Re: Neck angle question
The neck angle does influence the volume -- there have been many discussion strings on this topic in the past -- doing a search should get you a lot of information.
reverhar: This neck angle, I guess, causes the bridge to be set high. In other words, I have to run the wheels of the bridge up pretty high to get the action at a reasonable playing level. How does this affect tone or would it matter?
Also there are many experts and builders here who might comment on your issue but you should give them some idea of what height of action you consider reasonable -- also what kind of a mandolin are we talking about -- is there any top sag at all -- what gauge strings are you using? etc?
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