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  1. Re: Epiphone Electric Guitar Mandolin Combo

    In translation, meaning that there's another thread on the same instrument. J-bear linked it.

    Why is it that the train wrecks are the ones generating multiple threads?
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    Re: Is this a Depression-era kit mando?

    1. The "pickguard" on the OP's mandolin is a decorative decal, partially worn off by pick wear. My brother got an unlabeled (well, labeled "Made In USA") guitar through a catalog that had the top...
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    Re: Obscure, solid Mandolin Players

    I brashly nominate myself. I surely meet the "obscure" standard, and, at 250+ pounds, I'm pretty solid as well.
  4. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    Yeah, "hard rock" maple neck with no fingerboard and no truss rod. Lotsa banjos lack truss rods, though some have non-adjustable steel reinforcement under the fingerboard. Banjo strings don't apply...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I believe that's the legendary "nine pound hammer"(?)

    One can finagle with the cover's rim, using needle-nose pliers, to "loosen it up" a bit -- but beware the too-loose cover (not to be confused...
  6. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    Yeah, but that's a lot of doe for what you get.

    I know I make great puns, doncha all fawn on me.
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    1. Number one profession for men without college degrees, is driving (not just long-haul trucking, of course).

    2. Self-driving cargo vehicles are on the not-too-distant horizon, which is gonna...
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    So, whatcha gonna do with it?
  9. Inexpensive 10-String Mandolin Tuners

    Got an eBay notification for these 10-string mandolin tuners from Sunrise Music. They're less than $11, so no idea of their quality, but there have been several inquiries on the Cafe from people...
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Or, more accurately, asymmetry.

    Says it was his "main gigging instrument for years." Wonder why I never saw him?
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Supply chain bottlenecks probably won't be alleviated until next year.

    So -- buy used! They're already here...
  12. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    This recent thread is worth a review.
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    Re: Condition of Martin A style

    I'd be a bit unhappy with the fretboard divots, otherwise it's a 50-year-old instrument, showing it's been played quite a bit.

    Rosewood's not as hard as ebony, and a rosewood fingerboard's gonna...
  14. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    Iff'n yore in Topeka, check out Banjo's Cafe. Their Foggy Mountain Pumpkin Spice latte is, I hear, unforgettable...
  15. Re: New mandolin question. (eastman, the loar, richwood)

    Richwood's all-solid-wood, but heat-pressed and not hand-carved like the Eastman or the Loar Honey Creek. I sorta second JeffD's suggestions that you look into other types of mandolin available in...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Yeah, it could be -- but not convinced that all participants are equally on board for discussion of pet-toxic houseplants. Check out Hudmister's Post #10.

    If the OP's cool with it, forget what I...
  17. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    What Deering models are you looking at? I'm guessing the Goodtime because they come in 17- and 19-fret tenors, and at Ī$600 they're not "super expensive." In my experience -- I don't own one, but...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    That "wandering Jew" plant has nothing on the meanderings of this thread...

    Not even a "ham sandwich," Mike, this is like asking about the sandwich and getting replies discussing sanitation in the...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    Re: wood as a resonating substance when struck –– there is the marimba...
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    I have a B & J Victoria bowl-back that's the spittin' image of a Lyon & Healy product, other than a differently-shaped headstock. The B & J firm sold instruments from a variety of sources, for sure.
  21. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Most extremely "compensated" bridge I've ever seen. Does one of our experts know of a type of stringed instrument where the bridge is angled that way, to produce significantly longer scale for the...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Industry standard for many years; touring bands used to specify them 'cause they knew what they were getting.

    I've pretty much switched to condenser mics now, but there's nothing finicky about...
  23. Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    I octave-strung the lower two courses of my Octofone, using strings as follows;

    4th course G .045 wound/.018 plain
    3rd course D .030 wound/.016 plain
    2nd course A .020 plain (both)...
  24. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Yeah, this Sept. 20 thread.
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    Re: Cavaquinho?

    Think you have one of these (recent Dusepo posting).
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