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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    Actually that is a great point. I would never lift by the pickguard myself.....but somebody else just might (likely the same guy with the exposed zipper!). I will be adding another small chunk of...
  2. Re: Getting started with tenor, looking at an electric tenor

    One of the things you will want to watch is the scale length. Mandola and tenor guitar standard tunings are the same CGDA but the scale lengths can run from 16" to about 24". You will want to find...
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    I mounted mine with a single pin (brad with a cut off head) and a small pad of closed cell foam at the other end. Used a dab of E6000 in the drilled hole. If you use two pins you have to be pretty...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    Still doesn't say what it is definitively (just because it is black). So it is not Casein...or PEEK. It may be some grade of PEI. Not that I really care that much.......but I'd like to have some...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    It looks like they only come in 1.5mm.....thick even for me. What is the material Casein or PEEK or other? I still have a bunch of the old clear Ultra Plecs that I still favor....after the sharp...
  6. Thread: Bridge Saddle Sag?

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    Re: Bridge Saddle Sag?

    Bone is some nasty smelling stuff to work with............and it sticks to you. Ish. Never again.
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    So you are saying what they are made of depends on if the clown ate hot dogs, chorizo or SPAM...........
  8. Thread: Griffith Loar

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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Don't know if this has been posted before but this seems like an appropriate place.....

    https://girouardmandolins.wordpress.com/the-griffith-project/
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    I tried that.......nope. Two different animals with the right hand.

    But, that lead me to finger style on four strings. Which lead to going strictly to four strings (converted mando, mandola,...
  10. Thread: Ugliest F-4 ever?

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    Re: Ugliest F-4 ever?

    Looking at the back....the birdseye looks nice. But when you look close at some of the scratches and the areas around the sides where the finish is gone something doesn't look right. Might well be...
  11. Thread: Ugliest F-4 ever?

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    Re: Ugliest F-4 ever?

    I have a fondness for weird "stuff" like that. The term that always comes to mind is "It is so bad...... that it is good!".
  12. Thread: Sixties Music

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    Re: Sixties Music

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5MsYS9M3_A
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    I had the exact same spot give me issues a few years back. What worked for me to correct it was to concentrate on not gripping so tightly.....and rolling the heel of my hand just slightly towards...
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    Re: Anybody know this tune?

    Thanks very much guys! Is appreciated! I actually think I have that LP stashed in the stack.

    Just sent me down a long Tut Taylor rabbit hole. The onto old Newgrass Revival. Some great stuff. ...
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    Anybody know this tune?

    I came across it on an old compilation cassette while out for walkies. I should know what it is and who did it but it is escaping me. I tried using the google music search after struggling to get...
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    Re: Weird nut on Planet tuners

    Martin,

    I'd likely go after it with a snap ring pliers............but if you have never even owned a socket set at this point in life I would not go there. And would definitely not modify a fork....
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    Thanks for all the replies folks. I'll continue working on the existing thickness picks and just assume it is going to take a bit more practice.

    I appreciate the input.
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    Seems that the pick sampler has fallen down a rabbit hole.....and there were a bunch of folks ahead of me if I wanted to wait. Anybody know the status?
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    Will PM you later today with pics.
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    How are your Jessens holding up for you? I had TJ make that four string dola that I mentioned custom for me. Deep body, violin overlay top and back.
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    That is the problem....I used to use the old Crystal UltraPlecs in the 351 shape in 1.5mm (still have a bunch of them). Then went to the Papas 1.3mm. They both worked fantastic with eight strings. ...
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    Picks....a different angle.

    Some (convoluted) background. I got away from playing guitar when I started up with mandolin about 15-20 years ago. I do not play bluegrass but do enjoy some fiddle tunes.
    The music tastes are...
  23. Thread: Luthier Needed

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    Re: Luthier Needed

    Anybody at St Paul Guitar Repair will be able to help you. Kevin Schwab still does repairs there and has done all of my work for the last few years. Ron and Michelle are excellent also. They used...
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    Re: Case Hygrometer Thermometer needed

    I can stick mine to my forehead with the magnet now...................
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    Re: Case Hygrometer Thermometer needed

    Caliber IV seems to be the standard. Can be used for both.
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