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    Re: External jacks on resos?

    Sorry Charlie, I read resonator and thought guitar. I think that would work on a reso mandolin. They usually use a mandola chin rest clamp and it should go out that far. Haven't played a reso...
  2. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    I talked to the owner of our local music store a couple days ago. He said if you call him he will put merchandise on the back porch for you, leave a check and no one has to go without strings. GHS...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    While I miss playing out, I miss playing with friends more. We have jams and square dances here regularly. The thing I miss most is we play for a friend, a musician, who was in an automobile accident...
  4. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    Great music, even without a mandolin.:)
  5. Thread: Simple setup ?

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    Re: Simple setup ?

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and I will email you a copy for free (free to all mandolincafe members).
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Way to go, that was a good buy, good decision. I am sure you will be pleased. Plus it's not tempting the rest of us any more.
  7. Re: Need to find value for 1920’s? Vega Little Wonder mandolin ba

    Haven't been keeping track of prices on these, but this is a nice example with an original case. Big plus. when you string it I like to use two sets of tenor banjo strings. Mandolin strings are too...
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    Re: External jacks on resos?

    A lot of reso's have a screw in end pin. It can be located there. If it is metal and has ff holes Another option is to make a plastic washer (pick guard material) and use the circle of the f hole...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    My first good mandolin was a 40's Gibson A. Served me well for several years. Most have mahogany back and sides and have a different sound than maple. Mine was above average, but they very. While in...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I have definitely heard my mandolin change over time. Others have heard it too so it's not just me thinking or wishing. I am sure you will get both sides of this story.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    I don't remember, not unusual for me, your price range but this seem like a great deal to me. Hand made and decent price.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152471#152471
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    Re: E string constantly breaking

    Another question--- where is it breaking, nut, tuner peg, or bridge. You may have a sharp spot on any of these.
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    Re: E string constantly breaking

    I always make sure to have 4 wraps around the post for plain strings.
  14. Thread: RIP Kenny Rogers

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    Re: RIP Kenny Rogers

    I remember listening to that on my AM radio back in the day. Didn't remember it was Kenny tho. RIP
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    If you have enough volume another way to increase bass is to turn down mids and highs. Usually an impedance mismatch robs the bass.
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    Re: String not ringing out

    Can you look closely and see the difference between the two A strings above the first fret. Raise your saddle a little and see if it goes away. Look closely also at the slot itself, if the string is...
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    Re: In Tuneness and Buzz

    You may have a few frets lifting slightly. A short straight edge to rock across 3 frets at a time will tell you. They can be tapped back down.
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    Re: Hypothetical Wierd Question ?

    A touring pro, I made it playable a couple times, but then he dropped a mic on it. I told him it's time for a new mandolin. Ended up buying one of mine as he had a gig that night. Was his partner's...
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    Re: Hypothetical Wierd Question ?

    Here's one with ff holes and a kind of oval hole, didn't change the sound at all.

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    Re: A new prototype mandolin

    Great looking, you may be able to incorporate a strap button into the screw for the neck so it is not noticeable. I don't mind the screw, and don't usually like strap buttons there. In this case it...
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    Re: If You Are Able…

    Nice post NursingDaBlues.We are all in this together, stay well everyone.
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    I have found that if you use mandolin strings on these you are using too heavy of a string. I use two sets of tenor banjo strings. G.-28. Look at any 5 string banjo and you will not see a string...
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    Try going from the G10 to the board without the EQ and especially without the tone bone. The input of the tone bone is 10M, it is designed for a piezo. The Myers is 2.2k it will go nicely into the...
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    Re: NMD 1989 Flatiron Performer A

    Take your jack out and twist it to twist the wire so it won't hit the top. I have had success with this several times and usually do it when I install a pickup.
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    Re: Attention Silverangel owners

    I too am 69, and need low action. I can play hard with no buzzing. A good fret level is important to get a low action.
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