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  1. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    I only get more than a wrap when I mess up. I do a locking wrap wih the strong pulled up a bit and the hole for the tuner at an able from about 7-1 on one side and 11-5 on the other. I think it has...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Getting bit off topic, when I was a kid I was happy to have one of something. I didn't want or need more. Baseball cards and such excluded of course. Instruments, other items people tend to get gas...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Funny, I remember the first mandolin I saw was in an old Gene or Roy movie. One of the cow hands was strumming on it.
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    I just be the odd guy out my first was back in the very early 2000s. I don't remember exactly when. I bought a Vega bowl back from Jim Garber here. A few years later I ordered a Oval A from Old Wave....
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    Re: Finish Issues

    I’m on my phone but in the last pic I see what looks like glue along the binging but when I blow up the pic there are a few tiny lighter spots kind of in the darker area is that what you mean @Hogo?...
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    Re: Finish Issues

    I lo e ray fleck and think it looks very cool! You guys are amazing with your knowledge!
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    Re: My latest build: An orpharion

    How they heck is that thing tuned! Love the look!
  8. Re: Dry Tone what is it and what defines it?

    I think or Dry as a strong fundamental with some fo the overtones that give ti depth, I perceive wet as a diminished fundaments with stronger overtone, I perceive woody as strong fundamental with...
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a builder to me?

    My instrument is an OldWave. An A style oval hole sounds amazing. I don’t know if he is still building but suspect he might be. Another worth checking out.
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I have long since learned that any question I ask here is going to generate replies that although may be helpful are just over my head so I always take what I can from them and revisit them again...
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    Re: Standing issues

    I don’t generally use a strap and practice standing without it when I do I noticed my arm rides lower on the mandolin. Almost straight across the tailpiece if not a little lower sometimes. I don’t...
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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    I think one of the biggest things I did like I mentioned above was tremolo. But I played with doing it slowly and trying to manipulate the pick while playing without stopping. I learned more from...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Sorry. I have just played mostly melody and a few chords but now want to learn some so I was on this website. https://simplymandolin.com/moveable-mandolin-chords/
    scrolling down I was messing with...
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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    I wooodshedded tremolo with a variety of picks until I got better at luck holding and manipulation. Now I use Bluechip because they stay in place better for me. But any pick can work well. I’m no...
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    Re: Pine, what a tone

    As the OP I’ll third the Happy Birthday! December babies have to stick together!
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    Re: Cloth for varnish

    In the end it was all about surface prep and slow even applications being patient to polish each layer as needed. It is a bit different with wood, surface prep is different etc but the build process...
  17. Re: Baroque guitar and renaissance vihuela, my two latest builds

    I love the sound of the Barogue guitar but When I read the title of this thread my old tired eyes thought it said, aroque guitar and renaissance vihuela, my two last builds! the literal first thing...
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    Re: Picking over the fretboard?

    I don't know about harp sounds but I find that practicing over the fret board has helped me get rid of the sewing machine action in my right hand, well maybe not get rid of but improve!
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    Re: Oval Hole Picking Technique

    Make sure the instrument top is not rotated up too much. I actually intentionally keep mine vertical to a bit down so I am not tempted to watch the fret board constantly. Too much rotation up could...
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    Re: Old Woodworking Machines

    I really dislike this thread. Every time I see it I catch myself searching Craigslist and such looking for old equipment up here. When I finally slip and buy an old machine and get it I’m telling her...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I look at it this way. If you have the ability to sing, hum, whistle, arm pit fart, I don't care, in tune and it helps you learn the tune then by all means do so. If you don't then find something...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Morin Khuur is a horse head fiddle and I think it is Mongolian. Reminds me of something the Hu would play. Very cool Jo!
    https://youtu.be/jM8dCGIm6yc
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    Re: I found this…..

    Custom inlay, charge a bit more.
  24. Re: New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Sounds great to me!
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Hahaha I'm stealing that one when the time arrives!
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