13. Re: What style am I hearing in my head?

    chanson style is wonderful played on mandolin, especially solo if you are singing (therefore a duet so to speak).just be prepared to spend a great deal of time arranging and practicing your...
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    thanks for advice (and encouragement)
    I have a case project and was on several years hold due to my inexperience with glues. somehow I got it in my mind to be period correct, got hide glue for the...
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    nice - what glue did you use for lining?
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    Re: Help! Drowned out by fiddles!

    One last thought -
    Voicings
    You will have to get even more familiar with the material/songs you are playing, and be aware of where those fiddles are playing at on the neck.
    Chances are they are...
  17. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Great discussion
    Reminds me of what the judges at a piping competition must consider when a slow air is offered up, as does happen!
    Sean-nos is a style that has it’s origins in singing, so the...
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    Nah- just do it. He lives 2 towns from me and although I don’t personally know him, he or one of his associates can probably quickly answer your question easily. If you don’t want to tread there, I...
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    :)
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    just ask Ken - he’s probably quite reachable at his studio
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    Sherry - I just tried using a folded bandana on my oval and was surprised how quiet it was
    not absolute silence as there is slight pick sound but not much
    with a f-hole you would need several...
  22. Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    Some of the ultrasonic humidifiers, such as Boneco (Air O Swiss) have excellent filters that seem to keep the mist free of lime (mineral) scale even using tap water. The one I use creates no white...
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    This is a c. 1942 A50, Gibson, easily identifiable by headstock. There is no FON or serial number. They were produced and distributed 1942 - 1946. I have had it for over 50 years and I got it from...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Thanks to you all for responding. Not so attached to jam as I am to my friends. Experience has shown me how quickly erosion of friendships can occur in such instances.
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    jams with friends during covid

    Have any of you tried to meet in person, in low covid case areas, with friends who are very well known and almost assuredly virus free (one here is a retired nurse), socially distanced (10"+....
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