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  1. Re: Old-style taipieces with covers: threat or menace?

    On all my mandolin family instruments (8 now) only one has the old style sliding cover stamped tailpiece. I don't know the brand - it came on my 2010 Morris hybrid F4. It's never given me any...
  2. Re: Anyone tried this mandolin-friendly guitar tuning?

    I once tuned my old beater 6 string to a modified mandocello all 5ths tuning:
    F-C-G-D-A-E. For the C through E I used the same gages as my 10 string mandocello. The low F was a problem. The...
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    Re: Sitka vs. Red Spruce in mandolins

    As a resident of the PNW I was very curious about WRC. When I bought my Cricketfiddle F4 octave mandolin part of the reason was the WRC soundboard. Then I had Sonny Morris build a hybrid F4 for me...
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    Re: Gold Tuner Knob Screws?

    I have some that might fit. I bought a few sets of gold Grover rotomatic and mini rotomatics to replace some tuning machines on a couple instruments. I put ebony buttons on them which came with...
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    Re: K&K Pure preamp issues advice needed

    ".....LOT more pick/handling noise and a slightly less wholesome tone...." compared to no preamp, your old preamp or just when using the K&K Pure without the boost?

    I still have an old K&K Pure -...
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    Re: Anything in Central WA state?

    We had lots of magic rain. Here in the Tri any day under 90 F after June 1st is a blessing. I've lived here over 27 years (so long I got to calling it home) and never seen it so green.
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    Re: Anything in Central WA state?

    I had a great time at Goldendale! Met up with old friends, made some new ones. Rain and wind at times, nice and sunny other times.

    Just a reminder MCTAMA is hosting our camp n' jam at Sacajawea...
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    Re: Anything in Central WA state?

    I'm planning to head there today if I can get out of work early. Otherwise I'll be there tomorrow (Friday).

    Forecast shows 30 - 40 % chance of thunderstorms today between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. ...
  9. Re: This just showed up in my inbox re: Gibson guitars

    My brother the state prosecutor informed me quite a while ago that most of these "adverse possession" legends are pure urban/suburban folklore and fantasy. No court of law denies the legal owner's...
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    Re: Flatiron A5 Jr Strap Button Installation

    I've found the combination of a Lakota Leathers mandolin strap and the short scale of my mandolins, mandola and ukulele obviate the need for any neck heel button. I just run one end of the strap...
  11. Re: This just showed up in my inbox re: Gibson guitars

    Though I don't condone counterfeit or blatant knock-offs of established products/brands, I don't agree that a knock-off costs the original producer any sales. Many people that buy the knock-off...
  12. Re: This just showed up in my inbox re: Gibson guitars

    This crosses my mind whenever I think about royalties on intellectual property. Authors can get paid every time a book they wrote is sold. Top actors sometimes get a percentage of box office...
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    Re: Favorite stand?

    At home I hang all my instruments (fiddles, ukes, the mandolin family, guitars) on padded adjustable hangers screws into cedar stringers spax-screwed into studs. I don't remember the brand.

    Each...
  14. Re: Article: Weber Announces Pause in Mandolin Manufacturing

    I've read in the past year that Breedlove, Waterloo and Collings had all suspended building new mandolins to focus on guitars due to high demand, worker shortages and supply chain issues. Doesn't...
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    Re: Grover 409 Tuners OK on Loar 600?

    I've replaced the tuning machines on several mandolin family instruments. As Bob said above the roller (post) spacing has been standardized since before most of us were born. This is the least of...
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    Re: What's in public domain these days?

    PRO fees are based on how many times per month/year the venue provides entertainment of ANY kind (recorded, radio, live, amplified, unreinforced, or other) to the PUBLIC. So a wedding, funeral,...
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    Re: What's in public domain these days?

    There is some confusion expressed here about copyright. A work (song, play, book, etc.) can be granted a copyright for the intellectual property. When we talk about PRO's we're talking about...
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    Re: What's in public domain these days?

    This "originals or public domain only" is a hallmark of venues who do NOT pay licensing fees to any of the publishers rights organizations (PROs) such as ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. If they DID pay...
  19. Re: How did Mando change/improve your guitar flat picking?

    I played guitar and violin for over 30 years before picking up mandolin. Because of that background I was off and running on mandolin immediately. Of course I quickly found I wanted a different...
  20. Re: Going to invest in a decent mandolin to last me years any rec

    Any instrument can last more than a lifetime. Look at all the old Kay's, Silvertone's, Stradolin's, etc. still being enjoyed.

    There are many different types of players, collectors and owners out...
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    Re: I'm amazed by the Tone Gard

    They're not the only stringed instruments that benefit from the tone gard. I have one on each mandolin, my mandola, octave mandolin and Martin dreadnought guitar. Tony also makes them for banjos.
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    Re: .0105" E strings?

    Curt Mangan offers single strings most all gages, loop or ball.
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    Re: Bluegrass Festivals This Year???

    As another PNWer I plan to do the same. Goldendale Picker's Fest first weekend in June. Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival the next, followed by Wenatchee River. Then Sister's in Oregon (can't make that...
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    Re: Tuning Machine Knobs

    I also do not care for pearloid tuning machine buttons. I've replaced many sets of tuning machines and just the buttons. I disagree with Mandroid - IF you know what tuning machines you have and get...
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    Re: Dusty Strings

    They had several Collings guitars in there last time I dropped by which I think was in the past 18 months.....
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