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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    I'm confused about a nylon string topic in an electric (steel string, Magnetic pickup) typical .. section.. :confused::disbelief:
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    .. Or Consign the trade in , the commission is typically 20% .. so you get the 80.. when it sells ..
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    Re: Vega Cylinder Back - armrest solution

    I believe the "Cylinder Back" problem is the back edge is not parallel to the top edge..
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    Rumor was in North Africa you could even haggle the price of a postage stamp..
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    Re: Vega Cylinder Back - armrest solution

    [Hack] Put an athlete's (tennis anyone?) elastic Terrycloth wrist sweat band
    on your arm to pad your forearm from the corner, with the sharp edge..

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Nova Scotia any one?

    Trailer Park Boys Location, was set in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


    :cool:
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    Re: Drop - in tuner upgrade for Eastman 305?

    Not a 305 owner who did this for you to say from experience..


    I'll Refer you to Stew Mac .. they offer dimensioned drawings to match your own carefully done measurements ..
    (the blue...
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    Re: Mandolin In Elvis Songs?

    Wasn't there a Famous Studio Musician, who tuned a Mandolin like DGBE,
    so he got the Job done when the recording session required a Mandolin?

    (My name dropping memory is old grey cells )
    ...
  9. Re: Does the mandolin world suffer much from fakes?

    well Not everyone can afford real Gibsons so there are Kentucky & several other brands Imported to fill the need ,

    a fake is one that copies the Brand name inlay , or gets close Ala...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    One here closed over 6 years ago..
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while, Interactive version :

    There is the classic: Q , How do you tell the stage is level?

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Site says they have.. black button type sold out first.. Looked?

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-style-for-guitar?category=A%20Style%20Mandolin%20Machines
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    Re: Strap for a Martin Style C

    FAQ.. :whistling:

    If it has an end button the other end goes around the headstock

    Can You Tie a Knot in Parachute Cord?

    how about a Uke strap, hooking onto the sound hole? (I use one...
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    Re: Gibson Old A - tailpiece - refit

    James ones look similar from afar, better up close..

    Unless you mean the 'Cloud' type they used on many mandolins for years..
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    Re: E strings unraveling

    GHS (& D'Addario?) finish the loop making on plain strings with 3 windings at right angles to the rest of the string to resist this..



    Whammy bar resistant guitar strings add a spot of...
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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    Oregon. No Sales Tax..
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    Re: Sound Reinforcement Mandolin to Computer

    Shure them selves has a XLR in and a USB out the X2U .. which also adds phantom juice via internal battery for condensers,
    the 57 you have doesn't need it
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    Schertler sale

    passing this along.. FYI


    Hello !
    Dear (me)

    Make the best out of the worst, they say. And why not?

    We have decided to create a chain of weekly offers, during which you will be able to...
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    Re: Removing Northfield Pickguard

    I had one installed on my Mix A5, the instrument tech used some thin long screws..
    Buy the right screwdriver for the screwhead it is?

    Call the Company that made it and Ask? :popcorn:
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    Consider 4 in CGDA Jazzy, Swing Tradition,

    & 8 in GDAE , to Play your Mandolin parts in a Loud Band..


    :whistling:
  21. Re: Best Oval Hole A Mandolins for Orchestra Playing?

    My guess: the A4 with the Virzi in this demo . in vintage instruments section ,,

    https://youtu.be/_6KwwE5LpvM
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    Bickford's Method was produced long ago .. Classical Standard notation presentation.
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    I see them making ones that fit violin's body edges, A friend has ones on his fiddles.. ..

    probably same sensor/display, but, a different clamp scheme..


    :whistling:
  24. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    I have a Lebeda Jazzica its neck width is slender .. .. the Czechs do have a long tradition in Violin making..

    & other orchestral string instrument making...

    Martin, like bowl backs they...
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    Re: What do the numbers mean???

    OP asks, A2, A4, F5, are Gibson's & 404, 315, Are Eastman's Model numbers, right?

    I imagine the Gretsch While made in the US ,

    have little to do with it' nomenclature, after the brand...
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