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  1. Thread: Blonde F-4

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    Re: Blonde F-4

    Here's a lesson learned that is tangential to this thread. Perhaps this is why blonde top Gibson ovals are kind of rare...
    If anyone asks you builders for a blonde top with a Gibson-style rosette,...
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    Re: Cost for refret

    That's one of the reasons my worn old F2 with new frets makes me so happy! :mandosmiley:
  3. I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    I continue to study mandolin with guitar and it is my new composition - maybe it will be interesting for someone!)
    As always, I give the timecode - the mandolin line starts at 1.35 (If someone is...
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    Ivoroid or plain cream colored celluloid. This is either a style 80 or 85 early Washburn mandolin circa 1892. Do you have a link? I assume the auction is over?
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Whoops! I misread the intent here. The OP is looking for insurance value, not what he can sell it for.

    It is a Walter K. Bauer cylinder back. Bauer wrote and edited some method books and was a...
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    Re: Tips for repairing bowlback cracks?

    If it requires a lot of force to close it, it will either open up again or develop a new crack in a different spot.
    I found this out the hard way, although it wasn't on a bowl back.
    I recommend...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Bass

    You turn the little keys....��
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    Re: Multi-bug Puglisi?

    A curious instrument in terms of its details and hardware.

    It doesn't look like Puglisi to me, though I can understand how it would come to mind. The tuners, tailpiece, bridge (maybe not...
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    Re: This seems odd

    Without the autograph it would be worth a few hundred bucks but with the autograph it's worth a few hundred bucks.
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    Re: Goodbye Sugar Hello Fiber

    196077
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Yesterday got the glue off the fret board and neck and glued up the board and the extension. I used the rubber tape pictured. It only sticks to itself but I covered the neck with painters tape just...
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    Re: Pulling a fret

    FWIW, Bill James (axinc.net), sells a nipper that's only about 1/2" wide that is probably made for something else, but it is really amazing at getting under the fret wire to get it out with minimal...
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    Re: String compensation question

    The usual formula for the frequency of an ideal string, f, is given by this:

    f = (1/2L) * SQRT(T/mu)

    where L is the string length, T is the string tension, and mu is the linear mass density...
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    Re: Headstock drilling jig.

    The used market is definitely where to look for drill presses. They are abundant and last a century.

    Delta & Walker Turner are the two most common older styles; I have both. The Walker Turner is...
  15. Re: Interesting Flatiron-style mandolins on Shopgoodwill

    What became the RockyGrass Academy started in Telluride in the early 90s. Not sure of the exact date it started but I went to one, maybe in 1994. I remember there was a class where you could build a...
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    Re: Hide glue question

    I wouldn't do that. Moist wood will suck heat from glue much faster and you risk premature gelling. Excessive water can also cause swelling and ill-fitting joint.
    I just glued badly cracked cello...
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    Re: Another bridge question.

    If you want a solid but adjustable bridge this might be your answer -

    http://bridgerproducts.com/brekke_bridges
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    Re: What or why is this?

    yeah, this is listed on Shopgoodwill.com as a Regal ... but it ain't one.
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    Re: What or why is this?

    That is a German "Wappen"-Style mandolin body.
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    Re: Carbon Fiber for an adjustable bridge saddle

    Carbon fiber is very stiff and durable but it is not have particularly strong compressive strength. I think this would tend to make it a poor choice. Also there are health risks. Working with...
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    Re: Hide glue question

    Acetic acid does, in fact dissolve dried AR (and hide glue). It is the active ingredient in De-Glue Goo, and simple vinegar can also clean up old glue. I do not trust it to "reactivate" old glue for...
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    Re: Hide glue question

    He can believe what he wants ;) .
  23. Re: Harmonic Overtone Supressors - great. So....

    Gibson has used felt or leather for the strip since the beginning. The rubber grommets are fine but make sure they are rubber. If they are vinyl and you lose one in the case you run a chance of...
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    Re: A drum sander with a twist

    You can buy them.
    http://www.luthiersfriend.com/robosander/robosander.html
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    Re: Old Banjo Mandolin. - skin tension

    Another thing I always do on banjo mandolins is string them as a banjo. That's what they are after all. I use two sets of tenor banjo strings with a .028 for the G string. You don't need heavy...
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