I´d like to get a "report" from all of you sitting out there with an old, but hopefully fine working Kalamazoo. What are your setups like?
Please tell what kind of bridge/saddle you use, whether you use heavy or light strings, what nut-material you find to be the best, etc. Whatever good experience you had with the setup (and bad) I´d be glad if you´d share it with me.
I live in Denmark, and bought a Kalamazoo KM21 1337 on ebay, since quality bluegrass mandolines over here are hard to get by. The thing is that I am also lefthanded, and needed a full conversion, which was professionally taken care of by a very good friend of mine, Jim Bevins of Ticonderoga, who is not only a top class person but also a great mando-picker, AND about to open a music store! (Root root! Don´t forget to support Jim!)
I really like to dig into the mysteries of the mandolin, and wonder if anyone out there has one or two good advices how to turn a good sounding (now lefty) Kalamazoo into a mere banjokiller?
Thanks! (and thanks to you Jim, should you read this)