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  1. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    Move your thumb up toward the fingerboard and let the mandolin neck rest in the crook of your thumb, you are using more of a guitar approach. I have both C shape and V shape and either is comfortable...
  2. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    What is the best brand of mandolin to buy?


    :popcorn:
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    Re: Strap for a Martin Style C

    +1 I do this also, it is more comfortable out of the way.
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    It might be easier for you to simply memorize something short that you like that will let you play on all the strings. Or make something up. It will be easier than carrying music and stands to the...
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    That is a common problem with amps too. Send jacks that are switched that aren't used. I always recommend plugging/out a jack at least a dozen times periodically.
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    I have one and love it, but it doesn't have rebverb, which the OP wants.
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    You might try cleaning the jack and anything that is a plug. Oxidation will stop the small signal from going thru and seeing it was wet and you are in Florida I would clean all contact places. Don't...
  8. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    Sherry, you might like a Martin mandolin. The neck is small and the scale length is shorter, so stretches are easier. They make them up into the 70's if I remember and after some time in the 30's...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    I used a violin micro tuner for my banjo and put it on the dowel stick. Works great and is out of sight. Open back banjo of course.
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    Bluf Country Gathering Virtual Concert

    I should have posted this for the first concerts, but didn't think of it.

    Bluff Country Gathering is a great little festival in southern Minnesota in May. It has not happened since the craziness...
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    Way to go Sue. Wish I had one to do and show you the technique I was talking about. Looks good and should last a long time.
  12. Thread: Mandolin stands

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    Re: Mandolin stands

    I have that same stand, but in the guitar version. It still works well with the mando and even tho I only use it if I am at someplace like an opera house, I like the larger foot print for stability....
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    If you are going to wrap paracord go under each wrap and pull tight. It will lock each wrap and make a very nice spiral around the handle when you are done.
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    Re: Mike Compton and David Long

    Not sure what's going on here, but the other day I got a call from a friend and when I answered she started crying and said "you're alive". Seems the word had been circulating among a few friends...
  15. Re: Loose “traditional style” tailpiece cover

    I usually bend one or both to make it fit well yet come off easily. Take your time and bend only slightly until it is where you want it.
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    Yes you would remove the D ring by bending it, it can be squeezed back shut easy enough. Somewhere on here someone was selling new handles that were made to recreate these old handles. The para cord...
  17. Thread: Truss rods

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    Re: Truss rods

    A few years ago a customer brought in a guitar with a broken truss rod, I took the fingerboard off and removed the truss rod. I wanted a duplicate for ease of reassembly, but couldn't find one. I...
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    Re: speaking of Conch shells

    They found a very old Conch shell that they have just figured out was a musical instrument for rituals. I heard that today so I am hoping that is what the link was.
  19. Re: K&K internal twin installation on new Eastman MD505 CC

    I would use tape and put it on the top to see where it sounds best first. Gluing it in is more permanent and won't let you down if you gig. I glued tape the the transducer, glued tape to the tape,...
  20. Thread: Neck relief

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    Re: Neck relief

    My mandolins are quite loud and can always be heard in a jam, no matter how many are playing. I have extremely low action. I don't think high action is necessary for volume at all.
  21. Thread: Neck relief

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    Re: Neck relief

    Frets can lift so before you level them make sure they are seated correctly and don't move.
  22. Thread: Gluing in frets?

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    Re: Gluing in frets?

    Loose frets will cause buzzing. Seeing that you can lift one I would glue them in. Cold hide glue is a good glue for this, but you could wick CA in. I like to clamp the frets if wicking CA for a...
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    Re: Collectiing the dust from exotic woods

    I do like John and use lighter dust, Mahogany for Rosewood. Whatever you use seems to darken.
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    Re: Collectiing the dust from exotic woods

    I will usually make dust for filling by using a file so I am only getting the dust of the wood and no sandpaper particles. The finer the file the slower it goes, but the finer the dust. II usually...
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    The tuning keys can be replaced and the frets leveled to stop the buzz. What counts is do you like the sound, the rest is set up and upgrade. The tuners may need a lube, or replacement. If you like...
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