Nice.. as always!
Type: Posts; User: Richard Moore
Nice.. as always!
I've fitted and used a PUTW on a mandolin before (and on other instruments) but it was the internal PUTW #27 model fitted internally to an endpin jack used with the PUTW jack preamp (PUTW pickups do...
I've just restored an old East German plywood mandolin that had some delamination and used a Titebond type glue. Worked very well. With the old inch-thick lacquer removed and refinished with some...
Sligo, West of Ireland
Nice work and design!
I would have though the back/sides are too thick and heavy to make much of a difference but stand to be corrected by someone who has compared them. For me it would be more aesthetic and I personally...
Same here... I did some tweaking at the nut and bridge on mine and likewise improved the action from the original.
Exactly so... a proper steampunk instrument in other words! ;)
If I have to take all the strings off a mandolin for some repair or setup reason (I always change strings one at a time) then I mark the bridge position with masking tape, just as Tommando and Ivan...
A good action and setup will make the most difference I think but why not start with the lighter J62s and perhaps work up to the heavier gauge as the calluses re-develop on your fingertips?
As someone on the lookout for an affordable A oval as well, like Ron I've also noticed something of a hike in the prices of late.
I used it for years and it certainly does help. I believe it contains lanolin. These days I've moved to using another product, DR StringLife, which I find better still.
I play several hundred tunes at least having played ITM for around 45 years. Many I know the names of, many I'm sure I used to but, approaching my dotage, have now forgotten and some I have no clue...
Ultex (mostly), Kasho celluloids and a TS pick (that I've had for decades) for some pieces.
I've never made a complete instrument and therefore wouldn't claim to be a luthier or anything near one but I did an instrument-making course over 30 years ago and have been repairing, restoring and...
I've never played a Bovier but the Gallatins I've tried have been excellent. I would go for the Gallatin but you should choose what's best for you taking into account sound (primarily), build and...
Aha! (brain approaches something resembling sentience!).
Hope you're still enjoying it!
I, at least, do angle my slots to get the proper bearing points for the strings and to aid correct intonation.
Like Bertram I think my OM, which currently has a full contact bridge, might benefit from a footed one so I'm going to make one with a replaceable compensated bone saddle to try out. I'll be...
I use a razor saw followed by a fine round needle fine to get the right slot profile.
Thank you for posting these wonderful pieces David... I'm off right now to try them on my mandolin and OM!
Yes... that's how I bought the Hathway I had too... very good and helpful.
Fine choice and lovely of your Mum... enjoy it!
grandomando and dagger,
With regard to the scale length, the shorter scale is probably better for melody playing. I have rather large hands though and the Buchanan felt a little cramped for me...