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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    I've been Ok with the fake look common stuff folks like Fender use, that nitrocellulose? #346 Wankel triangle ..

    X Heavy you buy by the half gross, (=1 blue chip) heavy by the dozen ..
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    Re: bridge question?

    Original parts still .

    On either side of A2, I have an 'A' with a full contact bridge (top piece, aluminum).
    And an A4 with a 2 footed bridge, all ebony .

    So.. you pick , your choice ..
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    Its all quite subjective .. Nickel and Monel both contain nickel. and other elements..
    Bronze alloying agents vary..

    But winter is long and now we will shelter in place a lot, so its something...
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    My '22 A4 paddle head seemed to be @ the introduction of the Truss rod .. Nickel plated brass TRC probably done to Highlight that..
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    H scale is a reasonable reach (.4M )
  6. Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    People have offered back up options for the not relying on the tapered end button ..

    (& your strap hole issue) like tying a loop of boot lace leather around the tail piece,

    and adding...
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    Re: Martin AK2 string recommendation

    Vernier Caliper can measure to nearest thousandth .. now digital ones do the job for less.. to know what the string thickness is..
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Guess you are not a wanting to buy Mine , it's release time in the catch & of life..
  9. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    National guitars is making them now .. https://www.nationalguitars.com/
    https://www.nationalguitars.com/scheerhorn-maple Square/round & lefty are listed neck options..


    their RM1 Mandolin...
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    Re: Martin AK2 string recommendation

    agree 10-36, probably bronze wound .. I am not string brand focused..
  11. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    There have been custom woven fabrics blending carbon and flax fibers * , and as Peter Mix used a Kevlar-nylon carbon mixed fiber the nylon could be colored..
    * Belgian high end bicycle company...
  12. Thread: Fret Size

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    Re: Fret Size

    Had a re fret on m y '22 A, they offered a choice so I went with the 'like they used to use' width..
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    Working with the voices in my head .. ..

    Music in my head came out by whistling and humming, then the head tunes ..
    took me a while.. getting my fingers up to the task..

    :whistling: this was in the cretaceous era, before the...
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    Just the way the loops on the plain strings are formed, by Newtone, is why Gibson tailpieces have the 4 extra hooks, (12 in total)..
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    Whatever I said all the other times.. :popcorn:
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    Re: Should I buy a Charango?

    The Armadillo shell backed ones will be hard to come by in Australia..
    ...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Mine a Lebeda gets little playing even before Covid caused the places to shut town..
  18. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    Maybe a flat top .. the headstock back & neck mold can be routed out with a virtual CAD pattern ,
    then cut on a CNC Milling machine .. into the backing for the negative mold ..
    ...
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    Nickel wound Newtone Medium 10~37 ..

    I've only replaced the 10 & 13.. the wound ones, 24 & 37. have been fine for many years..
    nickel alloys don't go dead from corrosion so soon . unlike...
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    Re: String heights above the pickups?

    2 things in Physics working against the high pitched E string not making a strong signal..

    low mass & the vibrating string wave form is not moving very far up & down..

    My solution .. CGDA...
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    Semi confusing the A4, A5, F4, F5 numbers issue..

    Non Gibson Builders mix it up with necks and bridge locations of 5's, but an Oval sound hole of a 4//
    Gibson made (& Jethro Burns owned) an oval hole 2 point with an F5 neck ..
    12th fret...
  22. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    I'm OK with my Mix A5 *.. the pattern making for the F, I'm told, better understood the way the dimensions of the finished piece cam out of the mold..

    Taking advantage of the weather...
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    Re: Snakehead vs. Paddlehead

    Paddle heads* sound fine & cost less than the snakeheads, *(I own 2 from '22)

    Basically, [agree] because (generic) you drove up the price of snakeheads, bidding against each other..



    ~o)~o)
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    Re: Eastman case replacement

    How about an Eastman Fiberglass case ... I bought a used one years ago & I like it ,
    the new ones look to fit F4 and 5, + of course, both A 4&5.

    pay them what they charge or go without......
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Not an F or an Eh? I like My Hodson D'jangolin .. http://www.emando.com/builders_inactive/Hodson.htm ..
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