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    Re: Problem E strings

    I am going to try to put some 12's on the E strings. That may help.
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    Re: Problem E strings

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    Re: Problem E strings

    I'll check out the Red Henry bridges. Thanks.
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    Re: Problem E strings

    Top style, wood type and source, and graduations
    A style, AAA Red Spruce from Smith Creek mandolins , graduated as close as I could to the Loar F5 graduations
    Top Recurve details
    A...
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    Problem E strings

    I am wondering if there is anything I can do to my 2nd A style build that will improve weak sounding E strings. I have great sustain, nice deep base and good tone on the other 3 courses. But the E...
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    I recently acquired a Carvalho octave mandolin. I have scoured the internet for online lessons for the octave and have found only a couple that are specific to the instrument. Does anyone know of...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    Three more to check out:
    Bailey straps - Beautiful braided straps and comfortable, very well made
    Sully's straps - made of harness leather and very well made
    Long Hollow Leather straps - soft
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    So glad the cats are going to be okay. I wouldn't ever have cat grass in my house because every cat I ever had in my life barfed shortly after eating grass. Not interested in the clean up, even if...
  9. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    That's what I did.... added a new flavor of mandolin. I have an awesome MT2 with an Italian Spruce top and wide nut but started thinking about a new sound. I got an APC/Carvalho octave and I'm...
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    Re: Ashbury Rathlin vs hora and ACP

    I did a lot of research on this forum before I bought my APC/Carvalho. I purchased from Moloney Music in Galway. He was super to work with on everything. The price came in at $618 shipped to the...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    Even though positioning in a different way might help most people, there are a few of us out there who it won't help. If there is significant arthritis in the thumb joint, then positioning won't help...
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    Re: 40mm Arm Rest Barrels

    I agree that International Violin is responsive to questions. I have made 2 arm rests using viola chinrest clamps. Works great for most mandolins.
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    Re: Wide Nut Mandolin

    I have small hands and I play a Collings MT2 with a wide nut. For me the biggest adjustment was the soft V neck profile. It didnt take long to get used to it. But going from a 1-1/8 to the 1-3/16 was...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Does TI make any strings for an octave with a 22" scale? I know they make mandola strings but haven't seen any octaves listed.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    What are the string gauges on the mittels?
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    Re: Just an observation

    Well, the nice thing about that is if you is if you miss it and want something later, it will come back around.
  17. Re: Carlo Aonzo's The Migrating Mandolin - I Viaggi del Mandolino

    Fascinating history and wonderful music! Thanks for posting this video.
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    Re: Finishing question

    I used Tru Oil and blond shellac and got a lovely light honey color. I think if I were to do it again, I'd do garnet or amber shellac first as a sealer and then Tru Oil. I think it would give me the...
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Another try

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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    Update:
    I received the Carvalho 308 with solid cedar top and laminated ovangkol back and sides. Perfect packing. No damage whatsoever from Galway, Ireland to the mountains of North Carolina. It...
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    Re: sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    I've done it, but frankly the better answer is Monster Grips. I don't know why I waited so long to get them. It's the answer to my problem of twisting, loose picks. You can get them at Amazon
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My journey has been short:

    Kentucky KM505
    Collings MT2 Italian Spruce, wide nut, cream top (a keeper)
    Build #1 from a Saga kit, given to my son
    Build #2 Griffith Loar A style (a keeper)...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    We stay in the NC for the summer. I take up half of our large bedroom closet storing my guitar and mandolin, with one more mandolin plus an octave mandolin to be added in the next few weeks. I guess...
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    Re: APC/Carvahlo or Trinity College Octave?

    I did more research and ended up purchasing a model 308 cedar topped, ovangkol back and sides (laminated) Carvalho octave mandolin/mandola from Moloney Musical Instruments in Galway, Ireland. I...
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