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  1. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I use a diamond sharping steel, maybe 3X8" for flattening frets and for initial sharping of chisels and plane blades. Nothing like getting a tool that can multitask and spend less.
  2. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    It's been tough with no gigs and I am thankful for the few small jams lately. First 6 weeks I cut wood every day. I burn wood for heat and have not ever had so much as now. Between gigs and other...
  3. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I bought the SM fret puller/cutter, many years ago when it first came out. It chipped on the cutting surface and was useless so I make a few sets of my own that have lasted for decades. I don't use...
  4. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I make my own fret pulling pliers, but I cut the fret with a side cutter, it is hardened and designed to cut. I simply cut the tang and bend the fret and it snaps right off. Since I will cut or file...
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    Re: Mandolin setup - rob meldrum

    You can shim your old nut, don't need a new one. If you can get it off a piece of paper under the nut is usually enough to raise it so it works. After a refret you may need a different shim, but for...
  6. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I use the small fret puller I made. Simply hold the tang by it and bend the curve working across the fret. I do one at a time. It's simple and as rcc56 says you don't need special tools.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Style A4

    You might put them for sale on the classifieds here. Much safer than ebay and most folk know what the instruments are. You don't need a "flashy" description, just describe what you have with a...
  8. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    We've been getting together at a couple local farmers markets. Keep the jam small and play for ourselves. sound carries outside well so the venders and shoppers like it. We are outside and stay apart...
  9. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I have a board from the bench to the floor where I hammer in the frets to stabilize the bench.
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    Re: Dampit tube humidifier

    I don't think it is ruined, just a character mark, mine has lots of them.
  11. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    For me I may not like the sunburst on your particular instrument, but I don't care at all for a black top. Easy peasy.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Thanks Bob, my trapdoor has a fyberskin head on it and was wondering why it would have to be skin.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I am not sure why you have to use skin, Elderly has a variety of sizes for banjos, and will order a specific size if you need it. Since you have the skin ordered when you get it you will have to soak...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Same shape, but different engraving. oops upside down.

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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    The tailpiece on my trapdoor is also not flat on top, but curved. It goes over the pot in a rounded shape then flattens out lower. If that makes any sense.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I have a Gibson trapdoor tenor with the same tailpiece cover as pictured above.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I use two sets of tenor banjo strings on my banjo mandolin. Still plenty loud, but not so harsh. Also much less tension, it is a banjo after all. The G string is only a 28 wound. That is the biggest...
  18. Re: Mandolin Orange live streamed performance yesterday

    Definitely and A2, sounds good too.
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    Old strings feel like they have more tension than new ones of the same gauge.
  20. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    Not as fancy as the Delta Queen or the Mississippi Queen, but a sweet little boat.
  21. Thread: Old vs New Oval

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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I have a '22 A2, truss rod, and the playability is as good as any of my newer f hole mandolins. If setup right any mandolin can play well and old Gibson's are no different.
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    I agree, a friendly jam is helpful to new players. If someone doesn't like two finger chords they are not very friendly. We all started with two fingered chords.
    I will, on some tunes, play the...
  23. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    Yes, many times. Loved that boat. The engine man was on there when John Hartford was getting his pilot license aboard the Julia Bell. She was the last of the true paddle wheel boat plying the...
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    Re: String Buzz Octave Mandoline

    I have found the truss rod to be the source of the buzz when playing certain notes. It was loose in the channel and I had to remove a fret around the 6th or 7th fret and put silicone in a hole...
  25. Re: Will installing K&K pickup in a Weber Sage #1 OM decrease val

    There are a lot of expensive instruments with pickups installed. If you are buying one and want a pickup it should have no difference, and may be a plus. If you are buying a collector instrument it...
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