Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 30 of 30

Thread: )McClung arm rest - really disappointed

  1. #26

    Default Re: )McClung arm rest - really disappointed

    To the OP, imagine what the mark would have been without an arm rest. A few years of dragging your arm around the edge probably would have made a much larger mark!

    Love them, all my mandos will have an arm rest.
    Girouard Custom Studio A Oval
    P.W. Crump OM-III

  2. #27
    Registered User Bill Bradshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Sheridan, Wyoming
    Posts
    272

    Default Re: )McClung arm rest - really disappointed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Leonard View Post
    To the OP, imagine what the mark would have been without an arm rest. A few years of dragging your arm around the edge probably would have made a much larger mark!

    Love them, all my mandos will have an arm rest.
    Yes, you are right. Experienced that with an old Gibson A.

  3. #28
    Registered User Billy Packard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Grass Valley
    Posts
    669

    Default Re: )McClung arm rest - really disappointed

    Here's another anecdotal story...I have stayed in touch with Steven Gilchrist since I got my A3 in 1993. I saw him last in 2010 in Nashville where I asked him if he would take my mando back with him and rub out and repair various minor dings and one larger skid mark from trying to re-locate the bridge. He stopped short of saying a flat "no" but told me he liked the way the mando looked and it was obviously loved and used which is why he made it. I know pristine, unplayed instruments are worth more money but I would rather have one that was well played in and sounding great albeit a few dings. Having said that I will add I've been freaked out at how some of our mando-heros have trashed their historic instruments with poor technique!
    Billy Packard
    Gilchrist A3, 1993
    Stiver Fern, 1990
    Weber Fern, 2007
    Gibson F4 Hybrid #1, D. Harvey 2009
    Gibson 1923 A2
    Numerous wonderful guitars

  4. #29
    Certified! Bernie Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    8,321
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: )McClung arm rest - really disappointed

    Quote Originally Posted by bigskygirl View Post
    Seems to me something kept on your mando for "years" could leave a mark...

    I don't think it's right to call out the McClung for something he warns about and is pretty well known...$0.02
    Agreed! All brands of arm rests that clamp on could do the same thing.

    I've used McClung arm rests for years never had a problem even if it did end up leaving a mark it would be under the arm rest -- it's kind of like a scuff under base of the bridge. Do I care?
    Bernie
    ____
    Due to current budgetary restrictions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off -- sorry about the inconvenience.

  5. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    16
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: )McClung arm rest - really disappointed

    Was going to town on my mandolin for days, and then found a mark on my wrist. Don't believe it can be removed, but perhaps I can sandblast it out. Meanwhile, installed a McClung and it's much more comfortable to play. Meanwhile, my wife hasn't seen that dent on my wrist ... maybe I can hide it so she won't have a fit. ;-)

  6. The following members say thank you to DiegoInSeneca for this post:


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •