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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    There is a whole Calton case face book group , FWIW..
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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    The Neotech strap has a Loop end and 2 leather tabs for buttons .. fitted with small plastic Fastex type connectors..






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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    when I stop playing & go home.
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    Re: Converting 8-stringed guitars to mando cellos

    I'd think Taylor might be able to chat with you and send it out with the swapped
    nut bridge & bridge pin locations already done for 4 x 2 strings.
    some use of the 12 string bridge pin...
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    Re: Buy without trying

    Otherwise you have to travel to where you can audition them in person..
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    I was using the drawstring cord out of a hoodie with a few knots on the ends, and a spring cord-adjuster,
    but moved the cord & such over to my Face mask these days..

    :whistling:

    A Neotech...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    A Work to the coffin life is unappealing... :disbelief:
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    GHS ? (back of the packet) 2 sets, A250 Light the E is a .010" the A240 its an .090" others proportionally thinner too

    Silk & steel [LS250] the E is still an .011" its the D& G that differ from...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    Doing a Recruitment so send in your CV..
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    Re: Help with case color

    2nd hand, I have a Green F Peg & Eastman A5, A White Calton all fiberglass ..

    & the Hodson Djangolin case is red metalflake (Vacuum molded Thermoplastic)..
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    A bit of Physics: Thinner strings reach the desired pitch @ lower tensions..
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    3 of us got together sunday ... sat the appropriate distance apart .. ;)
  13. Re: Do any companies make bowlback mandolins and banjolins anymor

    Generally Classic bowl back mandolin in a mandolin orchestra..you would be sitting in a chair ,
    with the written musical score on the music stand in front of you ..

    then there was Kenny Hall, A...
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    Re: Replacing Worm Over with Worm Under

    Personal experience Shaller's Previous main tuner line * for F multi length shaft tuners is cut in both worm and round gear directions..
    essentially right and left hand thread ,, (a set of bicycle...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    10 ~ 36 , lighter, I presume ... & set up low with a well set up fingerboard - fret leveled neck ..
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    Re: Sheet Music w/Lyrics and Chords

    Song books , have chords , for guitar of course, in them .. 3 staff lines: piano & vocals ..

    music stores had racks of them to go with popular recorded albums.
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    Re: .017 A string....whoa!

    Carbon Mix stays in tune nicely.. staying in tune was the issue, right?

    wood swells & shrinks with temperature & humidity changes..
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    Re: Ever seen a glass Mando?

    Sure its not Acrylic? like Plexiglas ?
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    Re: Fifths Tuning on Tenor Uke

    Dont be locked into the usual GDAE, CGDA. fwiw .. FCGD B F# C# G# etc.
    fingering same, names differing..

    Uke necks & bridges are surface glued on , so won't like higher tensions..



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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Already posted on Pg 1 & 2... n/m :redface:
  21. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    Martins Old ones have increased in resale values..

    SF bay area house prices,Northern California bubble; Dad bought in 47 $6K, sold at his death in 2000, for $200K

    looked at zillow, it's...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Another sharp edge binding reason here , rounded edge Mix A5 no problem ..
  23. Thread: Grommets

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    Re: Grommets

    and you don't lose it when a string breaks, which is common with the grommet..

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=14501&d=0
  24. Re: why are some chords for guitar not listed in chord books for

    Most chords are 3 tones, a 4th often the 7th.

    Tried this ? ... https://www.musictheory.net/ ..

    I took a basic theory class in community college in the early 70's..

    (the DOS era?)

    ~o)
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    Re: sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    Vibrating engraver on my thick picks..

    But generally I take my pick into the wash room,

    and wash it when I wash my hands.

    It works well ..:whistling:
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