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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Well Jim, the regular 4 string `bird is looking promising....can`t wait to crank it up - all three pickups are coil tapped with individual push/pull pots and a 5 position Strat switch......I`m...
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    Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Sorry if this contravenes the rules........just want to get our work out there .... For a few years as regulars are aware, I`ve made emandos and pickups but of late, have had to retire due to...
  3. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    Hopefully you have now had a reply Mandrian.....If not maybe your settings are wonky........and sad to say, this also applies to my `pooter when customers purchase pickups from my website and I`m not...
  4. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

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    Clive`s first project to see how it goes..... but I`m afraid he has a bit of a Les Paulish fixation ;) ...... build updates on his Facebook page ...
  5. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    [QUOTE=Daniel Nestlerode;1729172]https://www.facebook.com/pg/belvoirguitars/
    https://www.belvoirguitars.co.uk/

    Pete Malinson of Almuse, who may reply on his own behalf, has given his gear to the...
  6. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    I agree about shielding....... If the coil is easily removable from the cover, lining the cover with copper snail tape and soldering a tag to the output ground wire will make a heck of a difference....
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    Re: Ashbury AM 240

    I`d guess it would need a bit of work.....
    Since there are no adjustable saddles, finding the right string gauges for proper intonation could be fun.
    Also, with a lipstick pickup so close to the...
  8. Re: Going Electric - what do I need to know?

    Wrong....a common misconception. There are quite a few types of stainless steel, the two main types being Ferritic and Austenitic. Ferritic works, Austenitic doesn`t (which is why string makers use...
  9. Re: Going Electric - what do I need to know?

    Ahhh....the old weak E problem.........someone mentioned my pickups further up the thread so I`ll leave it there.
    Re. strings, to get a decent break angle and adjustability with those compensated...
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    Re: Home made pickup

    These work wonderfully and run off a 9v battery.....just make sure you counterbalance the trigger magnet otherwise you`ll have a lot of wobbliness ;) ...
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    Re: Home made pickup

    Might seem crazy but if you`re dipping your toe in the water, those ready made winders are really expensive..... I built a winder using a model aeroplane rubber winder ...
  12. Re: Still at it....Occasionally..... The "White Budgie"

    Central bar like a 335, hollow at the sides. Wanted to make sure it didn`t feed back - Mickety`s band are NOISY :)
  13. Still at it....Occasionally..... The "White Budgie"

    Thought you might find this amusing.....I finished this a while back and the owner jogged my memory having posted some stuff of his band at Glastonbury festival....This was a really fun build - he...
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    Re: New Mandocaster by Clearwater

    OK....It`s arrived and generally, it`s pretty much useless.....I bought it for research figuring that once people started buying them, they`d be tempted to do a few modifications but after examining...
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    Re: What's this?

    Can`t say I`ve gone as big as a Mandocello yet.......but who knows?.....maybe one day :)
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    New 4 String....Still at it too!

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    A "Leftie" mini Jaguar with Johnny Marr Jag circuitry (bass cut, treble cut and 4 position pickup selector).
    Maple/rosewood neck, poplar body and hardware from 2mm brass plate.
    ...
  17. One of my babies in action - Rarefolk

    A clever mix of Celtic, Jazz and Disco.....I really like this bunch :disbelief:
    https://youtu.be/J7peTDZFQ8k
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    Re: Mandobird pickup upgrades

    My personal favourite for the Mandobird (and I`ve tried `em all obviously ;)

    https://youtu.be/lgk9j1JPmZI
    ...Vacancy for a good demonstrator!
  19. Re: UK players looking for a mandocaster

    The bridge is the same as that on current Eastwoods, Revelations, some Harley Bentons and probably other clones too.....
    12.7mm mean saddle spacing but the same neck as the older ones so the 1st and...
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    Mandobird Madness

    Thought this might be of interest.......
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    Basically, I was handed a Mandobird with the instruction "Do what you like"......so I did :whistling:
    Pickup covers are 0.5mm nickel silver hammered...
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Tips and Tricks

    Here`s a nice clip of a 4 string....very delicate..... and Nazareno is kind enough to list his gear at the end of the clip ...

    https://youtu.be/SUzgyA5oV1s
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    Re: Fretless electric mandolin

    After seeing this video clip of a Vigier, a fretless experiment is definitely on my to do list......when time allows.

    https://youtu.be/ZjEGtUXGWa0
    I would guess that the guitar is influenced by...
  23. Re: Brazilian electric mandolin,bahian, guitarra on Ebay

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    Loads of different colours/options.....and a 5 pole humbucker!
    NFI.
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    My first whammy!

    I thought this might be of interest....My first attempt at a scratchbuilt vibrato .. 130159
    I`ve been a fan of Johnny Marr for years so when I saw Fender were making a signature Jaguar, I couldn`t...
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    Re: Nava e mando; just completed

    Just a thought Gary, if you`re sending magnetic and piezo independently to a stereo output, a DP On/On/On (6 terminal) mini toggle switch should do the job......
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