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    Re: John Cohen 1932-2019

    Was just mentioning John and NLCR on our radio show last week. Sad to hear he is gone. We seem to be losing too many these days.
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    I am not sure lubricating it is a good idea, you don't want the wood to swell more and make the nail tighter.
  3. Thread: eBay sales tax

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    Re: eBay sales tax

    The new law may decide who should collect sales tax. I am talking about USE tax. If you don't pay sales tax you are supposed to pay use tax, which is at the same rate. You send it in at the end of...
  4. Re: How do you test the qualities you're looking for in a Mandoli

    There is the fact that a mandolin sounds different out front, but if you play by yourself then how you hear it is the only thing that matters.
  5. Thread: eBay sales tax

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    Re: eBay sales tax

    By law if you get something from out of state and don't pay sales tax you are supposed to pay use tax (which is the same) and submit it with your tax return. Few people do it and it has not been...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Great setup, low action, normal 11-41 strings. Easy to play, great tone, Best of Both Worlds. Why would you settle for less. Ease of playing can be had with a good setup, I refuse to compromise on...
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    If you still use the Schlertler pickup on your mandolin, from your other post, the Baggs pickup won't work well at all. You may want to get a K&K to use with the Baggs. I am sure you will be happy...
  8. Thread: DYN-M Preamp

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    Re: DYN-M Preamp

    The DYN-M is not a piezo type pickup and will not work with those type of preamps. The input impedance is way different. You would need a a Schertler preamp preferably, or something that would be...
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    Re: Cracked banjo headstock

    I would rub in HHG with my fingers while trying to open the crack as much as possible. A banjo doesn't have much tension, If it doesn't get in very far the glue will at least keep it clean so, if it...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    I would have it setup so it plays well and enjoy it.
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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    I agree, it also makes it easier to reglue should/when it breaks again.
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    A proper setup will make it louder, if it is richer you will notice it more too. Have you checked the relief? Mandolins are finicky and need a good setup to sound their best.
  13. Thread: Cracked Bridge

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    Re: Cracked Bridge

    Fitting the new saddle by clamping to the old one will get you close, but fit it to the top of the mandolin properly before using it.
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    I think the reason the GHS pure nickel come in heavier wound strings is the lesser tension. Not sure, I was in the initial prototyping and trial and several of us ask to make the wound strings...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Tone, Tone, Tone. I find playability can be adjusted, tone is most important for me. I find when changing string gauges the intonation has to be reset or you are not doing a fair comparison,...
  16. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    Just thought of another reason I like playing without it. I like the way low notes tickle my belly from the back vibrating.
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    Re: Seam separation repair on Loar era F-4

    You mean the Waverly's I bought for this are too much!
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    Re: should I humidify old strad-o-lin mandolin?

    Humidity can also harm an instrument, so don't keep too much moisture in the case. Stability is important. My humidity here is 65-75%, and some gigs it goes into the 90's. Nothing I can do about it,...
  19. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    While I am not using mine now, they have their purpose. Playing a in an airconditioned room the guard keeps the mandolin off your warm stomach, and lets the cool air circulate around the mandolin...
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    Re: Big Muddy has fret buzz?

    For something that has a flat top and non adjustable bridge I will use a piece of maple vernier for a shim. I don't glue it in, but use it in the winter when it is drier and take it out in summer...
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    Re: Is there "ideal" neck relief?

    Like Andrew I like a slight relief, but I don't measure. I fret at the first and 12th and if I can notice a slight movement of the string around the 6-7th fret that is all I want. I will say my...
  22. Thread: Cracked Bridge

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    Re: Cracked Bridge

    It won't hold to try and glue it, but you could change just the saddle. You may have to do some work on hole alignment, but you might not have to, depends. As John says you can put a shim under the...
  23. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    Used one for years, but haven't in a couple years now. I feel it helps you hear better, but out front makes no difference. I can hear my mandolin plenty good without, even in a jam so i quit using...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Before I sold it to a friend who needed a mandolin I would take a mandolin that was louder, but not as rich sounding, to a jam. I found that in a jam you won't hear the quality of sound anyway so who...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    When I got my mandolin I have had folks say my mandolin was nice except for the G string. I agreed, it had not been played and drove me nuts for a while. After a lot of playing the G string came to...
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