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    Re: Picked up this nice Boeh mandolin

    Congrats! It sounds great!
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    Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Very nice! It has a lovely sound for sure.

    And the is quite a herd of instruments you have there!
  3. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    Hey Alan! What a great way to get encouraged! But not only do you have to do your part of committing to practice, you have to make sure to share how you are progressing in order to be held...
  4. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Glued the bridge on and strung it up yesterday. ... All done!

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    Its very resonant, dark and warm. Being used to Mando's it feels way too big, but I'm getting used to...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    To begin the season: Church band from this past Sunday


    https://youtu.be/WDqIFv6hyK4

    PS: I'm the bald one in the back playing the instrument that you can't hear :))
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    I've worked out intonation using a trick I saw online (clamping on a temporary tailpiece) and started finishing... excited to see how it turns out!

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    I'm surprised at how...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Was chatting with some coworkers recently about the new Disney Plus Starwars series called "The Mandolorian" and one of them just texted me this:

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  8. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    So I finished a little side project making a counter top for my in-laws and got back to the CTG (Classical Tenor Guitar) yesterday and so far I've:

    Leveled and crowned (& polishes) the frets
    Cut...
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    Re: Opinion on nickel vs. gold aesthetics

    My preference used to be Nickel, but on a whim I had Ken put Gold stuff on my Silverangel and now I'm leaning more that direction than Nickel. For the classical-tenor conversion I'm doing, I'm using...
  10. Thread: NMC, but WOW!

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    NMC, but WOW!

    Stumbled across this on YT and was duly impressed!


    https://youtu.be/KkJTmwHdOjo

    What an impressive performer
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    Re: A Pointless Repair

    Wow, I feel dumb!... I read through this thread and thought to myself "why is this repair pointless?... is it because it keeps breaking?" HA!... what a dummy.

    Well done repair on a likely...
  12. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks! Yes that's the plan. In fact I just received the strings I ordered from Just Strings.
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    Over the last few days, I have cut all the fret slots, shaped the fretboard, glued it down to the neck:

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    Last night I used a forstner bit and some scraps of Ebony to make the dot markers....
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    Sad news! I had a very brief interaction with Evelyn a couple years back when she bought my Flatiron 1N. She was super kind.
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    Got back earlier than usual from the Jam tonight and just had to finish up the headstock. Wiped it down with mineral spirits to get a look at what it would look like all finished ... I am pleased
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    Futz'd around with the headstock a lot this evening:

    First I cut the "bump" off to make it more Martin shaped;

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    Then worked up a nice veneer with more scrap Ambrosia Maple (very curly...
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    Last night I spent time with the Fret spacing calculator on the Stew Mac website and laid out the fret lines. Tonight I tested my my fret slotting saw and worked on filling in excess space in the...
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    Re: Maybe it's just me...but I like this

    I felt like that was a perfect speed for that tune. An outstandingly done old hymn.
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    Update:

    I've been pecking away at this a little bit here and there when I can and I've bought some tools and things needed to complete the project (Amazon):

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    Fret wire cutters
    Fret slot...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I don't name my mandolins, but I made a canoe in college and named it Bob... does that count?
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    So FYI; if you read through the this thread, you'll notice that back in the spring I determined to try out different strings to change the tone and I did by utilizing Flat Wound strings. Which I...
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I'm honestly very surprised, but it just took overnight for them to settle. Playing it today, it's sounding much better. The FT's were really nice, but maybe a little too dark (if that's possible),...
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    Re: 2019 Satin Silverangel A

    Beautiful, Ken! Continue to feel better!

    Still loving my Silverangel!
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    Just wanted to come back to this. I've had the Flat Wound strings (EFW74's) on the Jacobson since May and decided to give something different a try. I still have the Flat Tops (EFT74's) so I...
  25. Re: My New Picking Porch (limited mando content).

    Thanks Bob, the T&G is just the standard issue nominal 1x6 (3/4" x 5 1/2") V-groove stuff you can find at any big box home improvement place.
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