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  1. Re: Easy small modification to Eastman 305 fretboard extension

    Congrats to you all!
    I just cannot keep one thing for myself.... I see that some of you sanded or removed wood dangerously close to the last fret. Be prepared that the guy refretting it in the...
  2. Re: Finding a strap with holes the right size for my mando.

    I made all my straps out of whatever soft scrap leather I had and never punched a hole. I used razor and scored T shaped cuts with the long foot in direction of strap towards player shoulders. The...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Nice case! Someone like this company could take over production of Collings cases...
  4. Thread: Binding router

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    Re: Binding router

    It can be used and DOn McRostie shows it on the videos but one had to be aware of power of the tool. I made my own extension for similar tool and it worked for me as well.
    Some folks expected it to...
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    The broken original is certainly brass if you zoom in you can see the golden cast at the break. Very likely the britteness due to stamping process is reason why it broke.
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    Re: Halsey mandolin, fiddle and bow

    You won't find mandolins that are built closer to Loar specs than Bills, ANYWHERE! I believe he even replicated the old odd thread on trussrod. He made all the metal hardware to match era specs. He...
  7. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    SHipping can be costly these days, the latest two mandolins I shipped by Fedex were 294EUR (I believe) shipped (both) in one custom plywood/styrofoam shipping box I make (75x73x17cm total size)....
  8. Re: Suggestions for the Solution of Limited Options Problem

    I believe Kentucky KM-150 (correct me if I'm wrong) has been suggested as very good starter mandolin for good money and likely it will be available through many online retailers (possibly in Turkey...
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    Re: Halsey mandolin, fiddle and bow

    What you are looking at is French polish over oil varnish which is what many believe was used on Loars. The finish ages into such texture/patina. You can see it on many Loars that were not...
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    That tailpiece looks like thin brass sheet. Prucha tailpieces are stainless steel base and covers are plated brass. They are much stronger.
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    I know one such guy. One tune and e/a strings go black. Amazing!
    I'm the lucky one and my sweat doesn't seem to do anything bad to strings. All I can hear/see is the change due to tension and...
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    I just refretted my mandolin. I wanted to make new nut and some other adjustments to bridge, so I decided to put back the old strings (I'm certain they are j-74s) so I won't have to loosen new...
  13. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    All the hearsay above is ... true :-)
    I was surprised to stumble upon this thread (I don't remembere I ever visited this classifieds/ebay subforum) but the title "rarest of the rare" as the last...
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    Re: Kentucky km-180 spare parts

    You could ask Saga music if they have them, they will probably supply whole tailpiece. For the bushing you could ask around some music shops or instrument repairpesons if they have one (or a set) in...
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    Re: Cool Covid Online Jam of Bluegrass Musicians

    I used to playe with four of them in bands years ago and they're getting better and better.
    There is more in the works, the bass player contacted me about recording a mandolin track for the next...
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    Cool Covid Online Jam of Bluegrass Musicians

    watch the violin player :-)

    https://youtu.be/9x7FcehLbfs


    https://youtu.be/9x7FcehLbfs
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    Re: Could a broken truss rod cause a buzz?

    On old Gibson with curved truss rod buzz is much less likely than on straight rod. There were cases when the inner nut inside the heel was loose and slowly fell off the rod, but in such case the...
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    Re: Buzz on Open D Strings

    Yes. Use just tiny drop and move the button on the shaft a bit so the glue penetrates the gap and press it in and leave to dry for few minutes.
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Just one generalnote about FP shellac or spirit varnishes....
    The way how you apply the finish determines the final look. French polish is traditionally applied just with a pad and repeatedsessions...
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    Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    The violin is most likely lower end Markneukirchen area product of early 20th century sold in dozens to dealers all around the world. If it is servicable without need for repairs it may be worth...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    I wouldn't hurry with that. Spirit varnishes inclusding FP do dry quickly to touch and use at the beginning but the final curing may take few weeks or more and during that phase the finish shrinks...
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    You should have it examined by good player and take your KM as well. In many cases the low end Kentucky or similar have the tubby plywood tone that skews beginners image of how mandolin should sound....
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    I wouldn't go for epoxy if the fit of the parts after cleaning is reasonable but rather hot hide glue and good clamping to prevent slipping and provide good alignment. That alone would likely be good...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    I wonder too... What's the problem? The work on the mandolin appers nice and clean. There are some pores visible in the wood but that is normal (even with other finish types) and many makers don't...
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    Re: Can a Luthier fix this?

    Good luthier can glue it back with no visible glue line (if it is clean untampered break) but the satin finish will still show a hairline crack. Gloss finish would be easier to repair by filling and...
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