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    Re: String width at the bridge

    My Herb Taylor has 47mm spacing at the bridge (44mm fretboard width at 12th fret, same as Graham's).
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    Yes, Andrew explained it better than I did! :)
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    Re: tenor guitar strings for GDAE tunning

    I used the following with good results on a 60s Harmony and a Blueridge BR40T (but they are pretty solidly built factory guitars - YMMV):

    E4 .013" PL == 21.82#
    A3 .020" PB == 21.04#
    D3 ...
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    IIRC the Gotoh 12 string courses are spaced at 10mm, but the coursed on my Mandobird VIII were 12.5mm (I increased that to 13mm since there was room on the bridgeplate and neck to go 1.5mm wider...
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    Won't the string spacing be wonky if you just use the center four saddles on that bridge plate? I recently used Gotoh 12 string saddles to convert my Mandobird VIII's bridge and had to move the...
  6. Thread: 8 string Uke

    by zoukboy
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    Re: 8 string Uke

    It's baritone. I have one and for the price it's a great little instrument.
  7. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Just wanted to add that the bridge upgrade GREATLY improved the tone and sustain as each pair of strings sits on a double saddle that rests on the bridge baseplate. The stock bridge had a pot metal...
  8. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Update:

    String ferrules installed on the back and instrument strung up with D'Addario .010pl .015pl .024nw .036nw. Bridge works very well. Wider 42mm string spacing from stock 40mm (necessitated...
  9. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    So, update on what I've come up with for the MandoBird VIII:

    I got a Gotoh 12 string bridge and pulled 4 of the double saddles. Drilled four 1/8" holes in the back of the stock Epi bridge for the...
  10. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Thanks, Andrew! This Mandobird has the one piece saddle with screws at each end for length and set screws for height. I prefer having individually adjustable saddles if I can get them.
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    Re: Octave pairings?

    FYI: the Rickenbacker configuration for octave pairs is based on using flatwounds, not roundwounds, so the higher pitched string is a bit brighter comparatively.
  12. Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    I'm looking for a replacement bridge for an Epiphone MandoBird VIII. Since Moongazer is out of business and Andrew Jerman no longer has any drop-in replacements, I am looking to see what might be...
  13. Re: Yet Another “What Strings Do Yiu Use?” Thread !!!

    Who made your GBOM? Is it an archtop or flattop?

    Your current gauges are running these approximate tensions:

    E4 329.63 Hz 20.5" 0.0130"ø PL 0.00003744 lb/in 17.70 lb
    E4 329.63...
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    Re: My Octave Mandolin Tab for MacArthur Road

    Original key for this tune is E major and the first phrase is a little different: 187734 (Also, it's composed by Dave Richardson of The Boys of the Lough.)
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Adding my 2 cents here: it's helpful in a comparative since, especially when playing a wide range of these on an equally-tempered Western instrument (or the approximation of that on our fretted...
  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Makes me happy that the only corporate instruments I own (and I own quite a few instruments) are Fender and Godin.
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    What sblock said above... Fender did not protect its copyrights to the Telecaster and Stratocaster designs and so lost the right to do so. Rickenbacker, on the other hand, has done their due...
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    Re: Capo problem/question

    I use the Planet Waves Tri-Action. Moves easily while playing and is adjustable.

    http://daddario.com/pwProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=4115&productid=612
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    Re: Shubb Capo Issues

    Or just pull the rubber sleeve off and straighten the steel core in a vise. Works like a charm. Also make sure your fretboard really is flat before you do.
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    Here's some of the best:

    https://www.you
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy3LMXJ7bdE&t=30stube.com/watch?v=wy3LMXJ7bdE&t=30s
  21. Re: OM string difference between a 23.5" scale and a 21.5" scale

    Online string tension calculator is your friend ;-)

    http://www.bangzero.org/stringtension/
  22. Thread: Reel picking

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    Re: Reel picking

    I always suggest practicing ornaments separate from tunes in exercises. My favorite is doing triplets in scales in thirds.
  23. Re: Post a photo of your 70s-early 80s Sobell, Abnett, etc.

    Wow! That is a beauty.
  24. Re: Post a photo of your 70s-early 80s Sobell, Abnett, etc.

    Is that a 10 string mando? mandola?
  25. Re: Post a photo of your 70s-early 80s Sobell, Abnett, etc.

    Bing! We have a winner! :-)
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