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    Re: dents in the neck

    I would avoid drop filling with lacquer as it's going to shrink down over time requiring lots of fill and sanding sessions. Also, takes a long time to cure before you can sand and buff.
    I would...
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    Re: dents in the neck

    You can very carefully steam the dents out using a damp cloth and a soldering iron. Lay the cloth over the dent and lightly touch the iron to the dent, check to see progress, use a new place on the...
  3. Thread: Bracing f5's

    by sliebers
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    Re: Bracing f5's

    I put parallel, and then X braces into the same mandolin to compare. It's all in this thread;

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/138621-6-mandolins-in-2-days
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    by amowry
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    Re: Bracing f5's

    I'm not sure if Gilchrist uses X bracing much anymore. I've built a few F5s with X bracing, and the difference wasn't as pronounced as I would have expected (I probably wouldn't be able to tell that...
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    Re: Magnus Zetterlund

    Really nice guy. Plus I find his voice super relaxing.
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    Re: Is there "ideal" neck relief?

    It's a little early to get into this (waiting for relief to show up after all), but yes, relief can be added. The rod can be tightened to cause a very slight back bow, the frets can then be leveled,...
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