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Offline albeham

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« on: September 15, 2010, 08:00:27 PM »
Hello All I just picked up a M-7S 2298. With a Bond Bridge and it has not been played for years.

Well. I put on new strings and I guess I just tuned the G to much.. The little loop in the tail piece, while playing let go, I guess it was a G flat.

But anyways. I need to replace it.

Where do i get one and how do you replace it?

Also I am wondering if a wood bridge  would sound better or worse ? Any one anyone?

AL
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 08:19:06 PM »
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Mandolin_tailpieces/Gibson_Style_Mandolin_Tailpiece.html?tab=Pictures#details


Is this what your talking about?
If so it very easy to replace, just take old off and put new on. most fit and holes on most line up the same.
Good luck
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:21:38 PM »
Also a pic would be great, these fixes are pretty easy.
show us a pic of what broken and I'm sure we can help you out.
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 08:14:21 AM »
Yes to both of you. I'll look for one today. I ran the G string to another one with a D string still sounds good, not like my F-hole I have.

 

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 12:19:18 PM »
Its fixed and plays great. I thinking about trade/selling off the M7S for a F-hole.

   Any idea what something like this could go for?

AL
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 02:19:06 PM »
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Any idea what something like this could go for?
 


What did you pay for it?
Not much info on this mando.
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 09:49:07 AM »
I was told 650 back in 82 when it was made. I did seen one on line going for 1200.00
soild spruce, etc. i have a pamplet on it at home.
I like the sound you get from it, but i am looking in getting a f-hole, f style for grass.
I would like to trade it.
The wife is holding the money. so.... New strings tail and bridge.
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 02:52:00 PM »
Cool, have you tried the mandocafe..they have a section where you can sell and trade  mandos.
But, to be honest for some reason they look down at the washburn brand. I guess if its not a Gibson it not good.
Good luck bro.
Magoo
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010, 08:18:05 AM »
I once was told by a good friend of mine it’s a name, but how’s the sound, does it play good.
I feel this plays great. It’s all in the ear of the listener.
   I hang there; I just have not posted it yet. The darker rich tones are cool.
I feel that, too many feel if they get a Gibson they will play like that guy does. You know the one that’s been playing for years since he was 8 yrs old. I play the music, not the name.
A quality mandolin, like anything you do does help. I just don’t have a bunch of $$.
Thanks friend.  Hear you later.
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2010, 10:13:42 AM »
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I once was told by a good friend of mine it’s a name, but how’s the sound, does it play good


This is so true, I tell this to all my young students..and their parents love this.

Funny thing is I go  to a session every weekend where people pro and armatures alike sit and play around the table..there are guys and gal there with Gibson's and the likes but damn I can play much better then 99.99% of the people there and for badness I bring a no name made for me by a local luthier and it a bit rough around the edges but it how you play it i guess.
Cheers
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 02:08:46 PM »
Yep

Keep up the good works.

thanks
AL