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    Re: its only a Dollar..

    dblepost
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    Re: its only a Dollar..

    It's not a Gibson. So many wrong details. And Ping tuners?
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    Re: A request of builders

    On the other hand.... bad fretwork makes it really easy to make customers happy!
    I hope I'm not one of the builders being talked at here, I'd like to think not. I have a policy that any mandolin a...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    I just dropped in a set of Rubners to replace the Ping tuners on an Eastman octave mandolin. Perfect fit, I didn't swap out the bushings because I know the Eastmans are pressed in pretty tight and...
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    What was going on on May 25, 2019?
  6. Re: Measuring the top/back through soundhole.

    I've used all of the usual varnishes on very similar mandolins (lacquer, french polish over shellac, french polish over oil varnish, poly, modern waterborne varnish) and have not been able to see any...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    Those are called "medullary rays". They are rays which are arranged like spokes of a wheel in the tree, and are important to transfer water and nutrients between inner and outer areas of the trunk....
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    Re: But it said it was a Gibson!

    #playauthentic
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Hercules is what you want. I had many instruments on the wall, using Hercules wall mounts during an earthquake. My 1931 Duolian, not on a Hercules, fell on me while I was sleeping and woke me up. All...
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    Re: Plexi for templates

    Unfortunately, a laser would be very dangerous to use handheld. The laser is invisible, and just like a flashlight bounces all over the room off of any shiny surface, the laser bounces all over the...
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    Re: Plexi for templates

    Two words....

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    Zer

    More seriously, here's what you should do:
    Make an MDF template. Then tape your acrylic to the MDF. Then flush trim the acrylic to the MDF.
  12. Re: Measuring the top/back through soundhole.

    The real selling point of the Mag-IC probe is that you don't have to separate the magnet every time you take a reading.
  13. Re: Measuring the top/back through soundhole.

    Not exactly. It lets you click on a photograph and note the last measured value. But taking the photograph, and syncing up the location on the instrument with the measured location on the instrument,...
  14. Re: Classically Trained, wanting to expand

    I was a Suzuki kid. Not one of the good ones, though I had great teachers... learning to improvise was very difficult, but has helped my overall musicianship immensely.
    Anyone who's a really good...
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    The longer the scale length, the more help you need. A violin is a short scale, and you can't really see the markers that well anyway, so you might as well learn how to play in tune. By the time you...
  16. Re: Classically Trained, wanting to expand

    +1 to Jim's suggestions, especially Irish/Celtic. It's quite challenging enough and has some really interesting melodies and progressions, almost baroque in many ways. I think old Johann Sebastian...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-style-for-guitar?category=A%20Style%20Mandolin%20Machines
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    I've said this a lot. Most people's response is to say... "Oh yeah, cool. Of course you mean, EXCEPT for Waverly's?"

    Nope, not what I meant.
  19. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    You can use a clothes iron on the fretboard to remove it without scorching. Might want to put a couple slightly damp paper towels between the iron and the frets for steam and to protect the iron....
  20. Re: Five String Electric Octave Mandolin Project

    Pretty impressive to do a multi-scale as your second build! I like the design. Kinda "SG meets mandolin" thing.
  21. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    John Lawlor, arguably the best living tenor guitarist (or for sure the best living jazz tenor guitarist) plays a six-string tenor guitar.
    Work out the string gauges to match, between the four...
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    Re: basic recording setup

    After getting everything set up, I record a metronome for a few bars. Then in another track, I clap in time to the metronome. Then I zoom in and figure out how many ms the latency offset is. Then I...
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    Re: basic recording setup

    I don't know, I started with a USB mic and Audacity, and ended up with an AudioBox USB interface, Reaper, and some basic condenser mics. It's good enough that I've never felt the need to upgrade. My...
  24. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    To visualize Phil's point, it is not feasible for it to be a cone... the geometry gets really awkward. Instead we draw it so the it's like a cone, but with one edge of the circles aligned instead of...
  25. Re: Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    Clarinda is awesome!
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