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    Re: Pelican Vault 730 as a Double Mandolin Case

    I can't comment on this particular case but I used Pelican Cases for delicate instrumentation in the field as a geologist for twenty five years and never had a problem. Great cases.
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    Re: Reducing chrome Grover F tuner shine.

    I have seen some articles on using of board etching solution to relic hardware. Perhaps a very light application would work. Personally I just let time do it's thing.
  3. Re: Another Mystery Bowlback (to test your patience)

    That looks nice. Good save. No idea on the ID but the staves look more like rosewood than mahogany in the pics.
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Former environmental scientist here. I doubt any chemical treatment is necessary. After cleaning it, dry everything out, put it out in the sun for a day or two. Bring it back inside and and monitor...
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup Advice

    The idea that the pole pieces need to sign up with the strings is a myth. The magnetic field is considerably bigger than the top of the pole piece.
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    I would add that a lot of violin music depends on the very long sustain you can get from using the bow. Mandolin has a much shorter sustain, though longer than violin pizzicato. There are techniques,...
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    Re: Swapping Taylor guitars pickup

    You should be able to check with Taylor if they are the same. I would be careful about swapping as a proper fit of the transducers and saddle are important. Also in my experience Taylor will siez on...
  8. Thread: Bowed neck issue

    by Nevin
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    Re: Bowed neck issue

    I agree. If the neck angle is right don't change it. In addition to the good advice given above. A thicker fret board can help too. Though it will change the feel of the neck.
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    One of my prouder moments as an upright bass player was being told they couldn't hear the banjo over the bass. BTW no amplification was used.
  10. Thread: Song Writers???

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    Re: Song Writers???

    For me lyrics, usually just a catchy line, start the process. After that the melody I start from singing the line keeps things going. I almost always sing as I write so they go together.
  11. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

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    Don't ask about basses and guitars.
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    Re: Omnidirectional Mic through bass amp

    Try it in rehearsal and see but I suspect the microphone impedence will be a poor match for the amp.
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    Re: Theo Kazourian 10 string Bandolim

    Lovely!
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    Re: A question about guitar bridge pins

    I agree with Dale. Bridge pin material has at most a negligible impact on sound. Proper fit of the pins and string installation is much more likely to remedy your problem.
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    Re: Stewmac Upgrade kits

    I disagree. It is just as easy to remove the parts from the Squire and sell them as it is with a mandolin. Maybe more so as there is a bigger market. Either way you are unlikely to break even if you...
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    Re: Gibson mandolin hope to find info

    The people here offering multiples of $5 are joking around because $5 is an incredible deal. If your friend is interested in selling he should get a real appraisal.
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    Re: Kluson split-shaft tuners for mandolin

    You should be able to buy individual tuners to complete a set. Be aware they probably are heavier than the existing tuners which could cause neck dive.
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    Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    I have two electric guitars and an electric bass on hangers I got from Sweetwater. They are mounted into studs. With a heavier instrument I would definitely recommend mounting on a studs with a...
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    Re: Metallic String Buzz

    If putting felt under the truss rod not makes the buzzing worse it sounds like the truss rod itself may be buzzing in the slot. Depending on how it is installed that could be an easy fix or a big...
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    Re: Intentionally Imperfect Tuning

    I tune in unison but the combination of my inexpensive mandolin intonation issues inherent in a fretted instrument, pick attack and less than perfect left hand technique tend to add some beats.
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    I agree with Sunburst's approach. I would not worry about the collector's value as it is already pretty much gone. That said, a well repaired neck will have more value than a replaced one.
  22. Thread: RetroFret visit

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    Re: RetroFret visit

    It is a nice store. I live about a twenty minute walk away. Its a good thing I am broke or I would be after a visit there.
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    Re: Smokey Smelling Mandolin Case

    If it is on the outside of the case a good cleaning should help. A friend had good luck on the inside by putting a cut up apple in a mesh bag for about a week.
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    Re: Incoming: 1965 Shiro

    I don't have any information either but am interested as I am a fan of APII's electrics and have heard nice things about the classical guitars.
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    Re: Microphone mute switch

    If you are not using phantom power, a simple A/B switch with one side not connected would work.
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