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Scotti Adams
Mar-08-2004, 8:42pm
...another thread got me thinking about this one...whats the tonal qualities of MOP compared to bone, Faux bone and all the others?...thanks!

Mar-08-2004, 9:17pm
I read somewhere that mother of peal produces a bright tone due to its density, also its beauty makes it a popular choice. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mar-08-2004, 10:33pm
I made myself a MOP nut once, and it looked great, but I had trouble with it chipping while filing the edges. You have to be more careful in filing and sanding. As it ended up, it had a little bit of a brighter tone, which was not what I was looking for, so I went back to bone.