In Mike Compton's last Co-mando chat, he mentions that he sets his mandolin strings up at 5/64" at the 12th fret. If this on the treble side or the bass? Or is this an average height?
He also mentions "Having the bridge fitted at a very slight lean backwards (about 85%-88% to the top) seems to have the effect of driving the top more, as it does on fiddles." By backwards, does he mean toward the tailpiece - which I'm sure he does.
Any other tips on setting-up a mandolin? Compton considers 5/64 to be medium height, what would be high or low?