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    Nov-28-2019, 6:59am
    An unconventional 3rd option. A 5/32" hole drilled through the heel with a bootlace threaded through it. I've done this with 4 of my mandolins now...
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    Nov-28-2019, 6:44am
    Yes, that is considered standard size for guitars and LOTS of builders/luthiers install it in mandos. I have it in two of mine and I love it. Very...
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    Nov-16-2019, 8:21am
    Whoa! Is this your new Collings? If this is the new mandolin you were so pleased with not long ago, then it's probably just in need of a tune up to...
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    Nov-09-2019, 8:25am
    Rob Roy replied to a thread Eastman tuners in Equipment
    Grover 309s are wonderful, smooth machines and very reasonably priced. I'd replace the machines on your 315 since you like everything else about it....
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    Nov-09-2019, 7:46am
    With only 5 builds under my belt I can tell you that my instinct that thinner tops would sound better was wrong. For your second build, you may want...
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    Nov-09-2019, 6:58am
    Br1ck, I've experience the same scenario on my mandolins. I can dial in nice low action but the E string sounds pinched and has less volume, raising...
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