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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    THe Alessis are beautiful. Are they as silky as they look?
    https://alessituningmachines.it/
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    Re: Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    Not exactly and apples-to-apples comparison but... my sister has an MF-0 and we have both played vintage F4s. The difference comes down to a haunted-old-guy tone vs, to newer, crisper modern tone....
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    Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    Looking for advice on Waverly tuners. My Weber Absaroka has Schallers and they are all smooth and easy to turn. They have a little slack in the gearing, and you have to over-turn slightly to come...
  4. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Mando bar, thanks for the tip. I just confirmed from Curt Mangan that, except for the E, their tension is indeed lower. Here is the comparison for lights:

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    Thanks Jim. Joe delivered it with J74s.
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    It's x-braced, and I asked Joe to make the top finish blond. Hard to tell in this photo, but the top is lighter than his usual finish. The pick-guard is completely cantilevered from the based of...
  7. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Thank you! I was not aware that string tension varied by brand. I thought it was just by gauge. Are there others that are lower tension?
  8. Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Would appreciate some wisdom. I recently came into a new Due, which is way beyond my present abilities and I hope will force me to give it its due (no pun intended). It is still green and I have...
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    Re: backpack straps with sternum strap?

    Love the idea of international safety yellow and its sense of urgency. "S'cuse me folks, mandolin comin through, s'cuse me..."
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    backpack straps with sternum strap?

    Looking for a backpack-style strap for a new Bobelock arrow case, that has a sternum strap (had shoulder surgery and need to cinch the straps together). The one from Bobelock and Colorado Case...
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    Re: Case recommendations

    Thanks guys. Not sure Travelite would pass the shot put test, as noted in the OP. I suspect hardshell is a requirement.
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    Case recommendations

    Will be coming into a lovely two-point presently and would appreciate case recommendations that meet these criteria: light-weight (lousy back); has or can accommodate a back-pack style strap (lousy...
  13. Thread: Stamina

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    Re: Stamina

    Ain't made 72 yet but pushing mid-sixties and me likey the light-weight strings. Instrument doesn't have the muscle that mid-weight strings bring, but if you're mic'd should not be a problem. Have...
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    Re: Tone bar vs X braced

    Stevedenver's experience is exactly the same as mine. I once did an A:B comparison on two of Joe Campanella's two-point beauties and the only difference was X- vs tone-bar bracing. The instruments...
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    Re: Scotland and Greece

    Ten years ago I took my parents on a tour of Cornwall and Scotland. We took the train up from London to Edinburgh. It was long day and we were all tired and looking forward to flopping into bed at...
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    Re: Scotland and Greece

    Two thumbs up to see Rory at Taran, moved now from Edinburgh to near Aberdeen. If his mandos are anything like his guitars, they have voice and huzzah-huzzah way beyond their size.
  17. Re: Breakdown in communications - oddball response - am I nuts?

    On my grandparents gravestone is the family motto: Love each other and be brave. I always interpreted "love each other" as to respect everyone, not matter how crazy they are, and apply the golden...
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    Re: Gotoh vs. waverly tuners

    Gotoh are made in Japan; Waverlys are made in 'Murica. <Removed by Moderator. Posting Guidelines>
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    Re: Mandolins with darker tones.

    A few years ago I made the rounds in Nashville and got to play a whole bunch of highly respected instruments, among then a Kimble, Heiden, Red Diamond and a Mowery. They were all great and were...
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    Re: Orville H. Gibson research and biography

    Singing of the unsung heroes might be interesting. Average people doing remarkable things. I've toured the Martin factory a few times and I think a big part of their success is their ability to break...
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    Re: Orville H. Gibson research and biography

    A while ago I interviewer Fletcher Brock and the conversation rambled around a lot of topics. One interesting thing he said was (to paraphrase) "I'd really like to know more about all those people...
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    Re: Take mandolin to Canada?

    Depends on how long you stay. If past the November elections, there is a good chance the Canadians will be building a wall to repel the uncivilized marauders to their south.
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    Re: Smoke Damage / Cleaning, Odor Removal

    In the 1970s I was in a dorm fire in a college (one person died) and everything I had was smoke damaged. My D-28 was in the case, and it and the case smelled pretty bad. I asked one of the fireman...
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    Re: Old Spruce and the Laser

    Yes, non-destructive. The only catch is...you can't be the same room while the laser is operating, since it can burn your retina if you look at it. But if your retina were made of spruce, nickel or...
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    Re: Old Spruce and the Laser

    The technology costs are falling fast. I think our first field unit was $40k two years ago and today a better unit is about $30k. Operator skill is important to ensure a good scan, as well as skill...
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