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    Re: Parrot Party

    Dear David, enjoy picking and celebrating; have fun.
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Thanks Paul, for measuring. Odd, why Rubner departs from the originals. AFAIK vintage Waverly knobs have a diameter of either 13 mm (mother of pearl) or 14 mm (ivoroid).
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Congrats on those tuners. Me, too, I like the traditional look. The tuner knob diameter looks like 14 mms (like on Schallers). Or am I wrong?
  4. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    Jim, congrats on that A4! Do I see a maple back or just nicely figured birch?
  5. Re: Early Gibson F-4 mandolins with both carved and arch tops?

    So true. And Stan never failed to draw some connection to Lloyd Loar whenever he described any old 1925-42 Gibson mandolin.;)
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    Re: Waverly Style Tuners

    Thanks a lot Mike!:)
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    Waverly Style Tuners

    Any of you knows who made these tuners (picture from Morgan Music)? 204110
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    Re: less heavy tuners

    Funny coincidence, I did exactly the same deal with Nicolo around the same time in, I believe, 2012. And I did send him drawings, your drawings, I admit.😌
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    Re: less heavy tuners

    Adrian, may I humbly remark that your tuners wouldn't generally be considered "reverse geared" these days, as they have been the rule for a few decades now. Back in the early 80s however, one would...
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    Re: less heavy tuners

    Yessir, I even visited Nicolo at his home. He is a super fine fellow and made several tuners that I custom ordered. They were top quality and modeled after the Loar era Waverlys. However, shorter...
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    Re: less heavy tuners

    Perhaps not quite. Not even Nicolo – no doubt a fine fellow – offers string posts of 23 mm length. All of today's tuners, Alessis included, have string post lengths of about one inch (25.4 mm),...
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    Re: MasterModel

    The '28 Fern in question is #83793. (I happen to be its current proud caretaker.) According to the Mandolin Archive, first appearance of the "Guarantee" label is on #84685, which is a 1929 F5. In...
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    Re: Jack Tottle's book

    Got that book in about 1979 or '80. I learned from recordings and never from the tablature in that book. But I loved to look at the pictures. No Gibson F5s back then (that I knew of) in Germany. That...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Yehudi Menuhin suggested that you never grab your Strad at the body, but only at the neck. I like that.
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    Re: Gibson Master Models

    Former Gibson employee Charlie Derrington had this to say (https://www.mandozine.com/media/CGOW/derrington.html)

    "The reason all Gibson mandolins have the Master Model label is a bit cumbersome to...
  16. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    IMHO best post in this thread; spot on!
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    Re: Another pick-hold question..

    I like some violin teacher's bow grip advice: Let your hand hang down (palm facing the ground) as relaxed as possible, and only move index & thumb as far as necessary to not drop the pick. The other...
  18. Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    Thanks, Drew, for your explanation. Still, I find this interesting: 202467
  19. Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    As for the modern Calton, the head stock sits off-center towards the treble side wall of the case (and thus endangers the scroll). A mandolin will almost never rotate counter clockwise, and still...
  20. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Speaking of Kenny Baker, how about Dailey's Reel, Windy City Rag, Missouri Road, Sweet Bunch of Daisies?
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    Re: 2 Finger Pick Grip?

    Generally good advice. May I add that different rh techniques result in different sounds and rhythmic effects. Keep listening closely both to your own playing and that of others.
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    Re: 2 Finger Pick Grip?

    Check out Paul van Vlodrop from the Netherlands, unique right hand technique, but a super musician (and a good friend):
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    Re: Better than a Loar??

    "Young people are quickly finished with the word." (Schiller)
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    Re: In honor of Bill's mandolins bday

    (After the fire poker incident in November 1985, Bill's F5 received a major repair and its second facelift (new head stock overlay). The first facelift happened before the fall of 1980. (BTW none of...
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    Re: In honor of Bill's mandolins bday

    His mandolin has been worked on and probably messed with several times. In the early days, the binding looked any other on a side-bound F5.
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