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  1. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    So for the last few weeks I've pretty much been constantly playing this new octave. It's addicting. After a few weeks of letting it settle in I did get it to my guitar guy for a little setup...
  2. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    So the Octave came in last Friday. Just lovely! Had a bass gig that night, so couldn't really play it until after the gig. My coworkers did get to hear a little wafting music through our area though...
  3. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Octave shipped today 8/11/21, should have it in a day or so. Exciting stuff!
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    Re: Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    I received the key from @Pittsburgh Bill today in the mail, and it worked perfectly! My case is back in action, and I now have a key stored in my cord bag for any future emergency.

    On a side note,...
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    Re: Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    @Pittsburgh Bill just popped a key in the mail to me, so I should be in good shape now. Huge thanks there!

    Should Hiscox eventually reply to me I'll have a spare. Big thanks to all for the tips...
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    Re: Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    Thanks for that info, @A 4, well dug!

    I did try a little lock picking -- I even have the right tools, from a security conference I was at a few years ago. Sadly my skills are not all that sharp...
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    Re: Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    Thanks all for the comments, and to @Pittsburgh Bill for the very kind offer (I've PM'd you with my info, thank you!).

    I've heard good things about Hiscox support, and have been surprised that my...
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    Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    I'm looking for some suggestions -- I have managed to lose the case keys to my Hiscox cases, and one of them has locked itself. Luckily, the latch was open when it locked, so at least I could get my...
  9. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    That looks lovely!
  10. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I'm very excited. No idea on ETA, but should be getting close.
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    Re: New OM on order

    Congrats on the new pending build! Very exciting stuff.
  12. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Got the first pics of the new OM. Keeping things pretty classic. No cutaway, amber/tobacco sunburst. Oh my...

    http://www.drooartz.com/public/octave_back.jpg
  13. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Congrats on the new order!

    My original estimate was roughly a year as well. Looks like I got a bit lucky and it's moving along quicker. That said, it'll take the time it takes and I know that I'm...
  14. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Had a nice chat with Austin last week, and the build is underway! Picked binding (when with white) and the headstock inlay. Was considering going with a blonde body, but in the end decided to keep...
  15. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I just saw a picture in the classifieds here of someone selling a full body Clark OM... took one look at the pic and knew I had chosen correctly. :)
  16. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Thanks all for the thoughts. I've decided to go with the full body (no cutaway). I do really like the look, and it occurred to me that I've done lead acoustic guitar work on a non-cutaway guitar for...
  17. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Heard from Austin today, looks like he'll be starting my build in the next month or so. Very exciting!

    Now I have to choose cutaway or full body. I'm leaning towards the full body design but I'm...
  18. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I've become a big fan of K&K. So far I have their pickups on 2 mandolins, 3 guitars, and an upright bass. With the gigs I do having a solid pickup system solves a bunch of problems so it's a must....
  19. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I'm really excited. Wasn't exactly holding my breath, but did get a nice little happy moment when I saw the email from Austin that my deposit had arrived.

    @Ray - Yikes! Always ups the ante when...
  20. The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I don't post here much, but I have read through many of the threads here in CBOM over the last few years as I've been learning about and stoking my interest in octave mandos. I had one brief fling...
  21. Re: Tenor Banjo suggestion for beginner Mando player

    Yes, everything you've learned on Mando transfers over, though depending on your hand/finger size you may have some challenging stretches due to the different scale lengths. I found it moved over...
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    Re: Show your Mando "Gig Rig"!

    I've used a variety of things over the last 20 years, but have pretty well settled down to my current setup. I'm usually tripling on my gigs now (mando, guitar, bass) and I wanted something simple...
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    Re: Updating an older Gibson

    I just had this done on my '23 Snakehead. New frets, radiused the original fretboard and bridge, added a strap button to the heel. Also swapped in a K&K pickup for the Fishman bridge pickup that's...
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    Re: Strap button for a gibson A

    After almost 20 years playing my '23 Snakehead, I finally had a strap button put on it on the side of the heel. Prior to this I used a strap that wrapped around the headstock just behind the nut.
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  25. Re: Budget A-style Octave: Is there such a thing?

    I have a Lafferty octave I just picked up this summer used off the classifieds here. It's a nice journeyman instrument, wouldn't hesitate to gig with it. I have played some of the guitar bodied ones...
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