Search:

Type: Posts; User: peter.coombe

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    17
    Views
    817

    Re: Tuner for tap tuning

    Tap tuning is a waste of time? Yes well it is if you don't put an enormous amount of time and effort into doing the measurements so you have a database of measurements you can refer to, and read up...
  2. Replies
    48
    Views
    11,827

    Re: Mandola Hard Cases

    I used to use Presto cases for mandola cases, but they have closed down. Since then I have searched high and low for a mandola case, but no luck. So I have had to bite the bullet and increase...
  3. Replies
    4
    Views
    668

    Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Latest mods are now on the web site down the bottom of the page under addendum.

    http://petercoombe.com/publications/jaamim11.htm
  4. Replies
    4
    Views
    668

    Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Glad it work out for you. Now I really should update my web site with the latest mods.
  5. Replies
    32
    Views
    8,170

    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    I suspect they have stopped supplying individual cases. I ordered a mandolin case in June, but they refunded my money and said they were not intending to make any mandolin cases for quite some time,...
  6. Re: D'Addario EFT76 Flat Tops for mandola

    I use the EFT76 strings on all my mandolas, and they work well on short scale (21") OMs as well. I like them.
  7. Thread: Wood ID

    by peter.coombe
    Replies
    19
    Views
    1,163

    Re: Wood ID

    Honduran mahogany, Brazilian mahogany and Cuban mahogany are listed on Appendix II of CITES. You can use the wood and export it, but you can only export it with no paperwork if the wood is...
  8. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,416

    Re: CITES Question

    The USA is the worst country to send to in my experience, even though there is a free trade agreement in place between the USA and Australia. Added to that is a paperwork nightmare in my own country...
  9. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,416

    Re: CITES Question

    There should not be any CITES issues. However, there may be other issues. if the mandolin has a declared value of over $2000 US, then the receiver will need to fill out and lodge a Lacey Act form. ...
  10. Re: What did you goof up when building your first mandolin?

    What did I goof up? Just about everything! It ended up like James', in the fire.
  11. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,767

    Re: Luthier Websites - Browsing preferences?

    I used a template to re-build a new responsive web site around 2 years ago. Was a lot of work because I have a lot of pictures and all the pictures needed to be sized to fit the template. I chose a...
  12. Replies
    22
    Views
    3,005

    Re: Seeking Octave Mandolin Plans and Advice

    I was thinking exactly the same thing.
  13. Thread: New OM

    by peter.coombe
    Replies
    4
    Views
    794

    Re: New OM

    King Billy Pine is similar to Cedar or Redwood, although it does sound different, and many would say better. I do prefer it over Cedar or Redwood. Tasmanian Blackwood is closely related to Koa, and...
  14. Thread: New OM

    by peter.coombe
    Replies
    4
    Views
    794

    New OM

    Here is my latest OM. Made as a custom order, and is now in the hands of the happy customer. I am a very happy luthier, it turned out way better than expected, and more will be made in the future. ...
  15. Replies
    22
    Views
    3,005

    Re: Seeking Octave Mandolin Plans and Advice

    Here is a picture of the OM I mentioned in the 3rd post. Now finished and with the new owner. Is a good example of how nothing is set in stone with OM's, you can do whatever you like. Asymmetrical...
  16. Replies
    64
    Views
    6,011

    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    Mine are always cased, and they get looked after. Always wiped down after playing if the weather or the session or gig environment is hot. I know how much work goes into each one, especially the...
  17. Replies
    5
    Views
    745

    Re: Case options for flat top

    I have been through this before. It is difficult to find a case that fits properly, most of the Chinese made cases are too big. What fits is the TKL 7851 and the TKL Vectra. Although the Vectra is...
  18. Replies
    81
    Views
    25,143

    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    Mmm. Have just sniffed all my cases and they all smell to a greater or lesser extent. The relatively new TKL case smells the most, and the smell is the same as Cedar Creek cases. No surprises...
  19. Replies
    81
    Views
    25,143

    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    Yep Cedar Creek and TKL cases smell when new. When I get one I open it up and leave it open for a week or two. Presto cases also used to smell, much worse. They got the same treatment. The smell...
  20. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,026

    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    It is not vulcanized rubber. That description has been doing the rounds for a while but is not correct. It is vulcanized fiber which is cellulose fiber that has undergone some sort of chemical...
  21. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,458

    Re: Atypical top wood?

    Apart from the usual Spruce species, Cedar and Redwood, I have tried King Billy Pine from Tasmania which sounds as good or better than any Spruce, Celery Top Pine from Tasmania which gives a more...
  22. Thread: Moon Wood

    by peter.coombe
    Replies
    67
    Views
    6,485

    Re: Moon Wood

    Yep, King Billy Pine grows in Tasmania and can make exceptionally nice sounding mandolins and violins. Unfortunately it was logged unsustainably for almost 200 years and is now very difficult to...
  23. Thread: Moon Wood

    by peter.coombe
    Replies
    67
    Views
    6,485

    Re: Moon Wood

    As one who received a sample of this wood around 20 years ago when they first started up and was impressed, and purchased more, I tend to ignore the marketing rubbish. That stuff came later, and is...
  24. Thread: Moon Wood

    by peter.coombe
    Replies
    67
    Views
    6,485

    Re: Moon Wood

    In the case of "moon" wood, they ARE doing it very well. Whether it is due to the moon or the trees or the processing or the climate or whatever really is irrelevant. It is superb quality European...
  25. Replies
    54
    Views
    5,432

    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Agreed. I have just looked at one of my originals and the cover is domed, not just curved. That does tend to suggest that it was stamped. I have showed it to some other silversmiths and they all...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4