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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: 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...
  3. 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: 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,...
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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...
  7. Thread: Late '60 A5

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    Re: Late '60 A5

    199611 Figured it out I think!
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    Re: calton case question

    Everyone has their particular likes and desires which is what makes the world go round, a wonderful thing. I saw a couple on the new Gibson badged Calton cases this past summer while I was in the...
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    Re: New Player at age 63

    If you happen to live near me, south of Buffalo NY , I have several wide nuts you could try out. If not, maybe you live near someone else. Steve
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    Re: New Player at age 63

    Hmmm, no sign of the original poster. Would be helpful if we knew what area he lived in so we could make suggestions as to where he should look .
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    Re: New Player at age 63

    I do not have large hands but at 69+ fingers do not bend as easily as they used to. I played a 1 3/32" nut width, v shaped neck, radius fretboard (Eastman) for quite a few years then unknowingly...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all shop local! There would be nothing better than stopping into a local store and giving a few mandolins a try. I did buy my first "good" mandolin local, well...
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    Re: Eastman fiberglass cases still available?

    Check out the case discussed in this forum post

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/150439-Carbon-fiber-and-fiberglass-cases?highlight=Presto+case
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    Re: Who makes a good Fiddle/Mandolin case?

    https://bernunzio.com/product/bobelock-b1022-violinmandolin-case-28110

    This looks interesting!!
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    It is in a small ziplock bag in the case pocket, just to have it!!
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    I once had a " the loar" and had to use one of those ball end hex wrenches to adjust the truss rod. A standard one would not work, funky angle. I believe it was metric though.
  17. Re: Need help identifying a problem with my mandolin

    In Episode 166 of Brad Lairds "Grass talk radio" podcast Brad does a wonderful job discussing rattles, buzzes, twangs. It would be worth a listen whether you are of the Bluegrass persuasion or not....
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    Re: Bobelock arrow case

    Thanks to everyone, especially John for his in depth review. I located a smoking deal on the Bobelock Arrow fiberglass case by searching around the net. $186 shipped to me which was $118 cheaper than...
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    Re: Question about shipping

    You can also arrange/sign up to pick it up yourself at the ups depot which will save a day. I have done this several times.
  20. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin?

    I had an Eastman 915 with a sort of vee neck and 1 5/32 nut, radius fretboard and old hands. For me the answer was 1 3/16" nut, "c" shaped neck and FLAT fretboard. Trial and error.
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    Re: D string intonation

    It could just be a bad string. I would change strings before doing anything else.
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    Re: Looking for Sheet Music

    Sherry, check out this site, the link is for one with a tune open as it has the alphabet on top so you can just click the first letter of the tune you are looking for. The search function on the home...
  23. Re: Looking for Down Yonder in standard notation or tabs

    Here it is plus access to a ton of other tunes.

    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/session-mandolin-tab/down_yonder.htm
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    Re: Frustrated with new Loar 310F

    Years ago I had a "The Loar" and took it in for a truss rod adjustment. The luthier used one of those ball end allen wrenches like Pops1 mentioned, likely metric. No issues in adjusting with it at...
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    Thats funny about the TSA because they have never taken my diagonal cutters, or spare strings, or spare batteries for the tuner, in fact they have never even opened a case. I always thought it was...
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