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    Re: Seeking tailpiece for old bowl back

    Thanks for the info, friends.

    Yes, still in Philly - doing a little instrument repair work around the edges of my full time regular work. It's more of a hobby than a vocation for me, but I'm...
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    Re: Seeking tailpiece for old bowl back

    Thanks, Mike and Nick-
    Mike -I'll look on ebay for a base. It's not exactly the same as the cloud tp you posted... the top has 3 lobes instead of 5, the tines are configured differently and the...
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    Seeking tailpiece for old bowl back

    While restringing an old bowl back, a tine snapped off of the tailpiece... Another tine is bent and likely to snap under tension. I'm going to try to post a pic... Anyone have a tp like this sitting...
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    Re: looking for luthiers around annapolis area

    OK.
    if/when you want to contact me, email me at luthiotter at gmail
    I don't hang out on the cafe like I used to (busier work life)
    best,
    KE
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    Re: looking for luthiers around annapolis area

    Vintage Instruments is Fred Oster's shop. He deals primarily in American made vintage guitars and mandolins. He's been around a good while. Because he buys and sells vintage instruments, I'm sure...
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    recommended pickup for cavaquinho?

    I know this might be a little outside of the typical mando luthier's wheelhouse, but it can't hurt to ask.

    I want to install a pickup in my cavaquinho - an instrument which (in case you're...
  7. Re: First Step Towards the CBOM World and Looking on Instrument A

    I think maybe it bears mentioning that looking at pre-owned instruments will allow you to afford more quality at lower price points than new custom builds. I'm not trying to discourage you from...
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    Re: single tuner buttons?

    May end up doing that, Allen!

    Got a reply from Schaller and they will only sell sets.
    Re-sent inquiry to Larrivee and still (again) no reply at all. Which is disappointing.
    Only seeing sets on...
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    Re: single tuner buttons?

    Thanks, all.

    I did actually send an email to Larrivee, but I did not get any reply.
    Haven't tried contacting Schaller, and will do that.

    And yeah, I may bite the bullet and buy a set... just...
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    Re: single tuner buttons?

    hmm... I think it's held in place with a screw. Will have to check, but I think it won't need to be heated. Remember this is a guitar tuner button, not mando... so the larger size might make for a...
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    Re: single tuner buttons?

    Well, that's why I posted here... there are a lot of folks here who do repair work and may have something like this in their bits-n-pieces box. Worth a try anyway.
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    single tuner buttons?

    Hi all-
    Wondering if anyone here knows where (or if) I can get single Schaller tuner buttons anywhere.

    In particular, I need one black mini guitar tuner button
    trying to avoid purchasing a whole...
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    Re: Brock sighting

    The show here did not involve John Prine - but I'll agree that the Brock sounded great and her playing is top notch.
    I really like how she uses the OM to back her singing -
    Also, she had a cellist...
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    Re: clamping conundrum

    This community ROCKS -- these are some excellent ideas and I really appreciate the help! I have friendly plastic and some magnets, but I think I might try the popsicle stick / sound post method...
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    Re: clamping conundrum

    yeah, I think magnets might be where I'm headed next -- still looking for a clamping option if one exists
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    Brock sighting

    Just wanted to share with CBOM folks that I had the happy opportunity to see Sarah Jarosz several days ago in Ardmore, PA --and she kicked some great tunes on her Fletcher Brock GOM. Got to chat...
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    Re: Lawrence Nyberg OM Build Thread

    Stunning. thanks for posting!
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    clamping conundrum

    Hi all -
    I could use some help figuring this one out--

    I am working on a flat bodied mando for a customer. It is probably 1920's era, and has a very shallow body cavity and small soundhole. It...
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    clamping suggestions?

    I am working on repairing an old A oval mandolin with a slightly canted top. I'm dealing with a cracked top as well as some cracked braces underneath... and I'm having trouble finding clamping...
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    Re: The Thile Solo Bach Tour - Live, Fall of 2013

    I was at the Philly show last night too - and echo everything Jamie said.

    There are few musicians with his range of genres, inventiveness, technical skill, expressiveness and charm as a...
  21. Re: Looking for an OM, what are my options, can you help?

    A point of clarification. I believe the Otter you have on your list may have been culled from my signature. That instrument is one that I built at a workshop with Don Kawalek. I highly recommend...
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    Re: zouk hunt 2013!

    Hi Mike-
    You might consider posting an ad in the Wanted section of the Classifieds. My impression is that there are likely players around who tried zouks (and/or octaves) and never quite cozied up...
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    Re: Mandola tone question

    I have an Old Wave oval mandola and I wouldn't say it has any kind of buzz. Classic, bell like oval hole sound. I think this is enhanced by having flatwound strings on it.
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    Re: octave or bouzouki

    Take the plunge. Whatever decision you make, you will learn from. And can make another in the future if you want. If you buy used, you won't lose much resale value if you decide to sell later in...
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    Re: Fretboard Finish

    I can't really add anything to the technical side of this conversation, but my OM has purpleheart binding and pick guard that has retained its maroon color for several years so far with only a little...
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