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  1. Re: Instrument stand for Epiphone Mandobird...

    Aiden, Just an observation, I had one of the Hercules violin stands but it did not work out very well so I sold it. I am not sure if it was the shape of the headstock as compared to a violin...
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    Re: Eastman 305 small neck

    You might find, as I did, that what you are sensing is not just nut width but the profile of the neck and radius finger board have as much to do with it, or more, than nut width
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    I guess I would start looking for other folks to play with if they are unwilling to "play in the sandbox" appropriately as it does not sound like an enjoyable situation.
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    So just wondering, if you are just practicing and no one is listening why does everyone need to be so loud. Maybe instead of you being louder everyone else needs to turn it down (playing loud does...
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    Re: "The Loar" truss rod wrench

    Way back when I had a "The Loar" the only thing that would work properly was a ball end allen wrench. The regular did not seat well and either the wrench or socket gets damaged.
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    Re: Pandemic based inflation

    Based on my limited knowledge of economics I suspect as long a people are willing to pay the higher prices, they may remain as such. When demand goes down, prices will follow - at least that is what...
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    Re: The joys of autocorrect

    I have turned off autocorrect on every device since, years ago, autocorrect sent an "off color" text went to my old boss. If she would not have had a good sense of humor I could have been fired....
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    Re: Northfield Recurve or Hiscox?

    There is what appears to be a good deal on a Hiscox in the classified, mandolin accessory section
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    Re: Midrange Cases; worth the expense?

    You may want to check out the Bobelock cases at violinpros.com. When I was looking last year they were $219 -15 percent sale. They looked quite good.
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    Re: Mandolin browsing in Hudson Valley, NY

    Thanks folks, I thought for sure there might be something in the woodstock area but had not found anything so thought I would ask.
    I will need to go to Stutzman's some day. Bought an F style...
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    Mandolin browsing in Hudson Valley, NY

    Is anyone aware of a shop in the Hudson Valley or Catskills that handles good quality vintage mandolins- old Gibsons, Martins, etc. May be heading that way in a few weeks. Thanks
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    There is a nice looking Stradolin in the classifieds. They usually an amazing value for the money.
  13. Re: Tell me your experiences with rechargeable tuners

    Just a thought, what happens when you are out someplace, forgot to charge the tuner and the rechargable goes dead. At least with the battery one you can pop in a new battery
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    Re: 2-Mando Case

    Actually I have seen quite a few pop up here and there for sale. Check Reverb, several on there
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    Re: 2-Mando Case

    There are a couple for sale in the "mandolin marketplace" group on facebook
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    Re: Squirrel Hunters - Which version?

    Whenever I am looking for the "historically true" version of a tune I check out the Library of Congress. Sometimes they are there, sometimes not but always interesting to see what Lomax or Lunsford...
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    Re: Anybody dealt with Vintage Gintage

    I purchased a mandolin from Bob Page, vintage gintage, a few years ago. My experience was great - very helpful, answered all questions, sent lots of pictures, priced fair, transaction was smooth,...
  18. Re: Current prices for a Boseman Flatiron 1N

    I sold a 1983 1N in great condition with a super nice case for $650 plus shipping about 4 years ago if that helps
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    Re: Songs from Ken berns Benjamin Franklin

    Stab in the dark but there is an app, such as Shazam, that will give you the name of the song after listening to it a bit. Hey, the apps free, give it a try. Personally I got Blue River Waltz from...
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    Re: Songs from Ken berns Benjamin Franklin

    Usually I would say Jay Unger did the music but in this case I would have been wrong. Not sure what song you ate referencing but maybe this will help
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    Re: Jarrod Walker's pedalboard

    If I am not mistaken that was discussed in his interview on the "Mandolins and Beer Podcast".
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    Re: 1950ís Gibson F5

    You will need to play it and decide for yourself as with every other make, model, year they vary from one instrument to another. I have a '54 F-12 which I really like, others may not like it, that is...
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    Re: Multi track recorder

    Thanks folks
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    Multi track recorder

    I have been using a Tascam DR05 for my personal recording for years. Recently interested in recording several tracks. Some say that can be done on the one I have and even give page numbers in the...
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    Re: Need the name of a tool.

    Small piece of wood dowel with an appropriate size finishing nail drilled and glued in.
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