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  1. Thread: Cedar Hill

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    Re: Cedar Hill

    I'm not sure what the question is; you can switch from tab to notation in Tabledit by pressing the M(mode) in the bottom right corner of the Tabledit screen. I think it defaults to tab, one click on...
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    Re: Today the Music Died

    I just got way ahead of myself. Thanks for not remembering what I said.

    benny
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    In my inexpert opinion, Todd's(aka Buck) post is entirely plausible. The tail block, kerfing and rib on the treble side separated from the back without leaving any attached wood suggesting a weaker...
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    Re: Odd Ebay Mandolin Picture

    Lilliputians
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    One of those rare occasions, when the mystery is actually solved. Thanks for including the evidence.

    benny
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    Re: Set Up on an Ibanez MS-10

    TBH, I don't usually measure relief, but since you asked: action at the first fret(above), G string at the 12th .075", relief(at 7th) .005"
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    Re: Set Up on an Ibanez MS-10

    While you're waiting: here's Frank Ford's page on setting action at the nut. My mandolin is approx .011" G string and .006" E string at the first fret. I'm using medium Daddios. So... your action...
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    Re: TablEdit Pick-up Measure

    Thanks Tom for getting to the right question. You can also go to edit > edit measures and change the entry box to "from 1: to 1" and hitting insert.
    benny
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    Re: TablEdit Pick-up Measure

    It's in "Reading List" under Midi tab. For instance, if your tune is 16 bars (plus intro bar, and repeat,) the first line in reading list would read 1 - 17, and the second line would read 2 - 17. ...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    I'm no expert, Missy, but the double dots on the 13th fret is irregular. Still, looks like worth $50.

    benny
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    Re: Finger plane question

    dunwellguitar FingerPlanes
  12. Thread: Torrified wood

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    Re: Torrified wood

    Haven't done any of this myself, but it's been talked about at MCafe for a few years. Hogo suggests in _this thread_ that it can be done at home. He also talks about some of the differences between...
  13. Thread: Mandolin Kits

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    Re: Mandolin Kits

    No personal experience with Cafe member Buckhorn, but he posts regularly and represents that makes parts and kits for both A and F styles.
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    Re: Left hand fingering display in TablEdit

    Took a quick look Rickker. I could make it work per attached 173311.
    Maybe that helps.
    benny
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    Re: Lefty mandolin converted to right?

    There are some symmetrical saddles out there, so that they have the same compensation when reversed, but (I think) most aren't. On most mandolins, the E strings should be closest to the nut, and the...
  16. Re: Experimental mandola with internal horn, neutral tension brid

    A link to the mandolin above.
  17. Thread: FAQs

    by bennyb
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    Re: FAQs

    In the header link bar look for "guidelines" directly below "forum"; scroll thru to find faqs.
    hope that helps

    benny
  18. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    If you've got a thickness gauge, you could check the thickness at various locations. I would expect a pressed top to be relatively uniform thickness; however, I don't have reference for that - just...
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    Re: Bridge modification

    Yes, but.... Remember that you can go too far. And you have to cut(or preferably, file) twice as much in the saddle as the improvement you want to see at the 12th fret. You also want the slots only...
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    Re: Bowl Back mandolin saddle.

    Lmii sells a bone saddle that's 5/64ths(around .080"). Yours looks thinner. If so, Tavy's approach is the way to go.
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    Re: Whats wrong with my mandolin?

    I went over to Amazon, looks like the mandolin in question is a Hola!. From the pics there and from the OP's pics, I'm guessing the bridge saddle is symmetrical, that is, flipped 180, you'll get the...
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    Re: Lady of the Lake

    There's a right and a left side to the above attachment.
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Here's one (of many) threads over at luthiers forum on use of supersoft(the preferred brand, currently). It aids in bending.

    benny
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    Re: Folkmandolin website

    7:19 on the west coast US: Every page loads for me, some pages faster than others. I don't have a particularly fast connection, also I'm using Firefox on a linux box.

    benny
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    Re: Guitar Center Lefty Mandola

    Here's what I get: 168815
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