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    Re: Top and back graduations

    I haven't seen the Griffith Loar plans in person so I cannot comment on those. From detailed photos of that one I see that the top either has undergone quite a deformation or the arch was carver a...
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    Re: Buzzing Single Open E String

    Hig fret would most likely cause both strings buzz (unless funky bend is involved at the fret ends). I would check nut slot first. Either entirely too deep or has ramp down towards board which causes...
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    I don't understand the "nose section" term...?
    What is tinny sound? Does it mean shrill high notes and lack of crispy solid bass? If so, that means your top is likely too stiff. With good piece of...
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    Sure the shape of arch and it's flow is one of the most important things. From my experience the beginning builders seem to suffer in both getting correct smooth arching shape and good graduations...
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    Re: Gibson mandolin face repair needed.

    If the top is toast then Randy Wood is your man. He's got tons of experience in replacing tops like this and folks talk about his quality work and good pricing...
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    Re: Quick French Polishing Question

    two possibilities:
    - reshape your pad to thin longish shape that can reach under the extension or fold longer piece of cloth few times so you get long pad that you can hold by it's ends and polish...
  7. Thread: A-String Buzz

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    Re: A-String Buzz

    I see few contradicting opinions in several posts above that may confuse you in searching for source of your buzzes. Experienced luthier (or even some better players with some tech knowledge) might...
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    Re: James or Allen tailpieces-anyone use these?

    I prefer traditional stamped for my builds (tradidtion and I like lighter mandolins) but I think James is really thoughtful piece of engineering and works great.
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    If that means you plan to follow Stew-Mac drawings' thicknesses I would add that those are a bit out-dated by now. You can find a lot of reliable newer measurements and general graduations of Loars...
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    I made mandolin out of SM kit years ago. I remember the plates were left quite thick machined more or less to uniform thickness of 5mm except the back towards neck that had more meat.
    I would...
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    Re: Wrinkling purfling

    Is it delaminating? Are you heating it enough? In some tight bends it is easier to bend strips alone and laminate right on the instrument.
    Please post pics...
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    Re: A Review of SchneiderMusik - Caution

    These are moral decisions of the companies. The law says something (same/similar laws apply in whole EU) but the companies sometimes count pennies over trust of customers not realizing how fast and...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I cannot access the rest of the article but I see many potential flaws that make it worthless....
    First, you just cannot reliably compare different wood (old versus new) if your sample sizes are not...
  14. Re: Newly carved Guitar shaped Octave Mandolin top Buzzing

    Is the top attached to rim or free? As previous posters suggested you may have loose centerjoint or tiny crack at perimeter that is not visible. You can try flexing the plate edges slightly to see if...
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    Re: Truss rod angle and depth

    If you compare the two x-rays you can see how much further up the headstock the TR nut is on Gibson (thanks to curved shape of rod) than on Collings. The Gibson headstock is definately stronger...
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    Re: Truss rod angle and depth

    The whole deal is a bit more complicated by the fact that woods stiffness is different in compression and tension (though I found some conflicting numbers)

    Generally the neck behaves kida like T...
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    Re: Light bulb test of top plate

    Nice one! How does it sound?
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    Re: Truss rod angle and depth

    I agree with above. I posted about this in one of many previous threads on MC. Typical Loar rod was curved (that is also visible in the original patent granted to McHugh...
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    I reread the OP and he asked about instruction...
    There are always frets.com and I would suggest looking for violin repair vids for cracks but you have to forget the comfort of having the plate off...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    They are everywhere in the spruce wood, but they are best visible when you cut exactly along them (e.g. radial direction from core of tree towards bark) few degrees off and you see nothing. On...
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    I'm huge proponent of HHG for wood joints of musical instruments (over Titebond and such) but in some cases there are other choices that are similarly effective.
    There are many varieties of CA and...
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    I would bring it to competent mandolin repairman and prefer regular hot hide glue for repair, I don't think you can get as good penetration with Titebond unless it is diluted (e.g. weakened).
    Good...
  23. Thread: "Powerful/Loud!"

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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    Some of the posts above confuse directionality with projection. Even the loudest mandolins will be heard less from behind the back than from front.
    If the instrument has no volume to start with it...
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    Guitar top would cave-in badly with too low humidity (because the top is shrinking more across than the bracing along its grain) and ultimately crack. rehumidifying would put the top back into flat...
  25. Thread: "Powerful/Loud!"

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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    Latest researches ov violin "projection" revealed that violins that project well are also loud under ear. If I remember correctly there were no violins that felt quiet but projected well. IMO, among...
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